Odontology

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Odont 511 Foundations of Odontology

LAL, LAB and CLIN

6 DS 1 Fall

This course will introduce students to infection control, the dental office and clinical care site, and provide initial skill in interaction with the patient and the patient’s oral cavity.  Students will enter the clinical setting with faculty and upper level students to provide limited aspects of oral care and join the oral health care team.

 

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Odont 521 Dental Anatomy

LAL and LAB

6 DS 1 Fall

Anatomy of the teeth and associated structures is presented including the masticatory apparatus.  Clinical correlations affecting function such as sleep disorders, temporomandibular disorders and growth and development anomalies are clinical correlates to explain function and structure in dental anatomy.

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Odont 522 Cariology

LAL

3 DS 1 Spring

The biology, phenotype, epidemiology, anatomical changes from caries is presented.  The prevention of caries through CAMBRA is developed as well as strategies for management at all stages of the disease.  The course introduces the pathways of caries as a regional and systemic disease.

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Odont 611 Operative Dentistry

LAL and LAB

6 DS 2 Fall

The surgical treatment of caries and degenerative and congenital diseases of the enamel and dentin is presented through the development of technical skills to remove diseased portions of the teeth and to provide anatomical functional direct restorations of teeth.  Prevention and minimally invasive procedures for caries management is emphasized.  Laboratory session focus on the development of procedures and psychomotor skills using surgical armamentarium in a simulated clinical setting for the treatment of caries and other diseases of the enamel and dentin.

 

 

 

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Odont 621 Periodontology

LAL and LAB

3 DS 2 Fall

The normal structure and function of the periodontium is presented. The pathology, microbiology, immunology, and pathophysiology of diseases of the periodontium is presented. Prevention, chronic disease management, and nonsurgical/minimally invasive procedures for periodontal diseases is emphasized. Laboratory session focus on the development of procedures and psychomotor skills using surgical armamentarium in a simulated clinical setting for the treatment of diseases of the periodontium.

 

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Odont 622 Periodontology

LAL and LAB

3 DS 2 Spring

In-depth understanding of the etiology and progression of chronic periodontal diseases is developed in this course.  The influence of systemic diseases such as HIV, diabetes mellitus, and obesity on the health of the periodontium is explored.  Surgical interventions for the treatment of diseases of the periodontium is presented.  The laboratory is focused on advanced techniques including flap surgery, guided tissue regeneration, socket preservation among others, as well as continued development of skills in curettage.

 

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Odont 632 Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry: Removable Prosthodontics

LAL and LAB

6 DS 2 Spring

The anatomic and pathophysiologic aspects of partial and full edentulism is presented.  Development, construction, placement and maintenance of full and partial removable prosthodontic restorations is presented.  The laboratory will include impressions, jaw occlusal registrations, gnathology, cast development and mounting, development of wax rims and occlusal scheme and teeth mounting.

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Odont 642 Endodontology:  Diseases of the Pulp and Pathways of Odontogenic Infection, Endodontic Therapy and Technique

LAL and LAB

3 DS 2 Spring

The diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the dental pulp throughout life is presented.  The biologic basis for treatment of diseases of the pulp is developed as well as the rationale for these methods.  The laboratory will introduce students to the ortho-endodontic therapy methods including the use of magnification, access the pulp canals, instrumentation of the canals and obliteration of the pulpectomy site to clinical standards.

 

 

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Odont 662 Comprehensive Care Family Dentistry

CLIN and LAB

3 DS 2 Spring

Treatment of caries and periodontal disease with discipline based faculty from operative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontology and periodontology is carried out with the DS 2 as an active participant in the care team that includes a DS 3 and DS 4.  Students will participate in case presentations, medical record assessment and recording, and other aspects of the clinic activities.  The laboratory will include a simulated clinic visit including OSCE record and electronic health record.

 

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Odont 741 Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry: Fixed Prosthodontics

LAL and LAB

6 DS 3 Fall

The indirect restoration of teeth and the indirect replacement of missing teeth with crowns and bridges is presented.  Treatment planning for these restorations including occlusal, periodontal, caries assessment is presented.  Other methods for indirect restoration including partial coverage indirect restoration is presented.  The introduction of digital techniques for impression and CadCam restoration development is presented.  The laboratory will provide practice with the surgical armamentarium for tooth preparation for fixed prosthetic restoration, for impressions with analog and digital methods and for the construction of fixed indirect restorations.  The laboratory will also teach methods for provisional restoration of the fixed prosthodontic patient.

 

 

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Odont 761 Comprehensive Care Family Dentistry

CLIN

8 DS 3 Fall

This daily clinic will focus on students developing their family of patients in conjunction with other members of their team headed by the faculty team leader.  Emphasis on diagnosis and treatment planning and completion of initial urgent procedures will be carried out.

 

 

 

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Odont 752 Periodontology Seminar

SEM

2 DS 3 Spring

Using a case-based format, the treatment planning, outcome assessment, management of medical and dental comorbidities among others of the patient with diseases of the periodontium is presented.  Patient-centered, health systems informed, and culturally aware aspects of care are discussed through the case-based format.

 

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Odont 762 Comprehensive Care Family Dentistry

CLIN

8 DS 3 Spring

This daily clinic will further develop the completion of Phase 1 therapy, disease control mitigation of risk and initiation of preventive care in the patient family. The student will develop this under the leadership of the team leader.  The student will also begin aspects of Phase 2 therapy, reconstructive dentistry and address other comorbidities in patient care.

 

 

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Odont 841 Periodontology Seminar

SEM

2 DS 4 Fall

Using case-based format, interdisciplinary problems especially with orthodontics, endodontics and prosthodontic consideration will be developed through patient presentations of patients of record or via the OSCE format.  Further exploration of comorbidities in periodontal diseases will be developed.

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Odont 851 Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry:  Implant Surgery and Prosthodontic Reconstruction

LAL and LAB

3 DS 4 Fall

The replacement of missing teeth utilizing dental implants is presented.  This course includes the biomechanics of implants, concepts of osseointegration, restoration options for implants, implant systems and the placement of implants.  The laboratory will teach the placement of implants including appropriate assessment and osteotomies, and the restoration of implants using indirect and direct techniques.

 

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Odont 861 Comprehensive Care Family Dentistry

CLIN

8 DS 4 Fall

This clinical practicum will focus on the daily clinical activities of a practicing dentist including all intake, comprehensive care, case management issue extant under the leadership of the team leader.  The DS 4 will also demonstrate leadership of the oral healthcare team including DS2 and 3 students and the dental assisting and dental hygiene staff through cooperation and assessment of outcomes of care.

 

 

 

 

 

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Odont 862 Comprehensive Care Family Dentistry

CLIN

8 DS 4 Spring

The final semester of comprehensive care family dentistry will focus on the completion of phase 2 care for patients of record, increasing facility in providing initial evaluation and care of the dental patient, and addressing complex issues in care including those associated to overall health, stages of life, cultural awareness among others.