DENH 650

Community-Based Primary Oral Healthcare II

5 Graduate credits
Effective August 18, 2018 – May 6, 2020

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This lecture and laboratory based course builds upon the concepts and skills learned in Community-Based Primary Oral Healthcare I. The laboratory emphasis of the course is restorative dentistry for the pediatric and adolescent patient in a simulated setting. Course concepts and strategies include behavior and trauma management; management of the developing occlusion; treatment planning within the context of oral health practitioner collaborative management agreements; preventive strategies; extractions of primary teeth and restorative care for the pediatric and adolescent patient in the dental therapy/advanced dental therapy (DT/ADT) scope of practice. Collaborative management agreements and indications for professional referral/consultation to provide comprehensive patient care are also a focus.


Special information

Lab fees apply.

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and fine motor skills by appropriate evidence-based selection and application of direct restorative materials used in the primary dentition by oral health practitioners while in the laboratory setting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of milestones in child behavior and development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of primary tooth preparation and restoration related to DT/ADT scope of practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and manage a comprehensive treatment plan for the pediatric and adolescent patient according to their individual needs within the context of a collaborative management agreement.
  • Describe and evaluate basic assessment data for the pediatric and adolescent patient within the dental therapist/advanced dental therapist (DT/ADT) scope of practice.
  • Explore appropriate preventive procedures for pediatric and adolescent patients according to their individual needs.
  • Integrate appropriate considerations and behavior management techniques for managing pediatric and adolescent patients within the DT/ADT scope of practice.
  • Integrate the principles and techniques of space maintenance in the simulation setting in regard to arch integrity into oral health practitioner scope of practice and develop the critical thinking and judgment for appropriate referrals.