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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 and therapeutic 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 in?preparation for student 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 2rd yr DMD and 1st year Advanced Standing DMD 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 pharmacologic 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 and 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
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 PD 521: Preclinical Pediatric Dentistry-Orthodontics
This course is a comprehensive simulated clinic introduction to the techniques of pediatric dentistry and orthodontic techniques. Includes the technical aspects of restorative dentistry and space maintenance.
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 effective 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 and chemical properties of materials related to the practice of dentistry. It includes their uses, handling, and effects.
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.
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 those 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, Overlay, Interim, Treatment dentures and Attachments). 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.
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 lingualized occlusion (from preliminary impressions to processing and occlusal equilibration), Anatomical Set-up in Bilateral Balance, Fabrication of Partial Upper and Partial Lower dentures (from preliminary survey to abutment preparation), Laboratory communication which will be stressed in all phases of Complete and Partial dentures.Survey & Design of 20 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.