DENH 685

Oral Health Literacy and Communication

1 Graduate credit
Effective May 6, 2020 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

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.

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
50 Oral Health Literacy and Communication Jordan, Andrea L Books Course details