DENT 640

Extramural Clinic in Geriatrics

Susanne Kölare Jeffrey

2 Credits / Quarters 12-15 (Summer, Third Year + Autumn-Spring, Fourth Year)*

Course Description

Extramural geriatric clinical experience including either nursing home or senior center geriatric dental clinic.

*This rotation is offered multiple quarters. Each student enrolls and receives credit for one quarter.

Educational Objectives

The purpose of this clinical rotation is for the student to gain knowledge and experience in the dental needs of the geriatric dental patient in an extramural site, integrating dental screening and treatment with other health and social services. For the 2014/2015 rotations, the sites that will be offered are the Foss nursing home, Shoreline and the Senior Center Geriatric Dental Clinic in Lynnwood.

Course Outline

Students will spend three full days at an extramural geriatric care site.

Course Expectations

To successfully meet the requirements of this course, the student must:

1. Attend extramural site assignments, and

2. Discuss and present a treatment plan for one patient seen during the rotation, and

3. Successfully provide dental treatments for our geriatric patients

Effective Winter Quarter 2007, completion of on-line course evaluation is a requirement of this course. Failure to comply will result in an “Incomplete” grade being assigned.

Competencies Addressed

  • UWSOD Competency 1: Examine a patient using contemporary diagnostic methods to evaluate the head and neck region and to reach a diagnosis of the patient’s oral and craniofacial health status.
  • UWSOD Competency 3: Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan based on diagnostic findings, then implement treatment in a safe, properly sequenced and timely manner.
  • UWSOD Competency 4: Provide patient education in the prevention of oral diseases to promote oral and general health.
  • UWSOD Competency 7: Manage pulpal and periradicular disease.
  • UWSOD Competency 8: Manage dental emergencies.
  • UWSOD Competency 14: Manage periodontal diseases.
  • UWSOD Competency 16: Manage diseases and conditions of the teeth.
  • UWSOD Competency 25: Manage a diverse patient population and have the interpersonal and communication skills to function successfully in a multicultural work environment.

*last updated: 12/1/2014

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