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Dental Hygiene Table Clinic Abstract Research Guide: Assignment

DH Assignment

Course objectives - Abstract Assignment:

  • Effectively use standardized research methods to research and evaluate scientific information on current topics related to the profession of dental hygiene.
  • Identify a minimum of three scholarly journal/research articles related to the topic selected and prepare abstracts for each source following APA Guidelines.
  • Compile a reference list in APA format of articles used in the compilation of the information for presentation and include in the assigned brochure

Gradesheet – Abstract Assignment

Table Clinic Abstract Evaluation

Each student must submit 3 abstracts that support his/her table clinic topic. Attach separate grade sheet with each article and abstract. In addition, each abstract must be submitted to The points earned for each abstract will be totaled and averaged for final grade in this portion of the table clinic grade for DHYG 1310. All assignments are expected on the assigned due date. If you choose to not turn the assignment in on the due date, you will lose 9 points per day for each day the assignment is late.


Student Name ___________________________________________                                                     Date ___________________


Title of Article ___________________________________________                                                     Grade _____ / 64= _____ %


4 = Excellent                                     3 = Satisfactory               2 = Needs Improvement               1 = Unacceptable

CRITERIA (Yes or No)

Identify a clinical question, procedure or item that you want to know more about                                   _____

Perform a search of databases to find out more about your selected topic.                                                  _____

Select a current journal article (5 years or newer) from your search that provides you                        

   with information on your topic.                                                                   ___

CONTENT   (Scale 4 to 1)

List complete bibliographical information in APA format at the top of the abstract.                                    _____

Presented in appropriate format (APA guidelines                                                                                                                  ____              

Written in concise narrative form with no loss of accuracy                                                                                              ____     

Presented in own words while maintaining order of article                                                                                              ____

            Ease of reading                                                                                                                                                                                                 ___

 All major points are included                                                                                                                                                              _____

 Abstract contains no criticism or bias                                                                                                                                             _____

MECHANICS (Scale 4 to 1)

Correct spelling and punctuation                                                                                                                                                       _____                                                                                                           

Sentences are well constructed and varied                                                                                                                                 _____                                                                   

Abstract communicates effectively                                                                                                                                                    _____                                                                                       

Abstract is typed, double spaced, 1 inch margins &                 

   between 1 to 3 pages                                                                     ____                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Use 12-point font –Times New Roman                                                                                                                                                  ____                                                                                       

Copy of original article is attached                                                                                                                                                            ____       


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