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DENTFN 532

Dental Curriculum Threads

Renal & Respiratory

Course Director: Bruce Silverstein
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

This course will give students an integrated understanding of the respiratory and renal systems of the body. Students will follow how oxygen and nutrients move from the environment to the tissues, and how waste products of metabolism follow the opposite path, examining the coordinated roles of the lungs and kidneys in the control and regulation of these processes and the maintenance of homeostasis. Students will consider physiology and disease processes at the level of the organ system, with a focus on the physiology and pathophysiology of the lungs and kidneys. Understanding these systems is key to understanding human health and disease for the practice of general dentistry.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the external and internal morphology of the kidneys and lungs.
2. Use anatomical specimens, medical imaging, and living adults to explain key anatomical relationships between the kidneys, lungs, major blood vessels, and the structures and landmarks that surround them.
3. Describe the normal physiology of the renal and respiratory systems.
4. Delineate the role of the renal and respiratory systems in maintaining homeostasis including sodium and water regulation, electrolyte balance, and acid-base balance.
5. Identify connections between pathophysiologic and histopathologic abnormalities and the major disease processes affecting the kidneys and lungs.
6. Interpret clinical, laboratory, radiographic, and histopathologic data to identify the major disease processes affecting the renal and respiratory systems.
7. Identify the etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnostic features, prevention, treatment, and prognosis of major diseases and conditions of the pulmonary and renal systems, including implications for the practice of dental medicine.
8. Outline a treatment approach, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic measures, for the major disease processes affecting the lungs and kidneys.
9. Relate the mechanism of action for major classes of drugs to the pathophysiology of the major diseases of the kidneys and lungs.
10. Interpret clinical and other diagnostic information, recognizing the side effects and primary toxicities of the major classes of drugs used to treat diseases of the kidneys and lungs.
11. Describe how pulmonary and renal diseases affect the oral cavity and the provision of dental care.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-17, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06

Date last updated: 2022-03-20

DENTPC 534

Dental Curriculum Threads

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

Dental Curriculum Threads

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 type of gypsum products.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-28, CE-05, CE-06

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

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 type 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-03, C-09, C-10, C-12, C-13, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-06

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

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. The aim of this course is to familiarize the student with what is evidence-based medicine and how evidence-based dentistry and evidence-based medicine should be identical.

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. Select different strategies and resources while performing literature searches.
6. Apply the concepts of evidence-based medicine covered in this class to dental literature.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

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

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTFN 533

Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral Histology & Embryology 2

Course Director: Tracy Popowics (Seattle) & Judd Case (RIDE Spokane)
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring/1

Course Overview

In this second course in oral histology and embryology, dental students continue to study the development, microscopic and submicroscopic structure, and functional aspects of hard and soft oral tissues. Included are the embryonic development of the head and neck; morphodifferentiation of face and oral structures; and relationships between development and structure, and structure and function in the histology or ultrastructure of oral tissues. This knowledge is foundational to a deep understanding of human disease.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the biological principles and details of the development, structure, and function of oral tissues.
2. Describe the normal structures of the oral tissues in preparation for courses in oral pathology and oral medicine.
3. Explain the basis for rational therapy through the application of basic science principles to the diagnosis and treatment of clinical problems.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, CE-02, CE-03

Date last updated: 2023-03-20

DENTFN 531

Dental Curriculum Threads

Gastrointestinal & Endocrine

Course Director: Bruce Silverstein
Credits: 5
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

This lecture course provides a comprehensive overview of the gastrointestinal (including the liver) and endocrine systems. Understanding these systems is key to understanding human health and disease for the practice of general dentistry. Students explore relevant anatomy, histology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. They learn how energy metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and diabetes fit into these systems.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the normal physiologic functions of the major endocrine and gastrointestinal organs.
2. Describe the hormonal feedback mechanisms of the endocrine and gastrointestinal systems that result in normal function.
3. Relate altered hormonal feedback mechanisms to disease processes in the endocrine and gastrointestinal systems.
4. Describe the pathologic processes that lead to disease in the endocrine and gastrointestinal organ systems.
5. Describe the etiology of the major diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, the liver, and the endocrine system.
6. Describe the clinical manifestations of the major diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, the liver, and the endocrine system and their oral components.
7. Relate knowledge of the cellular structures of the tissues and organs to their normal function in the endocrine and gastrointestinal systems.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-11, C-17, C-18, C-26, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06

Date last updated: 2023-03-20