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DENTFN 502

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Introduction to Biomedical Foundations

Course Director: Elizabeth Garcia
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 1

Course Overview

Introduction to Biomedical Foundations is a general survey course covering the fundamentals of anatomy, histology, pharmacology, and cellular communication in the human. The information will prepare the student for the required rigorous 18-month collective of courses called Biomedical Foundations.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. Explain fundamental concepts of human cellular communication.
  2. Explain general principles of the ligand/receptor complex.
  3. Explain general concepts of action potentials.
  4. Explain fundamental concepts of the study of human structures on a microscopic level (histology).
  5. Identify major human structures by their microscopic appearance.
  6. Explain how the microscopically identified structures will typically function in the human body.
  7. Explain fundamental concepts of pharmacology.
  8. Discuss major pharmacologic principles of human medicine.
  9. Explain fundamental concepts of human anatomy.
  10. Identify major anatomical structures in the human.
  11. Initiate the development of presentation skills used in clinical health care.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-17, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTFN 532

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Renal & Respiratory

Course Director: Bruce Silverstein
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

This course will give students an integrated understanding of the respiratory and renal systems of the body. Students will follow how oxygen and nutrients move from the environment to the tissues, and how waste products of metabolism follow the opposite path, examining the coordinated roles of the lungs and kidneys in the control and regulation of these processes and the maintenance of homeostasis. Students will consider physiology and disease processes at the level of the organ system, with a focus on the physiology and pathophysiology of the lungs and kidneys. Understanding these systems is key to understanding human health and disease for the practice of general dentistry.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Describe the external and internal morphology of the kidneys and lungs.
2. Use anatomical specimens, medical imaging, and living adults to explain key anatomical relationships between the kidneys, lungs, major blood vessels, and the structures and landmarks that surround them.
3. Describe the normal physiology of the renal and respiratory systems.
4. Delineate the role of the renal and respiratory systems in maintaining homeostasis including sodium and water regulation, electrolyte balance, and acid-base balance.
5. Identify connections between pathophysiologic and histopathologic abnormalities and the major disease processes affecting the kidneys and lungs.
6. Interpret clinical, laboratory, radiographic, and histopathologic data to identify the major disease processes affecting the renal and respiratory systems.
7. Identify the etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnostic features, prevention, treatment, and prognosis of major diseases and conditions of the pulmonary and renal systems, including implications for the practice of dental medicine.
8. Outline a treatment approach, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic measures, for the major disease processes affecting the lungs and kidneys.
9. Relate the mechanism of action for major classes of drugs to the pathophysiology of the major diseases of the kidneys and lungs.
10. Interpret clinical and other diagnostic information, recognizing the side effects and primary toxicities of the major classes of drugs used to treat diseases of the kidneys and lungs.
11. Describe how pulmonary and renal diseases affect the oral cavity and the provision of dental care.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-17, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06

Date last updated: 2022-03-20

DENTGP 686

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RIDE Comprehensive General Dentistry 4

Course Director: Natasha Flake and Sangeetha Nedunchezhian
Credits: 16
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

This is the second course of a two-quarter course. The RIDE extended rotation offers fourth-year dental students an opportunity to work in a clinical setting that serves a diverse population in rural and/or underserved areas. Patients receive comprehensive care in various specialties. Mentored and supervised by the RIDE regional clinical directors and clinical site preceptors (UW affiliate faculty), students manage complex and single phases of clinical dentistry using a sound philosophy of comprehensive patient care applicable to evidence-based general practice.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Demonstrate practice management skills in a real clinical setting.
2. Identify oral health issues common in a rural and/or underserved patient population.
3. Self-assess one’s work and limits as a clinician.
4. Provide evidence-based oral health care while employing critical-thinking skills.
5. Apply scientific and lay literature to treatment-related decisions.
6. Demonstrate advanced attributes of professionalism, including the ability to self-assess, make ethical decisions, develop professional competencies, and utilize lifelong learning.
7. Apply biomedical science knowledge to the delivery of patient care.
8. Provide patient-centered oral health care by applying behavioral science principles.
9. Lead a multicultural oral healthcare team to provide comprehensive dental care to a diverse patient population.
10. Provide patient-centered oral healthcare as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
11. Provide oral health care in compliance with ethical healthcare principles and the laws, regulations, and policies of the profession.
12. Provide risk assessment, prevention, and management strategies for dental caries, periodontal disease, and cancer of the head and neck.
13. Develop sequenced patient-centered comprehensive dental treatment plans including appropriate referrals and consultations.
14. Manage oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions to establish and maintain health.
15. Replace missing teeth using removable, fixed, and/or implant-borne prostheses.
16. Control pain and anxiety, administering appropriate anesthesia as needed, during the provision of oral healthcare.
17. Ensure the continued quality of treatment by performing post-treatment evaluations and end-of-treatment exams.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-01, CE-04, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-03-31

DENTCL 620

Dental Curriculum Threads

Introduction to Clinical Practice

Course Director: Sangeetha Nedunchezhian and Andy Marashi
Credits: 15
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 3

Course Overview

Students gain an operational knowledge of the dental clinic at the novice level. This course introduces clinical care in multiple disciplines and promotes person-centered comprehensive care with an emphasis on treatment planning. Students learn to perform a comprehensive dental exam and design a treatment plan in the proper phasing order and sequence.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Practice patient care in a patient-centered manner within the scope of general dentistry to patients in all stages of life.
2. Provide patient care in a safe and ethical manner considering patient respect, comfort, and safety.
3. Practice dentistry in accordance with UWSOD policies and procedures.
4. Complete a comprehensive patient examination from welcoming and interviewing the patient to recording patient history and data.
5. Order appropriate diagnostic casts, records, tests, and radiographic images.
6. Interpret findings from appropriate diagnostic casts, records, tests, and radiographic images.
7. Communicate effectively with other health care professionals using appropriately composed consultations and referrals.
8. Determine the prognosis of conditions and treatments by formulating an appropriate problem list and risk assessment for each patient.
9. Compose a properly phased and sequenced treatment plan based on objective findings, evidence-based recommendations, and the patient’s considerations.
10. Obtain appropriate informed patient consent and faculty approval.
11. Explain the rationale for the phasing and sequencing of the treatment plan.
12. Explain post-treatment assessments and their role in quality assurance.
13. Plan an effective maintenance phase of treatment with an emphasis on the importance of follow-through by the patient and the treatment team.
14. Document all patient-care activities accurately in axiUm.
15. Explain the epidemiology of dental care-related fear and anxiety, common etiological pathways, and foundational psychological considerations for case conceptualization.
16. Describe basic evidence-based approaches for the assessment and non-pharmacological management of dental-care-related fear and anxiety.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-04, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTCL 665

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Oral Diagnosis & Treatment Planning Clerkship SG

Course Director: Stuart Taylor
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 3

