Year of study



Term 3 (February - April, introduction end of January)

Inholland Faculty

Faculty of Health, Sports & Social Work

Course Title

  1. Introduction
  2. Dental Hygiëne
  3. Coaching/Internship
  4. Preclinical skills 1

Course code

  1. to be announced

Inholland location




Number of ECTS

Total: 15 EC

  1. Introduction: 3 EC
  2. Dental Hygiëne: 8 EC
  3. Coaching/Internship: 2 EC
  4. Preclinical skills 1: 2 EC

Language of instruction


Course content

1. Introduction

Activity 1.1 Inholland:

Meeting 1: Introduction Inholland

Meeting 2: Introduction OZW/ACTA

Activity 1.2 Introduction clinic:

Practical 2: Hygiene in clinic

Activity 1.3 Presentation Erasmus exchange students

2. Dental Hygiëne:

Activity 2.1 Patient treatment:

Practical 1 - 2: Observation patient treatment

Practical 3-26: Patient treatment + Summative evaluation

Activity 2.2 Ergonomics:

Meeting 1: Ergonomics

3. Coaching/ Internship

Activity 3.1 Coaching:

Meeting 1 + 3 + 5: Coaching 1 + 2 + 3  

Meeting 2 + 4: Individual meeting 1 + 2 

Activity 3.2 Internship:

Meeting 1: Internship

4. Preclinical skills 1

Activity 4.1 Preclinical skills 1:

Meeting 1: Introduction Simodont

Practical 2-22: Preclinical skills 1: Simodont


Annemieke Paap:

Learning outcomes

1. Introduction

Meeting 2: Introduction OZW/ ACTA

The student:

  • is familiar with the building OZW and ACTA;
  • is familiar with the purpose of the Practical Record Book and the benefits of self-reflection;
  • knows how to access and negotiate around BB;
  • can find required resources on BB.

Meeting 1: Instruction patient treatment

The student:

  • knows how to work with the care plan during patient treatment;
  • knows how to use NOCTP;
  • knows how to use DPSI.

Practical 2: Hygiene in clinic

The student:

  • knows the guidelines concerning personal hygiene at the dental hygiene education Amsterdam;
  • can apply the hygiene guidelines and procedures during patient treatment.

Meeting 1 + 2: Presentation Erasmus exchange students  

The student:

  • meets the Dutch dental hygiene students;
  • is capable to give information in English about his/ her country and education to foreign students.

2. Dental Hygiene

Practical 3-26: Patient treatment + Summative evaluation

The student:

  • can treat a patient following the care plan under supervision of the teacher;
  • can integrate his knowledge during patient treatment.

Meeting 1: Ergonomics

The student:

  • learns how to sit correctly during patient treatment;
  • can analyze his/ her own functioning during patient treatment concerning ergonomics;
  • can make adjustments to improve his/ her ergonomics.

3. Coaching/ Internship

Meeting 1 + 3 + 5: Coaching 1 + 2 + 3  

The student:

  • can reflect on his/her own experiences and choices which have been made.

4. Preclinical skills 1

Meeting 1: Introduction Simodont

  • The student is capable of evaluating their own performance, seeking feedback and implementing appropriate strategies for improvement.

Mode of delivery, planned activities and teaching methods

  1. Introduction: Face to face
  2. Dental Hygiëne: Face to face
  3. Coaching/Internship: Face to face and Self study
  4. Preclinical skills 1: Face to face and Self study

Prerequisites and co-requisites (if applicable)

To treat patients it is obligated by Dutch law to have a certificate of Hepatitis B including the titer. The titer (amount of antibodies) needs to be mentioned and it needs to be anti HbsAg > 100 IU / liter.

The certificate of Hepatitis B including the titer (anti HbsAg > 100 IU / liter) has to be sent to before starting the exchange.

Recommended or required reading and/or other learning resources/tools

Clothing for the clinic

  • White clothing must be worn at the clinic. The white clothes are, long white trousers combined with a white jacket. The jacket needs to have short sleeves, this ensures a proper hand hygiene. Long sleeves of own clothing must be rolled up under the sleeves of the jacket.
  • Own clothing (shawl or cardigan) is not worn over the jacket. It is neither allowed to wear any long chains or other jewelry over the clinical clothing.
  • If you are wearing a headscarf, it must be worn in the clinic in such a way that the material of the headscarf does contact the patient or patient’s material. The eyes and the face must be properly visible.
  • The jacket, trousers (and headscarf) must be replaced daily. If during the activities the clothing and/or the headscarf are visibly polluted, they must be immediately replaced by clean clothing.
  • The jacket, trousers (and headscarf), if any, must be washed at 60 °C.


Shoes for the clinic

Shoes must be of a closed model and of white in color. The material must be immune to cleaning and disinfecting means (soap, chloride & alcohol). In case of visible contamination the shoes must be cleaned. Plastic slippers over the shoes do not yield any contribution to infection prevention.


NOTE: In case you do not have white clinic clothes, shoes and socks please buy them before your exchange is starting. At the Faculty we do not have the possibility to lend clothes.

Assessment methods and criteria

1. Introduction:

1.1 Inholland: -

1.2 Introduction clinic (see 3.1)

1.3 Presentation Erasmus exchange students: -

2. Dental Hygiëne

2.1 Patient treatment: Summative evaluation, Practical Record Book

2.2 Ergonomics: assignment, is part Coaching program

3. Coaching/ Internship

3.1 Coaching: Exam (presentation)

The exam consists of a presentation about your learning experience during the Erasmus exchange program.

In the presentation you reflect on the international exchange.

Do this using the following points:

o          Describe the essential learning experiences from this period:

  • Concerning the aspects of the profession.
  • Concerning social-cultural aspects of learning and treating patients in a foreign country.
  • Concerning the education (working with competences, reflection).

o          Describe what this international exchange did to you personally; what did you get from it; how it has affected you.

o          Describe what aspect you take with you:

  • for your personal development in the future;
  • for your personal development as a dental hygienist in the future.

Include the assignments below in your presentation:

  • Hygiene in clinic
  • Ergonomics
  • Internship

4. Preclinical skills 1

4.1 Preclinical skills 1 (preparation): Practical exam

The exam is based on the test in which you make the preparation of a ‘cross’ with direct view. You make this test five times in 45 minutes.