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DENTPC 552

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Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Theory 2

Course Director: Peggy Lee
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This course covers dental anomalies and pathology of bone and how they present on radiographs of the head-and-neck region. The students will learn how to describe pathology in both 2-D and 3-D images, interpret radiographs, identify what additional imaging to order, and formulate a differential diagnosis based on the characteristics of the radiographic appearance.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe anatomic variations and pathology on radiographs of the head-and-neck region.
2. Identify anomalies on radiographs (including 2-D and 3-D images) of the head-and-neck region.
3. Formulate a differential diagnosis.
4. After completing all imaging analyses, create an appropriate management plan.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-12, C-13, CE-02

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTPC 534

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Introduction to Oral Pathology

Course Director: Ali Pourian
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

This is the first of a three-course series in oral and maxillofacial pathology that spans the first year and second years. The course introduces students to basic terminology used to study and describe oral maxillofacial diseases and conditions, and their signs and symptoms. Many of these represent oral manifestations of systemic disease. Students will build on their biomedical foundational knowledge as they explore pathological processes that affect the orofacial soft tissues. By the end of the course, as future members of interprofessional teams, students will have a deeper appreciation of the reciprocal interactions between oral health and overall health and disease.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe oral and maxillofacial diseases.
2. Identify oral and maxillofacial disease pathogenesis.
3. Correlate the histopathology of a disease with the clinical presentation of a disease.
4. Formulate a working differential diagnosis.
5. Appropriately manage diseases within the scope of a general practitioner.
6. Refer oral and maxillofacial diseases that are beyond the scope of a general practitioner.
7. Describe how to handle a pathology specimen from collection to delivery.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-05, C-06, C-09, C-11, C-12, C-14, C-20, C-24, C-25, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTPC 533

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Dental Materials Science 2

Course Director: Dr. Kwok-Hung (Albert) Chung
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

This course is a continuation of DENTPC 523. Students apply their college knowledge of chemistry, physics, and biology to the basic science of materials used in dentistry, and learn compositions, properties, and manipulation techniques of biomaterials used in dental applications.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Compare the effects of materials and devices used for finishing and polishing procedures.
2. Describe the development, compositions, properties, and potential challenges of dental amalgam materials.
3. Describe the development, compositions, and properties of resin-based composite filling materials.
4. Describe the development, compositions, and properties of dental adhesive systems.
5. Discuss the development, compositions, and properties of ceramic material systems.
6. Discuss the ceramic material systems for construction of dental prostheses.
7. Explain the development, compositions, and properties of dental cement systems.
8. Discuss the development, compositions, and properties of dental wax systems.
9. Discuss the compositions and properties of different types of gypsum products.

UWSOD Competencies: C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-03-09

DENTPC 523

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Dental Materials Science 1

Course Director: Kwok-Hung (Albert) Chung
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 1

Course Overview

This course teaches first-year dental students to apply their college knowledge of chemistry, physics, and biology to the basic science of materials used in dentistry. Students will learn compositions, properties, and manipulation techniques of biomaterials used in dental applications.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the relationship between basic science, applied techniques, and evidence-based clinical dentistry.
2. Discuss the mechanical properties and testing of materials used in dentistry.
3. Discuss the physical properties of materials that are important in dentistry.
4. Discuss the impact of polymerization reactions on polymeric materials used in dentistry.
5. Compare reversible and irreversible hydrocolloid materials used in dentistry.
6. Identify the components, properties, and functions of elastomeric impression materials.
7. Describe phase diagram application, metallic solidification, and micro-structural changes in heat treatments of metallic materials.
8. Identify the compositions and properties of direct gold filling materials and common casting materials 9. Classify investment materials according to their compositions and properties.
10. Explain the lost-wax technique, casting procedures, and associated casting problems.

UWSOD Competencies: C-14, C-28, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

DENTPC 587

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Periodontics 3: Prevention/Periodontics II

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This multidisciplinary course serves as a continued introduction to and overview of prevention of disease in dentistry. It is the clinical application of topics covered in lecture the prior quarter (DENTPC 577). Students will see patients for preventive maintenance appointments, application of their knowledge of caries detection and treatment planning, identification of periodontal predisposing factors, and hand and power instrumentation. In addition to providing preventive maintenance treatment to patients, students will participate in other periodontal clinical exercises.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform a detailed periodontal examination.
2. Accurately enter complete periodontal charting into the electronic health record.
3. Perform a plaque index.
4. Demonstrate the proper use of ultrasonic instruments.
5. Perform radiographic assessment of periodontal disease and caries.
6. Demonstrate use of the electronic health record system (axiUm) to input medical history, treatment notes, treatment codes, and referrals to other clinics.
7. Assist another student in a restorative procedure or oral medicine procedure, and a periodontal exam.
8. Perform a dental prophylaxis procedure on a patient.
9. Perform head-and-neck and intraoral exams.

