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107A  Clinical Endodontics I  (0 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Schroeder, E. Wong       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D3       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic and simulation courses to provide supervised direct patient care in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and provision of non-surgical endodontic procedures as part of the patient’s overall comprehensive dental care. This includes non-surgical root canal therapy and emergency management such as pulpectomies and pulpotomies.

107B  Clinical Endodontics I  (0 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): K. Schroeder, E. Wong       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: ID3       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic and simulation courses to provide supervised direct patient care in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and provision of non-surgical endodontic procedures as part of the patient’s overall comprehensive dental care. This includes non-surgical root canal therapy and emergency management such as pulpectomies and pulpotomies.

107CD  Clinical Endodontics II  (0 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Schroeder, E. Wong       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D4/ID4       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will continue to apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic, simulation, and early clinical courses to provide supervised direct patient care in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and provision of non-surgical endodontic procedures as part of the patient’s overall comprehensive dental care. This includes non-surgical root canal therapy and emergency management such as pulpectomies and pulpotomies.

108A  Clinical Removable Prosthodontics I  (0 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): G. Setia       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D3       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic and simulation courses to provide supervised direct patient care in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and provision of removable prosthodontic care as part of the patient’s overall comprehensive dental care. This includes interim dentures, removable partial dentures, and complete dentures.

108B  Clinical Removable Prosthodontics I  (0 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): G. Setia       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: ID3       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic and simulation courses to provide supervised direct patient care in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and provision of removable prosthodontic care as part of the patient’s overall comprehensive dental care. This includes interim dentures, removable partial dentures, and complete dentures.

108CD  Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II  (0 - 4 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): G. Setia       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D4/ID4       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will continue applying the knowledge and skills gained in didactic and simulation courses to provide supervised direct patient care in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and provision of removable prosthodontic care as part of the patient’s overall comprehensive dental care. This includes interim dentures, removable partial dentures, and complete dentures.

109A  Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation I  (0 - 2.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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

Restrictions: D3       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Workshop

A well-rounded general dentist has the ability to evaluate a patient’s medical risk for elective and urgent dental care and identify which oral surgery procedures are within the scope of a general dentist and which should be referred. In this course, students participate in various clinical experiences to augment their understanding of oral and maxillofacial surgery, hospital dentistry, and physical diagnosis, providing exposure to some of the hospital-based domains of dentistry.

109B  Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation I  (0 - 1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

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

Restrictions: ID3       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

A well-rounded general dentist has the ability to evaluate a patient’s medical risk for elective and urgent dental care and identify which oral surgery procedures are within the scope of a general dentist and which should be referred. In this course, students participate in various clinical experiences to augment their understanding of oral and maxillofacial surgery, hospital dentistry, and physical diagnosis, providing exposure to some of the hospital-based domains of dentistry.

109C  Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation II  (0 - 4.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Perkins       Prerequisite(s): PCC 109A

Restrictions: D4 students       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Building upon the foundation of knowledge and skills attained in PCC 109A, students will perform basic oral surgical procedures within the scope of a general dentist, and identify when to refer patients for specialty care. This course will also reinforce patient evaluation, medical risk assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and local anesthesia technique.

109D  Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation II  (0 - 5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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

Restrictions: ID4       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Building upon the foundation of knowledge and skills attained in PCC 109B, students will perform basic oral surgical procedures within the scope of a general dentist, and identify when to refer patients for specialty care. This course will also reinforce patient evaluation, medical risk assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and local anesthesia technique.

111  Principles of Interprofessional Practice I  (0 - 0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Hyde       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D1        Activities: Seminar, Project, Web-based course work

Contemporary health care involves teams to provide care to patients with a multitude of complex and chronic medical conditions. This course provides students an opportunity to learn about the roles of various members of the health care team, and how to effectively work in teams with members from other health professions. Specifically, this course includes the first three modules of the Core Principles of Interprofessional Practice for D1 students.

112  Principles of Interprofessional Practice II   (0 - 0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Hyde       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D2 and D3        Activities: Seminar, Laboratory, Project, Web-based course work

This course provides students an opportunity to continue learning about the roles of various members of the health care team, and how to effectively work in teams with members from other health professions. Specifically, this course includes the last two modules of the Core Principles of Interprofessional Practice and also the Interprofessional Standardized Patient Exercise.

