Post-Doctoral Prosthodontics (PR)

  • SDM OP 806: Digital Dentistry in Prosthodontics and Restorative Science
    The didactic and hand on course Digital Dentistry in Prosthodontics and Restorative Science is a continuation and extension of the restorative sciences curriculum. It provides residents with fundamental knowledge of principles and basic techniques of digital dentistry. This course will offer a wide range of experiences in digital dentistry from examination, treatment planning, mandibular function analyzes, airway, designing (CAD), production (CAM) to the application of dental research. The course serves a pivotal role in bridging the basic knowledge of digital dentistry in prosthodontics and restorative sciences, in which classes are taken predominantly and concurrently during the first-year residency, and the various subsequent clinical science courses. The student is made aware of how advances in dentistry are derived from scientific approaches and how the modern dentist has to be able to understand scientific data dealing with the digital world of restorative sciences. Current trends in dentistry demand that the practitioner can evaluate digital data intelligently, to make judgments on new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies.
  • SDM PR 720: Practice Management
    This course reviews fundamental principles of risk managing a dental practice with special emphasis on record keeping and risk management. 1st sem.
  • SDM PR 750: Preclinical Restorative
    Laboratory instruction that will introduce new techniques and enhance technical restorative skills. Will provide exposure to procedures not exposed at the pre-doctoral level and give in-depth rationales of all potential clinical procedures that students will be expected to perform during their clinical career. 1st sem.
  • SDM PR 761: Occlusion
    Principles of occlusion. The analysis and management of occlusal problems as related to periodontology and restorative dentistry. 1st sem.
  • SDM PR 780: Medically Compromised Adults and Older Adults: The Geriatric Dental Medicine Patient and Adults Living Longer with Special Needs
    Course to address common changes in the oral cavity encountered in older adults with disabilities. Recommendations for appropriate oral hygiene for adults with disabilities and their caretakers. Treatment Considerations Specific to the aging population with disabilities. 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 801: Fixed Prosthodontics
    This advanced level course reviews all aspects of fixed prosthodontic therapy with special emphasis on contemporary materials and techniques and the principles of occlusion as they relate to fixed prosthodontics. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 803: Complete Denture Prosthodontics
    This course comprehensively reviews contemporary principles and techniques used for the restoration of totally edentulous jaws with complete dentures, including implant-supported overdentures. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 805: Esthetic Dentistry for the Prosthodontist
    This course reviews the principles of esthetics as they relate to contemporary prosthodontics. Basic materials and methods used to improve the esthetic appearance of patients are described and illustrated in detail. Topics covered include: porcelain laminate veneers, inlays and onlays; all-ceramic complete crowns; principles of color and shade selection; composite resin bonding; the interaction of esthetics and function; esthetic management of the dentogingival unit; tooth whitening; and esthetic control with implant-supported prostheses.
  • SDM PR 806: Removable Partial Dentures
    Advanced-level course related to the treatment of partially edentulous patients with removable partial dentures. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis, treatment planning, and methods of stress control. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 807: Patient Presentation and Treatment Planning Seminar
    Series of seminars on diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex prosthodontic needs. Residents develop expertise in comprehensive treatment planning along with the development of presentation skills. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 808: Patient Presentation and Treatment Planning Seminar
    Series of seminars on diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex prosthodontic needs. Residents develop expertise in comprehensive treatment planning along with the development of presentation skills. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM PR 809: Patient Presentation and Treatment Planning Seminar
    Series of seminars on diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex prosthodontic needs. Residents develop expertise in comprehensive treatment planning along with the development of presentation skills. 5th and 6th sem.
  • SDM PR 810: Case Presentation and Treatment Planning Seminar
    Comprehensive patient care conference exploring diagnosis, treatment planning and management of ongoing clinical cases.
  • SDM PR 811: Comprehensive Implant Technique
    This course is a combination of lecture presentations, discussions and hands on experience. The course focuses on a comprehensive surgical implant evaluation, planning and procedures. All first year postdoctoral prosthodontic residents participate in this course. During the lecture part of the course, the residents will gain knowledge on comprehensive medical and dental evaluation of the implant patient and the effect of local and systemic factors; radiographic evaluation; consent for treatment; pre-, during and postoperative pharmacological protocol; management of surgical day and post- operative complications; medical emergencies; evaluation and management of macro and micro esthetics; treatment planning: considerations, stages, implant position, hard and soft tissue management; wound healing; hard and soft tissue grafting materials and techniques; incision, flap designs and suture techniques; implant site preparation; digital techniques in implant surgery. Also, the residents will be presented multiple clinical cases for discussion. During the hands on portion of the course, the residents will have the opportunity to practice drilling protocol and implant placement in partially edentulous artificial jaw models utilizing semi guided and free hand protocol, practice flap designs and different suture techniques.
  • SDM PR 812: Prosthodontics Seminar and Literature Review
    An in-depth review of procedures and techniques in restorative dentistry, including an extensive review of a wide range of research articles discussing restorative procedures and innovations. 1st sem.
  • SDM PR 813: Literature Review in General Dentistry
    A weekly seminar and review of current and classic articles of different disciplines in general dentistry. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PR 815: Basic Prosthodontic Techniques
    Laboratory course in which students participate in preclinical prosthodontic techniques and concepts, as well as advanced laboratory techniques. 1st sem.
  • SDM PR 819: Advanced Prosthodontics Laboratory Experience I
    This course is a hands on program that focuses on a variety of laboratory procedures in prosthodontics. All postdoctoral prosthodontic residents participate in this course and attend the sessions in groups of two (first year residents) and individually (second and third year resident). First year residents will receive demonstrations by the dental technologists and will actively participate in the laboratory procedures guided by the dental technologists. Second and third year residents will focus on digital plan to completion of actual cases. This course would include, but not limited to: pouring of final impression, scanning of casts, fabrication of digital and conventional master model; conventional and virtual mounting of models; virtually designing custom abutments; crowns and FPDs (tooth and implant supported); RPD frame works, digital complete removable dentures; milling and printing of provisional crowns and surgical guides; milling of definitive crowns, investing and pressing ceramic crowns; staining and glazing of crowns; photography for case communication with dental technologist, etc
  • SDM PR 820: Advanced Prosthodontics Laboratory Experience II
    This course is a hands on program that focuses on a variety of laboratory procedures in prosthodontics. All postdoctoral prosthodontic residents participate in this course and attend the sessions in groups of two (first year residents) and individually (second and third year resident). First year residents will receive demonstrations by the dental technologists and will actively participate in the laboratory procedures guided by the dental technologists. Second and third year residents will focus on digital plan to completion of actual cases. This course would include, but not limited to: pouring of final impression, scanning of casts, fabrication of digital and conventional master model; conventional and virtual mounting of models; virtually designing custom abutments; crowns and FPDs (tooth and implant supported); RPD frame works, digital complete removable dentures; milling and printing of provisional crowns and surgical guides; milling of definitive crowns, investing and pressing ceramic crowns; staining and glazing of crowns; photography for case communication with dental technologist, etc
  • SDM PR 821: Maxillofacial Prosthetics
    A comprehensive didactic program focusing on all aspects of the rehabilitation of patients with congenital and acquired maxillofacial defects.