NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

College of Dental Medicine 509 comprehensive patient care. Following the medical model of caries management and principles of minimally invasive dentistry, the student will provide clinical services and dental restorations for patients using caries risk assessment, diagnosis, prevention, oral hygiene instruction, fluoride, sealants, laser diagnosis, remineralization techniques, tooth whitening procedures amalgam, resin composites, and glass ionomers. In addition to developing the student’s skills in performing evidence-based restorative procedures, the overlying objectives of this course are restoration to health of the dental patient and the prevention of future dental caries for the patient. CDM 4555—Dental Auxiliary Utilization The Dental Auxiliary Utilization (DAU) rotation course is designed to train dental students in the application of the concepts of four-handed dentistry, dental team, and ergonomics learned starting from the D1 year in the effective delivery of dental services in a comfortable and minimumstress environment. Application of these concepts can later be applied to private practice. The student should become familiar with what is expected and required of the assistant, as well as the requirements for the operator and the assistant to work efficiently and effectively in completing all procedures. CDM 4612—Community Dentistry Experience The community dentistry rotation course is designed to complement the didactic course CDM 3140 presented in the winter semester of the D3 year. In this course, students provide much needed care to underserved patients in local, national, and international locations under the guidance of one or more preceptor dentists. While serving at college-approved, off-site events/clinics, students have the opportunity to work in reallife dental settings and learn about public health issues and interprofessional education/collaboration models. This learning expands the dental professional’s scope of practice to include disease assessment and prevention; chronic disease screening; disease management within an integrated healthcare system; and managing, communicating, and collaborating with other health professionals. CDM 4700—Extramural Rotation This course is intended to provide D4-year students with the opportunity to receive instruction in providing patient-centered primary oral health care for underserved populations, including medically compromised patients and those with limited access to oral health services. This presents an opportunity for the students at NSU-CDM to broaden their exposure to providing culturally competent oral health care in an extramural clinic environment. Students will also better understand the public health context in an interprofessional environment for the care they will be providing. Students will complete a reflective observation activity at the end of their rotation, which may consist of reflective journaling, focus groups (face to face or electronic), a presentation, or case writing. This activity is intended to serve as a bridge between experiential and didactic learning and to demonstrate critical thinking skills, allowing students to prepare for, and learn, from service experiences. In addition, students will participate in lunch time interprofessional educational conferences. Select Cypress Creek students may have the opportunity to participate in an interprofessional dental/pharmacy practice experience. Predoctoral Honors Peer Tutoring Students with exceptional academic records may be eligible to offer peer tutoring assistance to predoctoral students in need of academic assistance. Peer tutors will receive transcript credit. Dental Medicine-Related Educational Programs The College of Dental Medicine also offers the following programs: D.M.D/Master’s Degree in Health Law Students seeking specialized knowledge in law as related to health care may apply for admission to the D.M.D./Master’s Degree in Health Law Program. The master’s degree in health law is an online program offered by NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, requiring significant self-directed study and learning. D.M.D./Master’s Degree in Public Health An academic track providing specialized knowledge in public health, leading to the M.P.H. degree, is available to the doctor of dental medicine student, and may enhance career prospects in government and private health care enterprises. This program may require 6–12 months of additional study beyond the four years needed for the D.M.D. program. Application may be made on successful completion of the first dental-school year. D.M.D./Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Health Care Education In the third dental year, applicants considering part-time or full-time teaching and administration in dental education and whose clinical competencies are current may apply for enrollment in either the master’s degree or doctoral degree in health care education programs. Candidates for the master’s degree in health care education will spend the year after dental school graduation in full-time study in education, while doctoral candidates will invest two to three years of study in education after receipt of the D.M.D. degree. D.M.D./Master of Business Administration The College of Dental Medicine (CDM) and the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship (HCBE) have partnered to create a dual-degree track. This track leads to the awarding of D.M.D. and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees. The M.B.A. complements the D.M.D. program