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175  Dental Public Health Lecture Series  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): H. Pollick, S. Silverstein       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

The Dental Public Health Lecture Series covers various topics including access to and quality of dental care, community-based preventive dentistry, dental public health programs and evidence-based dental public health services. Postgraduate students will use the information to help fulfill the Dental Public Health Competencies for Dental Public Health Specialists. Specific content of each lecture will be topical and presented by invited guest lecturers from around California and the country.

177  Global Oral Health Seminar  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): B. Chaffee       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

This lecture and seminar-based elective approaches selected oral health topics from a global perspective, including: socio-structural determinants of health, the global burden of oral diseases, oral health inequalities, community and population approaches to oral health promotion, and integration of oral health professionals into interdisciplinary global health partnerships. Also covered will be global oral health research methodology, ethics, and participation in global oral health research.

186.10  Issues in Professional Leadership  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): L. Centore

Restrictions: Permission of instructor.       Activities: Seminar

This course addresses topics related to core values, lifegoals, coping with crises, managing ambiguities for success in dental school and in dentistry. This is a prerequisite for anyone aspiring to leadership.

186.20  Communication Skills in Dentistry  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): unk

Restrictions: unk       Activities: Seminar

Practice management: communication skills in dentistry. Students will learn effective communication skills with patients and staff through personality profiles. They will become effective in case presentations, and in dealing with fearful, angry, unmotivated patients.

186.30  Dental Private Practice: Career Guidance & Planning  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): R. Nathan

Activities: Seminar

Practice management: career guidance and planning. Students will learn effective resume writing and interviewing skills for associateship positions, and key steps needed to purchase a new or existing dental practice. Each student will have written career and life goals and action steps.

189.02  Community Health Clinic Practice  (0.5 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Eaton       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students will work under the supervision of faculty and licensed residents.Students will provide dental care while also learning and peer-teaching with faculty supervision. They will also learn to cultivate sensitivity and comfort to a multicultural and diverse patient population.

199  Laboratory Project  (1 - 5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Activities: Lecture, Clinical Clerkship

A laboratory research project under direction of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.

200  Ethical Considerations in Clinical & Public Health Dentistry  (2 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): E. Obadan-Udoh, E. Kalenderian       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in a dental postgraduate specialty program or the Oral and Craniofacial Sciences graduate program, except with the permission of the instructor.       Activities: Lecture

This is a classroom based course, using lectures, case studies and interactive learning strategies geared towards stimulating discussions on dental ethical dilemmas and arguments for both sides of the conversation. Each student must remain current by attending and participating with each weekly session and complete associated assignments within the period described. Students will meet once a week for a classroom based session with the instructor.

210  Introduction to Research Methods and Design  (2 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): S. Hyde

Activities: Lecture

The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the research process with emphasis on different types of research methods and designs frequently used to study oral health.

270  Global Oral Health Journal Club  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): B. Chaffee

Restrictions: None       Activities: Seminar

Contemporary research and issues in global oral health will be reviewed through critical evaluation of selected publications from the primary literature and learner-driven / instructor-guided discussions.

400  Dental Public Health Projects  (0 - 20 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): H. Pollick

Restrictions: Postgraduate students enrolled in the UCSF Dental Public Health Residency Program.      

The DPH residency program is designed to provide postgraduate students with adequate preparation to submit for examination by the American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH). The major emphasis during the residency is focused on the two project reports that require independent study under supervision of the DPH residency director or a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the division. Details can be found on the website of the ABDPH.

410  Dental Public Health Directed Reading  (0 - 4 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): H. Pollick, S. Gansky, S. Silverstein, S. Hyde, L. Chung, G. Taylor, B. Amanzadeh

Restrictions: Enrollment in the Dental Public Health Residency Program.       Activities: Seminar

The DPH residency program is designed to provide residents with directed reading under the supervision of the DPH residency director or a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the division. This course is designed to provide current information related to the dental public health competencies as outlined on the website of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (About AAPHD; AAPHD Governing Documents; Competency Statements for Dental Public Health).

420  Dental Public Health Field Work  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): H. Pollick

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to postgraduate students enrolled in the UCSF Dental Public Health Residency Program.       Activities: Field Work

The DPH residency program is designed to provide postgraduate students with targeted field work experiences that satisfy the Dental Public Health Competencies under the supervision of the DPH residency director or a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the division. These field experiences may include those where the student is employed in a dental public health setting.