Course Overview

This clerkship course emphasizes the importance of a thorough comprehensive patient examination and the interaction between the dentist and the patient needed to compose a person-centered treatment plan that considers the patient’s desires, expectations, and financial limitations. This course also provides the foundational skills for performing a thorough and comprehensive patient assessment and oral examination; developing problem lists, differential diagnoses, and creating a person-centered, multi-disciplinary treatment plan; communicating interprofessionally; and using oral and maxillofacial radiography and radiographic interpretation.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Perform a comprehensive patient history and examination.
2. Differentiate normal clinical anatomy from pathology.
3. Identify oral health risk factors.
4. Interpret biopsychosocial problems or issues and their importance for oral health and a dental treatment plan.
5. Interpret oral and maxillofacial radiographs that are taken in the clinic.
6. Distinguish normal anatomy from pathology on dental and maxillofacial radiographs.
7. Identify the most urgent treatment needs.
8. Compose a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, person-centered treatment plan, customized to patient needs, desires and financial restrictions.
9. Compare treatment plan options.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTCL 650

Dental Curriculum Threads

Integrated National Board Dental Exam Preparation

Course Director: Bruce Silverstein
Credits: 2 (each quarter)
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter, Spring / 3

Course Overview

Students use Integrated National Board Dental Exam (INBDE) practice questions and supplementary study materials to review the biomedical curriculum and its integration into clinical care. This helps them prepare for high-functioning patient care and for two standardized exams: the UWSOD Global OSCE and the ADA INBDE. Both these exams are required for graduation from the UW School of Dentistry.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Achieve a score of 75 percent or higher on a mock INBDE.
2. Integrate knowledge of basic, biomedical, and behavioral sciences with clinical know-how necessary for the safe practice of dentistry.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-07, CE-04, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-27, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

DENTCL 655

Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral Diagnosis & Treatment Planning Clerkship WR

Course Director: Stuart Taylor
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 3

Course Overview

This clerkship course focuses on the patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment plan, supported by a trusting relationship between the patient and the dentist. Students learn the foundational skills for performing a thorough and comprehensive patient assessment and oral examination; developing problem lists and differential diagnoses; creating a person-centered, multidisciplinary treatment plan that considers the patients desires, expectations, prognosis and financial limitations; communicating interprofessionally; and using oral and maxillofacial radiography and radiographic interpretation.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Perform a comprehensive patient history and examination.
2. Differentiate normal clinical anatomy from pathology.
3. Identify oral health risk factors.
4. Assess the impact of medical problems or issues on oral health and a dental treatment plan.
5. Interpret oral and maxillofacial radiographs that are taken in the clinic.
6. Distinguish dental/maxillofacial radiological normal anatomy from pathology.
7. Identify the patient’s most urgent treatment needs.
8. Compose a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, person-centered, appropriately sequenced treatment plan, customized to patient needs, desires, and financial restrictions.
9. Present treatment plan options to fellow students, faculty, and patients.
10. Communicate effectively with patients and professional colleagues.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-27, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

DENTCL 645

Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral Diagnosis & Treatment Planning Clerkship AN

Course Director: Stuart Taylor
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 3

Course Overview

This clerkship course focuses on the patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment plan, supported by a trusting relationship between the patient and the dentist. Students learn the foundational skills for performing a thorough and comprehensive patient assessment and oral examination; developing problem lists and differential diagnoses; creating a person-centered, multidisciplinary treatment plan that considers the patient’s desires, expectations, and financial limitations; communicating interprofessionally; and using oral and maxillofacial radiography and radiographic interpretation.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Perform a comprehensive patient history and examination.2. Differentiate normal clinical anatomy from pathology.3. Identify oral health risk factors.4. Assess the impact of medical problems or issues on oral health and a dental treatment plan.5. Interpret oral and maxillofacial radiographs that are taken in the clinic.6. Distinguish dental/maxillofacial radiological normal anatomy from pathology.7. Identify the patient’s most urgent treatment needs.
8. Compose a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, personcentered, appropriately sequenced treatment plan, customized to patient needs, desires, and financial restrictions.9. Present treatment plan options to fellow students, faculty, and patients.10. Communicate effectively with patients and professional colleagues.

UWSOD Competencies: C01, C02, C03, C04, C05, C06, C07, C08, C09, C10, C11, C12, C13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-08-29

DENTCL 609

Dental Curriculum Threads

Practice Management 3

Course Directors: Rachel Greene & Randy Maebo
Credits: 1 (Earned over two quarters)
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Spring / 3

Course Overview

Topics build upon the practice management knowledge gained in the firstyear and secondyear courses Conversations on Dental Practice. Students receive leadership training, prepare a resume for future job applications, and learn business skills and metrics needed for success in dental practice. This course is offered in the autumn and spring quarters.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Establish marketing plans for a dental practice and a dental school.2. Complete the application process for a dental practice opportunity, a postdoctoral residency, or an academic position.3. Discuss ethical billing practices and criteria essential for billing dental plans.4. Optimally schedule patients in a multiple-chair setting to support the financial goals of a practice and demonstrate reasonable time management for the provider.

UWSOD Competencies: C-02, C-06, C-07, C-09, CE-04, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-09-19

 

DENTCL 607

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Ethics & Jurisprudence

Course Directors:  Kerry Streiff 
Credits: 1 (Earned over four quarters)
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 3

Course Overview

This course provides an overview of the “ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct (ADA Code)” and Washington State laws governing the practice of dentistry. Students will learn to evaluate ethical dilemmas systematically through online didactic and on-campus small-group learning. Students will evaluate the ethical and legal aspects of case-based scenarios and real-life examples.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Recognize ethical and legal dilemmas faced in the practice of dentistry.
2. Describe an ethical dilemma faced in the practice of dentistry.
3. Apply the relevant tenets of the “ADA Code of Ethics” to ethical dilemmas.
4. Apply the relevant Washington State laws to ethical/legal dilemmas.
5. Describe ways in which ethical and legal standards may conflict in certain situations.
6. Describe systematically the decision-making process in resolving an ethical/legal dilemma.
7. Minimize ethical and legal dilemmas in dental practice.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-06, C-09

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTFN 501

Dental Curriculum Threads

Head and Neck Anatomy for Dental Students

Course Director: Katherine Rafferty
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 1

Course Overview

This course is an overview of head-and-neck anatomy geared toward dental students. Through lectures and lab sessions, students will learn the structures of the head-and-neck region and the relationship of that part of the body with body systems. Through interactions with faculty and each other, students will learn to use correct anatomical language necessary to communicate with patients and other professionals

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Identify the gross anatomic structures found within the head-and-neck region from a three dimensional aspect.
2. Explain the anatomical systems as they apply to the head-and-neck region and the rest of the body.
3. Relate head-and-neck anatomical structures to clinical situations.
4. Practice the appropriate anatomical language necessary to communicate with colleagues and other health care professionals.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-08, CE-02

Date last updated: 2023-09-26

DENTGP 676

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RIDE Comprehensive General Dentistry 3

Course Director: Natasha Flake and Mary Smith
Credits: 16
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter, / 4

