Predoctoral Course Catalog


Second Year SOD Patient Care Experience – Selective

Course Director: Susan Coldwell
Credits: 6
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer/ 2

Course Overview

This course provides second-year dental students with a four-week 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. Practice basic dental procedures such as oral injections and rubber dam placement and removal.
3. Practice infection control and waste management procedures in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-06, C-07, C-09, C-10, C-14, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-07-17