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PEDO 655

Peer Mentor – Pediatric Dentistry – Selective

Course Director: Various
Selective # of Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

Fourth-year dental students participate as peer mentors, guiding second-year dental students through simulation exercises on pediatric typodonts. Opportunity for fourth-year students to serve as mentors and enhance their own knowledge of pediatric restorative dentistry.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Demonstrate use of rubber dam isolation.
  2. Demonstrate sealant application.
  3. Demonstrate pediatric restorative techniques: composite, SSC.
  4. Demonstrate pulpotomy on primary molar.
  5. Provide constructive feedback on learners’ clinical skills.
  6. Demonstrate professional and ethical teaching behavior.
  7. Perform calibrated preclinical project grading according to establish rubrics.

Date last updated: 2022-12-14

PEDO 651

Medically Complex Pediatric Patient Care – Selective

Course Director: Anna Forsyth
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

Elevates clinical management skills for pediatric dental patients with special healthcare needs. Students assist, observe, and provide clinical care to pediatric patients with medically complex conditions.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Perform basic Review of Systems for a dental patient.
  2. Modify dental treatment plans according to individualized patient special healthcare needs.
  3. Describe clinical features of patients with trisomy 21, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and congenital cardiac malformations.
  4. Identify patients requiring infective endocarditis prophylaxis.
  5. Prescribe infective endocarditis prophylaxis for pediatric patients.
  6. Describe the use of patient stabilization according to AAPD best practice guidelines.

Date last updated: 2022-12-14