Dental Curriculum Threads

4th Year Clinical Competencies Part 2

Course Director: Sara Gordon
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 4

Course Overview

The graduating student will demonstrate competency in each and every Competency defined by the School of Dentistry and as defined by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA Standards 2.9, 2.14, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18, 2.19, 2.20, 2.21, 2.22, 2.23 A through O, and 2.24). The graduating student will also demonstrate global competency to practice dentistry.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will demonstrate:
1. Competence in the use of critical thinking and problem-solving, including their use in the comprehensive care of patients
2. Competence in the use of critical thinking and problem solving, including their use in scientific inquiry and research methodology.
3. Demonstrate the ability to self-assess including the development of professional competencies and the demonstration of professional values and capacities associated with self-directed lifelong learning
4. Competence in the application of biomedical science knowledge in the delivery of patient care.
5. Competence in the application of the fundamental principles of behavioral sciences as they pertain to patient-centered approaches for promoting, improving and maintaining oral health.
6. Competence in managing a diverse patient population and have the interpersonal and communications skills to function successfully in a multicultural work environment.
7. Competence in applying legal and regulatory concepts related to the provision and/or support of oral health care services.
8. Competence in applying the basic principles and philosophies of practice management
9. Competence in applying the basic principles and philosophies of models of oral health care delivery
10. Competence in applying the basic principles and philosophies of how to function successfully as the leader of the oral health care team
11. Competence in communicating and collaborating with other members of the health care team to facilitate the provision of health care.
12. Competence in the application of the principles of ethical decision making and professional responsibility
13. Competence to access, critically appraise, apply, and communicate scientific and lay literature as it relates to providing evidence-based patient care.
14. Competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry to patients in all stages of life.
15. Competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, as defined by the school, including:
a. Patient assessment, diagnosis, comprehensive treatment planning, prognosis, and informed consent;
b. Screening and risk assessment for head and neck cancer;
c. Recognizing the complexity of patient treatment and identifying when referral is indicated;
d. Health promotion and disease prevention;
e. Local anesthesia, and pain and anxiety control;
f. Restoration of teeth;
g. Communicating and managing dental laboratory procedures in support of patient care;
h. Replacement of teeth including fixed
i. Replacement of teeth including removable
j. Replacement of teeth including dental implant prosthodontic therapies;
k. Periodontal therapy;
l. Pulpal therapy;
m. Oral mucosal disorders
n. Osseous disorders
o. Hard tissue surgery
p. Soft tissue surgery
q. Dental emergencies;
r. Malocclusion and space management
s. Evaluation of the outcomes of treatment, recall strategies, and prognosis.
16. Competence in assessing the treatment needs of patients with special needs.

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

Date last updated: 2018-03-23