Department of Restorative Dentistry
DRMO 701 Dental Morpholog
Department of Applied Dental Medicine
DABC 701 Human Biochemistry I Introductory biochemistry course that will stress the understanding of concepts rather than the memorization of structures or pathways. There will be an emphasis on integrating chemical and biochemical concepts with dental materials, oral health care and health care in general.
DAPY 701 Human Physiology I Didactic course presented in the first semester of Dental School for Year I students. Through review of systems the course provides the student with a basic understanding of how the normal body functions and, establishes a foundation in physiological principles that is necessary in undertaking advanced didactic and clinical courses and in meeting the SDM competencies.
DABC 711 Human Biochemistry II Continuation of the first semester biochemistry course that will stress the understanding of concepts rather than the memorization of structures or pathways. There will be an emphasis on integrating chemical and biochemical concepts with oral health care and health care in general.
DAMB 711 Microbiology Presents the basic concepts that are essential for an understanding of microbiology and immunology as they apply to dentistry and medicine. Emphasis will be placed on those aspects of microbiology and immunology that are directly pertinent to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human infectious disease.
DAPY 711 Human Physiology II Provides the student with a basic understanding of how the normal body functions and establishes a foundation in physiological principles that is necessary in undertaking advanced didactic and clinical courses and in meeting the SDM competencies.
DABC 721 Nutrition Develops a basic understanding of the interrelationships between diet and nutrition and oral and general health. The biochemical basis of nutrition in energy, metabolism, mineral metabolism, the Life Cycle and in various abnormal states (obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension) will be explored. Information on sugar and artificial sweeteners, food additives and toxins, and diets and dieting will be presented. Nutritional planning and assessment of patients will be discussed. Behavioral patterns in dieting and food fallacies will be discussed.
DAMB 721 Microbiology
This course will present the basic concepts that are essential for an understanding of medical and dental microbiology. Emphasis will be placed on the aspects of microbiology that are directly pertinent to the diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of human infectious disease.
DAPA 721 Principles of Pathology Introduces students to the concepts of cellular injury, inflammation and repair, fluid derangements, neoplasia, genetic and developmental conditions, environmental and nutritional diseases, and common infectious diseases. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how changes in the general health of the patient affect the head and neck region and how the clinical practice of dentistry for those patients must be modified.
DAPE 721 Introduction to Periodontology Introduces students to the importance of periodontics as a dental discipline. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic micro and macro anatomy of the healthy tissues of the periodontium as well as its physiology and function. In addition, the student will be introduced to the diseased periodontium with focus on the etiology, epidemiology, clinical and histopathological aspects of the disease
DAPH 721 Pharmacology Comprehensive course aimed at teaching the basics of Pharmacology, with emphasis on drugs important to dental practitioners.
DARA 721 Dental Radiography The fundamentals of x-ray generation physics, radiographic image production, radiographic methods, biologic effects of irradiation and radiation hygiene principles are presented.
Preclinical Endodontics Designed to prepare the student for the endodontic clinic and general practice by giving the basic biological and mechanical concepts for successful endodontics. The lectures will include a general presentation of all phases of endodontic knowledge with the understanding that further refinement of the student's knowledge in the specialty will be gained in the future courses of Clinical and Advanced Endodontics. In the laboratory, the student will perform endodontic treatment on numerous acrylic and natural teeth, both hand-held and mounted in blocks and dentoform.
DAPA 731 Systemic Pathology Teaches the student to apply the basic concepts of general disease learned in DAPA 721 to the study of more specific disease entities encountered in major organ systems. Diseases of renal, hematopoietic, lymphoid, gastrointestinal, biliary, genitourinary, endocrine, musculoskeletal, skin, and nervous systems will be discussed in some detail. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how changes in patient's organ systems affect the head and neck region and how the clinical practice of dentistry for those patients must be modified.
