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Predoctoral Course Catalog


DECOD Advanced Clinical – Selective

Credits: 1
Course Director: Dr. Kim Espinoza
Quarter/Year: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course Description

This advanced special care dentistry course aims to take your skills to a higher level! Students will provide clinical care to adult patients with developmental and acquired disabilities using a variety of facilitation techniques. Increase your competence in providing comprehensive dental care to patients with special needs under the guidance of DECOD faculty and staff. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Oral Medicine Clerkship.  (clinic scheduling required)

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Provide clinical care to patients with developmental and acquired disabilities.
  2. Utilize facilitation techniques for patients requiring special care dentistry.
  3. Obtain consent appropriately for patients with complex decision making-needs.


*last updated: 2017-08-14