UW School of Dentistry

DENTCL 664

Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry Clerkship SG

Course Director: Pollene Speed McIntyreJM Anderson
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 3

Course Overview

The student will diagnose and treat conditions of the human dentition that fall within the scope of operative dentistry. Operative dentistry plays a key role in disease control and the integration of comprehensive care of our patients. Emphasis is placed on preventive therapies for caries. In the daily clinical environment, the student and faculty will utilize the patient assessment and treatment planning process to ensure preventive and restorative procedures provided are appropriate for the patient’s comprehensive care.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Use the patient assessment and treatment planning processes when providing comprehensive patient care.
2. Perform the appropriate diagnosis and treatment for conditions of the human dentition that fall within the scope of operative dentistry.
3. Perform disease control and preventive, chemotherapeutic, and restorative therapies for the human dentition based upon proper diagnosis.
4. Complete basic Class II amalgams plus Class III and/or IV resin composite restorations.
5. Integrate knowledge, decision-making, and clinical skills to provide quality patient care.
6. Treat patients, faculty, staff, and peers in an ethical and professional manner.
7. Exhibit self-improvement/self-directed learning by being prepared for the clinical experience and by self-assessing performance.
8. Perform caries risk assessments for patients using the ADA “Caries Risk Assessment Form.”
9. Explain the significance of the different levels of caries susceptibility.
10. Determine restorability and prognosis of a patient’s individual teeth and their whole dentition.
11. Perform high quality complex restorative procedures on patients, specifically Class II amalgams, Class III or IV resin composite restorations, build-up procedures, root caries restoration, and crown repairs, with minimal guidance from supervising clinical instructors.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, 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-21, C-22, C-28, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-04, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-03-29

DENTCL 661

Dental Curriculum Threads

Prosthodontics Clerkship SG

Course DirectorSami DoganKavita Shor
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 3

Course Overview

This is the third course in a three-part series that introduces students to clinical prosthodontics, building on the preclinical training from the first and second years of the curriculum. At the end of the clerkship, student dentists will be able to identify the prosthodontic needs of patients and design and deliver fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontic treatment.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform head-and-neck and dental examinations to facilitate proper diagnosis of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions.
2. Incorporate caries risk assessment, periodontal risk assessment, diet analysis, salivary analysis, head and neck cancer risk assessment, and prevention into the assessment and treatment of prosthodontics patients.
3. Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy and its relationship to prosthodontic treatment.
4. Diagnose diseased teeth, defective or failing dental restorations, and missing teeth.
5. Integrate medical and other dental specialties into a patient’s prosthodontic and restorative treatment in a coordinated manner.
6. Describe dental digital systems (CAD/CAM) that can be used in the development of implants and fixed/removable prostheses.
7. Design comprehensive problem-based dental treatment plans, including prosthetic and restorative dental treatment, to address the needs and desires of the dental patient.
8. Coordinate treatment of dental implant patients among different specialists.
9. Perform tissue management including tissue retraction techniques and electrosurgery.
10. Explain indications and benefits of orthodontic prosthodontic treatment.
11. Identify the endodontic/periodontal/orthodontic/oral surgery techniques used in fixed, implant, and removable prosthodontics procedures.
12. Manage the varying degrees of treatment complexity in the design of treatment plans and provision of treatment.
13. Perform the treatment planning, diagnostic procedures, and clinical procedures necessary for the restoration of dental implants.
14. Provide elective esthetic dental procedures.
15. Explain indications for dental implants in the rehabilitation of edentulous and partially edentulous patients.
16. Accurately self-assess the quality of one’s own work.
17. Incorporate sound ethical and legal principles into the performance of all clinical procedures.

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-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-24, C-25, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05

Date last updated: 2022-03-29

DENTCL 654

Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry Clerkship WR

Course Director: Pollene Speed McIntyre and JM Anderson
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 3

Course Overview

The student will diagnose and treat conditions of the human dentition that fall within the scope of operative dentistry. Operative dentistry plays a key role in disease control and the integration of comprehensive care of our patients. Emphasis is placed on preventive therapies for caries. In the daily clinical environment, the student and faculty will utilize the patient assessment and treatment planning process to ensure preventive and restorative procedures provided are appropriate for the patient’s comprehensive care.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the patient assessment and treatment planning process in providing comprehensive patient care.
2. Perform the appropriate diagnosis and treatment for conditions of the human dentition that fall within the scope of operative dentistry.
3. Complete Class II amalgams, Class III or IV resin composite restorations, and complex restorations.
4. Treat patients, faculty, staff, and peers in an ethical and professional manner.
5. Accurately self-assess clinical performance.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-06, C-07, C-09, C-10, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-16, C-17, C-19,
C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTCL 651

