Clinic Year 2 - Center for the treatment of special needs patients


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 and 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, paediatric postgraduate students will gain their
experience in a representative selection of paediatric 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.

In clinical year 2, more specialized 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.

Clinical practice at a center for special needs dentist - special needs
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.
The students will still treat at the University staff room where they
will keep following up their own patients and get new, more complicated
patients as well. In this course, the students are also required to
teach and supervise undergraduate students during their padiatric
dentistry course. They will chair undergraduate patient discussions and
papers discussions.

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_CLINBPD2
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 H. Algra

Practical Information

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