Dentistry

Programs

Courses

DENTG 1510: Preventive Dental Medicine I

Credits 1.0
These two courses cover important concepts in preventive dental medicine. Through lectures and hands-on exercises in the Simulation Clinic, students learn how to establish their own oral health. They also learn the science and practice of oral health assessment and preventive dental treatment modalities. Course instruction focuses on ways to promote one’s own oral health, the health of one’s patients, and the health of one’s community at large. Methods learned and forms used in the courses are incorporated into subsequent patient care in the Dental Institute.

DENTG 1511: Preclinical Professionalism I

Credits 0.5
These courses span the D1 and D2 years and serve as a transition to Clinical Professionalism in the D3 and D4 years. These quarterly courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate student dentists’ relationships with their peers, faculty, and staff and their professional conduct. The course grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Each student dentist begins the course with 100 points. Points are deducted if there are departures from the norm of excellent interactions with peers, faculty, and staff, and professional conduct.

DENTG 1512: Oral Health Sciences I

Credits 3.0
These continuously running didactic courses take the student from dental morphology and occlusion through basic to advanced clinical dentistry including operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including principles and applications of CAD/CAM and implant dentistry), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics, and temporomandibular function and dysfunction. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cariology, radiology, oral pathology, and dental material science into its core while continuously utilizing a case-based, evidenced-based approach from a patient perspective.

DENTG 1512L: Oral Health Sciences I Lab

Credits 1.5
These continuously running laboratory courses, which are simulation clinic modules, take the student from dental morphology and occlusion and through basic to advanced clinical dentistry in operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including design and fabrication of CAD/CAM restorations and implant placement and restoration), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics and temporomandibular function and dysfunction introducing therapeutic appliance diagnosis and fabrication. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cariology, radiology, and dental material science into the core of restorative procedures from pediatric to geriatric patients. Simulated clinical competencies integrate radiographic diagnosis, basic science, and treatment planning in conjunction with typical psychomotor skills to enhance the comprehensive preclinical learning experience.

DENTG 1515: Personal Finance

Credits 0.5
This course introduces the new dental student to effective personal financial management. Topics include the economy’s effect on credit and debt, personal money management, managing credit, and debt and personal needs.

DENTG 1520: Preventive Dental Medicine II

Credits 1.0
These two courses cover important concepts in preventive dental medicine. Through lectures and hands-on exercises in the Simulation Clinic, students learn how to establish their own oral health. They also learn the science and practice of oral health assessment and preventive dental treatment modalities. Course instruction focuses on ways to promote one’s own oral health, the health of one’s patients, and the health of one’s community at large. Methods learned and forms used in the courses are incorporated into subsequent patient care in the Dental Institute.

DENTG 1521: Preclinical Professionalism II

Credits 0.5
These courses span the D1 and D2 years and serve as a transition to Clinical Professionalism in the D3 and D4 years. These quarterly courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate student dentists’ relationships with their peers, faculty, and staff and their professional conduct. The course grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Each student dentist begins the course with 100 points. Points are deducted if there are departures from the norm of excellent interactions with peers, faculty, and staff, and professional conduct.

DENTG 1522: Oral Health Sciences II

Credits 2.5
These continuously running didactic courses take the student from dental morphology and occlusion through basic to advanced clinical dentistry including operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including principles and applications of CAD/CAM and implant dentistry), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics, and temporomandibular function and dysfunction. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cariology, radiology, oral pathology, and dental material science into its core while continuously utilizing a case-based, evidenced-based approach from a patient perspective.

DENTG 1522L: Oral Health Sciences II Lab

Credits 1.5
These continuously running laboratory courses, which are simulation clinic modules, take the student from dental morphology and occlusion and through basic to advanced clinical dentistry in operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including design and fabrication of CAD/CAM restorations and implant placement and restoration), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics and temporomandibular function and dysfunction introducing therapeutic appliance diagnosis and fabrication. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cariology, radiology, and dental material science into the core of restorative procedures from pediatric to geriatric patients. Simulated clinical competencies integrate radiographic diagnosis, basic science, and treatment planning in conjunction with typical psychomotor skills to enhance the comprehensive preclinical learning experience.

