The certificate program in geriatric and special needs dentistry prepares dentists to be leaders and teachers in this critical area of practice. The multidisciplinary program incorporates medicine and psychiatry and blends clinical and didactic experiences in varied settings, such as acute, palliative, rehabilitative, and long-term care. Its goal is to provide dental professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to provide patient-centered, sound, and realistic treatment plans for their geriatric and special needs patients.

The Certificate in Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry is administered by the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.

Professional Program of Study

Certificate

Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry Courses

GSND:5700 Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry I0,4 s.h.

Advanced clinical education in geriatric dentistry.

GSND:5702 Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry II0,4 s.h.

GSND:5703 Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry III0,4 s.h.

GSND:5704 Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry IV0,4 s.h.

GSND:5720 Outreach/Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry I0,3 s.h.

GSND:5721 Outreach/Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry II0,3 s.h.

GSND:5730 Interdisciplinary Geriatric Patient Assessment I0,2 s.h.

GSND:5731 Interdisciplinary Geriatric Patient Assessment II0,2 s.h.

GSND:5740 Advanced Topics in Geriatric Dentistry and Special Needs I0,2 s.h.

GSND:5742 Advanced Topics in Geriatric Dentistry and Special Needs II0,2 s.h.

GSND:5750 Geriatric Dental Case Study Seminar I0,2 s.h.

GSND:5751 Geriatric Dental Case Study Seminar II0,2 s.h.

GSND:5760 Teaching Practicum in Geriatric Dentistry I0,2 s.h.

GSND:5770 Advanced Clinical Training for Developmentally Disabled Adults I0,2 s.h.

GSND:5771 Advanced Clinical Training for Developmentally Disabled Adults II0,2 s.h.