ADHA VISION STATEMENT
Our Promise to the Public We Serve
Dental Hygiene is an integral component of interdisciplinary health care designed to improve the total health of the public. Cognizant of the profession’s responsibilities in education, licensure, practice, research and ethics, dental hygiene’s promise to all people is to provide and ensure access to quality, cost-effective, preventive and therapeutic oral health care.
The SUNY Broome Community College Dental Hygiene program will be recognized as a premier dental hygiene program in New York State, distinguished by graduates who serve their communities.
This mission statement of the department is reflective of the general principles which guide the faculty in decision-making. The statement is as follows:
“The dental hygiene curriculum is designed to prepare graduates who meet the requirements for an A.A.S. degree and are prepared to take regional and national licensure examinations. The curriculum prepares students for practice in accordance with the New York State Dental Practice Act,” and to enter the profession as a competent entry-level dental hygienist.”
To maintain a curriculum reflecting the contemporary practice of dental hygiene that includes community involvement and evaluating scientific literature.
To comprehensively prepare individuals to enter the profession as competent entry level dental hygienists prepared to respond to societal needs and provide services in alternative dental settings.
To provide graduate dental hygienists the opportunity to further their professional development.
SUNY Broome Dental Hygiene Code of Ethics:
- Model and comply with the ADHA and ADEA Codes of Ethics and Professionalism.
- Act in a manner that best serves the education and professional development of students.
- Interact with students and faculty colleagues in a professional, civil, and collegial manner in accordance with the College’s policies.
- Role model patient-centered care that is ethically based and legally sound.
- Impartially evaluate student performance regardless of the student’s religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or other criteria.
- Support academic and department policies.