Dental Curriculum Threads

Prosthodontics Clerkship WR

Course DirectorSami Dogan and Kavita Shor
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 3

Course Overview

This is the second course in a three-part series that introduces students to clinical prosthodontics, building on the preclinical training from the first and second years of the curriculum. At the end of the clerkship, student dentists will understand the prosthodontic needs of patients and be able to design and deliver prosthodontic treatment.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform head-and-neck and dental examinations to facilitate proper diagnosis of all the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions.
2. Incorporate caries risk assessment, periodontal risk assessment, diet analysis, salivary analysis, head and neck cancer risk assessment, and prevention into the assessment and treatment of prosthodontics patients.
3. Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy and its relationship to prosthodontic treatment.
4. 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), and by recommending biopsies, referrals, and other special evaluations.
5. Diagnose diseased teeth, defective or failing dental restorations, and missing teeth.
6. Manage parafunctional habits and occlusal discrepancies.
7. Recognize the impact of general health conditions on the provision of oral health care.
8. Integrate other dental specialties into a patient’s prosthodontic and restorative treatment in a coordinated manner.
9. Perform the treatment planning, diagnostic procedures, and clinical procedures necessary for the restoration of dental implant(s).
10. Describe dental digital systems (CAD/CAM) that can be used in the development of implants and fixed/removable prostheses.
11. Design comprehensive problem-based dental treatment plans, including prosthetic and restorative dental treatment, to address the needs and desires of the dental patient.
12. Perform tissue management such as tissue retraction techniques and electrosurgery.
13. Explain indications and benefits of orthodontic prosthodontic treatment.
14. Identify endodontic/periodontal/orthodontic/oral surgery techniques used in fixed, implant, and removable prosthodontic procedures.
15. Solve problems associated with patient cases of varying levels of treatment complexity.
16. Provide elective esthetic dental procedures.
17. Accurately self-assess the quality of one’s own work.
18. Incorporate sound ethical and legal principles into the performance of all clinical procedures.

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-19, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-25, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-03, CE05, CE-07

Date last updated: 2021.12.31

DENTCL 641

Dental Curriculum Threads

Prosthodontics Clerkship AN

Course Director: Sami Dogan and Kavita Shor
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 3

Course Overview

This course introduces students to clinical prosthodontics, building on the preclinical training from the first and second years of the curriculum. At the end of the clerkship, student dentists will be able to identify, treatment plan, and provide clinical care for the prosthodontic needs of patients.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform head-and-neck and dental examinations to facilitate proper diagnosis of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions.
2. Incorporate risk assessment for and prevention of caries, periodontal disease, and head and neck cancer, including dietary and salivary analysis, into the assessment and treatment of prosthodontics, implant, and restorative dentistry patients.
3. 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), and by recommending biopsies, referrals, and other special evaluations.
4. Diagnose defective or failing dental restorations, partially or fully edentulous ridges, soft tissue pathology, and occlusal discrepancies, particularly as they relate to the provision of prosthodontic, implant, or restorative care.
5. Assess both the impact of general health conditions on the provision of oral health care and the impact of oral health conditions on general health to safeguard the patient’s well-being.
6. Describe the indications for use of a therapeutic acrylic occlusal splint and the advantages of its use to deliver an appropriate occlusal treatment.
7. Explain the role and impact of dental implants in the rehabilitation of edentulous/partially edentulous patients.
8. Identify dental digital systems (CAD/CAM) that can be used in the planning, design, and treatment of teeth, implants, and fixed/removable prostheses.
9. Perform tissue management: tissue retraction techniques and electrosurgery.
10. In a coordinated manner, Integrate other dental specialties into a patient’s prosthodontic and restorative treatment.
11. Design comprehensive sequenced and staged patient-centered dental treatment plans, incorporating preventive and prosthetic and/or restorative dental treatment, to address the needs and desires of the dental patient.
12. Successfully manage problems associated with prosthodontic, restorative, and multidisciplinary cases of varying levels of treatment complexity.
13. Accurately self-assess the quality of one’s own work.
14. Incorporate sound ethical and legal principles into the performance of all clinical procedures.
15. Provide current evidence-based prosthodontic and restorative care through the analysis and use of appropriate scientific and lay literature.

