Predoctoral Course Catalog


Second Year SOD Patient Care Experience – Selective

Course Director: Sandra Phillips
Credits: 6
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer/ 2

Course Overview

This course provides secondyear dental students with a fourweek immersion in aspects of patient care and support functions of a dental practice (practice management) at the UW School of Dentistry. This will help prepare them for independent patient care during their subsequent clinical training.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Demonstrate basic dental assisting functions including operatory setup and breakdown and effective four-handed instrument exchange.

2. Perform basic dental procedures such as oral injections and rubber dam placement and removal.

3. Describe fundamentals of dental billing, coding, patient record documentation, and compliance regulations.

4. Perform infection control and waste management procedures in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

UWSOD Competencies:C01, C06, C07, C09, C10, C14, CE04, CE07

Date last updated: 2021-07-12