UW School of Dentistry

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, applying 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 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. Demonstrate use of the Dental Rat for periodontal recording in the electronic health record.
6. Perform radiographic assessment of periodontal disease and caries.
7. Demonstrate use of the electronic health record system (axiUm) to input medical history, treatment notes, treatment codes, and referrals to other clinics.
8. Assist another student in a restorative procedure, an oral medicine procedure, and a periodontal exam.
9. Perform a dental prophylaxis procedure on a patient.
10. Perform head-and-neck and intraoral exams.

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-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-22, C-24, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-03-29

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.

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

Date last updated: 2022-03-29

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 wax patterns of crowns, modify the waxed crowns to receive a removable partial denture.
4. Given casts representing a CD/RPD patient with multiple crown preparations, establish an acceptable plane of occlusion for the crowns.
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 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-02, C-03, C-04, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-14, C-16, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-26, C-28

Date last updated: 2022-03-29

DENTPC 584

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Introduction to Endodontics

Course Director: Natasha Flake & Avina Paranjpe
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 pathosis. 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: 2022-03-29

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 DENTPC 573 – Orthodontics 1.

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: 2022-03-29

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 individual or multiple-unit prostheses and serve as an introduction to digital dentistry. Lectures integrate the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics and periodontics, as well as connect laboratory and clinical fixed prosthodontics course content with material science information. Several guest lecturers will introduce the concept of continuing education. A critical evaluation of the dental literature is introduced with examples of evidence-based decisions regarding 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: 2022-03-29

DENTPC 580

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Operative Dentistry 5

Course Director: Alireza Sadr & Daniel Chan
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. Demonstrate how the principles of surgical cavity preparation are applied under various clinical parameters to ceramic veneer and inlay/onlay restorations.
2. Demonstrate the techniques of composite veneer restorations.
3. Demonstrate the application of CAD/CAM technology for ceramic restorations.
4. Write dental laboratory prescriptions.
5. Explain the concept of and techniques used in diastema closure.
6. Describe biocompatibility of dental materials.

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

Date last updated: 2022-04-01

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 excises. 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, C15, C-16, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-25, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE04, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-03-29