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SDM EN 640: Clinical Endodontics
Clinical experiences consist of the diagnosis and treatment of pulpal and perapical dental pathology requiring endodontic intervention.
SDM OD 640: Clinical Oral Diagnosis & Radiology
This course consists of clinical rotations in the Division of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology in the third and fourth years. Students expose and interpret radiographs for new dental patients, perform initial screening examination, and diagnose incoming patients. Working with faculty comprehensive-care team leaders, students gain the analytical and decision-making skills necessary to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and coordinate patient care. During rotations students are periodically assigned to the dental emergency clinic. Under the supervision of faculty of the respective clinical departments, students have the opportunity to gain experience in diagnosing and managing patients with acute dental emergencies. The experience includes periodic assignments in managing patients returning for follow-up appointments. Emphasis is on preventive dentistry, patient education, and appropriate triage to meet patient requirements.
SDM OR 530: Orthodontics
This predoctoral course discusses 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 OS 530: Oral Surgery
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of tooth removal as well as minor and major oral surgical procedures. Patient history and physical examination are described. Emphasis will be given to the pre-surgical patient evaluation, risk management, and basic surgical principles.
SDM OS 640: Clinical Oral Surgery
This course provides a clinical rotation in oral and maxillofacial surgery in the third and fourth year. It is designed to give the undergraduate students clinical hands-on experience in office surgical procedures pertinent to the general dentist. The student may have the opportunity to observe and/or assist with more complicated procedures in the both the clinic and operating room setting during the rotation. Daily seminars are given throughout the rotation. Clinical rotation: Two weeks.
SDM PD 530: Pediatric Dentistry
This course discusses oral health problems during development and growth of the orofacial structures of the child and adolescent. The course focuses on training in patient management, preventive and restorative dentistry, treatment of traumatic dental injuries, and minor tooth movement.
SDM PD 640: Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
This course includes rotations in the children's dentistry clinics at the dental school, South Boston Community Health Center and South End Community Health Center during the year. Students receive training in preventive and restorative dentistry and in the treatment of traumatic dental injuries.
SDM PE 530: Periodontology II
This course presents a continuation of the discussion of concepts presented in PE 520. Emphasis is placed on the diagnosis and clinical management of periodontal disease, including the principles and techniques of periodontal surgery.
SDM PE 640: Clinical Periodontology II
This clinical course emphasizes not only treatment of the patient's existing periodontal disease, but also maintenance of healthy periodontium through patient education.
SDM PH 530: Health Care Law
This course continues to build the student's understanding and consideration of ethical issues in dental practice and introduces related legal principles. Through lecture and case discussion, the student will focus on ethical problem-solving in more complex patient-based cases and introduces legal concepts affecting the practice of dentistry including licensure, contract and tort law, patient abandonment, malpractice, informed consent and refusal, mandatory reporting laws, patient confidentiality and prudent behavior, diversity and discrimination laws.
SDM RS 532: Removable Prosthodontics II
This course discusses the edentulous and partially edentulous patient and the use of removable prostheses. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis, treatment planning and design. Attachments and implant retained prostheses are covered. Correlation is made with comprehensive clinical practice.
SDM RS 534: Fixed Prosthodontics II
This course provides a detailed study of the diagnosis, treatment plan, and techniques for fixed prosthodontic appliances. Stress is placed on the integration of periodontal and endodontic considerations that may affect the final prosthodontic appliance.
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 addresses the diagnosis of both fully and partially edentulous mouths as well as the design and fabrication of complete and partial denture appliances.