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OMFS 511 Foundations of Dental Medicine

LAL

3 DS 1 Fall

This course will focus on introduction to the patient/doctor relationship, the role of dental medicine in health care, the scientific basis of the pathophysiology, diagnostic methods, and treatment modalities of major oral diseases.   Examples will include congenital diseases such as cleft lip and palate, degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, neoplastic disease such as oral squamous cancer, traumatic diseases such as facial fracture, and infectious disease such as HPV.

This course includes a review of biochemistry relevant to the medical school first and second year HS courses to match the coursework provided to the MD students in foundations of medicine.

 

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OMFS 512 Oral Microbiology/Immunology

LAL

3 DS 1 Spring

The oral microbiome in health and disease is presented including the ecologic niches of the oral region: periodontium, teeth, mucosa, nasopharynx, and salivary glands.   The virology of the upper airway mouth and pharynx is presented including HPV, HIV, and acute viral diseases.  The presence of prions and their potential role in disease is presented.  The host response resulting in homeostasis or the initiation of infection is reviewed

 

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OMFS 532 Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck LAL and LAB 2 DS 1 Spring

The structures of the viscerocranium are presented including osteology, myology, cranial nerve peripheral anatomy, salivary glands, lymphatics, arterial supply and venous drainage.  In-depth understanding of fascial planes, infratemporal fossa, triangles of the neck, myology of the mandible and maxilla will be presented with clinical illustrations as to their utility in dental medicine practice.

 

 

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OMFS 621 Dental Medicine at All Stages of Life

LAL

3 DS 2 Fall

Growth, development, function and the human experience from birth to death will be presented including the impact of oral health and oral health interventions, prevention, disease promotion and treatment at all stages.   This topic is developed from the biologic, social, economic and cultural aspects of the human experience.

 

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OMFS 631 Dental Anesthesiology 1:  Local Anesthesia

LAL and LAB

3 DS 2 Fall

The pharmacology of local anesthesia, armamentarium for administration and technique for administration is presented.  Local and systemic complications of administration, contraindications and comorbidities are presented.  The laboratory will demonstrate and practice technique of local anesthesia administration on analogy and haptic simulators.

 

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OMFS 641 Oral Radiology 1

LAL and LAB

3 DS 2 Fall

The physics of ionizing radiation and the development of Roentgen’s methods are presented.  The components of clinical equipment to emit radiation and sensors, both analog and digital are presented.  The interpretation of oral radiographs, periapical and bite wing radiographs is developed.  Intraoral radiographs using a simulator are performed in the laboratory.

 

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OMFS 632 Dental Anesthesiology 2:  Pain and Anxiety Control, Analgesia, Medical Management of Local Anesthesia Patients

LAL and LAB

3 DS 2 Spring

The risks of local anesthesia detection and management are presented.   Understanding pain and anxiety in dental practice through assessment methods is presented.  The pharmacologic and nonpharmacological means of mitigating pain and anxiety in dental care is presented.  This includes the use of nitrous oxide, oral anxiolysis, and parenteral drugs.

 

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OMFS 642 Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine 1

LAL and LAB

3 DS 2 Spring

The significant tumors, anomalies, oral manifestations of systemic disease and other pathologies of the oral and maxillofacial region are presented.  The laboratory will focus on the gross pathology and microscopic pathology of the oral and maxillofacial region

 

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OMFS 652 Orthodontics and Craniofacial Growth and Development

LAL and LAB

3 DS 2 Spring

Principles of craniofacial growth and development will be presented.  Abnormalities leading to malocclusion and dentofacial deformities will be shown.  Methods of diagnosing disorders of dental facial growth and development will be understood and utilized by students.  Orthodontic interventions for these conditions including methods, and outcomes will be shown.  The laboratory will concentrate on diagnosis and orthodontic treatment methods.