113  Principles of Interprofessional Practice I   (0 - 0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Hyde       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: ID3       Activities: Seminar, Project, Web-based course work

Contemporary health care involves teams to provide care to patients with a multitude of complex and chronic medical conditions. This course provides students an opportunity to learn about the roles of various members of the health care team, and how to effectively work in teams with members from other health professions. Specifically, this course includes the first three modules of the Core Principles of Interprofessional Practice for ID3 students.

114  Principles of Interprofessional Practice II  (0 - 0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Hyde       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: IDP4 student       Activities: Seminar, Laboratory, Project, Web-based course work

This course provides students an opportunity to continue learning about the roles of various members of the health care team, and how to effectively work in teams with members from other health professions. Specifically, this course includes the last two modules of the Core Principles of Interprofessional Practice and also the Interprofessional Standardized Patient Exercise.

117  Introduction to Comprehensive Care I  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): J. Essex, M. Le       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D1        Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Laboratory

In this course, you will learn about infection control, history-taking, prescribing and interpreting radiographs, and developing rapport with your patients. Your learning in this course will be centered on developing the self-reflection skills necessary to practice a changing art and science through regular reflective assignments. These are critical foundational skills upon which students will build in the subsequent courses in the patient-centered care stream.

118  Introduction to Comprehensive Care II  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): J. Essex, M. Le       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D1       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Laboratory, Web-based course work

Now that you have learned the basics of creating a safe, professional working environment you will build upon your skills by conducting various patient assessments. With a strong focus on prevention, you will perform an assessment of a classmate-patient’s oral hygiene, caries risk, and gingival condition, and create an individualized home care regimen. This course will also continue to guide the development of self-reflection necessary to maintain skills throughout practice.

119  Introduction to Comprehensive Care III  (2 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): J. Essex, M. Le       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D1       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

The final course in the first-year PCC course provides further experience with electronic health records and tracking patient attainment of suggested self-care skills. Assessments learned prior will be employed in collaboration with an upperclassperson during assisting experiences with clinic patients. Students will also be asked to conduct a self-reflection exercise about their experiences and learning during the 1st year of dental school.

129  Introduction to Comprehensive Care IV  (0 - 12 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): J. Harrington, L. Angin, L. Chung, J. Perkins, Y. Rajendran, J. Essex, R. Diettinger, R. Rai, L. Centore       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D2       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Field Work, Laboratory

Now that you have a foundation of basic skills and principles for clinical care, it’s time to learn about performing examinations, assessing patient’s health history, taking radiographs, phasing treatment plans, giving local anesthesia, and administering nitrous oxide. Unlike other courses taken during the second year, this is a longitudinal course that spans three quarters. This is the final clinical preparation course before you begin providing direct patient care.

131  Foundations in General Dentistry I  (4.5 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): M. Anderson-Lin, J. Perkins, K. Schroeder, B. Lin       Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of first two years of dental school or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: D3 and ID3 students       Activities: Lecture, Project

In this course, you will continue to build upon foundations of knowledge directly related to the delivery of patient care. You will review core knowledge and learn more advanced concepts in diagnosing, treatment planning, the steps for clinical care, and managing complications in general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, and pediatric dentistry.

132  Foundations in General Dentistry II  (0 - 4.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Anderson-Lin, B. Lin, L. Centore, S. Brear, F. Finzen, Y. Rajendran, R. Vaderhobli       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D3 and ID3       Activities: Lecture

This is the second in a four-course third-year didactic series. In this course, you will continue to review core knowledge and learn more advanced concepts in diagnosing, treatment planning, the steps for clinical care, and managing complications in periodontics, removable and fixed prosthodontics, general dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Additionally, you will continue to build upon your framework for managing difficult patients utilizing techniques from the behavioral sciences.

133  Foundations in General Dentistry III  (4.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): M. Anderson-Lin, L. Centore, C. Shiboski, J. Perkins, Y. Rajendran, L. Angin       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D3 or ID3        Activities: Lecture

This is the third of a four-course third-year didactic series. In this course, you will review core knowledge and learn more advanced concepts in diagnosing, treatment planning, the steps for clinical care, and managing complications in oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, dental implants, periodontics, and oral pathology. You will also learn about managing difficult patients utilizing techniques from the behavioral sciences, including issues related to diversity and inclusion.