DENTG 1523: Dental Ethics I

Credits 0.5
The Dental Ethics course series introduces dental students to the broad concepts of ethical guidelines, reasoning, and decision-making affecting the delivery of healthcare. The courses use a case-based approach to clinical ethical reasoning and examination of ethical issues and dilemmas in the dental care setting and addresses expectations for professional behavior among dental practitioners.

DENTG 1531: Preclinical Professionalism III

Credits 0.5
These courses span the D1 and D2 years and serve as a transition to Clinical Professionalism in the D3 and D4 years. These quarterly courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate student dentists’ relationships with their peers, faculty, and staff and their professional conduct. The course grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Each student dentist begins the course with 100 points. Points are deducted if there are departures from the norm of excellent interactions with peers, faculty, and staff, and professional conduct.

DENTG 1533: Oral Health Sciences III

Credits 2.5
These continuously running didactic courses take the student from dental morphology and occlusion through basic to advanced clinical dentistry including operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including principles and applications of CAD/CAM and implant dentistry), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics, and temporomandibular function and dysfunction. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cariology, radiology, oral pathology, and dental material science into its core while continuously utilizing a case-based, evidenced-based approach from a patient perspective.

DENTG 1533L: Oral Health Sciences III Lab

Credits 1.5
These continuously running laboratory courses, which are simulation clinic modules, take the student from dental morphology and occlusion and through basic to advanced clinical dentistry in operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including design and fabrication of CAD/CAM restorations and implant placement and restoration), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics and temporomandibular function and dysfunction introducing therapeutic appliance diagnosis and fabrication. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cariology, radiology, and dental material science into the core of restorative procedures from pediatric to geriatric patients. Simulated clinical competencies integrate radiographic diagnosis, basic science, and treatment planning in conjunction with typical psychomotor skills to enhance the comprehensive preclinical learning experience.

DENTG 1535: Human Behavior I

Credits 1.0
This course introduces the fundamentals of effective communication and relationship-building skills. Topics covered include rapport-building skills with patients and colleagues, emotional intelligence, personality types, conflict resolution, and team-building strategies.

DENTG 1611: Preclinical Professionalism IV

Credits 0.5
These courses span the D1 and D2 years and serve as a transition to Clinical Professionalism in the D3 and D4 years. These quarterly courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate student dentists’ relationships with their peers, faculty, and staff and their professional conduct. The course grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Each student dentist begins the course with 100 points. Points are deducted if there are departures from the norm of excellent interactions with peers, faculty, and staff, and professional conduct.

DENTG 1612: Dental Community Service I

Credits 0.5
In these Dental Community Service courses, second year dental students participate in visits to elementary, junior high and high schools to provide health promotion education to students in oral disease prevention, tobacco cessation, and drug avoidance. Each student participates one half-day per quarter.

DENTG 1614: Oral Health Sciences IV

Credits 10.0
These continuously running didactic courses take the student from dental morphology and occlusion through basic to advanced clinical dentistry including operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including principles and applications of CAD/CAM and implant dentistry), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics, and temporomandibular function and dysfunction. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cariology, radiology, oral pathology, and dental material science into its core while continuously utilizing a case-based, evidenced-based approach from a patient perspective.

DENTG 1614L: Oral Health Sciences IV Lab

Credits 7.0
These continuously running laboratory courses, which are simulation clinic modules, take the student from dental morphology and occlusion and through basic to advanced clinical dentistry in operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including design and fabrication of CAD/CAM restorations and implant placement and restoration), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics and temporomandibular function and dysfunction introducing therapeutic appliance diagnosis and fabrication. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cariology, radiology, and dental material science into the core of restorative procedures from pediatric to geriatric patients. Simulated clinical competencies integrate radiographic diagnosis, basic science, and treatment planning in conjunction with typical psychomotor skills to enhance the comprehensive preclinical learning experience.

DENTG 1617: Clinical Case Studies I

Credits 1.0
This seminar series allows the dental students to participate in treatment planning options for complex dental cases and requires them to work up primary and alternative treatment plans for complex patients likely to be seen in a general practice, and present the plans to their faculty mentors in a case presentation format. This course runs for three quarters during the second-year curriculum where cases will become increasingly more challenging.

