DENT 580. Orthodontics-Oral Surgery Conference (1)
A seminar series involving a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients with severe craniofacial deformities. Begins in the fall of each year (continuing for four semesters) with a series of lectures, followed by assignment of patients supervised jointly by the departments of orthodontics and oral surgery. Meetings held bimonthly to review patient progress, plan treatment, and present cases for discussion. Each student involved in all phases of treatment: presurgical orthodontics, the surgical procedure, finishing orthodontics, and retention.


DENT 581. Clinical Periodontics III (3)
Third in a series of four courses. (See DENT 577.)


DENT 582. Clinical Periodontics IV (3)
Fourth in a series of four courses. (See DENT 577.)


DENT 583. Orthodontic Diagnostic Seminar I (1)
Series of lectures and seminars covering the science of orthodontic diagnosis. Course consists of lectures on techniques of diagnosis, treatment planning, and critique of cases from the department or from faculty private practices. Content also includes long-term follow-up of post retention cases. First in a series of three courses.


DENT 584. Orthodontic Diagnostic Seminar II (1)
Second in a series of three courses. (See DENT 583.)


DENT 585. Orthodontic Diagnostic Seminar III (1)
Third in a series of three courses. (See DENT 583.)


DENT 586. Limited Tooth Movement for the Dental Specialist (1)
A review of the rationale for orthodontic treatment in periodontally diseased patients and in pre-restorative dentitions. Lectures, audio-visual programs, and technique sessions. Diagnosis, treatment planning, and various methods of tooth movement.


DENT 587. Periodontal Prosthesis (1)
This course examines and defines the periodontal prosthetic interrelationships beginning with treatment planning and continuing with discussing the utilization of the combined treatment modalities. It focuses on provisionalization, furcation treatment, occlusion, aesthetics, removable appliances, and special advanced treatment problems.


DENT 588. Hospital Rotation (2)
Students are assigned full time to anesthesia service and perform such duties as directed by anesthesiology staff: preoperative evaluation of patients, indications and contraindications for specific methods of anesthesia, relationship of medical problems to anesthesia risks, assisting in preparation of patients for anesthesia, intubation and anesthesia management, assisting in the management of complications, and post-anesthetic recovery management including monitoring of vital signs, blood gases, EKG, etc., and participation in post-anesthesia rounds and conferences.


DENT 591. Orthodontics for Pediatric Dentists III (1)
Third in a series of four courses. See DENT 561 Orthodontics for Pediatric Dentists.


DENT 592. Orthodontics for Pediatric Dentists IV (1)
Fourth in a series of four courses. See DENT 561 Orthodontics for Pediatric Dentists.


DENT 595. Advanced Periodontal Seminar I (1.5)
Series of seminars covering clinical, histological, and physiological aspects of the periodontium in health and disease, etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, and treatment of periodontal disease, as well as the relationship of periodontics to other phases of dentistry. First in a series of four courses.


DENT 596. Advanced Periodontal Seminar II (1.5)
Second in a series of four courses. (See DENT 595.)


DENT 597. Advanced Periodontal Seminar III (1.5)
Third in a series of four courses. (See DENT 595.)


DENT 598. Advanced Periodontal Seminar IV (1.5)
Fourth in a series of four courses. (See DENT 595.)


DENT 631. Pediatric Dentistry Literature Review III (2)
Third in a series of four courses. See DENT 533 Pediatric Dentistry Literature Review I.


DENT 632. Pediatric Dentistry Literature Review IV (2)
Fourth in a series of four courses. See DENT 533 Pediatric Dentistry Review I.


DENT 637. Advanced Clinical Pediatric Dentistry III (3)
Third in a series of four courses. See DENT 537 Advanced Clinical Pediatric Dentistry I. Additionally, residents learn to manage children with complex special health care needs, including inpatients. Residents interact and coordinate with other medical departments within the hospital, and with outside clinics and practitioners.


DENT 638. Advanced Clinical Pediatric Dentistry IV (3)
Fourth in a series of four courses. See DENT 637 Advanced Clinical Pediatric Dentistry III.


DENT 639. Advanced Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry I (3)
Students present patient cases for in-depth discussion of specific clinical problems.


DENT 640. Advanced Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry II (3)
Second in a series of two courses. See DENT 637 Pediatric Dental Seminar I.


DENT 651. Thesis M.S.D. (1 - 9)
Subsections for each program area of study: endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, or pediatric dentistry.


