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 I 0,4 s.h.

Advanced clinical education in geriatric dentistry.

GSND:5702 Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry II 0,4 s.h.

GSND:5703 Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry III 0,4 s.h.

GSND:5704 Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry IV 0,4 s.h.

GSND:5720 Outreach/Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry I 0,3 s.h.

GSND:5721 Outreach/Advanced Clinical Geriatric Dentistry II 0,3 s.h.

GSND:5730 Interdisciplinary Geriatric Patient Assessment I 0,2 s.h.

GSND:5731 Interdisciplinary Geriatric Patient Assessment II 0,2 s.h.

GSND:5740 Advanced Topics in Geriatric Dentistry and Special Needs I 0,2 s.h.

GSND:5742 Advanced Topics in Geriatric Dentistry and Special Needs II 0,2 s.h.

GSND:5750 Geriatric Dental Case Study Seminar I 0,2 s.h.

GSND:5751 Geriatric Dental Case Study Seminar II 0,2 s.h.

GSND:5760 Teaching Practicum in Geriatric Dentistry I 0,2 s.h.

GSND:5770 Advanced Clinical Training for Developmentally Disabled Adults I 0,2 s.h.

GSND:5771 Advanced Clinical Training for Developmentally Disabled Adults II 0,2 s.h.