DEINĀ 7110. Foundations of Oral Health 1. 3 cr. hrs.

The goal of this colloquia sequence is to provide dental students with a comprehensive overview of the contemporary practice of dentistry and to initiate them in an educational process that will culminate with their entry into the profession. Inter-disciplinary discussions about what dentists actually do when serving patients with a broad range of health problems are used to introduce students to the knowledge, skills, and experience that are fundamental to the delivery of modern oral health care. Emphasis is placed on common disease processes that affect the oral cavity, key aspects of clinical decision making, contemporary treatment modalities. The colloquia are closely coordinated with and complement preclinical laboratory technique courses given in the first and second years.