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University of Bridgeport Dental Hygiene (A.S.) Degree

A.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene Program Details

The two-year curriculum of the Fones School combines courses from the University of Bridgeport’s College of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies and the Fones School of Dental Hygiene to offer a broad educational preparation. In addition to basic and dental science theory, the program provides education in prevention service and dental health education.

Dental Hygiene instruments and supplies are issued through the Fones School. These items are distributed throughout the clinical phase of the curriculum, the costs of which are included in tuition. During the second year, students receive clinical training not only at the Fones Dental Health Center on campus but also through assignments at clinical and educational facilities of school dental health programs, hospitals, and community agencies. These assignments are directly supervised by Fones faculty. Students may be responsible for their own transportation to community agencies. All courses listed for the Associate and/or Bachelor of Science degree are required for graduation. Dental Hygiene students must earn a grade of “C” in all major courses. Any student who receives a grade of “C-” or below in a course in the major field must obtain a written statement from the Fones School Director specifying the procedure necessary to remedy the deficiency and remain in the major.

Enrollment in the second year is contingent on successfully completing all first year requirements with a cumulative QPR of 2.5. Dental Hygiene clinical courses begin in the fall term. The Associate in Science degree curriculum is open only to full-time Dental Hygiene students. Clinical students are required to submit a physical, dental, and visual acuity report, provide proof of required immunizations and Tuberculin/PPD record, and must maintain certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the Health Care Provider.

All admitted students are subject to a background check conducted by an outside agency, Verified Credentials, Inc. All information is maintained confidentially.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th floor
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13
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Chiropractic Fall Symposium @ University of Bridgeport Arnold Bernhard Center
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT
CHIROPRACTIC FALL SYMPOSIUM

John Stites, D.C., DACBR, DACO
Presents “Skeletal Imaging and Evaluation”

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Arnold Bernhard Center at the University of Bridgeport
84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604

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9:00am    Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00am CEUs
1:00pm   Lunch
2:00pm   CEUs
5:00pm   Cocktail Reception

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About Dr. Stites

Dr. Stites is Professor and Director of Community Clinics at Palmer College of Chiropractic. He also provides care for underserved populations in a Community Health Care center alongside medical physicians and dentists. A 1979 Palmer graduate, he has been on faculty since 1983 and holds Diplomates in both Radiology and Orthopedics. He has served the profession through terms as editor-in-chief for Topic in Radiology and Ad

vance Imaging, editorial board member for the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and Topics in Integrative Health, and peer reviews for scholarly journals including Spine, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. He received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chiropractic Health Care section of the American Public Health Association, where he has served as chair and program chair, and currently sits on the Governing Council. He also sits on advisory councils for the Iowa Department of Public Health, as well as for managed care organizations. In 2018 he was named Academician of the Year by the American Chiropractic Association.

For the past ten years he has participated in the renowned workshop in Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (EBCP) at McMaster University, an intensive 5-day program for all health care providers interested in using or teaching EBCP. For the past five years he has served as faculty for the workshop. He has developed and presented multiple programs on EBCP including workshops geared toward educators and foundational seminars for clinicians.

 

 

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