Course Overview

The RIDE extended rotation offers fourth-year dental students an opportunity to work in a clinical setting that serves a diverse population in rural and/or underserved areas. Patients receive comprehensive care in various dental specialties. Mentored and supervised by the RIDE regional clinical directors and clinical site preceptors (UW affiliate faculty), students manage complex and single phases of clinical dentistry using a sound philosophy of comprehensive patient care applicable to evidence-based general practice. Students will also review modules on a variety of topics within oral health care and submit two competency portfolio assessments towards their graduation requirements.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Provide evidence-based oral health care while employing critical-thinking skills.
2. Apply scientific and lay literature to treatment-related decisions.
3. Demonstrate advanced attributes of professionalism, including the ability to self-assess, make ethical decisions, develop professional competencies, and utilize lifelong learning.
4. Apply biomedical science knowledge to the delivery of patient care.
5. Provide patient-centered oral health care by applying behavioral science principles.
6. Provide oral health care in compliance with ethical healthcare principles and the laws, regulations, and policies of the profession.
7. Lead a multicultural oral healthcare team to provide comprehensive dental care to a diverse patient population.
8. Provide patient-centered oral healthcare as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
9. Provide risk assessment, prevention, and management strategies for dental caries, periodontal disease, and cancer of the head and neck.
10. Develop sequenced patient-centered comprehensive dental treatment plans including appropriate referrals and consultations.
11. Manage oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions to establish and maintain health.
12. Replace missing teeth using removable, fixed, and/or implant-borne prostheses.
13. Control pain and anxiety, administering appropriate anesthesia as needed, during the provision of oral healthcare.
14. Ensure the continued quality of treatment by performing post-treatment evaluations and end-of-treatment exams.
15. Demonstrate practice management skills in a real clinical setting.
16. Identify oral health issues common in a rural and/or underserved patient population.
17. Self-assess their work and limits as a clinician.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-07, CE-04, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, CE-01, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-27, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

DENTCL 605

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Foundations of Interprofessional Education

Course Director: Marilyn Rothen

Credits: 1 (Earned over three quarters)
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter, Spring / 3

Course Overview

This course in interprofessional education (IPE) prepares students to collaborate with members of other health professions in future interprofessional patient practice (IPP) to improve patient healthcare and health outcomes. Students identify the roles and responsibilities played by other members of the healthcare team. They co-learn on teams with UW faculty and students from other health professions, applying principles of team-building dynamics to actual case analysis through role playing and a clinical skills workshop. Students also learn to communicate with patients and families using a team approach.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Explain the roles and responsibilities of other members of the healthcare team.
2. Identify the need for consultations within interprofessional teams.
3. Plan treatment in collaboration with other members of the interprofessional team care group.
4. Integrate recommended medical treatment into the dental treatment plan.
5. Collaborate with other members of the health care team in the delivery of health care.
6. Assist in the optimization of health system performance by improving the patient care experience.

UWSOD Competencies: C-02, C-05, C-07, C-08, C-14, C-15

Date last updated: 2023-09-26

DENTGP 655

Service Learning Rotation

Course Director: Rachel Greene
Credits: 6
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course overview

During this course, students will rotate in a community, tribal dental, or private practice clinic that delivers dental care to patients in need. Under the guidance of a preceptor dentist, students work as members of the dental team while gaining a better understanding of dental practice.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Practice comprehensive, patient-centered dentistry on a diverse patient population in rural or underserved communities.
2. Demonstrate high standards of professionalism with patients, colleagues, staff, and the community.
3. Apply a team approach to community-based dental care.
4. Utilize effective four-handed dentistry.
5. Practice within the community-clinic public health model.
6. Manage the oral health needs of rural and/or underserved communities within the context of social, cultural, and political factors.
7. Reflect upon one’s own cultural awareness of rural and/or underserved communities when describing the oral health needs and challenges of the patient population one serves.
8. Facilitate the provision of health care by collaborating with other members of the healthcare team.
9. Demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills needed in a multicultural work environment.
10. Explain how to create cultural awareness in dental practice.
11. Create an improvement plan for a current clinical-scheduling protocol.
12. Identify the appropriate duties that a dental hygienist and a dental assistant can perform in a dental practice.
13. Compare community health dental practice to private dental practice.
14. Analyze a mission statement.
15. Describe the leadership qualities of an effective leader of an oral healthcare team.

UWSOD Competencies: C-02, C-05, C-07, C-08, C-12, CE-01

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTGP 685

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4th Year Clinical Competencies

Course Director: Hai ZhangSara Gordon
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

The UW School of Dentistry must demonstrate that all our graduates are competent in clinical dentistry, as defined by our own competency statements and those of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Evidence of successful completion of each of these competency assessments is formally collected in this course. There are no class sessions. The competency assessments are completed in other third- and especially fourth-year clinical and didactic courses. This course allows everyone, students and faculty alike, to keep track of students’ progress towards graduation and ensures that all requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Demonstrate competence in the use of critical thinking and problem-solving, including their use in the comprehensive care of patients
2. Demonstrate competence in the use of critical thinking and problem solving, including their use in scientific inquiry and research methodology.
3. Demonstrate competence in the ability to access, critically appraise, apply, and communicate scientific and lay literature as it relates to providing evidence-based patient care.
4. Demonstrate competence in the application of biomedical science knowledge in the delivery of patient care.
5. Demonstrate the competent ability to self-assess including the development of professional competencies and the demonstration of professional values and capacities associated with self-directed lifelong learning.
6. Demonstrate competence in the application of the principles of ethical decision-making and professional responsibility.
7. Demonstrate competence in applying legal and regulatory concepts related to the provision and/or support of oral health care services.
8. Demonstrate competence in managing a diverse patient population and have the interpersonal and communications skills to function successfully in a multicultural work environment.
9. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry to patients in all stages of life.
10. Demonstrate competence in assessing and managing the treatment of patients with special needs.
11. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including patient assessment, diagnosis, comprehensive treatment planning, prognosis, and informed consent.
12. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including screening and risk assessment for caries, periodontal disease, and head and neck cancer.
13. Demonstrate competence in assessing and managing the treatment of patients with complex medical conditions.
14. Demonstrating competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including diagnosis and management of TMJ disorders.
15. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including diagnosing and managing orofacial and dental pain.
16. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including prescribing and administering pharmacological agents with consideration of the impact of prescribing practices and substance use disorders.
17. Demonstrate competence in applying the basic principles and philosophies of practice management, models of oral health care delivery, and how to function successfully as the leader of the oral health care team.
18. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including recognizing the complexity of patient treatment and identifying when referral is indicated.
19. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including evaluating the outcomes of treatment, recall strategies, and prognosis.
20. Demonstrate competence in the application of the fundamental principles of behavioral sciences as they pertain to patient-centered approaches for promoting, improving, and maintaining oral health.
21. Demonstrate competence in communicating and collaborating with other members of the health care team to facilitate the provision of health care.
22. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including health promotion and disease prevention (including caries management).
23. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including administering anesthesia and pain/anxiety control.
24. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including diagnosing and managing oral mucosal and osseous disorders.
25. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including performing basic hard and soft tissue surgery.
26. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including managing dental and medical emergencies.
27. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including restoring the form and function of teeth.
28. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including communicating and managing dental laboratory procedures in support of patient care.
29. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including replacement of teeth using fixed and removable prosthodontic therapies for natural dentition, dental implants, and edentulous spaces.
30. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including managing periodontal therapy.
31. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including preventing and managing pulpal and periapical diseases.
32. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including managing malocclusion and alveolar space/development disorders.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