DAPE 731 Periodontology Emphasizes the diagnosis of periodontal diseases utilizing a clinical examination, radiographs, and various other diagnostic tools. Prognosis and treatment planning for the patient with periodontal disease will be introduced and the interrelationships of periodontology and other dental disciplines will be discussed. The student will become familiar with nonsurgical periodontal therapy and will perform a clinical periodontal examination on a classmate and will learn the principles of scaling and root planning during laboratory sessions. Selection, maintenance, and sharpening of periodontal instruments will be taught.
Radiographic Interpretation The basics of radiographic interpretation and radiographic aspects of general clinical practice are presented.
DARA 732 Preclinical Radiography The fundamentals of radiographic techniques and interpretation are presented in a preclinical laboratory.
DAOD 733 Oral Diagnosis/ Physical Evaluation Provides didactic information, knowledge and skills necessary to effectively conduct a complete history, examination and physical evaluation of a new dental patient.
DAOM 733 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Provides a basic level of information about oral and maxillofacial surgery as it relates to the practice of general dentistry. It includes an overview of aseptic techniques, principles of prescription writing and an introduction of surgical instruments and basic dentoalveolar surgery principles.
DAOM 734 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office Provides the student with the ability to successfully manage common medical emergencies which may happen in the dental office.
DAEN 741 Endodontics An elaboration of didactic material presented in Preclinical Endodontics, DAEN 731, in addition to presentation of new topics of concern.
DAOD 741 Oral Medicine & Physical Evaluation Provides didactic information, knowledge and skills necessary to effectively diagnose and treat non-surgical, dental patients with systemic and local diseases which effect the head, neck, paraoral and oral structures, and manage patients with systemic diseases that require modification of dental treatment.
DAOM 741 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Provides an advanced level of information about oral and maxillofacial surgery as it relates to dental practice. It encompasses interpretation of clinical data, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of pathologic conditions found in the mouth and jaws.
DAPA 741 Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Introduces students to the diseases that manifest in the oral cavity and neck region. Clinical features, differential diagnosis and treatment will be emphasized. Pathogenesis and histopathologic features will also be discussed.
DAPE 741 Periodontology Concentrates on the treatment of various infections and diseases that affect the periodontium. Many diseases will be illustrated by presenting a typical case. The illustrated case will emphasize how information, objective and subjective, is obtained and utilized in arriving at a diagnosis and course of treatment.
DAEN 746 Clinical Endodontics The clinical experiences necessary for the student to develop basic competency in endodontic therapy.
DAIP 746 Topical Studies in Implant Dentistry Required course for third and fourth year dental students. The curriculum is structured to provide basic learning experience for dental students beyond the fundamental knowledge base in implant dentistry. Implant dentistry is that branch of dentistry pertaining to the reconstruction and maintenance of function, appearance and health of the patient, through replacement of teeth, and contiguous structures with natural and alloplastic substitutes. Emphasis will be placed on: 1) patient evaluation, diagnosis treatment planning and implant selection; 2) implant surgery and post-surgical care; 3) implant prosthodontic procedures and; 4) maintenance protocols. The course format will include seminars, independent study, and clinical observation/assisting.
DAOD 746 Clinical Oral Diagnosis/Oral Medicine Designed to provide the experiences necessary for a dental student to be able to provide care in a manner consistent with appropriate standards of care, in preparation for the advanced component of this course.
DAOM 746 Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge in exodontia, aseptic techniques, and surgical assisting, and exposure to basic oral and maxillofacial surgery. Students will treat patients in the oral surgery clinic under the direct supervision of an experienced exodontist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The student will generally assist a fourth year student and advance to greater levels of responsibility as the course progresses.
DAPE 746 Clinical Periodontics Under the supervision of the faculty, the students provide periodontal care that meets the needs of their family of comprehensive care patients. Over two years this results in a wide variety of experiences in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of periodontal disease, including surgical treatment. Following the successful completion of several cases and clinical examinations in Year III, the Year IV student is expected to manage their cases with progressively less help from the faculty, culminating in the achievement of competence.
