College of Dental Medicine-Arizona

Glendale, AZ Campus

Behavioral Science Education

College of Dental Medicine-Arizona

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Course Name

DENTG 1510, 1520

Preventive Dental Medicine I and II

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These courses cover important concepts in preventive dental medicine. Students first learn how to establish their own oral health through lecture and hands-on exercises in the SimLab. Then they learn prevention as it is applied one-on-one to patients. Then they learn how to apply prevention and health promotion in groups in the community. Methods learned and forms used in these courses are incorporated into patient care in the clinic.

Credits: Each 1

DENTG 1514, 1523, 1534

Healthcare Ethics I, II, III

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Healthcare Ethics introduces dental students to the broad concepts of ethical guidelines, reasoning, and decision-making affecting the delivery of healthcare.

Credits: Each course 0.5

DENTG 1535

Introduction to Human Behavior I

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This course introduces dental students to communication and self-care skills. Topics include relationship and communication skills, rapport with patients and colleagues, stress and time management skills, and ethical considerations.

Credits: 1

DENTG 1612, 1623, 1634

Dental Community Service I, II, III

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In these Dental Community Service courses, second year dental students participate in visits to elementary and junior high schools to provide health promotion education to students in oral disease prevention, tobacco cessation, and drug avoidance. Each student participates on two half-days per quarter.

Credits: Each course 0.5

DENTG 1615, 1622, 1633

Dental Ethics and Professionalism I, II, III

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Dental Ethics and Professionalism uses a case-based approach to clinical ethical reasoning and examination of ethical issues and dilemmas in the dental care setting. The course also addresses expectations for professional behavior among dental practitioners.

Credits: Each course 0.5

DENTG 1730

Introduction to Human Behavior II

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This course covers effective communication and human interaction, focusing on preparation for successful patient interaction and the communication skills needed to lead a dental team that works together in harmony to serve patients and achieve practice goals.

Credits: 1

DENTG 1734, 1743, 1832

Dental Ethics Grand Rounds I, II, III

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Dental Ethics Grand Rounds involves a series of large case study analyses through self-study, small group discussion, and in-class discussion.

Credits: Each course 0.5

DENTG 1842

Dental Ethics Capstone

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DENTG 1842 is a capstone experience where students describe and analyze, in writing, a significant ethical issue or dilemma they have encountered in dental school.

Credits: 0.5