PEDS 522 Pediatric Dentistry
This course starts the pediatric dentistry training and is composed of 4 sections: didactic, laboratory, pre-clinic, and case-based seminar. It introduces the dental student to the field of pediatric and adolescent dentistry. The course includes lectures on caries prevention, patient examination, data collection in clinic, rubber dam placement, and restorations. A laboratory component includes preparations in primary teeth for amalgam and composite restorations and for stainless steel crowns. Students apply sealants, fluoride varnish and rubber dams in a pre-clinic session. The course ends with a case based seminar.
PEDS 538 Pediatric Dentistry
This course is a continuation of PEDS 522. The student will gain further knowledge and experience in the practice of dentistry for children and adolescents. This course has both didactic and clinical components. The didactic portion consists of lectures on the epidemiological and social aspects of dentistry for children, caries prevention, and treatment of dental diseases, behavior management, anesthesia, dental emergencies and treatment planning. The didactic portion of the course ends with two required case-based seminars. The clinical portion of the course consists of at least 18-30 clinic hours in the pediatric dental clinic. Students provide clinical dental care to pediatric and adolescent patients, assist and observe the post-doctoral residents in both dental operatory and in oral/IV sedation and participate in group discussions and learning exercises.
PEDS 548 Pediatric Dentistry
This course is a continuation of PEDS 522 and 538. The student will gain further knowledge and experience in the practice of dentistry for children and adolescents through two core learning activities:
Evidence Based Review in Pediatric Dentistry: Each student will review the latest in the literature to provide the scientific evidence to answer a pediatric dentistry-relevant question.
- SOD clinc: The clinical portion of the course consists of approximately 12-15 clinic periods in the pediatric dental clinic. Students provide dental care to pediatric and adolescent patients, assist and observe the post-doctoral residents and participate in group discussions and learning exercises.
This clerkship is oriented to the dental student interested in pediatric dentistry or in family practice. It offers a monthly journal club with the latest in pediatric dentistry literature, advanced clinical experiences (challenging patients), regular seminars on relevant topics, participation in case-based seminars with the pediatric residents, extramural activities, assisting in preclinical teaching, and participation in Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (MdAPD) courses. Clerks participate in the administration and enrichment of the program.
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