Clinic Year 2 - Referral Practice


Course Objective

Competences covered according to the General Educational Framework
Dentistry 2008: I a-e (5), f, g (4), II (4), III a-c, f (5), d, e, h(
4), IV (4), V (4), V a, b (4), c, d (5), e, f (4), g, h, i (5), j (4),
VI a-p (4), q (5), r-v (4), VII (5)
The student
• has proficient skills in the execution of various frequent occurring
pediatric dental techniques and procedures
• has an in-depth knowledge and is experienced in the field of
structured pediatric diagnosis treatment planning.
• has an in-depth knowledge and is experienced in the field of
communication and behavioral management
• has an in-depth knowledge ánd is experienced in the field of various
sedation techniques that are used in pediatric dental settings
• is able to communicate the plan and the treatment results with the
referring dentist on a proficient level
• is able and proficiently experienced in communicating with other
health care professionals, cooperating in multidisciplinary teams and
assessing dental-medical interaction/implications regarding the oral
health care for medically compromised children
• is able to properly document (longitudinal) patient records and
prepare and present advanced pedodontic cases including proper
background, relevant medical information and supported by relevant
• is able to teach, both theoretically and clinically, undergraduate
students during their pedodontic education.

Course Content

During their training, pediatric postgraduate students will gain their
experience in a representative selection of pediatric dental settings in
order to obtain a broad clinical experience. The sequence of internships
is based on the general level of difficulty or complexity of the patient
categories that are being treated.

The clinical module in year 2 is a continuation of the clinical module
in year 1, though on an advanced level. Students must have completed the
clinic of year 1 successfully in order to start with year 2. More
specialised treatment capacities will be trained in order to intensify
the communication with and treatment of fearful children, children with
behavioural management problems and disabled children. In year 2, the
students will work in 3 different fields of clinical experience:

1. Clinical practice at the University Staff room:
The students continue the patient treatments they did in the first year.
New patients and long-term-follow-ups of earlier patients.
2. Clinical practice in various Centres for Special Dental Care:
Here, the students will meet another level of pediatric dental patients.
More intense and more complicated, f.e. more extreme behavioural
problems and medically compromised children. The students will
work/communicate more in multidisciplinary teams and be facilitated with
different sedation methods.
3. Teaching undergraduate students:
The students will guide undergraduate students during their pedodontic
internship. They will chair undergraduate patient discussions, teach
various relevant subjects and accompany the undergraduates during their
clinical patient treatments.

Teaching Methods

Self-study; Training; Patient discussions; Literature discussions;

Method of Assessment

Learning assessment
• Portfolio assessment

Patient treatments are evaluated and discussed weekly with one of the
senior staff members. A substantial part of the patient treatments are
registered on video tapes, evaluating for example intake procedures,
communication to the parents and specific skills (e.g. handling needle
phobia). These videotapes are evaluated with the senior staff member on
a regular base.

Patient cases will be documented and by the end of each year, the
students have to present a selection of cases to an external board of
pediatric dental professionals.

A final report upon the in- and externships has to be written and forms
part of the portfolio.

• Good; Pass; or Fail.

Entry Requirements

Students must have completed clinical year 1 to be allowed to enroll in
clinical year 2


• Relevant clinical protocols and guidelines
• Recent articles with a clinical focus/relevance

General Information

Course Code T_CLINAPD2
Credits 15 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Dentistry
Course Coordinator dr. C.C. Bonifacio DDS
Examiner dr. C.C. Bonifacio DDS
Teaching Staff dr. D. Hesse
drs. K.A. van Nes MSc
M.A. Schorer
dr. M. de Jong-Lenters MSc

Practical Information

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