UWSOD Competencies: C-02, C-05, C-12, C-13, C-17, C-14, C-15, C-24, C-19, C-22

Date last updated: 2024-03-09

DENTPC 586

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Introduction to Pediatric Dentistry

Course Director: Anna Forsyth
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

Using lectures and laboratory sessions, this course introduces students to the main clinical aspects of pediatric dentistry. By the end of the course, students will have a basic understanding of pediatric dentistry and be ready to provide clinical pediatric dental care in the pediatric dentistry clerkship.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the role of pediatric dentistry in the overall well-being of children.
2. Identify the types of behavior guidance in pediatric dentistry.
3. Describe effective communication with families, including professional awareness of diversity and cultural competency.
4. Describe care modifications and accommodations used to provide dental care for children with special healthcare needs.
5. Explain the risk factors for early childhood caries.
6. Describe current guidelines for fluoride therapy.
7. Describe the evidence-based use of pit and fissure sealants.
8. Describe the chronology of the development of human dentition.
9. Describe the concepts for the use of space maintenance.
10. Demonstrate basic concepts of cavity preparation in the primary dentition.
11. Describe indications for rubber dam utilization in pediatric dentistry.
12. Describe the restorative dental materials in pediatric dentistry.
13. Describe the indications for use of stainless-steel-crown procedures in primary teeth.
14. Explain the use of pulp therapy in the primary dentition.
15. Determine how to use local anesthesia safely for pediatric patients.
16. Explain prevention and treatment of traumatic injuries in the primary dentition.
17. Demonstrate the technique of preparing a stainless-steel crown.
18. Demonstrate clinical preparation of primary molar pulpotomy. 19. Calculate dosages of medications used in dentistry for pediatric patients.

UWSOD Competencies: C-10, CE-02, C-03, CE-06, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-17, C-04, C-08, C-15, C-18, C-26, C-19, C-23, C-27

Date last updated: 2024-03-09

DENTPC 585

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Removable Partial Denture Technique

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

Students are prepared for the procedures necessary for the provision of removable partial dentures (RPDs) in the clinical setting. Through lectures and lab sessions, they will learn to fabricate RPDs from the evaluation of partially edentulous patients to the completion and maintenance of the prostheses.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Given a partially dentate arch simulating natural teeth, prepare guiding planes and rest seats.
2. Given a cast with teeth that have been re-contoured, design an example cast to guide a dental technician.
3. Given casts representing a CD/RPD patient with multiple crown preparations, establish an acceptable plane of occlusion for the crowns.
4. Given wax patterns of crowns, modify the waxed crowns to receive a removable partial denture.
5. Given a model of a mouth requiring a distal extension partial denture, make a secondary impression to alter the original master cast.
6. Given a partial denture framework and master cast, fabricate an occlusion rim.
7. Given occlusion rims, mounted models, and specific dimensions representing a CD/RPD patient, trim the rims to represent the vertical dimension of occlusion and to record centric relation.
8. Select the appropriate tooth form and material to create the desired occlusal scheme for patients with partially and completely edentulous jaws.
9. Given mounted casts of a CD/RPD on a semi-adjustable articulator, set artificial cusped teeth in balanced occlusion.
10. Given a waxed-up partial denture, make a remount cast.
11. Given a model with some teeth to be extracted, create a temporary removable partial denture–ready for processing–by following the steps of trimming the cast, setting the teeth, and waxing the denture.
12. Given a partial denture or complete acrylic resin dentures with broken parts, use an autopolymerizing acrylic resin to repair the appliance.
13. Describe the procedures, sequence, and necessary materials for the delivery and maintenance of an RPD in a clinical setting.
14. Demonstrate the procedures, sequence, and necessary materials for the design, delivery, and maintenance of an RPD in a laboratory setting.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, C-03, C-02, C-09, C-11, C-12, C-16, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21

Date last updated: 2024-03-21

DENTPC 584

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Introduction to Endodontics

Course Director: Natasha Flake & Lindsey Yap
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This is the first endodontics course in the predoctoral dental curriculum and the only endodontics course prior to the endodontics clerkship. The course includes both didactic and laboratory components. The didactic component covers the biology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of pulpal and periapical pathoses. The preclinical laboratory component covers endodontic treatment techniques using extracted and artificial teeth. Endodontic treatment is performed on these teeth under clinical simulation conditions in preparation for treating patients in the Endodontics Clinic. Students must pass this course to proceed to the third-year endodontics clerkship.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Explain the biology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of pulpal and periapical pathoses.
2. Describe the usual anatomic variations in root and root canal anatomy of different tooth types.
3. Prepare an appropriate endodontic access in different tooth types.
4. Perform root canal instrumentation with the correct type, size, and sequence of instruments using hand and rotary instrumentation techniques.
5. Perform proper antimicrobial techniques during root canal therapy, including root canal irrigation, aseptic use of endodontic instruments, and medication and temporization of a tooth during root canal therapy.
6. Obturate root canals using appropriate techniques.
7. Diagnose pathoses of endodontic origin using correct pulpal and periapical diagnostic terminology.
8. Recommend treatment plans for endodontic care of patients.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-23