 

DENTGP 684

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Urgent and Emergent Care 4

Course Director: Rolf Christensen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

This course provides advanced instruction and clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of patients requiring urgent and emergent dental care, as well as patients needing assessment and care in the discipline of oral medicine. The course includes participation in clinical rotations to the Dental Urgent Care Clinic (DUCC), and oral medicine (OMCS) specialty clinics. Students will clinically demonstrate their background in the dental, medical, and basic sciences to/on conditions affecting the head and neck area; they will participate in complex case management.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Communicate with patients in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner that establishes rapport and facilitates gathering of subjective data.
2. Demonstrate effective patient interview skills.
3. Complete an accurate medical history including medical and psychosocial problems that impact oral health and the delivery of dental care.
4. Identify diseases and conditions that affect oral health and delivery of dental care, through general survey, vital signs, and complete physical examination of the head and neck.
5. Develop preliminary and later more definitive working diagnoses that include differential diagnoses appropriate for signs and symptoms identified through the patient history, physical, and radiographic examination.
6. Form concise accurate problem lists for the patient that include pertinent health issues and behaviors, pathology of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity and associated structures, urgent and emergent dental care needs, and the patient’s desires for treatment.
7. Integrate into planned treatments any medical, behavioral, and functional issues relevant to patient care.
8. Facilitate the effective diagnosis and management of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions, by prescribing, obtaining, and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT).
9. Communicate with other health care providers in the form of consultations and referrals to physicians, dental specialists, or other clinics within the school.
10. Implement care plans for urgent and emergent dental problems that include sequencing and the delivery of urgent and follow-up therapy.
11. Perform patient evaluations and dental care on patients with diverse cultural backgrounds and patients with special healthcare needs.
12. Demonstrate the diagnosis and initial management of patients with acute and chronic orofacial pain, mucosal abnormalities, diseases of the salivary glands, and chemosensory disorders.
13. Demonstrate appropriate use of pharmacological agents for local anesthesia and pain, infection, and anxiety management.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-27, C-28, C-29, C30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTGP 683

Dental Curriculum Threads

Treatment of Patients with Special Needs 4

Course Director: Kimberly Espinoza
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

Students are exposed to the assessment process and treatment strategies for successful management of patients with developmental and acquired disabilities; geriatric patients; and anxious, fearful, or phobic patients. This is one course in a series of required courses focused on this subject and taken by all fourth-year dental students every quarter.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Provide clinical treatment using appropriate facilitation techniques for patients with developmental and acquired disabilities as well as geriatric patients.
2. Assess the needs of patients with special needs, geriatric patients, and dentally fearful patients, including non-dental considerations.
3. Outline the appropriate consent process when providing care for people with communication, cognitive or sensory impairments, patients requiring special care, and geriatric patients.
4. Use oral health social and environmental facilitators for the oral health promotion of patients with special needs.
5. Describe the different categories of dentally fearful individuals and appropriate behavioral management techniques for each patient presentation type.
6. Use appropriate patient facilitation techniques for anxious patients, geriatric patients, and patients with other special needs.
7. Use critical thinking to make case-specific modifications to “ideal” treatment plans for geriatric patients and patients with special needs.
8. Evaluate the need for teamwork and interprofessional liaison in the management of patients requiring special care.
9. Refer or arrange care for patients with complex needs.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-28, C-30, C-31, CE-01, CE-03

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTGP 682

Dental Curriculum Threads

Comprehensive General Dentistry 4

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 10
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

UWSOD faculty members will mentor and supervise senior dental students in this clinical course that includes all disciplines and phases of general dentistry. Students will develop a sound philosophy of comprehensive patient care applicable to the establishment of a future evidence-based general practice.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Provide evidence-based oral health care through the analysis and use of appropriate scientific and lay literature, and the application of the basic principles of critical thinking and problem solving to scientific inquiry.
2. Provide oral health care using the advanced attributes of professionalism, including the self-assessment of the quality of one’s own work, the development of professional competencies, and the professional values and capacities associated with dedication to lifelong learning.
3. Apply the biomedical sciences to the delivery of oral health care using basic biological principles to support a high-level explanation of the etiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, pathogenesis, prevention, treatment, and prognosis of oral and oral-related disorders.
4. Create patient-centered approaches to comprehensive care using the fundamental principles of behavioral sciences.
5. Manage a diverse patient population using interpersonal and communications skills suitable for a multicultural work environment.
6. Apply legal and regulatory concepts related to the provision and/or support of oral health care services.
7. Apply practice management skills to the provision of patient-centered oral health care.
8. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to provide patient-centered care.
9. Provide oral health care ethically, meeting all expected professional responsibilities.
10. Manage the oral health care needs—within the scope of general dentistry–of patients with special needs and patients in all stages of life.
11. Solve complex problems in case management.
12. Effectively diagnose oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions by performing head-and-neck exams, intraoral examinations, and recall exams; prescribing and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT) if needed; and recommending necessary biopsies, referrals, and other special evaluations.
13. Effectively prevent oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions by incorporating risk assessment and prevention strategies for caries, periodontal disease, head-and neck-cancer, and other diseases.
14. Manage oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions to establish and maintain health.
15. Design comprehensive sequenced and staged patient-centered dental treatment plans that address the needs and desires of the dental patient, integrating all dental specialties and other health care referrals into the patient’s oral health care in a coordinated manner.
16. Ensure the continued quality of treatment by performing post-treatment evaluations and end of- treatment exams.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-19, C-24, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-04, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

 

DENTGP 674

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Urgent and Emergent Care 3

Course Director: Rolf Christensen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 4

Course Overview

This course provides advanced instruction and clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of patients requiring urgent and emergent dental care, as well as patients needing assessment and care in the discipline of oral medicine. The course includes participation in clinical rotations to Dental Urgent Care Clinic (DUCC) and Oral Medicine Clinical Services (OMCS) specialty clinic. Students will apply and clinically demonstrate their background in the dental, medical, and basic sciences to/on conditions affecting the head and neck; they will participate in complex case management.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Communicate with patients in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner that establishes rapport and facilitates gathering of subjective data.
2. Demonstrate effective patient interview skills.
3. Complete an accurate medical history including medical and psychosocial problems that impact oral health and the delivery of dental care.
4. Identify diseases and conditions that affect oral health and delivery of dental care, through general survey, vital signs, and complete physical examination of the head and neck.
5. Develop preliminary and later more definitive working diagnoses that include differential diagnoses appropriate for signs and symptoms identified through the patient history, physical, and radiographic examination.
6. Form concise accurate problem lists for the patient that include pertinent health issues and behaviors, pathology of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity and associated structures, urgent and emergent dental care needs, and the patient’s desires for treatment.
7. Integrate into planned treatments any medical, behavioral, and functional issues relevant to patient care.
8. Facilitate the effective diagnosis and management of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions, by prescribing, obtaining, and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT).
9. Communicate with other health care providers in the form of consultations and referrals to physicians, dental specialists, or other clinics within the school.
10. Implement care plans for urgent and emergent dental problems that include sequencing and the delivery of urgent and follow-up therapy.
11. Perform patient evaluations and dental care on patients with diverse cultural backgrounds and patients with special healthcare needs.
12. Demonstrate the diagnosis and initial management of patients with acute and chronic orofacial pain, mucosal abnormalities, diseases of the salivary glands, and chemosensory disorders.
13. Demonstrate appropriate use of pharmacological agents for local anesthesia and pain, infection, and anxiety management.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-27, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