DENT 661. Conscious IV Sedation I (2)
Didactic portion covers physical evaluation, physiology, pharmacology, emergencies, and techniques. Cardiac monitoring, basic life support, and advanced cardiac life support.


DENT 662. Conscious IV Sedation II (1)
(See DENT 661.) Supervised clinical experience in conscious IV sedation.


DENT 663. Implant Dentistry I Periodontics (1)
Designed to enhance the understanding of current concepts and their role in the multidisciplinary treatment of the patient.


DENT 664. Implant Dentistry II Periodontics (1)
(See DENT 663.) Clinical demonstration, participation, and case presentation in implant dentistry.


DENT 682. Cephalometrics (1)
A lecture and laboratory course in cephalometric roentgenography leading to a thorough understanding of craniofacial radiographic techniques. Use of x-rays and radiation hygiene, and technical and interpretive proficiency.


DENT 683. Imaging and IT in the Orthodontic Office (1)
This course is designed to give some basic computer knowledge and prepare the resident for the use of computers in the orthodontic office.


DENT 684. Radiology and Cephalometrics (1)
Fundamentally related to cephalometric radiography, skeletal morphology, and cephalogram interpretations of historic analyses via the Krogman-Sassouni Syllabus. Also, clinical evaluations of hard and soft tissue relationships of the airway and skeletal maturation are presented. The use of Bolton Standards in craniofacial analysis is stressed.


DENT 685. Literature Review in Periodontics I (1)
Comprehensive discussion of selected articles related to clinical periodontology and basic sciences of significance to periodontal research and therapy.


DENT 686. Literature Review in Periodontics II (1)
See DENT 685.


DENT 687. Literature Review in Periodontics III (1)
Third in a series of four courses. See DENT 685.


DENT 688. Literature Review in Periodontics IV (1)
Fourth in a series of four courses. See DENT 685.


DENT 690. Pediatric Dental Residency (1 - 10)
Allows registration for non-degree-seeking students in graduate level courses at the direction of the department.


DENT 692. Restorative Fellowship (6)
Provides for 12 months of clinical and didactic training in all phases of general dentistry beyond the scope of predoctoral dental education. Areas of emphasis include advanced restorative techniques, proper selection of restorative materials, restoration of implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and esthetic dentistry. At the discretion of the course director, students may register for an additional 12 months, during which time the student will build on knowledge attained during the first year, continue with advanced didactic instruction, expand their clinical experience through continued patient care, participate in clinical research, and have teaching opportunities.


DENT 694. Fellowship in Dentistry (6)
The Fellowship in Dentistry provides for advanced clinical, didactic and research training beyond the scope of the pre-doctoral dental education.


DENT 695. Oral Surgery Residency (1 - 10)
Allows registration for non-degree-seeking students in graduate level courses at the direction of the department.


Course Descriptions (DSPR)


DSPR 232. Periodontics (1)
A comprehensive course in periodontology including etiology, diagnosis, radiographic, interpretations and prognosis.


DSPR 234. Oral Pathology (3)
Diseases and abnormalities of the teeth and adjacent hard and soft tissues. Includes periodontal, pulpal, and periapical diseases as well as cysts, tumors, developmental anomalies, and oral aspects of systematic disease.


DSPR 236. Cariology (1)
Etiology, clinical and radiologic features, risk assessment, and prevention of caries.


DSPR 239. Neoplasia (.5)
Topics covered in this educational module include tumor nomenclature, features of benign versus malignant tumors, cytologic characteristics of cancer cells, pathogenesis and prognosis


DSPR 333. Management of Medical Emergencies (1)
Patient evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening emergencies that may arise in the course of dental treatment. Includes instruction in basic life support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


DSPR 341. Oral Diagnosis and Radiology (2)
This course helps the beginning clinician develop and understand the diagnostic process. It is designed to present to the student a method by which the common oral problems facing the dental practitioner can be recognized, diagnosed, evaluated and managed.


DSPR 342. Oral Cancer Diagnosis (1)
Lecture and discussion of the etiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, and psychosocial impact of oral cancer. Legal and ethical responsibilities in diagnosis and detection of malignant oral tumors, oral complications of cancer therapy, dental management, surgical treatment and radiation therapy. Principles of early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation.


DSPR 352. Dental Management of Medical Disease (1)
Hospital procedures and protocol and the management of surgical complications and emergencies. General principles of surgery as applied to selected topics.


