117 Foundations of Scientific Inquiry (2 units) Fall
Restrictions: ID3 and D1 students Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Project, Web-based course work
To deliver the highest quality, cutting-edge care to patients and populations, dentists as oral health care leaders must be able to assess patient and population health status and treatment needs, and evaluate new devices, drugs, and techniques to make evidence-based clinical decisions. This course provides an overview of the basic concepts of the scientific method, clinical and translational research methods and design, and evidence-based dentistry.
118 Professional and Community Oral Health Issues (0 - 2 units) Winter, Spring
Instructor(s): L. Chung Prerequisite(s): None.
Restrictions: D1 students Activities: Lecture
This course will teach students to assess their own dental caries experience and associated risk factors. Students will also provide an analysis of the combined mean dental caries experience of the student community as a whole as a model to represent a community group. In addition students will work in groups to define social, economic and cultural factors that determine the public health characteristics of a selected community.
218 Professional and Community Oral Health Issues (1 units) Winter
Instructor(s): L. Chung Prerequisite(s): DENT HYG 200A, DENT HYG 202A, DEN PUB HL 210, DENT HYG 200B, DENT HYG 204, DENT HYG 206, OR CRA FAC 283
Restrictions: None Activities: Lecture
This course will introduce the subjects of dental public health, oral health surveillance, oral health disparities, oral health literacy, dental care utilization, and preventive dentistry in a personal and practical manner. Students will assess their own dental caries experience and associated risk factors and provide an analysis of their dental caries experience and compare their findings to the combined dental caries experience of the entire class as a model to represent a community group