Post-Doctoral Prosthodontics (PR)

  • 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.
  • SDM PR 834: Temporomandibular Disorders, Occlusion and Orofacial Pain
    Orofacial pain is a component of dentistry concerned with the oral health care of patients with pain associate with the hard and soft tissues of the head, face and neck. The didactic lectures included in this course cover the spectrum of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and other chronic orofacial pain conditions (trigeminal neuralgia, atypical odontalgia and burning mouth syndrome). Principles of Occlusion are also included in this course. 1 cr, 1st sem.
  • SDM PR 840: Practice Management for the General Practitioner
    Addresses many of the non-technical aspects of dental practice, including office location, design, financing and management of auxiliary staff. Discusses principles of peer review, quality management, business management and practice development, professional ethics, managed care, alternative health care delivery systems, referral issues, insurance, retirement plans, and investing strategies.
  • SDM PR 844: Implantology Literature Review
    A seminar course consisting of a comprehensive review of the current and classical literature in implantology and related fields. Review of the literature is followed by comment and discussion conducted by one of the masters in the field. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 845: Implantology Topics
    A presentation course given by leading experts of implantology topics with emphasis on current and classical implantology topics. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 846: Implantology Case Presentation
    A case presentation course by periodontology, prosthodontic and oral surgery residents on a variety of clinical implantology topics. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 847: Implantology Case Presentation
    A case presentation course by periodontology, prosthodontic and oral surgery residents on a variety of clinical implantology topics. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM PR 848: Implantology Case Presentation
    A case presentation course by periodontology, prosthodontic and oral surgery residents on a variety of clinical implantology topics. 5th and 6th sem.
  • SDM PR 849: Introduction to implant restoration
    This course reviews principles and techniques of restoring osseointegrated root-form implants with fixed and removable dental prostheses. Instructional methods include a Powerpoint presentation of clinical and laboratory procedures for the fabrication of fixed and removable prostheses followed by a hands-on simulation session. 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 852: Implantology for the General Practitioner
    A series of lectures covering the history of implants, tissue bio-compatibility, and bio-mechanics. Encompasses tissue biology, patient selection, diagnosis, treatment planning, and literature review. Includes presentation of oral surgery and prosthodontic considerations utilizing different implant systems. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 861: Contemporary Prosthodontic Literature
    This course introduces residents to recent prosthodontic literature and familiarizes them with a variety of primary prosthodontic journals as well as secondary and tertiary journals. Various levels of scientific power within the literature will be investigated to highlight the depth, breadth, and complexity of this relevant body of knowledge. This course is designed to foster among the residents an attitude of "life-long learning" through regular, disciplined reading of the literature. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 862: Contemporary Prosthodontic Literature
    This course introduces residents to recent prosthodontic literature and familiarizes them with a variety of primary prosthodontic journals as well as secondary and tertiary journals. Various levels of scientific power within the literature will be investigated to highlight the depth, breadth, and complexity of this relevant body of knowledge. This course is designed to foster among the residents an attitude of "life-long learning" through regular, disciplined reading of the literature. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM PR 863: Contemporary Prosthodontic Literature
    This course introduces residents to recent prosthodontic literature and familiarizes them with a variety of primary prosthodontic journals as well as secondary and tertiary journals. Various levels of scientific power within the literature will be investigated to highlight the depth, breadth, and complexity of this relevant body of knowledge. This course is designed to foster among the residents an attitude of "life-long learning" through regular, disciplined reading of the literature. 5th and 6th sem.
  • SDM PR 865: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Anterior Restorations
    An in-depth study of the interdisciplinary strategies of anterior fixed prosthodontic treatment. Topics covered include: * Effective and patient-driven case presentation and documentation * Diagnosis and treatment planning with emphasis on the interdisciplinary approach * Treatment with periodontal and orthodontic aspects as integral component of the final treatment * The use of different modalities in restoring teeth including conservative tooth preparation and conservative restorations * Material selection for the final restorations for predictable outcomes * Partial coverage ceramic restorations for posterior teeth
  • SDM PR 901: Prosthodontic Literature Review
    Current and classical prosthodontic literature as a basis for substantive discussion of concepts in therapy and research. Special emphasis is placed on the principles of evidence-based health care and critical review of the dental literature. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM PR 905: General Dentistry Clinic
    This year-long clinical component consists of approximately 1,700 hours of comprehensive patient care. Residents are supervised and evaluated in specific criteria: quality of the clinical work, ability to assess their own work, diagnostic skills, patient referrals, and ability to work with a range of dental specialists. In effect, the residents act as coordinators of the patients' total oral health care. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 911: Clinical Prosthodontics
    Advanced clinical experiences in all phases of complex fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics under direct supervision of the prosthodontic faculty. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 912: Clinical Prosthodontics
    Advanced clinical experiences in all phases of complex fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics under direct supervision of the prosthodontic faculty. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM PR 913: Clinical Prosthodontics
    Advanced clinical experiences in all phases of complex fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics under direct supervision of the prosthodontic faculty. 5th and 6th sem.
  • SDM PR 918: Student Teaching
    Graduate students have the opportunity to synthesize their knowledge and experience through involvement with limited, supervised teaching assignments. During these assignments, graduate students act as teaching assistants in the school's predoctoral program. 5th or 6th sem.