Predoctoral Course Catalog

DENTGP 685

Dental Curriculum Threads

4th Year Clinical Competencies

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

Course Overview

The UW School of Dentistry must demonstrate that all our graduates are competent in clinical dentistry, as defined by our competencies and those of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Evidence of successful completion of each of these competency assessments is formally collected in this course. There are no class sessions. The competency assessments are completed in other third- and especially fourth-year clinical and didactic courses. This course allows everyone, students, and faculty alike, to keep track of students’ progress towards graduation and ensures that all requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Demonstrate competence in the use of critical thinking and problem-solving, including their use in the comprehensive care of patients
2. Demonstrate competence in the use of critical thinking and problem solving, including their use in scientific inquiry and research methodology.
3. Demonstrate competence in the ability to access, critically appraise, apply, and communicate scientific and lay literature as it relates to providing evidence-based patient care.
4. Demonstrate competence in the application of biomedical science knowledge in the delivery of patient care.
5. Demonstrate the competent ability to self-assess including the development of professional competencies and the demonstration of professional values and capacities associated with self-directed lifelong learning.
6. Demonstrate competence in the application of the principles of ethical decision-making and professional responsibility.
7. Demonstrate competence in applying legal and regulatory concepts related to the provision and/or support of oral health care services.
8. Demonstrate competence in managing a diverse patient population and have the interpersonal and communications skills to function successfully in a multicultural work environment.
9. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry to patients in all stages of life.
10. Demonstrate competence in assessing and managing the treatment of patients with special needs.
11. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including patient assessment, diagnosis, comprehensive treatment planning, prognosis, and informed consent.
12. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including screening and risk assessment for caries, periodontal disease, and head and neck cancer.
13. Demonstrate competence in assessing and managing the treatment of patients with complex medical conditions.
14. Demonstrating competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including diagnosis and management of TMJ disorders.
15. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including diagnosing and managing orofacial and dental pain.
16. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including prescribing and administering pharmacological agents with consideration of the impact of prescribing practices and substance use disorders.
17. Demonstrate competence in applying the basic principles and philosophies of practice management, models of oral health care delivery, and how to function successfully as the leader of the oral health care team.
18. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including recognizing the complexity of patient treatment and identifying when referral is indicated.
19. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including evaluating the outcomes of treatment, recall strategies, and prognosis.
20. Demonstrate 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.
21. Demonstrate competence in communicating and collaborating with other members of the health care team to facilitate the provision of health care.
22. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including health promotion and disease prevention (including caries management).
23. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including administering anesthesia and pain/anxiety control.
24. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including diagnosing and managing oral mucosal and osseous disorders.
25. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including performing basic hard and soft tissue surgery.
26. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including managing dental and medical emergencies.
27. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including restoring the form and function of teeth.
28. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including communicating and managing dental laboratory procedures in support of patient care.
29. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including replacement of teeth using fixed and removable prosthodontic therapies for natural dentition, dental implants, and edentulous spaces.
30. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including managing periodontal therapy.
31. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including preventing and managing pulpal and periapical diseases.
32. Demonstrate competence in providing oral health care within the scope of general dentistry, including managing malocclusion and alveolar space/development disorders.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-06, C-07, C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C14, 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

Date last updated: 2022-03-29