College of Dental Medicine-Arizona

Glendale, AZ Campus

Clinical Education

College of Dental Medicine-Arizona

Abbreviation/Number
Course Name

DENTG 1512, 1522, 1533, 1614, 1625, 1636

Oral Health Sciences I, II, III, IV, V, VI

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These continuously running didactic courses take the student from dental morphology and occlusion and through basic to advanced clinical dentistry of operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including principles and applications of CAD/CAM and implant dentistry), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics, and temporomandibular function and dysfunction. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cardiology, radiology, oral pathology, and dental material science into its core while continuously utilizing a case-based, evidenced-based approach from a patient perspective.

Credits: DENTG1512 - 2 credits; DENTG 1522 - 2.5 credits; DENTG 1533 - 2.5 credits; DENTG1614 - 10 credits; DENTG 1625 - 10.5 credits; DENTG 1636 - 9.5

DENTG 1512L, 1522L, 1533L, 1614L, 1625L, 1636L

Oral Health Sciences I, II, III, IV, V, VI Lab

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These continuously running laboratory courses, which are simulation clinic modules, take the student from dental morphology and occlusion and through basic to advanced clinical dentistry in operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics (including design and fabrication of CAD/CAM restorations and implant placement and restoration), rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, periodontics, orthodontics and temporomandibular function and dysfunction introducing therapeutic appliance diagnosis and fabrication. The courses are organized into tooth systems. Each system integrates such topics as growth and development, cardiology, radiology, and dental material science into the core of restorative procedures from pediatric to geriatric patients. Simulated clinical competencies integrate radiographic diagnosis, basic science, and treatment planning in conjunction with typical psychomotor skills to enhance the comprehensive preclinical learning experience.

Credits: DENTG 1512L - 2 credits; DENTG 1522L - 2 credits; DENTG 1533 L - 2 credits; DENTG 1614L - 7 credits; DENTG 1625L - 7 credits; DENTG 1636L - 8

DENTG 1617, 1627, 1639

Clinical Case Studies I, II, III

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This seminar series allows the dental students to participate in treatment planning options for complex dental cases and requires them to work up primary and alternative treatment plans for complex patients likely to be seen in a general practice, and present the plans to their faculty mentors in a case presentation format. This course runs for three quarters during the second-year curriculum where cases will become increasingly more challenging.

Credits: Each course 1.5

DENTG 1637, 1721

Anesthesia, I, II

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Anesthesia I covers the anatomy, medical considerations, pharmacology, techniques, and complications of local anesthesia in dental practice. Anesthesia II covers nitrous oxide administration; oral, IM, IV, and conscious sedation; general anesthesia; and emergency management. Clinical experiences occur in subsequent clinical courses.

Credits: Each course 1

DENTG 1638

Medical Emergencies

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This course covers the management of medical emergencies likely to be seen in a dental office.

Credits: 1

DENTG 1724

Surgical Periodontics General Practice

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This course covers periodontal surgeries commonly performed by general practitioners and periodontists. Topics include evidence-based clinical decision-making; resective, regenerative, and plastic surgical techniques; complications of periodontal surgery; and management and maintenance of the surgical patient.

Credits: 1

DENTG 1726

Special Needs

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Recognizing the unique dental and medical needs of patients who are medically compromised or have mental or physical limitations, this course helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to render comprehensive oral health care to this population. Students gain an understanding of the complexities of compromises and limitations, learn about adaptive devices and management techniques, and study the role of dentistry in total patient care while learning to manage patients with medical and physical disabilities.

Credits: 0.5

DENTG 1728

Advanced Imaging

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This course includes lectures and small group discussions, complemented by "hands-on" exercises in the clinic and laboratory using patient simulation cone beam computed tomography scans. Students learn coronal, sagittal, and axial planes and how to arrange the data in cross-sections for evaluation of the TMJ, implant treatment planning, orthodontics, etc. This course prepares the dental students to acquire cone beam CT scans on patients, interpret 3D images, and learn to manipulate the images by application of implant planning software.

