Service Learning Rotation
Course Director: Rachel Greene
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4
During this course, students will rotate in a community or tribal dental clinic that delivers dental care to patients in need. Under the guidance of a preceptor dentist, students work as members of the dental team while gaining a better understanding of community-based dental clinics.
The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
1. Practice comprehensive, patient-centered dentistry on a diverse patient population in rural or underserved communities.
2. Demonstrate high standards of professionalism with patients, colleagues, staff, and the community.
3. Apply a team approach to community-based dental care.
4. Utilize effective four-handed dentistry.
5. Practice within the community-clinic public health model.
6. Manage the oral health needs of rural and/or underserved communities within the context of social, cultural, and political factors.
7. Reflect upon one’s own cultural awareness of rural and/or underserved communities when describing the oral health needs and challenges of the patient population one serves.
8. Facilitate the provision of health care by collaborating with other members of the healthcare team.
9. Demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills needed in a multicultural work environment.
10. Explain how to create cultural awareness in dental practice.
11. Apply a team approach to community-based dental care.
UWSOD Competencies: C-02, C-05, C-07, C-08, C-12, CE-01
Date last updated: 2022-06-22