UW School of Dentistry

ORALM 655

Peer Mentor: DECOD – Selective

Course Director: Kim Espinoza
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr. of Program: (SUM, AUT, WIN, SPR / 4)

Course Overview: Work closely with DECOD faculty to learn about becoming a special care dentistry educator. This course is a peer-mentorship position where you will mentor 3rd year dental students in special care dentistry. You do not have to be an expert in special care dentistry to mentor other students. You have already learned a great deal and DECOD will guide you along the way! Many special care dentists work in education and this course is ideal for those interested in mentorship and teaching. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Oral Medicine Clerkship.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Mentor third year Dental Students in the assessment of patients with special needs using the WHO ICF framework.
  2. Determine to which level of learner patients should be assigned.
  3. Identify when treatment of patients with special needs should be referred to special care dentist or other provider.

ORALM 656

Clinical Oral Medicine: Rotation at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance – Selective

Credits: 1
Course Director: Dr. David Dean
Quarter/Year: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring /4

Course Description

This is a clinical elective for students that affords the opportunity to see and work with patients actively undergoing cancer therapy; specifically hematopoietic cell transplantation. Students will work closely with the SCCA Oral Medicine clinical faculty and staff relative to diagnosing and managing transplant patients with a wide range of diagnoses and in all phases of transplant, including working with hospitalized in-patients and out-patients. A wide range of oral and dental complications are likely to be experienced. Students will be working directly with attending to examine patients as wall as participate in treatment.

*Schedule can vary, as long as 10 clinic sessions over 10 weeks are covered.

*last updated: 10/2/2019

ORALM 654

DECOD Advanced Clinical – Selective

Credits: 1
Course Director: Dr. Kim Espinoza
Quarter/Year: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course Description

This advanced special care dentistry course aims to take your skills to a higher level! Students will provide clinical care to adult patients with developmental and acquired disabilities using a variety of facilitation techniques. Increase your competence in providing comprehensive dental care to patients with special needs under the guidance of DECOD faculty and staff. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Oral Medicine Clerkship.  (clinic scheduling required)

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Provide clinical care to patients with developmental and acquired disabilities.
  2. Utilize facilitation techniques for patients requiring special care dentistry.
  3. Obtain consent appropriately for patients with complex decision making-needs.

 

*last updated: 2017-08-14

ORALM 653

Advanced Cone Beam CT Imaging and Interpretation Selective

Course Director:
Credits: 2
Quarters/ Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course Overview

This course familiarizes the student with CBCT: plan / followup implant placement (with or without surgical guide), assess pathology, assess dento-alveolar trauma and explore anatomical variations, in combination with: radiation protection, choice of field of view, resolution, exposure parameters, patient positioning, and interpretation of the acquired images.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform a CBCT examination
2. Assess and interpret images acquired by CBCT
3. Provide patients explanation about radiation safety aspects

UWSOD Competencies: 13, 14a, 14h, 14o, 14q
Date last updated: 2016-02-09