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Peer Mentor – Periodontics – Selective

Course Director: Various
Selective # of Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course Overview

Preclinical Periodontics courses need additional supervision of dental students as they have their prophy patient interactions and complete preclinical exercises on typodonts. This peer mentorship introduces students to critical thinking and its application to problem solving, and provides an opportunity to be role models in ethics and professionalism and in restoration of form and function. The goal of the mentorship is to introduce 4th year dental students to teaching and mentoring through ono-on-one interactions.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain clinical procedures in a simulation or clinical environment
  2. Demonstrate clinical procedures in a simulation laboratory or clinic setting
  3. Evaluate and grade assigned projects based on established course criteria
  4. Interact with predoctoral students and Course Directors

Date last updated: 2021-1-20


Surgical Periodontics – Selective

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

Course Overview

This course is intended to give the student a greater exposure to comprehensive periodontal diagnosis and treatment planning with an evidence-based rationale, increased exposure to periodontal surgical procedures, and an overview of the specialty as a whole. Pre-approval from the Periodontics Department is required for this course.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Enhance basic understanding of periodontics through short seminars, which are case-specific and will cover subjects of interest as indicated by the elective students
  2. Refine the use of terminology in discussion of periodontics
  3. Improve periodontal diagnostic skills and concepts
  4. Improve comprehensive treatment planning ability and sequencing of care
  5. Introduce basic surgical periodontics to include but not limited to: clinical crown lengthening, extractions and implant site preparation, mucogingival techniques, and possibly implant placement on a very selected basis
  6. Refine suturing technique
  7. Refine clinical photographic skills

Date last updated: 2016-12-15