134  Foundations in General Dentistry IV  (4.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): M. Anderson-Lin, K. Schroeder, L. Centore, J. Perkins, K. Aamodt       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D3 or ID3        Activities: Lecture

This is the fourth and final course in the third-year didactic series. In this course, you will review core knowledge and learn more advanced concepts in diagnosing, treatment planning, the steps for clinical care, and managing complications in oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, and orthodontics. You will also continue to learn about managing difficult patients, and engage in discussions about ethics, as related to the profession of dentistry.

135A  Clinical Orthodontic Rotation  (0 - 0.5 units)   Fall, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Aamodt, A. Miller       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D3       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, you will learn why patients seek orthodontic treatment, how to identify malocclusions, how to work up a patient for orthodontic treatment, basic treatment modalities, when to refer, and how orthodontics interfaces with general dentistry, as well as dental and medical specialties.

135B  Clinical Orthodontic Rotation  (0.5 - 1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): K. Aamodt, A. Miller       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: ID3       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, you will learn why patients seek orthodontic treatment, how to identify malocclusions, how to work up a patient for orthodontic treatment, basic treatment modalities, when to refer, and how orthodontics interfaces with general dentistry, as well as dental and medical specialties.

136A  Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation I  (0 - 2.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): B. Lin, M. Mathur       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D3 student       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Laboratory

In this course, students will take patient histories, determine if there is a need to modify treatment based on medical or behavioral history, formulate treatment plans, and perform basic dental treatment for pediatric patients including oral evaluations, dental prophylaxis, sealants, and restorative care. They will also perform pulp therapy and space maintenance in a simulated environment. Students will also observe complex pediatric dental care for infants and behaviorally challenged children.

136B  Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation I  (0 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): B. Lin, M. Mathur       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: IDP3 student       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Laboratory

In this course, students will take patient histories, determine if there is a need to modify treatment based on medical or behavioral history, formulate treatment plans, and perform basic dental treatment for pediatric patients including oral evaluations, dental prophylaxis, sealants, and restorative care. They will also perform pulp therapy and space maintenance in a simulated environment. Students will also observe complex pediatric dental care for infants and behaviorally challenged children.

136C  Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation II  (1 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): B. Lin, M. Mathur       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D4       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will continue to take patient histories, determine if there is a need to modify treatment based on medical or behavioral history, formulate treatment plans, and perform basic dental treatment for pediatric patients including oral evaluations, dental prophylaxis, sealants, and restorative care. Some students may also perform pulp therapy, extractions, or space maintenance.

136D  Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation II  (0 - 1.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): B. Lin, M. Mathur       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: ID4       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will continue to take patient histories, determine if there is a need to modify treatment based on medical or behavioral history, formulate treatment plans, and perform basic dental treatment for pediatric patients including oral evaluations, dental prophylaxis, sealants, and restorative care. Some students may also perform pulp therapy, extractions, or space maintenance.

137AD  Clinical Oral Medicine Rotation  (0 - 1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Ramos, C. Shiboski, K. Jones, S. Veluppillai, A. Chou, A. Wu       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D3, ID4       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Laboratory

This course will allow students to look beyond the dentition and periodontium to the oral mucosa so that they can be well-rounded general dentists. Students will perform patient intakes and workups, create differential diagnoses, and learn about diagnostic tests- including biopsies- as well as treatment, management, and follow-up pertaining to patients who present with an Oral Medicine-related chief complaint.

138A  Management &Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I  (0 - 4.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Y. Rajendran, R. Diettinger       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D3       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic and simulation courses to provide supervised direct patient care in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and non-surgical management of periodontal disease as part of the patient’s overall comprehensive dental care.

138B  Management &Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I  (0 - 5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Y. Rajendran, R. Diettinger       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrolled as ID3 students.       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic and simulation courses to provide supervised direct patient care in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and non-surgical management of periodontal disease as part of the patient’s overall comprehensive dental care.

138CD  Management and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases II  (0 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Y. Rajendran       Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory academic standing and successful completion of PCC 138.01 or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: D4/ID4       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will continue to apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic, simulation, and early clinical courses to provide supervised direct patient care in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and non-surgical management of periodontal disease as part of the patient’s overall comprehensive dental care.