DARA 746 Junior Clinical Radiology Introductory skills of radiographic techniques and interpretations are practiced in a clinical environment.
DAOD 751 Conscious Sedation and General Anesthesia Provides didactic information, knowledge and skills necessary to effectively administer oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation to dental patients. The course will provide didactic information necessary to understand the principles of intramuscular sedation, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia.
DAIP 751 Implant Dentistry Structured to provide basic learning experience for dental students in implant dentistry. Implant dentistry is that branch of dentistry pertaining to the reconstruction and maintenance of function, appearance and health of the patient, through replacement of teeth, and contiguous structures with natural and alloplastic substitutes. Emphasis will be placed on: 1) the biologic and scientific basis for implantology; 2) patient evaluation, diagnosis treatment planning and implant selection; 3) implant surgery and post-surgical care; 4) implant prosthodontic procedures and; 5) maintenance protocols.
DAOM 751 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Provides an advanced level of information about oral and maxillofacial surgery as it relates to dental practice. It encompasses interpretation of clinical data, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of pathologic conditions found in the mouth and jaws. These include infections, orthognathic surgery, salivary gland disease, maxillofacial trauma, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, medical emergency review.
DAEN 761 Advanced Endodontics Reinforces and supplements knowledge gained in previous lecture courses (DAEN 731 and 741) and presents new information on more advanced subjects. The emphasis will be on extending the student's clinical and practice management capabilities by building on knowledge and experience gained in earlier didactic and clinical courses.
DAOM 761 Internal Medicine for Dentists This course provides an overview of general internal medicine with special attention to implications of systemic conditions for dental care of the population of patients seen in general dental practice. It focuses on etiology, incidence and treatment of medical diseases including cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disease, hematology/oncology, neurology, endocrinology, pulmonary disease, infectious disease, behavioral medicine, and nephrology.
DAPE 761 Advanced Periodontology Designed to reinforce and add of the student's knowledge of periodontal disease and its treatment.
DAPH 761 Pharmacology Designed to extend teaching of the pharmacological basis of therapeutics with emphasis on situations likely to be faced in the practice of dentistry and to provide a comprehensive Pharmacology Board Review.
DARA 761 Maxillofacial Imaging Interpretation The concepts of radiographic interpretation of maxillofacial abnormalities are presented.
DAEN 766 Advanced Clinical Endodontics The clinical experiences necessary for the student to develop basic competency in endodontic therapy.
DAOD 766 Advanced Clinical Oral Diagnosis/Oral Medicine Designed to provide the clinical experiences necessary for a dental student to be able to provide care in a manner consistent with appropriate standards of care.
DAOM 766 Advanced Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery This course is designed to give the student experience in exodontia (to include sectioning of erupted teeth and removal of bone for the surgical extraction of roots/root tips), simple alveoloplasty, minor pre-prosthetic surgery, simple biopsy procedures, and intraoral suturing. The student will gain experience in pain control through the prescribing of analgesics, to include narcotics. Also, the student may have the opportunity to manage localized oral infections and post operative complications such as osteitis and prolonged bleeding. The quantity and variety of experience will depend upon the needs of the OMS clinic patients scheduled during the specific rotation. Additionally, this course is designed to provide a hospital operating room experience on an as available basis. The operating room for this purpose is located at Saint Anthonys Medical Center in Alton, IL. The student would be expected to function as a dental assistant in a restorative or surgical procedure.
DAPE 766 Advanced Clinical Periodontics Under the supervision of the faculty, the students provide periodontal care that meets the needs of their family of comprehensive care patients. Over two years this results in a wide variety of experiences in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of periodontal disease, including surgical treatment. Following the successful completion of several cases and clinical examinations in Year III, the Year IV student is expected to manage their cases with progressively less help from the faculty, culminating in the achievement of competence.