DENTG 1618: Multicultural Healthcare

Credits 1.0
Students learn how multiculturalism influences oral health care delivery. Topics include diversity, race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, age, health disparities, social determinants of health, health care concerns faced by different populations, and culturally appropriate communication skills. Instruction occurs in didactic lecture, online discussion posts and classroom activities.

DENTG 1621: Preclinical Professionalism V

Credits 0.5
These courses span the D1 and D2 years and serve as a transition to Clinical Professionalism in the D3 and D4 years. These quarterly courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate student dentists’ relationships with their peers, faculty, and staff and their professional conduct. The course grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Each student dentist begins the course with 100 points. Points are deducted if there are departures from the norm of excellent interactions with peers, faculty, and staff, and professional conduct.

DENTG 1623: Dental Community Service II

Credits 0.5
In these Dental Community Service courses, second year dental students participate in visits to elementary, junior high and high schools to provide health promotion education to students in oral disease prevention, tobacco cessation, and drug avoidance. Each student participates one half-day per quarter.

DENTG 1625: Oral Health Sciences V

Credits 10.0
These continuously running didactic courses take the student from dental morphology and occlusion through basic to advanced clinical dentistry including operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including principles and applications of CAD/CAM and implant dentistry), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics, and temporomandibular function and dysfunction. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cariology, radiology, oral pathology, and dental material science into its core while continuously utilizing a case-based, evidenced-based approach from a patient perspective.

DENTG 1625L: Oral Health Sciences V Lab

Credits 7.0
These continuously running laboratory courses, which are simulation clinic modules, take the student from dental morphology and occlusion and through basic to advanced clinical dentistry in operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including design and fabrication of CAD/CAM restorations and implant placement and restoration), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics and temporomandibular function and dysfunction introducing therapeutic appliance diagnosis and fabrication. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cariology, radiology, and dental material science into the core of restorative procedures from pediatric to geriatric patients. Simulated clinical competencies integrate radiographic diagnosis, basic science, and treatment planning in conjunction with typical psychomotor skills to enhance the comprehensive preclinical learning experience.

DENTG 1627: Clinical Case Studies II

Credits 1.0
This seminar series allows the dental students to participate in treatment planning options for complex dental cases and requires them to work up primary and alternative treatment plans for complex patients likely to be seen in a general practice, and present the plans to their faculty mentors in a case presentation format. This course runs for three quarters during the second-year curriculum where cases will become increasingly more challenging.

DENTG 1630: Comprehensive Preclinical Assessment

Credits 1.0

This course is a comprehensive assessment to evaluate readiness for patient care. This Comprehensive Examination is a measure of the student's ability to master the preclinical assignments given during the year. This four-part, pass/fail, week-long examination contains psychomotor skills including restorative and periodontal therapies, a comprehensive station-based Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), radiology technique, and a comprehensive oral examination of standardized case-based questions. Leading up to the examination are two preparatory lectures and two weeks of hands-on practice in the Simulation Clinic.

DENTG 1631: Preclinical Professionalism VI

Credits 0.5
These courses span the D1 and D2 years and serve as a transition to Clinical Professionalism in the D3 and D4 years. These quarterly courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate student dentists’ relationships with their peers, faculty, and staff and their professional conduct. The course grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Each student dentist begins the course with 100 points. Points are deducted if there are departures from the norm of excellent interactions with peers, faculty, and staff, and professional conduct.

DENTG 1633: Dental Ethics II

Credits 0.5
The Dental Ethics course series introduces dental students to the broad concepts of ethical guidelines, reasoning, and decision-making affecting the delivery of healthcare. The courses use a case-based approach to clinical ethical reasoning and examination of ethical issues and dilemmas in the dental care setting and addresses expectations for professional behavior among dental practitioners.

DENTG 1634: Dental Community Service III

Credits 0.5
In these Dental Community Service courses, second year dental students participate in visits to elementary, junior high and high schools to provide health promotion education to students in oral disease prevention, tobacco cessation, and drug avoidance. Each student participates one half-day per quarter.

DENTG 1636: Oral Health Sciences VI

Credits 9.0
These continuously running didactic courses take the student from dental morphology and occlusion through basic to advanced clinical dentistry including operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including principles and applications of CAD/CAM and implant dentistry), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics, and temporomandibular function and dysfunction. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cariology, radiology, oral pathology, and dental material science into its core while continuously utilizing a case-based, evidenced-based approach from a patient perspective.

DENTG 1636L: Oral Health Sciences VI Lab

Credits 7.0

These continuously running laboratory courses, which are simulation clinic modules, take the student from dental morphology and occlusion and through basic to advanced clinical dentistry in operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including design and fabrication of CAD/CAM restorations and implant placement and restoration), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics and temporomandibular function and dysfunction introducing therapeutic appliance diagnosis and fabrication. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cariology, radiology, and dental material science into the core of restorative procedures from pediatric to geriatric patients. Simulated clinical competencies integrate radiographic diagnosis, basic science, and treatment planning in conjunction with typical psychomotor skills to enhance the comprehensive preclinical learning experience.

DENTG 1637: Anesthesia I

Credits 1.0
Anesthesia I covers the anatomy, medical considerations, pharmacology, techniques, and complications of local anesthesia in dental practice. Anesthesia II covers nitrous oxide administration; oral, IM, IV, and conscious sedation; general anesthesia; and emergency management. Clinical experiences occur in subsequent clinical courses.

DENTG 1638: Medical Emergencies

Credits 1.0
This lecture course provides concepts and techniques for the identification, prevention, and management of medical emergencies in the dental office.

DENTG 1639: Clinical Case Studies III

Credits 1.0
This seminar series allows the dental students to participate in treatment planning options for complex dental cases and requires them to work up primary and alternative treatment plans for complex patients likely to be seen in a general practice, and present the plans to their faculty mentors in a case presentation format. This course runs for three quarters during the second-year curriculum where cases will become increasingly more challenging.

DENTG 1721: Anesthesia II

Credits 1.0
Anesthesia I covers the anatomy, medical considerations, pharmacology, techniques, and complications of local anesthesia in dental practice. Anesthesia II covers nitrous oxide administration; oral, IM, IV, and conscious sedation; general anesthesia; and emergency management. Clinical experiences occur in subsequent clinical courses.

DENTG 1724: Surgical Periodontics General Practice

Credits 1.0
This course covers periodontal surgeries commonly performed by general practitioners and periodontists. Topics include evidence-based clinical decision-making; resective, regenerative, and plastic surgical techniques; complications of periodontal surgery; and management and maintenance of the surgical patient.

DENTG 1728: Advanced Imaging

Credits 1.0
Through lectures students learn coronal, sagittal, and axial planes and how to arrange the data in cross-sections for evaluation of the TMJ, implant treatment planning, orthodontics, etc. This course introduces the dental students to acquisition and interpretation of cone beam CT scans for the practice of dentistry.

DENTG 1730: Human Behavior II

Credits 1.0
This course covers advanced communication and human interaction skills. Topics include leadership skills, advanced NLP learning styles, case presentation skills, interviewing skills, and practice management topics related to the ’people’ side of dentistry.

DENTG 1733: Clinical Reviews

Credits 1.5
This course provides a comprehensive review of the major clinical disciplines in dentistry to reinforce previous preclinical instruction and learning and further prepare students to deliver comprehensive patient care.

DENTG 1734: Dental Ethics III

Credits 1.0
The Dental Ethics course series introduces dental students to the broad concepts of ethical guidelines, reasoning, and decision-making affecting the delivery of healthcare. The courses use a case-based approach to clinical ethical reasoning and examination of ethical issues and dilemmas in the dental care setting and addresses expectations for professional behavior among dental practitioners.

DENTG 1740: Implantology

Credits 1.0
This course focuses on the clinical applications of dental implant treatment. Topics include various case selection and restorative and surgical techniques in dental implantology for the general dentist.

DENTG 1742: Clinical Pharmacology I

Credits 1.0
Clinical Pharmacology focuses on the application of safe and effective pharmacology for dental patients. Through case-based instruction, topics include identifying the effects of medications taken by patients on the delivery of dental care and the implications and contraindications of medications used or prescribed by the dentist.

DENTG 1745: Practice Management I

Credits 1.0
The Practice Management courses introduce the dental student to the business, financial, and personnel aspects of dental practice. Course themes include practice building, office finances, and business systems, and practice acquisition.

