Department of Pediatrics Conjoint 516, Spring Quarter 2006
What Every Physician Should Know About Oral Health

Meeting Times and Location

We will meet during Spring quarter, Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:20 pm  T-473 (lecture) and T-483 (lab). Food and drinks will be provided in every class.

Course Instructors

Amanda Keerbs, MD, Department of Family Medicine
Box 356390, tel 3-9245;

Charlotte Lewis, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics
Box 354920; tel 6-1205;

Wendy Mouradian, MD, MS, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Room B-242G, Box 357136, tel 3-4885;

Rebecca L. Slayton, DDS, PhD, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Room B-242E, Box 357136, tel 3-4885;

Deepti Gupta, Medical Student Representative,

Josh Taft, Dental Student Representative,

If you have administrative questions, please contact Ara Ghandhari, 

Course Description and Grading

Overall Goals

The primary goal of this elective is to provide medical students with basic concepts of oral health and disease.  The information in this course will help them to promote oral health in their medical practices, and to apply new scientific information important to their patients' oral and overall health.  This interdisciplinary course will model and encourage medical-dental interactions for future healthcare collaboration. 

Clincal Applications

  • Learn how to perform and practice oral screening exams.
  • Learn about the caries process and how to prevent kids from missing 52 million school hours per year due to neglected oral disease.
  • Learn how to apply fluoride varnishes in your practice.
  • Learn how to manage dental trauma and emergencies.
  • Learn how to recognize gum disease and understand its relationship to systemic health.
  • Learn how to counsel pregnant women on the importance of oral health.

Structure of the Course

The weekly seminars will include didactic information on a full range of oral health topics (see class schedule).  In addition, there will be a number of practical and clinical demonstrations to illustrate key points. 

Grading & Course Evaluation

Assigned grades will be pass or fail.  Course requirements include attendance of at least 7/9 classes and completion of the pre-test (ungraded) in class and post-test (also ungraded_ and course evaluation on the last day. 

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