Senior Clinical Radiology Skills of radiographic techniques and interpretations are practiced in a clinical environment.
DAOD 767 Senior Emergency Designed to provide the experiences necessary for a new dental graduate to be able to diagnose and treat common dental emergencies.
This preclinical course, composed of a didactic and laboratory component, deals with definitions, nomenclature and description of various components of the Stomatognathic System. It also deals with description of the internal and external features of the primary and permanent dentition, its function and its development. The laboratory sessions are devoted to developing necessary skills, in order to produce correct replicas of teeth in wax.
DROD 701 Operative Dentistry I
Introduces the student to the biomechanical principles of cavity preparations as related to tooth morphology, manipulation of cutting instruments, and conservation of tooth structure. Restoration of the prepared teeth will be accomplished with the appropriate restorative materials.
DRDM 711 Introduction to Dental Materials
Covers the chemical, physical and biological properties of restorative dental materials as related to their application in restorative dentistry. Emphasis will be placed upon the types of materials available, their proper selection and manipulation, and the recognition of the effects of proper and improper manipulation on both the intermediate and final product.
DRFP 711 Introduction to Casting
Designed to introduce the student to clinical procedures involving cast gold restorations, and the underlying biomaterial and technological rationale for clinical decision-making. Successful completion of this course is prerequisite for advancement to the Year II courses in Fixed Prosthodontics. Knowledge gained in the Oral Morphology Course during the first semester of Year I forms an important part of the foundation for this course.
DROC 711 Occlusion I
This preclinical course describes the basic principles of maxillo-mandibular relationships; waxing occlusal surfaces to the determinants of occlusal morphology; use of the articulator and facebow; clinical diagnostic impressions and mounted casts.
DRFP 721 Fixed Prosthodontics I
Consists of didactic and technical/laboratory components. It is the first of two courses that are a logical sequel to basic concepts mastered during the first year courses in operative dentistry and occlusion. Upon completion the student has adequate background in pertinent basic and clinical science knowledge of fixed prosthodontics necessary to engage in clinical treatment.
DRRP 721 Removable Partial Dentures
Presented as an aspect of total patient care with complete interaction and interrelation of all oral health disciplines by building on the basic and clinical science background that underlies diagnosis and treatment of edentulous and partially edentulous patients. Diagnosis and treatment requires a knowledge of anatomy, biochemistry, pathology and physiology of the underlying bone, muscle, and involved tissue. Will introduce the student to the examination of edentulous patients using a systematic, scientific approach for gathering date, recording and evaluating diagnostic information. Students will be taught to develop a plan of treatment that manages edentulous patients in a manner that preserves what remains in optimal health as well as restoring what hard an soft tissues that have been lost.
DROD 731 Operative Dentistry II
An extension of the biomechanical principles and concepts of operative dental restorations initiated in the first year course in Operative Dentistry. Tooth preparation, placement of liners and bases, use of dentin adhesives, restoration placement techniques, and restoration of biomechanically sound morphologic tooth contours will be emphasized. Some laboratory exercises will involve the use of natural teeth. Indications, diagnosis, and principles of treatment using operative dental restorations will be discussed.
DRFP 731 Fixed Prosthodontics II
An extension of the biomechanical principles and concepts of fixed partial denture fabrication initiated in the first semester course in Fixed Prosthodontics. Substantial emphasis in the course is on the design and fabrication criteria of a three-unit substructure for an anterior FPD, and more specifically, the implications of such design on clinical tooth preparations.
DRPC 731 Introduction to Clinical Patient Care
Provides Year II students with an introduction to clinical management and basic care of dental patients. The dental students are assigned to clinical disciplines that maintain an existing pool of patients and given the responsibility of delivering limited patient care while being exposed to the general operating procedures and protocol of the dental clinic.
