Table 2

Examples of social determinants of health education for students at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and/or Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

General TopicContent TypeExamples
Geriatrics/aging populationLectureBiomedical considerations of aging
Managing chronic disease
Long-term care policies
Cognitive changes/behavioral management of patients with cognitive concerns
Experiential learningRotation in assisted living facility
Oral diagnosisLecture/examsDifferential diagnosis (e.g., pathology, oral diagnosis, radiology, treatment planning)
Collaborative learningDental grand rounds
Pediatric dentistryExperiential learningRotation in special needs clinic
Performance of caries risk assessment on a pediatric patient
PeriodonticsExperiential learningPeriodontics diagnosis, including assessment of condition, identifying etiologic factors, and formulating and communicating a home care plan to address the condition
Community experiencesExperiential learningRural practice rotation experience
Community dental clinic rotation experience in student-run federally qualified health center and other community health centers