• SDM EN 521: Endodontics
    This lecture course provides the dental student with a clear understanding of the biological foundations of pulpal and periapical disease. The causes and progression of these problems are discussed. Diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative, and follow-up modalities are introduced.
  • SDM EN 522: Preclinical Endodontics
    This simulated clinic course provides experience and skill development in the clinical therapeutic techniques being presented in the lecture course. Both extracted and artificial teeth mounted in simulated mannequin patients are utilized to prepare students for direct patient endodontic care.
  • SDM GD 520: CAD/CAM Fundamentals and Practice
    This course will review current techniques for incorporating CAD/CAM Technology into your everyday practice based on current literature. This course will be a blend of lecture series and hands on exercises. This format will ensure that the students are getting complete exposure and comprehensive learning to develop their skills, especially during the hands-on sections of this course.
  • SDM GD 540: Preclinical Implantology
    This course is designed to introduce to DMD II and DMD AS I students a broad overview of dental implants. The course will consist of a combination of didactic classroom learning and simulated lab exercises, which will teach students to read CBCT scans, treatment plan and place a virtual implant into the scan with merged data from a file of a digital impression of the dentition, and then to fabricate an accurate surgical guide for its use in guided surgery; place and restore dental implant on a model; as well as restore overdentures supported by dental implants. The course will prepare the students to treat patients in a clinical setting using dental implants as a treatment option.
  • SDM MD 530: Pharmacology
    This course addresses the pharmacological principles that underlie the appropriate clinical use of therapeutic agents. The efficacy and toxicity of major classes of drugs are covered with emphasis on implications in dentistry, including side effects in the oral cavity and drug interactions.
  • SDM OB 520: Oral Biology II
    The second-year course in oral biology expands on concepts introduced in the first year. Emphasizes specific oral structures and functions and introduces the biology of oral disease states. Includes a section on clinical nutrition as it relates to systemic diseases and oral health.
  • SDM OD 522: Oral Diagnosis and Radiology II
    This course presents advanced imaging techniques including extraoral imaging, panoramic imaging, CBCT and principles of digital imaging. Lectures and case presentations will prepare the students to analyze radiographs and be proficient in interpretation of caries, periodontal disease and periapical pathology. The students will also gain knowledge of the radiographic features of various jaw diseases including cysts, tumors, fibro-osseous lesions, systemic disease, infections and developmental diseases affecting the oral tissues.
  • SDM OS 520: General Medicine and Dental Correlations
    This course is intended to be a transition course -- taking general biology concepts previously learned and applying them to commonly encountered human diseases. Upon completion of this course, a dental student should be able to identify familiar and recurring clinical conditions related to each human system, recognize the mechanism of that disease, and understand the implications of the disease and its treatment on general dental care.
  • 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.
  • SDM PE 520: Periodontology I
    This course presents the clinical and microscopic characteristics of the periodontium in healthy and diseased states. Diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes assessment are discussed.
  • SDM PE 521: Preclinical Periodontology
    This clinical course includes experience in performing diagnostic and non surgical periodontal procedures with student partners.
  • SDM PH 514: Preventive Dentistry
    This course will introduce students to the principles and practice of preventive dentistry, as applied to the care of an individual patient as well as the broader community population. It will also introduce the student to the basic principles and methods of epidemiology and demonstrate their application to dentistry. Completion of this course will enable students to read, critique and meaningfully extract information from scientific literature and be able to interpret it to lay individuals including their patients.
  • SDM PH 520: Integrated Problems in Practice Management II
    This case-based-learning course is comprised of faculty led small-group seminar sessions. Topics covered in the course include the profession's code of ethics and principles of conduct, as well as aspirational codes. Issues of diversity and cultural competency in professional practice are discussed. A model of ethical decision-making for the dentist is presented and cases involving ethical issues are discussed in small-group based seminars. Students rely on dialogue with preceptors of their APEX clerkship as a resource for addressing the cases presented in small, interactive faculty- facilitated seminar groups.
  • SDM PH 521: Behavioral Science
    This course identifies the behavioral framework for the effective delivery of health care. Discussions include behavioral modification models with respect to doctor and patient communication as well as behavioral aspects of managing patient pain, fear, phobia and anxiety. The course provides students with knowledge to also assist them in their personal and professional behavioral management as they transition from student to health care provider by utilizing examples of healthcare professional conduct from the media, as well as drivers of health behavior. Other topics discussed are the behavioral approaches for rendering care to special needs populations such as individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and geriatrics.
  • SDM RS 519: Biomaterials
    An in-depth study of the physical, chemical, mechanical, and biological properties of materials related to the practice of dentistry. This includes clinical indications, handling, and selection of materials based on these properties.
  • SDM RS 521: Preclinical Operative Dentistry
    This hands-on simulated clinic course provides demonstrations, experience and skill development with the procedures related to direct and indirect intracoronal tooth restorations. This course also includes a comprehensive simulated clinic introduction to the techniques of pediatric dentistry and the technical aspects of restorative dentistry.
  • SDM RS 522: Removable Prosthodontics I
    This comprehensive lecture course addresses complete and partial denture construction. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamentals of denture fabrications and the treatment modalities unique to the edentulous and partially edentulous patient, emphasizing those treatments that are totally removable in nature. The didactic course content includes the following: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for: Complete Dentures (including Immediate, Interim, and Treatment dentures. Relines, Rebase and Repairs). Partial Dentures (including Provisional and Transitional). Design of these prostheses including an in-depth discussion of denture occlusion. Fabrication, insertion, adjustment, and correction of these prostheses to include both analog and digitally fabricated techniques.
  • SDM RS 523: Preclinical Removable Prosthodontics
    This simulated clinic course provides experience and skill development with the procedures related to complete and partial denture construction. The course content includes the following: Fabrication of complete upper and lower dentures with both lingualized and anatomical occlusal schemes from final impressions to processing and occlusal equilibration. Digitally fabricated techniques will include the reference denture technique and the biofunctional try-in. In-depth sessions of virtual tooth set-ups and tooth movement will complement discussions on occlusion Fabrication of Partial Upper and Partial Lower dentures from preliminary survey to abutment preparation. Laboratory communication will be stressed in all phases of complete and partial dentures. Survey & design of 14 clinical cases in small student workshops facilitated by a clinical instructor.
  • SDM RS 524: Fixed Prosthodontics I
    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to extracoronal full-coverage tooth restoration systems. The conceptual basis for both single-tooth crowns and multiple-tooth bridgework is presented.
  • SDM RS 525: Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics
    This simulated clinic course provides experience and skill development with single-tooth crowns and multiple-tooth bridgework.