 

DENTGP 673

Dental Curriculum Threads

Treatment of Patients with Special Needs 3

Course Director: Kimberly Espinoza
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 4

Course Overview

Students are exposed to the assessment process and treatment strategies for successful management of patients with developmental and acquired disabilities; geriatric patients; and anxious, fearful, or phobic patients. This is one course in a series of required courses focused on this subject and taken by all fourth-year dental students every quarter.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Provide clinical treatment using appropriate facilitation techniques for patients with developmental and acquired disabilities as well as geriatric patients.
2. Assess the needs of patients with special needs, geriatric patients, and dentally fearful patients, including non-dental considerations.
3. Outline the appropriate consent process when providing care for people with communication, cognitive or sensory impairments, patients requiring special care, and geriatric patients.
4. Use oral health social and environmental facilitators for the oral health promotion of patients with special needs.
5. Describe the different categories of dentally fearful individuals and appropriate behavioral management techniques for each patient presentation type.
6. Use appropriate patient facilitation techniques for anxious patients, geriatric patients, and patients with other special needs.
7. Use critical thinking to make case-specific modifications to “ideal” treatment plans for geriatric patients and patients with special needs.
8. Evaluate the need for teamwork and interprofessional liaison in the management of patients requiring special care.
9. Refer or arrange care for patients with complex needs.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-28, C-30, C-31, CE-01, CE-03

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTGP 672

Dental Curriculum Threads

Comprehensive General Dentistry 3

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 10
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 4

Course Overview

This clinical course includes all disciplines and phases of general dentistry. UWSOD faculty members mentor and supervise senior dental students as they develop a sound philosophy of comprehensive patient care applicable to the establishment of a future evidence-based general practice.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Provide evidence-based oral health care while employing critical-thinking skills.
2. Apply scientific and lay literature to treatment-related decisions.
3. Demonstrate advanced attributes of professionalism, including the ability to self-assess, make ethical decisions, develop professional competencies, and utilize lifelong learning.
4. Apply biomedical science knowledge to the delivery of patient care.
5. Provide patient-centered oral health care by applying behavioral science principles.
6. Provide oral health care in compliance with ethical healthcare principles and the laws, regulations, and policies of the profession.
7. Lead a multicultural oral healthcare team to provide comprehensive dental care to a diverse patient population.
8. Provide patient-centered oral healthcare as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
9. Provide risk assessment, prevention, and management strategies for dental caries, periodontal disease, and cancer of the head and neck.
10. Develop sequenced patient-centered comprehensive dental treatment plans including appropriate referrals and consultations.
11. Manage oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions to establish and maintain health.
12. Replace missing teeth using removable, fixed, and/or implant-borne prostheses.
13. Control pain and anxiety, administering appropriate anesthesia as needed, during oral healthcare.
14. Ensure the continued quality of treatment by performing post-treatment evaluations and end-of-treatment exams.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-07, CE-04, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, CE-01, C-24, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-27

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

 

DENTGP 664

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Urgent and Emergent Care 2

Course Director: Rolf Christensen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

This course provides advanced instruction and clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of patients requiring urgent and emergent dental care, as well as patients needing assessment and care in the discipline of oral medicine. The course includes participation in clinical rotations to the Dental Urgent Care Clinic (DUCC), and the oral maxillofacial radiology (OMR) and oral medicine (OMCS) specialty clinics. Students will apply and clinically demonstrate their background in the dental, medical, and basic sciences to/on conditions affecting the head and neck area; they will participate in complex case management.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Communicate with patients in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner that establishes rapport and facilitates gathering of subjective data.2. Demonstrate effective patient interview skills.3. Complete an accurate medical history including medical and psychosocial problems that impact oral health and the delivery of dental care.4. Identify diseases and conditions that affect oral health and delivery of dental care, through general survey, vital signs, and complete physical examination of the head and neck.5. Develop preliminary and later more definitive working diagnoses that include differential diagnoses appropriate for signs and symptoms identified through the patient history, physical, and radiographic examination.6. Form concise accurate problem lists for the patient that include pertinent health issues and behaviors, pathology of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity and associated structures, urgent and emergent dental care needs, and the patient’s desires for treatment.7. Integrate into planned treatments medical, behavioral, and functional issues relevant to patients’ care.8. Facilitate the effective diagnosis and management of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions, by prescribing, obtaining, and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT).9. Communicate with other health care providers in the form of consultations and referrals to physicians, dental specialists, or other clinics within the school.10. Implement care plans for urgent and emergent dental problems that include sequencing and the delivery of urgent and follow-up therapy.11. Perform patient evaluations and dental care on patients with diverse cultural backgrounds and patients with special healthcare needs.12. Demonstrate the diagnosis and initial management of patients with acute and chronic orofacial pain, mucosal abnormalities, diseases of the salivary glands, and chemosensory disorders.13. Demonstrate appropriate use of pharmacological agents for local anesthesia and pain, infection, and anxiety management.

UWSOD Competencies:C01, C02, C03, C04, C05, C06, C08, C09, C10, C11, C12, C13, C14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-09-19

 

DENTGP 663

Dental Curriculum Threads

Treatment of Patients with Special Needs 2

Course Director: Kimberly Espinoza
Credits: 2
Quarters/ Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

Students are exposed to the assessment process and treatment strategies for successful management of patients with developmental and acquired disabilities; geriatric patients; and anxious, fearful, or phobic patients. This is one course in a series of required courses focused on this subject and taken by all fourth-year dental students every quarter.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Provide clinical treatment using appropriate facilitation techniques for patients with developmental and acquired disabilities as well as geriatric patients.
2. Assess the needs of patients with special needs, geriatric patients, and dentally fearful patients, including non-dental considerations.
3. Outline the appropriate consent process when providing care for people with communication, cognitive or sensory impairments, patients requiring special care, and geriatric patients.
4. Use oral health social and environmental facilitators for the oral health promotion of patients with special needs.
5. Describe the different categories of dentally fearful individuals and appropriate behavioral management techniques for each patient presentation type.
6. Use appropriate patient facilitation techniques for anxious patients, geriatric patients, and patients with other special needs.
7. Use critical thinking to make case-specific modifications to “ideal” treatment plans for geriatric patients and patients with special needs.
8. Evaluate the need for teamwork and interprofessional liaison in the management of patients requiring special care.
9. Refer or arrange care for patients with complex needs.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-28, C-30, C-31, CE-01, CE-03