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-19, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-07

Date last updated: 2021-09-28

DENTCL 644

Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry Clerkship AN

Course Director: Pollene Speed and JM Anderson
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 3

Course Overview

The student will diagnose and treat conditions of the human dentition that fall within the scope of operative dentistry. Operative dentistry plays a key role in disease control and the integration of comprehensive care of our patients. Emphasis is placed on preventive therapies for caries. In the daily clinical environment, the student and faculty will utilize the patient assessment and treatment planning process to ensure preventive and restorative procedures provided are appropriate for the patient’s comprehensive care.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
1. Describe the patient assessment and treatment planning process in providing comprehensive patient care.
2. Perform the appropriate diagnosis and quality treatment (preventive, chemotherapeutic, and restorative) for conditions of the human dentition that fall within the scope of operative dentistry.
3. Complete Class II amalgams, Class III or IV resin composite restorations, and complex restorations.
4. Treat patients, faculty, staff, and peers in an ethical and professional manner.
5. Accurately self-assess clinical performance.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-06, C-07, C-09, C-10, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-16, C-17, C-19,
C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2021-09-23

DENTPC 533

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Materials Science 2

Course Director: Dr. Kwok-Hung (Albert) Chung
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

This course is a continuation of DENTPC 523. Students apply their college knowledge of chemistry, physics, and biology to the basic science of materials used in dentistry, and learn compositions, properties, and manipulation techniques of biomaterials used in dental applications.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Classify direct gold filling materials according to the manufacturing processes used.
2. Classify dental casting alloys according to their components and functions.
3. Classify investment materials according to their compositions and desired properties.
4. Explain the lost-wax technique, casting procedures, and associated casting problems.
5. Compare the effects of materials and devices used for finishing and polishing procedures.
6. Describe the development, compositions, properties, and potential challenges of dental amalgam materials.
7. Describe the development, compositions, and properties of both resin-based composite filling and dental adhesive systems.
8. Discuss the use of ceramic materials in dentistry including the porcelain-fused-to-metal restoration and bonding mechanisms.
9. Discuss the ceramic materials for all-ceramic prostheses.
10. Explain the development, compositions, and properties of dental cements.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-28, CE-05, CE-06

Date last updated: 2022-03-29

DENTPC 523

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Materials Science 1

Course Director: Kwok-Hung (Albert) Chung
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 1

Course Overview

This course teaches first-year dental students to apply their college knowledge of chemistry, physics, and biology to the basic science of materials used in dentistry. Students will learn compositions, properties, and manipulation techniques of biomaterials used in dental applications.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the relationship between basic science, applied techniques, and evidence-based clinical dentistry.
2. Discuss the mechanical properties and testing of materials used in dentistry.
3. Discuss the physical properties of materials that are important in dentistry.
4. Discuss the impact of polymerization reactions on polymeric materials used in dentistry.
5. Compare reversible and irreversible hydrocolloid materials used in dentistry.
6. Identify the components, properties, and functions of elastomeric impression materials.
7. Describe phase diagram application, metallic solidification, and micro-structural changes in heat treatments of metallic materials.
8. Identify the manufacturing methods and techniques of classic and modern materials used in dentistry, especially digital dentistry.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-06, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-14, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21,
C-28, C-30, CE-05, CE-07

