Courses

  • SDM OR 812: Orthodontic Clinical Practice
    Supervised orthodontic clinical practice in the outpatient orthodontic clinic. 17 cr, 3rd through 4th sem. Midway through the fourth semester, this course will include orientation and outpatient care at the Franciscan Hospital for Children, where residents will gain experience treating children with special needs. This experience in addition to outpatient care at the Goldman School of Medicine. Dr Will and faculty; Dr. Himelhoch
  • SDM OR 813: Orthodontic Clinical Practice
    Supervised orthodontic clinical practice in the outpatient orthodontic clinic. This course includes outpatient care at the Goldman School of Dental Medicine as well as at the Franciscan Hospital for Children, where the residents will gain experience treating children with special needs. 12 cr, 5th through 6th sem.
  • SDM OR 821: Orthodontic Seminar II
    Shorter courses for second year residents comprising the following seminars: OR 821.1 The Efficiency and Business of Orthodontics: Etiology of malocclusions and dysfunction; selecting efficient alternative treatment mechanics; new technology tools; efficient management of a private orthodontic practice, Dr. Walker, 1 cr, 3rd and 4th sem., 16 hours. OR 821.2 Case Review/Selective Early Treatment: Issues related to orthodontic treatment of children and adults. Dr. Becker. 1 cr, 3rd and 4th sem., 16 hours. 821.3 ABO Review. Preparation for ABO phase 2 exam and annual assessment exams. Dr. Parsi and faculty, 1 cr, 4th sem., 10 hours. OR 821.4 Orthognathic Surgery: Diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment of dentofacial deformities. Dr. Mehra and faculty 1 cr, 3rd and 4th sem., 10 hours. OR 821.5: Bidimensional treatment: Practical and theoretical aspects of Bi-Dimensional orthodontic therapy in all types of malocclusions. 1 cr, 3rd and 4th sem., 12 hours.
  • SDM OR 830: Research Highlights
    The purpose of this course is to interrelate research skills with clinical orthodontics in order to prepare orthodontists for a lifetime of inquiry and assessment. The course promotes evidence-based interpretation of the literature and guides the residents with the basic information needed for their own research.
  • SDM OR 831: Orthodontics Seminar III
    Shorter specialty seminars for the third year residents comprising the following seminars: OR 831.1 Practice Management: Topics related to the efficient management of a private orthodontic practice. Dr. Blau. 1 cr, 6th sem., 12 hours. OR 831.2 Finishing and Retention: Discussions that focus on specific skills and knowledge related to finishing procedures and retention. Dr. Will, 1 cr., 5th and 6th sem., 15 hours. OR 831.3 Practice Alternatives: Topics related to establishing a private orthodontic practice. Dr. Blau. 1cr, 5th sem., 12 hours.
  • SDM OR 900: Case Presentation
    This course consists of case presentations given by students in all three years of the program. Cases presented include initial diagnosis and treatment planning, progress cases, problem cases, finished cases, and cases requiring interdisciplinary care. 3 cr, 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM OR 901: Case Presentation
    This course consists of case presentations given by students in all three years of the program. Cases presented include initial diagnosis and treatment planning, progress cases, problem cases, finished cases, and cases requiring interdisciplinary care. 3 cr, 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM OR 902: Case Presentation
    This course consists of case presentations given by students in all three years of the program. Cases presented include initial diagnosis and treatment planning, progress cases, problem cases, finished cases, and cases requiring interdisciplinary care. 3 cr, 5th and 6th sem.
  • SDM OR 910: Literature Review
    Current topics related to orthodontic clinical practice. 2 cr, 1st and 2nd sem., 32 hours.
  • SDM OR 920: Literature Review
    A weekly seminar concentrating on critical evaluation of current and classical orthodontic literature. 2 cr, 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM OR 950: Diagnosis and Occlusion
    Advanced diagnostic and occlusal adjustment techniques; the importance of occlusion in optimal orthodontic diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Chira. 1 cr, 1st and 2nd sem., 12 hours
  • SDM OR 951: Diagnosis and Occlusion
    Advanced diagnostic and occlusal adjustment techniques; the importance of occlusion in optimal orthodontic diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Chira. 1 cr, 3rd and 4th sem, 12 hours
  • SDM OR 952: Diagnosis and Occlusion
    Advanced diagnostic and occlusal adjustment techniques; the importance of occlusion in optimal orthodontic diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Chira. 5th and 6th sem., 12 hours
  • SDM OR 991: Research: Orthodontics
    Guided investigation of the field of orthodontics or its related preclinical sciences. Partially satisfies requirements for the MSD (4 cr, 1st-2nd sem.) or the DScD (4cr, 1st-2nd sem.)
  • SDM OR 992: Research: Orthodontics
    Guided investigation of the field of orthodontics or its related preclinical sciences. Partially satisfies requirements for the MSD (4 cr, 3rd-4th sem.) or the DScD. (4cr, 3rd-4th sem.)
  • SDM OR 993: Research: Orthodontics
    Guided investigation of the field of orthodontics or its related preclinical sciences. Partially satisfies requirements for the MSD (4 cr, 5th-6th sem.) or the DScD. (4 cr, 5th -- 6th sem.)
  • SDM OR 994: Research: Orthodontics
    Guided investigation of the field of orthodontics or its related preclinical sciences. Partially satisfies requirements for the DScD degree .(4cr, 7th -- 8th sem.)
  • SDM OR 995: Research: Orthodontics
    Guided investigation of the field of orthodontics or its related preclinical sciences. Partially satisfies requirements for the DScD degree (4cr., 9th-10th sem.)
  • SDM OS 520: General Medicine and Dental Correlations
    Lectures, case presentations, and demonstrations illustrate the relationships between the pathological processes of disease and their clinical manifestations. Emphasis is on the dental management of patients with complex medical problems.
  • SDM OS 521: Pain Control I
    This course presents the pharmacological aspects and indications for the use of local anesthetics as well as patient evaluation, relevant head and neck anatomy, neurophysiology and detailed discussion of injections techniques. It will introduce post-operative pain management, prescription and medical consultation writing and review local and systemic complications associated with local anesthesia administration. The course will provide an introduction into the impact of prescribing practices and review new technology, techniques and medications regarding local anesthetics. Each student will participate in a laboratory/clinical exercise, which will be offered in the spring semester, prior to entering the clinic.