UW School of Dentistry

DENTPC 582

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Implant Dentistry

Course Director: Mats Kronstrom
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge in implant dentistry to aid the development of their competency in managing the restoration of partial or complete edentulism using implant procedures. The preclinical and didactic portions of the course are designed to prepare students for the core of the clinical implant dentistry education curriculum at the UW School of Dentistry. The clinical activity will be directed by the Department of Restorative Dentistry and will operate as part of the comprehensive care system.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Discuss the history of implantology.
2. Explain the basic science of osseointegration.
3. Manage patient selection, treatment planning, and the restorative phase of the implant treatment.
4. Restore implants with single-unit restorations and overdentures using the correct components and managing the clinical procedures.
5. Explain surgical considerations for the partially and fully edentulous patient.
6. Explain the surgical placement and restorative procedures step-by-step.
7. Explain the surgical and prosthetic complications of implants.
8. Restore a single-tooth implant in the laboratory.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-17, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-25, C-26,
C-31, CE-05

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTPC 577

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Periodontics 2: Prevention/Periodontics

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This multidisciplinary course serves as an introduction to prevention of dental disease. Topics include examination of the dentition and periodontium, dental disease indices, scaling and root planing instruments and instrumentation, instrument sharpening, and oral hygiene chemotherapeutics. Students prepare for provision of patient care in the next course.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the characteristics and indicated use of various periodontal scalers, curettes, and powered instruments.
2. Identify plaque and calculus.
3. Perform a detailed periodontal examination.
4. Discuss, in written and oral form, the purpose of indications for and techniques involved in scaling and coronal polishing.
5. Select the correct symbols to be used in recording the clinical findings of a periodontal examination.
6. Demonstrate proper technique in the use of the periodontal probe.
7. Identify those areas of the mouth where there is an increased deposition of calculus.
8. Demonstrate proper periodontal instrument sharpening technique.
9. Demonstrate a prophylaxis.
10. Describe the benefits and limitations of a variety of commercially available toothpastes and mouth rinses.
11. Demonstrate proper use of instruments for preclinical scaling and root planing.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-05, C-06, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17,
C-22, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-03

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTPC 576

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Clinical Oral Radiology

Course Director: Andrew Nalley
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This course is the practical application of the oral radiology theory course (DENTPC 532), which was held in spring quarter of first year. Students develop clinical skills and learn to avoid common mistakes. They practice intraoral and extraoral radiographic techniques (periapical, bitewing, and panoramic) and assess the radiographs.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Demonstrate proper technique for taking intraoral radiographs and capturing an FMX of diagnostic quality.
2. Assess the image quality of intraoral and panoramic radiographs.
3. Demonstrate the proper methods of image interpretation when writing a radiographic report.
4. Identify the proper techniques for patient positioning for panoramic image acquisition.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-12, C-13, C-24, CE-05

Date last updated: 2022-01-04

DENTPC 574

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Oral Pathology 2

Course Director: Dolphine Oda
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This course is designed on the principle that dentistry is part of a patient’s overall health care and that dentists are members of a patient’s broader health care team. This course is taught in a clinical pathologic conference (CPC) format with cases directly building on and supplementing the lecture material covered in DENTPC 534 and DENTPC 554.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe oral and maxillofacial diseases.
2. Formulate an applied differential diagnosis for each of the oral diseases covered in Oral
Pathology 1.
3. Identify oral and maxillofacial disease pathogenesis.
4. Correlate the histopathology of a disease with the clinical presentation of a disease.
5. Develop a working differential diagnosis.
6. Manage oral and maxillofacial diseases within the scope of a general practitioner.
7. Refer oral and maxillofacial diseases which are beyond the scope of a general practitioner.
8. Interpret a pathology report using histopathology descriptive terminology.

UWSOD Competencies:  C-01, C-02, C-03, C-09, C-11, C-12, C-14, C-15, C-24, C-31, CE-02, CE-03,
CE-06

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTPC 573

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Orthodontics 1

Course Director: Burcu Bayirli 
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This course teaches dental students about basic principles of pre- and postnatal growth and development integrated with the recognition, analysis, and treatment planning of problems encountered in dental and skeletal malocclusions.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Explain the etiology of malocclusion.
2. Explain the epidemiology of malocclusion.
3. Describe the major sites of growth and types of bone growth in the cranial base, nasomaxillary complex, and mandible.
4. Explain how the differential growth of the craniofacial components contributes to changes in size, shape, and proportions of craniofacial structures.
5. Describe the planes of space used in orthodontic diagnosis.
6. Describe changes in the dental arches that can be expected with normal growth in the jaws and the transition from primary to permanent dentition.
7. Discuss the role of space management in orthodontics.
8. List the advantages and disadvantages of serial extraction in the mixed dentition.
9. Explain the basis of the Angle classification of malocclusion and the characteristics of each classification.
10. Recognize normal and abnormal eruption patterns of teeth.
11. Explain the clinical significance of both arch length deficiency and excess in mixed and permanent dentitions using arch length analyses as needed.
12. Identify anatomic landmarks in cephalometric radiographs and analyze cephalometric data.
13. Explain orthodontic diagnosis within the antero-posterior, vertical, and transverse dimensions.
14. Discuss the role of surgery in orthodontic treatment for non-growing individuals.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-27