Credits: 1

DENTG 1733

Clinical Reviews

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This course provides a comprehensive review of the major clinical disciplines in dentistry to reinforce previous preclinical instruction and learning and further prepare students to deliver comprehensive patient care.

Credits: 2

DENTG 1740

Implantology

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This course covers advanced topics in implantology, including clinical decision-making, implant systems, surgical techniques for implant placement, restorative techniques, implant maintenance, and treatment complications.

Credits: 1

DENTG 1745, 1750, 1823, 1833

Practice Management I, II, III, IV

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The Practice Management courses introduce the dental student to the management of the business, financial, and personnel aspects of dental practice. Topics include managing credit, selecting career options and practice locations, initial establishment of an office, financial management, office systems, and insurance, as well as staff recruitment, development, and management.

Credits: Each course 1 credit -DENTG 1745, 1823, 1833; DENTG 1750 - 2

DENTG 1749, 1759

Clinical Topics I, II

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These courses provide further instruction in the dental disciplines and specialties, covering various clinical topics, materials, procedures, and methods to improve dental care for patients.

Credits: Each course 1

DENTG 1822, 1835

Clinical Grand Rounds I, II

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The course sequence consists of presentation and discussion of complex clinical dental cases. Working in small groups, students will analyze information from a medical history and dental examination findings, and develop an appropriate treatment plan and alternatives, and present and defend their plan to the class and selected faculty members.

Credits: Each course 1

DENTG 1824, 1834, 1843, 1852

Clinical Service Learning I, II, III, IV

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In these Clinical Service Learning courses, fourth year dental students participate in off-campus rotations to community-based clinics providing dental care services to underserved populations. Each student participates four weeks.

Credits: Each course 1

DENTG 1836, 1845

Advanced Topics I, II

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The course sequence consists of presentation and discussion of complex clinical dental cases, incorporating content from the dental specialties, and other dental disciplines.

Credits: Each course 1

DENTG 1847

Occlusion Capstone

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In this seminar course, each fourth year student organizes, presents, and discusses in small group sessions the dental treatment of one of their patients who treatment required management of significant aspects of the patient’s occlusion.

Credits: 1

DENTG 2000

Introduction to Dental Clinic

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This course is the dental student's first major exposure to direct patient care. Working in D3/D4 pairs, with students alternating as operators and assistants, students learn the clinical organization, clinical policies and procedures, the clinic software system, the clinic's equipment, and expectations for patient relations and professionalism, while initiating care under the supervision of a faculty member group leader for a small family of patients assigned to the student pair and shared by them.

Credits: 12

DENTG 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Patient Care I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

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In the Patient Care courses, students learn patient-centered oral health care and develop the clinical competencies required for entry to the general practice of dentistry. By providing patient care under the supervision, guidance, and support of the faculty, students enhance their diagnostic, technical, and interpersonal skills. The course emphasizes the importance of these skills in effective, efficient, and compassionate patient care and guides the students toward independent practice by evaluating competence in the delivering specific services, providing high-quality comprehensive care to all patients, maintaining professionalism in the delivery of care, evaluating accurately one's clinical performance, and practicing efficiently and profitably.

Credits: DENTG 2001, 2002, 2003 - each 12 credits; DENTG 2004, 2005, 2006 2007 - each 11

DENTG 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Clinical Professionalism, Introduction, I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

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The Clinical Professionalism courses contain no formal class sessions or written examinations. The courses monitor and evaluate students' relationships with their patients and their professional conduct in clinic attendance, patient relations, timeliness and continuity of care, patient record management, administrative matters, and professional conduct. The grading philosophy assumes a professional behavioral norm in which all patient encounters and personal interactions are handled appropriately and professionally. Points are deducted for departures from the norm of excellent patient relations, patient management, or professional conduct.

Credits: Each course 1.5

DENTG 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Clinical Conference I, II, III, IV

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This course sequence in the DM3 year, meeting every two weeks, consists of informational sessions about clinical operations, clinical policies, competency assessments, mock boards, real boards, and other matters or issues arising in the delivery of patient care in a learning environment.

Credits: Each course 0.5