Community and Preventive Dentistry Courses
COMMUNITY AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY (CPD)
Westerman (Chair), Aldous, Bailey, Berg, Biersbach, Bjerrum, Blanton, Faddis, Freudenthal, Grandy, Gould, Green, Hardy, K.P. Hicks, Holland, Kosoko-Lasaki, McCusker, McFarland, Olson, Pederson, Steed, Welie.
NOTE: Additional preceptor faculty appointments are made yearly for off-site student field experiences in institutions, public health agencies, and/or private offices.
CPD 111 Interpersonal Relationships and Communication (2) I
To assist in their orientation and adjustment to professional education, freshmen will participate in group introductions followed by discussions on interpersonal relationships. Communication styles, time management, problem solving, dealing with stress, and understanding various cultural differences will be addressed. 2S, 8W.
CPD 113 P Preventive Dentistry (3) I
Introduction to the philosophy and need for preventive dentistry by developing the studentís concepts of self-motivation; knowledge of dental diseases and abnormalities; application of the principles of fluoridation; nutrition, patient motivation, and home care.. In addition, the student will develop skills for effective oral hygiene with reference to disclosing agents, toothbrushing, flossing, oral physiotherapy aids, and topical fluorides. 1R, 16W; 2R, 3L, 6W.
CPD 115 History of Dentistry (1) I
Designed to acquaint the student with the history of dentistry from ancient times to the present. Emphasis is placed upon contributions by individuals and groups of individuals leading to the current status of dentistry in the United States. 1R, 8W.
CPD 132 Community Dentistry Field Experience (1) II
Designed to acquaint students in small groups with area health problems and with area health services and agencies. Field experience is gained during dental health and/or career presentations in public and parochial schools. Visitations are made to provide a variety of experiences; to neighborhood schools; to water purification and fluoridation facilities; and to a commercial dental laboratory. 2F, 4W; 3F, 4W (Split classes).
CPD 134 Clinical Observation (1) II
Introduction to all disciplines of dentistry by way of clinical observation and limited assistance to upper-class dental students. 2C, 10W (Split clinical assignments).
CPD 136 Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (1) II
A formalized course in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation leading to CPR certification in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. 1R, 3L, 1W (Split classes).
CPD 312 Community Dentistry Field Experience (1) I, II
Provides the dental student with an opportunity to apply motivational and instructional techniques regarding patient dental education through community field experiences. F.
CPD 313 P Patient and Cultural Sensitivity (2) I
This course deals with behavioral science topics relevant to the practice of dentistry. The goal of this course is to enhance the studentsí knowledge by learning practical interpersonal communication skills, by increasing patient and cultural sensitivity, and by managing various difficult situations through the application of learned skills. 1R, 3W; 2R, 3W; 8R, 1W.
CPD 314 Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (1) I
A formalized course in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation leading to CPR re-certification in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. 1R, 3L, 1W (Split classes).
CPD 331 P Practice Planning (2) II
Designed to introduce the student to practice management principles. Covers the process of selecting a practice and the necessary office planning. Includes office design and dental equipment selection. Emphasizes the internal management of a dental practice with specific attention given to the management process of organization, delegation of authority, staff and patient communication, appointment control and recall systems, treatment planning and scheduling. 1R, 16W.
CPD 333 P Public Health Dentistry (2) II
Introduction to the sociology of dental practice, assessment of the problem of oral diseases, prevention and control of oral disease, evaluation of scientific information, meeting the demand for dental care, and dental epidemiology. 1R, 16W.
CPD 335 Evidence-Based Dental Care: Understanding and Evaluating Dental Research (2) II
Course designed to enable the student to discuss the need for and uses of methods commonly encountered in health-related research and to enable the student to evaluate health sciences research literature regarding its implications for the subsequent provision of health-care services. The ultimate purpose of the course is to enable the student professional to be more critical both in those judgments which he makes about his own professional experience and in evaluating those of his colleagues that are communicated in formal research literature. 1R, 12W; 1F, 4W.
CPD 411 Business of Practice (3) I
Designed to provide the background to help make wise decisions concerning purchasing, associating, leasing or incorporating. Special emphasis is given to legal requirements. The methods of financing a practice are reviewed. Employee selection procedure, developing an office manual, and maintaining staff competence through training and evaluation are explained. Receptionistís duties, fees, payment methods, billing, collecting, office records and forms are presented. 1R, 8W and 2R, 8W.
CPD 412 Community Dentistry Field Experience (1) I, II
Provides the dental student with an opportunity to apply motivational and instructional techniques regarding patient dental education through community field experience. F.
CPD 413 Ethics in the Practice of Dentistry I (3) I
Provides an understanding of several ethical principles which have direct relevance to studentsí training and future dental practice experience. Focuses on common ethical dilemmas found in the relationships between student and dental school, between dentist and patient, between dentists themselves, and between dentist and the community. 2R, 8W; 1S, 6W.
CPD 431 Ethics in the Practice of Dentistry II (1) II
Designed to identify and understand oneís own ethical decision-making process and the relationship of rendering dental care with values and ethics. Students will discuss the areas of risk management, prescription fraud and drug diversion, freedom of choice in dentistry, empathy and compassion, informed consent, code of ethics of the A.D.A., and dental-care delivery systems. 1S, 8W.
CPD 433 Financial Planning and Jurisprudence (2) II
Emphasis on practical accounting principles in bookkeeping, tax laws, FICA, depreciation and personal income tax. Personal financial planning, estate planning and pension plans are presented. Legal aspects of dentistry including professional fees, liabilities, technical assault, breach of contract and expert witness are explained. 2R, 8W.