Dental Hygiene Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Dental Hygiene program at RCTC, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Manage the ethical, legal and regulatory issues related to the practice of dental hygiene.
  • Synthesize information in a critical, scientific and evidence-based manner.
  • Promote interdisciplinary collaboration to improve the oral and general health of the public.
  • Promote health and disease prevention activities for diverse populations.
  • Assessment: Collect comprehensive patient data to identify physical and oral health status.
  • Planning: Establish a dental hygiene care plan that reflects the realistic goals and treatment strategies to facilitate optimal oral health.
  • Implementation: Provide treatment that includes preventive and therapeutic procedures to facilitate the patient’s optimal oral health.
  • Evaluation: Evaluate the outcome of the preventive and therapeutic procedures related to the patient’s optimal oral health.