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MADS Pediatric Dentistry

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.
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.

Pediatrics 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.

Trauma

The course provides students with an understanding of how to evaluate a patient presenting with dental trauma, the review of biological sequelae, and formulate a treatment plan and prognosis.

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Analgesia

This course is designed to provide didactic instruction in nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia in accordance with American Dental Association Guidelines.

Genetics, Congenital Malformation and Embryology

This course will provide information about the persistent problems associated with cleft lip/palate and other types of craniofacial anomalies throughout lifetime of patients and include a thorough discussion of past and current concepts.

Introduction to Pediatric Dentistry

The course will provide an overview of Fundamentals of Pediatric Dentistry. Some of the topics will include the concept of Prevention, and Anticipatory Guidance, Nutrition, Primary dentition and Dental Development, Non-Pharmacological and Pharmacological Behavior Management techniques and Local Anesthesia in children.

Comprehensive Review of Pediatric Dentistry/Literature Review/Case Presentations

The course is a continuation of the Introduction to Pediatric Dentistry course (GADS-5622) and includes a more in depth/advanced presentations in several areas of Pediatric Dentistry through case presentations by medical and dental professionals.

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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