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Perio-Pathobiology II Part A

DENT 5005 - Perio-Pathobiology II Part A

The Periodontal Pathobiology II A course will allow Periodontology residents to develop an in-depth knowledge of the periodontal literature as it relates to research and clinical practice. It will give evidential support to all clinical procedures performed.The course will be taught in a seminar format with all graduate faculty members participating as discussion leaders. Graduate faculty will present and discuss topics in their areas of expertise. Residents will be assigned articles related to the topic of discussion that need to be reviewed each week prior to the scheduled seminar.The assigned literature will be reviewed from a historical perspective with recent updates included as necessary (a separate current literature review will run concurrently). This course will not only allow residents to develop critical reading and thinking abilities but also aid in developing verbal communication skills and confidence.

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DENT 5414 - Introduction to Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

A broad introduction to the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering . Presents basic principles of biological, medical, and material science as applied to implantable medical devices, drug delivery systems and artificial organs.

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DENT 5430 - Advanced Oral Histology

Oral tissues, their embryological orgin, histology and function. Structure of developing teeth, alveolar bone, temporo-mandibular joint, oral mucosa, gingiva and salivary glands. Lecture, slide review, and student-led discussions of papers from the research literature.

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DENT 5431 - Adv Oral Path & Diag

Seminars on current developments in oral disease processes, with an emphasis on the clinical. Student presentations and lectures covering principles of Oral Diagnosis.

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DENT 5432 - Biomaterials for Dental Graduates

Literature review/seminar covering various subjects of current interest in dental materials. Some prior knowledge of dental materials or of materials science is assumed.

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DENT 5434 - Functional Oral Anatomy

Anatomic structures and relationships of the head and neck emphasizing surgical anatomy for oral, periodontal and endodontic surgery. Lectures and dissections.

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DENT 5435 - General Pathology

General Pathology

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DENT 5437 - Principles of Oral Microbiology & Infections

Oral flora with emphasis on recent research developments. Ecology of the oral cavity, dental caries and periodontal disease, viral and yeast infections. Prior knowledge of microbiology and biochemistry assumed. Lectures and discussions, term paper required

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DENT 5438 - Craniofacial Growth and Development

Part of a core series in the postgraduate program of orthodontics. Provides systematic coverage of basics in growth and development of the human face. Review and critique of selected articles from the research literature of the following areas: Physiology of facial growth, theories in growth mechanisms, pre- and postnatal growth of the face, normal and abnormal courses of the facial growth.

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DENT 5439 - Research Methods in Epidemiology and Behavioral Sciences

This course is intended to provide students with an applied understanding of behavioral science research methods, building off of concepts introduced in Biostatistics D456. Featured topics include: theoretical and methodological issues in research design; data collection strategies, focusing on survey measurement and the design and evaluation of survey questions; population sampling; data entry and variable construction; strategies for analyzing quantitative data, focusing in particular on regression analysis with dichotomous outcomes; and issues in analyzing longitudinal data. Prerequisite: DENT 5456 or equivalent.

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DENT 5440 - Biodontics: Integrating Biotechnology with Clinical Dentistry

The goal of the Biodontics educational program is to explore the process of introduction of biotechnology based innovations into clinical dentistry. The course will focus on a variety of innovations, including those considered “disruptive”, and explore the laboratory and clinical studies underlying their translation from the bench to chairside. The course will also consider the process of “diffusion” of innovations into dental practice and examine the barriers to acceptance by dental office personnel. Students, working in teams, will be required to present a business plan for the development and marketing of a new dental product.

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DENT 5441 - Biomechanics in Dental Science

Physics and engineering principles applied to clinical and research problems in dentistry. Principles of statics and mechanics of materials. Engineering analysis of orthodontic appliances. Lectures, seminars, and demonstrations.

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DENT 5442 - Biomechanics in Dental Science

History and critical review of orthodontic appliance systems. The relationship between treatment planning and therapy is explored. Detailed biomechanical analysis of appliance therapy. Lectures, seminars and demonstrations.

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DENT 5443 - Biology of Tooth Movement

Hard and soft tissue responses to tooth movement caused by orthodontic appliances; theory of related bone resorbtion and apposition from a morphological and biochemical standpoint. Seminars.

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DENT 5444 - Epidemiology of Oral Diseases: Interpreting the Literature

The goal of this course is to provide the student with a basic understanding of epidemiologic principles to enable the critical review of the literature and to provide a methodological framework with which to better understand basic statistics. An overview of the specific epidemiology of oral diseases will be provided.

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DENT 5455 - Scientific Writing

This course provides the basics of effective scientific writing in a 6-week combined lecture and workshop format. Lectures cover scientific style, clarity in writing, development of hypothesis and organization of abstracts and manuscripts. Guest lectures and workshops provide specific direction in summarizing clinical, laboratory or social/biobehavioral research studies. Students are required to write and revise an extended abstract of their research and to present their abstract in small groups on the final class day.

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DENT 5456 - Biostatistics

This course is intended to provide an introduction to biostatistics and overview of key concepts. The student is introduced to concepts of data measurement and summarization, probability, populations & samples, drawing inferences, and specific statistical analyses for testing differences in means and proportions, correlation, regression, multivariate analysis, and survival analysis. Special attention is placed upon understanding how to evaluate the appropriateness of and best interpret specific statistical tests and measures. An introduction to study design and the critical review of the literature is provided with emphasis on interpretation of presented statistics.

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DENT 5457 - Evid Based Dent-Crit Reading of Sys Reviews, Meta-Analyses and Expert Panel Rpt

The goal of this course is to provide the dental resident with the information necessary to (1) de-mystify the methods typically used under the heading of evidence based dentistry and (2) to be able to critically assess those methods, so as to best be empowered to integrate evidence based information into their day to day practices.

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DENT 5495 - Independent Study

A reading course for those wishing to pursue special topics in dental science under faculty supervision.

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DENT 5500 - Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging and Interpretation Part A

The first part of a 3-part seminar course examining the interpretation of imagesproduced by various techniques used in the diagnosis of diseases involving the oral maxillofacial complex. Part A emphasizes anatomy seen on intraoral, extraoral and volumetric image acquisition, image appearances of the common dental diseases – caries, marginal periodontitis and apical periodontitis and the pathophysiologic changes which lead to their image appearances.

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DENT 5501 - Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging and Interpretation Part B

The second part of a 3-part seminar course examining the interpretation ofimages produced by various techniques used in the diagnosis of diseases involving the oral maxillofacial complex. Part B addresses lesions of bone and soft tissues of the maxillofacial complex, including cysts, neoplasms and lesions which have similar appearances.

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DENT 5502 - Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging and Interpretation Part C

The third and final part of a 3-part seminar course examining the interpretationof images produced by various techniques used in the diagnosis of diseases involving the oral maxillofacial complex. Part C addresses the appearances on dentomaxillofacial imaging of genetic and acquired abnormalities, systemic diseases, temporomandibular joint disorders, salivary gland disorders and dentomaxillofacial trauma.

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DENT 5503 - Perio-Pathobiology I Part A

This course allows residents in Periodontology to develop an in-depth knowledge of the perioddontal literature as it relates to research and clinical practice. It includes both clinical and basic science covering essential etiology concepts. the course is taught in a seminar format with all graduate faculty members participating as discussion leaders. Residents are be assigned a group of related articles that should be read and reviewed each week prior to discussion at the scheduled seminar.

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DENT 5504 - Perio-Pathobiology I Part B

This course allows residents in Periodontology to develop an in-depth knowledge of the periodontal literature as it relates to research and clinical practice. It includes both clinical and basic science covering essential etiology concepts. The course is taught in a seminar format with all graduate faculty members participating as discussion leaders. Residents are be assigned a group of related articles that should be read and reviewed each week prior to discussion at the scheduled seminar.

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DENT 5506 - Perio-Pathobiology II Part B

The Periodontal Pathobiology II B Course course will be a continuation of Part A and will allow Periodontology residents to develop an in-depth knowledge of the periodontal literature as it relates to research and clinical practice. It will give evidential support to all clinical procedures performed.The course will be taught in a seminar format with all graduate faculty members participating as discussion leaders. Graduate faculty will present and discuss topics in their areas of expertise. Residents will be assigned articles related to the topic of discussion that need to be reviewed each week prior to the scheduled seminar.The assigned literature will be reviewed from a historical perspective with recent updates included as necessary (a separate current literature review will run concurrently). This course will not only allow residents to develop critical reading and thinking abilities but also aid in developing verbal communication skills and confidence.

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DENT 6000 - Full Time Residency

Full time residency for dental masters students only.

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DENT 6461 - Clinical Radiation Sciences: Physics and Biology I

A continuous pair of semester lecture/seminar courses which examines the physical and biological principles underlying the uses of radiation and allied radiation sciences in clinical diagnosis and therapy. Characteristics of imaging systems, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, biological effects of ionizing radiation, radiation measurement and dosimetry and quality assurance will be covered through critical readings in texts and the literature.

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DENT 6462 - Clinical Radiation Sciences: Physics and Biology II

A continuous pair of semester lecture/seminar courses which examines the physical and biological principles underlying the uses of radiation and allied radiation sciences in clinical diagnosis and therapy. Characteristics of imaging systems, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, biological effects of ionizing radiation, radiation measurement and dosimetry and quality assurance will be covered through critical readings in texts and the literature.

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DENT 6463 - Radiation Physics, Safety & Biology in Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging

This is a lecture, seminar and discussion based course examining the fundamentals of the physics involving the most commonly used diagnostic imaging modalities in oral and maxillofacial radiology. The first part of the course will deal with the physics of plain film radiography, panoramic radiography, CT, CBCT, MRI.Fundamentals of digotal imaging will also be discussed. The last part of the course deals with radiation safety. Radiation safety measures and guidelines for practicing safe radiation techniques that will minimize the risk for patients and the operators during image acquisition will be discussed.

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