Date last updated: 2024-03-3

DENTPC 583

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Orthodontics 2

Course Director: Burcu Bayirli
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This course introduces the basic principles of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. It builds on the foundation laid in Orthodontics 1 (DENTPC 573).

Learning Objectives

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

1. Explain the clinical significance of both arch length deficiency and excess.
2. Describe the Bolton tooth-size analysis for defining compatibility between sizes of teeth and the clinical significance of tooth-size discrepancy.
3. Perform orthodontic diagnosis within the antero-posterior, vertical, and transverse dimensions.
4. Create an orthodontic treatment plan

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-27

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTPC 582

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Implant Dentistry

Course Director: Mats Kronstrom
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge in implant dentistry to aid the development of their competency in managing the restoration of partial or complete edentulism using implant procedures. The preclinical and didactic portions of the course are designed to prepare students for the core of the clinical implant dentistry education curriculum at the UW School of Dentistry. The clinical activity will be directed by the Department of Restorative Dentistry and will operate as part of the comprehensive care system.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Discuss the history of implantology.
2. Explain the basic science of osseointegration.
3. Manage patient selection, treatment planning, and the restorative phase of the implant treatment.
4. Restore implants with single-unit restorations and overdentures using the correct components and managing the clinical procedures.
5. Explain surgical considerations for the partially and fully edentulous patient.
6. Explain the surgical placement and restorative procedures step-by-step.
7. Explain the surgical and prosthetic complications of implants.
8. Restore a single-tooth implant in the laboratory.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, C-03, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-17, C-14, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-03

DENTPC 581

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Fixed Prosthodontics 3

Course Director: Yen-Wei Chen & Xavier Lepe
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This course is the third in a three-course sequence of preclinical fixed prosthodontics. Greater ability in planning and critical thinking is expected compared to the previous two courses. The lectures and laboratory exercises emphasize the esthetic aspects of the restoration of multiple-unit prostheses and serve as an introduction to digital dentistry. Lectures integrate the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics, periodontics, and orthodontics, as well as connect laboratory and clinical fixed prosthodontics course content with material science information. Several guest lecturers will introduce the concept of interdisciplinary treatment planning in fixed prosthodontics.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Prepare teeth for various esthetic complete veneer crown designs.
2. Design a resin-bonded, ultraconservative maxillary anterior fixed prosthesis.
3. Design an anterior porcelain-fused-to-metal fixed prosthesis.
4. Complete a CAD/CAM provisional restoration.
5. Wax a posterior crown ready for porcelain application.
6. Describe all procedures and processes for using porcelain for fixed prostheses.
7. Demonstrate the use of a digital scanner when making a digital impression.
8. Deliver an all-ceramic crown using bonding procedures.

UWSOD Competencies: C-02, C-19, C-20, C-21

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTPC 580

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Operative Dentistry 5

Course Director: Alireza Sadr & John Yae
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This is a lecture and preclinical laboratory course that builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in DENTPC 530, 550, 560, and 570. The course introduces processes for treatment planning and restoring damaged tooth structure to proper form, function, and esthetics. Anterior teeth are managed with esthetic restorations like composite veneers, ceramic veneers, and ceramic inlays/onlays.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Apply the principles of surgical cavity preparation, under various clinical parameters, to ceramic veneer and inlay/onlay restorations.
2. Demonstrate the techniques use for composite veneer restorations.
3. Apply CAD/CAM technology to ceramic restorations.
4. Communicate with the dental team members and laboratories.
5. Explain the concept of and techniques used in diastema closure.
6. Describe biocompatibility of dental materials.