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTPC 585

Dental Curriculum Threads

Removable Partial Denture Technique

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

Students are prepared for the procedures necessary for the provision of removable partial dentures (RPDs) in the clinical setting. Through lectures and lab sessions, they will learn to fabricate RPDs from the evaluation of partially edentulous patients to the completion and maintenance of the prostheses.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Given a partially dentate arch simulating natural teeth, prepare guiding planes and rest seats.
2. Given a cast with teeth that have been re-contoured, design an example cast to guide a dental technician.
3. Given wax patterns of crowns, modify the waxed crowns to receive a removable partial denture.
4. Given casts representing a CD/RPD patient with multiple crown preparations, establish an acceptable plane of occlusion for the crowns.
5. Given a model of a mouth requiring a distal extension partial denture, make a secondary impression to alter the original master cast.
6. Given a partial denture framework and master cast, fabricate an occlusion rim.
7. Given occlusion rims, mounted models, and specific dimensions representing a CD/RPD patient, trim the rims to represent the vertical dimension of occlusion and to record centric relation.
8. Select the appropriate tooth form and material to create the desired occlusal scheme for patients with partially and completely edentulous jaws.
9. Given mounted casts of a CD/RPD on a semi-adjustable articulator, set artificial cusped teeth in balanced occlusion.
10. Given a waxed-up partial denture, make a remount cast.
11. Given a model with some teeth to be extracted, create a temporary removable partial denture–ready for processing–by following the steps of trimming the cast, setting the teeth, and waxing the denture.
12. Given a partial or complete acrylic resin dentures with broken parts, use an autopolymerizing acrylic resin to repair the appliance.
13. Describe the procedures, sequence, and necessary materials for the delivery and maintenance of an RPD in a clinical setting.
14. Demonstrate the procedures, sequence, and necessary materials for the design, delivery, and maintenance of an RPD in a laboratory setting.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-14, C-16, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-26, C-28

Date last updated: 2022-03-29

DENTPC 582

Dental Curriculum Threads

Implant Dentistry

Course Director: Mats Kronstrom
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge in implant dentistry to aid the development of their competency in managing the restoration of partial or complete edentulism using implant procedures. The preclinical and didactic portions of the course are designed to prepare students for the core of the clinical implant dentistry education curriculum at the UW School of Dentistry. The clinical activity will be directed by the Department of Restorative Dentistry and will operate as part of the comprehensive care system.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Discuss the history of implantology.
2. Explain the basic science of osseointegration.
3. Manage patient selection, treatment planning, and the restorative phase of the implant treatment.
4. Restore implants with single-unit restorations and overdentures using the correct components and managing the clinical procedures.
5. Explain surgical considerations for the partially and fully edentulous patient.
6. Explain the surgical placement and restorative procedures step-by-step.
7. Explain the surgical and prosthetic complications of implants.
8. Restore a single-tooth implant in the laboratory.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-17, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-25, C-26,
C-31, CE-05

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTPC 581

Dental Curriculum Threads

Fixed Prosthodontics 3

Course Director: Yen-Wei Chen & Xavier Lepe
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This course is the third in a three-course sequence of preclinical fixed prosthodontics. Greater ability in planning and critical thinking is expected compared to the previous two courses. The lectures and laboratory exercises emphasize the esthetic aspects of the restoration of individual or multiple-unit prostheses and serve as an introduction to digital dentistry. Lectures integrate the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics and periodontics, as well as connect laboratory and clinical fixed prosthodontics course content with material science information. Several guest lecturers will introduce the concept of continuing education. A critical evaluation of the dental literature is introduced with examples of evidence-based decisions regarding treatment planning in fixed prosthodontics.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Prepare teeth for various esthetic complete veneer crown designs.
2. Design a resin-bonded, ultraconservative maxillary anterior fixed prosthesis.
3. Design an anterior porcelain-fused-to-metal fixed prosthesis.
4. Complete a CAD/CAM provisional restoration.
5. Wax a posterior crown ready for porcelain application.
6. Describe all procedures and processes for using porcelain for fixed prostheses.
7. Demonstrate the use of a digital scanner when making a digital impression.
8. Deliver an all-ceramic crown using bonding procedures.

UWSOD Competencies: C-02, C-19, C-20, C-21

Date last updated: 2022-03-29

DENTPC 580

Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry 5

Course Director: Alireza Sadr & Daniel Chan
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This is a lecture and preclinical laboratory course that builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in DENTPC 530, 550, 560, and 570. The course introduces processes for treatment planning and restoring damaged tooth structure to proper form, function, and esthetics. Anterior teeth are managed with esthetic restorations like composite veneers, ceramic veneers, and ceramic inlays/onlays.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Demonstrate how the principles of surgical cavity preparation are applied under various clinical parameters to ceramic veneer and inlay/onlay restorations.
2. Demonstrate the techniques of composite veneer restorations.
3. Demonstrate the application of CAD/CAM technology for ceramic restorations.
4. Write dental laboratory prescriptions.
5. Explain the concept of and techniques used in diastema closure.
6. Describe biocompatibility of dental materials.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-10, C-12, C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-05

Date last updated: 2022-04-01

DENTPC 572

Dental Curriculum Threads

Complete Dentures 2

Course Director: Kavita Shor
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

This is the second of two companion courses in complete dentures. The first course, Complete Dentures 1, is presented the preceding quarter. In these two courses, the students learn how to fabricate complete dentures for the edentulous patient.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform the clinical and laboratory steps required to fabricate a complete denture.
2. Manipulate the dental materials necessary to fabricate complete dentures.
3. Solve typical problems that occur during complete denture construction and placement.

