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DENH 685 Oral Health Literacy and Communication

This course will address health literacy and cultural competency within the context of providing oral health care for individuals, families and communities representing diverse backgrounds. The dental therapy student will be able to recognize barriers and implement appropriate strategies to provide equitable care for populations that may have experienced barriers to receiving care.

Special information

Prerequisites: Admission into the Master of Science in Advanced Dental Therapy program.
2 Graduate credits

Effective May 4, 2022 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Understand how culture, ethnicity, family, spiritual beliefs, age, gender and other factors may influence health practices and beliefs.
  • Develop culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies to improve the quality of advanced dental therapy services and outcomes.
  • Assess one¿s own communication style to better support and promote oral health literacy and cultural humility.