Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Dental Hygiene is a young profession by most standards. The first class for training dental hygienists began in 1913, a mere seventy five years ago. From its inception, the mission of dental hygiene was to serve the public providing preventive oral health care to those in need. That singular focus has not changed to this date nor is it likely to change in the future. However, what is changing is the emergence of a profession in the fullest sense of the word. A profession is defined by Webster as: "a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation" (p.919). Members of the dental hygiene profession, armed with critical thinking skills that have been learned and internalized during their educational preparation, must be able to serve the needs of the public.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
General Educational Psychology
Charles V. L. Dedrick
Lawrence L. Kavich
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©1988 Sarah Ann Turner
Turner, Sarah Ann, "An investigation into the problem-based learning model for the educational preparation of dental hygienists" (1988). Graduate Research Papers. 3429.