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DENTGP 686

Dental Curriculum Threads

RIDE Comprehensive General Dentistry 4

Course Director: Natasha Flake and Mary Smith
Credits: 16
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

This is the second course of a two-quarter course. The RIDE extended rotation offers fourth-year dental students an opportunity to work in a clinical setting that serves a diverse population in rural and/or underserved areas. Patients receive comprehensive care in various specialties. Mentored and supervised by the RIDE regional clinical directors and clinical site preceptors (UW affiliate faculty), students manage complex and single phases of clinical dentistry using a sound philosophy of comprehensive patient care applicable to evidence-based general practice.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Apply the biomedical sciences to the delivery of oral health care using basic biological principles to support a high-level explanation of the etiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, pathogenesis, prevention, treatment, and prognosis of oral and oral-related disorders.
2. Effectively detect, diagnose, prevent, and manage oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions.
3. Manage the oral health care needs within the scope of general dentistry–of patients with special needs and patients in all stages of life.
4. Provide evidence-based oral health care through the analysis and use of appropriate scientific and lay literature, and the application of the basic principles of critical thinking and problem-solving to scientific inquiry.
5. Provide oral health care using the advanced attributes of professionalism, including the self-assessment of the quality of one’s own work, the development of professional competencies, and the professional values and capacities associated with dedication to lifelong learning.
6. Create patient-centered approaches to comprehensive care using the fundamental principles of behavioral sciences.
7. Manage a diverse patient population using interpersonal and communications skills suitable for a multicultural work environment.
8. Provide oral health care ethically, meeting all expected professional responsibilities and applying legal and regulatory concepts related to the provision and/or support of oral health care services.
9. Apply practice management skills to the provision of patient-centered oral health care.
10. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to provide patient-centered care.
11. Design comprehensive sequenced and staged patient-centered dental treatment plans that address the needs and desires of the dental patient, integrating all dental specialties and other health care referrals into the patient’s oral health care in a coordinated manner.
12. Solve complex problems in case management.
13. Control pain and anxiety, administering appropriate anesthesia as needed, during oral healthcare.
14. Replace missing teeth using removable, fixed, and/or implant-borne prostheses.
15. Ensure the continued quality of treatment by performing post-treatment evaluations and end-of-treatment exams.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-07, CE-04, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, CE-01, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-27, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-03-23

DENTGP 676

Dental Curriculum Threads

RIDE Comprehensive General Dentistry 3

Course Director: Natasha Flake and Mary Smith
Credits: 16
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter, / 4

Course Overview

The RIDE extended rotation offers fourth-year dental students an opportunity to work in a clinical setting that serves a diverse population in rural and/or underserved areas. Patients receive comprehensive care in various dental specialties. Mentored and supervised by the RIDE regional clinical directors and clinical site preceptors (UW affiliate faculty), students manage complex and single phases of clinical dentistry using a sound philosophy of comprehensive patient care applicable to evidence-based general practice. Students will also review modules on a variety of topics within oral health care and submit two competency portfolio assessments towards their graduation requirements.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Provide evidence-based oral health care while employing critical-thinking skills.
2. Apply scientific and lay literature to treatment-related decisions.
3. Demonstrate advanced attributes of professionalism, including the ability to self-assess, make ethical decisions, develop professional competencies, and utilize lifelong learning.
4. Apply biomedical science knowledge to the delivery of patient care.
5. Provide patient-centered oral health care by applying behavioral science principles.
6. Provide oral health care in compliance with ethical healthcare principles and the laws, regulations, and policies of the profession.
7. Lead a multicultural oral healthcare team to provide comprehensive dental care to a diverse patient population.
8. Provide patient-centered oral healthcare as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
9. Provide risk assessment, prevention, and management strategies for dental caries, periodontal disease, and cancer of the head and neck.
10. Develop sequenced patient-centered comprehensive dental treatment plans including appropriate referrals and consultations.
11. Manage oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions to establish and maintain health.
12. Replace missing teeth using removable, fixed, and/or implant-borne prostheses.
13. Control pain and anxiety, administering appropriate anesthesia as needed, during the provision of oral healthcare.
14. Ensure the continued quality of treatment by performing post-treatment evaluations and end-of-treatment exams.
15. Demonstrate practice management skills in a real clinical setting.
16. Identify oral health issues common in a rural and/or underserved patient population.
17. Self-assess their work and limits as a clinician.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-07, CE-04, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, CE-01, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-27, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

Service Learning Rotation

IMPORTANT: As of 2024-2025, Service Learning Rotations take place during DENTGP 652, 662, 672, 682 Comprehensive General Dentistry 1-4. 

