Culture and Dental Hygiene

Cultural Diversity Event Attendance & Paper – 15% (*Minimum of 75% to pass)

Students will be responsible for attending a Cultural Event and writing a report on their experience. Run your event idea by the instructor for approval.  In the absence of cultural events due to COVD-19, students may interview someone about personal experiences. See rubric for details.

Questions that must be asked:

  • What are some cultural beliefs are about receiving dental care?
  • How much value is given to preventive care vs restorative treatment?
  • Is there a stigma associated with receiving aid or free dental care due to financial difficulties?
  • Identify a few barriers to care that may have been experienced.
  • How does this culture influence the delivery / acceptance of dental hygiene care?
    • Would you have to modify treatment in any way?

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