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Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Urgent and Emergent Care 1

Course Director: Rolf Christensen
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

This course provides advanced instruction and clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of patients requiring urgent and emergent dental care, as well as patients needing assessment and care in the discipline of oral medicine. The course includes participation in clinical rotations to the Dental Urgent Care Clinic (DUCC), and oral medicine (OMCS) specialty clinics. Students will clinically demonstrate their background in the dental, medical, and basic sciences to/on conditions affecting the head and neck area; they will participate in complex case management.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Communicate with patients, including those with diverse cultural backgrounds and patients with special health needs, in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner.
2. Diagnose urgent and emergent problems of the orofacial region.
3. Formulate care plans for urgent and emergent orofacial problems.
4. Manage urgent and emergent orofacial problems including the provision of appropriate referrals.
5. Manage pain, infection, and anxiety with the use of appropriate pharmacological agents.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-27, C-28, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-06, CE-07

Date last updated: 2023-07-05