 

Program Director: Rachel Greene
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Overview

Students will rotate in a community, tribal dental, or private practice clinic that delivers dental care to patients in need. Under the guidance of a preceptor dentist, students work as members of the dental team while gaining a better understanding of dental practice.

Learning Objectives

After their Service Learning Rotation, students will be able to:

1. Practice comprehensive, patient-centered dentistry on a diverse patient population in rural or underserved communities.
2. Demonstrate high standards of professionalism with patients, colleagues, staff, and the community.
3. Apply a team approach to community-based dental care.
4. Utilize effective four-handed dentistry.
5. Practice within the community-clinic public health model.
6. Manage the oral health needs of rural and/or underserved communities within the context of social, cultural, and political factors.
7. Reflect upon one’s own cultural awareness of rural and/or underserved communities when describing the oral health needs and challenges of the patient population one serves.
8. Facilitate the provision of health care by collaborating with other members of the healthcare team.
9. Demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills needed in a multicultural work environment.
10. Explain how to create cultural awareness in dental practice.
11. Create an improvement plan for a current clinical-scheduling protocol.
12. Identify the appropriate duties that a dental hygienist and a dental assistant can perform in a dental practice.
13. Compare community health dental practice to private dental practice.
14. Analyze a mission statement.
15. Describe the leadership qualities of an effective leader of an oral healthcare team.

UWSOD Competencies: C-02, C-05, C-07, C-08, C-12, CE-01

Date last updated: 2024-04-11

DENTGP 685

Dental Curriculum Threads

4th Year Clinical Competencies

Course Director: Hai ZhangSara Gordon
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

The UW School of Dentistry must demonstrate that all our graduates are competent in clinical dentistry, as defined by UWSOD competency statements and those of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Evidence of successful completion of each of these competency assessments is formally collected in this course. There are no formal class sessions. The competency assessments are completed in third- and fourth-year clinical and didactic courses. This course allows everyone, students and faculty alike, to keep track of students’ progress toward graduation and ensures that all students fulfill their requirements for graduation.

