Date of Award


Document Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Dental Hygiene (MSDH)


Dental Hygiene

Committee Director

Michele L. Darby (Director)

Committee Member

Deborah B. Bauman (Member)



The content of this document represents a review of the best practices and principles in competency-based dental and allied dental education. This information is offered in the spirit of collegiality with the intent of improving the allied dental education in general and the dental hygiene education in particular in Jordan. Recommendations presented should serve as a basis for discussion and decision-making by all involved in the Allied Dental Science Program education and administration at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, including the Dean of the Applied Medical Sciences Department and the Allied Dental Science Program Director and Faculty.


A Review of the Literature Submitted to the Faculty of Dental Hygiene in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Dental Hygiene.