Course Descriptions (DSRE)


DSRE 335. Clinical Pharmacology (2)
This course is designed to review common pharmacologic agents encountered in the general population. Emphasis is placed on the prescription, action, and interaction of dental pharmacologic agents as well as the implication of medical prescriptions on dental therapy. The course culminates in the evaluation of case studies and problem solving in drug therapy.


DSRE 354. Oral Surgery IV (1)
Removal of impacted teeth and post-operative complications. Management of cysts and other soft and hard tissue pathology of the oral regions. Management of trauma to the facial structures. Pre-prosthetics and orthognathic surgery in contemporary dental practice. Temporomandibular joint disorders.


DSRE 374. Fixed Prosthodontics (1.5)
Diagnosis and treatment planning in fixed prosthodontics and construction of simple crowns and bridges. Lecture series concerning the discussions and demonstration of elementary and advanced methods of restoring occlusion, esthetics, and speech using fixed prosthesis.


DSRE 391. Endodontics (1)
Recognition of endodontic pulpal health and the changes that occur in the transition from health to disease. The didactic component focuses on scientific basis for recognition of degenerative states of the dental pulp and the philosophy of endodontic therapy. The clinical component focuses on the treatment of diseased, pulpally-involved teeth of actual patients. It provides practical instruction on how to render endodontic therapy under the direct supervision of qualified endodontic personnel.


DSRE 392. Introduction to Conscious Sedation (0.5)
Physiopharmacology of nitrous oxide use. Indications, contraindications, and complications.


DSRE 393. Oral Surgery II (1)
Physical evaluation of patient before removal of teeth. Techniques of tooth removal. Complications during and following tooth extraction and their management. Preprosthetic minor surgery.

 

DSRE 397. Occlusion Seminar (2)

An introduction to gnathological principles: terminology, procedures and instrumentation. Correlation of history and clinical symptoms with treatment modalities emphasized. Use of bite planes, centric relation registration, and diagnostic waxup on mounted casts.


Course Descriptions (HEWB)


HEWB 121. Foundations of Life Science (4.5)
This course includes an introduction to basic elements of cell structure and function. This includes the characteristics and role of different types of cells, the cell cycle, mechanisms for cell damage, repair and death, cell signaling, differentiation and gene expression. This course serves as a foundation for the modules in Health and Wellbeing and Disease Processes.


HEWB 123. Facial Growth (1)
Introduction to the normal growth and development of the human face from embryology to adult.


HEWB 124. Masticatory Dynamics (2)
Descriptive anatomy of masticatory structures with emphasis on deciduous and permanent teeth and the temporomandibular-mandibular movements, and the fundamental concepts of the functional relationships between the dentition and the temporomandibular joint. Lectures on comparative anatomy and variations in tooth morphology.


HEWB 126. Masticatory Dynamics Lab (1.5)
Companion pre-clinical component to HEWB 124. Laboratory exercises and assignments include drawings, waxups and tooth identification, and use of semi-adjustible articulator.


HEWB 128. Body as Host (2.5)
This educational module focuses on the role of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in immune function that preserves and maintains health and discusses host changes that occur during oral and systemic disease processes.


HEWB 130. Oral Histology (1.5)
Development of teeth and supporting tissues. Histology and ultrastructure cytology of the oral region with emphasis on the calcified tissues.


HEWB 134. Head and Neck Structure and Function (2)
This course explores the developmental, cellular, physiologic, anatomic and biochemical components of the head and neck region. The focus is both healthy functioning and disease of the head and neck area.


HEWB 249. Dentofacial Morphology (1)
Provides the dental student with an introduction to the assessment of dynamic faces and the relatively static dentition. The course details the etiologies and characteristics of various malocclusions including developmental disharmonies observed during the growth and development of a child. Primary emphasis is on empowering the student in the diagnoses of malocclusions employing study casts, intra and extra-oral photographs and cephalograms.


Course Descriptions (HWDP)


HWDP 131. Heart and Lungs in Disease and Health (2)
This course provides students with the understanding of the structural and functional relationships of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This integrated approach serves as a foundation for understanding the health and well-being of these systems. This education module also facilitates student recognition of cardiovascular and respiratory dysfunction that may be present in their patients and help students understand how such conditions may affect their patients’ general and oral health.


