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Accreditation Information

The College of Southern Idaho’s Dental hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and has met the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.”

Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice

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Applicants and students should be aware of the Dental Hygiene Programs scope, sequence, and didactic and clinical schedule.

Program Competencies

ADEA Compendium of Curriculum Guidelines for Allied Dental Education Programs May 2015-2016

These guidelines are utilized in coursework developed by CSI Dental Hygiene Faculty. These guidelines reflect specific topic content. Faculty also configure the course work with strategies that include case studies, problem-based scenarios, computer simulations, community experiences, and collaborative work with dental professionals and other members of the health care teams.

Embedded throughout the curriculum are competencies and learning strategies like:

  • Problem-solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Health and Safety concepts
  • Regulatory controls
  • Health promotion
  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Cultural competence/inclusiveness
  • Interprofessional education
  • Evaluation of current scientific literature
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Health literacy

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