UW School of Dentistry

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. Discuss the proposed treatment plan to the patient in terms that invite a two-way discussion for the purposes of informed consent.
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, C15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-26, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-04, CE-06

Date last updated: 2022-03-29

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. 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.

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, C15, 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: 2021-12-31

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, 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: 2021-09-27

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 2D and 3D 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 2D and 3D 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: 2022-06-22

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: 2022-01-04

DENTFN 562

Dental Curriculum Threads

Foundations of Dental Medicine 3

Course Director: Kimberly Espinoza
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 several core skills necessary in dentistry: patient interviewing, head-and-neck exams, care of people with disabilities, and care of diverse populations. Interviewing topics include difficult interviewing, motivational interviewing, and communication with patients who have communication disorders. Disability topics include biopsychosocial profiles, care-facilitation techniques, and case-based scenarios. Beyond disability, topics related to diversity include religion and health care, prison health and intersectionality, and indigenous health. Finally, this course offers clinical experience with head-and neck exams.

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 and mental health conditions.
3. Outline the appropriate consent process when providing care for people with communication and cognitive or sensory impairments.
4. Describe concepts related to diversity, equity, and justice, including religion and health care, prison health and intersectionality, and indigenous health.
5. Demonstrate advanced interviewing techniques, including motivational interviewing and conducting “the difficult interview.”
6. Identify appropriate methods of communication for people with cognitive, sensory, and/or other communication impairments.
7. Use principles of metacognition to self-assess in major course areas: disability, cultural humility, and communication.
8. Assess the structural and functional status of the head, neck, craniofacial, oral, and oropharyngeal structures, and the periodontium and dentition of patients.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, 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-24, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-06

Date last updated: 2021-09-07

 

 

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 also will 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: 2022-03-29

DENTFN 522

Dental Curriculum Threads

Foundations of Dental Medicine 2

Course Director: Stuart Taylor and Ashland Doomes
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 1

Course Overview

This course is a continuation of DENTFN 512. It further develops clinical 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 learn the practice of professional reflection. This quarter will focus on case simulations that require utilization of newly acquired skills.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Explain how to obtain a comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral history.
2. Discuss 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. Discuss how to 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. Discuss how to assess the structural and functional status of the head, neck, craniofacial, oral, and oropharyngeal structures, and the periodontium and dentition of patients.
8. Describe the steps in an oral cancer screening examination.
9. Describe the steps in a temporomandibular dysfunction screening.
10. Review how to document the patient’s history and exam, including the problem list and problem statement, in a standard and organized manner.
11. Develop a practice of professional reflection.
12. Explain how to deliver bad news in a clinical setting.
13. Apply the principles of ethics to the analysis of select cases of patient-dentist interactions.
14. Discuss how to communicate appropriately–with other clinicians and the patient–the specific problems and issues that require referral to a medical, behavioral, or dental specialist.
15. Explain the side effects and impact on dental care and oral health of the top thirty prescribed medications in the US.
16. Conduct a critical review of an evidence-based scientific publication that supports a clinical question.
17. Describe concepts related to health inequities for people from marginalized groups.
18. Apply principles of cultural humility to health care.

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-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-01-05

DENTFN 512

Dental Curriculum Threads

Foundations of Dental Medicine

Course Director: Ashland Doomes and Stuart Taylor
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 1

Course Overview

This course promotes the development of clinical skills that form the basis of patientcentered communication, history-taking and physical assessment, and medical record documentation. It includes a brief introduction to telehealth dentistry. Students learn interactively through classroom lecture sessions, small group discussions and case activities, physical examination practice sessions, and clinical observations. They also develop culturallyappropriate basic skills through an elearning program.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Obtain a comprehensive medical/dental/behavioral history.
2. Explain 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. Assess the structural and functional status of the head, neck, craniofacial, oral, oropharyngeal structures, and the periodontium and dentition of patients.
8. Perform an oral cancer screening examination.
9. Perform a temporomandibular dysfunction screening.
10. Accurately and completely document a patient’s history and exam—including the problem list—in a standard and organized manner.
11. Develop an accurate, complete, and well-organized oral case presentation for a new or continuing patient, adapting the presentation to the clinical setting.
12. Develop a practice of professional reflection.
13. Utilize principles of ethics to analyze selected cases of patient-dentist interaction.
14. Explain the side effects and impact on dental care and oral health of the top thirty-two prescribed medications in the U.S.
15. Describe concepts related to health inequities for people from marginalized groups.
16. Apply principles of cultural humility to health care.

UWSOD Competencies: C01, C02, C03, C04, C05, C06, C09, C10, C11, C12, C13, C14, C15, C- 16, C-17, C-18, C-23, C-24, C-26, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE06, CE07

Date last updated: 2021-09-08