UWSOD Competencies:C-01, C-10, C-03, C-02, C-12, C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-03-25

DENTPC 577

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Periodontics 2: Prevention/Periodontics

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This multidisciplinary course serves as an introduction to dental disease prevention as students prepare to provide patient care in the clinic next quarter. Students learn to examine the dentition and periodontium, measure dental conditions, scale and root plane using correctly sharpened, appropriate instruments, and apply oral hygiene chemotherapeutics.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the characteristics and indicated use of various periodontal scalers, curettes, and powered instruments.
2. Identify plaque and calculus.
3. Perform a detailed periodontal examination.
4. Discuss, in written and oral form, the purpose of indications for and techniques involved in scaling and coronal polishing.
5. Select the correct symbols to be used in recording the clinical findings of a periodontal examination.
6. Demonstrate proper technique in the use of the periodontal probe.
7. Identify those areas of the mouth where there is an increased deposition of calculus.
8. Demonstrate proper periodontal instrument sharpening technique.
9. Demonstrate a prophylaxis.
10. Describe the benefits and limitations of a variety of commercially available toothpastes and mouth rinses.
11. Demonstrate proper use of instruments for preclinical scaling and root planing.

UWSOD Competencies: C-10, CE-02, C-02, C-06, C-12, C-13, C-15, C-22

Date last updated: 2024-01-03

DENTPC 576

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Clinical Oral Radiology

Course Director: Andrew Nalley
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This course is the practical application of the oral radiology theory course (DENTPC 532), which was held in spring quarter of first year. Students develop clinical skills and learn to avoid common mistakes. They practice intraoral and extraoral radiographic techniques (periapical, bitewing, and panoramic) and assess the radiographs.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Demonstrate proper technique for taking intraoral radiographs and capturing an FMX of diagnostic quality.
2. Assess the image quality of intraoral and panoramic radiographs.
3. Demonstrate the proper methods of image interpretation when writing a radiographic report.
4. Identify the proper techniques for patient positioning for panoramic image acquisition.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-12, C-13, C-24, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-03

DENTPC 574

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Oral Pathology 2

Course Director: Ali Pourian
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

In this course, students apply their oral pathology knowledge to clinical cases. They sharpen their preclinical skills by diagnosing lesions and formulating management plans, which then prepares them for patient care. The course has a clinical-pathologic conference (CPC) format. It emphasizes active learning and encourages two-way discussion.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the clinical and radiographic appearance of lesions.
2. Describe the etiology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of oral and maxillofacial diseases.
3. Formulate a clinical differential diagnosis with a working diagnosis.
4. Recognize classic histopathological features of key oral and maxillofacial conditions.
5. Generate a referral for appropriate consultations and diagnostic tests/procedures.
6. Describe the steps for managing a biopsy in general dental practice from case selection to action on the pathologic diagnosis.
7. Recommend a prevention and treatment/management plan (including referral if appropriate) for common oral conditions within the scope of practice of a general dentist.
8. Recommend a prevention and treatment/management plan (including referral if appropriate) for oral manifestations of systemic conditions.

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, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, C-24, C-25

Date last updated: 2024-01-03

DENTPC 573

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Orthodontics 1

Course Director: Burcu Bayirli 
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This course teaches dental students about basic principles of pre- and postnatal growth and development integrated with the recognition, analysis, and treatment planning of problems encountered in dental and skeletal malocclusions.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Explain the etiology of malocclusion.
2. Explain the epidemiology of malocclusion.
3. Describe the major sites of growth and types of bone growth in the cranial base, nasomaxillary complex, and mandible.
4. Explain how the differential growth of the craniofacial components contributes to changes in size, shape, and proportions of craniofacial structures.
5. Describe the planes of space used in orthodontic diagnosis.
6. Describe changes in the dental arches that can be expected with normal growth in the jaws and the transition from primary to permanent dentition.
7. Discuss the role of space management in orthodontics.
8. List the advantages and disadvantages of serial extraction in the mixed dentition.
9. Explain the basis of the Angle classification of malocclusion and the characteristics of each classification.
10. Recognize normal and abnormal eruption patterns of teeth.
11. Explain the clinical significance of both arch length deficiency and excess in mixed and permanent dentitions using arch length analyses as needed.
12. Identify anatomic landmarks in cephalometric radiographs and analyze cephalometric data.
13. Explain orthodontic diagnosis within the antero-posterior, vertical, and transverse dimensions.
14. Discuss the role of surgery in orthodontic treatment for non-growing individuals.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-27

Date last updated: 2024-01-03

DENTPC 572

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Complete Dentures 2

Course Director: Kavita Shor
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

This is the second of two companion courses in complete dentures. The first course, Complete Dentures 1, is presented in summer quarter. In both these courses, students learn the laboratory and clinical steps in the fabrication of complete dentures for edentulous patients.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform the clinical and laboratory steps required to fabricate a complete denture.2. Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy and its relationship to complete denture fabrication.3. Manipulate the dental materials necessary to fabricate complete dentures.4. Solve typical problems that occur during complete denture construction and placement.

