UW School of Dentistry

OS 664

Advanced Clinical Oral Surgery – Selective

Course Director: John Evans
Selective # of Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter, Spring  / 1

Course Overview

Participation in this course will extend the student’s biomedical knowledge base and augment their surgical skills. The course will also offer didactic instruction in a small group setting. We will use patients referred for surgical care as the basis for didactic and clinical instruction.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able, at an advanced level, to:

1. Examine and treat patients in need of complicated dentoalveolar surgery.
2. Evaluate medical histories and care for medically complex patients.
3. Manage the pharmacological needs of their patients.
4. Interact with surgical specialists if they choose to enter general dental practice.
5. Perform complex dentoalveolar surgery in various post-graduate educational programs.

Date last updated: 2022-07-01

PERIO 655

Peer Mentor – Periodontics – Selective

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

Course Overview

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Date last updated: 2021-1-20

ORALM 655

Peer Mentor: DECOD – Selective

Course Director: Kim Espinoza
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr. of Program: (SUM, AUT, WIN, SPR / 4)

Course Overview: Work closely with DECOD faculty to learn about becoming a special care dentistry educator. This course is a peer-mentorship position where you will mentor 3rd year dental students in special care dentistry. You do not have to be an expert in special care dentistry to mentor other students. You have already learned a great deal and DECOD will guide you along the way! Many special care dentists work in education and this course is ideal for those interested in mentorship and teaching. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Oral Medicine Clerkship.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Mentor third year Dental Students in the assessment of patients with special needs using the WHO ICF framework.
  2. Determine to which level of learner patients should be assigned.
  3. Identify when treatment of patients with special needs should be referred to special care dentist or other provider.

RESD 662

Introduction to CAD/CAM in Restorative Dentistry

Course Director: Yen-Wei Chen, Alireza Sadr
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

CAD/CAM and digital impression systems have been available for many years, but have recently become much more predictable. Chairside scanners can digitally send impressions to our lab or allow us to mill the restoration with a chairside milling unit. This course provides a systematic approach to learn about incorporating digital impression systems and CAD/CAM technology. We will discuss ideal tooth preparation for all CAD/CAM restorations, digital impression, virtually design, sintering and staining technique, and selecting the proper ceramic materials and luting agents. The focus of this program is to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of these digital technologies and how digital dentistry can be brought into our future practice.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain how preparation design affects the fabrication of milled restorations.
  2. Identify the materials available for chairside milled restorations.
  3. Describe the concepts and techniques of CAD/CAM technologies, including digital impression, virtual design, milling, sintering, and staining.
  4. Practice digital waxing skills to effectively implement the principles of dental anatomy and occlusion.
  5. Use and explain a decision-making process for choosing the appropriate luting agent for various CAD/CAM substrates.
  6. Determine workflows to implement CAD/CAM technologies into our practice.

Date last updated: 2017-10-19

RESD 655

Peer Mentor – Restorative Dentistry – Selective

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

Course Overview

Restorative Dentistry preclinical courses, such as: Dental Anatomy and Occlusion, Restorative, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (ICD, CD, RPD and Removable PROS technique) and Implant preclinical courses need additional student supervision with designated preclinical exercises. The course introduces the students to critical thinking and its application to clinical problem solving. The goal of this course is to introduce dental students to teaching and mentoring in the one-to-one interactions between students.

Learning Objectives

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

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

Date last updated: 2016-12-19

RESD 663

Conservative Cast Gold – Selective

Course Directors: Tucker, Otterholt (Contact: Betty Low)
Selective # of Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter / 4

Course Overview

This course introduces and refines new concepts, techniques and philosophies of Operative Dentistry through the use of conservative cast gold restorations. The goal is to raise the student’s critical thinking ability and increase their clinical skill set as related to the design and preparation of indirect restorations.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Diagnose and design indirect cast gold preparations and restorations
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with rubber dam isolation
  3. Prepare conservative cast gold restorations, and have a knowledge of preparation variations
  4. Obtain a clear and accurate impression
  5. Design and place specific single tooth provisional restorations
  6. Evaluate castings fabricated by dental laboratories for contour, contacts, anatomy, and fit
  7. Fit, finish and troubleshoot cast gold restorations

Date last updated: 2020-03-06

PERIO 651

Surgical Periodontics – Selective

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

Course Overview

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Date last updated: 2016-12-15

ENDO 671

Endodontic Treatment – Selective

Course Director:
Selective # of Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Winter / 4

Course Overview

Several of the different products and techniques available for performing root canal therapy will be introduced to students. The selective is similar to an endodontic continuing education course. Students will use extracted teeth to gain introductory level practical experience with various instrumentation and obturation systems available on the market.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different instrumentation and obturation techniques
  2. Describe how endodontic techniques are evaluated through scientific research
  3. Compare several different file systems and obturation techniques based on hands-on experience

Date last updated: 2017-06-06

PROS 651

Intra-Oral Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Selective

Course Director: Dr. Jeffrey E. Rubenstein Professor and Director UW Maxillofacial Prosthetic Service
Credits: 1
Quarter/ Yrs of Program: Summer / 3, 4

Course Overview

This course’s focus is oral rehabilitation of oral compromise resulting from congenital anomalies/head and neck syndromes, oral cancer, or trauma. The student is presented with material on oral compromise resulting from radiotherapy, chemotherapy. Implant supported or retained prostheses along with surgical innovations related to micro-vascular graft reconstructions are also presented.

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

  1. Describe of oral rehabilitation procedures for orally compromised individuals
  2. Describe oral impacts of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and appropriate management
  3. Explain the level of complexity of the new age/cutting edge surgical/prosthodontic reconstructive/rehabilitation procedures

Date last updated: 2016-12-16

DENTSL 550

Second Year RUOP (Rural & Under-served Opportunities Program) Selective

Course Director: Natasha Flake & Mary Smith
Credits: 6
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

The Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) is a service-learning clinical rotation for second year predoctoral dental students. It provides students early exposure to the challenges and rewards of practicing dentistry in rural and/or underserved settings. Students practice oral health care delivery in these clinics and communities, identify barriers to care, and serve diverse populations to enable the further development of cultural competence. The course includes an online component of weekly assignments and discussions that support the clinical experience.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Identify oral health needs unique to rural and/or underserved communities and associated
barriers to dental treatment.
2. Identify the challenges in providing care to patients in rural and/or underserved communities.
3. Perform basic dental procedures.
4. Demonstrate basic dental assisting functions.
5. Demonstrate effective four-handed instrument exchange.
6. Describe the operations of a community health clinic.
7. Identify leadership opportunities that could influence the provision of care for patients in rural
and/or underserved communities.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-05, C-07, C-19, CE-06

Date last updated: 2021-07-19

OS 661

Elements of Moderate Sedation – Selective

Course Director: O. Ross Beirne
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

PLEASE NOTE: OS 656 Internal Medicine for Dentistry, is a prerequisite for this course. This course is a prerequisite for OS 672 Intravenous Sedation.

Theory, techniques for rendering moderate and IV moderate sedation. Airway management, pharmacology, physiology, pharmacokinetics of common sedative agents, their usual applications, special considerations, emergency prevention, recognition and management. Emphasis on monitoring, proper record keeping, legal issues. This course meets for 6 sessions, from October through December.

OS 656

Internal Medicine for Dentistry – Selective

Course Director: O. Ross Beirne
Selective # of Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

This course teaches the student how to safely treat patients with compromising medical conditions and what types of sedation can be used to manage fear and anxiety in these patients. The pathophysiology and drug therapy for patients with diabetes, bleeding disorder, and cardiac, pulmonary, renal, neurological, and infectious diseases require significant alterations in dental management to avoid medical emergencies and not compromise the patients’ medical treatments.

IMPORTANT: This course is a prerequisite for OS 661 Elements of Modern Sedation If you miss a session, you must review the handouts for the missed session and meet with Dr. Beirne to take an oral quiz concerning the material covered. This course begins in late SUM quarter and continues into AUT quarter. It will appear on your transcript in AUT quarter only.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of medical diseases that impact dental treatment and sedation
  2. Describe and modify medical therapy for patients requiring sedation for dental treatment
  3. Describe how medical therapies effect the management of the dental patient
  4. Modify the medical treatment of patients in consultation with patients’ physicians
  5. Demonstrate how to prevent medical emergencies in the dental patient with medical diseases

Date last updated: 2019-4-24

OS 672

Intravenous Sedation – Selective

Course Director: Dr. O. Ross Beirne
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Winter, Spring / 4

Course Overview

PLEASE NOTE: OS 656 Internal Medicine for Dentistry and OS 661 Elements of Moderate Sedation are prerequisites for this course.

