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MADS Oral Medicine

Core Courses

Biostatistics
The course will provide a summary of the main statistical concepts. Some of the topics will include data displays, summary statistics, probability distributions and expectation, statistical inference procedures for univariate and bivariate data, linear regression models, and analysis of variance.
Introduction to Systemic Reviews

The course introduces methods to perform systematic reviews and meta-analysis of clinical trials.

Head and Neck Anatomy

The course will provide a review of principal anatomy comprising the stomatognathic system.

Osteoimmunology

The course will provide information about bone biology and metabolism and how it interfaces with the host immune response.

Pharmacology

The course will provide information about basic pharmacology and give the students a better understanding of drugs, interpreting complicated drug/medical histories, and understanding drug reactions.

Wound Healing

The course includes information given by experts in the basic and/or clinical sciences. The first seven lectures cover the basic biologic aspects of wound healing. These are followed by a series of five lectures discussing wound healing in a more clinical context covering the topics of fracture repair, osseointegration, orthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics.

Maxillofacial Radiology

The course will provide in depth discussion about radiographic interpretation and differential diagnosis of various pathological conditions which show similarities on x-rays.

Ethics

The courses is to impart a general knowledge of fundamental concepts in principles of professionalism and ethical decision making with emphasis on care-based discussions.

Grand Rounds Conference

This conference based course will provide an understanding of the sequential management of multidisciplinary cases from a diagnostic and treatment basis. It will involve student presentations from each specialty followed by panel discussion.

Oral Medicine Courses

Pathology

The course will provide information about the link between the basic and clinical sciences concerned with the mechanisms of disease (e.g., inflammation, neoplasia, and immunopathology). While the emphasis will be on oral pathology, systemic diseases and their impact on overall health will also be discussed.

Biological Systems

The course combines an introduction to the general principles of anatomy, histology, and physiology of the human cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal systems, with an extensive study of the pathology and therapeutics of these systems, with an explicit emphasis on their relationship to dental practice.

Oral Medicine

The course provides a foundation for common oral lesions, facial pain, and salivary gland disease as well as an understanding of medical conditions which directly affect the oral and maxillofacial structures.

Brightman Conference

The conference provides information about the fundamentals of oral medicine.

Cohen Conference

The course will allow academic discussion of disease, disease processes, and therapeutic management of a wide range of topics related to oral medicine.

Oral and Maxillofacial Complex 1

The course will provide in depth discussion about the link between the basic and clinical sciences concerned with the mechanisms of disease (e.g., inflammation, genetic disease, neoplasia, and immunopathology). The emphasis will be on oral soft and hard tissue pathology, including oral manifestations of systemic diseases that may impact overall health of the patients.

Six-Week Clinical Rotation

Clinical rotations in specific specialty clinics will provide clinical experience in diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient care through observation.

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