AS 2

  • SDM EN 640: Clinical Endodontics
    Didactic seminar and clinical patient experiences consist of the diagnosis and treatment of pulpal and periapical dental pathology requiring endodontic intervention. Specific focus of this course is on case selection, emergency endodontic therapy, specialty referral, non-surgical endodontic therapy, direct observation of clinical endodontic procedures in the predoctoral and postdoctoral setting, in addition to preparation for the endodontic component of clinical licensure exams.
  • SDM GD 581: Facial Neuromodulators and Soft Tissue Fillers
    This course presents the concepts and techniques to enhance therapeutic and esthetic outcomes of dental treatment through the use of facial injectables. The course builds upon in-depth instruction in head and neck anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology that has previously been provided in the curriculum. The composition, biocompatibility and mode of action of the various biologic and synthetic injectables will be discussed, as will the indications and contraindications for using these as part of comprehensive dental treatment.
  • SDM GD 642: Group Practice Learning and Leadership
    This course is designed to facilitate attainment of the various professional competencies each student must demonstrate prior to graduation. Clinically active students and their respective Group Practice Leaders interact on a regular basis to document student progress towards competency. This occurs under the auspice of the Group Practice Model, which is a patient-centered clinical education construct for student-provided, faculty-guided high quality care of patients. During the final year of the curriculum, the emphasis is on ensuring that students successively challenge structured summative assessments. Group Practice leaders are responsible for monitoring student progress, implementing corrective actions as needed, and authorizing that students have met the competency standards ("signing out") required for the degree. Students will also learn to integrate the knowledge they have acquired in their biomedical science courses in formulation of treatment planning and providing comprehensive patient care.
  • SDM GD 660: Critical Thinking
    The purpose of the course is to teach and have students demonstrate a deeper understanding of how critical thinking is an essential part of assessing information and decision making in the practice of dentistry.
  • SDM OD 642: Clinical Radiology
    This course is clinical rotation where students expose radiographs on new patients. They expose both intraoral and panoramic radiographs. They interpret radiographs they expose on patients. Students are provided with series of cases, to broaden their horizon on manifestation of disease and give them an insight into radiographic interpretation.
  • SDM OD 644: Clinical Urgent Care
    Students are periodically assigned to the dental emergency clinic. Under the supervision of the attending faculty students have the opportunity to gain experience in clinical diagnosis, completing and interpreting diagnostic tests and radiographs and provide or recommend the urgent treatment required to manage patients with acute dental emergencies. Emphasis is on promoting critical thinking, independent clinical and radiographic diagnosis and correct triage to meet patients' chief complaint and appropriate treatment and course of action, as well as to present alternative treatments options. An important component of the course is considering the need for appropriate time management as well as issues pertaining to patients' health promotion.
  • 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 access to Invisalign Onboarding.
  • 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 along with the prevention and management of medical emergencies in the dental office. 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. The third and fourth year students are provided a review of the nitrous oxide -- oxygen sedation during one of the rotation seminars and the fourth year students are provided a clinical experience with the delivery of nitrous oxide -- oxygen sedation. The opportunity to observe and/or assist in the delivery of nitrous oxide -- oxygen sedation (as well as other sedation techniques) in the clinic is available throughout the rotation. Clinical rotation: Two weeks.
  • SDM PD 530: Pediatric Dentistry
    The course focuses on training in patient management, parental and patient education, preventive and restorative dentistry, diagnosis and management of common pediatric problems and treatment of traumatic dental injuries. This course also discusses development and growth of the orofacial structures of the child and adolescent.
  • SDM PD 640: Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
    This course includes Pediatric Dentistry and Special Needs rotations, where students receive training in preventive and restorative dentistry, treatment planning, behavior management and in the treatment of pediatric dental urgencies. During this course, students rotate for 2 weeks at the children's dentistry clinics both at the dental school and at external sites.
  • 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 therapy and 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 PH 544: Integrated Problems in Practice Management IV
    This course provides information necessary for a new graduate to obtain a position as an oral health-care provider. Topics discussed include jurisprudence, issues surrounding employment law pertinent to the new graduate, risk management (disability and liability insurance coverage and products), how third party reimbursement works, various provider compensation models, personal finance (retirement and student loan repayment), interview techniques, and employment contract assessment and negotiations
  • SDM RS 532: Removable Prosthodontics II
    This course discusses the edentulous and partially edentulous patient and the use of removable prostheses. The purpose of this course is to expand on previously acquired didactic and preclinical information; to introduce new clinical information such as implant-retained overdentures and digitally- fabricated complete and partial dentures; and to correlate these in such a manner that the student is able to logically and systematically diagnose, treatment plan and treat a patient requiring a removable prosthesis. Correlation is made in the treatment center with the comprehensive clinical group practices.
  • SDM RS 534: Fixed Prosthodontics II
    This course provides a detailed study of the diagnosis, treatment plan, and techniques for fixed prosthodontic treatment. Stress is placed on the integration of periodontal and endodontic considerations that may affect the final prosthodontic treatment.
  • SDM RS 546: Clinical Treatment Planning & Patient Management
    This course utilizes the format of didactic lectures, case based learning and treatment planning seminars to introduce the advanced standing students to comprehensive treatment planning. The course will emphasize a holistic approach to develop competency in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning of patients with a focus on the relationship between oral health and systemic health. Lectures will demonstrate the importance of integrating a patient's medical and dental history with biomedical sciences at a molecular or organ systems level. The student will demonstrate mastery of biomedical science through an understanding of disease etiology, and integrating that into prognosis, risk analysis and treatment. Time will be spent demonstrating how to effectively analyze information collected in the comprehensive oral evaluation in light of best practices, patients desires and understanding and other modifying factors. The 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. They will be able to develop a recommended plan as well as an alternative plan of therapy and support their decisions based on the available evidence in the dental literature. Utilizing treatment plans presented during students' clinical work, the student learns to present this information in a way that enables the patient to conceptualize what treatment and to co-participate in an informed fashion in the development of their treatment plan. The case presentations facilitate questions and debate, demonstrating students' communication skills and comprehensive understanding of the presented material before peers and other dental professionals.
  • 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 the diagnosis and treatment of partially edentulous patients utilizing principles and fundamentals in a technologically driven environment. The course explores comprehensively all phases of the restoration of missing and/or damaged teeth with fixed prosthodontics or dental implants. Additionally, considerations on the periodontal, endodontic, and removable prosthodontics needs of the patient and how they may affect the treatment outcome are emphasized.