Dental Educational Services (DNES)

Courses

DNES 200. Curricular Practical Training. 0 Units.

Presents opportunities for service learning in different environments. Increases students' awareness of the importance of oral health education and professional practice and, in the process, gives them insight into different cultural and socioeconomic conditions. Students develop an understanding of LLUSD service learning heritage and the role they play in promoting the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ to their community.

DNES 305. Etiology and Management of Dental Caries. 2 Units.

Etiology, prevention, and management of dental caries. The specific plaque hypothesis; the role of diet, host resistance, and time in caries. Remineralization, principles of medical management, caries risk assessment, patient education.

DNES 400. Interprofessional Laboratory Experience. 0 Units.

An interprofessional laboratory experience that allows dental and dental hygiene students to interact, communicate, and problem solve in a simulated clinical setting with students from other disciplines.

DNES 500. Curricular Practical Training. 0 Units.

Presents opportunities for service learning in different environments. Develops in students an increased awareness of the importance of oral health education and professional practice and, in the process, provides insights into different cultural and socioeconomic conditions. Develops students' understanding of LLUSD service learning heritage and the role they play promoting the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ to their community.

DNES 504. Curricular Practical Training for IDP. 0 Units.

Presents opportunities for service learning in different environments. Develops an increased awareness of the importance of oral health education and professional practice and, in the process, provides insights into different cultural and socioeconomic conditions. Develops students' understanding of LLUSD service learning heritage and the role they play promoting the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ to their community.

DNES 700. Orientation to Tooth Morphology. 2 Units.

Tooth morphology, terminology, morphologic characteristics, and the interrelationship of permanent teeth. Laboratory experience waxing various teeth.

DNES 718. Communication Basics for the Dentist. 1 Unit.

Introduces students to the skills required for communication in a health-care environment. Topics include basic communication skills, problem-solving strategies, patient-provider communication, and communication with special needs populations (e.g., pediatric patients).

DNES 794. Public Health Dentistry. 2 Units.

Introduces community dentistry, oral epidemiology, public health programs, preventive dentistry, health education, and volunteer programs.

DNES 800. Interprofessional Laboratory Experience. 0 Units.

An interprofessional laboratory experience that allows dental and dental hygiene students to interact, communicate, and problem solve in a simulated clinical setting with students from other disciplines.

DNES 804. Applied Statistics. 2 Units.

Introduces research methodology. Develops critical statistical thinking, enabling students to critique research results reported in dental journals and to understand and correctly interpret the research so that new findings can be properly implemented in dental practice. Provides students with statistical tools necessary to pursue lifetime learning in the dental sciences.

DNES 806. Research Design. 2 Units.

Developing a research protocol. Authoring skills, role of the mentor and investigator, topic selection, assurances and approvals (animals/IRB), fiscal responsibility, and research misconduct.

DNES 806L. Research Design Laboratory. 1 Unit.

Student reviews literature and designs a research proposal in preparation for professional presentation of a table clinic. Student conducts research experiment or project culminating in presentation of the results at a professional meeting.

DNES 807. Practice Management I. 2 Units.

Management of a dental practice and dental career: development a personal strategic career plan and development of a resume. Interpretation of basic accounting reports and statements such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow. Development of a personal budget. Management of student and other debt.

DNES 809. Practice Management II. 2 Units.

Office management, including leadership, communication, and teamwork. Personnel policy. Patient care, including scheduling. Selecting the dental team. Working as an associate or employee. Transitioning to dental practice. Locating the dental practice. Successful dental practice business plan.

DNES 851. The Dentist and the Law. 2 Units.

Addresses statutes, regulations, and case law that govern the practice of dentistry.

DNES 889. National Board Part II Review. 2 Units.

Reviews basic and clinical sciences and their application in case-based testing format to prepare students for National Dental Board Examination Part II.