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Predoctoral Course Catalog


Service Learning Rotation – Elective

Course Director: Rachel Greene
Credits: 6
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course Overview

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.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Practice the principles of comprehensive, patient-centered dentistry.
  2. Demonstrate high standards of professionalism with patients, colleagues, staff and the community.
  3. Apply a team approach to dental care.
  4. Utilize effective 4-handed dentistry.
  5. Practice in the community-clinic public health model.
  6. 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