Courses

  • SDM PH 544: Integrated Problems in Practice Management IV
    This course provides information necessary for a new graduate to obtain a position as an oral health-care provider. Topics discussed include jurisprudence, risk management (disability and liability insurance coverage and products), third party reimbursement, provider compensation models, personal finance (retirement and student loan repayment), interview techniques, and employment contract assessment.
  • SDM PH 610: Applied Professional Experience Clerkship (APEX)
    During the summer, at the end of their first year, students participate in an 8 week internship rotation at community health centers or private practices approved and affiliated with GSDM. During this time, students are allowed to participate in the provision of patient care. Students experience the different roles of the dental team, and perform a series of observational and hands-on activities that reinforce their knowledge and application of infection control measures, production and evaluation of intraoral radiographs, diagnostic procedures, patient evaluation, caries risk assessment, patient education and preventive dentistry.
  • SDM PH 644: Externship
    Students are assigned to alternative treatment settings such as Community Health Centers and Hospital based dental clinics for 10 week rotations. These rotations provide opportunities for continued growth of students clinical skills, as well as enhancement in skills in the following areas: treatment planning, diagnosis, critical thinking and time management. This course also provides the students with experience in treating diverse patient populations.
  • SDM PH 650: Elective Externships
    Elective externships are offered for students in their final year of dental school. These are short-term externships typically 1 week in length designed primarily for students to visit programs they are considering for postdoctoral advanced education. They encompass different disciplines of dentistry, at various dental schools and hospitals throughout the United States or Canada. A student's participation is indicated by a Pass/Fail annotation on their transcript, although there is no credit assigned to this course. Participation is typically limited to no more than two separate experiences. Dr. Zea. 0 cr
  • SDM PH 660: International Externship Exchange Program
    This is a school-sponsored global initiative available to students in the final year of the 4-year dental program. This two-week elective externship consists of clinical rotations in various areas of dental medicine at one or more schools/universities of dentistry/stomatology in China, Thailand, Japan and England. Currently, participating sites include: Fourth Military Medical University School of Stomatology (FMMUSS) in Xian, China; Shanghai Jiaotong University College of Stomatology (SJUSS) in Shanghai, China; Peking University School of Stomatology (PKUSS) in Beijing, China; Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University (FDCU) in Bangkok, Thailand; Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) in Tokyo, Japan; and the University of Manchester School of Dentistry (UoMSD) in Manchester, England. These are world-leading sites with advanced teaching facilities, well qualified English speaking faculty, and large numbers and diversity of patients. GSDM students will be exposed to these institutions' recognized strength in clinical services, with outstanding clinicians, state-of-the-art facilities, and comprehensive approach to all aspects of Dental Medicine. Selection of GSDM students is competitive and requires formal application to the GSDM Office of Global and Population Health. A student's participation is indicated by a Pass/Fail annotation on their transcript. Although this is a credit-bearing activity, elective courses are not included in calculations of student G.P.A. Ms. Held. 0.25 cr
  • SDM PH 763: Bioethics and Law
    Introduces models of applied ethics used within the field of dentistry. With lectures, case studies, and class discussion, students engage in identification and analysis of ethical dilemmas. Topics include professional responsibility and ethical principles, the doctor-patient relationship, the dentist and the community, and ethical conduct in science. 1st sem.
  • SDM PH 800: Introduction to Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Introductory course in biostatistics and epidemiology.
  • SDM PH 803: Biostatistics
    Designed for master's and doctoral students. Introduces the concepts and techniques of biostatistics used in dental research and referred to in dental literature. Emphasizes the fundamentals of statistical logic and presents the basic principles of experimental design, statistical inference, and probability. Examples from current basic sciences research, survey research, and clinical trials augment the presentation of statistical theory. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 804: Advanced Topics in Statistical Analysis Using Computers
    Prerequisite: SDM PH 803. In-depth coverage of concepts taught in Biostatistics (PH 803). Includes a more detailed discussion of estimation techniques, central limit theorem, analysis of variance, regression and correlation, and analysis of covariance. Multivariate techniques are covered in conjunction with Epi-info and SAS facilities at the Boston University Office of Information Technology. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 806: Environmental Health
    Familiarizes students with issues in environmental health. Topics include environmental health hazards such as air, water, and food quality, human settlement, and industrial activities, including diseases associated with these issues, and assessing, controlling, and preventing these hazards. 1st sem
  • SDM PH 808: Health Care Management and Finance
    Topics include accounting principles, budgetary processes, accounting documentation, and cash flow analysis, with an emphasis on dental care delivery using computer simulation. 1st sem.
  • SDM PH 810: Introduction to Dental Public Health
    This course presents an overview of dental public health. Through lectures, class discussions, and projects, students will learn to apply the principles of dental public health, dental epidemiology, community-based oral health promotion, disease prevention strategies, and outcome assessment. 1st sem.
  • SDM PH 812: Oral Epidemiology
    This course will provide the student with 1) the principles of epidemiology, relating these principles to the diseases of the oral cavity and 2) demonstrate the designs for clinical and community-based studies. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to understand the strengths and limitations in the design of such studies. 1st sem.
  • SDM PH 821: Dental Public Health Literature Review
    This course will provide the students with the tools to critically evaluate the literature. Students will become familiar with the classical dental literature. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 822: Dental Public Health Literature Review
    This course will provide the students with the tools to critically evaluate the literature. Students will become familiar with the classical dental literature. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 823: Dental Public Health Literature Review
    This course will provide the students with the tools to critically evaluate the literature. Students will become familiar with the classical dental literature. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 872: Current Issues in Dental Public Health
    This course provides the student with an overview of current concepts and programs in dental public health and their relationship to the four major dental public health competency areas: health policy and administration, health promotion and disease prevention, delivery systems, and research. The course will familiarize students with various approaches to meeting the oral health needs of high risk populations on the local, national, and international levels.
  • SDM PH 888: Seminars in Dental Public Health
    This course gives the student the opportunity to interact with invited speakers who are leaders in the field of Dental Public Health, Dentistry or affiliated disciplines. The amount of credit awarded will vary depending on the duration of study. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 889: Seminars in Dental Public Health
    This course gives the student the opportunity to interact with invited speakers who are leaders in the field of Dental Public Health, Dentistry or affiliated disciplines. The amount of credit awarded will vary depending on the duration of study. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 890: Seminars in Dental Public Health
    This course gives the student the opportunity to interact with invited speakers who are leaders in the field of Dental Public Health, Dentistry or affiliated disciplines. The amount of credit awarded will vary depending on the duration of study. 1st and 2nd sem.