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ORALM 659

Interdisciplinary Practice and Leadership in Developmental Disability – Selective

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

Course Description

Dental students participate in the UW Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program as short-term trainees. Includes didactic education and clinical shadowing of interdisciplinary diagnostic and care services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe screening, evaluation, and diagnostic criteria for neurodevelopmental disorders.
  2. Discuss adaptations needed to address access to care barriers and successfully engage with dental care as an adult.
  3. Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders.
  4. Outline the roles and contributions of interdisciplinary teams in the care of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, including various clinical disciplines, patients, and family members.
  5. Identify an action dental professionals can implement to assure equity and equal rights for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

 

Updated: 2022-12-14

ORALM 658

Interdisciplinary Practice in Transition Care for Complex Medical Needs – Selective

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

Course Description

Dental students participate in the UW Transition Care Program. Includes clinical shadowing of transition care planning for individuals with complex medical needs.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain how medical comorbidities complicate access to dental care in transition from pediatric to adult care.
  2. Discuss adaptations needed to address access to care barriers and successfully engage with dental care as an adult.
  3. Work in an interdisciplinary team, including physicians, nurse care coordinators, social workers, patients, and their family members.

 

Updated: 2022-12-14

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 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center – 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 FHCC 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. 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: 12/14/2022

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: Andrew Nalley
Credits: 1
Quarters/ Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

This course will discuss more in depth for CBCT image acquisition and interpretation. The students will have the opportunity to read and review multiple CBCT images for dental pathology and incidental findings. The students will review the full volume of the CBCT and will practice with advanced interpretation techniques.

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

Date last updated: 2022-12-14