Extramural Rotations


About Extramural Rotations

For over thirty years, the College of Dentistry has been sending fourth-year dental students into established dental practices with a preceptor (a professional dentist who acts as a mentor and directs students in their practice) for firsthand experience in running a private practice. These students complete three-week rotations: one rotation in a rural private practice and one in a public health clinic.

The UNMC College of Dentistry is a state-supported school with it’s first priority being to provide dentists for the state of Nebraska. As a regional dental school, we also accept students and preceptors from Wyoming, South Dakota and Kansas for student rotations.

Extramural rotations are part of the service learning policy and an educational requirement for all students. Oral Biology faculty serve as the directors for the following six courses that contribute to the service learning curriculum: Human Behavior Analysis, Problems in Patient Management, Practice Management, Extramural Programs, Seminar in Practice Management, and Research, Ethics and Public Health.

Information for Preceptors

Getting Started as a Preceptor


Sandy Williamson, sandy.williamson@unmc.edu