Courses

The listing of a course description here does not guarantee a course’s being offered in a particular semester. Please refer to the published schedule of classes on the Student Link for confirmation a class is actually being taught and for specific course meeting dates and times.

  • SDM RS 540: Implantology
    This course presents the scientific basis for diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical protocol, and prosthetic options in modern dental Implantology. Students will perform restorative Implantology procedures and CT scan evaluation in a simulated clinic setting.
  • SDM RS 542: Treatment Planning Seminar
    This seminar course focuses on real-world problem solving. There is a special emphasis on decision-making and patient communication in a private practice setting. It is an interactive course given in small group format.
  • SDM RS 544: Treatment Planning and Patient Management I
    "This didactic / clinical course will develop graduates who are competent in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning of patients throughout their lifecycle. The course is composed of Lectures, Case Based Learning and Assessment Exercises and Treatment Planning Seminars. Through these activities students learn skills that enable them to evaluate a patient's needs and develop an orderly, prioritized and sequential course of treatment that is problem based. Students are exposed to discriminating diagnostic skills and valuation assessment on treatment options based on risk. The student learns to present this information in a way that enables the patient to conceptualize what treatment he or she requires and to co-participate in an informed fashion in the development of their treatment plan. Through participation in this course students should develop realistic goals and expectations for patients and dentist. Using faculty supervised seminar presentations, the students develop comprehensive programs of dental care on theoretical patients. The care is problem based and consists of a recommended plan as well as an alternative plan of therapy. The idea is to challenge the students' ability to draw on their experiences and education to provide the best therapy choices they can conceive and defend. Additionally, the seminar presentation requires a conversation about the patient's medical or physical condition at a molecular or organ systems level that demonstrates the students' knowledge and mastery of biomedical science. The students are required to support a treatment concept, procedure or material choice that is proposed in the therapy of their patient and support their decisions based on the available evidence in the dental literature. This case presentation is delivered via PowerPoint to a group of students and is subjected to questions and debate. Demonstrating students' communication skills and comprehensive understanding of the presented material before peers and other dental professionals. "
  • SDM RS 545: Clinical Treatment Planning & Patient Management II
    "This clinical course is a sequel to RS544 and is seminar based. The aim is to continue to develop graduates who are competent in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning of patients throughout their lifecycle. The course is composed of weekly Treatment Planning Seminars. Through these activities students learn skills that enable them to evaluate a patient's needs and develop an orderly, prioritized and sequential course of treatment that is problem based. Students are exposed to discriminating diagnostic skills and valuation assessment on treatment options based on risk. The student learns to present this information in a way that enables the patient to conceptualize what treatment he or she requires and to co-participate in an informed fashion in the development of their treatment plan. Through participation in this course students should develop realistic goals and expectations for patients and dentist. Using faculty supervised seminar presentations, the students develop comprehensive programs of dental care on theoretical patients. The care is problem based and consists of a recommended plan as well as an alternative plan of therapy. The idea is to challenge the students' ability to draw on their experiences and education to provide the best therapy choices they can conceive and defend. Additionally, the seminar presentation requires a conversation about the patient's medical or physical condition at a molecular or organ systems level that demonstrates the students' knowledge and mastery of biomedical science. The students are required to support a treatment concept, procedure or material choice that is proposed in the therapy of their patient and support their decisions based on the available evidence in the dental literature. This case presentation is delivered via PowerPoint to a group of students and is subjected to questions and debate. Demonstrating students' communication skills and comprehensive understanding of the presented material before peers and other dental professionals. "
  • SDM RS 546: Clinical Treatment Planning & Patient Management
    This clinical course will develop graduates who are competent in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning of patients throughout their lifecycle. Additionally, this course seeks to develop competency in patient management and interpersonal skills. Through the use of faculty-supervised clinical experiences, seminars, and a faculty mentoring program, students develop comprehensive programs of patient care including patient education, prevention, and treatment of oral disease.
  • SDM RS 640: Clinical Operative Dentistry II
    This clinical course focuses on individual tooth restorations. Students provide comprehensive oral health care for patients, receiving hands-on training in a full range of restorative dentistry including amalgam, gold, porcelain, and composite resin restorative systems. The course explores the use of ceramics, composite material, and bonding techniques in cosmetic dentistry.
  • SDM RS 641: Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics II
    This clinical course focuses on fixed single-unit and fixed multiple-unit prosthesis. Students provide comprehensive oral health care for patients, receiving hands-on training in a full range of porcelain and gold fixed prosthesis.
  • SDM RS 642: Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II
    This clinical course focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of both fully and partially edentulous patients as well as the design and fabrication of complete and partial denture prostheses, utilizing principles and fundamentals in a technologically driven environment. The course explores comprehensively the following procedures, complete, overlay, immediate, interim, provisional, transitional, treatment dentures. Relines, rebases and repairs. All phases of Implant-retained overdentures and Digitally- fabricated complete and partial dentures.