School of Dentistry—Clinical (SDCL)
SDCL 696. Directed Study. 1-4 Units.
A directed study (DS) course that can be used in any graduate program either to further study of a particular subject or subjects, or to remediate academic deficiencies without having to repeat an entire course. Program director or his/her designee develops the specific course content and assignments.
SDCL 711. Clinic Orientation I. 2 Units.
Introduces direct patient care. Includes: clinic policies and requirements; use of the clinic computing system; basic patient management techniques and issues; a private practice model; diagnosis and treatment planning; professional liability and regulatory compliance; clinical examinations; and, standards of care.
SDCL 712. Clinic Orientation II. 2 Units.
Builds on SDCL 711 by continuing instruction related to the clinic computing system. Discusses diagnosis and treatment planning of patient cases, as well as sequencing of treatment procedures. Includes intraoral photography, financial planning for patients, disinfection techniques and universal precautions, quality assurance and improvement, long-term assessment of care outcomes. Introduces various departments and requirements within each department.
SDCL 744. Clinical Training in Advanced Restorative Dentistry. 8 Units.
Provides mission support and training for Seventh-day Adventist international dentists and other foreign dentists residing outside the United States who will return to their dental clinics/countries after program completion. Includes six months of study. Allows qualified dentists from other countries to study and treat patients at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Course generates no academic credit and cannot apply toward any other program in the School of Dentistry.
SDCL 808. Clinical Patient Care. 2 Units.
Continues SDCL 805, 806, 807.
SDCL 896. Clinical Directed Study. 1-4 Units.
A directed study (DS) course that can be used in any graduate program either for advanced clinical activity in selected areas, or to remediate clinical deficiencies without having to repeat an entire course. Program director or his/her designee determines the nature and scope of the clinical activity.
SDCL 899. Clinic—Continuing Registration for Extended Professional. 4-8 Units.
Continues registration that allows an extended professional to satisfy clinic requirements for degree completion.