COMP (COMP)

COMP 200. Directed Clinical Experience. .5 - 6 Units.

Directed clinical experience under faculty supervision and with special permission of the Associate Dean for Education.

COMP 300. Directed Clinical Studies. .5 - 8 Units.

Independent study during the period prior to daily clinic sessions, with emphasis on clinical didactic material and review of clinical procedures to support student's clinical learning and progress. Meeting with clinical preceptors to review progress, to be initiated by the student as needed.

COMP 310. Summer Clinic. .5 - 6 Units.

Attendance is mandatory in the summer dental clinic of the third year. Students become acquainted with all aspects of clinical practice and begin providing clinical care for patients.

COMP 322. Surgical Periodontics. 1 Unit.

Companion clinical component to REHE 351. Clinical treatment in conjunction with residents and faculty.

COMP 328. Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. 1 Unit.

Treatment planning based on the correlation of fundamentals taught in diagnosis, preventive dentistry and restorative dentistry. Clinical experience in the application of didactic training consists of four components; assignments in the admitting and radiology service where students carry out examinations of the newly admitted patients and evaluate their problems and needs; radiology seminars where the technique and interpretation of the radiographs taken by the students are discussed; assignments to the emergency service; and clinical conferences with a staff member.

COMP 348. Endodontics. 1 Unit.

Companion clinical component to DSRE 391. Clinical application of endodontic techniques.

COMP 358. Clinical Oral Surgery I. 1 Unit.

This clinical course introduces the student to patient management in clinical oral surgery, which includes infection control, patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, informed consent, local anesthetic procedures, and routine oral surgery procedures employed in a general dental practice.

COMP 378. Pediatric Dentistry Clinic. 1.5 Unit.

Companion clinical component of REMA 341.

COMP 384. General Dentistry Clinical Qualifying. 1 Unit.

This course consists of the successful completion of the recall clinical qualifying exam and two diagnosis and treatment planning clinical qualifying exams. It is also necessary for the student to successfully fulfill the recall needs of their assigned clinic patients in order to pass this course.

COMP 386. Quality Assurance. 1 Unit.

This course requires student dentists to evaluate their dental records against widely accepted written standards for dental record keeping. This is known as a comprehensive record audit. Records are broken down to their component parts, including but not limited to medical history, progress notes, treatment plans, and chartings. Emphasis is placed on making sure the required components are present, and adequate information is filled in for each component. Because records are partially electronic and partially written, it is essential that all entries that appear in both records are identical.

COMP 387. General Practice Dentistry A. 1.5 Unit.

Comprehensive dental care. Each student is assigned for clinical training to a preceptor group led by a practicing general dentist. The preceptor guides the students in diagnosis, treatment planning, and actual patient treatment with consultation in various specialties as required. Experience in the provision of emergency dental care. The preceptor directs the total dental health care of the patients of each of his students. Biweekly seminars are provided for each preceptor group. Special topics, student cases, techniques, and journal articles are discussed. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in DENC 389.

COMP 389. General Practice Dentistry B. 1.5 Unit.

Comprehensive dental care. Each student is assigned for clinical training to a preceptor group led by a practicing general dentist. The preceptor guides the students in diagnosis, treatment planning, and actual patient treatment with consultation in various specialties as required. Experiences in the provision of emergency dental care. The preceptor directs the total dental health care of the patients of each of his students. Biweekly seminars are provided for each preceptor group. Special topics, student cases, techniques, and journal articles are discussed. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in DENC 387.

COMP 390. General Practice Dentistry A. 1.5 Unit.

Clinical application of the principles of general practice dentistry. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in DENC 394.

COMP 394. General Practice Dentistry B. 1.5 Unit.

Clinical applications of the principles of general practice dentistry. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in DENC 390.

COMP 417. Community Oral Health Capstone Experience. 1.5 Unit.

The goals of this particular course are to provide experience delivering dental care to a population of patients in a community health center while working with and communicating with a dental health care team and to gain experience in cultural sensitivity.

COMP 422. Periodontics. .5 Unit.