This course is the clinical component of the Elements of Moderate Sedation series. Students will administer sedation to at least 20 patients receiving sedation in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic. Students will learn how to place intravenous catheters, administer intravenous sedative medications, record vital signs before and during sedation as well as during recovery. Airway management and the management of medical emergencies will be reviewed. OS 656 Internal Medicine for Dentistry and OS 661 Elements of Moderate Sedation are prerequisite courses to take this course.

Course Expectations

Fourth year predoctoral dental students interested in taking OS 661 are welcome to do so, but they must attend at least 90% of all lectures if their intent is to follow-up with OS 672.

Date last updated: 2019-10-02

OS 662

50 Oral Lesions – Selective

Course Director: Dr. Dolphine Oda
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn / 4

Course Overview

This course is designed to focus on a few specific diseases that are either common or very important to recognize as dentists. The course will focus on early recognition and appropriate management and treatment of each of these conditions. The students will be taught to sort through and explicate criteria that can be used as a standard of care for each of the common and important oral diseases. The ultimate goal is to optimize patient care and minimize misdiagnosis and mismanagement through focused knowledge. Students will review five clinical photographs/radiographs and their respective histologies and formulate a differential diagnosis and final diagnosis based upon the presented histology.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify most common and important oral epithelial, soft tissue and bony lesions
  • Learn about the guidelines for managing oral soft tissue and bony lesions
  • Be familiar with the latest diagnostic tests in oral cancer
  • Learn about what lesions to biopsy and when
  • Learn about what lesions to observe and why and how often
  • Formulate an applied differential diagnosis
  • Discuss treatment and clinical presentation of each disease
  • Discuss complications of diseases when applicable

Educational Objectives

This course utilizes the basic science literature of oral diseases to interpret clinical and histological changes. It is designed to encourage the dental students to utilize applied clinical criteria to reach a decision on whether or not to biopsy and where to biopsy. This course will give the student a solid standard of care criteria for each of the covered diseases. This course will also expose students to the current literature of clinical management and treatment of oral diseases.

Course Expectations

This course approaches the study of oral pathology in a typical clinical setting in which patients with various diseases are discussed clinically and histologically. One hour of weekly contact time is dedicated to discussing an average of five to ten cases. The cases are derived from the Oral Pathology Biopsy Service. Each case has a clinical/radiographic photograph and a corresponding glass slide representing the biopsy material from the area. During class students will be called on to formulate a clinical differential diagnosis; answer questions on clinical management; express opinion on whether or not to biopsy. If yes, students must decide on incisional or excisional biopsy and the site of biopsy, based on the histology. Students will discuss treatment and further clinical management; if the students decide to observe, they will have to discuss criteria that helped them reach that decision, as well as potential complications.

Reference

The recommended textbook for this course is:

Third edition of Oral& Maxillofacial Pathology by Neville, Damm, Allen & Bouquot, 2009. This book is to be used as a reference while studying; to gain additional information about a disease; to observe additional photomicrographs and radiographs of pathologic entities; and to clarify points, which may not be clear.

Date last updated: 2017-06-21

ORALM 656

Clinical Oral Medicine: Rotation at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance – Selective

Credits: 1
Course Director: Dr. David Dean
Quarter/Year: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring /4

Course Description

This is a clinical elective for students that affords the opportunity to see and work with patients actively undergoing cancer therapy; specifically hematopoietic cell transplantation. Students will work closely with the SCCA Oral Medicine clinical faculty and staff relative to diagnosing and managing transplant patients with a wide range of diagnoses and in all phases of transplant, including working with hospitalized in-patients and out-patients. A wide range of oral and dental complications are likely to be experienced. Students will be working directly with attending to examine patients as wall as participate in treatment.

*Schedule can vary, as long as 10 clinic sessions over 10 weeks are covered.

*last updated: 10/2/2019

ORALM 654

DECOD Advanced Clinical – Selective

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

Course Description

This advanced special care dentistry course aims to take your skills to a higher level! Students will provide clinical care to adult patients with developmental and acquired disabilities using a variety of facilitation techniques. Increase your competence in providing comprehensive dental care to patients with special needs under the guidance of DECOD faculty and staff. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Oral Medicine Clerkship.  (clinic scheduling required)

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Provide clinical care to patients with developmental and acquired disabilities.
  2. Utilize facilitation techniques for patients requiring special care dentistry.
  3. Obtain consent appropriately for patients with complex decision making-needs.