Learning Objectives

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

1. UWSOD graduates can use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to design and apply research to the comprehensive care of patients.
2. UWSOD graduates can provide evidence-based patient care by accessing, critically appraising, interpreting, communicating, and applying appropriate research and lay and scientific literature.
3. UWSOD graduates can apply current biomedical science knowledge in the delivery of patient care.
4. UWSOD graduates can self-assess, exhibit professional competencies, and demonstrate professional values and capacities associated with self-directed, lifelong learning.
5. UWSOD graduates can apply ethical decision-making and professional decision-making concepts to provide and/or support oral healthcare.
6. UWSOD graduates can apply legal and regulatory concepts to provide and/or support oral healthcare.
7. UWSOD graduates can manage a diverse patient population and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and communications skills to function successfully in a multicultural work environment.
8. UWSOD graduates can provide oral health care to patients of all ages and in all stages of life (including referral of complex cases and those outside the scope of general dental practice).
9. UWSOD graduates can assess and manage patients with special needs including physical and mental disabilities and dental fear (including referral of complex cases and those outside the scope of general dental practice).
10. UWSOD graduates can assess and diagnose patients, provide comprehensive treatment plans, determine prognosis, and achieve informed consent.
11. UWSOD graduates can screen patients and assess their risk for dental caries, periodontal disease, and head and neck cancer.
12. UWSOD graduates can manage the oral healthcare of patients with complex medical conditions (including referral of complex cases and those outside the scope of general dental practice).
13. UWSOD graduates can diagnose and manage temporomandibular disorders (including referral of complex cases and those outside the scope of general dental practice).
14. UWSOD graduates can diagnose and manage orofacial and dental pain (including referral of complex cases and those outside the scope of general dental practice).
15. UWSOD graduates can prescribe and administer pharmacological agents within the scope of general dental practice, demonstrating awareness of the impact of prescribing practices and substance use disorders.
16. UWSOD graduates can apply the basic principles and philosophies of practice management, describe models of oral health care delivery, and describe how to function successfully as the leader of the oral health care team.
17. UWSOD graduates can recognize the complexity of patient treatment and identify when referral is indicated.
18. UWSOD graduates can assess treatment outcomes and determine recall strategies and prognosis.
19. UWSOD graduates can achieve patient-centered approaches for promoting, improving and maintaining oral health by using the fundamental principles of behavioral sciences.
20. UWSOD graduates understand the roles of other members of the healthcare team and can communicate and collaborate with them and the patient to provide patient care.
21. UWSOD graduates can promote patient health and provide disease prevention strategies (including caries management).
22. UWSOD graduates can provide pain and anxiety management to dental patients in the scope of general dental practice (including selective referral of complex cases).
UWSOD graduates can diagnose and manage hard and soft tissue lesions of the orofacial region (including referral of complex cases and those outside the scope of general dental practice).
24. UWSOD graduates can perform hard and soft tissue surgery in the scope of general dental practice (including referral of complex cases).
25. UWSOD graduates can manage dental and medical emergencies in the scope of general dental practice (including appropriate EMS activation and referral of complex cases).
26. UWSOD graduates can restore the form and function of teeth using direct restorations and crowns.
27. UWSOD graduates can communicate and manage laboratory procedures in support of oral health care.
28. UWSOD graduates can replace teeth by restoring dental implants (but not necessarily placing them) and use fixed and removable prosthodontic therapies for natural dentition and edentulous spaces (including selective referral of complex cases).
29. UWSOD graduates can diagnose and manage periodontal disease (including selective referral of complex cases) 30. UWSOD graduates can diagnose and manage pulpal and periapical disease (including selective referral of complex cases, and referral of pediatric cases including pulpotomy).
31. UWSOD graduates can screen and refer patients for the management of malocclusion and alveolar space/development disorders.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, C-03, C-02, C-09, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C16, C-29, C-17, C-07, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-27

Date last updated: 2024-03-23

 

DENTGP 684

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Urgent and Emergent Care 4

Course Director: Rolf Christensen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

This course provides advanced instruction and clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of patients requiring urgent and emergent dental care, as well as patients needing assessment and care in the discipline of oral medicine. The course includes participation in clinical rotations to the Dental Urgent Care Clinic (DUCC), and oral medicine (OMCS) specialty clinics. Students will clinically demonstrate their background in the dental, medical, and basic sciences to/on conditions affecting the head and neck area; they will participate in complex case management.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Communicate with patients in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner that establishes rapport and facilitates gathering of subjective data.
2. Demonstrate effective patient interview skills.
3. Complete an accurate medical history including medical and psychosocial problems that impact oral health and the delivery of dental care.
4. Identify diseases and conditions that affect oral health and delivery of dental care, through general survey, vital signs, and complete physical examination of the head and neck.
5. Develop preliminary and later more definitive working diagnoses that include differential diagnoses appropriate for signs and symptoms identified through the patient history, physical, and radiographic examination.
6. Form concise accurate problem lists for the patient that include pertinent health issues and behaviors, pathology of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity and associated structures, urgent and emergent dental care needs, and the patient’s desires for treatment.
7. Integrate into planned treatments any medical, behavioral, and functional issues relevant to patient care.
8. Facilitate the effective diagnosis and management of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions, by prescribing, obtaining, and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT).
9. Communicate with other health care providers in the form of consultations and referrals to physicians, dental specialists, or other clinics within the school.
10. Implement care plans for urgent and emergent dental problems that include sequencing and the delivery of urgent and follow-up therapy.
11. Perform patient evaluations and dental care on patients with diverse cultural backgrounds and patients with special healthcare needs.
12. Demonstrate the diagnosis and initial management of patients with acute and chronic orofacial pain, mucosal abnormalities, diseases of the salivary glands, and chemosensory disorders.
13. Demonstrate appropriate use of pharmacological agents for local anesthesia and pain, infection, and anxiety management.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-27, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-03-21

