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DENTSL 652

Advanced Global Oral Health: From Theory to Action – Selective

Course Director: Ana Lucia Seminaro
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer/ 4, Grad
Prerequisite: DENTEL 520

Course Overview

Student get hands-on experiences in current global oral health projects, and are introduced to partners in international health care systems with the goal of learning about social, political, cultural, behavioral, and economic factors influencing dental public health in developing countries.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe phases of global oral health research projects targeting developing countries.
  2. Identify factors related to the success of inter-professional collaboration at international level.
  3. Analyze oral health program outcomes.
  4. Characterize their cultural competence and knowledge of developing countries.

Date last updated: 2022-12-14

PEDO 655

Peer Mentor – Pediatric Dentistry – Selective

Course Director: Various
Selective # of Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

Fourth-year dental students participate as peer mentors, guiding second-year dental students through simulation exercises on pediatric typodonts. Opportunity for fourth-year students to serve as mentors and enhance their own knowledge of pediatric restorative dentistry.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Demonstrate use of rubber dam isolation.
  2. Demonstrate sealant application.
  3. Demonstrate pediatric restorative techniques: composite, SSC.
  4. Demonstrate pulpotomy on primary molar.
  5. Provide constructive feedback on learners’ clinical skills.
  6. Demonstrate professional and ethical teaching behavior.
  7. Perform calibrated preclinical project grading according to establish rubrics.

Date last updated: 2022-12-14

PEDO 651

Medically Complex Pediatric Patient Care – Selective

Course Director: Anna Forsyth
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

Elevates clinical management skills for pediatric dental patients with special healthcare needs. Students assist, observe, and provide clinical care to pediatric patients with medically complex conditions.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Perform basic Review of Systems for a dental patient.
  2. Modify dental treatment plans according to individualized patient special healthcare needs.
  3. Describe clinical features of patients with trisomy 21, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and congenital cardiac malformations.
  4. Identify patients requiring infective endocarditis prophylaxis.
  5. Prescribe infective endocarditis prophylaxis for pediatric patients.
  6. Describe the use of patient stabilization according to AAPD best practice guidelines.

Date last updated: 2022-12-14

ORALM 659

Interdisciplinary Practice and Leadership in Developmental Disability – Selective

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

Course Description

Dental students participate in the UW Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program as short-term trainees. Includes didactic education and clinical shadowing of interdisciplinary diagnostic and care services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe screening, evaluation, and diagnostic criteria for neurodevelopmental disorders.
  2. Discuss adaptations needed to address access to care barriers and successfully engage with dental care as an adult.
  3. Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders.
  4. Outline the roles and contributions of interdisciplinary teams in the care of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, including various clinical disciplines, patients, and family members.
  5. Identify an action dental professionals can implement to assure equity and equal rights for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

 

Updated: 2022-12-14

ORALM 658

Interdisciplinary Practice in Transition Care for Complex Medical Needs – Selective

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

Course Description

Dental students participate in the UW Transition Care Program. Includes clinical shadowing of transition care planning for individuals with complex medical needs.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain how medical comorbidities complicate access to dental care in transition from pediatric to adult care.
  2. Discuss adaptations needed to address access to care barriers and successfully engage with dental care as an adult.
  3. Work in an interdisciplinary team, including physicians, nurse care coordinators, social workers, patients, and their family members.

 

Updated: 2022-12-14

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 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: Natasha Flake
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: 2022-12-14

PROS 651

Intra-Oral Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Selective

Course Director: Dr. Alan Sutton, Associate Professor, Director, UW Maxillofacial Prosthetics Services
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: 2023-04-10

OS 661

Elements of Moderate Sedation – Selective

Course Director: O. Ross Beirne
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4
Prerequisite: OS 656

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
Prerequisite: OS 661

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

ORALM 656

Clinical Oral Medicine: Rotation at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center – Selective

Course Director: Dr. David Dean
Credits: 1
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 treated at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center; particularly those treated with hematopoietic cell transplantation. Students work closely with the FHCC Oral Medicine clinical faculty and staff in the diagnosis and management of oral conditions in patients with a range of cancer and hematologic diagnoses during different phases of treatment. Students work directly with OM attendings to examine patients and create diagnostic and therapeutic treatment plans. A wide range of oral and dental complications are likely to be experienced.

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

*last updated: 03/13/2024

ORALM 654

DECOD Advanced Clinical – Selective

Course Director: Dr. Kim Espinoza
Credits: 1
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: Jamie Booth
Credits: 1
Quarters/ Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

This course will discuss more in depth for CBCT image acquisition and interpretation. The students will have the opportunity to read and review multiple CBCT images for dental pathology and incidental findings. The students will review the full volume of the CBCT and will practice with advanced interpretation techniques.

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

Date last updated: 2024-07-05

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: Avina Paranjpe, Endodontic graduate students
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring/ 4
Limit: 2-3 students
Contact Person: Cora Scott

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: Andy Marashi
Credits: 1-6
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.

Date last updated: 2022-12-14

 

 

DENTSL 671

Directed Studies in General Dentistry 3 – Selective

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 1-6
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.

Date last updated: 2022-12-14

 

 

DENTSL 661

Directed Studies in General Dentistry 2 – Selective

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 1-6
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.

Date last updated: 2022-12-14

DENTSL 651

Directed Studies in General Dentistry 1 – Selective

Course Director: Andy Marashi
Credits: 1-6
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.

Date last updated: 2022-12-14

 

 

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

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 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.

Date last updated: 2016-01-09