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTGP 662

Dental Curriculum Threads

Comprehensive General Dentistry 2

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 9
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

This clinical course includes all disciplines and phases of general dentistry. UWSOD faculty members mentor and supervise senior dental students as they develop a sound philosophy of comprehensive patient care applicable to the establishment of a future evidence-based general practice.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Provide evidence-based oral health care through the analysis and use of appropriate scientific and lay literature, and the application of the basic principles of critical thinking and problem-solving to scientific inquiry.
2. Provide oral health care using the advanced attributes of professionalism, including the self-assessment of the quality of one’s own work, the development of professional competencies, and the professional values and capacities associated with dedication to lifelong learning.
3. Apply the biomedical sciences to the delivery of oral health care using basic biological principles to support a high-level explanation of the etiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, pathogenesis, prevention, treatment, and prognosis of oral and oral-related disorders.
4. Create patient-centered approaches to comprehensive care using the fundamental principles of behavioral sciences.
5. Manage a diverse patient population using interpersonal and communications skills suitable for a multicultural work environment.
6. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to provide patient-centered care.
7. Provide oral health care ethically, meeting all expected professional responsibilities.
8. Manage the oral health care needs—within the scope of general dentistry–of patients with special needs and patients in all stages of life.
9. Solve complex problems in case management.
10. Effectively diagnose oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions by performing head and neck exams, intraoral examinations, and recall exams; prescribing and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT) if needed; and recommending necessary biopsies, referrals, and other special evaluations.
11. Effectively prevent oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions by incorporating risk assessment and prevention strategies for caries, periodontal disease, head and neck cancer, and other diseases.
12. Manage oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions to establish and maintain health.
13. Design comprehensive sequenced and staged patient-centered dental treatment plans that address the needs and desires of the dental patient, integrating all dental specialties and other health care referrals into the patient’s oral health care in a coordinated manner.
14. Ensure the continued quality of treatment by performing post-treatment evaluations and end-of-treatment exams.
15. Apply the basic principles and philosophies of practice management, models of oral health care delivery, and how to function successfully as the leader of the oral health care team.
16. Provide oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including recognizing the complexity of patient treatment and identifying when referral is indicated.
17. Control pain and anxiety, administering appropriate anesthesia as needed, during the provision of oral healthcare.
18. Provide health promotion and disease prevention (including caries management).
19. Manage the treatment of patients with special needs.
20. Manage pulpal and periapical diseases.
21. Manage the treatment of patients with complex medical conditions.
22. Manage dental and medical emergencies within the scope of general dentistry.
23. Replace teeth using fixed and removable prosthodontic therapies for natural dentition, dental implants, and edentulous spaces.
24. Manage orofacial and dental pain.
25. Manage TMJ disorders.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-21, C-24, C-26, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-01, CE-02, CE-03, CE-04, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-09-26

 

DENTGP 654

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Urgent and Emergent Care 1

Course Director: Rolf Christensen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

This course provides advanced instruction and clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of patients requiring urgent and emergent dental care, as well as patients needing assessment and care in the discipline of oral medicine. The course includes participation in clinical rotations to the Dental Urgent Care Clinic (DUCC), and oral medicine (OMCS) specialty clinics. Students will clinically demonstrate their background in the dental, medical, and basic sciences to/on conditions affecting the head and neck area; they will participate in complex case management.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Communicate with patients, including those with diverse cultural backgrounds and patients with special health needs, in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner.
2. Diagnose urgent and emergent problems of the orofacial region.
3. Formulate care plans for urgent and emergent orofacial problems.
4. Manage urgent and emergent orofacial problems including the provision of appropriate referrals.
5. Manage pain, infection, and anxiety with the use of appropriate pharmacological agents.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTGP 653

Dental Curriculum Threads

Treatment of Patients with Special Needs 1

Course Director: Kimberley Espinoza
Credits: 2
Quarters/ Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

Students are exposed to the assessment process and treatment strategies for successful management of patients with developmental and acquired disabilities; geriatric patients; and anxious, fearful, or phobic patients. This is one course in a series of required courses focused on this subject and taken by all fourth-year dental students every quarter.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Provide clinical treatment using appropriate facilitation techniques for patients with developmental and acquired disabilities as well as geriatric patients.
2. Assess the needs of patients with special needs, geriatric patients, and dentally fearful patients, including non-dental considerations.
3. Outline the appropriate consent process when providing care for people with communication, cognitive or sensory impairments, patients requiring special care, and geriatric patients.
4. Use oral health social and environmental facilitators for the oral health promotion of patients with special needs.
5. Describe the different categories of dentally fearful individuals and appropriate behavioral management techniques for each patient presentation type.
6. Use appropriate patient facilitation techniques for anxious patients, geriatric patients, and patients with other special needs.
7. Use critical thinking to make case-specific modifications to “ideal” treatment plans for geriatric patients and patients with special needs.
8. Evaluate the need for teamwork and interprofessional liaison in the management of patients requiring special care.
9. Refer or arrange care for patients with complex needs.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-28, C-30, C-31, CE-01, CE-03

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

 

DENTGP 652

Dental Curriculum Threads

Comprehensive General Dentistry 1

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 7
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

UWSOD faculty members will mentor and supervise senior dental students in this clinical course that includes all disciplines and phases of general dentistry. Students will develop a sound philosophy of comprehensive patient care applicable to the establishment of a future evidence-based general practice.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course series, students will be able to:

1. Provide evidence-based oral health care through the analysis and use of appropriate scientific and lay literature, and the application of the basic principles of critical thinking and problem-solving to scientific inquiry.
2. Provide oral health care using advanced attributes of professionalism, including self-assessment of the quality of one’s own work, the development of professional competencies, and the professional values and capacities associated with dedication to lifelong learning.
3. Apply the biomedical sciences to the delivery of oral health care using basic biological principles to support a high-level explanation of the etiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, pathogenesis, prevention, treatment, and prognosis of oral and oral-related disorders.
4. Create patient-centered approaches to comprehensive care using the fundamental principles of behavioral sciences.
5. Manage a diverse patient population using interpersonal and communications skills suitable for a multicultural work environment.
6. Apply legal and regulatory concepts related to the provision and/or support of oral health care services.
7. Apply practice management skills to the provision of patient-centered oral health care.
8. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to provide patient-centered care.
9. Provide oral health care ethically, meeting all expected professional responsibilities.
10. Manage the oral health care needs—within the scope of general dentistry–of patients with special needs and patients in all stages of life.
11. Solve complex problems in case management.
12. Effectively diagnose oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions by performing head-and-neck exams, intraoral examinations, and recall exams; prescribing and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT) if needed; and recommending necessary biopsies, referrals, and other special evaluations.
13. Effectively prevent oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions by incorporating risk assessment and prevention strategies for caries, periodontal disease, head and neck cancer, and other diseases. (SLO 12, 14-16)
14. Manage oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions to establish and maintain health.
15. Design comprehensive sequenced and staged patient-centered dental treatment plans that address the needs and desires of the dental patient, integrating all dental specialties and other health care referrals into the patient’s oral health care in a coordinated manner.
16. Ensure the continued quality of treatment by performing post-treatment evaluations and end-of- treatment exams.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-19, C-24, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-04, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