DENTGP 683

Dental Curriculum Threads

Treatment of Patients with Special Needs 4

Course Director: Kimberly Espinoza
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

Students are exposed to the assessment process and treatment strategies for successful management of patients with developmental and acquired disabilities; geriatric patients; and anxious, fearful, or phobic patients. This is one course in a series of required courses focused on this subject and taken by all fourth-year dental students every quarter.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Provide clinical treatment using appropriate facilitation techniques for patients with developmental and acquired disabilities as well as geriatric patients.
2. Assess the needs of patients with special needs, geriatric patients, and dentally fearful patients, including non-dental considerations.
3. Outline the appropriate consent process when providing care for people with communication, cognitive or sensory impairments, patients requiring special care, and geriatric patients.
4. Use oral health social and environmental facilitators for the oral health promotion of patients with special needs.
5. Describe the different categories of dentally fearful individuals and appropriate behavioral management techniques for each patient presentation type.
6. Use appropriate patient facilitation techniques for anxious patients, geriatric patients, and patients with other special needs.
7. Use critical thinking to make case-specific modifications to “ideal” treatment plans for geriatric patients and patients with special needs.
8. Evaluate the need for teamwork and interprofessional liaison in the management of patients requiring special care.
9. Refer or arrange care for patients with complex needs.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-28, C-30, C-31, CE-01, CE-03

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTGP 682

Dental Curriculum Threads

Comprehensive General Dentistry 4

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 10
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

UWSOD faculty members will mentor and supervise senior dental students in this clinical course that includes all disciplines and phases of general dentistry. Students will develop a sound philosophy of comprehensive patient care applicable to the establishment of a future evidence-based general practice.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Apply the biomedical sciences to the delivery of oral health care using basic biological principles to support a high-level explanation of the etiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, pathogenesis, prevention, treatment, and prognosis of oral and oral-related disorders.
2. Effectively detect, diagnose, prevent, and manage oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions.
3. Manage the oral health care needs within the scope of general dentistry for patients with special needs and patients in all stages of life.
4. Provide evidence-based oral health care through the analysis and use of appropriate scientific and lay literature, and the application of the basic principles of critical thinking and problem-solving to scientific inquiry.
5. Provide oral health care using the advanced attributes of professionalism, including the self-assessment of the quality of one’s own work, the development of professional competencies, and the professional values and capacities associated with dedication to lifelong learning.
6. Create patient-centered approaches to comprehensive care using the fundamental principles of behavioral sciences.
7. Manage a diverse patient population using interpersonal and communications skills suitable for a multicultural work environment.
8. Provide oral health care ethically, meeting all expected professional responsibilities and applying legal and regulatory concepts related to the provision and/or support of oral health care services.
9. Apply practice management skills to the provision of patient-centered oral health care.
10. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to provide patient-centered care.
11. Design comprehensive sequenced and staged patient-centered dental treatment plans that address the needs and desires of the dental patient, integrating all dental specialties and other health care referrals into the patient’s oral health care in a coordinated manner.
12. Solve complex problems in case management.
13. Control pain and anxiety, administering appropriate anesthesia as needed, during oral healthcare.
14. Replace missing teeth using removable, fixed, and/or implant-borne prostheses.
15. Ensure the continued quality of treatment by performing post-treatment evaluations and end-of-treatment exams.

UWSOD Competencies:C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-07, CE-04, C-14, C-28, C-04, C08, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-27

Date last updated: 2024-03-23

 

DENTGP 674

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Urgent and Emergent Care 3

Course Director: Rolf Christensen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 4