139A  Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry I  (0 - 18.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): L. Harris, W. Hsin       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D3       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study, Project, Web-based course work

This course is designed for D3 students to integrate their knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based comprehensive general dentistry to adults with diverse ethnic, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Patients may be healthy or have complex chronic medical conditions. In this course, students will conduct oral evaluations, derive diagnoses, formulate comprehensive treatment plans, and perform general dentistry. Students will work independently, under supervision, and with teams.

139B  Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry I  (0 - 14.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Singh, M. Kirkland       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: ID3       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study, Laboratory, Web-based course work, Workshop

This course is designed for ID3 students to integrate their knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based comprehensive general dentistry to adults with a diverse ethnic, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Patients may be healthy or have complex chronic medical conditions. In this course, students will conduct oral evaluations, derive diagnoses, formulate comprehensive treatment plans, and perform general dentistry. Students will work independently, under supervision, and with teams.

146  Advanced General Dentistry  (0 - 4.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): L. Centore, D. Nguyen       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: Fourth year dental students and fourth year international dental students.       Activities: Lecture, Project, Web-based course work, Workshop

This course is the final didactic course in the DDS and IDP curriculum and includes the following topics: continuous quality improvement, ethics and ethical reasoning, treatment of geriatric populations, practice management, diversity in the context of patient care, and more advanced concepts of interdisciplinary treatment planning in diversity and inclusion. This course also includes didactic content and hands-on experiences in the use of soft-tissue dental lasers.

147A  Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants I  (0 - 4.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Hastings, S. Hahn       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D3       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic and simulation courses to provide supervised direct patient care in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and provision of fixed prosthodontic care as part of the patient’s overall comprehensive dental care. This includes onlays, crowns, bridges, and implant restorations.

147B  Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants I  (0 - 4.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): N. Hastings, S. Hahn       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: ID3       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic and simulation courses to provide supervised direct patient care in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and provision of fixed prosthodontic care as part of the patient’s overall comprehensive dental care. This includes onlays, crowns, bridges, and implant restorations.

147CD  Clinical Fixed Prosthondontics and Implants II  (0 - 4.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Hastings, S. Hahn       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D4 or ID4       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

In this course, students will continue to apply the knowledge and skills gained in didactic, simulation, and early clinical courses to provide supervised direct patient care in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and provision of fixed prosthodontic care as part of the patient’s overall comprehensive dental care. This includes onlays, crowns, bridges, and implant restorations.

148A  Community Clinics Externship Course I  (0 - 3.5 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): L. Assael, S. Hyde       Prerequisite(s): PCC 129

Restrictions: D3        Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Web-based course work

This course is your opportunity to advance your clinical practice ability while engaging an important group of patients in a community clinic. You will be integrated into an oral health care delivery team in an underserved community that needs you, providing primary dental care to a diverse patient pool, including healthy and sick, young and old. In addition, you will enhance the values and behaviors needed to be a successful family dentist and valued member of the community.

148C  Community Clinics Externship Course II  (0 - 7.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Summer

Instructor(s): L. Assael, S. Hyde       Prerequisite(s): PCC 129

Restrictions: D4        Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study, Project

This course continues to give you the chance to advance your clinical practice ability while engaging an important group of patients in a community clinic. You will be integrated into an oral health care delivery team in an underserved community that needs you, providing primary dental care to a diverse patient pool, including healthy and sick, young and old. In addition, you will enhance the values and behaviors needed to be a successful family dentist and valued member of the community.

149C  Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry II  (0 - 26 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Le, O. Le, P. Atkinson, S. Lin       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D4       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study, Laboratory, Web-based course work

This course is designed for D4 students to build upon foundational knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based comprehensive general dentistry to adults with a diverse ethnic, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Patients may be healthy or have complex chronic medical conditions. Students will conduct oral evaluations, derive diagnoses, formulate comprehensive treatment plans, and perform general dentistry. Students will work independently, under supervision, and with teams.

149D  Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry II  (0 - 31 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Singh, M. Kirkland, P. Atkinson, O. Le       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: ID4       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study, Laboratory, Project, Web-based course work

This course provides clinical instruction and practice for International Dental Students in oral diagnosis, treatment planning, periodontics, general restorative dentistry, endodontics and prosthodontics. Students will develop skills in communication, time management and infection control while delivering comprehensive dental care to patients.