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DENTCL 662

Dental Curriculum Threads

Periodontics Clerkship SG

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 3

Course Overview

The periodontics clerkship prepares dental students to provide periodontal therapy within the scope of practice of general dentistry. In the didactic component, students expand their knowledge in preparation for clinical experiences. In the clinical component, students treat patients of a minimal-to-moderate difficulty level. At the end of the clerkship, the student will be able to diagnose periodontal disease, propose an appropriate treatment plan that addresses the patient’s periodontal needs, complete initial periodontal treatment, and determine when a referral to a periodontal specialist is necessary.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Clinically assess patients with periodontal diseases.
2. Accurately identify radiographic findings needed for periodontal disease diagnosis.
3. Design evidence-based treatment plans to address the periodontal needs and desires of dental patients in conjunction with their overall dental health needs.
4. Demonstrate clinical skills and ethical values in periodontal therapy and treatment.
5. Apply surgical concepts from all relevant specialties to prosthodontic procedures.
6. Complete all the steps for the fabrication and delivery of an occlusal/night guard.
7. Demonstrate oral hygiene instruction to patients.
8. Perform periodontal prevention activities, caries risk assessment, and diet analysis on periodontics patients.
9. Accurately self-assess the quality of one’s work.
10. Coordinate care for the management of periodontal diseases.
11. Identify patients in need of periodontal surgery.
12. Manage advanced periodontal lesions.
13. Explain the biology of periodontal regeneration.
14. Demonstrate the use of the correct periodontal instruments for each clinical need.
15. Refer a patient to a periodontal specialist when indicated.

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

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTCL 652

Dental Curriculum Threads

Periodontics Clerkship WR

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 3

Course Overview

Periodontics Clerkship prepares dental students to provide periodontal therapy within the scope of practice of general dentistry. In the didactic component, students expand their knowledge of periodontology in preparation for clinical experiences. In the clinical component, students treat patients including diagnosis, treatment planning, and periodontal therapy of minimal-to-moderate-difficulty level. At the end of the clerkship, the student dentist will be able to identify and describe the periodontics needs of patients, propose a treatment plan, complete treatment, and determine when to refer to a periodontal specialist.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Clinically assess patients with periodontal diseases.
2. Accurately identify radiographic findings for periodontal disease diagnosis.
3. Formulate an evidence-based treatment plan for the periodontal care/treatment of patients.
4. Design treatment plans to address the periodontal needs and desires of the dental patient in conjunction with their overall dental health needs.
5. Demonstrate clinical skills and ethical values in periodontal therapy/treatment.
6. Describe the integration of endodontic, periodontal, orthodontic, and oral surgery concepts in prosthodontics procedures.
7. Explain indications for and the use of dental materials in periodontics dentistry.
8. Complete all the steps for the fabrication and delivery of an occlusal/night guard.
9. Perform periodontal prevention activities, caries risk assessment, and diet analysis on the periodontics patients.
10. Accurately self-assess the quality of one’s work.
11. Coordinate care for the management of periodontal diseases.
12. Explain concepts of periodontal surgery.
13. Manage advanced periodontal lesions.
14. Explain the biology of periodontal regeneration.
15. Explain when a patient should be referred to a periodontal specialist.

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

Date last updated: 2023-01-02

DENTCL 642

Dental Curriculum Threads

Periodontics Clerkship AN

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 3

Course Overview

Periodontics Clerkship prepares dental students to provide periodontal therapy within the general dentistry scope of practice. In the didactic component, students expand their knowledge of periodontology in preparation for clinical experiences. In the clinical component, students treat patients including diagnosis, treatment planning and periodontal therapy of minimal-to-moderate difficulty level. At the end of the clerkship, the student dentist will be able to identify and describe the periodontal needs of patients, propose a treatment plan, complete treatment, and determine when to refer to a periodontal specialist.

