Courses

  • SDM PD 823: Advanced Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry
    An in-depth course of seminars that review the current literature related to pediatric dentistry. Residents from both the first and second year attend. 3rd-4th sem.
  • SDM PD 824: Advanced Case Presentations in Pediatric Dentistry
    The purpose of the course is to introduce the resident to the discipline of case workup, analysis, and presentation. During the second year of the program, six cases must be documented, analyzed and presented. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM PD 911: Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
    Residents rotate through the various clinical sites on a three- to six-month basis. During the first year of the program,residents are closely supervised while developing skills in diagnosis, radiographic technique, treatment planning, preventive and restorative dentistry, space management, trauma management and nonpharmacologic behavior management. As the various clinical skills develop, residents progress to managing children with more complex special health care needs,which often requires interaction and coordination with other medical departments within the hospitals and with outside clinics and practitioners. Significant experience is gained in pharmacologic behavior management techniques for children including nitrous oxide analgesia and oral sedation with combination agents. Residents provide care to patients under general anesthesia at both Franciscan Hospital for Children and Boston Medical Center. 1st-2nd sem.
  • SDM PD 912: Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
    Residents rotate through the various clinical sites on a three- to six-month basis. During the first year of the program, residents are closely supervised while developing skills in diagnosis, radiographic technique, treatment planning, preventive and restorative dentistry, space management, trauma management and nonpharmacologic behavior management. As the various clinical skills develop, residents progress to managing children with more complex special health care needs, which often requires interaction and coordination with other medical departments within the hospitals and with outside clinics and practitioners. Significant experience is gained in pharmacologic behavior management techniques for children including nitrous oxide analgesia and oral sedation with combination agents. Residents provide care to patients under general anesthesia at both Franciscan Hospital for Children and Boston Medical Center. 3rd-4th sem.
  • SDM PD 916: Clinical Orthodontics
    Residents develop clinical expertise through practical application of orthodontic principles developed in lectures and seminars. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM PD 918: Clinical Anesthesia
    This course introduces the resident to the basic principles of general anesthesia. Residents participate in the administration of general anesthesia to dental and medical surgical cases. Pre- and postoperative evaluation as well as intra-operative monitoring of the surgical patient is stressed. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PD 920: Clinical Pediatric Medicine
    The goal of the month-long rotation in clinical pediatrics is to expose the resident to the practice of pediatric medicine in order to gain knowledge and experience in the management of healthy and sick children, adolescents, and those with special health care needs. 3rd or 4th sem.
  • SDM PD 981: Research in Pediatric Dentistry
    Residents must initiate and complete a research project using the elements of scientific method, including research design, accurate reporting, critical thinking, and the formulation of conclusions based upon scientific data rather than opinion. Affiliation with hospitals, medical institutions and other health-oriented organizations is encouraged to foster collaborative research. An in-depth didactic course on research methodology in the first semester will provide residents with a basic knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts in research methodology and their applications in clinical pediatric dental research. The course will review concepts in epidemiology and biostatistics emphasizing on their applications in oral health research which will enable residents to effectively conduct and interpret scientific research. This course will also introduce data management and data analysis using statistical software. During the course students will explore ideas for their research project and initiate data collection for their research. 1st -- 2nd sem.
  • SDM PD 982: Research in Pediatric Dentistry
    Residents continue working on their research projects. A research seminar during the 3rd semester will review and reinforce the concepts in research methodology and their applications in clinical pediatric dental research. We will also review data management and data analysis. During the seminar residents will have an opportunity to analyze and interpret their research data. By the end of the fourth semester residents complete their research projects. To fulfill the research requirements residents present their research work in a department meeting and submit a research paper in the format of a journal publication. 3rd -- 4th sem.
  • SDM PD 991: Research: Pediatric Dentistry
    Research in pediatric dentistry and related fields designed as a partial requirement for the MSD or DScD in pediatric dentistry. Students must initiate and complete a research project using the elements of scientific method, including research design, statistical analyses, accurate reporting, critical thinking, and the formulation of conclusions based upon scientific data. An in-depth didactic course on research methodology will provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts in research methodology and their applications in clinical pediatric dental research. This course will review concepts in epidemiology, biostatistics and will introduce data analyses using a statistical software which will enable students to effectively conduct and interpret scientific research. 1st -- 2nd sem.
  • SDM PD 992: Research: Pediatric Dentistry
    Research in pediatric dentistry and related fields designed as a partial requirement for the MSD or DScD in pediatric dentistry. Students continue working on their research projects. During the 3rd -- 4th semesters students obtain IRB approval for their research projects and initiate data collection. Students enroll in elective courses and participate in department research activities. 1st -- 2nd sem.
  • SDM PD 993: Research: Pediatric Dentistry
    Research in pediatric dentistry and related fields designed as a partial requirement for the MSD or DScD in pediatric dentistry. Students continue working on their research projects and collect data actively. Data analysis must be initiated and preliminary results should be presented. Students participate in department research activities and various research seminars. 3rd -- 4th sem.
  • SDM PD 994: Research: Pediatric Dentistry
    Research in pediatric dentistry and related fields designed as a partial requirement for the MSD or DScD in pediatric dentistry. Students complete data collection for their research projects. Data analyses is completed and results are presented. Students work on their thesis and defend their research in a department meeting. To fulfill the research requirements students must submit their thesis and a research paper in the format of a journal publication. Students are also required to present in at least one national or international scientific meeting. 5th -- 6th sem.
  • SDM PE 520: Periodontology I
    This course presents the clinical and microscopic characteristics of the periodontium in healthy and diseased states. Diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes assessment are discussed.
  • SDM PE 521: Preclinical Periodontology
    This clinical course includes experience in performing diagnostic and preventive periodontal procedures with student partners.
  • SDM PE 530: Periodontology II
    This course presents a continuation of the discussion of concepts presented in PE 520. Emphasis is placed on the diagnosis and clinical management of periodontal disease, including the principles and techniques of periodontal surgery.
  • SDM PE 640: Clinical Periodontology II
    This clinical course emphasizes not only treatment of the patient's existing periodontal disease, but also maintenance of healthy periodontium through patient education.
  • SDM PE 670: Current Topics in Dentistry
    PE 670 is an elective course which will review current and classic literature of timely controversial dental topics. The course is a seminar format, and will be limited in size to promote discussion among the participants. The purpose of this course is to provide didactic instruction to the pre-doctoral student that teaches the student to critically evaluate published studies, and to compare and contrast the at times contradictory information provided in multiple studies on the same controversial topic. The course will encourage active learning utilizing critical thinking and active participation throughout each session. Students will be required to understand and critically evaluate study design, as well as any flaws or limitations that might bias results. This course provides students with the opportunities to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to integrate new information as lifelong learners, and critically assess the value of published studies, and how they might impact and alter rationale for treatment throughout their career.
  • SDM PE 764: Current Concepts in Periodontology
    Provides an overview of the clinical field of Periodontology. Emphasizes the recognition and diagnosis of periodontal disease states and their classifications. An overview of periodontal therapy is included emphasizing clinical procedures for the nonperiodontology specialist. 1st sem.
  • SDM PE 800: Histology & Embryology of the Periodontium
    This course includes resident presentations of salient aspects of the origin of periodontal structures. Examples of the importance of oral structures with respect to clinical procedures will be provided. Treatment options will be analyzed in terms of anatomic limitations.