UWSOD Competencies:C-01, C-13, C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-02, CE-05

Date last updated: 2022-02-17

DENTPC 571

Dental Curriculum Threads

Fixed Prosthodontics 2

Course Director: Yen-Wei Chen & Xavier Lepe
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This is the second course in a three-course sequence of preclinical fixed prosthodontics. The lectures and laboratory exercises emphasize the restoration of endodontically treated teeth, preparation of multiple abutment teeth for fixed prostheses, preparation of complete ceramic crowns, and general fundamentals in treatment planning for fixed prostheses. Projects emphasize the various designs and materials for post-and-core foundation restorations as well as multiple abutment tooth preparations for posterior fixed prostheses and multiple-unit provisional restorations. Lectures integrate the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics, and they also incorporate the material sciences into laboratory techniques and clinical procedures.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Demonstrate procedures used for the restoration of endodontically treated teeth.
2. Demonstrate restoration of endodontically treated teeth using post-and-core systems.
3. Demonstrate procedures for the fabrication of provisional restorations for anterior endodontically treated teeth using temporary posts.
4. Demonstrate procedures for multiple-tooth preparations for a fixed partial denture.
5. Describe the use of dental materials in the fabrication of provisional and metal restorations in fixed partial dentures.
6. Describe all necessary steps–prior to submitting the case to a commercial dental laboratory–to fabricate fixed partial dentures.
7. Demonstrate tooth preparation of a complete ceramic crown.
8. Demonstrate preparation of anterior and posterior teeth for complete ceramic crowns.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-10, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-23

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTPC 570

Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry 4

Course Director: Alireza Sadr
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

The course prepares students for advanced operative dentistry to restore the lost form, function, and esthetics of teeth due to caries, trauma, and erosive tooth wear. The focus of the course is on advanced composite restorations and adhesive dentistry, but restoration with amalgam and glass ionomer is also covered. The course emphasizes the interactions among patient needs and priorities, disease activity and risk, long-term tooth survival, and health maintenance based on minimally invasive dentistry concepts. As in the previous courses, this course applies principles of ergonomics and patient positioning, workplace organization and safety, appropriate communication, and professional behavior.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Apply modern principles of tooth preparation to the design of two-, three-, and four-surface restorations including restoration of structurally compromised and/or endodontically treated teeth.
2. Manipulate composites and bonding agents to achieve successful results.
3. Utilize literature and relevant clinical information to attain the most appropriate treatment solution for the patient.
4. Demonstrate appropriate decision making for the treatment of deep carious lesions and caries around restorations, and the repair and replacement of existing restorations.
5. Apply critical thinking, ethical principles, and professional behavior to patient treatment.

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-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-28, CE-03, CE-06, CE07

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTPC 562

Dental Curriculum Threads

Complete Dentures 1

Course Director: Kavita Shor
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This is the first of two companion courses in complete dentures. The second course, DENTPC 572 Complete Dentures 2, is a fall-quarter course. In both these courses, students learn the laboratory and clinical steps in the fabrication of complete dentures for edentulous patients.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform the clinical and laboratory steps required to fabricate a complete denture.
2. Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy and its relationship to complete denture fabrication.
3. Manipulate the dental materials necessary to fabricate complete dentures.
4. Solve typical problems that occur during complete denture construction and after placement.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-07, C-10, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-25, CE-02, CE-05, CE-06

Date last updated: 2022-06-16

DENTPC 561

Dental Curriculum Threads

Fixed Prosthodontics 1

Course Director: Yen-Wei ChenXavier Lepe
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

