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Prosthodontics Clerkship SG

Course DirectorSami DoganKavita Shor
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 3

Course Overview

This is the third course in a three-part series that introduces students to clinical prosthodontics, building on the preclinical training from the first and second years of the curriculum. At the end of the clerkship, student dentists will be able to identify the prosthodontic needs of patients and design and deliver fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontic treatment.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform head-and-neck and dental examinations to facilitate proper diagnosis of the patient’s oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions.
2. Incorporate caries risk assessment, periodontal risk assessment, diet analysis, salivary analysis, head and neck cancer risk assessment, and prevention into the assessment and treatment of prosthodontics patients.
3. Identify normal and abnormal edentulous anatomy and its relationship to prosthodontic treatment.
4. Diagnose diseased teeth, defective or failing dental restorations, and missing teeth.
5. Integrate medical and other dental specialties into a patient’s prosthodontic and restorative treatment in a coordinated manner.
6. Describe dental digital systems (CAD/CAM) that can be used in the development of implants and fixed/removable prostheses.
7. Design comprehensive problem-based dental treatment plans, including prosthetic and restorative dental treatment, to address the needs and desires of the dental patient.
8. Coordinate treatment of dental implant patients among different specialists.
9. Perform tissue management including tissue retraction techniques and electrosurgery.
10. Explain indications and benefits of orthodontic prosthodontic treatment.
11. Identify the endodontic/periodontal/orthodontic/oral surgery techniques used in fixed, implant, and removable prosthodontics procedures.
12. Manage the varying degrees of treatment complexity in the design of treatment plans and provision of treatment.
13. Perform the treatment planning, diagnostic procedures, and clinical procedures necessary for the restoration of dental implants.
14. Provide elective esthetic dental procedures.
15. Explain indications for dental implants in the rehabilitation of edentulous and partially edentulous patients.
16. Accurately self-assess the quality of one’s own work.
17. Incorporate sound ethical and legal principles into the performance of all clinical procedures.

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-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-24, C-25, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05

Date last updated: 2022-03-29