This course increases the dental hygiene student's knowledge and comfort with delivery of dental hygiene care with diverse client populations. The course will help the student adapt management skills and customize the process of care to meet the client's needs. In addition, the importance of collaboration with other health care providers to support quality of care will be discussed. The course will examine cultural awareness and competence, cross cultural concepts in health and health promotion with relevance to developing dental hygiene skills to a cultural sensitive practice. Students will also learn how to recognize, evaluate and report family violence and abuse.