Oral Biology (OB)

  • SDM OB 511: Oral Biology I
    This course is a comprehensive consideration of the embryology, microscopic and macroscopic structure, and functions of the orofacial complex. Material from the other basic sciences is expanded and related to the oral cavity. Emphasis is on the normal state of oral health.
  • SDM OB 520: Oral Biology II
    The second-year course in oral biology expands on concepts introduced in the first year. Emphasizes specific oral structures and functions and introduces the biology of oral disease states. Includes a section on clinical nutrition as it relates to systemic diseases and oral health.
  • SDM OB 761: Oral Microbiology
    Distribution, ecology, and pathogenic potential of oral microbiota. Pathogenicity of components of bacterial plaque and their role in the development of oral diseases. Mechanisms of local and systematic resistance to pathogenic oral microbiota.
  • SDM OB 763: Basic Processes in Oral Biology
    Examines biological processes at the cellular and molecular levels. Provides a basis to understand the events that regulate inflammation; wound healing; bone formation and resorption; salivary proteins and their relevance to mineral homeostasis.; Oral immunology as it pertains to constructive and destructive oral tissues. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM OB 766: Oral Immunology & Microbiology
    Immunology section: The purpose of this course is to present material relative to the subject of oral immunobiology. The course will deal with the basics of the immune reaction from a subcellular level to an entire host reaction as they pertain to the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease processes in oral cavity. This course will relate basic science findings to the clinical situations with an emphasis on treatment modalities for delivering clinical care. It is also the purpose of the course to provide an understanding of disease pathogenesis so that an informed basis of therapy can be recommended. Microbiology section: The purpose of this course is to examine the complex microbial ecology of the mouth, with focus on the key microbes involved in dental diseases. The course will include the basic aspects of oral biofilm formation and microbial pathogenicity, with focus on the microbial diversity involved in caries, periodontal and periapical infections. There will be a short analysis of diagnostic microbial identification, as well as treatment modalities. This course will attempt to link microbial clinical problems with basic infectious disease concepts, for a well informed approach to treatment.
  • SDM OB 830: Research Writing
    Identifies and defines the components and uses of research protocol, the underlying research methodology and data, and the construction of a prudent work schedule essential to complete a research project. Includes the development of a protocol based on the student's thesis topic. 1st sem.
  • SDM OB 850: Oral Biology Journal Club
    Weekly review and discussion of current pertinent literature in oral biology and related fields. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM OB 852: Oral Biology Journal Club
    Weekly review and discussion of current pertinent literature in oral biology and related fields. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM OB 991: Research: Oral Biology
    Research to satisfy the requirements for the MS, MSD, DSc, DScD, and PhD degrees. Thesis and dissertation projects conducted in any of the biomedical sciences with focus on oral structures and/or functions. For the DSc. DScD or PhD degrees a dissertation defense is required. 1st-10th sem. As relevant credit requirements depends on the academic degree. Please see description above.
  • SDM OB 992: Research: Oral Biology
    Research to satisfy the requirements for the MS, MSD, DSc, DScD, and PhD degrees. Thesis and dissertation projects conducted in any of the biomedical sciences with focus on oral structures and/or functions. For the DSc. DScD or PhD degrees a dissertation defense is required. 1st-10th sem. As relevant credit requirements depends on the academic degree. Please see description above.
  • SDM OB 993: Research: Oral Biology
    Research to satisfy the requirements for the MS, MSD, DSc, DScD, and PhD degrees. Thesis and dissertation projects conducted in any of the biomedical sciences with focus on oral structures and/or functions. For the DSc. DScD or PhD degrees a dissertation defense is required. 1st-10th sem. As relevant credit requirements depends on the academic degree. Please see description above.
  • SDM OB 994: Research: Oral Biology
    Research to satisfy the requirements for the MS, MSD, DSc, DScD, and PhD degrees. Thesis and dissertation projects conducted in any of the biomedical sciences with focus on oral structures and/or functions. For the DSc. DScD or PhD degrees a dissertation defense is required. 1st-10th sem. As relevant credit requirements depends on the academic degree. Please see description above.
  • SDM OB 995: Research: Oral Biology
    Research to satisfy the requirements for the MS, MSD, DSc, DScD, and PhD degrees. Thesis and dissertation projects conducted in any of the biomedical sciences with focus on oral structures and/or functions. For the DSc. DScD or PhD degrees a dissertation defense is required. 1st-10th sem. As relevant credit requirements depends on the academic degree. Please see description above.