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MOHS Program for Non-U.S.-Trained Dentists Curriculum

5500 Introduction to Professionalism, Community and Patient Management

This course will provide foundational knowledge on the doctor patient relationship, medical history skills and the basics of dental orofacial physical exam and developing the doctor patient relationship. All throughout, students will receive instruction in the principles of professionalism and ethical decision making with emphasis on case-based discussions.

5510 Multidisciplinary Seminars I

The seminar-based course will ensure that students develop understanding of biomedical, behavioral and dental sciences and apply information in a problem-solving context for the comprehensive treatment planning and management of their patients. Principles of practice management will be weaved throughout all the clinical cases.

5570 Multidisciplinary Seminars II

Continuation of the fall semester seminars which will develop knowledge in biomedical, behavioral and dental sciences and practice management for comprehensive treatment planning and patient management.

5520 Clinical Seminars I

The seminar is an open forum discussion in which students make patient case presentations including the diagnosis, treatment plan, and therapy.

5530 Advanced Library, Biostatistics and Nutrition

The course will provide information about the fundamentals of literature search, and appraisal and introduction to basic statistical methods and discuss the significance of nutrition for oral health.

5540 Dental Auxiliary Utilization IA

DAU (Dental Auxiliary Utilization) is an interdisciplinary clinical course designed for students who have earned dental degrees in countries outside of the United States and who are enhancing academic and clinical skills in order to become familiar with US dentistry in clinical practice through participation and observation as a trained dental assistant in a multi-specialty practice setting at the University of Pennsylvania Family Dental Practice and selected post-graduate specialty clinics.

5590 Dental Auxiliary Utilization IB

DAU (Dental Auxiliary Utilization) is an interdisciplinary clinical course designed for students who have earned dental degrees in countries outside of the United States and who are enhancing academic and clinical skills in order to become familiar with US dentistry in clinical practice through participation and observation as a trained dental assistant in a multi-specialty practice setting at the University of Pennsylvania Family Dental Practice and selected post-graduate specialty clinics.

5600 Behavioral Sciences I

Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills in oral health promotion and disease prevention activities with individuals, communities and populations. Course topics include discussion of the philosophy, modalities, rationale and evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention activities related to caries, periodontal diseases and oral cancer.

5550 Pharmacology

The student will gain understanding of the effect of drugs on human body.

5560 Clinical Rotations I

Rotations through specialty clinics in Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Periodontal Prosthesis, Prosthodontics, other PDM extramural community sites and the PDM Office of Fiscal Operations.

5800 Clinical Rotations II

Rotations through specialty clinics in Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Periodontal Prosthesis, Prosthodontics, other PDM extramural community sites and the PDM Office of Fiscal Operations.

5950 Capstone Course

Guidance to design and complete an oral health related project and present it in the form of a thesis.

5960 CAPSTONE

Guided research or service project that addresses at least three competencies including literature review & synthesis, patient-based surveys & analysis, quantitative/qualitative analysis and others.

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