UW School of Dentistry

DENTPC 572

Dental Curriculum Threads

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 the preceding quarter. In these two courses, the students learn how to fabricate complete dentures for the edentulous patient.

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. Manipulate the dental materials necessary to fabricate complete dentures.
3. Solve typical problems that occur during complete denture construction and placement.

UWSOD Competencies:C-01, C-13, C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-02, CE-05

Date last updated: 2022-02-17

DENTPC 565

Dental Curriculum Threads

Conversations on Dental Practice

Course Directors: Sandra Phillips & Rachel Greene
Credits: 1 per quarter/3 quarters
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter/1; Autumn/2

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.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Discuss the elements of practice management.
2. Describe the annual continuing dental education requirements for dentists and the rationale for ongoing training.
3. Compare the various types of dental benefit plans.
4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various practice ownership models.
5. Analyze the components of an effective personal financial plan.

UWSOD Competencies:C-02, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-14, C-28, CE-04

Date last updated: 2021-09-14

DENTPC 561

Dental Curriculum Threads

Fixed Prosthodontics 1

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

Course Overview

This course introduces second-year students to fixed prosthodontics. The lecture content of this course connects laboratory and clinical fixed prosthodontics course content with material science information. Pre-clinical experience is provided in tooth preparation, provisional restoration, and fabrication of various indirect restorations by using traditional and CAD/CAM technology.

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: 2021-09-09

DENTPC 560

Dental Curriculum Threads

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 practice surgical preparation skills, the application of bonding agents, the placement of restorative materials (composites, amalgams, and glass ionomers), and the finishing and polishing of restorations. They will recognize how patient disease activity, risk assessment, restorative diagnosis and treatment planning, patient priorities, and anatomical variations impact the restoration of teeth. They will 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, 2, 3, 4, and 5 restorations.
2. Perform the preparation and restoration of conservative Class 1-5 restorations to a clinicallyacceptable level.
3. Accurately self-evaluate your own work using the principles of cavity preparation and restoration.
4. Appropriately manipulate dental materials (resin composites, bonding agents, glass ionomers, and amalgam).
5. Formulate the most appropriate treatment solutions for a patient case based on integrated didactic information, the literature, and clinical information.
6. Function in the pre-clinical environment with demonstrating good communication, organization, productivity, and professionalism.

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: 2021-09-01

DENTFN 562

Dental Curriculum Threads

Foundations of Dental Medicine 3

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

Course Overview

This course is a continuation of Foundations of Dental Medicine 1 and 2, focusing on several core skills necessary in dentistry: patient interviewing, head-and-neck exams, care of people with disabilities, and care of diverse populations. Interviewing topics include difficult interviewing, motivational interviewing, and communication with patients who have communication disorders. Disability topics include biopsychosocial profiles, care-facilitation techniques, and case-based scenarios. Beyond disability, topics related to diversity include religion and health care, prison health and intersectionality, and indigenous health. Finally, this course offers clinical experience with head-and neck exams.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Discuss classifications of human function, disability and health using a biopsychosocial framework (WHO ICF).
2. Assess the dental implications and potential facilitation techniques for patients with developmental disabilities and mental health conditions.
3. Outline the appropriate consent process when providing care for people with communication and cognitive or sensory impairments.
4. Describe concepts related to diversity, equity, and justice, including religion and health care, prison health and intersectionality, and indigenous health.
5. Demonstrate advanced interviewing techniques, including motivational interviewing and conducting “the difficult interview.”
6. Identify appropriate methods of communication for people with cognitive, sensory, and/or other communication impairments.
7. Use principles of metacognition to self-assess in major course areas: disability, cultural humility, and communication.
8. Assess the structural and functional status of the head, neck, craniofacial, oral, and oropharyngeal structures, and the periodontium and dentition of patients.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-09, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16,
C-18, C-24, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-06

Date last updated: 2021-09-07

 

 

DENTFN 561

Dental Curriculum Threads

Lifecycle

Course Director: Elizabeth Garcia
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

This course covers biomedical foundational information about the human lifespan from conception until death. Students will learn biological processes governing normal human development, reproduction, and aging, as well as common disease processes and pathology. Dental practice relevancy will be emphasized when applicable.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Summarize the physiologic changes that occur with pregnancy.
2. Compare general physiology principles, common pathologies, and common pharmacologic interventions to the physiological changes of pregnancy.
3. Identify the normal anatomy and physiology of the reproductive systems.
4. Generate an overview of the complex hormonal and anatomical systems which allow for human reproduction.
5. Create an overview of human reproduction from gamete to embryo, as well as an overview of the pregnancy process.
6. Characterize normal embryonic, fetal, and childhood growth and development as well as
reproductive maturity, aging, and end-of-life processes and common deviations that can occur
in this typical lifecycle.
7. Discuss common pathologies of the reproductive systems.
8. Describe the natural processes of aging, death, and dying, from the health practitioners’ viewpoint.
9. Reflect on the relationship of dental management within the arc of the human lifecycle

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

Date last updated: 2021-11-04

DENTFN 560

Dental Curriculum Threads

Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Course Director: Elizabeth Garcia & Malveeka Sharma
Credits: 5
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

Students will learn the structure and function of the human nervous system and its observable behavior ranging from reflexes to cognitive and social behavior. Learning is integrated in lecture, small groups, laboratory settings, and in directed self-learning formats. This is a foundational course that is required for all second-year dental students.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the normal development, structure, and function of the central and peripheral nervous systems at both macroscopic and microscopic levels from a systems-level perspective.
2. Apply criteria for major psychiatric diagnoses as defined in DSM-V to discussions of clinical dental care.
3. Apply knowledge of pathophysiological mechanisms, clinical findings, risk factors, and differential diagnoses of neurological diseases and disorders to discussions of clinical dental care.
4. Describe the major pathologies of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

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

Date last updated: 2022-02-17