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SDM PR 750: Preclinical Restorative
Laboratory instruction that will introduce new techniques and enhance technical restorative skills. Will provide exposure to procedures not exposed at the pre-doctoral level and give in-depth rationales of all potential clinical procedures that students will be expected to perform during their clinical career. 1st sem.
SDM PR 761: Occlusion
Principles of occlusion. The analysis and management of occlusal problems as related to periodontology and restorative dentistry. 1st sem.
SDM PR 780: Medically Compromised Adults and Older Adults: The Geriatric Dental Medicine Patient and Adults Living Longer with Special Needs
Course to address common changes in the oral cavity encountered in older adults with disabilities. Recommendations for appropriate oral hygiene for adults with disabilities and their caretakers. Treatment Considerations Specific to the aging population with disabilities. 1 cr, 2nd sem.
SDM PR 801: Fixed Prosthodontics
This advanced level course reviews all aspects of fixed prosthodontic therapy with special emphasis on contemporary materials and techniques and the principles of occlusion as they relate to fixed prosthodontics. 1st and 2nd sem.
SDM PR 803: Complete Denture Prosthodontics
This course comprehensively reviews contemporary principles and techniques used for the restoration of totally edentulous jaws with complete dentures, including implant-supported overdentures. 1st and 2nd sem.
SDM PR 805: Esthetic Dentistry for the Prosthodontist
This course reviews the principles of esthetics as they relate to contemporary prosthodontics. Basic materials and methods used to improve the esthetic appearance of patients are described and illustrated in detail. Topics covered include: porcelain laminate veneers, inlays and onlays; all-ceramic complete crowns; principles of color and shade selection; composite resin bonding; the interaction of esthetics and function; esthetic management of the dentogingival unit; tooth whitening; and esthetic control with implant-supported prostheses.
SDM PR 806: Removable Partial Dentures
Advanced-level course related to the treatment of partially edentulous patients with removable partial dentures. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis, treatment planning, and methods of stress control. 1st and 2nd sem.
SDM PR 807: Patient Presentation and Treatment Planning Seminar
Series of seminars on diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex prosthodontic needs. Residents develop expertise in comprehensive treatment planning along with the development of presentation skills. 1st and 2nd sem.
SDM PR 808: Patient Presentation and Treatment Planning Seminar
Series of seminars on diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex prosthodontic needs. Residents develop expertise in comprehensive treatment planning along with the development of presentation skills. 3rd and 4th sem.
SDM PR 809: Patient Presentation and Treatment Planning Seminar
Series of seminars on diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex prosthodontic needs. Residents develop expertise in comprehensive treatment planning along with the development of presentation skills. 5th and 6th sem.
SDM PR 810: Case Presentation and Treatment Planning Seminar
Comprehensive patient care conference exploring diagnosis, treatment planning and management of ongoing clinical cases.
SDM PR 812: Prosthodontics Seminar and Literature Review
An in-depth review of procedures and techniques in restorative dentistry, including an extensive review of a wide range of research articles discussing restorative procedures and innovations. 1st sem.
SDM PR 813: Literature Review in General Dentistry
A weekly seminar and review of current and classic articles of different disciplines in general dentistry. 1st and 2nd sem.
SDM PR 815: Basic Prosthodontic Techniques
Laboratory course in which students participate in preclinical prosthodontic techniques and concepts, as well as advanced laboratory techniques. 1st sem.
SDM PR 818: Principles of Gnathology
Review of the historical development of gnathologic principles and techniques, including the use of the pantograph and completely adjustable articulator.
SDM PR 821: Maxillofacial Prosthetics
A comprehensive didactic program focusing on all aspects of the rehabilitation of patients with congenital and acquired maxillofacial defects.
SDM PR 825: Postdoctoral Biomaterials
In-depth discussion of all dental materials related to the practice of restorative dentistry. Reviews the latest polymer and ceramic chemistry as well as the metallurgy of precious and nonprecious metals. 1st and 2nd sem.
SDM PR 828: Esthetic Dentistry
Introduces residents to principles, treatment planning, treatment methodology and the most recent developments in esthetic dentistry. Course is designed to prepare residents to diagnose, plan and provide clinical care to patients with problems related to dental esthetics. Topics include: principles of esthetic dentistry, tooth bleaching, use of direct and indirect resins, ceramic veneers, ceramic inlays/onlays, esthetics in fixed prosthodontics. 1st and 2nd sem.
SDM PR 830: Advanced Biomaterials
Two-semester course intended primarily for master's and doctor of science degree candidates. Lectures and seminars focus on topics in dental biomaterials including research methodology and update on the chemical, physical, and biological properties and clinical applications of ceramics, metals, composites, and other dental materials. 5th and 6th sem.
SDM PR 832: Temperomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain
A comprehensive review of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the temporomandibular articulation and muscles of mastication. Pathophysiology of pain along with methods of diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain. Special emphasis on the multidisciplinary management of patients with head and neck pain. 4th sem.