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Dental Selective Options


SELC 7007 - General practice emergency care

By Dr. Erica Oliveira if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Eliza Rodriguez

The Dental Emergency Care Course (DECC) is designed to provide practical clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of emergency dental care problems. The course includes, on a limited basis, more comprehensive treatment of patients of record where it is determined that an acute problem might develop if comprehensive treatment or retreatment is delayed. DECC is conducted during the summer months from the end of Junior Clinic in May until the beginning of Senior Clinic in July. Four students are selected per year.

Note:
This course has been filled. If you were selected to take this selective, please contact Eliza Rodriguez for instructions on how to register.


Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/10/2017 - 4 3911

SELC 7009 - Summer orthodontic clinic

By Dr. Brent Callegari if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Mabel Hernandez

This course gives the student an opportunity to work with orthodontic graduate students treating comprehensive cases. Students will have the opportunity to actively participate in all aspects of patient care and resident training. There are three sessions with two students per session from May through June.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 05/26/2017 2 3912
05/30/2017 - 06/09/2017 2 3913
06/12/2017 - 06/23/2017 2 3914

SELC 7010 - COSTEP/Clinical assignment

By Dr. Juanita Lozano Pineda if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Temo Garcia

Health professional students, including dental students, are commissioned as reserve officers in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and called to active duty for further professional clinical training during summer months (U.S. citizenship required). Assignments of dental students are made according to the training and skills of the applicants and the needs of the PHS agencies. The agency that predominantly selects dental students for clinical assignments is the Indian Health Service. The deadline for application is December 31 each year. Application packets are available from the Public Health Service (http://www.usphs.gov) and the Dental Dean's Office. Duration of assignment is 31-120 days. Attendance is mandatory and failure to complete or withdraw from the course will result in a WF entry on the student's transcript. 160 clinic hrs/2-5 students (varies)/31-120 days/Rising DS 4.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 05/26/2017 4 3915
05/30/2017 - 06/09/2017 4 3916
06/12/2017 - 06/23/2017 4 3917

SELC 7011 - Summer clinical/Community externship

By Dr. Juanita Lozano Pineda if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Temo Garcia

Rising DS2 and rising DS3 students will develop and implement patient education and community outreach services for the clinic, as well as assist any rising DS4's also assigned to the same clinic for a required summer selective. Sites are located in San Antonio, Laredo and Harlingen. For sites outside of San Antonio, housing will be provided and one round trip travel expense will be reimbursed to the driver. Students will be asked to drive in pairs.

Summer sessions dates below:

Laredo - Laredo Health Department:

5/15/17 - 5/26/17; Available spots: 2 (DS1 or DS2); Class #3985
5/30/17 - 6/09/17; Available spots: 2 (DS1 or DS2); Class #3986
6/12/17 - 6/23/17; Available spots: 2 (DS1 or DS2); Class #3987

Harlingen - Su Clinica:
5/15/17 - 5/26/17; Available spots: 0 (DS1 or DS2); Class #
5/30/17 - 6/09/17; Available spots: 2 (DS1 or DS2); Class #3955
6/12/17 - 6/23/17; Available spots: 2 (DS1 or DS2); Class #3956

Important note: students who are U.S. citizens and receive some financial assistance but have not used their entire financial aid allotment may be eligible for a Federal Work Study stipend through the Office of Financial Aid (*up to $15/hour, no more than 20 hours per week), for a total of up to $600/2 weeks, for successful completion of this selective. Federal funds vary from year to year; *these funds are available through June 15th. Please contact Camille Garcia at garciacc@uthscsa.edu if you are interested in work study. All participants will be expected to attend a mandatory meeting prior to selective.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2
Number of spots: See above
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 05/26/2017 See above See above
05/30/2017 - 06/09/2017 See above See above
06/12/2017 - 06/23/2017 See above See above

SELC 7027 - Research protocol development

By Dr. Brij Singh if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Yvonne Ybarbo-Ortiz

In this elective course, the student, with guidance of the mentor, is required to review the literature and develop a research protocol. Credit for the elective course will be awarded by the mentor contingent on the approval of the protocol by the mentor and the Associate Dean for Research. To apply for this elective, the student must be in good academic standing as determined by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. If placed on academic probation, students may become ineligible to complete the elective course. Enrollment in this elective may be extended through the following semester, provided that the Associate Deans for Research and Academic Affairs approve the extension and the mentor reports satisfactory progress. A student may withdraw from this elective course at any time without recording of withdrawal on the transcript. By arrangement/year round.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS1
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 06/23/2017 TBA 3990

SELC 7028 - Completion of individually design research

By Dr. David Cappeli if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Yvonne Ybarbo-Ortiz

In this elective course the student, with guidance of the mentor, will complete individually designed research following the approved protocol. The student must continue to be in good academic standing to apply for and to complete this elective course. Enrollment in this elective can be extended from semester to semester when the mentor reports satisfactory progress. Student participation in the AADR student research fellowships or NIDCR summer Research Training Programs fulfills the requirements of the elective. Withdrawal from this elective course will result in entry on the transcript as WP or WF as determined by the mentor. Credit for the course is contingent on verification by the mentor that the research has been completed satisfactorily up to abstract submission and acceptance at a national/international scientific meeting. By arrangement/year round.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2
Number of spots: 25
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 05/11/2018 25 3994

SELC 7029 - Manuscript preparation and presentation

By Dr. Brij Singh if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Yvonne Ybarbo-Ortiz

In this elective course, the student, with guidance of the mentor, is required to help prepare an abstract and extended abstract, not to exceed six pages, suitable for incorporation into a peer-reviewed publication. The student must also present their research at a national/international scientific meeting and the annual Dental School Science Symposium. A copy of a published abstract, the extended abstract, and paperwork showing completion of all required coursework must be submitted to the Dental School research committee by the end of March the senior year for review. A student must be in good academic standing to participate in this elective course. The mentor will award a grade for the elective course. Withdrawal from the elective course will result in entry on the manuscript as WP or WF as determined by the mentor. By arrangement/year round.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS3, DS4
Number of spots: 25
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 05/11/2018 25 3995

SELC 7032 - Pediatric dentistry clinical externship

By Dr. Claudia Contreras if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Dr. Claudia Contreras

The Pediatric Dentistry summer selective course is a two week long clinical course, in which rising seniors are offered the opportunity to provide comprehensive Pediatric Dental Care at the UTHSCSA Pediatric Dental Clinic, and the Ricardo Salinas Clinic. This selective course will provide students with broad clinical experiences, ranging from the simple preventive procedures to the more complex operative and surgical procedures encountered in Pediatric Dentistry.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 05/26/2017 4 3918
05/30/2017 - 06/09/2017 4 3919
06/12/2017 - 06/23/2017 4 3920

SELC 7088 - Community service

By Dr. Juanita Lozano Pineda if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Nora Olivo

This selective offers an opportunity for students to receive credit for a minimum of 32 hours of documented community service. Service hours can be filled by participating in school-wide or community agency service projects or helping the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry with health fairs. Students will be able to choose the activities they participate in from a list of approved activities. The service activities will take place during hours outside the curriculum (usually weekend; some evenings/pending availability of the student). This selective is open to all students by permission.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 05/26/2017 20 3965
05/30/2017 - 06/09/2017 10 3966
06/12/2017 - 06/23/2017 10 3967

SELC 7091 - Topics in head and neck anatomy

By if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Jason Sandlin

This dental selective will provide students an opportunity to explore selected aspects of head and neck anatomy in greater depth than can be achieved in the first-year anatomy course. Topics for the course will be agreed upon by the student and the course director. The principal method of achieving the objective of this course is dissection. In consultation with the course director, these dissections will produce specimens that display anatomical relationships not readily observable in gross anatomy dissections. Selection of five participants for this elective will be based upon a completion Grade of "A" in the Dental Gross Anatomy course, and will be on a first come, first served basis when summer dental selectives become available from the Dental Deans Office. A written statement by the student describing the anatomical area of interest and its relationship to clinical dentistry will also be required at the beginning of the course. Upon completion of the course, the student will give an oral presentation of the dissection project to the course director, faculty, and some residents. The students will then video tape the dissection for use in future anatomy courses. The course will require a minimum of 65 hours for each participant.


Semester:
Who can sign up: DS 1
Number of spots: See Below
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/16/2016 - 06/07/2016 5 4047

SELC 7094 - Teaching fundamental

By Dr. Stefanie Seitz and Ms. Dana English if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Ms. Dana English

During SELC 7094, dental students and dental hygiene students interview faculty members to assess the advantages and issues of an academic career, analyze teaching strategies, assess the learning environment in their educational program and gain hands-on experience in course planning. During the course, student teams design a new course for their academic program and present it to classmates. The course is the first of three selective courses in the Teaching Honors Program. Dental students and dental hygiene students who complete all three courses (SELC 7094, SELC 7095 and SELC 7096) are recognized with "Distinction in Dental Education". Withdrawal with notification is permitted at any time without recording on the transcript. Enrollment is limited to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year dental students, Dental Hygiene B.S. Completion students and Dental Hygiene Masters degree students.

Semester: Spring
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2, DS3
Number of spots: 100
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
01/02/2018 - 05/11/2018 100 3998

SELC 7095 - Second year classroom teaching seminar

By Dr. Stefanie Seitz and Ms. Dana English if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Ms. Dana English

The course goal is to provide dental students with opportunities to function as a classroom teacher by planning and delivering instruction followed by: (1) self-assessment, (2) feedback from students, and (3) feedback from the THP Director. The selective is limited to students pursuing the Distinction in Dental Education.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS2, DS3, DS4
Number of spots: 100
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 05/11/2018 100 3999

SELC 7096 - Special educational project

By Dr. Stefanie Seitz and Ms. Dana English if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Ms. Dana English

The goal of SELC 7096 is to provide dental students with an opportunity to conduct projects related to dental or dental hygiene education and complete an assessment of the project. Projects are developed in collaboration wit the THP director and faculty members. See the THP director before initiating a project.

Semester: Spring
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2, DS3, DS4
Number of spots: 120
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
01/02/2018 - 05/11/2018 120 4000

SELC 7096 - Special educational project

By Dr. Stefanie Seitz and Ms. Dana English if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Ms. Dana English

The goal of SELC 7096 is to provide dental students with an opportunity to conduct projects related to dental or dental hygiene education and complete an assessment of the project. Projects are developed in collaboration wit the THP director and faculty members. See the THP director before initiating a project.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2, DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 06/23/2017 70 3975

SELC 7097 - Pre-clinical orthodontic techniques

By Dr. Brent Callegari if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Mabel Hernandez

DS2 students will have the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to fabricate appliances for conducting limited treatment, orthodontic problems. This is a pass/fail selective. Withdrawal is permitted before the 2nd session of the selective without transcript recording, but subsequent withdrawal or failure will be recorded on the transcript. Students must complete this course to be eligible for Invisalign certification.

Semester:
Who can sign up:
Number of spots:
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number

SELC 7099 - Dental Spanish

By Dr. Stefanie Seitz and Ms. Dana English if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Ms. Dana English

This selective is designed for students interested in acquiring basic conversational skills in the Spanish language as it pertains to dentistry. The course is not a Spanish language class and focuses mainly on teaching dental students how to interact with their Spanish-speaking patients in the dental office. This selective is conducted by dental students.

Semester: Spring
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2, DS3, DS4
Number of spots: 120
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
01/02/2018 - 05/11/2018 120 4001

SELC 7109 - Graduate orthodontic clinic rotation

By Dr. Brent Callegari if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Mabel Hernandez

The objective of this 16 hour selective is to provide interested undergraduate students with the opportunity to assist orthodontic graduate students performing comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Students must have completed SELC 7097 Preclinical Orthodontic Techniques to participate since they will be asked to perform clinic procedures other than assisting. Two students are pre-selected for the Thursday afternoon clinic; there will be 2 students in the Spring and 2 students in the Fall. 2 hours per week on Thursdays for a total of 16 hours - primarily for DS III students restricted to the Fall and Spring semesters.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: 6
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 12/15/2017 3 4002
01/02/2018 - 05/11/2018 3 4023

SELC 7114 - Interprofessional community service learning I

By Dr. Moshtagh R. Farokhi if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Pat Dimas

This is an innovative interprofessional community service learning (CSL) course for UTHSA medical, dental, nursing, school of health profession, UT pharmacy and UTSA premedical students. The goal of this course is to promote social accountability among health professional students through the integration of meaningful service learning with the core competencies of interprofessional education. This course enables students from various health science professions to learn with, from, and about each other and each other’s roles on a health care team as they examine social determinants of health and social justice issues while applying these principles in a structured service learning practicum.

Semester: Fall
Who can sign up: DS2, DS3, DS4
Number of spots: 25
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 12/15/2017 25 4003

SELC 7115 - Interprofessional community service learning II

By Dr. Moshtagh R. Farokhi if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Pat Dimas

This is an innovative interprofessional community service learning (CSL) course for medical, dental, nursing, and school of health profession students. The goal of this course is to promote social accountability among health professional students through the integration of meaningful service learning with the core competencies of interprofessional education. This course enables students from various health science professions to learn with, from, and about each other and each other’s roles on a health care team as they examine social determinants of health and social justice issues while applying these principles in a structured service learning practicum.

Semester: Spring
Who can sign up: DS2, DS3, DS4
Number of spots: 15
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
01/02/2018 - 05/11/2018 15 4004

SELC 7117 - Third year clinical teaching

By Dr. Stefanie Seitz and Ms. Dana English if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Ms. Dana English

This selective is limited to Teaching Honors Program (THP) students pursuing the Distinction in Dental Education. The course goal is provide THP students with opportunities to function as a teacher in preclinical labs or in the clinic by planning and conducting workshops for 1st and 2nd year students followed by self-assessment and feedback from the students who attended the workshop.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS3, DS4
Number of spots: 80
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 05/11/2018 80 4005

SELC 7118 - Fourth year teaching rotation

By Dr. Stefanie Seitz and Ms. Dana English if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Ms. Dana English

This selective is limited to THP students pursuing the Distinction in Dental Education. The course goal is to provide dental students with opportunities to function as a preclinical lab instructor in the "Dental Hand Skills Development Module" for 1st year students, and to function as a "Faculty for a Day" in the GPGs. In the later rotation, THP seniors supervise and instruct 3rd year students for a full clinic session.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS4
Number of spots: 60
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 05/11/2018 60 4006

SELC 7119 - Advanced studies on human disease processes

By Dr. R. Neal Pinckard if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Magda Madla

SELC 7119 is a DS3 selective course that provides a series of comprehensive, in-depth case-based studies focusing on the diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment of various human disease processes. This course should be of assistance to many of those DS3 students contemplating entering into post-graduate dental specialty programs; this is because a majority of post-graduate residency programs either require or accept scores on the ADA Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT, see below for URLs) and, in the case of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, scores on the USMLE National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Exam (CBSE). The review of each of the clinical cases in SELC 7119 will be in the purview of individual students (faculty will serve as facilitators), who will prepare and present case-based PowerPoints that focus on reinforcing topics presented in both General (and Systemic) Pathology (PATH 6019) and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (PATH 6021); faculty assistance will be freely available to encourage and help students introduce new disease processes and concepts that were not covered in either PATH 6019 or PATH 6021. This interactive case-based course will be offered when at least 6 DS3 students, in excellent academic standing, enroll in SELC 7119 with the anticipation that the actual enrollment will reach upwards to 14-16 students. The first portion of the course will begin early in the 2017 fall semester (August) and continue on until mid-December. The second portion of the course will begin early in the 2018 spring semester (January) and continue on until mid-May. The time and place for this course will be selected to suit the schedules of all participating students; because of the COHR and third year course commitments, SELC 7119 has previously been given each week on Tuesday and/or Wednesday from 7:00 – 7:50 AM in the Department of Pathology conference room (331B.5). Interested DS3 students should express their intent of enrolling by first contacting the course directors (PINK and Dr. Jones), as faculty approval is required by the Registrar’s office for enrollment.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: 20
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 05/11/2018 20 4007

SELC 7120 - Preventive dentistry outreach

By Dr. Juanita Lozano Pineda if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Nora Olivo

Paired groups of DS I students are required to participate in a two-week rotation during the summer session between the freshman and sophomore years. The students will be based at either Mercy Ministries of Laredo or UT Brownsville School of Public Health. Students must participate in outreach to include dental education on dental disease prevention and oral health promotion and will work alongside clinic outreach staff (e.g., Promotoras and Social Workers) and dental care providers (dentist, dental hygienists, and dental assistants). Activities will include clinical preventive patient education, dental surveys, dental assisting, and preventive dentistry clinical procedures. Students are required to develop a health promotion and disease prevention project (e.g., patient handout, educational flip chart, presentation, etc.). This tool will be implemented and continue to be used in future outreach by the program. Students will also have the opportunity to rotate to the office of a private practitioner as a part of this program. This is a work-study selective; students will be employed by UTHSCSA and receive selective credit. Ability to communicate in Spanish is essential. 2-week rotation.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 05/26/2017 10 3922
05/30/2017 - 06/09/2017 6 3923
06/12/2017 - 06/23/2017 6 3924

SELC 7122 - Academic dental career mentorship

By Dr. Stefanie Seitz and Ms. Dana English if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Ms. Dana English

First year students will meet with faculty members to learn about academic careers: why did the faculty member choose to work in a dental school, what are the benefits of an academic career and what are the limitations of an academic career. Additionally, students learn about the roles and responsibilities of dental school faculty members in teaching, research , administration and service. Participating students prepare summaries of what they have learned about academic careers, submit these to the course director for review and then participated in a wrap-up seminar where teams of students share and discuss their experience and identify "take-home messages", insights and surprises about academic careers in dentistry. Dental students can take this course as a stand-alone selective without committing to the THP.

Semester: Fall
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2, DS3, DS4
Number of spots: 120
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 12/15/2017 120 4008

SELC 7124 - Preclinical and clinical teaching practicum

By Dr. Stefanie Seitz and Ms. Dana English if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Ms. Dana English

This selective is for 3rd and 4th year students pursuing the Distinction in Dental Education (School of Dentistry Teaching Honors Program; THP) who plan and conduct teaching for student peers in preclinical and clinical topics and skills. The course goals are to enhance THP students' capacity to: (1) design and implement courses and other raining events to help their student colleagues acquire technical and procedural skills.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: 30
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 05/11/2018 30 4009

SELC 7124 - Preclinical and clinical teaching practicum

By Dr. Stefanie Seitz and Ms. Dana English if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Ms. Dana English

This selective is for 3rd and 4th year students pursuing the Distinction in Dental Education (School of Dentistry Teaching Honors Program; THP) who plan and conduct teaching for student peers in preclinical and clinical topics and skills. The course goals are to enhance THP students' capacity to: (1) design and implement hands-on workshops to help their student colleagues acquire fundamental technical and procedural skills that will assist their learning in preclinical laboratory courses, and (2) function effectively as a clinical instructor on a GPG during the "Clinical Instructor Activity" (CIA) during the 4th year of the THP using effective coaching, demonstration and feedback skills. Prerequisites: Completion of Years 1 and 2 in the THP.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2, DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 06/23/2017 40 3976

SELC 7127 - Urgent care

By Dr. Ahmed Sabbah if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Tammy Lund

This is a clinical experience for rising DS2, DS3 and DS4. It will be a similar experience as the DEC during the academic year. Patients who are not patients of record will be examined and treated or referred to treatment as necessary. Rising DS3 and DS4 students will work in pairs. Rising DS2 students will be assigned tasks as needed. This will be a two week time commitment in the GPG clinics. Students must have permission by the course director to register for the selective and for a specific time period (blocks). Students must be registered dental students.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2, DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 05/26/2017 8 3979
05/30/2017 - 06/09/2017 8 3980
06/12/2017 - 06/23/2017 8 3981

SELC 7128 - Diagnosis and treatment planning

By Dr. E. Penn Jackson if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Tammy Lund

This is a clinical experience for rising DS 2, 3 and 4. Patients will be assigned for an initial screening; if acceptable for treatment by a dental student, the students, working in teams, will conduct a comprehensive examination and develop an appropriate treatment plan. The goal is to have the patient ready for patient care by the rising 3rd year student (preferably) when the academic year begins. The rising DS 4 will take a leadership role as the leader of the oral health care team. He/she will assign appropriate tasks to rising DS 2 and DS 3 that are consistent with the level of skill these students have developed. This will be a two week time commitment in the GPG clinics Students must have permission by the course director to register for the selective and for a specific time period. Students must be registered dental students.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2, DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 05/26/2017 8 3982
05/30/2017 - 06/09/2017 8 3983
06/12/2017 - 06/23/2017 8 3984

SELC 7130 - Introduction to graduate prosthodontics

By Dr. Ronald Verrett if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Nancy Smith

This course intends to familiarize students with a graduate prosthodontics residency. Participants will be introduced to complex and challenging situations in clinical prosthodontics through a series of lectures, pertinent literature reviews, patient diagnosis and treatment planning seminars, demonstrations of clinical patient treatment, and the laboratory procedures that support treatment. Withdrawal, with notice to the course director, will be permitted without recording of the withdrawal on the student's transcript.


Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
06/12/2016 - 06/23/2017 2 3932

SELC 7131 - Advanced placement in oral and maxillofacial surgery I

By Dr. Greg Spackman if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Rhonda Hatley

This selective will provide more breath and in-depth knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) to 3rd and 4th year dental students who are interested in the surgical specialties. The didactic venues for this course include morbidity and mortality conferences, seminars and literature review sessions that are part of the OMS residency curriculum, and case presentations involving orthodontics and prosthetics. No more than two students will usually be selected for this course; selections will be at the course director's discretion based on faculty interview and an application which includes a letter of interest. Must satisfactorily have completed all  Oral Surgery Courses.  Student evaluation will be based on a completed portfolio and their seminar/conference attendance. No remediation will be offered and students can withdraw any time without prejudice. Attendance at 2 additional M&M conferences, an additional 8 hours of Graduate OMS conferences. (OMS Didactic conferences, OMS-Ortho, OMS Pros, literature review or 1st Tuesday meetings).

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: 5
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 05/11/2018 5 4010

SELC 7132 - Advanced placement in oral and maxillofacial surgery II

By Dr. Greg Spackman if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Rhonda Hatley

This selective is for 4th year students interested in furthering both their didactic and clinical experiences in OMS. The goal of this course is to further strengthen the students' capacity to critically appraise new OMS information, increase their surgical skills, and expose them to the unique environments that exist in the operating room and/or hospital emergency department. Prerequisites: Completion of APOMS I and successful completion of the OMS summer selective or an equivalent experience. No more than two students will usually be selected; selection is at the course director's discretion based on a student's clinical proficiency, faculty interview, application and letter of intent. Students will be evaluated based on their clinical proficiency, portfolio and seminar/conference attendance. No remediation will be offered and students can withdraw at any time. Attendance at the M&M and OMS resident conferences, and journal club sessions are required to successfully complete this course: -Clinical component. Will be individualized according to student’s interest. -Didactic component. Will be individualized according to student’s interest.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS4
Number of spots: 5
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 05/11/2018 5 4011

SELC 7133 - Dental gross anatomy teaching

By Dr. Kristine Vogel if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Jason Sandlin

The Dental Gross Anatomy Teaching Elective allows qualified dental students to serve as teaching assistants for the CSBL 5016 Dental Gross Anatomy course which is offered during the fall semester. This elective is designed to: 1) provide an environment and an experience for dental students to develop, strengthen and practice effective teaching skills in human gross anatomy to near-peer students in CSBL 5016; 2) provide an experience for dental students to improve and augment anatomical knowledge and understanding through study of the dissected human body and their applications to dentistry; 3) provide an opportunity to develop and strengthen skills in communication, interpersonal relations, conflict management and teamwork.

Semester: Fall
Who can sign up: DS2
Number of spots: 20
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 05/11/2018 20 4012

SELC 8023 - Wonderful world of periodontics

By Dr. Archie Jones if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Esther Campos

Periodontal therapy includes a variety of sophisticated surgical modalities with many different objectives. Having a basic understanding of these surgical procedures and their outcomes can give a general dentist a basis for improving communications with patients related to periodontal treatment needs. This course will showcase advanced periodontal surgical procedures and their outcomes through case presentations made by Periodontics postdoctoral students.

Semester:
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2, DS3, DS4
Number of spots: 100
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number

SELC 8032 - Senior south Texas rotation

By Dr. Juanita Lozano Pineda if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Temo Garcia

Senior dental students will be required to provide basic dental care and preventive services to patients in a community-based clinic in South Texas. Senior dental students will be required to provide basic dental care and preventive services to patients in a community-based clinic in South Texas. The participating community clinic and time schedules will be available in the Dental Dean's Office/Office of External Affairs. A minimum of 2 weeks will be scheduled by arrangement. Attendance is required. Withdrawal permitted with appropriate transcript entry. Seniors may participate for a maximum of 4 weeks based on availability. Housing will be provided. Participants will be scheduled based on the list of students who register for the course. Students must complete evaluation forms at the end of the rotation.

Summer sessions dates below:

Harlingen - Su Clinica:

5/15/17 - 5/26/17; Available spots: 0; Class #
5/30/17 - 6/09/17; Available spots: 2; Class #3957
6/12/17 - 6/23/17; Available spots: 2; Class #3958

Laredo - Laredo Health Department:
5/15/17 - 5/26/17; Available spots: 0; Class #
5/30/17 - 6/09/17; Available spots: 2; Class #3972
6/12/17 - 6/23/17; Available spots: 2; Class #3973

Laredo - Gateway:
5/15/17 - 5/26/17; Available spots: 0; Class #
5/30/17 - 6/09/17; Available spots: 2; Class #3969
6/12/17 - 6/23/17; Available spots: 2; Class #3970

San Antonio - CommuniCare East:
5/15/17 - 5/26/17; Available spots: 0; Class #
5/30/17 - 6/09/17; Available spots: 0; Class #
6/12/17 - 6/23/17; Available spots: 0; Class #

San Antonio - CommuniCare West:
5/15/17 - 5/26/17; Available spots: 0; Class #
5/30/17 - 6/09/17; Available spots: 0; Class #
6/12/17 - 6/23/17; Available spots: 0; Class #

Important note: students who are U.S. citizens and receive some financial assistance but have not used their entire financial aid allotment may be eligible for a Federal Work Study stipend through the Office of Financial Aid (*up to $15/hour, no more than 20 hours per week), for a total of up to $600/2 weeks, for successful completion of this selective. Federal funds vary from year to year; *these funds are available through June 15th. Please contact Camille Garcia at garciacc@uthscsa.edu if you are interested in work study. All participants will be expected to attend a mandatory meeting prior to selective.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: See above
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 05/26/2017 See above See above
05/30/2017 - 06/09/2017 See above See above
06/12/2017 - 06/23/2017 See above See above

SELC 8035 - Mobile van mission dental care US/Mexico border SACMDA

By Dr. Vidal Balderas if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Nora Olivo

Dental students at all levels of education and experience participate in a primary care/preventive dentistry elective training program in which primary dental care is provided in a non-conventional setting, using mobile dental care facilities and/or portable dental equipment. Students participate in accordance with their level of training and ability, by providing needed dental care to patients of all ages from lower socio-economic areas of the South Texas border, as well as other dentist shortage areas in Texas, thus becoming familiar with the oral health needs of various segments of the population. Dental care is provided under the direct supervision of Dental School faculty, including adjunct faculty from the private sector. The mission trips are coordinated and organized by the San Antonio Christian Medical-Dental Association. Medical teams are also located at each dental clinic manned by physicians, nurses, and medical students, thereby coordinating care and providing an opportunity for interdisciplinary training with medical disciplines.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2, DS3, DS4
Number of spots: 870
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 12/15/2017 435 4036
01/02/2018 - 05/11/2018 435 4037

SELC 8035 - Mobile van mission dental care US/Mexico border SACMDA

By Dr. Vidal Balderas if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Nora Olivo

Dental students at all levels of education and experience participate in a primary care/preventive dentistry elective training program in which primary dental care is provided in a non-conventional setting, using mobile dental care facilities and/or portable dental equipment. Students participate in accordance with their level of training and ability, by providing needed dental care to patients of all ages from lower socio-economic border areas of Texas and Mexico, as well as other dentist shortage areas in Texas, thus becoming familiar with the oral health needs of various segments of the population. Dental care is provided under the direct supervision of Dental School faculty, including adjunct faculty from the private sector. The mission trips are coordinated and organized by the San Antonio Christian Medical-Dental Association. Medical teams are also located at each dental clinic manned by physicians, nurses, and medical students, thereby coordinating care and providing an opportunity for interdisciplinary training with medical disciplines.

Important note: students who are U.S. citizens and receive some financial assistance but have not used their entire financial aid allotment may be eligible for a Federal Work Study stipend through the Office of Financial Aid (*up to $15/hour, no more than 20 hours per week), for a total of up to $600/2 weeks, for successful completion of this selective. Federal funds vary from year to year; *these funds are available through June 15th. Please contact Camille Garcia at garciacc@uthscsa.edu, if you are interested in work study. All participants will be expected to attend a mandatory meeting prior to selective.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS1, DS2, DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 05/26/2017 4 3938

SELC 8060 - Advanced graduate clinic rotation

By Dr. Brent Callegari if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Mabel Hernandez

This course is designed for the student who is seriously considering specializing in orthodontics upon graduation from Dental School. The student will be trained in all facets of clinical orthodontics and will be expected to perform a variety of orthodontic procedures on patients under the supervision of clinical faculty and residents on a regular basis. Three students can participate in each of the five graduate clinic sessions. Specific sessions will be determined by orthodontic residency program. Students must complete a minimum of 40 clinical hours per semester for credit.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: 4
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 12/15/2017 2 4013
01/02/2018 - 05/11/2018 2 4014

SELC 8087 - RESPECT: Realizing enhanced student inter-professional education through clinical teamwork

By Dr. Norma Partida if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Danette Besancon

Clinical health care is changing to a more interprofessional collaborative approach. The Selective 8087 is an interprofessioanl clinical training opportunity for dental, dental hygiene, medical nursing , physician assistants and pharmacy students to work together in clinical teams to evaluate the level of health and wellness of an underserved population by utilizing the student run free medical and dental\dental hygiene clinics at the SAMM Transitional Living and Learning Center (TLLC) a homeless transitional center. Course limited to five fourth-year dental students. Please email Dr. Partida for more information if interested.

Semester:
Who can sign up: DS4
Number of spots: 5
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number

SELC 8094 - Enteral conscious sedation and emergency procedures

By Dr. Ernie Luce if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Lupita Gomez

This is the TSBDE approved two-day course in oral sedation. This course is necessary in order to apply for and be granted a permit in Enteral Sedation by the State Board of Dental Examiners.

Semester: Spring
Who can sign up: DS4
Number of spots: 113
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
01/02/2018 - 05/11/2018 113 4016

SELC 8099 - Orthodontic literature review

By Dr. Brent Callegari if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Mabel Hernandez

Selectees will have the opportunity to review classic articles in clinical and research areas of Orthodontics. This course is designed to provide a springboard for those students entering graduate programs. Withdrawal will be permitted at any time without recording of the withdrawal on the transcript. One absence will be permitted. Participants will be selected from the list of students who register for the course.

Semester: Spring
Who can sign up: DS3, DS4
Number of spots: 10
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
01/02/2018 - 05/11/2018 10 4017

SELC 8106 - Board review/Junior clinic prep

By Dr. Adriana Segura if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Robin Druckman

Self-study; seminars as arranged. There are 2 components to this course: 1. Students will use the time to study for the National Boards, Part 1. The board exam must be scheduled/challenged before July 1, 2015. Students may request a waiver for this date from the course director. 2. Students will use the time to prepare for the junior clinic using a checklist. They will self assess they are prepared for junior clinic by checking off all items. Students will work independently; however, arrangements for a classroom for group study can be arranged through Dr. Glass. Students have all the resources of faculty, staff and other students on campus. The Canvas site, SELC 8106 will contain a syllabus and other correspondence related to this course. Most of this information also will be on the INTD 6088 Canvas site, in a folder - SELC 8106, for those who don't register for the selective.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS2
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 06/23/2017 105 3939

SELC 8117 - CAD-CAM (Cerec 3D)

By Dr. Jacob Park if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Pat Dimas

The course consists of four half-day sessions and is designed for students who will intensify their clinical skills of CAD-CAM dentistry. Students will be given the information needed to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques and software. A maximum of 8 students are encouraged per course session.

Semester: Spring
Who can sign up: DS4
Number of spots: 6
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
01/02/2018 - 05/11/2018 6 4018

SELC 8130 - Clinical occlusion

By Dr. Jacob Park if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Pat Dimas

The goal of this course is to relate the concepts and principles of occlusion learned during previous years to the treatment of the normal patient as well as the patient with damaged dentitions. The purpose of this course in Occlusion is two-fold. First, the course is a continuation of basic occlusion concepts and their relationship to general dentistry. Second, the course will introduce disorders of the natural dentitions. The role occlusion in diagnosis and treatment of these disorders will be explained. Techniques include occlusal splint appliance and pre-restorative occlusal adjustment will be presented. This course will be delivered in two parts. The first part is related to lectures and the one to laboratory procedures.

Dates: Friday, May 19 - Saturday, May 20

DS2: 8 spots
DS3: 8 spots

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS2, DS3
Number of spots: See avobe
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/19/2017 - 05/20/2017 See avobe 3940

SELC 8131 - RIDE: Research in dental education

By Dr. Stefanie Seitz and Ms. Dana English if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Ms. Dana English

This selective is for students pursuing the Distinction in Dental Education who desire to acquire skills in educational research beyond the core expectations of the THP. The course goal is to enhance the capacity of participants to design research studies that explore educational issues, to obtain funding to support research and to disseminate findings via publication. RIDE has 3 components: designing educational research, grant writing, and writing for publication. Students work in teams to plan and implement an educational research project. During seminars on grant writing, teams develop and present a grant application project and receive a critique. During seminars writing for publication, participants complete writing exercises, critique a manuscript and write an abstract, which is presented to the class for peer feedback.

Semester: Spring
Who can sign up: DS3, DS4
Number of spots: 60
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
01/02/2018 - 05/11/2018 60 4019

SELC 8132 - Academic dental careers fellowship program

By Dr. Stefanie Seitz and Ms. Dana English if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Ms. Dana English

The ADCFP is a 12 month fellowship to prepare students to enter academic dentistry. Students complete ADCFP in collaboration with a faculty mentor. ADCFP students and mentors complete workshops on teaching strategies, curriculum innovation and education issues. Students do supervised classroom, lab and clinical teaching and interview faculty with different job foci to learn roles, functions and career development issues. Students conduct an educational research project and meet regularly with their faculty mentors to discuss their progress, culminating in poster presentations at educational conferences at UTHSCSA, UT System and national dental education meetings.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS4
Number of spots: 6
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 05/11/2018 6 4020

SELC 8160 - Molar endodontic

By Dr. John Suchina if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Kathryn Garcia

The molar endodontics elective allows students to initiate an appreciation for the knowledge and skills needed for successful endodontic treatment of uncomplicated molar teeth.  The course is partially self-directed involving self-study of textbook materials in Vital Source Bookshelf and other reading and video assignments in Canvas. Pre-clinical projects on extracted molar teeth are required prior to clinical participation.  Students who successfully complete the course, including satisfactory completion of two patient molar treatments under Endodontic faculty supervision, will be allowed to treat selected pre-approved molar cases in the General Practice Clinic. Instructor approval is required. Available after completion of Endo 7043.  Withdrawal is permitted at any time without recording on the transcript. Prerequisites: ENDO 6041, 6142 and 7043.

Semester: Spring
Who can sign up: DS4
Number of spots: 24
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
01/02/2018 - 05/11/2018 24 4021

SELC 8175 - Geriatric dentistry

By Dr. Tam Van if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Dr. Tam Van

Rising Senior dental students will have the opportunity to provide primary dental care and prevention services to a dynamic and diverse population of medically and functionally challenged older adults. The format of the summer selective is similar to that of the DS3 Geriatrics rotation, but with more patients, more treatment, and more discussions within each treatment session. Each summer selective session is two weeks and the treatment schedule is determined by the course director. Once enrolled and started, students are not allowed to miss sessions as patients will be scheduled.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 05/26/2017 3 3942
05/30/2017 - 06/09/2017 3 3943
06/12/2017 - 06/23/2017 3 3944

SELC 8181 - Comprehensive dentistry implant

By Dr. Stephanie Seitz if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Tammy Lund

This course provides a select group of DS-IV students who are planning to become general dentists the opportunity to place and restore implants. The course will consist of a pre-clinic rotation during the summer break, followed by didactic and clinical sections during the course of the academic year. Patients will present with uncomplicated implant placement.

Semester: Fall and Spring
Who can sign up: DS4
Number of spots: 16
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
07/05/2017 - 05/11/2018 16 4041

SELC 8181 - General dentistry implant

By Dr. Stephanie Seitz if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Tammy Lund

This course provides a select group of DS-IV students who are planning to become general dentists the opportunity to place and restore implants. The course will consist of a pre-clinic rotation during the summer break, followed by didactic and clinical sections during the course of the academic year. Patients will present with uncomplicated implant placement.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: Yes, if you are interested please contact

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
06/12/2017 - 06/23/2017 16 3945

SELC 8221 - Heroes for the homeless, Haven for Hope, SACDC

By Dr. Adriana Green if you have any questions specific to this selective, please contact Danette M. Besancon

Summer Selective 8221 will be taking place at the San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic (SACDC) at the Haven for Hope, located at 1 Haven for Hope Way. Students will gain clinical experience and cultural competency skills while caring for the underserved communities that include: the homeless, the Medicaid Prenatal Women, and the below poverty level community living near the clinic. The services that we primarily deliver include exams, SCRP, operative, and oral surgery procedures.  The SACDC is an excellent educational hands-on community service-learning experience in working with the underserved.

Semester: Summer
Who can sign up: DS3
Number of spots: See below
This selective requires permission to register: No

Date options Enrollment capacity Class number
05/15/2017 - 05/26/2017 4 3946