UW School of Dentistry

DENTPC 552

Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Theory 2

Course Director: Peggy Lee
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This course covers dental anomalies and pathology of bone and how they present on radiographs of the head-and-neck region. The students will learn how to describe pathology in both 2D and 3D images, interpret radiographs, identify what additional imaging to order, and formulate a differential diagnosis based on the characteristics of the radiographic appearance.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe anatomic variations and pathology on radiographs of the head-and-neck region.
2. Identify anomalies on radiographs (including 2D and 3D images) of the head-and-neck region.
3. Formulate a differential diagnosis.
4. After completing all imaging analyses, create an appropriate management plan.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-12, C-13, CE-02

Date last updated: 2022-06-22

DENTPC 562

Dental Curriculum Threads

Complete Dentures 1

Course Director: Kavita Shor
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This is the first of two companion courses in complete dentures. The second course, DENTPC 572 Complete Dentures 2, is a fall-quarter course. In both these courses, students learn the laboratory and clinical steps in the fabrication of complete dentures for edentulous patients.

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. Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy and its relationship to complete denture fabrication.
3. Manipulate the dental materials necessary to fabricate complete dentures.
4. Solve typical problems that occur during complete denture construction and after placement.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-07, C-10, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-25, CE-02, CE-05, CE-06

Date last updated: 2022-06-16

DENTPC 554

Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral Pathology 1

Course Director: Dolphine Oda
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This is the second course in a three-part oral pathology series designed to introduce students to oral diseases bridging the field of dentistry to medicine. The lectures will cover the most common and most important oral diseases of the jaws. Each disease will be discussed to include etiology and pathogenesis, clinical signs and symptoms, histological features, laboratory findings (when applicable), pitfalls in diagnosis, and prognosis.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Recognize 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. Investigate oral and maxillofacial clinical problems to reach 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.
8. Interpret a pathology report using histopathology descriptive terminology.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-05, C-06, C-09, C-11, C-12, C-17, C-24, C-25, C-30, C-31, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-06-016

DENTPC 553

Dental Curriculum Threads

Local Anesthesia

Course Director: John Evans and Art DiMarco
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

Safe and effective use of local anesthesia is integral to general dentistry and most specialties. Since most dentists must become expert at the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia, the primary goal of this basic course is to provide all dental students with the opportunity to learn the associated skills. Students will also learn scientific concepts and clinical skills associated with the prescription and administration of the local anesthesia necessary for subsequent performance of general dentistry.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Assess the risks associated with administration of local anesthesia to dental patients commonly seen in a general dental practice.
2. Use the equipment associated with administration of local anesthesia.
3. Describe in detail the pharmacology of local anesthetics and associated vasoconstrictors.
4. Describe, in three dimensions, the anatomy involved when performing the injections commonly used in dentistry.
5. Discuss problems associated with the administration of local anesthesia including complications.
6. Discuss medicolegal, ethical, and professional ramifications associated with the use of local anesthesia including nerve injury.
7. Discuss the management of difficult and/or fearful patients when performing local anesthesia.
8. Assess one’s own knowledge base and skills critically in light of clinical problems faced daily by dentists in practice.
9. Explain the basic biomedical sciences pertinent to the safe and effective use of local anesthetics in clinical practice.
10. Describe the medical risks and complications, both emergent and routine, associated with the use of local anesthesia in the management of patients in the general dental office.
11. Describe special techniques which may be needed to treat patients who are difficult to manage and/or anesthetize, including patients in all stages of life.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-06, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-23, C-26, C-30, C-31, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-06-22

DENTPC 550

Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry 2

Course Director: Alireza Sadr
Credits: 5
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This course builds on and applies the information from DENTPC 530 Introduction to Operative Dentistry. This will be the students’ first exposure to practical use of a dental handpiece, cavity preparation, and bonding and placement of one-surface composite restorations. Besides restoration techniques, students will also learn clinical and non-clinical skillsets that support the performance of operative dentistry.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Practice operative dentistry ergonomically and safely.
2. Demonstrate clinically acceptable preparation and restoration of one-surface composites, sealants, and preventive resin restorations.
3. Self-evaluate one-surface preparations and restorations based on principles of cavity preparation.
4. Apply the principles of adhesive dentistry to appropriately manipulate composites and bonding agents.
5. Synthesize didactic information, the literature, and clinical information to formulate the most appropriate treatment solutions for patient cases.
6. Practice productivity, critical thinking, communication, workplace organization, and professional behavior in the preclinical environment.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-15, C-19, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-25, C-28, CE-03, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022‐06-16