UW School of Dentistry

DENTSL 550

Second Year RUOP (Rural & Under-served Opportunities Program) Selective

Course Director: Natasha Flake & Mary Smith
Credits: 6
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

The Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) is a service-learning clinical rotation for second year predoctoral dental students. It provides students early exposure to the challenges and rewards of practicing dentistry in rural and/or underserved settings. Students practice oral health care delivery in these clinics and communities, identify barriers to care, and serve diverse populations to enable the further development of cultural competence. The course includes an online component of weekly assignments and discussions that support the clinical experience.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Identify oral health needs unique to rural and/or underserved communities and associated
barriers to dental treatment.
2. Identify the challenges in providing care to patients in rural and/or underserved communities.
3. Perform basic dental procedures.
4. Demonstrate basic dental assisting functions.
5. Demonstrate effective four-handed instrument exchange.
6. Describe the operations of a community health clinic.
7. Identify leadership opportunities that could influence the provision of care for patients in rural
and/or underserved communities.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-05, C-07, C-19, CE-06

Date last updated: 2021-07-19

DENTSL 681

Directed Studies in General Dentistry 4 – Selective

Course Director: ER Schwedhelm
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

This selective course provides additional summer quarter study and/or clinic time, instruction, and/or mentoring in the practice and/or theory of general dental practice to the student who wishes or requires an individualized augmentation to the 4th year curriculum.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Perform at an equal level with their class cohort in the practice and theory of general dentistry.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Date last updated: 2016-02-09

 

 

DENTSL 671

Directed Studies in General Dentistry 3 – Selective

Course Director: ER Schwedhelm
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Winter / 4

Course Overview

This selective course provides additional summer quarter study and/or clinic time, instruction, and/or mentoring in the practice and/or theory of general dental practice to the student who wishes or requires an individualized augmentation to the 4th year curriculum.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Perform at an equal level with their class cohort in the practice and theory of general dentistry.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Date last updated: 2016-02-09

 

 

DENTSL 661

Directed Studies in General Dentistry 2 – Selective

Course Director: ER Schwedhelm
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

This selective course provides additional summer quarter study and/or clinic time, instruction, and/or mentoring in the practice and/or theory of general dental practice to the student who wishes or requires an individualized augmentation to the 4th year curriculum.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Perform at an equal level with their class cohort in the practice and theory of general dentistry.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Date last updated: 2016-02-09

DENTSL 651

Directed Studies in General Dentistry 1 – Selective

Course Director: ER Schwedhelm
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

This selective course provides additional summer quarter study and/or clinic time, instruction, and/or mentoring in the practice and/or theory of general dental practice to the student who wishes or requires an individualized augmentation to the 4th year curriculum.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Perform at an equal level with their class cohort in the practice and theory of general dentistry.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Date last updated: 2016-02-09

 

 

DENTSL 552

Second Year SOD Patient Care Experience – Selective

Course Director: Sandra Phillips
Credits: 6
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer/ 2

Course Overview

This course provides secondyear dental students with a fourweek immersion in aspects of patient care and support functions of a dental practice (practice management) at the UW School of Dentistry. This will help prepare them for independent patient care during their subsequent clinical training.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Demonstrate basic dental assisting functions including operatory setup and breakdown and effective four-handed instrument exchange.

2. Perform basic dental procedures such as oral injections and rubber dam placement and removal.

3. Describe fundamentals of dental billing, coding, patient record documentation, and compliance regulations.

4. Perform infection control and waste management procedures in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

UWSOD Competencies:C01, C06, C07, C09, C10, C14, CE04, CE07

Date last updated: 2021-07-12

DENTSL 665

Dental Photography – Selective

Course Director: Johnny Wang
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

Dental imaging is an extremely valuable tool for practicing dentists, auxiliaries and dental educators. The old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words ” was never truer then when discussing a patient’s dental concerns. By using the new technologies in photography to communicate with patients, labs, insurance providers, specialists and other dentists, we can impart a great deal of information faster and easier than ever before. The objective of this elective will be to give the student a basic understanding of the latest innovations in dental imaging. The student should be able to digitally photograph both extra and intra-oral subjects and manage the images when finished with the course. Digital cameras, computers and related software will be furnished to allow the student to complete the course requirement.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Describe basic photography principles and terminology
2. Choose the best cost-effective photography system for the particular application
3. Demonstrate the fundamentals of intra-oral photography, including how to make professional clinical photos
4. Describe and demonstrate photographic techniques for better intra-oral, extra-oral, and laboratory comparison photos
5. Demonstrate the use of computer-based multimedia for educational presentations

Date last updated: 2018-01-30