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 705. Etiology and Management of Dental Caries. 2 Units.

Etiology, prevention, and management of dental caries. The specific plaque hypothesis; role of diet, host resistance, and saliva in caries. Diagnosis, lesion progression, remineralization. Principles of medical and surgical management. Caries risk assessment. Establishes a caries-management program. Patient education.

DNES 707. Personal Development. 2 Units.

Introduces students to individual, professional, and practical issues confronted by the dentist as a member of the health professions. Topics include understanding human behavior, as well as maladaptive behaviors; developing coping skills and a professional perspective; and managing stress.

DNES 708. Introduction to the Dental Profession. 1 Unit.

Overview of dentistry as it has evolved into a health-care profession. History of dentistry, characteristics of professions, dental ethics, purpose and structure of professional organizations, discussion of the specialties. Introduces personal finance.

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 789. National Board Part I Review. 2 Units.

Reviews basic and preclinical sciences to prepare students for the National Dental Board Examination Part I.

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, including: business economic principles, practice-management systems, financial considerations in dental practice, budgeting and debt management, dental service fees and collections, and third-party payment systems.

DNES 809. Practice Management II. 2 Units.

Establishing and monitoring practice goals, leadership and staff relations, patient relations, and marketing. Employment as a dentist, locating practice opportunities, attaining practice ownership, incorporating technology into dental practice, ongoing professional growth.

DNES 817. Practice Management I for IDP Students. 2 Units.

Introduction to the management of a dental practice, including: business economic principles, practice management systems, financial considerations in dental practice, budgeting and debt management, dental service fees and collections, and third-party payment systems.

DNES 818. Practice Management II for IDP Students. 2 Units.

Establishing and monitoring practice goals, leadership and staff relations, patient relations, and marketing. Employment as a dentist, locating practice opportunities, attaining practice ownership, incorporating technology into dental practice, ongoing professional growth.

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.