UWSOD Competencies: C-10, C-12, C-14, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-28, CE-02

Date last updated: 2023-09-17

DENTPC 571

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Fixed Prosthodontics 2

Course Director: Yen-Wei Chen
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This is the second course in a three-course sequence of preclinical fixed prosthodontics. The lectures and laboratory exercises emphasize the restoration of endodontically treated teeth, preparation of multiple abutment teeth for fixed prostheses, preparation of complete ceramic crowns, and general fundamentals in treatment planning for fixed prostheses. Projects emphasize the various designs and materials for post-and-core foundation restorations as well as multiple-abutment tooth preparations for posterior fixed prostheses and multiple-unit provisional restorations. Lectures integrate the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics, and they also incorporate the material sciences into laboratory techniques and clinical procedures.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the procedures for the restoration of endodontically treated teeth.
2. Demonstrate how to properly restore endodontically treated teeth using post-and-core systems.
3. Describe the procedures for the fabrication of provisional restorations for anterior endodontically treated teeth using temporary posts.
4. Demonstrate how to properly prepare multiple teeth for a fixed partial denture.
5. Describe the use of dental materials in the fabrication of provisional and metal restorations in fixed partial dentures.
6. Describe all necessary procedures to submit the case to a commercial dental laboratory–to fabricate fixed partial dentures.
7. Demonstrate how to properly prepare complete ceramic crowns.

UWSOD Competencies: C-10, C-03, C-02, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-23

Date last updated: 2024-01-03

DENTPC 570

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Operative Dentistry 4

Course Director: Alireza Sadr
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

The course prepares students for advanced operative dentistry to restore the lost form, function, and esthetics of teeth due to caries, trauma, and erosive tooth wear. The focus of the course is on advanced composite restorations and adhesive dentistry, but other direct restorations are also covered. The course emphasizes the interactions among patient needs and priorities, disease activity and risk, long-term tooth survival, and health maintenance based on minimally invasive dentistry concepts. As in the previous courses, this course applies principles of ergonomics and patient positioning, workplace organization and safety, appropriate communication, and professional behavior.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Apply modern principles of tooth preparation to the design of two-, three-, and four-surface restorations including restoration of structurally compromised and/or endodontically treated teeth.
2. Manipulate composites and bonding agents to achieve successful results.
3. Utilize literature and relevant clinical information to attain the most appropriate treatment solution for the patient.
4. Demonstrate appropriate decision making for the treatment of deep carious lesions and caries around restorations, and the repair and replacement of existing restorations.
5. Apply critical thinking, ethical principles, and professional behavior to patient treatment.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-07, C-28, C-04, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-23

Date last updated: 2024-01-03

DENTPC 565

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Conversations on Dental Practice

Course Directors: Rachel Greene & Randy Maebo
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn/1

Course Overview

This course is the introductory component of the four-year practice management series. It provides a foundation for practice management and features a variety of dental-industry professionals sharing their expertise in this area. Students will hear from dental professionals who work in a variety of clinic settings. They will learn how to develop a career plan and will complete a personal career plan based on a model of oral-healthcare delivery that most interests them.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
1. Discuss the elements of practice management.
2. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of practice ownership models.
3. Discuss different models of oral-healthcare delivery.
4. Create a career plan.

UWSOD Competencies: C-09, C-06, C-07, CE-04, C-14, C-08

Date last updated: 2024-04-11

DENTPC 562

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Complete Dentures 1

Course Director: Kavita Shor
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This is the first of two companion courses in complete dentures. The second course, DENTPC 572 Complete Dentures 2, is a fall-quarter course. In both these courses, students learn the laboratory and clinical steps in the fabrication of complete dentures for edentulous patients.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform the clinical and laboratory steps required to fabricate a complete denture.
2. Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy and its relationship to complete denture fabrication.
3. Manipulate the dental materials necessary to fabricate complete dentures.
4. Solve typical problems that occur during complete denture construction and after placement.

UWSOD Competencies: C-10, C-12, C-14, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-28, CE-02

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTPC 561

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Fixed Prosthodontics 1

Course Director: Yen-Wei Chen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

This preclinical fixed prosthodontics course introduces indirect complete-coverage restorations. It combines the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics and periodontics and connects laboratory and clinical fixed prosthodontics content with material science information. Lectures and reading references establish a foundation in terminology, principles of tooth preparation, clinical procedures relevant to this preclinical course, and laboratory technology. Preclinical technical experience is provided in tooth preparation, provisional restoration, and fabrication of crown designs.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the procedures for tooth preparation for single crowns.
2. Demonstrate how to properly prepare teeth to receive single crowns.
3. Describe the procedures for the fabrication of single crowns.
4. Demonstrate how to properly fabricate direct single- unit provisional crowns.
5. Describe the use of dental materials required in the fabrication of single-unit provisional crowns and metal crowns.
6. Demonstrate the use of dental materials used in the fabrication of single-unit provisional crowns and metal crowns.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-10, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21