Course Overview

This course provides advanced instruction and clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of patients requiring urgent and emergent dental care, as well as patients needing assessment and care in the discipline of oral medicine. The course includes participation in clinical rotations to Dental Urgent Care Clinic (DUCC) and Oral Medicine Clinical Services (OMCS) specialty clinic. Students will apply and clinically demonstrate their background in the dental, medical, and basic sciences to/on conditions affecting the head and neck; they will participate in complex case management.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Communicate with patients in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner that establishes rapport and facilitates gathering of subjective data.
2. Demonstrate effective patient interview skills.
3. Complete an accurate medical history including medical and psychosocial problems that impact oral health and the delivery of dental care.
4. Identify diseases and conditions that affect oral health and delivery of dental care, through general survey, vital signs, and complete physical examination of the head and neck.
5. Develop preliminary and later more definitive working diagnoses that include differential diagnoses appropriate for signs and symptoms identified through the patient history, physical, and radiographic examination.
6. Form concise accurate problem lists for the patient that include pertinent health issues and behaviors, pathology of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity and associated structures, urgent and emergent dental care needs, and the patient’s desires for treatment.
7. Integrate into planned treatments any medical, behavioral, and functional issues relevant to patient care.
8. Facilitate the effective diagnosis and management of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions, by prescribing, obtaining, and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT).
9. Communicate with other health care providers in the form of consultations and referrals to physicians, dental specialists, or other clinics within the school.
10. Implement care plans for urgent and emergent dental problems that include sequencing and the delivery of urgent and follow-up therapy.
11. Perform patient evaluations and dental care on patients with diverse cultural backgrounds and patients with special healthcare needs.
12. Demonstrate the diagnosis and initial management of patients with acute and chronic orofacial pain, mucosal abnormalities, diseases of the salivary glands, and chemosensory disorders.
13. Demonstrate appropriate use of pharmacological agents for local anesthesia and pain, infection, and anxiety management.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-27, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

 

DENTGP 673

Dental Curriculum Threads

Treatment of Patients with Special Needs 3

Course Director: Kimberly Espinoza
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 4

Course Overview

Students are exposed to the assessment process and treatment strategies for successful management of patients with developmental and acquired disabilities; geriatric patients; and anxious, fearful, or phobic patients. This is one course in a series of required courses focused on this subject and taken by all fourth-year dental students every quarter.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Provide clinical treatment using appropriate facilitation techniques for patients with developmental and acquired disabilities as well as geriatric patients.
2. Assess the needs of patients with special needs, geriatric patients, and dentally fearful patients, including non-dental considerations.
3. Outline the appropriate consent process when providing care for people with communication, cognitive or sensory impairments, patients requiring special care, and geriatric patients.
4. Use oral health social and environmental facilitators for the oral health promotion of patients with special needs.
5. Describe the different categories of dentally fearful individuals and appropriate behavioral management techniques for each patient presentation type.
6. Use appropriate patient facilitation techniques for anxious patients, geriatric patients, and patients with other special needs.
7. Use critical thinking to make case-specific modifications to “ideal” treatment plans for geriatric patients and patients with special needs.
8. Evaluate the need for teamwork and interprofessional liaison in the management of patients requiring special care.
9. Refer or arrange care for patients with complex needs.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-28, C-30, C-31, CE-01, CE-03

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTGP 672

Dental Curriculum Threads

Comprehensive General Dentistry 3

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 10
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 4

Course Overview

This clinical course includes all disciplines and phases of general dentistry. UWSOD faculty members mentor and supervise senior dental students as they develop a sound philosophy of comprehensive patient care applicable to the establishment of a future evidence-based general practice.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Provide evidence-based oral health care while employing critical-thinking skills.
2. Apply scientific and lay literature to treatment-related decisions.
3. Demonstrate advanced attributes of professionalism, including the ability to self-assess, make ethical decisions, develop professional competencies, and utilize lifelong learning.
4. Apply biomedical science knowledge to the delivery of patient care.
5. Provide patient-centered oral health care by applying behavioral science principles.
6. Provide oral health care in compliance with ethical healthcare principles and the laws, regulations, and policies of the profession.
7. Lead a multicultural oral healthcare team to provide comprehensive dental care to a diverse patient population.
8. Provide patient-centered oral healthcare as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
9. Provide risk assessment, prevention, and management strategies for dental caries, periodontal disease, and cancer of the head and neck.
10. Develop sequenced patient-centered comprehensive dental treatment plans including appropriate referrals and consultations.
11. Manage oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions to establish and maintain health.
12. Replace missing teeth using removable, fixed, and/or implant-borne prostheses.
13. Control pain and anxiety, administering appropriate anesthesia as needed, during oral healthcare.
14. Ensure the continued quality of treatment by performing post-treatment evaluations and end-of-treatment exams.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-07, CE-04, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, CE-01, C-24, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-27