 

*last updated: 2017-08-14

ORALM 653

Advanced Cone Beam CT Imaging and Interpretation Selective

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

Course Overview

This course familiarizes the student with CBCT: plan / followup implant placement (with or without surgical guide), assess pathology, assess dento-alveolar trauma and explore anatomical variations, in combination with: radiation protection, choice of field of view, resolution, exposure parameters, patient positioning, and interpretation of the acquired images.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform a CBCT examination
2. Assess and interpret images acquired by CBCT
3. Provide patients explanation about radiation safety aspects

UWSOD Competencies: 13, 14a, 14h, 14o, 14q
Date last updated: 2016-02-09

RESD 672

Direct Gold Restorations – Selective

Course Director: J. Martin Anderson
Selective # of Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course Overview

the technical requirements for the commonly used direct gold restorations. Emphasis will be placed on the special requirements in cavity detail and insertion methods for the successful accomplishment of the direct gold restoration. The student will gain experience in the class 1 and class 5 restorations. Additionally, didactic information will be presented in the class 6, class 2, and class 3 restorations. (Supplies, instruments and manual will be provided.)

Date last updated: 2019-10-02

ENDO 651

Honors Endodontics – Classical Literature Seminar – Selective

Course Director: Johnson, Endodontic graduate students
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring/ 4
Limit: 2-3 students
Contact Person: Jessica Gallien

NOTE: This elective typically meets during regular clinic hours (1:00-5:00p). Participation requires accommodation by the Office of Clinical Services. Please check with Sandy Phillips if you intend to enroll in this class.

Students with a special interest in Endodontics will be allowed to enroll in this directed study upon approval of the Graduate Program Director. Students will be participating in endodontic topics related literature seminars with graduate students in the Endodontics department. They will be responsible for preparing abstracts along with graduate students and may have the opportunity to participate in graduate student research.

*last updated: 6/19/2017

DENTSL 681

Directed Studies in General Dentistry 4 – Selective

Course Director: ER Schwedhelm
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

This selective course provides additional summer quarter study and/or clinic time, instruction, and/or mentoring in the practice and/or theory of general dental practice to the student who wishes or requires an individualized augmentation to the 4th year curriculum.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Perform at an equal level with their class cohort in the practice and theory of general dentistry.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Date last updated: 2016-02-09

 

 

DENTSL 671

Directed Studies in General Dentistry 3 – Selective

Course Director: ER Schwedhelm
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Winter / 4

Course Overview

This selective course provides additional summer quarter study and/or clinic time, instruction, and/or mentoring in the practice and/or theory of general dental practice to the student who wishes or requires an individualized augmentation to the 4th year curriculum.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Perform at an equal level with their class cohort in the practice and theory of general dentistry.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Date last updated: 2016-02-09

 

 

DENTSL 661

Directed Studies in General Dentistry 2 – Selective

Course Director: ER Schwedhelm
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

This selective course provides additional summer quarter study and/or clinic time, instruction, and/or mentoring in the practice and/or theory of general dental practice to the student who wishes or requires an individualized augmentation to the 4th year curriculum.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Perform at an equal level with their class cohort in the practice and theory of general dentistry.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Date last updated: 2016-02-09

DENTSL 651

Directed Studies in General Dentistry 1 – Selective

Course Director: ER Schwedhelm
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

This selective course provides additional summer quarter study and/or clinic time, instruction, and/or mentoring in the practice and/or theory of general dental practice to the student who wishes or requires an individualized augmentation to the 4th year curriculum.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Perform at an equal level with their class cohort in the practice and theory of general dentistry.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Date last updated: 2016-02-09

 

 

DENTSL 552

Second Year SOD Patient Care Experience – Selective

Course Director: Sandra Phillips
Credits: 6
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer/ 2

Course Overview

This course provides secondyear dental students with a fourweek immersion in aspects of patient care and support functions of a dental practice (practice management) at the UW School of Dentistry. This will help prepare them for independent patient care during their subsequent clinical training.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Demonstrate basic dental assisting functions including operatory setup and breakdown and effective four-handed instrument exchange.