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OMFS 751 Oral Radiology 2

LAL and LAB

3 DS 3 Fall

The understanding of Panoramic, planar films, CT, MRI. Nuclear medicine, and non-ionizing methods of image acquisition is presented.  Comparison of these methods and appropriate case selection for these studies is presented.  The utility in treatment planning and integration with other digital treatment planning methods is shown. The diagnosis of pathology via these methods is developed.

 

 

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OMFS 761 Principles of Oral Surgery

LAL and LAB

3 DS 3 Fall

The principles of aseptic technique, flap design, surgical access, surgical hemostasis, infection prevention, and wound healing are presented.  Technique for the removal of erupted and non-erupted teeth, both surgically and via forceps and elevator is presented.  Preprosthetic surgical technique and minor soft tissue surgery including biopsy is presented.  The laboratory will focus on the surgical and nonsurgical removal of teeth and on soft tissue surgery and biopsy.

 

 

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OMFS 771 Pediatric Dentistry

LAL and LAB

3 DS 3 Fall

Child development and child management in the clinical setting will be developed from a holistic and family based perspective.  Major diseases in growth and development of the oral cavity will be elucidated.  The development of the deciduous and mixed dentition along with craniofacial development is presented.  Caries diagnosis, treatment and prevention in the deciduous dentition is shown.  The laboratory will provide simulated clinical experiences in caries treatment, deciduous crowns, space maintenance, and care of the pediatric patient.

 

 

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OMFS 742 Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine 2

LAL

3 DS 3 Spring

Further development of the oral manifestations of systemic disease is presented with emphasis on diabetes, hematologic bleeding disorders, hematologic malignancies, lymphomas, myeloma, xerostomic diseases, autoimmune disease, maxillofacial movement disorders, other neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s, with oral manifestations.

 

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OMFS 752 Clinical Clerkship: Pediatric Dentistry

4 weeks, 30 hours per week plus call

CLIN

8 DS 3 Spring

The student will engage in clinical experiences in the pediatric dentistry clinic as a member of the care team, treating patients under the supervision of pediatric dentistry faculty.  Consultation on pediatric patients referred for oral conditions via pediatric medicine will occur.

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OMFS 762 Advanced Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

LAL

2 DS 3 Spring

Understanding of major conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region requiring surgical intervention is presented.  This includes diagnostic features, techniques for corrective surgery and outcome assessment.  Categories include the treatment of facial trauma, ablative tumor surgery of the head and neck, cleft lip and palate surgery, craniofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery, reconstructive surgery of the jaws and face, and surgical treatment of temporomandibular disorders.

 

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OMFS 772 Clinical Clerkship:  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

4 weeks, 30 hours per week plus call

CLIN

8 DS 3 Spring

The students will enter the oral and maxillofacial surgery care team for this clerkship including the care of patients for dentoalveolar surgery, major maxillofacial surgery and complex conditions of the head and neck.  Clinical experience in ambulatory oral surgery and anesthesia and assisting for maxillofacial surgery in the operating room including emergency and trauma care occurs.  Participation in hospital rounds and conferences occurs.

 

 

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OMFS 851 Oral Radiology Seminar

SEM

2 DS 4 Fall

This case-based seminar will present findings using all methods in OMFS 641 and OMFS 751 to demonstrate through active learning the radiographic findings in key diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region.

 

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OMFS 862 Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine Seminar

SEM

2 DS 4 Spring

Concentration on oral medicine will include the risk assessment and management of complex systemic diseases related to dental medicine care in dental practice.   Case-based discussion on the dental medicine patient with HIV, ongoing chemotherapy for malignancy, osteoporosis/osteopenia among others will be presented by students in seminar format.

 

 

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OMFS 872 Clinical Clerkship:  Orthodontics

4 hours per week for 8 weeks

CLIN

2 DS 4 Spring

Students will enter the orthodontic care team providing diagnostic and treatment services for patients undergoing orthodontic care under the auspices of orthodontic faculty in College of Dental Medicine clinics.