Date last updated: 2023-09-27

DENTPC 560

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Operative Dentistry 3

Course Director: Alireza Sadr
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

This course covers the surgical management of and restoration techniques for conservative one-surface, two-surface, and three-surface restorations. Students will learn how patient disease activity, risk assessment, restorative diagnosis and treatment planning, patient priorities, and anatomical variations impact the restoration of teeth. They will also learn how to apply the principles of ergonomics and patient positioning, workplace organization and safety, appropriate communication, and professional behavior to their clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Apply the principles of cavity preparation designs under various clinical parameters for conservative Class 1 through 5 restorations.
2. Demonstrate the restoration of conservative Class 1 through 5 preparations to a clinically acceptable level.
3. Accurately self-evaluate the use of the principles of cavity preparation and restoration.
4. Demonstrate appropriate manipulation of dental materials (resin composites, bonding agents, glass ionomers, and amalgam).
5. Formulate the most appropriate treatment solutions for a patient case that is based on integrated didactic information, the literature, and clinical information.
6. Demonstrate good communication, organization, productivity, and professionalism in the preclinical environment.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-28, CE-03, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-09-12

DENTPC 535

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Removable Partial Denture Design

Course Director: Hai Zhang
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This course presents the principles of removable partial denture design (RPD) for partially edentulous patient situations. The course is comprised of a series of lectures and laboratory exercises. No clinic sessions are included.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Relate the Kennedy classification of partially edentulous arches to partial denture design.
2. Compare the indications and contraindications for removable partial dentures with those of other types of prostheses.
3. Describe the major components of removable partial dentures.
4. Describe the clinical workflow of removable partial dentures.
5. Examine the impact of the major components of an RPD on design and function.
6. Apply the basic principles of removable partial denture designs to different patient scenarios.
7. Design the basic types of removable partial dentures.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, 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-19, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-25, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-04, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTPC 554

Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral Pathology 1

Course Director: Ali Pourian
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This is the second course in a three-part oral pathology series designed to introduce students to oral diseases bridging the field of dentistry to medicine. The lectures will cover the most common and most important oral diseases of the jaws. Each disease will be discussed to include etiology and pathogenesis, clinical signs and symptoms, histological features, laboratory findings (when applicable), pitfalls in diagnosis, and prognosis.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Recognize oral and maxillofacial diseases.
2. Identify oral and maxillofacial disease pathogenesis.
3. Correlate the histopathology of a disease with the clinical presentation of a disease.
4. Investigate oral and maxillofacial clinical problems to reach a working differential diagnosis.
5. Appropriately manage diseases within the scope of a general practitioner.
6. Refer oral and maxillofacial diseases that are beyond the scope of a general practitioner.
7. Describe how to handle a pathology specimen.
8. Interpret a pathology report using histopathology descriptive terminology.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-05, C-06, C-09, C-11, C-12, C-17, C-24, C-25, C-30, C31, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTCL 621 (Formerly DENTPC 553)

Dental Curriculum Threads

Local Anesthesia

Course Director: John Evans and Art DiMarco
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 3

Course Overview

The safe and effective use of local anesthesia is integral to general dentistry and most specialties. Since dentists must become expert at the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia, the primary goal of this course is to provide all dental students with the opportunity to learn the basic biomedical concepts necessary for the provision of local anesthesia for patients. Dentists must necessarily be experts with regard the pharmacology, physiology potential complications associated with local anesthetics and associated drugs routinely employed in our communities on a daily basis. This knowledge base is mandatory for most any dentist in practice.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Assess the risks associated with administration of local anesthesia to dental patients commonly seen in a general dental practice.
2. Describe in detail the pharmacology of local anesthetics and associated vasoconstrictors.
3. Describe, in three dimensions, the anatomy involved when performing the injections commonly used in dentistry.
4. Discuss problems associated with the administration of local anesthesia including complications.
5. Discuss medicolegal, ethical, and professional ramifications associated with the use of local anesthesia including nerve injury.
6. Discuss the management of difficult and/or fearful patients when performing local anesthesia.
7. Assess one’s own knowledge base and skills critically in light of clinical problems faced daily by dentists in practice.
8. Explain the basic biomedical sciences pertinent to the safe and effective use of local anesthetics in clinical practice.
9. Describe the medical risks and complications, both emergent and routine, associated with the use of local anesthesia in the management of patients in the general dental office.
10. Describe special techniques which may be needed to treat patients who are difficult to manage and/or anesthetize, including patients in all stages of life.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-06, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-23, C-26, C-30, C-31, CE-07

Date last updated: 2024-04-11

DENTPC 551

Dental Curriculum Threads

Immediate Dentures & Digital Dentistry

Course Director: Andy Marashi, Hai Zhang, E. Ricardo Schwedhelm
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

Immediate Dentures
Students will learn the basic principles of immediate dentures–from treatment planning to insertion and follow-up–and practice the procedures for the fabrication of an immediate complete denture (ICD).