This course introduces second-year students to fixed prosthodontics. The lecture content of this course connects laboratory and clinical fixed prosthodontics course content with material science information. Pre-clinical experience is provided in tooth preparation, provisional restoration, and fabrication of various indirect restorations by using traditional and CAD/CAM technology.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the procedures for tooth preparation for single crowns.
2. Demonstrate how to properly prepare teeth to receive single crowns.
3. Describe the procedures for the fabrication of single crowns.
4. Demonstrate how to properly fabricate direct single unit provisional crowns.
5. Describe the use of dental materials required in the fabrication of single-unit provisional crowns and metal crowns.
6. Demonstrate the use of dental materials used in the fabrication of single-unit provisional crowns and metal crowns.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-10, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21

Date last updated: 2021-09-09

DENTPC 560

Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry 3

Course Director: Alireza Sadr
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

This course covers the surgical management of and restoration techniques for conservative one surface, two-surface, and three-surface restorations. Students will practice surgical preparation skills, the application of bonding agents, the placement of restorative materials (composites, amalgams, and glass ionomers), and the finishing and polishing of restorations. They will recognize how patient disease activity, risk assessment, restorative diagnosis and treatment planning, patient priorities, and anatomical variations impact the restoration of teeth. They will apply the principles of ergonomics and patient positioning, workplace organization and safety, appropriate communication, and professional behavior to their clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Apply the principles of cavity preparation designs under various clinical parameters for conservative Class 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 restorations.
2. Perform the preparation and restoration of conservative Class 1-5 restorations to a clinicallyacceptable level.
3. Accurately self-evaluate your own work using the principles of cavity preparation and restoration.
4. Appropriately manipulate dental materials (resin composites, bonding agents, glass ionomers, and amalgam).
5. Formulate the most appropriate treatment solutions for a patient case based on integrated didactic information, the literature, and clinical information.
6. Function in the pre-clinical environment with demonstrating good communication, organization, productivity, and professionalism.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15,
C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-28, CE-03, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2021-09-01

DENTPC 535

Dental Curriculum Threads

Removable Partial Denture Design

Course Director: Hai Zhang
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This course presents the principles of removable partial denture design (RPD) for partially edentulous patient situations. The course is comprised of a series of lectures and laboratory excises. No clinic sessions are included.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Relate the Kennedy classification of partially edentulous arches to partial denture design.
2. Compare the indications and contraindications for removable partial dentures with those of other types of prostheses.
3. Describe the major components of removable partial dentures.
4. Describe the clinical workflow of removable partial dentures.
5. Examine the impact of the major components of an RPD on design and function.
6. Apply the basic principles of removable partial denture designs to different patient scenarios.
7. Design the basic types of removable partial dentures.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C15, C-16, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-25, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE04, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-03-29

DENTPC 551

Dental Curriculum Threads

Immediate Dentures

Course Director: Andy Marashi & Hai Zhang
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

Students will become familiar with the basic principles of immediate dentures and the procedures for
the fabrication of an immediate denture (ICD). Topics will include treatment planning, laboratory steps
for the fabrication of the ICD, surgical procedures, post-insertion care, and complications.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the basic principles of immediate dentures.
2. Perform the clinical steps required to fabricate immediate dentures.
3. Perform the laboratory steps required to fabricate immediate dentures.
4. Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy, and the relationship of anatomy to
immediate denture fabrication.
5. Describe the use of dental materials necessary to fabricate an immediate denture.
6. Describe problems that can occur during immediate denture construction and after immediate
denture insertion.
7. Describe oral surgery concepts for immediate denture procedures.
8. Communicate to either a patient or legal guardian the risks, benefits, and alternative treatment
for immediate denture procedures.
9. Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan, based on diagnostic findings, to implement an
immediate denture treatment.
10. Recognize the limits of expertise.
11. Identify oral and maxillofacial hard and soft tissue lesions and diseases.
12. Manage replacement of teeth for the partially or completely edentulous patient.
13. Describe the role of lifelong learning and self-assessment in maintaining competency.
14. Utilize critical thinking in assessing technical and scientific information for use in identifying
patient needs and treatments.
15. Apply the principles of behavioral science that pertain to patient-centered oral health care.
16. Obtain consultations from other healthcare providers.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, 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-20, C-21, C-24, C-25, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-02-17

 

