Service Learning Rotation – Elective
Course Director: Rachel Greene
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4
Students serve in an off-site community or tribal dental clinic, and provide care to underserved patients under the guidance of a preceptor dentist. Students work in a real-life dental setting and serve as a member of the dental team. Provides an understanding of community-based dental clinics and experience working in a dental office.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Practice the principles of comprehensive, patient-centered dentistry.
- Demonstrate high standards of professionalism with patients, colleagues, staff and the community.
- Apply a team approach to dental care.
- Utilize effective 4-handed dentistry.
- Practice in the community-clinic public health model.
- Describe the oral health needs of rural and/or underserved communities, within the context of social, cultural, and political factors.
Date last updated: 2022-12-14