Clinic Year 3 - Referral Practice and Center for the Treatment of Special Needs Patients


Course Objective

Competences covered according to the General Educational Framework
Dentistry 2008: I (5), II (5), III (5), IV (5), V a-b (5), c-f (5), g-h
(5), i-j (4), VII (5)

The student
• has a profound knowledge and proficient skills on an expert level in
the execution of various frequent occurring pediatric dental techniques
and procedures
• has a profound knowledge and proficient skills on an expert level in
the field of structured pediatric diagnosis treatment planning.
• has a profound knowledge and proficient skills on an expert level in
the field of communication and behavioral management
• has a profound knowledge and proficient skills on an expert level 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 3 is a continuation of the clinical module
in year 1 and 2, though on an advanced level. Students must have
completed the clinic of year 1 and 2 successfully in order to start with
year 3. 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. As
in year 2, in year 3 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, e.g. 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 assessent (Good; Pass; Fail)
• Competence Overview
• Final Defence of Clinical Cases

A prerequisite for grade registration (Good; Pass; Fail) is successful
completion of both the Competence Overview and the Final Defence of
Clinical Cases.

For grade procedure final defence of clinical cases, see Canvas.

Entry Requirements

Students must have completed clinical year 1 and 2 to be allowed to
enroll in clinical year 3.


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

General Information

Course Code T_CLINAPD3
Credits 30 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 600
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
dr. M. de Jong-Lenters MSc
M.A. Schorer

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself