This course focuses on the effect of systemic and oral diseases related to ADT care. Students learn to prioritize and modify treatment plans to meet patient needs. Students implement a comprehensive, patient-centered, problem-solving approach to clinical assessment and treatment planning. Students develop critical thinking and clinical judgment in consideration of socio-cultural, familial, environmental, and developmental influences across the lifespan. Topics include epidemiology, health-promotion, disease-prevention, and the management of common oral health problems. Case-based studies and initial exposure to clinical patient care are incorporated
- Incorporate state regulations governing the dental therapy and advanced dental therapy scope of practice into clinical practice.
- Understand the concepts of epidemiology to employ evidence-based research in designing care for under-represented and underserved populations
- Provide comprehensive ADT services including assessment, planning, and care provision for adult patients in simulated and clinical experiences at the novice ADT level under preceptor supervision.
- Incorporate appropriate legal documentation, including informed consent, into ADT role.