Care Planning and Restorative Sciences

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  • Goals

    The overall goal of the Department of Care Planning and Restorative Sciences is to support the School of Dentistry in its mission to prepare scientifically minded, clinically competent, community oriented, ethical general dentists to serve the oral health needs of the state of Mississippi.

    To achieve this overall goal, the department has set the following specific objectives for our students. At the completion of the pre-clinical and clinical curriculum the department has set forth, the student/graduate should be able to complete the following performance objectives: 

    • Correctly assess the patient's general health, oral health, and design an appropriate coordinated treatment plan to encompass general health, oral and dental health needs.
    • Correctly document patient information in the problem-oriented dental record.
    • Design an acceptable dental treatment plan for the patient including appropriate preventive treatment regimens.
    • Make and interpret intra and extra oral radiographs utilizing accepted radiological techniques and equipment.
    • Present various acceptable treatment plans to patients and discuss various advantages and disadvantages of each.
    • Develop the necessary psychomotor and perceptual skills to provide comprehensive restorative care.
    • Treat patients with a high degree of professionalism.
    • Successfully participate in the clinical problem solving program.
    • Develop the appropriate laboratory skills necessary for quality patient care.
    • Develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively with dental laboratories.
    • Successfully complete Part I and Part II of the National Dental Board Examinations.
    • Successfully complete competency examinations set forth in the Student Handbook for Clinical Evaluation under this department.
    • Develop the necessary skills to take State Board licensure examinations.

    In addition to the above educational objectives, the Department of Care Planning and Restorative Sciences will conduct research projects to support the other missions of the School of Dentistry.