DENTG 1749: Clinical Topics

Credits 1.0
This course provides students with the information necessary to communicate and work in an interprofessional healthcare team. The oral systemic connection is addressed through lectures on systems, antibiotic stewardship, and managing medical emergencies.

DENTG 1750: Practice Management II

Credits 1.0
The Practice Management courses introduce the dental student to the business, financial, and personnel aspects of dental practice. Course themes include practice building, office finances, and business systems, and practice acquisition.

DENTG 1751: Occlusion

Credits 1.0
The Occlusion course teaches the fundamentals of how the movable mandibular arch works in coordinated occlusion with the fixed maxillary arch, the role of appropriate occlusion in creating dental restorations, and the diagnosis and management of occlusal disorders.

DENTG 1754: Oral Pathology I

Credits 1.0
Oral Pathology focuses on identification and differential diagnosis of the oral pathology lesions most commonly encountered in general dental practices. Through Case-based instruction and clinical imaging, topics include hard tissue, soft tissue, and radiographic pathology.

DENTG 1756: Special Needs

Credits 1.0
Recognizing the unique dental and medical needs of patients who are medically compromised or have mental or physical limitations, this course helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to render comprehensive oral health care to this population. Students gain an understanding of the complexities of compromises and limitations, learn about adaptive devices and management techniques, and study the role of dentistry in total patient care while learning to manage patients with medical and physical disabilities. Topics include pediatric, adult, and geriatric special needs; sedation and/or indications for sedation; and occupational therapy and pharmacology uses.

DENTG 1758: INBDE Preparation Assessment

Credits 0.5
Through practice quizzes and a final examination, this online course assesses the students’ preparation and readiness to sit for the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE). Successful completion of this course is required for permission to sit for the INBDE examination.

DENTG 1823: Practice Management III

Credits 1.0
The Practice Management courses introduce the dental student to the business, financial, and personnel aspects of dental practice. Course themes include practice building, office finances, and business systems, and practice acquisition.

DENTG 1825: Oral Pathology II

Credits 1.0
Oral Pathology focuses on identification and differential diagnosis of the oral pathology lesions most commonly encountered in general dental practices. Through Case-based instruction and clinical imaging, topics include hard tissue, soft tissue, and radiographic pathology.

DENTG 1830: Dental Sleep Medicine

Credits 1.0

This course focuses on identification of sleep disordered breathing and describing the adverse effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) on systemic, neurocognitive, and craniofacial development of adult and pediatric patients. The course also applies 3D CBCT imaging to differentiate normal anatomical appearance from pathology, outlines treatment options for sleep apnea, and compares appliances for its treatment.

DENTG 1831: Oral Conscious Sedation

Credits 1.0
This course focuses on patient selection, pharmacological agent selection, equipment selection, dosing protocols, and techniques for conscious sedation of dental patients. The course also covers airway management, medical emergency management, and training requirements.

DENTG 1837: Practice Management Selectives

Credits 0.5
In Practice Management Selectives, each student chooses one selective track, based on the student’s plans for practice after graduation. Tracks include Residency or Graduate Program, Private Practice Associate, Private Practice Owner, Corporate Dentistry, Military Forces, Public Health and Prison Systems and Academics.

DENTG 1838: Clinical Pharmacology II

Credits 1.0
Clinical Pharmacology focuses on the application of safe and effective pharmacology for dental patients. Through case-based instruction, topics include identifying the effects of medications taken by patients on the delivery of dental care and the implications and contraindications of medications used or prescribed by the dentist.

DENTG 1844: Advanced Practice Management

Credits 1.0
The Advanced Practice Management course builds on the previous practice management courses and continues preparation of the graduate for management of the dental practice and leadership of the oral healthcare team.

DENTG 1845: Advanced Topics

Credits 1.0
This course consists of presentation and discussion of complex clinical dental cases, incorporating content from the dental specialties, and other dental disciplines.

DENTG 1852: Clinical Service Learning

Credits 2.0
In the Clinical Service Learning course, fourth-year dental students participate in rotations to community-based dental clinics providing dental care services to pediatric and under served populations. Each student participates for two weeks.

