Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: c | Slide: 21
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Physician assistants, Pharmacists, Therapists, Technicians, Paramedics, Dental Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Care Coordinators Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Dentist Education Doctor dental surgery (DDS) or doctor of dental medicine (DMD) 4 years of college 4 years of dental school Training Preclinical Clinical 21
Slide notes:The doctor of dental surgery and doctor of dental medicine degrees are the same; the designation merely reflects the terminology that the dental school uses. Most dental schools require a bachelors degree to be eligible to attend. Dental school is usually a four-year program that consists of two years of preclinical courses and two years of clinical courses. Preclinical training consists of science and preclinical dental courses in biology, chemistry, microbiology, anatomy (emphasizing head and neck), physiology, pharmacology, and operative and laboratory procedures. Clinical courses include dental radiology, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics [pros- thuh - don - tiks ] (which is prosthetic [pros- thet - ik ] dentistry), orthodontics [ awr - thuh - don - tiks ] (which is treatment of improper bites), periodontics [per- ee -uh- don - tiks ] (which is treatment of gum disease), oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, and oral pathology. 21