UW School of Dentistry


Dental Curriculum Threads

Operative Dentistry Clerkship

Course Directors: J. Martin Anderson, Pollene Speed
Credits: 9
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 3

Course Overview

Within the scope of Operative Dentistry, the student will utilize the patient assessment and treatment planning process in order to insure that preventive and restorative procedures provided are appropriate for the patient’s comprehensive care. Emphasis is placed on preventive therapies for caries.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the patient assessment and treatment planning process in providing comprehensive patient care.
2. Perform the appropriate diagnosis and treatment for conditions of the human dentition that fall within the scope of Operative Dentistry.
3. Perform disease control, preventive, chemotherapeutic, and restorative therapies based upon proper diagnosis.
4. Proficiently and independently complete Class II amalgam, Class III or IV resin composite restorations, and complex restorations.
5. Integrate knowledge, decision-making, and clinical skills to provide quality patient care.
6. Treat patients, faculty, staff, and peers in an ethical and professional manner.
7. Exhibit self-improvement/self-directed learning by being prepared for the clinical experience and self-assessing performance

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Date last updated: 2018-01-22