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Clinical Oral Health Care (COH)

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

COH 216. Patient Management and Productivity I. 3-4 Units.

Development of competency in patient management skills to maximize patient satisfaction. Students learn to use proper verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills; to respond appropriately to patient and non-patient concerns; to be organized and prepared for tasks and contingencies related to patient care; to complete tasks and treatment in a timely manner; to provide patients with relevant information about prevention of dental disease and treatment options; and to obtain proper informed consent for procedures. (Quarters 5-8.).

COH 218. Clinical Management and Judgment I. 3-4 Units.

Students will learn comprehensive diagnostic care for assigned patients in the disciplines of endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, operative dentistry, oral diagnosis and treatment planning, periodontics, removable prosthodontics and orthodontics. For each assigned patient, the student will examine and evaluate the patient, identify and list dental problems, complete an appropriate treatment plan and schedule, provide all dentistry required in the disciplines, and recognize need for and refer the patient to specialty areas when such treatment is required. (Quarters 5-8.).

COH 316. Patient Management and Productivity II. 4 Units.

Development of competency in patient management skills to maximize patient satisfaction. Students learn to use proper verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills; to respond appropriately to patient and non-patient concerns; to be organized and prepared for tasks and contingencies related to patient care; to complete tasks and treatment in a timely manner; to provide patients with relevant information about prevention of dental disease and treatment options; and to obtain proper informed consent for procedures. (Quarters 9-10.).

COH 317. Patient Management and Productivity III. 4 Units.

Development of competency in patient management skills to maximize patient satisfaction. Students learn to use proper verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills; to respond appropriately to patient and non-patient concerns; to be organized and prepared for tasks and contingencies related to patient care; to complete tasks and treatment in a timely manner; to provide patients with relevant information about prevention of dental disease and treatment options; and to obtain proper informed consent for procedures. (Quarters 11-12.).

COH 318. Clinical Management and Judgment II. 4 Units.

Students will learn comprehensive diagnostic care for assigned patients in the disciplines of endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, operative dentistry, oral diagnosis and treatment planning, periodontics, removable prosthodontics and orthodontics. For each assigned patient, the student will examine and evaluate the patient, identify and list dental problems, complete an appropriate treatment plan and schedule, provide all dentistry required in the disciplines, and recognize need for and refer the patient to specialty areas when such treatment is required. (Quarters 9-10).

COH 319. Clinical Management and Judgment III. 4 Units.

Students will learn comprehensive diagnostic care for assigned patients in the disciplines of endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, operative dentistry, oral diagnosis and treatment planning, periodontics, removable prosthodontics and orthodontics. For each assigned patient, the student will examine and evaluate the patient, identify and list dental problems, complete an appropriate treatment plan and schedule, provide all dentistry required in the disciplines, and recognize need for and refer the patient to specialty areas when such treatment is required. (Approximately 700 hours in clinical disciplines listed. Quarters 11-12.).

COH 368. Emergency Clinic. 3 Units.

The diagnosis and treatment of patients who require immediate attention. (70 hours clinical rotation. Quarters 9-12.).