 

DENTGP 650

Dental Curriculum Threads

Advanced Topics in General Dentistry 1 – Sedation & Pharmacology

Course Director: John Evans and O Ross Beirne
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course overview

This lecture course reviews the drugs commonly taken by patients, legal and illegal, who present for dental care. Pharmacologic details will be presented in summary form along with the medical problems that can arise from the use of these drugs. The basic biomedical principles of conscious sedation will be presented with drugs used and the basic pharmacology of each drug. Monitoring of sedated patients and related medico-legal issues will be discussed in detail.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Obtain minimal oral conscious sedation privileges in Washington State when licensed.
2. Determine which patients are appropriate candidates for conscious oral sedation.
3. Specify how to manage orally sedated patients including pre-operative assessment and postoperative recovery.
4. Apply the medico-legal aspects of oral conscious sedation to clinical situations.
5. Explain the pharmacology of commonly used drugs dental patients take when they present for treatment.
6. Propose how to manage dental patients taking commonly prescribed medications.
7. Determine how to rapidly obtain information about drugs prescribed for their dental patients.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-09, C-10, C-12, C-13, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-30, C-31

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTPC 565

Dental Curriculum Threads

Conversations on Dental Practice

Course Directors: Rachel Greene & Randy Maebo
Credits: 1 per quarter/3 quarters
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter/1; Autumn/2

Course Overview

This course is the introductory component of the four-year practice management series. It provides a foundation for practice management and features a variety of dental-industry professionals sharing their expertise in this area. The winter-quarter theme is models of oral-healthcare delivery. Students will hear from dental professionals who work in a variety of clinic settings. They will learn how to develop a career plan and will complete a personal career plan based on a model of oral-healthcare delivery that most interests them.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
1. Discuss the elements of practice management.
2. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of practice ownership models.
3. Discuss different models of oral-healthcare delivery.
4. Create a career plan.

UWSOD Competencies: C-09, C-06, C-07, CE-04, C-14, C-08

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

DENTFN 561

Dental Curriculum Threads

Lifecycle

Course Director: Elizabeth Garcia
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

This course covers biomedical foundational information about the human lifespan from conception until death. Students will learn biological processes governing normal human development, reproduction, and aging, as well as common disease processes and pathology. Dental practice relevancy will be emphasized when applicable.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Summarize the physiologic changes that occur with pregnancy.
2. Compare general physiology principles, common pathologies, and common pharmacologic interventions to the physiological changes of pregnancy.
3. Identify the normal anatomy and physiology of the reproductive systems.
4. Generate an overview of the complex hormonal and anatomical systems which allow for human reproduction.
5. Create an overview of human reproduction from gamete to embryo, as well as an overview of the pregnancy process.
6. Characterize normal embryonic, fetal, and childhood growth and development as well as reproductive maturity, aging, and end-of-life processes and common deviations that can occur in this typical lifecycle.
7. Discuss common pathologies of the reproductive systems.
8. Describe the natural processes of aging, death, and dying, from the health practitioners’ viewpoint.
9. Reflect on the relationship of dental management within the arc of the human lifecycle.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-11, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06

Date last updated: 2023-11-21

DENTFN 560

Dental Curriculum Threads

Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Course Director: Fritzie Arce-McShane & Malveeka Sharma
Credits: 5
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

Students will study the structure and function of the human nervous system and its observable behavior ranging from reflexes to sensorimotor, cognitive, and social behavior. Learning is integrated in lectures, small groups, laboratory settings, and directed self-learning formats.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Describe the structure, function, and physiology of the nervous system.2. Classify the criteria for psychiatric diagnoses as defined in DSM-V in discussions of clinical dental care.3. Apply pathophysiological mechanisms, clinical findings, risk factors, and differential diagnoses of neurological diseases and disorders to discussions of clinical dental care.4. Describe the major pathologies of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06

Date last updated: 2023-09-19

DENTPC 531

Dental Curriculum Threads

Introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry

Course Director: Philippe Hujoel
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a term which was first coined in 1992 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. EBM emphasizes systematic searches of clinical literature and the application of formal rules of evidence evaluating the clinical literature. The aim of this course is to familiarize the student with what is evidence-based medicine and how evidence-based dentistry and evidence-based medicine should be identical.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Identify the levels of evidence.
2. Formulate questions about etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatments/interventions.
3. Identify the types of study design and biases.
4. Calculate measures of association.
5. Select different strategies and resources while performing literature searches.
6. Apply the concepts of evidence-based medicine covered in this class to dental literature.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTFN 531

Dental Curriculum Threads

Gastrointestinal & Endocrine

Course Director: Bruce Silverstein
Credits: 5
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

This lecture course provides a comprehensive overview of the gastrointestinal (including the liver) and endocrine systems. Understanding these systems is key to understanding human health and disease for the practice of general dentistry. Students explore relevant anatomy, histology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. They learn how energy metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and diabetes fit into these systems.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Describe the normal physiologic functions of the major endocrine and gastrointestinal organs.
2. Describe the hormonal feedback mechanisms of the endocrine and gastrointestinal systems that result in normal function.
3. Relate altered hormonal feedback mechanisms to disease processes in the endocrine and gastrointestinal systems.
4. Describe the pathologic processes that lead to disease in the endocrine and gastrointestinal organ systems.
5. Describe the etiology of the major diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, the liver, and the endocrine system.
6. Describe the clinical manifestations of the major diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, the liver, and the endocrine system and their oral components.
7. Relate knowledge of the cellular structures of the tissues and organs to their normal function in the endocrine and gastrointestinal systems.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-11, C-17, C-18, C-26, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

 

DENTFN 530

Dental Curriculum Threads

Blood, Autoimmune & Neoplasia

Course Director: David Dean
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 1

Course Overview

This overview of hematology, oncology, and autoimmunity addresses the biology of bone marrow, blood, and the immune system while introducing the multidisciplinary fields of rheumatology and cancer medicine. Emphasis is on oral manifestations of autoimmune diseases, head-and-neck cancers, and the oral complications of cancer therapy.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Describe the development, physiologic features, and clinical significance of all blood cell lineages.
2. Provide preoperative medical assessment and perioperative dental treatment plans for patients with benign and malignant hematologic disorders.
3. Describe the physiologic features and clinical significance of the innate and adaptive immune systems.
4. Describe the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and expected natural history of common immune-mediated systemic disorders.
5. Provide preoperative medical assessment and perioperative dental treatment plans for patients with systemic autoimmune disorders.
6. Outline the physiologic steps in hemostasis and the clinical implications of altered hemostasis.
7. Provide preoperative medical assessment and perioperative dental treatment plans for patients with hemostatic and thrombotic disorders.
8. Describe the physiologic features, clinical manifestations, and impacts of cancer and cancer therapy.
9. Provide diagnostic assessment and perioperative dental treatment plans for patients with known or suspected oral premalignant lesions, oral cancer, and oropharyngeal cancer.