HWDP 232. Health and Disease: Renal and Hematologic Systems (2)
This educational module focuses on the understanding of the structural and functional relationships of the renal and hematologic systems. This integrated approach serves as a foundation for understanding the maintenance of health and well-being as well as disease processes within the body.


HWDP 241. Gastrointestinal System in Health and Disease (2)

This educational module focuses on the understanding of the structural and functional relationships of the many components of the gastrointestinal system in health and disease.


HWDP 243. Endocrine and Reproductive Systems in Health and Disease (1.5)
This educational module focuses on the understanding of the structural and functional relationships of the many components of the endocrine and reproductive systems in health and disease.


HWDP 245. Musculoskeletal System in Health and Disease (1.5)
This educational module focuses on the understanding of the structural and functional relationships of the many components of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease.


HWDP 246. Neuroscience in Health and Disease (2)
An integrated approach to the anatomy and physiology of the human nervous system. Analyzes neuronal phenomena at both cellular and systems levels.


Course Descriptions (INQU)


INQU 101. Orientation to Small Group Learning (0.5)
This module provides a framework for small group learning and independent study emphasizing the use of evidence and academic resources.


INQU 102. ACE: Knowing the Patient (2)
This ACE introduces the student to professional patient interaction and evaluation in a simulated environment. Students will develop interview techniques, learn patient appraisal skills, and techniques for communicating effectively in a health care environment. Students will experience patient interviews and assessment in a simulated environment with live patients.


INQU 103. Integration Conference (0.5)
This bi-weekly conference integrates basic science principles and clinical principles to further define the role that science plays in clinical practice. Examples from basic science and clinical science research will be related to functional applications in dental care.


INQU 104. Integration Conference (1)
This bi-weekly conference integrates basic science principles and clinical principles to further define the role that science plays in clinical practice. Examples from basic science and clinical science research will be related to functional applications in dental care.


Course Descriptions (LDRS)


LDRS 111. Health, Science and Society (2.5)
This intensive sequence concerning health and society provides a context for students to view their professional education based on the mission of the profession: “to protect and improve the oral health of individuals and the society.” This course introduces students to epidemiology, biostatistics, creation and evaluation of scientific evidence, and evidence-based practice. This course also gives students an introduction to small group learning.


LDRS 212. Dental Auxiliary Management (1)
Lectures in the principles of auxiliary management. Overview of organization management, communication skills, duty delegation, and organization of work. Information is provided about the dental allied health fields, duties, responsibilities, training, and testing.


LDRS 310. Professional Development II (1)
Major issues and trends that affect oral health and the mission of dentistry in the United States. Behavioral knowledge and skills essential to the oral health practitioner’s ability to deliver effective patient-centered care.


LDRS 313. Dental Patient Management/Risk Management (1)
Principles of patient management and risk management are reviewed. The primary focus is directed toward the skills associated with communication. A variety of examples of malpractice are reviewed and discussed. Other areas of risk are discussed such as infection and occupational hazards related to EPA and OSHA standards.


Course Descriptions (MAHE)


MAHE 141. Preventive Periodontics (1)
A laboratory lecture and clinical course in basic procedures including scaling, polishing, instruction in home care, and a system of instrumentation for thorough prophylaxis in preparation for clinical treatment. An understanding of the formation, composition, and relation of dental plaque to the occurrence and prevention of periodontal disease. Emphasis on periodontal health and recognition of early disease condition.


MAHE 144. Preventive Periodontics Clinic (1)
Companion clinical component to MAHE 143. Clinical application of methods for the prevention and maintenance of periodontal health in patients. The importance of patient education, motivation, and cooperation in present methods of prevention and plaque control.


MAHE 145. ACE: Outreach Preventive Dentistry (1.5)
This ACE introduces the student to professional patient interaction and evaluation in a simulated environment. Students will develop interview techniques, learn patient appraisal skills, and techniques for communicating effectively in a health care environment. Students will experience patient interviews and assessment in a simulated environment with live patients.


MAHE 242. Periodontics (1)
Companion clinical component for DSPR 232. Students observe and assist at periodontal surgical procedures on moderately advanced periodontal diseases. Treatment includes root planing, curettage, occlusal adjustment, minor tooth movement and case maintenance.


MAHE 340. Nutrition for Dentistry (1)
General nutrition concepts are presented in addition to aspects pertinent to the practice of dentistry.