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

 

DENTGP 664

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Urgent and Emergent Care 2

Course Director: Rolf Christensen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

This course provides advanced instruction and clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of patients requiring urgent and emergent dental care, as well as patients needing assessment and care in the discipline of oral medicine. The course includes participation in clinical rotations to the Dental Urgent Care Clinic (DUCC), and the oral maxillofacial radiology (OMR) and oral medicine (OMCS) specialty clinics. Students will apply and clinically demonstrate their background in the dental, medical, and basic sciences to/on conditions affecting the head and neck area; they will participate in complex case management.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Communicate with patients in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner that establishes rapport and facilitates gathering of subjective data.2. Demonstrate effective patient interview skills.3. Complete an accurate medical history including medical and psychosocial problems that impact oral health and the delivery of dental care.4. Identify diseases and conditions that affect oral health and delivery of dental care, through general survey, vital signs, and complete physical examination of the head and neck.5. Develop preliminary and later more definitive working diagnoses that include differential diagnoses appropriate for signs and symptoms identified through the patient history, physical, and radiographic examination.6. Form concise accurate problem lists for the patient that include pertinent health issues and behaviors, pathology of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity and associated structures, urgent and emergent dental care needs, and the patient’s desires for treatment.7. Integrate into planned treatments medical, behavioral, and functional issues relevant to patients’ care.8. Facilitate the effective diagnosis and management of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions, by prescribing, obtaining, and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT).9. Communicate with other health care providers in the form of consultations and referrals to physicians, dental specialists, or other clinics within the school.10. Implement care plans for urgent and emergent dental problems that include sequencing and the delivery of urgent and follow-up therapy.11. Perform patient evaluations and dental care on patients with diverse cultural backgrounds and patients with special healthcare needs.12. Demonstrate the diagnosis and initial management of patients with acute and chronic orofacial pain, mucosal abnormalities, diseases of the salivary glands, and chemosensory disorders.13. Demonstrate appropriate use of pharmacological agents for local anesthesia and pain, infection, and anxiety management.

UWSOD Competencies:C01, C02, C03, C04, C05, C06, C08, C09, C10, C11, C12, C13, C14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-09-19

 

DENTGP 663

Dental Curriculum Threads

Treatment of Patients with Special Needs 2

Course Director: Kimberly Espinoza
Credits: 2
Quarters/ Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

Students are exposed to the assessment process and treatment strategies for successful management of patients with developmental and acquired disabilities; geriatric patients; and anxious, fearful, or phobic patients. This is one course in a series of required courses focused on this subject and taken by all fourth-year dental students every quarter.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Provide clinical treatment using appropriate facilitation techniques for patients with developmental and acquired disabilities as well as geriatric patients.
2. Assess the needs of patients with special needs, geriatric patients, and dentally fearful patients, including non-dental considerations.
3. Outline the appropriate consent process when providing care for people with communication, cognitive or sensory impairments, patients requiring special care, and geriatric patients.
4. Use oral health social and environmental facilitators for the oral health promotion of patients with special needs.
5. Describe the different categories of dentally fearful individuals and appropriate behavioral management techniques for each patient presentation type.
6. Use appropriate patient facilitation techniques for anxious patients, geriatric patients, and patients with other special needs.
7. Use critical thinking to make case-specific modifications to “ideal” treatment plans for geriatric patients and patients with special needs.
8. Evaluate the need for teamwork and interprofessional liaison in the management of patients requiring special care.
9. Refer or arrange care for patients with complex needs.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-28, C-30, C-31, CE-01, CE-03

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTGP 662

Dental Curriculum Threads

Comprehensive General Dentistry 2

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 9
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

