UW School of Dentistry

RESD 540

Restorative Dentistry

E. Ricardo Schwedhelm

2 Credits / Quarter 13 (Fall, Fourth Year)

Course Description

Third quarter of a three-quarter lecture series (with RESD 530 and RESD 531) related to RESD 630, 635 and 640 (clinic) presenting restorative dentistry principles, including supportive material and clinical procedures.

Case presentations are an excellent way to continue to develop treatment-planning skills.

Each 4th year dental student will prepare a PowerPoint comprehensive care patient presentation as well as a written document. The class will be divided into groups of 3 students. Each group will select a comprehensive patient treatment and present it to the class in a PowerPoint format. The presentation will also include a clinical topic relevant to the patient treatment that needs to be referenced with an evidence based dental article. The presentation and discussion should not exceed 30 minutes.

This course format will offer the opportunity to share with classmates and faculty a variety of different patient dental/medical problems and financial limitations that students may not encounter in their individual student practices. Each case presentation ideally demonstrates a unique or challenging behavioral, medical and/or dental situation. Through active discussion, students will benefit from each other ’ s experiences and expertise.

The purpose of this course is to define complex actions that represent the knowledge, skills and values required to provide the care necessary to achieve oral health goals.

Educational Objectives

The student should demonstrate the ability to:

  • Select an appropriate patient for case presentation.
  • Present the patient ’ s dental and medical history, clinical findings and proposed treatment plan concisely and clearly.
  • Provide a rational basis for selection of treatments based upon basic science and clinical research (i.e. evidence).
  • Integrate the clinical and basic science aspects of the proposed treatment.
  • Manage audiovisual material effectively.
  • Write a concise patient case summary.
  • Prepare a PowerPoint presentation

Course Outline

Please see Syllabus.

Course Expectations

Attendance is expected as clearly stated in “The Academic Regulations Manual of the School of Dentistry”. If class attendance becomes consistently poor (<10%), the student/class will be warned and will be subject to attendance sign-ins and/or pop-quizzes. If indicated, additional study materials will be distributed as handouts.

Failure to comply will result in an “Incomplete” grade being assigned.

All students must provide a written Comprehensive Care Patient Presentation document.

The class will be divided in several groups. The group has to select one comprehensive case and be prepared to present it to the rest of the class in a PowerPoint format. It will also be required for the students to provide some literature review to support a technique of the treatment.

A copy of the PowerPoint presentation and the document are to be provided to the course director for publishing in the Intranet SoD website.

Student evaluation is a requirement. Student reviews are used to re-evaluate and restructure the course for future classes as part of an ongoing mechanism of the evaluation of the curriculum (2-10). Failure to comply will result in an “Incomplete” grade being assigned.

The course will be graded pass/fail.

Competencies Addressed

  • UWSOD Competency 2: Communicate the risks and benefits of proposed care and alternative treatment strategies available, then obtain expressed consent for treatment conveyed by a patient or legal guardian.
  • 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 5: Recognize the limits of their expertise and seek consultation with other health care providers to facilitate patient care.
  • UWSOD Competency 11: Prescribe and administer pharmacological agents for patient care
  • UWSOD Competency 13: Assess the dentition to determine the need for orthodontic treatment
  • UWSOD Competency 14: Manage periodontal diseases
  • UWSOD Competency 15: Assess the teeth and supporting structures and provide preventive services.
  • UWSOD Competency 16: Manage diseases and conditions of the teeth.
  • UWSOD Competency 17: Manage replacement of teeth for the partially or completely edentulous patient.
  • UWSOD Competency 21: Recognize the role of lifelong learning and self-assessment in maintaining competency.
  • UWSOD Competency 22: Utilize critical thinking in assessing technical and scientific information for use in identifying patient needs and treatments.
  • UWSOD Competency 23: Apply the principles of behavioral science that pertain to patient-centered oral health care.
  • 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: 11/7/2011