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SDM GD 630: Comprehensive Clinical Dentistry
This course is the major clinical experience in the DMDIII year. Students provide clinical care for patients in a closely supervised and largely ungraded and environment. Students apply the information learned in the curriculum up to this point and begin comprehensive care of assigned patients. The course includes the clinical application of preclinical information, continuous updating and expansion of clinical knowledge, and the correlation and synthesis of these so that students are able to logically and systematically diagnose, treatment plan and treat a patient, and then evaluate the outcomes of that 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 531: Oral Medicine
Lectures and case presentations illustrate the diagnosis and treatment of oral mucosal lesions, oral manifestations of systemic diseases and their effects on comprehensive oral health care.
SDM OD 642: Clinical Radiology
Students are exposed to 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.
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 532: Pain Control II
The course builds on the concepts presented in OS 521, and is designed to provide the dental student with a basic introduction to pain and anxiety control of the dental patient. Emphasis is placed on the psychology of pain, behavior techniques, nitrous oxide, oral and intravenous sedation, along with general anesthesia. Patient evaluation and the prevention and treatment of medical emergencies and management of anesthetic complications will be discussed.
SDM PA 530: Oral Pathology
This course is focused upon the pathogenesis and differential diagnosis of common diseases affecting the oral and para-oral structures. Students should learn a systematic approach to evaluation and diagnosis of oral diseases.
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 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 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 541: Gerontology & Geriatric Dentistry
A web-based course designed to provide foundational learning about aging, societal implications of aging, and management of oral health across the aging continuum.
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 540: Implantology
This course presents the scientific basis for diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical protocol, and prosthetic options in modern dental Implantology. Students will perform restorative Implantology procedures and CT scan evaluation in a simulated clinic setting.
SDM RS 544: Treatment Planning and Patient Management I
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.