This clinical course includes all disciplines and phases of general dentistry. UWSOD faculty members mentor and supervise senior dental students as they develop a sound philosophy of comprehensive patient care applicable to the establishment of a future evidence-based general practice.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Provide evidence-based oral health care through the analysis and use of appropriate scientific and lay literature, and the application of the basic principles of critical thinking and problem-solving to scientific inquiry.
2. Provide oral health care using the advanced attributes of professionalism, including the self-assessment of the quality of one’s own work, the development of professional competencies, and the professional values and capacities associated with dedication to lifelong learning.
3. Apply the biomedical sciences to the delivery of oral health care using basic biological principles to support a high-level explanation of the etiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, pathogenesis, prevention, treatment, and prognosis of oral and oral-related disorders.
4. Create patient-centered approaches to comprehensive care using the fundamental principles of behavioral sciences.
5. Manage a diverse patient population using interpersonal and communications skills suitable for a multicultural work environment.
6. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to provide patient-centered care.
7. Provide oral health care ethically, meeting all expected professional responsibilities.
8. Manage the oral health care needs—within the scope of general dentistry–of patients with special needs and patients in all stages of life.
9. Solve complex problems in case management.
10. Effectively diagnose oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions by performing head and neck exams, intraoral examinations, and recall exams; prescribing and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT) if needed; and recommending necessary biopsies, referrals, and other special evaluations.
11. Effectively prevent oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions by incorporating risk assessment and prevention strategies for caries, periodontal disease, head and neck cancer, and other diseases.
12. Manage oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions to establish and maintain health.
13. Design comprehensive sequenced and staged patient-centered dental treatment plans that address the needs and desires of the dental patient, integrating all dental specialties and other health care referrals into the patient’s oral health care in a coordinated manner.
14. Ensure the continued quality of treatment by performing post-treatment evaluations and end-of-treatment exams.
15. Apply the basic principles and philosophies of practice management, models of oral health care delivery, and how to function successfully as the leader of the oral health care team.
16. Provide oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including recognizing the complexity of patient treatment and identifying when referral is indicated.
17. Control pain and anxiety, administering appropriate anesthesia as needed, during the provision of oral healthcare.
18. Provide health promotion and disease prevention (including caries management).
19. Manage the treatment of patients with special needs.
20. Manage pulpal and periapical diseases.
21. Manage the treatment of patients with complex medical conditions.
22. Manage dental and medical emergencies within the scope of general dentistry.
23. Replace teeth using fixed and removable prosthodontic therapies for natural dentition, dental implants, and edentulous spaces.
24. Manage orofacial and dental pain.
25. Manage TMJ disorders.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-21, C-24, C-26, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-01, CE-02, CE-03, CE-04, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-09-26

 

DENTGP 654

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Urgent and Emergent Care 1

Course Director: Rolf Christensen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

This course provides advanced instruction and clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of patients requiring urgent and emergent dental care, as well as patients needing assessment and care in the discipline of oral medicine. The course includes participation in clinical rotations to the Dental Urgent Care Clinic (DUCC), and oral medicine (OMCS) specialty clinics. Students will clinically demonstrate their background in the dental, medical, and basic sciences to/on conditions affecting the head and neck area; they will participate in complex case management.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Communicate with patients, including those with diverse cultural backgrounds and patients with special health needs, in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner.
2. Diagnose urgent and emergent problems of the orofacial region.
3. Formulate care plans for urgent and emergent orofacial problems.
4. Manage urgent and emergent orofacial problems including the provision of appropriate referrals.
5. Manage pain, infection, and anxiety with the use of appropriate pharmacological agents.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTGP 653

Dental Curriculum Threads

Treatment of Patients with Special Needs 1

Course Director: Kimberley Espinoza
Credits: 2
Quarters/ Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

