Learning objectives

At the end of the course the graduated students will be able to assess a patient's condition and to offer patient-specific preventive and educational services to promote and maintain good oral and general health and contribute to promote healthy lifestyles. Early interception of oral diseases and of sleep disorders are adjunctive abilities. These goals  will be reached through learning and applying patients’ oral, dental and periodontal assessment, collection of technical-statistical -clinical data and their interpretation to plan a preventive dentistry treatment. Preventive treatments encompass oral hygiene instructions, periodontal instrumentation and application of different prophylactic means, the assessment of the results and long term maintenance plans and counseling on healthy life styles.                     

Competencies in dental hygiene research are adjunctive skills to be reached.

Dental Hygienists carry out their professional activity in public or private healthcare facilities, in dental industry both as employees or freelancers, in University education and in research.


Specific learning objectives during the course:

  • Assessment – collect and analyze data to determine the general and oral health status of patients.
  • Dental Hygiene Evaluation– identify oral health conditions that can be treated with dental hygiene services.
  • Planning – develop a dental hygiene care plan that reflects realistic goals and the right treatment strategies to promote optimal oral health.
  • Implementation – provide patient-centered dental hygiene care based on current standards of practice and emerging and updated scientific research.
  • Evaluation – measure the extent to which goals, identified in the dental hygiene care plan, are achieved.
  • Documentation – record complete and accurate information related to patient care.