DENTG 2000: Patient Care Introduction

Credits 12.0
In the Patient Care courses, students learn patient-centered oral health care and develop the clinical competencies required for entry to the general practice of dentistry. By providing patient care under the supervision, guidance, and support of the faculty, students enhance their diagnostic, technical, and interpersonal skills. The course emphasizes the importance of these skills in effective, efficient, and compassionate patient care and guides the students toward independent practice by evaluating competence in the delivering specific services, providing high-quality comprehensive care to all patients, maintaining professionalism in the delivery of care, evaluating accurately one’s clinical performance, and practicing efficiently and profitably.

DENTG 2001: Patient Care I

Credits 12.0
In the Patient Care courses, students learn patient-centered oral health care and develop the clinical competencies required for entry to the general practice of dentistry. By providing patient care under the supervision, guidance, and support of the faculty, students enhance their diagnostic, technical, and interpersonal skills. The course emphasizes the importance of these skills in effective, efficient, and compassionate patient care and guides the students toward independent practice by evaluating competence in the delivering specific services, providing high-quality comprehensive care to all patients, maintaining professionalism in the delivery of care, evaluating accurately one’s clinical performance, and practicing efficiently and profitably.

DENTG 2002: Patient Care II

Credits 12.0
In the Patient Care courses, students learn patient-centered oral health care and develop the clinical competencies required for entry to the general practice of dentistry. By providing patient care under the supervision, guidance, and support of the faculty, students enhance their diagnostic, technical, and interpersonal skills. The course emphasizes the importance of these skills in effective, efficient, and compassionate patient care and guides the students toward independent practice by evaluating competence in the delivering specific services, providing high-quality comprehensive care to all patients, maintaining professionalism in the delivery of care, evaluating accurately one’s clinical performance, and practicing efficiently and profitably.

DENTG 2003: Patient Care III

Credits 12.0
In the Patient Care courses, students learn patient-centered oral health care and develop the clinical competencies required for entry to the general practice of dentistry. By providing patient care under the supervision, guidance, and support of the faculty, students enhance their diagnostic, technical, and interpersonal skills. The course emphasizes the importance of these skills in effective, efficient, and compassionate patient care and guides the students toward independent practice by evaluating competence in the delivering specific services, providing high-quality comprehensive care to all patients, maintaining professionalism in the delivery of care, evaluating accurately one’s clinical performance, and practicing efficiently and profitably.

DENTG 2004: Patient Care IV

Credits 11.0
In the Patient Care courses, students learn patient-centered oral health care and develop the clinical competencies required for entry to the general practice of dentistry. By providing patient care under the supervision, guidance, and support of the faculty, students enhance their diagnostic, technical, and interpersonal skills. The course emphasizes the importance of these skills in effective, efficient, and compassionate patient care and guides the students toward independent practice by evaluating competence in the delivering specific services, providing high-quality comprehensive care to all patients, maintaining professionalism in the delivery of care, evaluating accurately one’s clinical performance, and practicing efficiently and profitably.

DENTG 2005: Patient Care V

Credits 11.0
In the Patient Care courses, students learn patient-centered oral health care and develop the clinical competencies required for entry to the general practice of dentistry. By providing patient care under the supervision, guidance, and support of the faculty, students enhance their diagnostic, technical, and interpersonal skills. The course emphasizes the importance of these skills in effective, efficient, and compassionate patient care and guides the students toward independent practice by evaluating competence in the delivering specific services, providing high-quality comprehensive care to all patients, maintaining professionalism in the delivery of care, evaluating accurately one’s clinical performance, and practicing efficiently and profitably.

DENTG 2006: Patient Care VI

Credits 11.0
In the Patient Care courses, students learn patient-centered oral health care and develop the clinical competencies required for entry to the general practice of dentistry. By providing patient care under the supervision, guidance, and support of the faculty, students enhance their diagnostic, technical, and interpersonal skills. The course emphasizes the importance of these skills in effective, efficient, and compassionate patient care and guides the students toward independent practice by evaluating competence in the delivering specific services, providing high-quality comprehensive care to all patients, maintaining professionalism in the delivery of care, evaluating accurately one’s clinical performance, and practicing efficiently and profitably.

