DENTGP 660

Dental Curriculum Threads

Advanced Topics in General Dentistry 2

Course Director: Sara Gordon
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

This course is organized into several modules:
• Treatment Planning Seminars will begin an overview of multidisciplinary treatment planning with an emphasis on periodontics for complex cases, which will continue for the rest of 4th year.
• In the Practice Management module, students look into employment law, job hunting, financial planning, and legal agreements that the beginning dentist is likely to need to sign.
• The Geriatric Dentistry module will complete the overview of diagnosis, treatment planning, prevention, and treatment for geriatric dental patients started in summer quarter.
• Students will complete 7 written Competency Exams in Ethics, Jurisprudence, Geriatric & Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Emergencies, Critical Thinking (2), and Practice Management.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Explain and apply the basics of employment law, including developing a Job description, selection criteria, and interview questions for a member of the dental team.
2. Search for a dental job, including writing a CV or resume and cover letter, behaving appropriately at an interview, and following up accordingly.
3. Develop a professional mission statement, including setting financial goals.
4. Explain key elements for an employment contract or associateship agreement.
5. Analyze the key elements of acquiring a dental practice.
6. Describe and perform multidisciplinary treatment planning for complex cases.
7. Perform diagnosis, treatment planning, prevention, and treatment for geriatric dental patients.
8. Complete written competency exams in Ethics, Jurisprudence, Geriatric & Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Emergencies, Critical Thinking (2), and Practice Management.

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

Date last updated: 2018-01-22