Clinical application of surgical and nonsurgical techniques used in the treatment of moderate periodontal disease. Students exposed to more advanced cases through clinical demonstrations by instructors. Students encouraged to gain additional experience and become more confident in the management of periodontal patients.

COMP 428. Oral Diagnosis and Radiology. .5 Unit.

Clinical experience in the admitting and radiology service.

COMP 448. Endodontics. 1 Unit.

Clinical application of the principles of endodontics therapy. Diagnosis and treatment planning. Management of endodontic emergencies and prognosis of endodontic treatment.

COMP 458. Clinical Oral Surgery II. 1 Unit.

Clinical application of the principles of oral surgery.

COMP 464. Operative Dentistry. 2.5 Units.

Clinical application of the principles of operative dentistry.

COMP 468. Removable Prosthodontics. 1.5 Unit.

Clinical application of the principles of prosthodontic dentistry.

COMP 474. Fixed Prosthodontics. 2.5 Units.

Treatment of patients requiring simple and advanced fixed prostheses as an integrated part of total patient care.

COMP 478. Pediatric Dentistry. 1.5 Unit.

Emphasizes comprehensive oral health care of the well child to provide experience in examining, diagnosing, treatment planning, and completing treatment of a selected number of children. Preventive aspects of pediatric dentistry emphasized. Additional voluntary experiences in clinical practice of pediatric dentistry available.

COMP 480. Clinical Geriatric Dentistry. .5 Unit.

The course exposes students to providing comprehensive care to a broad range of older adults in a variety of settings. Senior students will attend interdisciplinary team meetings to present dental findings, recommendations and to gain exposure to the impact of physiological aging, systemic conditions, functional disabilities, and pharmacological interactions on delivering comprehensive care to this vulnerable population.

COMP 482. Clinical Orthodontics. 1 Unit.

Clinical application of the principles of orthodontics.

COMP 487. General Practice Dentistry A. 2.5 Units.

Comprehensive dental care. Each student is assigned for clinical training to a preceptor group led by a practicing general dentist. The preceptor guides the students in diagnosis, treatment planning, and actual patient treatment with consultation in various specialties as required. Experiences in the provision of emergency dental care. The preceptor directs the total dental health care of the patients of each of his students. Biweekly seminars are provided for each preceptor group. Special topics, students cases, techniques, and journal articles are discussed. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in COMP 489.

COMP 489. General Practice Dentistry B. 2.5 Units.

Comprehensive dental care. Each student is assigned for clinical training to a preceptor group led by a practicing general dentist. The preceptor guides the students in diagnosis, treatment planning, and actual patient treatment with consultation in various specialties as required. Experiences in the provision of emergency dental care. The preceptor directs the total dental health care of the patients of each of his students. Biweekly seminars are provided for each preceptor group. Special topics, students cases, techniques, and journal articles are discussed. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in COMP 487.

COMP 490. General Practice Dentistry A. 2.5 Units.

Clinical application of the principles of general practice dentistry. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in COMP 494.

COMP 492. General Dentistry Clinical Competency. .5 Unit.

This course consists of the successful completion of the recall, emergency, diagnosis and treatment planning, and patient outcomes clinical competencies. It is also necessary for the student to successfully fulfill the recall needs of their assigned clinic patients in order to pass this course. Recommended preparation: Completion of Basic Core Program.

COMP 494. General Practice Dentistry B. 2.5 Units.

Clinical application of the principles of general practice dentistry. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in COMP 490.

COMP 495. Directed Clinical Studies. .5 - 8 Units.

This course is intended to provide students with the opportunity to advance their dental clinical patient skills in the comprehensive care clinics of the School while also providing advanced opportunity for students who are so inclined to focus in individual areas of clinical skills development.

COMP 498. Quality Assurance. 1 Unit.

This course reinforces quality assurance skills and knowledge provided in the prerequisite course including, but not limited to: providing students with the working knowledge of dental record keeping, as it relates to diagnosis and treatment of pathology; recognition and management of medical illness and disabilities; treatment planning; documentation of pre-existing conditions, current and past treatment; established laboratory protocols; evaluation of reasons for remakes and re-dos; post-treatment evaluation of care. Recommended preparation: COMP 394.