Course Descriptions (REHE)


REHE 151. Dental Anatomy (3)
Descriptive anatomy of masticatory structures with emphasis on deciduous and permanent teeth and the temporomanidbular-mandibular movements, and the fundamental concepts of the functional relationships between the dentition and the temporomandibular joint. Lectures on comparative anatomy and variations in tooth morphology.


REHE 152. Basic Procedures in Fixed Prosthetics (2)
To introduce and familiarize the dental student to basic principles related to fixed prosthodontics. The introduction will emphasize principles of engineering and preparation designs, full coverage retains for both metal and ceramic restorations.


REHE 153. Dental Anatomy Laboratory (0.5)
Companion preclinical component to REHE 151. Laboratory exercises and assignments include drawings, waxups, tooth identification, and use of semi-adjustable articulator.


REHE 154. Basic Procedures in Fixed Prosthetics Lab (1.5)
Laboratory component of REHE 152.


REHE 155. DentSim Laboratory (1)
This course covers the criteria, techniques and practice of preparing ‘ideal/standard’ operative preparations. The restorative procedures will be performed on typodont teeth mounted in a computer assisted simulator (DentSim).


REHE 156. DentSim Laboratory (1)
This course covers the criteria, techniques and practice of preparing ‘ideal/standard’ operative preparations. The restorative procedures will be performed on typodont teeth mounted in a computer assisted simulator (DentSim).


REHE 158. Dental Materials (0.5)
The primary goal is to introduce basic material science concepts needed to evaluate, compare and select materials for a specific application. Knowledge of properties, indications and limitations of different clinical and laboratory materials will be presented. The effect of manipulation variables on material properties will be emphasized.


REHE 229. Introduction to Radiography (1.5)
Initial course consisting of lecture and laboratory covering basic principles of radiography. Included are: instructions on taking intraoral radiographs, radiation physics involved in x-ray generation and the parts and function of the x-ray unit, radiation biology of x-ray interaction with tissue, head and neck anatomy and pathology with regards to radiographic interpretation. Each student will have a clinic rotation.


REHE 251. Surgical Techniques I (1.5)
This educational module introduces basic surgical techniques in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with special emphasis on the simple and surgical extraction of teeth. Topics will include wound healing, suture technique, principles of surgery, instrumentation, surgical exodontia, prescription writing, and introductory pain management.


REHE 252. Pain Control (1)
Anatomy pertaining to local anesthesia. Drugs used in local anesthesia and technique of administration. Management of complications. Slides and clinical demonstrations.


REHE 253. Basic Procedures in Esthetics (1)


REHE 254. Pharmacology (4)
This course introduces students to the principles of pharmacology and to the mechanisms of drug action in the context of common disease states.


REHE 256. Advanced Principles of Radiography (0.5)
This is a continuation of REHE 229. This course will explore alternative intraoral radiographic techniques, extraoral radiography techniques, their uses and limitation. Included is a discussion of radiation safety in the dental office and film processing. Each student will have an opportunity to gain “hands-on” experience in patient alignment for a panoramic radiograph and alternative tools for taking quality films. Each student will have a clinic rotation.


REHE 257. Prosthodontic Technology (2)
A lecture-demonstration-laboratory approach to complete denture prosthesis construction. Emphasis on certain fundamental biological considerations of the edentulous patient, such as the oral membranes, muscles, bones, and phonetics and how they relate to the technical aspects of denture constructions.


REHE 258. Treatment Planning (1)
This course provides lecture presentations to help prepare the student to develop skills in patient diagnosis and treatment planning. The lectures will guide the students through the thought processes necessary in the development of workable treatment plans. The emphasis will be on exposing the students to the approach used in our clinic of providing the patients with options of optimal, alternative and emergency diagnostic or recall treatment plans using decisional analysis.


REHE 259. Basic Procedures in Fixed Prosthodontics II (2)
This course builds upon those core elements covered in REHE 152/154. Emphasis on principles of engineering for fixed partial dentures, preparation and design of fixed partial dentures, considerations for the restoration of endodontically involved teeth, and definitive and provisional fixed partial denture restorations. Introduces dental material topics related to fabrication of a fixed partial denture restoration, including: chemicomechanical soft tissue retraction, die spacers, investments, casting and casting alloys, ceramics, soldering, provisional materials, prefabricated and custom post and core systems. Emphasis on principles of engineering for fixed partial dentures, preparation and design of fixed partial dentures, considerations for the restoration of endodontically involved teeth, and definitive and provisional fixed partial denture restorations. Introduces dental material topics related to fabrication of a fixed partial denture restoration, including: chemicomechanical soft tissue retraction, die spacers, investments, casting and casting alloys, ceramics, soldering, provisional materials, prefabricated and custom post and core systems.


