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SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
ORAL HEALTH SCIENCES
DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES

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DPHS 201 Planning a Career in Dentistry for the Future (2) Weinstein
Future-oriented overview of important concepts in dental science, contemporary modes of patient treatment, and dental-care delivery systems. Provides firsthand exposure to practice of dentistry and prerequisite materials in oral anatomy, epidemiology, and other basic sciences subjects. Open to all second-, third, and fourth-year undergraduate students. Offered: Sp.

DPHS 449 P-Directed Studies in Dental Public Health Sciences (*)
Students and faculty with common academic interests pursue them together within the curriculum by means of independent study and a tutorial student-faculty relationship. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

DPHS 510 Social and Historical Perspectives in Dentistry (2) Chi
Examines dental care problems involving biological, behavioral, and community elements using a problem-based learning approach. Students develop hypotheses regarding nature and complexity of problem, set objectives, seek resources and information, and contribute to development of outcomes. Offered: A.

DPHS 531 P-Ethics in Dentistry (2) Coolidge
Seminar improving ethical reasoning skills and conveying ethical and legal standards of the profession. Offered: S.

DPHS 535 P-Scientific Literature in Clinical Decision Making (1) Hujoel
Introduction to critical reading of individual articles in professional journals and integrating the findings of several articles. Use of the literature to assist the practicing dentist in making clinical decisions. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Philippe P Hujoel

DPHS 550 P-Directed Studies in Dental Public Health Sciences (*, max. 17)
Students and faculty members who have common academic interests can pursue them together within the curriculum by means of independent study and a tutorial student-faculty relationship. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

DPHS 568 Biostatistics in Dentistry (3) Spiekerman
Introduction to concepts and methods of descriptive and inferential statistics with applications in dentistry emphasized. Topics include comparison of means and proportions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, non-parametric methods, linear regression, and correlation. Prerequisite: enrollment in School of Dentistry or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with BIOST 510.

DPHS 569 Clinical Epidemiology and Study Design in Dentistry (2) Hujoel
An introduction to epidemiological methods as they relate to dental research. Topics covered include the estimation of dental disease occurrence at patient level and site level and the design and analysis of clinical trials with special emphasis on designs unique to dentistry, such as split-mouth designs. Offered: S.

DPHS 640 P-Professional Issues: Clinical Management of the Fearful and Phobic (1) Heaton
Introduction to assessment process and treatment strategies for successful management of anxious, fearful, or phobic patient, combined with clinical observation of diagnostic and treatment appointments of active patients. Offered: AWSpS.

DPHS 650 P-COMMUNITY DENTISTRY CLINICAL ELECTVES (*, max. 12)
Credit/no-credit only.

DPHS 660 Dental Fear Clinic (2) Weinstein
Clinical instruction in the care of the severely anxious or phobic adult or child. Strategies from behavioral and cognitive psychology. Prerequisite: graduate standing in dentistry or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.