Graduation Requirements/ Procedures Completed

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  1. smile_doctor

    smile_doctor Senior Member

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    I'm trying to guage the graduation requirements and amount of clinical exposure given at some of the schools that I've been interviewing with. Can any of you comment on the total # of each type of procedure that is required at your school (i.e., # of extractions, root canals, fillings, crown & bridge, dentures, etc.)? How many of these have you actually completed and what is your year in school?

    Thanks,
    Smile_doc
     
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  3. haircut

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    Hey! Ok, here at WVU the requirements are in the process of changing, but this is as good a 'guestimate' as I can give:

    -Operative: You must do a set number of restos (so many class II's, so many onlays etc) before taking a 'performance assesment,' and you must pass all p.a.'s before you graduate. the minimum # depends on the type of filling. For example, you need only 2 class V's to be eligible for p.a. but 5 class II's. We have to wax and cast all of our gold inlays/onlays on our own, and I think we need to do 8 total in/on to take a p.a. Once you've taken all p.a.'s you're eligible for graduation. (confusing, i know)

    -Endo: 2 Anterior, 2 Bi's, and 2 molars then a p.a. on any tooth

    -Perio: Bazillion prophy/maint (maybe 30?), 3 surgeries (one can be a demonstration surgery) and around 30 quad scale/rp

    --Pedo: 5 primary tooth extractions, 10 sealants, 5 SSC, and 10 fillings

    --Fixed: 3 bridges, 5 crowns

    --Removable: 6 units (an arch counts as one unit) of complete dentures, 6 units of partials

    --Oral Surgery: 75 extractions, of which 20 must be surgical or require sutures

    --Orthodontics: 1 limited tx case and 10 screenings, plus 2 years following a resident on a complete case

    These are the bare minimum requirements for graduation. We also have to do a 'complete tx' case of a level 4 or above patient for a class. We also have to maintain a clinic attendance of 90% or higher to graduate (so you can't just come and do the required work--you need to be in the clinic even if you're through)

    I am a 3d year who started in the clinic in May. So far, I've done--
    2 endo cases (start a 3d on Monday), 8 or 9 fillings (various types), 1 crown prep, 50 extractions (i was on oral surgery rotation early), 1 peds extraction, maybe 8 quad of scaling/rp, demo'ed a perio surgery. I've also got a patient healing from extractions who will begin complete denture treatment in a week, and a patient coming in later this month to take impressions for upper and lower partials.

    I hope this helps!
     
  4. smile_doctor

    smile_doctor Senior Member

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    That's exactly what I wanted to know Haircut. Thanks! Compared to some of the schools that I've been talking to, it seems that your requirements will give you very good clinical training.

    Take Care!
     

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