DENTPC 550

Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry 2

Course Director: Alireza Sadr
Credits: 5
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This course builds on and applies the information from DENTPC 530 Introduction to Operative Dentistry. This will be the students’ first exposure to practical use of a dental handpiece, cavity preparation, and bonding and placement of one-surface composite restorations. Besides restoration techniques, students will also learn clinical and non-clinical skillsets that support the performance of operative dentistry.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Practice operative dentistry ergonomically and safely.
2. Demonstrate clinically acceptable preparation and restoration of one-surface composites, sealants, and preventive resin restorations.
3. Self-evaluate one-surface preparations and restorations based on principles of cavity preparation.
4. Apply the principles of adhesive dentistry to appropriately manipulate composites and bonding agents.
5. Synthesize didactic information, the literature, and clinical information to formulate the most appropriate treatment solutions for patient cases.
6. Practice productivity, critical thinking, communication, workplace organization, and professional behavior in the preclinical environment.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-15, C-19, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-25, C-28, CE-03, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022‐06-16

DENTPC 530

Dental Curriculum Threads

Introduction to Operative Dentistry

Course Director: Alireza Sadr & Grace Huang
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

This course presents basic operative topics in lecture format, preparing the student for upcoming courses that provide hands-on operative experience in the simulation labs and clinics. Topics include but are not limited to dental caries from a clinical perspective, principles of minimally invasive operative dentistry, selection of dental materials, and principles of tooth preparation.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe dental caries classifications, risk assessment, and risk management based on national and international guidelines.
2. Apply ethical decision-making and the logic of surgical cavity preparation techniques to clinical scenarios involving dental caries and defects.
3. Apply a basic knowledge of dental composites, bonding agents, and photo-curing strategies to a clinical scenario.
4. Integrate relevant information from patient cases and the dental literature to formulate appropriate diagnostic or treatment decisions.
5. Assess cavity preparations and restorations using accepted clinical nomenclature and standards of clinical care in use in UWSOD clinics.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-06, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-28, CE-03, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-29-03

DENTPC 520

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Occlusion

Course Director: James Newman
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 1

Course Overview

In this lecture and laboratory course, first-year dental students learn how to recognize and develop an optimal occlusion and proper tooth anatomy. This course expands upon the knowledge and manual skills that the students learned in DENTPC 510. Waxing techniques are used to teach students the development of a proper occlusion. Students will learn about principles of anatomy, mandibular movement, occlusion, etiologies of occlusal traumatism, principles in conjunction with techniques of occlusal adjustment, and bite splint therapy.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Correctly program a semi-adjustable articulator.
2. Develop proper anatomical form in teeth in maximum intercuspation and excursive movements.
3. Discuss the various occlusal schemes and the importance of centric relation and maximum intercuspation.
4. Describe the relationship of occlusal morphology to mandibular movements and how variations in mandibular movements affect occlusal form.
5. Discuss the determinants of occlusion using the proper terminology, and how variations of these determinants modify occlusal pathways.
6. Apply basic dental laboratory procedures.
7. Demonstrate the use of three-dimensional printed casts.
8. Explain what parameters are important for a clinically acceptable restoration.
9. Discuss the signs, symptoms, and etiology of occlusal traumatism.
10. Demonstrate the process of an occlusal adjustment.
11. Describe the role and function in specific mandibular movement of each of the muscles of mastication.
12. Evaluate temporomandibular disorders.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-10, C-12, C-15, C-16, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-24, C-29,
CE-02, CE-05

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTPC 510

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Anatomy

Course Director: James Newman
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 1

Course Overview

This course is an introduction to permanent and primary tooth anatomy. The course compares the classes and types of tooth morphology and examines the influence of tooth anatomy on clinical dental procedures. Emphasis will be on the development of manual dexterity, perception, and evaluative skills.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Identify the morphology of selected permanent teeth from both an external perspective and a cross-sectional view.
2. Discuss the relationships between teeth and the supporting structures.
3. Recognize the clinical significance of selected tooth form and contour.
4. Develop manual dexterity skills by waxing teeth.
5. Reproduce the morphology of selected permanent teeth from both an external perspective and a cross-sectional view.
6. Demonstrate basic dental laboratory procedures through the manipulation of waxing instruments and dentoforms.
7. Self-assess tooth morphology.
8. Develop knowledge and skill in the use of a digital scanner and formulation of STL files.

UWSOD Competencies:C-01, C-02, C-03, C-09, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-02-17