DENTG 2007: Patient Care VII

Credits 11.0
In the Patient Care courses, students learn patient-centered oral health care and develop the clinical competencies required for entry to the general practice of dentistry. By providing patient care under the supervision, guidance, and support of the faculty, students enhance their diagnostic, technical, and interpersonal skills. The course emphasizes the importance of these skills in effective, efficient, and compassionate patient care and guides the students toward independent practice by evaluating competence in the delivering specific services, providing high-quality comprehensive care to all patients, maintaining professionalism in the delivery of care, evaluating accurately one’s clinical performance, and practicing efficiently and profitably.

DENTG 2010: Clinical Professionalism, Introduction

Credits 1.5
The Clinical Professionalism courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate students’ relationships with their patients and their professional conduct in clinic attendance, patient relations, timeliness and continuity of care, patient record management, administrative matters, and professional conduct. The grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all patient encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Points are deducted for departures from the norm of excellent patient relations, patient management, or professional conduct.

DENTG 2011: Clinical Professionalism I

Credits 1.5
The Clinical Professionalism courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate students’ relationships with their patients and their professional conduct in clinic attendance, patient relations, timeliness and continuity of care, patient record management, administrative matters, and professional conduct. The grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all patient encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Points are deducted for departures from the norm of excellent patient relations, patient management, or professional conduct.

DENTG 2012: Clinical Professionalism II

Credits 1.5
The Clinical Professionalism courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate students’ relationships with their patients and their professional conduct in clinic attendance, patient relations, timeliness and continuity of care, patient record management, administrative matters, and professional conduct. The grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all patient encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Points are deducted for departures from the norm of excellent patient relations, patient management, or professional conduct.

DENTG 2013: Clinical Professionalism III

Credits 1.5
The Clinical Professionalism courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate students’ relationships with their patients and their professional conduct in clinic attendance, patient relations, timeliness and continuity of care, patient record management, administrative matters, and professional conduct. The grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all patient encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Points are deducted for departures from the norm of excellent patient relations, patient management, or professional conduct.

DENTG 2014: Clinical Professionalism IV

Credits 1.5
The Clinical Professionalism courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate students’ relationships with their patients and their professional conduct in clinic attendance, patient relations, timeliness and continuity of care, patient record management, administrative matters, and professional conduct. The grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all patient encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Points are deducted for departures from the norm of excellent patient relations, patient management, or professional conduct.

DENTG 2015: Clinical Professionalism V

Credits 1.5
The Clinical Professionalism courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate students’ relationships with their patients and their professional conduct in clinic attendance, patient relations, timeliness and continuity of care, patient record management, administrative matters, and professional conduct. The grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all patient encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Points are deducted for departures from the norm of excellent patient relations, patient management, or professional conduct.

DENTG 2016: Clinical Professionalism VI

Credits 1.5
The Clinical Professionalism courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate students’ relationships with their patients and their professional conduct in clinic attendance, patient relations, timeliness and continuity of care, patient record management, administrative matters, and professional conduct. The grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all patient encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Points are deducted for departures from the norm of excellent patient relations, patient management, or professional conduct.

DENTG 2017: Clinical Professionalism VII

Credits 1.5
The Clinical Professionalism courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate students’ relationships with their patients and their professional conduct in clinic attendance, patient relations, timeliness and continuity of care, patient record management, administrative matters, and professional conduct. The grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all patient encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Points are deducted for departures from the norm of excellent patient relations, patient management, or professional conduct.

DENTG 2020: Clinical Conference I

Credits 1.0
This course sequence consists of informational sessions about clinical operations, clinical policies, competency assessments, mock boards, real boards, and other matters or issues arising in the delivery of patient care in a learning environment.

DENTG 2021: Clinical Conference II

Credits 0.5
This course provides instruction in the areas of nutrition and tobacco use and their effects on oral health. Through presentations and discussions, students learn the science and practice of diet and tobacco use assessments and preventative treatment modalities. This course focuses on techniques to promote oral health through diet and tobacco cessation counseling.

DENTG 2023: Clinical Conference III

Credits 0.5
This course sequence consists of informational sessions about clinical operations, clinical policies, competency assessments, mock boards, real boards, and other matters or issues arising in the delivery of patient care in a learning environment.