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Welcome to Dental Hygiene!

I have to tell you Dental Hygiene is the BEST career and I am so glad you are here with us for the next 2 years. Two years may seem like a long time but it will go fast.


Discussions are used in my class to ask questions, provide information and learn from myself and each other. Each discussion set is worth 10 points total, 5 points for Initial post and 5 points for your Reply (see Rubric for grading, just click on the three stacked dots on upper right next to the word ‘Published’, this shows the rubric).


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Your Initial post should include 3 things about yourself. Some examples of your post can be previous work experience, why you chose Dental Hygiene, pets you may have and maybe how many years of school prerequisites before you got to SWC. It can be dental related or not, family related or not, I think you get the picture. Please use 250-350 words or more for the initial post. Your initial post is due by Wednesday at 8pm of the same week and is worth 5 points.



Your reply, should be at least 100 words or more. A reply can be a response to my initial post or a response to another students post. An example can be a commonality you have with another student, maybe courses you have taken together or just a response/comment you want to give to another student. Your reply is due by Friday of the same week by 8am and is worth 5 points.


Again, the discussion board opens up Sunday night at 8pm and your initial post is due by Wednesday at 8pm of that week and your response is due by and closes Friday morning at 8am.


You will be amazed what you can learn from each other. In Hygiene we say “It takes a village to raise a Dental Hygienist” this is because you will start to realize how much you rely on each other to succeed.