2. Perform basic dental procedures such as oral injections and rubber dam placement and removal.

3. Describe fundamentals of dental billing, coding, patient record documentation, and compliance regulations.

4. Perform infection control and waste management procedures in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

UWSOD Competencies:C01, C06, C07, C09, C10, C14, CE04, CE07

Date last updated: 2021-07-12

DENTSL 665

Dental Photography – Selective

Course Director: Johnny Wang
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

Dental imaging is an extremely valuable tool for practicing dentists, auxiliaries and dental educators. The old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words ” was never truer then when discussing a patient’s dental concerns. By using the new technologies in photography to communicate with patients, labs, insurance providers, specialists and other dentists, we can impart a great deal of information faster and easier than ever before. The objective of this elective will be to give the student a basic understanding of the latest innovations in dental imaging. The student should be able to digitally photograph both extra and intra-oral subjects and manage the images when finished with the course. Digital cameras, computers and related software will be furnished to allow the student to complete the course requirement.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe basic photography principles and terminology
2. Choose the best cost-effective photography system for the particular application
3. Demonstrate the fundamentals of intra-oral photography, including how to make professional clinical photos
4. Describe and demonstrate photographic techniques for better intra-oral, extra-oral, and laboratory comparison photos
5. Demonstrate the use of computer-based multimedia for educational presentations

Date last updated: 2018-01-30

DENTEL 530

Research Methods Seminar

Credits: 1
Course Director: Chung
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring/1, 2, 3, 4
Limit: 20

Course Description

This course reviews the following aspects of research methods: development of hypotheses, study design, sample selection, measurement, choice of statistical tests and research ethics. The course is intended for students conducting basic or clinical research projects (see Directed Studies page); discussion of each topic centers on students’ own research projects. All SURF participants will be registered by the Office of Student Services.

Objectives

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

  1. Describe the research question, study design, research subjects, types of measures and methods used in their research project.
  2. Explain the reasons choosing a particular design, measure, method, etc.
  3. Discuss basic principles of research ethics and how these principles apply to issues in their own projects.

Students must have been accepted for research to enroll.

*last updated: 11/21/2017

RESD 665

Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry – Selective

Course Director: Susanne Jeffrey
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

  • Students must have had at least one 4th year Geriatrics rotation in DENTGP 653, 663, or 673, Treatment of Patients with Special Needs 1, 2 or 3.

Course Overview

This course will provide students with additional clinical experience in comprehensive dental treatment of medically compromised and dentally complex geriatric patients.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Perform saliva tests, give nutritional counseling, prescribe and recommend preventive care products applicable for each patient treated.
  2. Diagnose, treatment plan and treat community dwelling elderly patient from caries- and periodontitis risk perspective.
  3. Predict outcome for treatment provided

Date last updated: 2020-03-06

RESD 664

Lasers in Restorative Dentistry – Elective

Course Director: Dan Chan & Hai Zhang
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

This elective course will employ small group discussions and student presentations/literature review to achieve our objectives.  The course will provide an overview of use of lasers especially in the discipline of Restorative Dentistry.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Build confidence and clinical skill sets basic to successful laser implementation
  2. Understand how to apply the two distinct types of laser use: surgical and healing
  3. Understand laser device types, settings and essential elements
  4. Recognize key elements of OSHA-enforced laser safety
  5. Identify laser treatments that will improve practice income and broaden patient treatment options
  6. Understand laser tissue interaction, power settings, and various techniques to obtain optimal clinical outcomes

Date last updated: 2020-03-06

RESD 653

Clinical Magnification Selective

Course Director: ER Schwedhelm
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, or Spring / 4

Course Overview

Faculty and affiliate members from the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics will participate with senior dental students in this active learning course, which will include didactic and clinical experiences in the provision of oral health care using high level magnification.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the importance of the use of magnification
  2. Incorporate magnification in the daily practice of dentistry, principally in the fields of restorative and endodontic procedures.
  3. Discuss the evolution of the use of magnification in the field of dentistry.
  4. Describe the resolution of the naked eye and how magnification can improve visual acuity.
  5. Discuss the concept of the magnification continuum and its impact on dental clinicians.
  6. Explain the advantages of using a dental operating microscope in dentistry.
  7. Discuss the challenges of incorporating magnification into the daily practice of dentistry.

UWSOD Competencies: 13, 14a, 14c, 14m, 14o, 14p, 14q

Date last updated: 2016-01-09