Core Courses

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 & Maxillofacial Surgery Courses

The conference based lecture includes in depth discussions about the diagnosis, treatment planning and management of complex cases.

The course provides 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.

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.

This course provides 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.

The course focuses on the fundamental role of craniofacial growth and development in diagnosis, treatment timing, and type of treatment in growing individuals.

The students attend the orthognathic surgery seminars and TMJ lecture series.

Lectures and online learning provide students with foundation knowledge regarding career planning and policies and procedures related to employment and business management in dental practice.

The course discusses current diagnostic and treatment modalities for craniofacial dysfunction. The inter-relationship with adjunctive specialties will be stressed.

The course provides information about the multi-disciplinary approach to restorative dental care in four disciplines: Operative Dentistry, Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Prosthodontics and Implant Therapy.

The conference provides information about the fundamentals of oral maxillo-facial surgery.

The course provides academic discussion of disease, disease processes, and therapeutic management of a wide range of topics related to oral maxillo-facial surgery.

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

A modular lecture series that covers the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Topics include the following: basic principles of dentoalveolar surgery, medical management of the surgical patient, anesthesia, preprosthetic surgery, head and neck infections, implantology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, maxillofacial trauma, bone grafting, pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery, reconstructive surgery, dentofacial deformities, craniofacial surgery, laser surgery, practice management, pathology (benign and malignant), cosmetic surgery, nerve injury and nerve repair, and management of TMJ disorders. Following the lecture, presentations are given by students that complement the assigned area of interest.

Each conference will include presentations of patients’ treatment with complex dental needs and then open to discussion. This conference is designed to provide an understanding of the sequential management from a diagnostic and treatment basis.

Students will critically review and present the current literature and present surgical management of cases. Case management and surgical techniques are reviewed and critiqued by faculty.

This course is designed to cover topics relevant to those involved in the on-call service, including maxillofacial infections, trauma, and advanced head and neck anatomy.

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