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Clinical experience in the on-campus supervised clinic. Continued development of clinical proficiency and ethical, evidence-based decision making in providing comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health services. Emphasis is on intra/interprofessional clinical application and development of competencies for the treatment of diverse, special needs and periodontally involved patients using the dental hygiene process of care. (offered fall) (qualifies as a CAP experience) Corequisite: . Prerequisites: , , and .

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Two primary go-to sources for scholarships in arts-specific studies include:

Contact: Jane Walsh, RDH, JD, Program Director of Dental Hygiene

A primary go-to source for the Nursing and Teaching scholarships? Your own state government. Many have implemented financial incentives in the form of scholarships for service or loan repayment and forgiveness programs. Nursing and teaching scholarships for service incent-ivize scholarship money with agreeable terms: you get X amount of dollars per year of study in return for X amount of years working within the state for a school or hospital that needs help desperately, usually in disadvantaged urban or rural areas. Many of these programs are excellent money sources if you are willing to meet the terms. Tip: Some of these programs also expand to attract minority candidates.

Grade of C or better is required in all DNTH courses

Nursing—especially entry-level RNs, as well as graduates studying toward a , Nurse Midwife, and degree are all heavily recruited with scholarships. Scholarships for service from the federal and state governments, including offices of rural healthcare are popular and competitive.

1. $50.00 Check or money-order. Payable to: LSUHSC (Non-refundable application fee)

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The School of Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University has the option of awarding advanced placement for didactic and clinical experience taken at other institutions of higher education. Students accepted into the entry-level dental hygiene program with coursework from dental assisting, dental hygiene, or dental programs may apply for advanced placement within the program. The decision to award advanced placement is dependent on the length of time since the course was taken, grade received, course content, and whether the program is accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation .

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Students will be notified in writing of the decision for advanced placement credit from the Admission Committee. One of the following recommendations will be made:
a. Award course credit.
b. Require course(s) be taken for pass/fail.
c. Require course(s) be taken for credit.

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Transfer applicants must meet the following requirements:

3. Infectious and Bloodborne Disease
Exposure to human bloodborne and/or other potentially infectious materials is probable or possible during the provision of patient care. Therefore, prior to entry into the program students must present evidence of HBV immunization or serologic evidence of protective antibody titer agains hepathtis B viruse disease (HBV) and successfully complete School of Dental Medicine training to prevent or minimize exposure. The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and the Dental Hygiene Program strictly follow CDC, OSHA and institutional guidelines to protect students and patients from potential harmful exposures. This includes compliance with institutional, local, state and federal regulations regarding bloodborne pathogens, ionizing radiation and hazardous materials.

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Preclinical experience in the on-campus supervised clinic. Clinical and laboratory application of introductory skills essential to rendering oral health services to patients with emphasis on basic dental hygiene instrumentation and ergonomics. Offered each fall. (Qualifies as a CAP experience.) Pre- or corequisite: and .

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I. Students who have completed dental assisting, dental hygiene, or dental coursework within the past five years at a program that is accredited by the ADA: