1. Evaluate and integrate emerging trends in health care
2. Utilize critical thinking to evaluate and integrate best research outcomes with clinical expertise and patient values for evidence-based practice.
3. Make professional decisions that satisfy legal, professional, and ethical principles.
4. Use self-evaluative skills to assess individual knowledge and abilities, to practice within the scope of one’s competence, and make appropriate professional referrals.
5. Collaborate effectively with other health professionals to facilitate the provision of overall health care.
6. Apply appropriate interpersonal and communication skills to create a humanistic environment.
7. Communicate effectively with diverse patients.
8. Provide prevention, intervention, and educational strategies.
9. Evaluate and apply regulatory agency requirements for dental practices such as infection control, HIPAA, and environmental and office safety programs.
10. Apply principles of risk management including informed consent.
11. Demonstrate effective business practices.
Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
12. Perform an examination to collect and apply biomedical information to evaluate the health, oral conditions, needs, and expectations of patients.
13. Recognize, diagnose and interpret normal and abnormal conditions of the orofacial complex to include oral cancer, occlusal and temporomandibular disease, craniofacial growth and development that require monitoring, treatment, or management.
14. Diagnose, manage, or treat patients consistent with their health conditions in all stages of life.
Establishment and Maintenance of a Healthy Oral Environment
Management of Emergency Situations
15. Recognize and manage dental emergencies.
Control of Pain and Anxiety
16. Safely prescribe and employ pharmacological agents and techniques to manage orofacial discomfort.
17. Diagnose, treatment plan, comprehensively treat, and maintain patients with periodontal disease.
18. Diagnose and treat diseases of pulpal and peri-radicular origin in.
Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapies
19. Diagnose and treat conditions requiring surgical procedures and non-surgical therapies on the oral hard and soft tissues.
20. Provide tooth restoration to restore anatomic form and function.
21. Provide and/or design appropriate fixed or removable restorations to replace missing teeth, including communication and managing dental laboratory procedures.
Outcome of Treatments
22. Analyze the outcomes of patient treatment to improve patient care.