Detailed course offerings (Time Schedule) are available for
To see the detailed Instructor Class Description, click on the underlined instructor name following the course description.
ORALM 404 Considerations in Care of the Patient with a Disability (*, max. 6)
Role of auxiliaries in dental treatment of the special patient, including psychosocial issues, communication techniques, wheelchair transfers; dental prevention, medical and dental management of specific disabilities; drug therapy, sedation, and anesthesia. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 460 Clinical Management of Patients with Disabilities (*, max. 10)
Participation in chair/bedside dental treatment of a broad range of disabled populations, including homebound and institutionalized patients. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 465 Dental Care of the Disabled Literature Review (1)
Review of the current scientific literature pertaining to disability issues, research, clinical management, resources, and legislation relating to oral health of persons with disabilities. Credit/no credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 513 Communication Skills I - Techniques (1)
Different aspects of verbal and non-verbal communication, recognizing obstacles to effective communication, and developing strategies to overcome communication obstacles. Clinical interviewing exercises.
ORALM 514 Communication Skills II - Cultural Competency (1)
Continuation of basic communication skills. Credit/no credit only. Offered: A.
ORALM 515 Communication Skills III - Interviewing and History-taking (1)
Provides early clinical experience, and develops skills necessary to learn from patients what the practitioner needs to know about their social, medical, and dental histories to effective understand the "whole patient" so as to diagnose, plan, and provide appropriate treatment. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
ORALM 516 Physical Exam I (1)
Addresses techniques of initial patient assessment including general survey of the patient and vital signs assessment. Includes development of skills through participation in clinical sessions. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
ORALM 517 Physical Examination II (2)
Lectures, clinical rotations, and seminars addressing techniques of patient assessment including history-taking, physical examination, and interpretation of findings. Includes development of skills through participation in clinical sessions.
ORALM 520 P-Introduction to Oral Radiology (2)
Physical, biological, technical, and diagnostic aspects of dental x-ray procedures. Offered: AWSp.
ORALM 525 Physical Examination III (1)
Intensive review and application of techniques of patient assessment including history-taking, physical examination, and interpretation of findings. Includes development of skills through participation in clinical sessions.
ORALM 526 General Medicine (2)
Addresses medical, physical, and psychological conditions that impact the practice of dentistry. Provides information regarding collection of appropriate medical and physical data and integration of information into plans and practices relevant to the routine management of patients in dental practices. Instruction occurs via lectures, videos, assigned readings, and case scenarios.
ORALM 527 Introduction to Treatment Planning (1)
Problem-oriented record system with basic concepts of treatment planning. Students prepare treatment plans in advance of seminar. Offered: Sp.
ORALM 528 Dental Education and Care of the Disabled (1)
Addresses the special needs and dental management of patients with developmental disabilities such as Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and other conditions such as head trauma. Utilizes instructional videos.
ORALM 529 Stomatology (4)
Focuses on ability to recognize, diagnose, and treat non-dental oral diseases and conditions that are commonly encountered in clinical practice. Rotations through the oral medicine undergraduate clinic where students take history and examine patients presenting for comprehensive care or urgent care. Interpretation and management of non-dental oral pathology and medical/psychological issues. Offered: S.
ORALM 531 P-Acute and Chronic Orofacial Pain (1)
Essential clinical and technical information and skills for diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain, including differential diagnosis, and behavioral factors. Offered: A.
ORALM 532 P-Acute and Chronic Orofacial Pain (1)
Essential clinical and technical information and skills for diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain, including differential diagnosis, and behavioral factors. Offered: W.
ORALM 533 P-Acute and Chronic Orofacial Pain (2)
Essential clinical and technical information and skills for diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain, including differential diagnosis, and behavioral factors. Offered: Sp.
ORALM 540 P-Oral Medicine Senior Seminar (2-, max. 4)
Clinical conference devoted to case presentations of patients with dental treatment needs and complicating medical problems. Offered: AW.
ORALM 545 P-Clinical Conference in Oral Medicine (1-, max. 2)
Clinical pathologic conference utilizing interdisciplinary approach to patient care and emphasizing basic science application. Offered: AW.
