About Extramural Rotations
For over thirty years, the College of Dentistry has been sending fourth-year dental students into established dental practices in Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota and Kansas with a preceptor - a professional dentist who acts as a mentor and directs students in their practice. The goal of extramural rotations is for students to receive hands-on experience in running a private practice. Students complete three-week rotations: one rotation in a rural private practice and one in a public health clinic.
Extramural rotations are part of the service learning policy and an educational requirement for all students. The service learning curriculum includes the following courses: Human Behavior Analysis, Problems in Patient Management, Practice Management, Extramural Programs, Seminar in Practice Management, and Research, Ethics and Public Health.
Information for Preceptors
Jennifer K. Kallio, DDS