Service Learning Rotation

Course Director: Rachel Greene
Credits: 6
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course overview

This course will provide an opportunity for 4th year dental students to practice clinical dentistry within diverse populations in rural and/or underserved areas. Students learn throughout their educational careers about serving various vulnerable populations. This is an opportunity to observe, practice, and develop that knowledge in a 5-week rotation in a realistic dental clinic setting.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will:
1. Explain the principles of comprehensive, patient-centered dentistry.
2. Demonstrate high standards of professionalism with patients, colleagues, staff, and the community.
3. Demonstrate a respectful, team approach to dental care.
4. Utilize effective 4-handed dentistry.
5. Describe public health models of care such as community clinics.
6. Describe the oral health needs of rural and/or underserved communities, within the context of social, cultural, and political factors.
7. Demonstrate, through written self-reflection, one’s own cultural awareness of rural and/or underserved communities by describing the oral health needs and challenges of the patient population they serve.

UWSOD Competencies:C-02, C-05, C-07, C-08, C-12, CE-01

Date last updated: 2019-06-26