Developing a scholarly identity and building a community of scholars

ArticleinJournal of dental hygiene: JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association 87 Suppl 1:23-8 · September 2013with1 Read

    Abstract

    Progress in the dental hygiene discipline is predicated on the development of a community of scholars who explore questions related to the art and science of dental hygiene and clients in need of oral health care. Graduate dental hygiene education is challenged to develop programs that stimulate and nurture dental hygiene scholars as well as scientists. The need for the development of doctoral dental hygiene education is discussed.