Students will learn strategies to identify and prevent dental disease/conditions including dental caries, periodontal disease, and dental trauma, to maintain oral health. Students will identify proper oral hygiene techniques including brushing, flossing, and the use of auxiliary oral hygiene aids. Students will develop skills for application of fluorides, dental sealants, desensitizing agents, and the construction of mouth guards. Students will acquire knowledge to help their patients select appropriate dental products and educate all patients on approaches to preventing disease and maintaining good oral health. Special populations will include infants, children, older adults, and individuals with medical conditions and/or disease.