Digital Dentistry
Students will follow a systematic approach incorporating digital dentistry workflow systems and CAD/CAM technology into the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning of patients.

Learning Objectives

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

1. ID – Describe the basic principles of immediate dentures.
2. ID – Perform the clinical steps required to fabricate immediate dentures.
3. ID – Perform the laboratory steps required to fabricate immediate dentures.
4. ID – Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy, and the relationship of anatomy to immediate denture fabrication.
5. ID – Describe the use of dental materials necessary to fabricate an immediate denture.
6. ID – Describe problems that can occur during immediate denture construction and after immediate denture insertion.
7. ID – Describe oral surgery concepts for immediate denture procedures.
8. ID – Communicate to either a patient or legal guardian the risks, benefits, and alternative treatment for immediate denture procedures.
9. ID – Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan, based on diagnostic findings, to implement an immediate denture treatment.
10. ID – Recognize the limits of expertise.
11. ID – Identify oral and maxillofacial hard and soft tissue lesions and diseases.
12. ID – Manage replacement of teeth for the partially or completely edentulous patient.
13. ID – Describe the role of lifelong learning and self-assessment in maintaining clinical skills.
14. ID – Utilize critical thinking in assessing technical and scientific information for use in identifying patient needs and treatments.
15. ID – Apply the principles of behavioral science that pertain to patient-centered oral health care.
16. ID – Obtain consultations from other healthcare providers.
17. DD – Apply digital technology to the design, restoration, and fabrication of prostheses.
18. DD – Identify the advantages and disadvantages of digital technology in restorative, implant, and removable prosthodontics.
19. DD – Identify indications and contraindications for digital technologies in restorative, implant, and removable prosthodontics.
20. DD – Describe the principles of preparation and design for digital restorations.
21. DD – List the digital workflow steps for a clinical patient with restorative dentistry needs.
22. DD – Determine when a patient’s digital dentistry needs are beyond the scope of a general dentist.
23. DD – Scan preparations with a digital scanner.
24. DD – Apply digital technologies to communications with other professionals.
25. DD – Recognize appropriate tooth preparation for digitally scanned and designed restorations.
26. DD – Accurately assess the esthetic and functional outcomes of a digital restoration.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-17, C-07, C-14, C-28, C-08, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-03

 

DENTPC 550

Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry 2

Course Director: Alireza Sadr
Credits: 5
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This course builds on and applies the information from DENTPC 530 Introduction to Operative Dentistry. This is the students’ first exposure to practical use of a dental handpiece, cavity preparation, and bonding and placement of one-surface composite restorations. Besides restoration techniques, students also learn clinical and non-clinical skillsets that support the performance of operative dentistry.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Practice operative dentistry ergonomically and safely.
2. Demonstrate clinically acceptable preparation and restoration of one-surface composites, sealants, and preventive resin restorations.
3. Self-evaluate one-surface preparations and restorations based on principles of cavity preparation.
4. Apply the principles of adhesive dentistry to appropriately manipulate composites and bonding agents.
5. Synthesize didactic information, the literature, and clinical information to formulate the most appropriate treatment solutions for patient cases.
6. Practice productivity, critical thinking, communication, workplace organization, and professional behavior in the preclinical environment.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-15, C-19, C21, C-22, C-23, C-25, C-28, CE-03, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-07-05

DENTPC 532

Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Theory 1

Course Director: Peggy Lee
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

Dental radiography uses ionizing radiation; thus, it is essential that all dental personnel maintain knowledge of radiographic techniques and radiation safety to perform clinical procedures. The course reviews current knowledge of radiation physics, biology, and protection and imaging principles, as well as techniques. The most common pathology in dentistry will also be discussed. The course is a didactic experience and will be conducted using lectures aided by online videos.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Discuss the principles of radiation physics.
2. Describe the biologic effects of ionizing radiation.
3. Discuss the principles and techniques of commonly used diagnostic imaging techniques in general dental practice.
4. Interpret two- and three-dimensional dental and maxillofacial radiographs.
5. Determine which types of and how many dental radiographs are needed on an individual basis.
6. Use digital imaging software tools.
7. Explain to patients the benefits and potential risks of the use of diagnostic ionizing radiation.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-09, C-12, C-13, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-03-21

