Forensic Dentistry Career

Career Alternatives/Alternate Practice Settings Written assignment 

Refer to the APA resources in the course (and your APA Reference book) for proper APA formatting. Your paper should adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • 7-8 pages in length consisting of:
    • 1 title page
    • 5-6 page body
      • Include an introduction that provides an overview of the content that will be addressed
      • Provide sub-headers throughout the body that address specific content areas
      • Include a closing paragraph that summarizes the concepts
    • 1 References page (a minimum of 5 sources are required, use peer-reviewed sources whenever possible)

Note: an abstract is NOT required

Refer to the Grading Rubric BEFORE you start writing (view attached file)

Choose 1 of the following 3 options for your final written assignment

  • Investigate a Career Alternative

Choose a Career Alternative (you might use one from the ADHA’s Education and Careers page). 

  • This may include (but is not limited to): teaching dental hygiene, dental hygiene program director, sales representative, research, or state/regional oral health directors. Consider discussing duties/responsibilities, advantages/challenges, pay and educational requirements. 
  • You can also investigate a midlevel provider that is currently in operation. Consider discussing scope of practice, supervision requirements, advantages/challenges, educational requirements, efficacy and legislative efforts. 
  • Investigate an Alternate Practice Setting 

Choose an alternate practice setting that interests you (examples are schools, elder care settings, public health clinics, mobile dental facilities, county sealant programs, safety net dental clinics, prisons). Consider discussing duties/responsibilities, advantages/challenges, supervision requirements, equipment, efficacy in improving access to care.  

  • Create your own written assignment

If something else in this course piqued your interest and you would like to investigate it further, let me know. Send an e-mail in the course.  I am willing to work with you to create an outline for your report. 

A note about sources: As you begin to brainstorm your topic, try a Cline Library search to see if you can find high quality articles for the topic. You may use the sources from Module 9, but you will also need to locate 3 sources on your own. A minimum of 5 sources are required, but you are welcome (and encouraged) to use more. Use peer-reviewed journals to receive full credit (refer to the rubric). As you gather sources, save these as full-text files (in .jpg, .pdf, .doc etc.). You will upload your Career Alternatives  Paper AND your sources in the assignment dropbox.

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