ORALM 550 P-Directed Studies in Oral Diagnosis (*, max. 12)
See DPHS 449 for course description. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 560 Advanced Diagnostic Techniques (2)
Advanced diagnostic procedures used to identify oral and perioral diseases. Included are in-depth discussions of history analysis, methods for psychologic evaluation, soft and hard tissue diagnostic procedures, neurologic, salivary gland, and other tissue analyses requiring special procedures. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 564 Dental Care of the Disabled I (*, max. 10)
Advanced topics in rehabilitation dentistry including psychosocial issues; characteristics and needs of patients with specific disabilities; patient management and use of portable equipment; drug therapy, sedation and anesthesia; dental prevention, and emergency procedures. Seminars and self-directed study. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 565 Oral Medicine Clinical Conference (*, max. 16)
Clinical conference in which diagnostic data concerning patients seen in the oral medicine clinic are presented for evaluation. When possible, the patient is present with laboratory findings, radiographs, and the results of special tests. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 567 Adult Psychopathology (2)
Overview of adult psychopathology and illness behavior as it relates to psychosomatic concepts and chronic pain. review of assessment and behavioral management strategies for the dental practitioner. Open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents in dentistry, medicine, psychology. Offered: Sp.
ORALM 570 Oral Medicine and Therapy (2-, max. 6)
Lecture directed toward the presentation and discussion of oral diseases and oral manifestations of systemic disease. Primarily the clinical manifestations' relationship to generalized disease processes and patient management with in-depth discussions of therapy. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 576 Oral Medicine Literature Review (1)
Seminar analyzes the recent literature concerning the area of oral medicine, diagnosis, and therapy for oral disease. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 578 Dental Care of the Disabled Literature Review (1, max. 3)
Review of the current scientific literature pertaining to disability issues, including research, clinical management, resources, and legislation pertaining to oral health of persons with disabilities. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 580 Current Concepts in Oral Radiology (2)
Lecture/seminar covering current concepts in oral radiology including technical factors, radiation risks, observer characteristics and variation, radiographic localization, interpretation, and overview of current extraoral techniques. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 581 Advanced Seminars in Oral Radiology (2, max. 8)
Explores aspects of oral and maxillofacial radiology and related fields. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 584 Dental Care of the Disabled III (*, max. 10)
Field practice in community outreach to facilities and agencies serving disabled populations. Includes observation, dental screenings, patient education and in-service training of direct care staff. Prerequisite: ORALM 404 or ORALM 664. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 601 Oral Medicine Research Seminar (1, max. 10)
Presentation and discussion of current research problems by graduate students, faculty, and investigators from other departments in the university. Credit/no- credit only. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 630 P-Clinical Diagnosis and Oral Medicine ([1/2]-, max. 5)
Develops skills in assessment of patients requiring comprehensive dental care. Includes interviewing and physical examination, radiographic interpretation, problem list formation, and chart documentation. Students participate in diagnosis and treatment of patients requiring emergency and specialized dental care. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 640 Advanced Clinical Diagnosis and Oral Medicine ([1/2]-, max. 3)
Advanced instruction in diagnosis and management of patients requiring emergency and specialized care. Includes participation in clinical rotations to oral medicine specialty clinics. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 650 P-Oral Medicine Clinical Elective (1-6, max. 6)
Opportunities for students to work in various clinical activities at local hospitals or other sites outside the school. Credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 651 Oral and Systemic Health Issues in the Homeless in Seattle (1-, max. 3)
Addresses oral and systemic health issues in the homeless in Seattle. Service based learning and includes presentations, readings, reflections, health education, and dental care delivery with the goal of preparing dental students to work in an interprofessional environment with other healthcare providers. Offered: AWSp.
ORALM 660 Rotations in Medical Disciplines (1-4, max. 24)
Clinic, oriented to the hospital practice of oral medicine, deals with examination and nonsurgical therapy of hospital patients. The conditions treated include primary oral diseases, oral manifestations of systemic diseases, and oral defects resulting from medical treatment of serious systemic disease. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 663 Introduction to Educational Methods in Dentistry (2)
Principles of teaching and learning, their applications in dental education. Basic principles include learning theory and cognitive processing, identifying prerequisite knowledge of learners, determining objectives of outcomes of learning, selecting appropriate methods and materials, using evaluation procedures. Increases understanding of instruction process to provide a sound foundation for teaching. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 664 Dental Care of the Disabled II (*, max. 10)
Practicum in chair/bedside delivery of dental care to different disabled populations. Includes rotations to institutions, long-term care facilities, and homebound service, using mobile equipment. Prerequisite: ORALM 564 and permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 665 Clinical Oral Medicine (*, max. 33)
Clinic involving the diagnostic evaluation of patients with difficult and unusual oral diseases. The student diagnoses and treats the patient. Types of therapy include medications and chemical agents, functional physical therapy, and counseling. Offered: AWSpS.
ORALM 670 Clinical Oral Medicine Teaching (1-4, max. 16)
Clinic designed to give the student experience and instruction in the teaching of clinical oral diagnosis. Treatment of emergency dental problems as well as routine and special diagnostic procedures is emphasized. Offered: AWSpS.