UWSOD Competencies: CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-17, C-14, C-15, C-18, C-24

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

DENTFN 520

Dental Curriculum Threads

Cardiovascular

Course Director: Bruce Silverstein
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 1

Course Overview

This course will give students an integrated knowledge of the body’s circulatory system. They will study the complete cardiovascular system with a focus on the physiology and pathophysiology of disease states. A firm foundation in this system is key to recognizing the synergy of human health and disease with the practice of general dentistry.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Describe how cardiac diseases affect the oral cavity and the provision of dental care.
2. Describe the external and internal morphology of the heart and the aorta and its major branch vessels.
3. Use anatomical specimens, medical imaging, and living adults to explain key anatomical relationships between the heart and major blood vessels, and the structures and landmarks that surround them.
4. Describe the normal physiology of the cardiovascular system.
5. Identify connections between pathophysiologic and histopathologic abnormalities and the major disease processes affecting the heart and vascular system.
6. Interpret clinical, laboratory, radiographic, and histopathologic data to identify the major disease processes affecting the cardiovascular system.
7. Identify the etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnostic features, prevention, treatment and prognosis of major diseases and conditions of the cardiac systems, including implications for the practice of dental medicine.
8. Outline a treatment approach, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic measures, for the major disease processes affecting the heart and vascular system.
9. Relate the mechanism of action for major classes of drugs to the pathophysiology of the major diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
10. Interpret clinical and other diagnostic information, recognizing the side effects and primary toxicities of the major classes of drugs used to treat diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
11. Recognize a cardiac emergency in a dental patient.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, C-03, CE-06, C-09, CE-07, C-12, C-31, C-17

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

DENTFN 511

Dental Curriculum Threads

Invaders and Defenders

Course Director: Whasun “Sun” Oh Chung
Credits: 5
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn/ 1

Course Overview

Students will analyze critical concepts of microbiology and immunology, in both health and disease, using content-specific language. By the completion of this course, they will be able to interpret the manifestations of host-immune and pathogen responses in common infections of global health that impact dentistry. Classes will include large-group lectures and small-group discussions of case-based studies.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Analyze common diagnostic results of infectious and immune-mediated diseases.
2. Analyze factors that contribute to the expanding impact of infectious diseases on interdependent health communities locally and globally.
3. Apply evidence-based approaches to the management and prevention of infectious and immune-mediated diseases.
4. Describe the characteristics of antimicrobials, their mechanisms of action, mechanisms of resistance, and adverse effects including allergy.
5. Compare normal innate and adaptive immune mechanisms used to recognize, control, and clear pathogens.
6. Apply the clinical features, cells, and soluble mediators of inflammation to an explanation of beneficial and deleterious inflammatory responses.
7. Compare normal and abnormal immune mechanisms that mediate tolerance, autoimmunity, and allergy.
8. Relate the macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of the lymphoid system to how cells and proteins of the immune system traffic and interact in the lymphoid system to generate an immune response.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-08, C-11, C-12, C-15, C-17, C-24, C-30, C-31

Date last updated: 2023-11-21

DENTFN 510

Dental Curriculum Threads

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease

Course Director: Whasun “Sun” Oh Chung
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 1

Course Overview

This course covers a broad range of topics in molecular and cellular biology, including cell basics, enzymes, protein/carbohydrate/lipid metabolism, and cancer. Students will learn how various diseases are caused and regulated at molecular and cellular levels. Successful completion of this course will help students assess what cellular changes are responsible for diseases and how to intervene in diseases that are of importance in dentistry.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Describe the central dogma of molecular biology and the informational roles DNA, RNA, and protein play in disease development.
2. Illustrate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism, and how each metabolic regulation leads to certain physiological outcomes.
3. Explain the functions of DNA methylation, covalent histone modifications, and non-coding RNAs in producing epigenetic effects and outcomes of specific epigenetic changes on gene expression.
4. Differentiate how defects in DNA repair pathways lead to specific syndromes and how these defects could be remedied.
5. Assess aspects of cancer pathophysiology and how each leads to a projected outcome.
6. Analyze the cell injury, inflammation, and repair processes and how each contributes to homeostasis in health and disease.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-08, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06

Date last updated: 2023-09-07

DENTFN 500

Dental Curriculum Threads

Introduction to Clinical Dentistry

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 1

Course Overview

This course introduces incoming students to clinical dentistry. They will learn from lectures and didactic activities to gather and manage fundamental clinical data and information necessary for dental clinic procedures. In addition, students will learn about the following complementary topics: basic tooth morphology using waxing techniques; cultural competency; and cultural humility and ableism.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Clinical Dentistry–Explain aseptic procedures in a clinical setting.
2. Clinical Dentistry–Apply correct dental anatomy terminology to a simulated dental examination.
3. Clinical Dentistry—Write a treatment note in SOAP format, incorporating the components of the dental record and the ethical and medical/legal implications of proper treatment notes.
4. Clinical Dentistry–Illustrate how to take a medical history and input this information into a dental record.
5. Clinical Dentistry–Identify the training requirements and duties of each member of the dental healthcare team.
6. Clinical Dentistry–Assess the effectiveness of oral hygiene techniques.
7. Clinical Dentistry–Describe methods for the prevention of dental trauma.
8. Clinical Dentistry–Apply principles of nutrition and oral health to nutritional self-assessment and dietary planning in patient simulations.
9. Clinical Dentistry—Identify factors affecting caries risk including salivary flow and access to fluoride.
10. Clinical Dentistry–Describe career-path options for dentists.
11. Clinical Dentistry–Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
12. Clinical Dentistry–Identify signs of impairment or psychological stress in self or colleagues, the avenues for help, and the professional responsibilities for reporting.
13. Cultural Competency–Recognize how cultural differences impact communication with patients from diverse populations.
14. Cultural Competency–Create an overview of health care disparities associated with oral health.
15. Cultural Competency–Outline strategies for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services in oral health care settings.
16. Cultural Competency–Outline best practices for culturally and linguistically appropriate communication.
17. Cultural Humility–Critically self-reflect on growth as a culturally humble healthcare provider.
18. Cultural Humility–Outline strategies for addressing power imbalances in clinical settings.
19. Cultural Humility–Produce examples of how cultural humility extends beyond the patient-provider relationship.
20. Cultural Ableism–Produce examples of how ableism can manifest in medical settings.
21. Cultural Ableism–Describe models of disability, including medical, social, and biopsychosocial models.
22. Cultural Ableism–Outline best practices for improving cultural humility with patients with disabilities.
23. Dental Anatomy–Reproduce basic tooth morphology through waxing techniques.
24. Dental Anatomy–Discuss the components of tooth morphology.
25. Dental Anatomy–Correctly utilize waxing instruments.
26. Dental Anatomy–Discuss the relationship between a sound dentition and dental health.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-22, C-30, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-07-05