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Oral Diagnosis & Treatment Planning Clerkship SG

Course Director: Stuart Taylor
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 3

Course Overview

This clerkship course focuses on the patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment plan, supported by a trusting relationship between the patient and the dentist. Students learn the foundational skills for performing a thorough and comprehensive patient assessment and oral examination; developing problem lists and differential diagnoses; creating a person-centered, multidisciplinary treatment plan that considers the patients desires, expectations, and financial limitations; communicating interprofessionally; and using oral and maxillofacial radiography and radiographic interpretation.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform a comprehensive patient history and examination.
2. Differentiate normal clinical anatomy from pathology.
3. Identify oral health risk factors.
4. Interpret biopsychosocial problems or issues and their importance for oral health and a dental treatment plan.
5. Interpret oral and maxillofacial radiographs that are taken in the clinic.
6. Distinguish normal anatomy from pathology on dental and maxillofacial radiographs.
7. Identify the most urgent treatment needs.
8. Compose a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, person-centered treatment plan, customized to patient needs, desires and financial restrictions.
9. Compare treatment plan options.

UWSOD Competencies: CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-07, C-14, C-28, C-04, C-08, C-15, C-19, C-20, C21, C-22, C-23, C-27, CE-05

Date last updated: 2024-03-09