Dental Care Delivery|
- Develop confidence, efficiency and technical knowledge in dentistry
- Learn in hospital, community, and dental practice settings.
- Learn dental business and practice building skills including OSHA standards, scheduling, marketing, insurance, record keeping, and financial arrangements, and legal issues.
- Recognize and diagnose oral diseases based on patient complaints diagnostic data, laboratory data, and consultations with other health professionals.
- Learn assessment, treatments and alternatives, and prevention strategies
- Diagnose patients with complex needs
- Master the integration of multiple dental disciplines
- Develop treatment plans for patients with special needs and create modifications to plan as needed
- Learn multiple rotary endodontic, periodontic, prosthodontic methods and materials.
- Learn removable and fixed prosthodontics including implant restorations
- Learn techniques to enhance patient's facial esthetics
- Treat minor occlusal abnormalities and arch space problems with space maintainers and other orthodontic appliances
- Perform procedures and behavior management on pediatric patients
- Learn how to provide dental care as part of an inter-professional health care team
- Learn about operating room and in-office general anesthesia and sedation techniques
- Make referrals to and obtain consultations from professional colleagues for treatment of dental, medical, psychological, and social problems presented by dental patients
- Obtain and interpret clinical and other diagnostic data from dental professionals and other health care providers
- Use clinical, medical, and pathology laboratories
- Learn to anticipate and prevent medical emergencies that may occur during treatment
Trauma and emergencies
- Learn how to perform physical examinations and assess traumatic injuries
- Provide care and management of patients with infections, extra-oral, and complex oral-facial emergencies.