Pediatric Dentistry (PED DENT)

PED DENT 406  Adv Pediatric Dentistry Seminar  (1 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in postdoctoral pediatric dentistry programs or consent of instructor.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This didactic course provides a foundation in evidence-based pediatric dentistry, with a focus on developing critical thinking skills and ability to apply knowledge to clinical care. Students learn advanced concepts in diagnosis, treatment planning and management including for patients requiring general anesthesia, conscious sedation and interdisciplinary care through faculty topic and case-based presentations and group discussions. Emphasis and expectations shift as students advance.

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  • School: Dentistry
  • Department: Orofacial Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

PED DENT 407  Literature Review  (1.5 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in postdoctoral pediatric dentistry programs or consent of instructor.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

Students will review the basic literature that is the foundation for the clinical practice of pediatric dentistry. The course will assist students in developing skills to evaluate literature and analyze research methods critically. Emphasis, topics and expectations shift as students advance.

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  • School: Dentistry
  • Department: Orofacial Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

PED DENT 409  Pediatric Dentistry Clinic  (4-6 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in postdoctoral pediatric dentistry programs or consent of instructor.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This clinical course provides comprehensive experience in treating pediatric patients including those with special health care needs. Students learn to diagnose patients' dental needs, execute necessary diagnostics, design treatment approaches, utilize behavior management techniques, provide treatment in multiple areas (including preventive and restorative dentistry) and complete a preventative regimen suitable for patients' caries assessment. Expectations shift each quarter as learner advances.

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  • School: Dentistry
  • Department: Orofacial Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

PED DENT 409.10  Hospital Dental Practice  (1 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in 2nd year or 3rd year of postgraduate pediatric dentistry program.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This clinical course provides in-depth clinical experience in the dental management of medically compromised and developmentally and physically disabled patients in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Students function as a leading provider in the OR, providing pre and post assessment and complete a required number of OR cases. The course also includes exposure to the latest approaches in pediatric medicine as it relates to treatment of the medically complex patient. .

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  • School: Dentistry
  • Department: Orofacial Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

PED DENT 409.20  Conscious Sedation Clinic  (0.5 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in 2nd year or 3rd year of pediatric dentistry graduate program.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This clinical clerkship provides a comprehensive experience in evaluating and providing dental care for the anxious and behaviorally challenged pediatric dental patient using oral conscious and inhalation sedation. Residents are expected to apply their knowledge of oral sedation guidelines, various agents used, end to end procedure, and management of sedation related emergencies while providing clinical care under direct faculty supervision. Expectations shift as resident advances.

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  • School: Dentistry
  • Department: Orofacial Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

PED DENT 411  Intro Advanced Pediatric Dentistry  (1.5 Units)  Fall, Summer  

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Enrollment in 1st-year postdoctoral pediatric dentistry program or consent of instructor.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This didactic course is designed to introduce students to advanced pediatric dentistry concepts and techniques. Lectures include a wide range of topics: treatment planning, behavior management, anesthesia/oral sedation, pulp therapies, dental materials, orthodontics and clinical procedures. Literature review sessions are included. The overall goal of the course is to prepare students for their advanced seminars and for rendering clinical treatment. Emphasis and topics vary as students advance.

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  • School: Dentistry
  • Department: Orofacial Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

PED DENT 415  Introduction to Hospital Dentistry  (1 Units)  Winter, Spring  

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Enrollment in pediatric dentistry postgraduate program.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This clinically focused course provides an introduction to the practice of dentistry in the hospital setting. Students will learn fundamentals involved in providing consultative services, evaluation and provision of comprehensive dental care in the hospital inpatient and outpatient setting. In addition to starting inpatient consultations, they learn to assist the team in the OR. This course is designed to prepare the students for a more advanced role in hospital dentistry in their second year.

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  • School: Dentistry
  • Department: Orofacial Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

PED DENT 416  Orthodontics for Pediatric Dentists  (1 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Instructor(s): Hengsheng Lin, Thuan Q Le

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Ped Dental Post-Graduate students at UCSF.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This course is designed to teach pediatric dental postgraduates to understand growth and development, learn to diagnose and formulate proper treatment plans of primary and mixed dentition malocclusion, and apply this knowledge to clinical care for children and adolescents. Emphasis and expectations shift as students advance.

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  • School: Dentistry
  • Department: Orofacial Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

PED DENT 429  General Anesthesia Rotation  (5 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Enrollment in second-year of postgraduate pediatric dentistry program or consent of instructor.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This rotation is intended to prepare residents to participate, as members of the anesthesia team, in the delivery of general anesthesia to the infant, child and adolescent. Students learn the effects of different pharmacologic agents, airway management techniques including induction and intubation, and perform pre-operative risk assessment and post-operative assessment and perform general anesthesia activities under faculty supervision.

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  • School: Dentistry
  • Department: Orofacial Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No

PED DENT 439  Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Preceptorship  (2 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Enrollment in 2nd year of postdoctoral pediatric dentistry program or consent of instructor

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

During this clerkship, the post-doctoral student gains practice in clinical teaching to third- and fourth-year dental students in the pre-doctoral pediatric dental clinic. The post-doctoral student works closely with the pre-doctoral clinical faculty in providing clinical supervision. The post-doctoral student is also expected to prepare some lectures, presentations, or seminars on selected topics to enhance his/her teaching skills.

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  • School: Dentistry
  • Department: Orofacial Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

PED DENT 440  Topics in Pediatric Dentistry for the DPH Postgraduate  (1.5 Units)  Summer  

Instructor(s): Jean M Calvo, Ray E Stewart

Prerequisite(s): Completion of the following modules on the UC Learning Center: Dentistry Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogens, Emergency Eyewash and Shower, The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (“CANRA”), active Basic Life Support certificate.

Restrictions: Restricted to Dental Postgraduate students pursuing the Dental Public Health Certificate.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This elective course is intended to provide dental public health students with skills and knowledge on the provision of dental care to infants, children, and adolescents in a public health setting. Students will learn aspects of anticipatory guidance for various age groups, concepts in behavior management of children, evidenced based prevention and interim therapeutic restorative techniques for use in low resourced settings, and how to perform a pediatric oral health assessment.

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  • School: Dentistry
  • Department: Orofacial Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No