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DENTCL 666

Oral Medicine Clerkship SG

Course Director: Rolf Christensen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 3

Course Overview

This course, the third in a series of three, provides students with the experience and skills necessary to provide complete dental care, from assessment through treatment, for patients with urgent and emergent oral health issues; developmental or acquired disabilities; chronic or acute orofacial pain; neurosensory, chemosensory or movement disorders; or oral problems caused by treatment of cancer.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Communicate effectively with patients of all ages and stages of life and in a culturally sensitive manner with diverse populations including patients with special healthcare needs.
2. Using the patient interview, make an appropriate treatment or management plan applicable to the dental care setting that includes non-dental considerations for patients with special healthcare needs.
3. Assess the structural and functional status of the head, neck, craniofacial, oral, oropharyngeal structures of patients that involve an assessment of orofacial pain, temporomandibular dysfunction, and risks of oral cancer.
4. From a problem list, develop a differential diagnosis and a working diagnosis for each problem that does not have a definitive diagnosis.
5. Compose a comprehensive staged and sequenced treatment plan, customized to the patient’s needs, desires, and financial restrictions, that contemplates non-dental considerations.
6. Demonstrate good practices in case presentation and professional etiquette when consulting and collaborating with other members of the health care team.
7. Effectively communicate with medical, behavioral, or dental specialists when there are problems and issues that require referral.
8. Facilitate the effective diagnosis and management of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions, by prescribing and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT).
9. Identify problems and issues from the problem list that require referral to or collaboration with another health care professional.
10. Collaborate with UW School of Pharmacy students to develop and execute care plans for patient’s pain, infection, dry mouth, and other patient-specific medication-related needs.
11. Demonstrate diagnostic tests that can differentiate between the items on the differential diagnosis list and can verify the correct diagnosis.

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-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-06

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTCL 656

Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral Medicine Clerkship WR

Course Director: Rolf Christensen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 3

Course Overview

This course, the second in a series of three, provides students with the experience and skills necessary to provide complete dental care from assessment through treatment for patients with urgent and emergent oral health issues; developmental or acquired disabilities; chronic or acute orofacial pain; neurosensory, chemosensory or movement disorders; or oral problems caused by treatment of cancer.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Communicate effectively with patients of all ages and stages of life and in a culturally sensitive manner with diverse populations including patients with special healthcare needs.
2. Using the patient interview, make an appropriate treatment or management plan applicable to the dental care setting that includes non-dental considerations for patients with special healthcare needs.
3. Assess the structural and functional status of the head, neck, craniofacial, oral, oropharyngeal structures of patients that involve an assessment of orofacial pain, temporomandibular dysfunction, and risks of oral cancer.
4. From a problem list, develop a differential diagnosis and a working diagnosis for each problem that does not have a definitive diagnosis.
5. Compose a comprehensive staged and sequenced treatment plan, customized to the patient’s needs, desires, and financial restrictions, that contemplates non-dental considerations.
6. Demonstrate good practices in case presentation and professional etiquette when consulting and collaborating with other members of the health care team.
7. Effectively communicate with medical, behavioral, or dental specialists when there are problems and issues that require referral.
8. Facilitate the effective diagnosis and management of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions, by prescribing and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT).
9. Identify problems and issues from the problem list that require referral to or collaboration with another health care professional.
10. Form collaborative care plans with UW School of Pharmacy students for managing patients’ pain, infection, dry mouth, and other patient-specific medication-related needs.

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

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

DENTCL 646

Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral Medicine Clerkship AN

Course Director: Rolf Christensen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 3

Course Overview

This course, the first in a series of three quarters, provides students with the experience and skills necessary to provide complete dental care, from assessment through treatment, for patients with urgent and emergent oral health issues; developmental or acquired disabilities; chronic or acute orofacial pain; neurosensory, chemosensory or movement disorders; or oral problems caused by treatment of cancer.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Communicate effectively with patients of all ages and stages of life and in a culturally sensitive manner with diverse populations including patients with special healthcare needs.
2. Using the patient interview, make an appropriate treatment or management plan applicable to the dental care setting that includes non-dental considerations for patients with special healthcare needs.
3. Assess the structural and functional status of the head, neck, craniofacial, oral, oropharyngeal structures of patients that involve an assessment of orofacial pain, temporomandibular dysfunction, and risks of oral cancer.
4. From a problem list, develop a differential diagnosis and a working diagnosis for each problem that does not have a definitive diagnosis.
5. Compose a comprehensive staged and sequenced treatment plan, customized to the patient’s needs, desires and financial restrictions, that contemplates non-dental considerations.
6. Demonstrate good practices in case presentation and professional etiquette when consulting and collaborating with other members of the health care team.
7. Effectively communicate with medical, behavioral, or dental specialists when there are problems and issues that require referral.
8. Facilitate the effective diagnosis and management of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions, by prescribing and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT).
9. Identify problems and issues from the problem list that require referral to or collaboration with another health care professional.
10. Form collaborative care plans with UW School of Pharmacy students for managing patients’ pain, infection, dry mouth, and other patient-specific medication-related 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-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, 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-06

Date last updated: 2023-10-07

DENTPC 552

Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Theory 2

Course Director: Peggy Lee
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This course covers dental anomalies and pathology of bone and how they present on radiographs of the head-and-neck region. The students will learn how to describe pathology in both 2-D and 3-D images, interpret radiographs, identify what additional imaging to order, and formulate a differential diagnosis based on the characteristics of the radiographic appearance.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe anatomic variations and pathology on radiographs of the head-and-neck region.
2. Identify anomalies on radiographs (including 2-D and 3-D images) of the head-and-neck region.
3. Formulate a differential diagnosis.
4. After completing all imaging analyses, create an appropriate management plan.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-12, C-13, CE-02

