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SDM EN 640: Clinical Endodontics
Clinical experiences consist of the diagnosis and treatment of pulpal and perapical dental pathology requiring endodontic intervention.
SDM OD 640: Clinical Oral Diagnosis & Radiology
This course consists of clinical rotations in the Division of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology in the third and fourth years. Students expose and interpret radiographs for new dental patients, perform initial screening examination, and diagnose incoming patients. Working with faculty comprehensive-care team leaders, students gain the analytical and decision-making skills necessary to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and coordinate patient care. During rotations students are periodically assigned to the dental emergency clinic. Under the supervision of faculty of the respective clinical departments, students have the opportunity to gain experience in diagnosing and managing patients with acute dental emergencies. The experience includes periodic assignments in managing patients returning for follow-up appointments. Emphasis is on preventive dentistry, patient education, and appropriate triage to meet patient requirements.
SDM OS 640: Clinical Oral Surgery
This course provides a clinical rotation in oral and maxillofacial surgery in the third and fourth year. It is designed to give the undergraduate students clinical hands-on experience in office surgical procedures pertinent to the general dentist. The student may have the opportunity to observe and/or assist with more complicated procedures in the both the clinic and operating room setting during the rotation. Daily seminars are given throughout the rotation. Clinical rotation: Two weeks.
SDM PD 640: Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
This course includes rotations in the children's dentistry clinics at the dental school, South Boston Community Health Center and South End Community Health Center during the year. Students receive training in preventive and restorative dentistry and in the treatment of traumatic dental injuries.
SDM PE 640: Clinical Periodontology II
This clinical course emphasizes not only treatment of the patient's existing periodontal disease, but also maintenance of healthy periodontium through patient education.
SDM PH 544: Integrated Problems in Practice Management IV
This course provides information necessary for a new graduate to obtain a position as an oral health-care provider. Topics discussed include jurisprudence, risk management (disability and liability insurance coverage and products), third party reimbursement, provider compensation models, personal finance (retirement and student loan repayment), interview techniques, and employment contract assessment.
SDM PH 644: Externship
Students are assigned to alternative treatment settings such as Community Health Centers and Hospital based dental clinics for 10 week rotations. These rotations provide opportunities for continued growth of students clinical skills, as well as enhancement in skills in the following areas: treatment planning, diagnosis, critical thinking and time management. This course also provides the students with experience in treating diverse patient populations.
SDM RS 542: Treatment Planning Seminar
This seminar course focuses on real-world problem solving. There is a special emphasis on decision-making and patient communication in a private practice setting. It is an interactive course given three times per year with small groups.
SDM RS 545: Clinical Treatment Planning & Patient Management II
This clinical course continues the work to develop graduates who are competent in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning of patients throughout their lifecycle that was started in RS544. Additionally, this course seeks to develop competency in patient management and interpersonal skills. Through the use of faculty supervised clinical experiences, seminars, and a faculty mentoring program, students develop comprehensive programs of patient care including patient education, prevention, and treatment of oral disease.
SDM RS 640: Clinical Operative Dentistry II
This clinical course focuses on individual tooth restorations. Students provide comprehensive oral health care for patients, receiving hands-on training in a full range of restorative dentistry including amalgam, gold, porcelain, and composite resin restorative systems. The course explores the use of ceramics, composite material, and bonding techniques in cosmetic dentistry.
SDM RS 641: Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics II
This clinical course focuses on fixed single-unit and fixed multiple-unit prosthesis. Students provide comprehensive oral health care for patients, receiving hands-on training in a full range of porcelain and gold fixed prosthesis.
SDM RS 642: Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II
This clinical course addresses the diagnosis of both fully and partially edentulous mouths as well as the design and fabrication of complete and partial denture appliances.