Jul 12, 2024  
Catalog/Bulletin 2022-2023 
Catalog/Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[30 Credits]
This course is designed to meet the needs of junior dental students as professional and clinical caregivers. The main objective is to enhance the student’s competence in response to intrapersonal, interpersonal and social challenges involved in the delivery of dental care. Ethical issues that pertain to dental practice as they relate to the professional and patients are a focus of the course. The information presented in this course is also integrated through selected case-based discussion. Special attention is given to the development of appropriate behavioral skills that focus on the student s clinical behavioral resources necessary for working with dental patients. There is also a discussion of addiction and the dental professional’s role in preventing drug diversion through their patients. There is also a focus on the special issues related to the dental care and treatment of the ever-increasing elderly patient population. (Department of Diagnostic Sciences)