Periodontics, endodontics and limited orthodontics.
General Practice Experience
Act as a primary care provider for individuals and groups of patients. This includes: providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral health care; providing patient focused care that is coordinated by the general practitioner; directing health promotion and disease prevention activities; and using advanced dental treatment modalities.
Plan and provide multidisciplinary oral health care for a wide variety of patients including patients with special needs.
Manage the delivery of oral health care by applying concepts of patient and practice management and quality improvement that are responsive to a dynamic health care environment.
Function effectively within the hospital and other health care environments.
Function effectively within interdisciplinary health care teams.
Apply scientific principles to learning and oral health care. This includes using critical thinking, evidence or outcomes-based clinical decision-making, and technology-based information retrieval systems.
Utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity in professional practice.
Understand the oral health needs of communities and engage in community service.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Anticipate and prevent medical emergencies that may occur during treatment.
Diagnose patients with complex needs.
Integrate multiple dental disciplines.
Learn techniques to enhance patient's facial aesthetics including implant restorations.
Perform procedures on pediatric patients.
Develop treatment plans for patients with special needs.
Consult with professional colleagues for treatment of dental patients.
Provide dental care as part of a professional health care team.
Trauma and Emergencies
Perform dental examinations and assess traumatic injuries.
Provide care and management of patients with infections and complex oral-facial emergencies.
Learn dental business and practice skills including scheduling, insurance, record keeping, and financial arrangements.