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Predoctoral Course Catalog


Peer Mentor – Periodontics – Selective

Course Director: Various
Selective # of Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course Overview

Preclinical Periodontics courses need additional supervision of dental students as they have their prophy patient interactions and complete preclinical exercises on typodonts. This peer mentorship introduces students to critical thinking and its application to problem solving, and provides an opportunity to be role models in ethics and professionalism and in restoration of form and function. The goal of the mentorship is to introduce 4th year dental students to teaching and mentoring through ono-on-one interactions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain clinical procedures in a simulation or clinical environment
  2. Demonstrate clinical procedures in a simulation laboratory or clinic setting
  3. Evaluate and grade assigned projects based on established course criteria
  4. Interact with predoctoral students and Course Directors

Date last updated: 2021-1-20