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MOHS Program for Non-U.S.-Trained Dentists Curriculum

550 Introduction to Professionalism, Community and Patient Management

This course will provide foundational knowledge on the doctor patient relationship, medical history skills and the basics of dental orofacial physical exam and developing the doctor patient relationship. All throughout, students will receive instruction in the principles of professionalism and ethical decision making with emphasis on case-based discussions.

551 Multidisciplinary Seminars I

The seminar-based course will ensure that students develop understanding of biomedical, behavioral and dental sciences and apply information in a problem-solving context for the comprehensive treatment planning and management of their patients. Principles of practice management will be weaved throughout all the clinical cases.

552 Multidisciplinary Seminars II

Continuation of the fall semester seminars which will develop knowledge in biomedical, behavioral and dental sciences and practice management for comprehensive treatment planning and patient management.

553 Clinical Seminars I

The seminar is an open forum discussion in which students make patient case presentations including the diagnosis, treatment plan, and therapy.

554 Clinical Seminars II

Continuation of the fall semester seminars which will include case presentations and discussions about the diagnosis, treatment plan, and therapy.

555 Advanced Library, Biostastistics and Nutrition

The course will provide information about the fundamentals of literature search, and appraisal and introduction to basic statistical methods and discuss the significance of nutrition for oral health.

556 Dental Auxiliary Utilization IA

Module 1 will provide a series of lectures focused on the basic principles of radiology including radiobiology, radiation medicine and technique. A hands-on component will provide the student with experience in taking radiographs. Module 2 will teach the student four-handed dental assisting technique and improve skills such as patient communication, team building, and record keeping.

557 Dental Auxiliary Utilization IB

Continuation of the fall semester course designed to teach four-handed dental assisting technique as well as skills such as patient communication, team building, and record keeping.

558 Behavioral Sciences I

Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills in oral health promotion and disease prevention activities with individuals, communities and populations. Course topics include discussion of the philosophy, modalities, rationale and evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention activities related to caries, periodontal diseases and oral cancer.

559 Pharmacology

The student will gain understanding of the effect of drugs on human body.

560 Orofacial Function

This course will develop a general knowledge of fundamental concepts in orofacial function and occlusion. The orofacial function module will focus on physiology and anatomy and function of the facial structures, including saliva, mastication, speech, swallow, smell and taste.

570 Clinical Rotations I

Rotations through specialty clinics in Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Periodontal Prosthesis, Prosthodontics, other PDM extramural community sites and the PDM Office of Fiscal Operations.

570 Clinical Rotations II

Rotations through specialty clinics in Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Periodontal Prosthesis, Prosthodontics, other PDM extramural community sites and the PDM Office of Fiscal Operations.

595 Capstone Course

Guidance to design and complete an oral health related project and present it in the form of a thesis.

596 CAPSTONE

Guided research or service project that addresses at least three competencies including literature review & synthesis, patient-based surveys & analysis, quantitative/qualitative analysis and others.

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