DENTPC 531

Dental Curriculum Threads

Introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry

Course Director: Philippe Hujoel
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a term which was first coined in 1992 in the “Journal of the American Medical Association.” EBM emphasizes systematic searches of clinical literature and the application of formal rules of evidence evaluating the clinical literature. When EBM is applied to dentistry, it is sometimes referred to as evidence-based dentistry (EBD). The aim of this course is to familiarize the student with EBM/EBD.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Identify the levels of evidence.
2. Formulate questions about etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatments/interventions.
3. Identify the types of study design and biases.
4. Calculate measures of association.
5. Apply the concepts of evidence-based medicine covered in this class to dental literature.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10

Date last updated: 2024-03-21

DENTPC 530

Dental Curriculum Threads

Introduction to Operative Dentistry

Course Director: Alireza Sadr
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

This course presents basic operative topics in lecture format, preparing the student for upcoming courses that provide hands-on operative experience in the simulation labs and clinics. Students examine the underlying principles of dental health and disease, diagnosis and treatment in operative dentistry, as well as materials used in clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe dental caries classifications, risk assessment, and risk management based on national and international guidelines.
2. Apply ethical decision-making and the logic of surgical cavity preparation techniques to clinical scenarios involving dental caries and defects.
3. Apply a basic knowledge of dental composites, bonding agents, and photo-curing strategies to a clinical scenario.
4. Integrate relevant information from patient cases and the dental literature to formulate appropriate diagnostic or treatment decisions.
5. Assess cavity preparations and restorations using accepted clinical nomenclature and standards of clinical care in use in UWSOD clinics.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-16, C-17, C-28, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-19, C-22, C-23

Date last updated: 2024-03-21

DENTPC 520

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Occlusion

Course Director: James Newman
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 1

Course Overview

In this lecture and laboratory course, first-year dental students learn how to recognize and develop an optimal occlusion and proper tooth anatomy. This course expands upon the knowledge and manual skills that the students learned in DENTPC 510. Waxing techniques are used to teach students the development of a proper occlusion. Students will learn about principles of anatomy, mandibular movement, occlusion, etiologies of occlusal traumatism, principles in conjunction with techniques of occlusal adjustment, and bite splint therapy.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Correctly program a semi-adjustable articulator.
2. Develop proper anatomical form in teeth in maximum intercuspation and excursive movements.
3. Discuss the various occlusal schemes and the importance of centric relation and maximum intercuspation.
4. Describe the relationship of occlusal morphology to mandibular movements and how variations in mandibular movements affect occlusal form.
5. Discuss the determinants of occlusion using the proper terminology, and how variations of these determinants modify occlusal pathways.
6. Complete basic dental laboratory procedures.
7. Demonstrate the mounting and use of the three-dimensional printed casts.
8. Explain what parameters are important for a clinically acceptable restoration.
9. Discuss the signs, symptoms, and etiology of occlusal traumatism.
10. Demonstrate the process of an occlusal adjustment.
11. Describe the role and function in specific mandibular movement of each of the muscles of mastication.
12. Complete temporomandibular joint exams.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-01-02

DENTPC 511

Dental Curriculum Threads

Introduction to Periodontics

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 1

Course Overview

This is the introductory didactic course in periodontology. It includes the clinical, histopathologic, and radiographic features of various periodontal diseases; principles of preventive periodontics; initial examination of the periodontium; and the classification and epidemiology of periodontal diseases.

Learning Objectives

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

1. List the normal structures of the periodontium.
2. Diagnose periodontal diseases.
3. Describe the epidemiology of periodontal diseases.
4. Describe local and systemic factors that contribute to the development of periodontal disease.
5. Describe the role of microbial plaque, calculus, and tobacco use in the development of periodontal diseases.
6. Describe the histopathology of periodontal diseases.
7. Describe the host response and pathogenic lesions in periodontal disease.
8. Demonstrate periodontal probing technique on a dentoform.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-04, C-11, C-12, C-13, CE-03

Date last updated: 2023-08-09

DENTPC 510

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Anatomy

Course Director: James Newman
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 1

Course Overview

This course continues to introduce students to permanent and primary tooth anatomy. The course compares the classes and types of tooth morphology and examines the influence of tooth anatomy on clinical dental procedures. Emphasis is on the development of manual dexterity, perception, and evaluative skills.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Identify the morphology of selected permanent teeth from both an external perspective and a cross-sectional view.
2. Discuss the relationships between teeth and the supporting structures.
3. Recognize the clinical significance of selected tooth form and contour.
4. Wax teeth with dexterity.
5. Reproduce the morphology of selected permanent teeth from both an external perspective and a cross-sectional view.
6. Demonstrate basic dental laboratory procedures through the manipulation of waxing instruments and Dentoforms.
7. Demonstrate skill when using digital scanners and STL files.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-09, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-09-12