College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Clinical Education

College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

Abbreviation/Number
Course Name

DENTD 1522, 1532, 1542, 1622, 1632, 1642

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, cariology, radiology, oral pathology, and dental material science into its core while continuously utilizing a case-based, evidenced-based approach from a patient perspective.

Credits: DENTD 1522 - 3 credits; DENTD 1532, 1542 - each course 2.5 credits; DENTD 1622, 1632 - each course 10.5 credits; DENTD 1642 - 9.5

DENTD 1522L, 1532L, 1542L, 1622L, 1632L, 1642L

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, cariology, 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: DENTD 1522L, 1532L, 1542L - each course 2 credits; DENTD 1622L, 1632L - each course 7 credits; DENTD 1642L - 8

DENTD 1624, 1634, 1644

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

DENTD 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

DENTD 1647, 1713

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

DENTD 1710

Oral Health Sciences 3.1A

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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

DENTD 1720, 1730, 1740, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840

Oral Health Sciences 3.2A, 3.3A, 3.4A, 4.1A, 4.2A, 4.3A, 4.4A

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In the Oral Health Sciences 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: DENTD 1720, 1730, 1740 - each course 12; DENTD 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 - each course 11.5

DENTD 1712, 1722, 1732, 1742, 1812, 1822, 1832, 1842

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

DENTD 1714

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

DENTD 1716, 1726, 1826

Clinical Conference I, II, III

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This course sequence 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: DENTD 1716 - 1 credit; DENTD 1726, 1826 - each course 0.5 credit

DENTD 1717

Advanced Imaging

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This course includes lectures and small group discussions, complemented by "hands-on" exercise 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 introduces the dental students to acquisition and interpretation of cone beam CT scans for the practice of dentistry.

Credits: 1

DENTD 1724

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

DENTD 1733

Implantology

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This course focuses on the clinical applications of dental implant treatment. Topics include various case selection, restorative techniques, and surgical techniques in dental implantology for the general dentist.

Credits: 1

DENTD 1734, 1824

Clinical Pharmacology I, II

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Clinical Pharmacology focuses on the application of safe and effective pharmacology for dental patients. Through Case-based instruction, topics include identifying the effects of medications taken by patients on the delivery of dental care and the implications and contraindications of medications used or prescribed by the dentist.

Credits: Each course 1

DENTD 1735, 1745, 1815

Practice Management I, II, III

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The Practice Management courses introduce the dental student to the business, financial, and personnel aspects of dental practice. Course themes include practice building, office finances and business systems, and practice acquisition.

Credits: Each course 1

DENTD 1736

Clinical Topics

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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: 1

DENTD 1743

Occlusion

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The Occlusion course teaches the fundamentals of how the movable mandibular arch works in coordinated occlusion with the fixed maxillary arch, the role of appropriate occlusion in creating dental restorations, and the diagnosis and management of occlusal disorders.

Credits: 1

DENTD 1744, 1814

Oral Pathology I, II

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Oral Pathology focuses on identification and differential diagnosis of the oral pathology lesions most commonly encountered in general dental practices. Through Case-based instruction and clinical imaging, topics include hard tissue diseases and soft tissue pathoses.

Credits: Each course 1

DENTD 1813, 1823, 1833, 1843

Clinical Service Learning I, II, III, IV

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In these Clinical Service Learning courses, fourth-year dental students participate in rotations to the Dental Institute's Pediatric Dentistry Clinic or community-based dental clinics providing dental care services to pediatric and underserved populations. Each student participates two weeks.

Credits: Each course 0.5

DENTD 1825

Practice Management Selectives

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In Practice Management Selectives, each student chooses one selective track, based on the student's plans for practice after graduation. Tracks include Residency or Graduate Program, Private Practice Associate, Private Practice Owner, Corporate Dentistry, Military Forces, Public Health and Prison Systems and Academics.

Credits: 0.5

DENTD 1828, 1838

Advanced Topics I, II

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These two courses provide lectures in a variety of topics of student and faculty interest and build upon the instruction provided in previous courses.

Credits: Each course 1

DENTD 1834

Advanced Practice Management

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The Advanced Practice Management course builds on the previous practice management courses and continues preparation of the graduate for management of the dental practice and leadership of the oral health team.

Credits: 1