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 OP 803: Seminar: Operative Dentistry
    Literature review format seminars. Small group discussions to critically review current literature on topics in restorative dentistry. Students design and present lectures to the group. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM OP 806: Digital Dentistry in Prosthodontics and Restorative Science
    The didactic and hand on course Digital Dentistry in Prosthodontics and Restorative Science is a continuation and extension of the restorative sciences curriculum. It provides residents with fundamental knowledge of principles and basic techniques of digital dentistry. This course will offer a wide range of experiences in digital dentistry from examination, treatment planning, mandibular function analyzes, airway, designing (CAD), production (CAM) to the application of dental research. The course serves a pivotal role in bridging the basic knowledge of digital dentistry in prosthodontics and restorative sciences, in which classes are taken predominantly and concurrently during the first-year residency, and the various subsequent clinical science courses. The student is made aware of how advances in dentistry are derived from scientific approaches and how the modern dentist has to be able to understand scientific data dealing with the digital world of restorative sciences. Current trends in dentistry demand that the practitioner can evaluate digital data intelligently, to make judgments on new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies.
  • SDM OP 807: Preclinical Technique
    Laboratory instruction in instrumentation, development of cavity preparation, and provisional restorations. Cavities fabricated and restorative materials placed with attention to outline form, retention and resistance form, line and point angles, reestablishment of tooth morphology, occlusion contact placement, and function. 1st sem.
  • SDM OP 820: Treatment Planning Conferences
    This series of monthly seminars focuses on student presentation of their clinical cases for group review and discussion with attending faculty. Semester 1 & 2.
  • SDM OP 825: Clinical Case Conferences
    This series of seminars focuses on developing materials and treatment concepts in the application of digital technology for dental treatment. Semester 1 & 2.
  • SDM OP 830: Advanced Chairside CAD/CAM Restoration
    This series of seminars and clinical exercises develop knowledge and skills in the application of chairside CAD/CAM restorations for anterior and implant restorations. Semester 1 & 2.
  • SDM OP 835: Advanced Laboratory CAD/CAM Restoration
    This series of monthly seminars and clinical exercises develop understanding and skills in applying cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) and digital technology for the assessment, planning, and treatment with implant restorations and multiple unit fixed partial dentures. Semester 1 & 2.
  • SDM OP 911: Clinical Digital Dentistry
    Clinical participation in all phases of restorative dentistry with special emphasis on the use of digital technology to diagnose, treatment plan, and fabricate restorations and prosthodontic devices for the patient. Semester 1 & 2.
  • SDM OP 912: Clinical Operative Dentistry I
    Clinical participation in routine operative dentistry procedures. Special attention is given to diagnosis, treatment planning, and the relationship of restorative dentistry to other disciplines.
  • SDM OP 913: Clinical Operative Dentistry II
    Clinical participation in all phases of operative dentistry procedures with special emphasis on esthetics and on patients with multidisciplinary needs. Included are clinical rotations in community health centers. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM OP 915: Digital Dentistry Literature Review
    This monthly series of seminars focuses on literature review of emerging digital dentistry technology and clinical techniques. Semester 1.
  • SDM OP 916: Literature Review
  • SDM OP 991: Research: Operative Dentistry
    Approved research in operative dentistry.
  • SDM OP 992: Research: Operative Dentistry
    Approved research in operative dentistry.
  • SDM OP 993: Research: Operative Dentistry
    Approved research in operative dentistry.
  • SDM OR 530: Orthodontics
    This predoctoral course discusses concepts in the growth and development of the craniofacial complex, the diagnosis, etiology and development of malocclusions with special focus on their diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment planning. Intervention in growth problems for children and minor tooth movement for adults are included as well as an Invsalign certification course.
  • SDM OR 801: Orthodontic Fundamentals
    This seven-week course is intended to quickly acquaint new orthodontic graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the clinic. In addition to lectures, there are demonstrations, practice sessions for the clinical skills, and significant amounts of background reading. Dr. Will and faculty 1st summer, 80 hours
  • SDM OR 803: Clinical Growth and Development
    This course discusses clinical aspects of craniofacial growth and development for the orthodontist. Topics include normal craniofacial growth, psychosocial development, growth modification during orthodontic treatment, and clefts and craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Motro.1st and 2nd sem., 25 hours.
  • SDM OR 805: Orthodontics Seminar I
    A six-part course for first-year residents comprising the following seminars: OR 805.1 Orthodontic documentation: comprehensively document problems related to orofacial health and malocclusion. Case write-ups are emphasized using the American Board of Orthodontics case format. 1 cr, 1st sem., 20 hours. OR 805.3 Diagnosis & Treatment Planning: Developing basic skills in orthodontic diagnosis & treatment planning. Dr. Blau, 3 cr, 1st and 2nd sem., 60 hours. OR 805.4 Zen and the Way of Orthodontics: A beginning course about discovery and contemplation. Dr. Drizen, 4 cr, 1st and 2nd sem., 80 hours. OR 805.5 Orthognathic Surgery: Diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment of dentofacial deformities. Dr. Sherwood, 1st and 2nd sem. OR 805.6 Removable Aligner Treatment: Developing basic skills in Invisalign. Dr. Blau, 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM OR 806: Technique and Wirebending
    This course for first year residents develops wire bending skills for a variety of applications within orthodontic treatment. Additional sessions teach the residents welding and soldering, the placement of brackets through training on models, headgear and lip bumper design with mannequin practice, indirect bonding, effective communication, improving compliance, and retention practices.