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTPC 576

Dental Curriculum Threads

Clinical Oral Radiology

Course Director: Andrew Nalley
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This course is the practical application of the oral radiology theory course (DENTPC 532), which was held in spring quarter of first year. Students develop clinical skills and learn to avoid common mistakes. They practice intraoral and extraoral radiographic techniques (periapical, bitewing, and panoramic) and assess the radiographs.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Demonstrate proper technique for taking intraoral radiographs and capturing an FMX of diagnostic quality.
2. Assess the image quality of intraoral and panoramic radiographs.
3. Demonstrate the proper methods of image interpretation when writing a radiographic report.
4. Identify the proper techniques for patient positioning for panoramic image acquisition.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-12, C-13, C-24, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-03

DENTFN 562

Dental Curriculum Threads

Foundations of Dental Medicine 3

Course Director: Kimberly Espinoza & Nousha Panahpour Eslami
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

This course is a continuation of Foundations of Dental Medicine 1 and 2, focusing on additional core skills necessary in dentistry. Students will practice multiple interviewing techniques and dive deeper into the care of patients with disabilities. They will also learn appropriate methods of obtaining consent from and communicating with people with cognitive, sensory, and/or other communication impairments. The course structure includes workshops, clinic, case studies, and guest lectures.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Discuss classifications of human function, disability and health using a biopsychosocial framework (WHO ICF).
2. Assess the dental implications and potential facilitation techniques for patients with developmental disabilities.
3. Outline the appropriate consent process when providing care for people with communication and cognitive or sensory impairments.
4. Demonstrate advanced interviewing techniques.
5. Identify appropriate methods of communication for people with cognitive, sensory, and/or other communication impairments.
6. Use principles of metacognition to self-assess in major course areas: disability, communication, and performance of head-and-neck examinations.

UWSOD Competencies: C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-09, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-18, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-06

Date last updated: 2023-10-07

 

 

DENTPC 532

Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Theory 1

Course Director: Peggy Lee
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

Dental radiography uses ionizing radiation; thus, it is essential that all dental personnel maintain knowledge of radiographic techniques and radiation safety to perform clinical procedures. The course reviews current knowledge of radiation physics, biology, and protection and imaging principles, as well as techniques. The most common pathology in dentistry will also be discussed. The course is a didactic experience and will be conducted using lectures aided by online videos.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Discuss the principles of radiation physics.
2. Describe the biologic effects of ionizing radiation.
3. Discuss the principles and techniques of commonly used diagnostic imaging techniques in general dental practice.
4. Interpret two- and three-dimensional dental and maxillofacial radiographs.
5. Determine which type of and how many dental radiographs are needed on an individual basis.
6. Use digital imaging software tools.
7. Explain to patients the benefits and potential risks of the use of diagnostic ionizing radiation.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-09, C-10, C-12, C-13, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-06

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTFN 522

Dental Curriculum Threads

Foundations of Dental Medicine 2

Course Director: Nick Sotak and EmmaLeigh Gordon
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 1

Course Overview

This course is a continuation of DENTFN 512. It further didactically develops skills forming the basis of patient-centered communication and the development of a diagnosis and care plan. These skills include developing rapport, eliciting problem and medical histories, assessing the impact of illness, performing a physical examination, forming a problem list, and documenting and communicating with the care team. Students continue to learn the practice of professional reflection. This quarter will focus on case simulations that require utilization of acquired skills.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Correctly sequence the steps of the diagnostic process.
2. Practice skills needed to assess patients’ needs.
3. Compile the information obtained from a written patient case into a case presentation.
4. Integrate a patient’s history and exam information into a problem list.
5. Explain how to use appropriate communication skills when presenting treatment options or sharing serious information with patients.
6. Reflect upon ethical practice in patient care.
7. Identify concepts related to cultural humility to historically excluded diverse populations.
8. Design a practice of personal wellness and self-reflection.
9. Summarize the process of critically reviewing scientific literature.

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-04, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-23

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

DENTFN 512

Dental Curriculum Threads

Foundations of Dental Medicine

Course Director: Ashland Doomes and Cameron Randall
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 1

Course Overview

This course promotes the didactic development of clinical skills that form the basis of patient-centered communication, history-taking and physical assessment, and medical record documentation. Students learn interactively through classroom lecture sessions, small group discussions, group work, and case activities. They also develop culturally-appropriate basic skills through an e-learning program.

Learning Objectives

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

1. List the components of a comprehensive medical/dental/behavioral history.
2. Utilize patient-centered communication skills for eliciting and exchanging information, identifying health priorities, and making decisions about treatment.
3. Identify social and cultural contributors to individual patients’ health and health behaviors.
4. Adapt the interview to the clinical setting and to patients’ needs across the life cycle, with a focus on geriatric and adolescent patients.
5. Describe the importance and techniques of communicating effectively with patients in a culturally-sensitive manner with recognition of the impact of implicit biases.
6. Explain the need for eliciting an accurate substance-use history during a dental examination.
7. Accurately and completely document a patient’s history and exam in a standard and organized manner.
8. Develop a practice of professional reflection.
9. Utilize the principles of patient autonomy and minimizing harm to analyze selected cases of patient-dentist interactions.
10. Describe concepts related to health inequities for people from historically excluded groups.
11. Describe principles of cultural humility to health care.

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

Date last updated: 2023-10-07