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Dental Hygiene

Research Help

Use this guide to find specific information for community focused projects and classes including DHYG210 & DHYG310. Need additional help? Please don't hesitate to contact us.

Research Tips

Effective community work requires us to analyze every situation. Developing rigorous search strategies and routines help complete a thorough analysis.  

  • How do we begin a situational analysis?
  • What can we find out about the community from open online sources and licensed library resources?
  • What are good strategies to access the information we require?
  • What tools can save us time & effort?
  • How can we respect copyright? What is attribution?

Who Can You Trust?

Using high quality data and analyses helps you to develop programs that are based on evidence and are responsive to the needs of your community. The following resources have been identified by your instructor as useful for your projects, but you should also keep in mind the following tips for both the information you use and the information you create yourself! 

  1. Take a careful look at:
  2. Be sure that you understand the idea of authorship & intellectual responsibility.
    It is important to ask these questions because often we are taught to believe that what we read in a magazine or book, or on the Web is true. But this is not necessarily the case. If you cannot find an author or an organization connected to a website be very, very suspicious. If no one wants to stand behind the creation of the page why should you believe what is written there?
  3. Do you understand academic integrity? What is plagiarism?

Canadian Statistics

  • Health in Canada, Statistics Canada index to health data 
    • Browse Health Surveys, Health Summary Tables, Health Indicators, Fact Sheets, or other tabs
    • Search for Health Subtopics eg. "Dental"

BC Health Profiles

Community Health Profiles

Child Development Community Profiles

The Early Development Instrument & Middle Years Development Instrument reports and resources can help you to assess how a community, and in particular how children in that community, are developing over time and in comparison with other communities. These reports and data can provide insight into challenges and demographics of BC communities. Produced by UBC School of Population and Public Health's Human Early Learning Partnership.

Statistics

BC Dental Health Programs

First Nations Health Authority

Vancouver Coastal Health

Fraser Health - Dental Program

BC Healthy Kids Program

UBC Dentistry Children's Dental Program

BC 211 (formerly Red Book for community services)

  • BC 211 Directory of Services for the Lower Mainland by Information Services Vancouver

BC School Curriculum

Newspaper Articles