REHE 260. Basic Procedure Fixed Prosthodontics Lab (2)
Laboratory component of REHE 259.


REHE 262. Basic Procedures in Operative Dentistry (2)
This course, together with REHE 253, covers the criteria, techniques, and practice of preparing “ideal/standard” operative preparations and placement of operative restorations. The emphasis is on posterior amalgam preparations and restorations, as well as an introduction to cast gold inlay and onlays. Students will be introduced to basic cariology and radiology as it relates to operative dentistry. In addition, the composition and properties of amalgam, liners and bases, investment material, and gold will be reviewed. Students will work on typodont and extracted teeth.


REHE 263. Basic Procedure in Esthetics Lab (0.5)
Preclinical component of REHE 253. Basic Procedures in Esthetic Dentistry.


REHE 264. Endodontics (1.5)
Introduction to methods and materials necessary for successful root canal therapy.


REHE 266. Partial Denture Design (2)
Recognition of clinical situations that require partial denture therapy are developed. Introduction to the terms used in removable partial prosthodontics. Partially edentulous casts diagnosed, designed, surveyed, contoured for path of insertion, prepared for rest seat areas, and finally tripoded for further orientation by each student on his or her own casts. Thus the design, surveying, and clinical applications for removable partial service are presented in order to maintain optimal oral health conditions and to provide a sound basis for the prosthesis.


REHE 267. Prosthodontic Technology (2)
Companion preclinical component to REHE 257. Each student constructs a complete set of dentures using laboratory manikin as patient. Although REHE 267 was conceived as a technique course, one of its principal objectives is to prepare the student for the clinical aspect of dental education.


REHE 268. BP Competency Lab (1.5)


REHE 272. Basic Procedure Operative (1)
Laboratory component of REHE 262.


REHE 274. Endodontics (0.5)
Companion laboratory component to REHE 264. Complete endodontic treatment performed by each student on extracted teeth using gutta percha.


REHE 276. Partial Denture Design Lab (1.5)
Theories of removable partial denture construction which enable the student to perform exercises that are associated with the techniques used to achieve a successful result. Students will be evaluated by various testing methods.


REHE 351. Surgical Periodontics (1)
Case analysis and treatment planning for various conditions of periodontal disease. Case presentation to patients. Basic surgical technique and advanced types of periodontal surgery demonstrated. Occlusal analysis and occlusal adjustment considered.


REHE 352. Oral Rehabilitation (1)
The didactic curriculum provides a series of lectures that emphasize the importance of evaluation of the entire stomatognathic system for treatment planning. Causal relationships influenced by misdirected forces and hyperfunction are discussed.


REHE 353. Treatment Planning II (0.5)
This course provides formal instruction designed to prepare the students for patient management, practice management, and treatment planning. Emphasis on devising optimal, alternative and emergency diagnostic treatment plans.


REHE 355. Esthetic Dentistry (1)
Lectures and demonstrations. The indications, contraindications, limitations, and use of modern techniques and materials in esthetic dentistry.


REHE 360. Implant Dentistry (1)
Didactic and laboratory instruction that introduces the concepts used in implantology. These include the scientific basis of implant tissue reactions, and the surgical and restorative protocols. Emphasis is placed on slide presentation of actual cases. An opportunity is given to students to place an implant in an artificial mandible and to manipulate implant components on a typodont.


Course Descriptions (REMA)


REMA 332. Dental Care for the Aging Population (1)
The didactic curriculum provides a general background on the changing demographics of our population as well as knowledge about the medical, social, psychological, and dental problems many older Americans face today. Dental problems common to the elderly, approaches to treatment planning and the provision of care for this unique group in traditional and non-traditional settings are explored.


REMA 341. Oral Health and Dentofacial Mechanics in the Child Patient (2)
Principles and practices of modern dental care for children presented including relevant areas of applied growth and development, diagnosis methods, biomechanics, and use of suitable orthodontic appliances. Special diagnostic, preventive, and treatment procedures applied to dental caries, malocclusion, and periodontal disease in children. Emphasis on current concepts of behavior guidance of children in the dental treatment setting.