2022-2023 Academic Catalog

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DDS Electives (DSEL)

DSEL 9100 -  Elective - Advanced Readings in Pediatric Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Elective seminar offered to interested DS3 students. Each week a different topic in pediatric dentistry will be covered. Students will be expected to read and discuss relevant, current, peer reviewed journal articles and to complete one final assignment.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

DSEL 9102 -  Trifinio Guatemala Dental Elective  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course is offered to eligible students who wish to travel for one week to Trifinio, Guatemala to provide comprehensive dental care at the CU Center for Global Health's Trifinio Health Clinic. Department consent required.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

DSEL 9104 -  Introduction to Global Health  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course consists of 6 seminars covering various global health topics including: global oral health, building a sustainable global oral health program, safe drinking water and GI illnesses, child nutrition, global health policy making and system challenges, and cultural awareness. Department consent required.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

DSEL 9105 -  Perio After Dark Elective  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course is designed to make the student more familiar with the normal periodontium, to supplement current surgical periodontics knowledge, and to reiterate important concepts regarding the epidemiology, etiology, and pathogenesis of periodontal disease. Requirement: Department consent required.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DSEL 9109 -  Culinary Dental Medicine Elective  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Students will work alongside culinary students in the kitchen for hands-on culinary and nutrition training. In addition to preparing recipes and discussing the health benefits, cost, etc. of the recipes, students will also complete modules, readings and discussions about a variety of nutrition topics and nutrition-related diseases. Department consent required

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

DSEL 9110 -  Refugee and Immigrant Health  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course addresses the very timely issue of refugees and immigrants. Students will learn the integration and screening process of refugees, the common physical (including oral) and mental health issues that are prevalent in the refugee community, the role of various playes as well as opportunities to get involved.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

DSEL 9111 -  Graduate Periodontics Dental Student Assisting Elective  (0.1-10 Credits)  

Provides dental students exposure to the periodontal specialty of dentistry. Provides dental students exposure to medically complex patients and how these patients are treated. It allows observation in complex treatment planning, surgical & non-surgical periodontal procedures, simple & complex extractions, & intravenous moderate sedation.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

DSEL 9112 -  Blending the Art of Observation and Listening  (0.5-10 Credits)  

Observation, active listening, accurate description and interpretation are essential clinical skills. To develop these skills, visual and performance art provide a creative, safe and culturally diverse environment for refining these abilities. Participation in experiential and expert guided activities in galleries frame the experience.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.