College of Dental Medicine-Arizona

Glendale, AZ Campus

Behavioral Science Education

College of Dental Medicine-Arizona

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DENTG 1510, 1520

Preventive Dental Medicine I and II

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These two courses cover important concepts in preventive dental medicine. Through lectures and hands-on exercises in the Simulation Clinic, students learn how to establish their own oral health. They also learn the science and practice of oral health assessment and preventive dental treatment modalities. Course instruction focuses on ways to promote one's own oral health, the health of one's patients, and the health of one's community at large. Methods learned and forms used in the courses are incorporated into subsequent patient care in the Dental Institute.

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 and professional obligations, guidelines, reasoning, and decision-making involving the doctor-patient relationship and the delivery of healthcare.

Credits: Each course 0.5

DENTG 1515

Personal Finance

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This course introduces the new dental student to effective personal financial management. Topics include the economy's effect on credit and debt, personal money management, managing credit, and debt and personal needs.

Credits: 0.5

DENTG 1535

Introduction to Human Behavior I

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This course introduces the fundamentals of effective communication and relationship-building skills. Topics covered include rapport-building skills with patients and colleagues, emotional intelligence, personality types, conflict resolution, and team-building strategies.

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 advanced communication and human interaction skills. Topics include leadership skills, advanced NLP learning styles, case presentation skills, interviewing skills, and practice management topics related to the 'people'side of dentistry.

Credits: 1

DENTG 1734, 1832

Dental Ethics Grand Rounds I, II

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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