Learning Objectives

1. Clinically assess patients with periodontal diseases.
2. Accurately identify radiographic findings for periodontal disease diagnosis.
3. Formulate an evidence-based treatment plan for the periodontal care/treatment of patients.
4. Design treatment plans to address the periodontal needs and desires of the dental patient in conjunction with their overall dental health needs.
5. Demonstrate clinical skills and ethical values in periodontal therapy/treatment.
6. Describe the integration of endodontic, periodontal, orthodontic, and oral surgery concepts in prosthodontic procedures.
7. Explain indications for and the use of dental materials in periodontics dentistry.
8. Demonstrate oral hygiene instruction to patients.
9. Complete all the steps for the fabrication and delivery of an occlusal/night guard.
10. Perform periodontal prevention activities, caries risk assessment, and diet analysis on the periodontics patient.
11. Accurately self-assess the quality of one’s work.
12. Coordinate care for the management of periodontal diseases.
13. Explain the concepts of periodontal surgery.
14. Manage advanced periodontal lesions.
15. Explain the biology of periodontal regeneration.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-28, C-31, CE02, CE-03, CE-06

Date last updated: 2022-09-21

DENTPC 587

Dental Curriculum Threads

Periodontics 3: Prevention/Periodontics II

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This multidisciplinary course serves as a continued introduction to and overview of prevention of disease in dentistry. It is the clinical application of topics covered in lecture the prior quarter (DENTPC 577). Students will see patients for preventive maintenance appointments, applying their knowledge of caries detection and treatment planning, identification of periodontal predisposing factors, and hand and power instrumentation. In addition to providing preventive maintenance treatment to patients, students will participate in other periodontal clinical exercises.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform a detailed periodontal examination.
2. Accurately enter complete periodontal charting into the electronic health record.
3. Perform a plaque index.
4. Demonstrate the proper use of ultrasonic instruments.
5. Demonstrate use of the Dental Rat for periodontal recording in the electronic health record.
6. Perform radiographic assessment of periodontal disease and caries.
7. Demonstrate use of the electronic health record system (axiUm) to input medical history, treatment notes, treatment codes, and referrals to other clinics.
8. Assist another student in a restorative procedure, an oral medicine procedure, and a periodontal exam.
9. Perform a dental prophylaxis procedure on a patient.
10. Perform head-and-neck and intraoral exams.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-22, C-24, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTPC 577

Dental Curriculum Threads

Periodontics 2: Prevention/Periodontics

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This multidisciplinary course serves as an introduction to dental disease prevention as students prepare to provide patient care in the clinic next quarter. Students learn to examine the dentition and periodontium, measure dental conditions, scale and root plane using correctly sharpened, appropriate instruments, and apply oral hygiene chemotherapeutics.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the characteristics and indicated use of various periodontal scalers, curettes, and powered instruments.
2. Identify plaque and calculus.
3. Perform a detailed periodontal examination.
4. Discuss, in written and oral form, the purpose of indications for and techniques involved in scaling and coronal polishing.
5. Select the correct symbols to be used in recording the clinical findings of a periodontal examination.
6. Demonstrate proper technique in the use of the periodontal probe.
7. Identify those areas of the mouth where there is an increased deposition of calculus.
8. Demonstrate proper periodontal instrument sharpening technique.
9. Demonstrate a prophylaxis.
10. Describe the benefits and limitations of a variety of commercially available toothpastes and mouth rinses.
11. Demonstrate proper use of instruments for preclinical scaling and root planing.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-05, C-06, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-22, C-24, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-03

Date last updated: 2023-01-02

DENTPC 511

Dental Curriculum Threads

Introduction to Periodontics

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 1

Course Overview

This lecture course introduces students to periodontology. It includes the clinical, histopathologic, and radiographic features of various periodontal diseases; principles of preventive periodontics; initial examination of the periodontium; and the classification and epidemiology of periodontal diseases.

Learning Objectives

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

1. List the normal structures of the periodontium.
2. Classify periodontal diseases.
3. Describe the epidemiology of periodontal diseases.
4. Describe local and systemic factors that contribute to the development of periodontal disease.
5. Describe the role of microbial plaque, calculus, and tobacco use in the development of periodontal diseases.
6. Describe the histopathology of periodontal diseases.
7. Describe the host response and pathogenic lesions in periodontal disease.
8. Demonstrate periodontal probing technique on a dentoform.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-11, CE-03

Date last updated: 2022-09-21