Students are exposed to the assessment process and treatment strategies for successful management of patients with developmental and acquired disabilities; geriatric patients; and anxious, fearful, or phobic patients. This is one course in a series of required courses focused on this subject and taken by all fourth-year dental students every quarter.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Provide clinical treatment using appropriate facilitation techniques for patients with developmental and acquired disabilities as well as geriatric patients.
2. Assess the needs of patients with special needs, geriatric patients, and dentally fearful patients, including non-dental considerations.
3. Outline the appropriate consent process when providing care for people with communication, cognitive or sensory impairments, patients requiring special care, and geriatric patients.
4. Use oral health social and environmental facilitators for the oral health promotion of patients with special needs.
5. Describe the different categories of dentally fearful individuals and appropriate behavioral management techniques for each patient presentation type.
6. Use appropriate patient facilitation techniques for anxious patients, geriatric patients, and patients with other special needs.
7. Use critical thinking to make case-specific modifications to “ideal” treatment plans for geriatric patients and patients with special needs.
8. Evaluate the need for teamwork and interprofessional liaison in the management of patients requiring special care.
9. Refer or arrange care for patients with complex needs.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-28, C-30, C-31, CE-01, CE-03

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

 

DENTGP 652

Dental Curriculum Threads

Comprehensive General Dentistry 1

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 7
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

UWSOD faculty members will mentor and supervise senior dental students in this clinical course that includes all disciplines and phases of general dentistry. Students will develop a sound philosophy of comprehensive patient care applicable to the establishment of a future evidence-based general practice.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Provide evidence-based oral health care through the analysis and use of appropriate scientific and lay literature, and the application of the basic principles of critical thinking and problem-solving to scientific inquiry.
2. Provide oral health care using advanced attributes of professionalism, including self-assessment of the quality of one’s own work, the development of professional competencies, and the professional values and capacities associated with dedication to lifelong learning.
3. Apply the biomedical sciences to the delivery of oral health care using basic biological principles to support a high-level explanation of the etiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, pathogenesis, prevention, treatment, and prognosis of oral and oral-related disorders.
4. Create patient-centered approaches to comprehensive care using the fundamental principles of behavioral sciences.
5. Manage a diverse patient population using interpersonal and communications skills suitable for a multicultural work environment.
6. Apply legal and regulatory concepts related to the provision and/or support of oral health care services.
7. Apply practice management skills to the provision of patient-centered oral health care.
8. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to provide patient-centered care.
9. Provide oral health care ethically, meeting all expected professional responsibilities.
10. Manage the oral health care needs—within the scope of general dentistry–of patients with special needs and patients in all stages of life.
11. Solve complex problems in case management.
12. Effectively diagnose oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions by performing head-and-neck exams, intraoral examinations, and recall exams; prescribing and evaluating diagnostic radiographic imaging (including CBCT) if needed; and recommending necessary biopsies, referrals, and other special evaluations.
13. Effectively prevent oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions by incorporating risk assessment and prevention strategies for caries, periodontal disease, head and neck cancer, and other diseases. (SLO 12, 14-16)
14. Manage oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions to establish and maintain health.
15. Design comprehensive sequenced and staged patient-centered dental treatment plans that address the needs and desires of the dental patient, integrating all dental specialties and other health care referrals into the patient’s oral health care in a coordinated manner.
16. Ensure the continued quality of treatment by performing post-treatment evaluations and end-of- treatment exams.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-19, C-24, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-04, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

 

DENTGP 650

Dental Curriculum Threads

Advanced Topics in General Dentistry 1 – Sedation & Pharmacology

Course Director: John Evans and O Ross Beirne
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course overview

This lecture course reviews the drugs commonly taken by patients, legal and illegal, who present for dental care. Pharmacologic details will be presented in summary form along with the medical problems that can arise from the use of these drugs. The basic biomedical principles of conscious sedation will be presented with drugs used and the basic pharmacology of each drug. Monitoring of sedated patients and related medico-legal issues will be discussed in detail.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Obtain minimal oral conscious sedation privileges in Washington State when licensed.
2. Determine which patients are appropriate candidates for conscious oral sedation.
3. Specify how to manage orally sedated patients including pre-operative assessment and postoperative recovery.
4. Apply the medico-legal aspects of oral conscious sedation to clinical situations.
5. Explain the pharmacology of commonly used drugs dental patients take when they present for treatment.
6. Propose how to manage dental patients taking commonly prescribed medications.
7. Determine how to rapidly obtain information about drugs prescribed for their dental patients.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-09, C-10, C-12, C-13, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-30, C-31

Date last updated: 2023-07-05