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General and Preventive Dentistry Rotations

Freshman dental students - rotate to Roy Cisneros Elementary School (half day) in the Edgewood Independent School District as part of a required course in School-Based Preventive Dentistry.  The Freshman dental students teach oral hygiene instruction to the 2nd and 3rd graders.

 

Sophomore dental students - rotate to one of several Head Start Centers in San Antonio (one half day) as part of a required course in Sophomore Clinic. Through this rotation, dental students provide oral health promotion/disease prevention strategies at the community level. The Head Start Oral Health Initiative is a collaboration with the UTHSCSA Dental School, School of Health Professions (Dental Hygiene), San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (SAMHD), and the Head Start Program, Parent Child Incorporated (PCI). Dental students work with other oral health care professionals in a community setting. Through this rotation, the dental student evaluate the child’s oral health need by performing dental screening using the Basic Screening Survey instrument and apply fluoride varnish as a preventive measure.

Junior dental students - rotate to Roy Cisneros Elementary School (half day) in the Edgewood IndependentSchool District as part of a required course in School-Based Preventive Dentistry.  The junior dental students provide sealants for the children who have parental consent to participate.  There is a 3-chair dental clinic in Roy Cisneros Elementary School.

Senior dental students - rotate to Ricardo Salinas Clinic to provide dental care for San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) children (half day) where they receive training in the provision of primary dental care to Migrant children, under the supervision of Dental School faculty.   This is a required rotation in the curriculum conducted by the Departments of Comprehensive Dentistry and Developmental Dentistry.

Primary Care Program at San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic at Haven for Hope - for senior dental students. During the academic year, senior dental students rotate to this clinic as part of the weeklong required rotation in GEND clinic. The focus of this rotation is on providing primary care to special needs patients including homeless families in San Antonio/Bexar Country. Upon completion of this rotation, student participate in a guided reflection session and tour the homeless facility. Barriers to accessing dental care are discussed.

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