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A MINDFULNESS APPROACH TO CLINICAL EXCELLENCE
Douglas G. Drewyer D.D.S., M.A.
Senior Electives

Course Description

Greetings!  Thanks for considering this elective as part of your final accomplishments at Maryland Dental School.  As you read the course description, keep in mind that this is a conversational class.  Through your participation we will uncover and unravel and consider the power behind what we do, how we do it, and who we might be in service with most effectively from here on out.  Those who have come before you in this time together continue to reflect on the impact, the resource and the empowerment they took away as the reward for their participation.  I look forward to providing the space to discover just what it means to you to be a dentist in the 21st century.  During out conversations we will explore practices for dealing with the daily rigors of professional life.  Students will be introduced to useful, relevant concepts for improving their understanding, communication, planning and partnership services.  Rooted in ancient wisdom traditions, philosophical distinctions will be offered to the student/practitioner for immediate incorporation into their daily lives.
  

Lecture Topics
1. I’m a senior and I still don’t….
(developing awareness of self and surroundings)

2. The practices of Dentistry are the practices of life
(understanding/responding)

3. Five easy pieces
(staff relations, training)

4.Entering private practice is like….
(conflict resolution and team development)
Are you a participating provider….
(business practices, ethics)
What a wonderful world….
(personal values and consolidation)

Method of Evaluation

90% Classroom attendance, participation and Small Group discussions
10% Written Papers (1 page paper/journal entry after each session)


Schedule

All sessions of this elective are from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in room 9105

Monday, October 21

Friday, November 1

Friday, November 8

Monday, November 11