School of Dentistry—Clinical (SDCL)

Courses

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 in the main clinic. Discusses clinic policies and requirements; reviews use and expands understanding of the clinic computing system. Introduces basic patient-management techniques, as well as practice-management issues—including patient financial planning, asepsis technique, and universal precautions. Introduces a private practice model of teamwork between practitioners in patient care; discusses diagnosis and treatment planning, including appropriate sequencing of treatment procedures; discusses professional liability and regulatory compliance in dentistry; reviews patient clinical examinations and standards of care. Introduces various departments and clinical requirements within each department.

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.

A six-month program that is predominantly preclinical and clinical in nature. Provides mission support among Seventh-day Adventist international dentists, as well as training for other foreign dentists who reside outside the United States and will return to their own dental clinics/countries after completion of the program. Allows qualified dentists from other countries to study and treat patients at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Course credit not applicable to 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.