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTPC 571

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Fixed Prosthodontics 2

Course Director: Yen-Wei Chen & Xavier Lepe
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This is the second course in a three-course sequence of preclinical fixed prosthodontics. The lectures and laboratory exercises emphasize the restoration of endodontically treated teeth, preparation of multiple abutment teeth for fixed prostheses, preparation of complete ceramic crowns, and general fundamentals in treatment planning for fixed prostheses. Projects emphasize the various designs and materials for post-and-core foundation restorations as well as multiple abutment tooth preparations for posterior fixed prostheses and multiple-unit provisional restorations. Lectures integrate the disciplines of fixed prosthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics, and they also incorporate the material sciences into laboratory techniques and clinical procedures.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Demonstrate procedures used for the restoration of endodontically treated teeth.
2. Demonstrate restoration of endodontically treated teeth using post-and-core systems.
3. Demonstrate procedures for the fabrication of provisional restorations for anterior endodontically treated teeth using temporary posts.
4. Demonstrate procedures for multiple-tooth preparations for a fixed partial denture.
5. Describe the use of dental materials in the fabrication of provisional and metal restorations in fixed partial dentures.
6. Describe all necessary steps–prior to submitting the case to a commercial dental laboratory–to fabricate fixed partial dentures.
7. Demonstrate tooth preparation of a complete ceramic crown.
8. Demonstrate preparation of anterior and posterior teeth for complete ceramic crowns.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-10, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-23

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTPC 570

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Operative Dentistry 4

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

Course Overview

The course prepares students for advanced operative dentistry to restore the lost form, function, and esthetics of teeth due to caries, trauma, and erosive tooth wear. The focus of the course is on advanced composite restorations and adhesive dentistry, but restoration with amalgam and glass ionomer is also covered. The course emphasizes the interactions among patient needs and priorities, disease activity and risk, long-term tooth survival, and health maintenance based on minimally invasive dentistry concepts. As in the previous courses, this course applies principles of ergonomics and patient positioning, workplace organization and safety, appropriate communication, and professional behavior.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Apply modern principles of tooth preparation to the design of two-, three-, and four-surface restorations including restoration of structurally compromised and/or endodontically treated teeth.
2. Manipulate composites and bonding agents to achieve successful results.
3. Utilize literature and relevant clinical information to attain the most appropriate treatment solution for the patient.
4. Demonstrate appropriate decision making for the treatment of deep carious lesions and caries around restorations, and the repair and replacement of existing restorations.
5. Apply critical thinking, ethical principles, and professional behavior to patient treatment.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, 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, CE07

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTPC 551

Dental Curriculum Threads

Immediate Dentures

Course Director: Andy Marashi & Hai Zhang
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

Students will become familiar with the basic principles of immediate dentures and the procedures for
the fabrication of an immediate denture (ICD). Topics will include treatment planning, laboratory steps
for the fabrication of the ICD, surgical procedures, post-insertion care, and complications.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the basic principles of immediate dentures.
2. Perform the clinical steps required to fabricate immediate dentures.
3. Perform the laboratory steps required to fabricate immediate dentures.
4. Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy, and the relationship of anatomy to
immediate denture fabrication.
5. Describe the use of dental materials necessary to fabricate an immediate denture.
6. Describe problems that can occur during immediate denture construction and after immediate
denture insertion.
7. Describe oral surgery concepts for immediate denture procedures.
8. Communicate to either a patient or legal guardian the risks, benefits, and alternative treatment
for immediate denture procedures.
9. Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan, based on diagnostic findings, to implement an
immediate denture treatment.
10. Recognize the limits of expertise.
11. Identify oral and maxillofacial hard and soft tissue lesions and diseases.
12. Manage replacement of teeth for the partially or completely edentulous patient.
13. Describe the role of lifelong learning and self-assessment in maintaining competency.
14. Utilize critical thinking in assessing technical and scientific information for use in identifying
patient needs and treatments.
15. Apply the principles of behavioral science that pertain to patient-centered oral health care.
16. Obtain consultations from other healthcare providers.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15,
C-17, C-18, C-20, C-21, C-24, C-25, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-02-17