DRRP 731 Removable Partial Prosthodontics
This course will introduce the student to the diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment of partially edentulous individuals with removable prosthesis. Emphasis will be on treatment planning and laboratory exercises that correspond to clinical experiences.
DRDM 741 Advanced Dental Materials
Covers the properties of dental materials relative to clinical restorative dentistry. Emphasis is placed upon proper selection and manipulation of dental materials based upon their properties and clinical performances. Clinical usage of materials is stressed.
DRFP 741 Fixed Prosthodontics III
Reinforces the basic concepts of prosthodontics presented in the preclinical curriculum and integrates these concepts with the clinical situations that the students are currently experiencing. Clinical techniques which extend beyond the fundamental skills of preclinic courses will also be presented. This course covers diagnosis and treatment planning relative to Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. Diagnostic considerations, preliminary therapy, and treatment sequencing will be emphasized. Execution of fundamental procedural techniques will be stressed. Their applications and alterations, relative to routine clinical situations, will also be discussed.
DRRP 741 Removable Complete Dentures II
An extension of Removable Complete Prosthodontics and Removable Partial Prosthodontics, building on the basic and clinical science background that underlies diagnosis and treatment of edentulous and partially eduntulous patients. Specifically, this course will review Concepts of Occlusion for complete denture and focus on combined lectures and laboratory sessions where the principles of immediate dentures, overdentures, implant retained dentures and dentures with balanced occlusion taught in preparation for patient treatment.
DRFP 746 Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics
Introduces the student to the clinical application of skills learned preclinically. Under the supervision of faculty, the student provides fixed prosthodontic care that meets the needs of their family of comprehensive care patients. Instruction is focused on early development of treatment planning skills and basic fixed prosthodontic treatment.
DROD 746 Clinical Operative Dentistry
Designed to introduce the student to clinical application of skills learned pre-clinically. Instruction is focused on early development of treatment planning skills along with the execution of basic Operative dental treatment.
DRRP 746 Clinical Removable Prosthodontics
Introduces the student to clinical application of skills learned pre-clinically. Instruction is focused on early development of diagnosis and treatment planning skills along with the execution of basic removable complete and partial denture prosthodontic treatment. This course also allows interaction between the student and the professional dental laboratory technician.
DROC 751 Occlusion II
Reinforces the basic concepts of occlusion presented in the preclinical curriculum and integrates these concepts with the clinical situations that the students are currently experiencing. Clinical techniques which extend beyond the fundamental skills of preclinical courses will also be presented. Covers diagnosis and treatment planning relative to Occlusion in restorative dentistry. Diagnostic considerations, preliminary therapy, and treatment sequencing will be emphasized. Execution of fundamental procedural techniques will be stressed. Their applications and alterations, relative to routine clinical situations, will also be discussed.
DROD 751 Advanced Concepts in Operative Dentistry I
Reinforces the basic concepts of operative dentistry presented in the preclinical curriculum and integrates these concepts with the clinical situations that students are currently experiencing. Clinical techniques, which extend beyond the fundamental skills of preclinical courses will also be presented. This course is designed to reinforce the fundamentals of operative dentistry, as well as study advanced concepts, materials and techniques.
DRFP 761 Advanced Procedures in Prosthodontics
Extends beyond the basic concepts of prosthodontics to provide students with an introduction to ideas and concepts of treatment not routinely presented in the clinical setting at the School of Dental Medicine. An introduction will be provided in the areas of dental attachments, complex reconstructive therapy, complex interdisciplinary restorative dentistry, and recovery of existing structural failures.
DROD 761 Advanced Concepts in Operative Dentistry II
Designed to: a) study advanced concepts, materials and techniques in the field of Operative Dentistry, b) review Operative Dentistry Board questions for National Boards Part II and c) critically evaluate scientific literature. The course will build on the basic knowledge and techniques learned in the first two preclinical operative courses. Information will be presented through lectures, seminars, video tapes and some hands-on courses.
DRRP 761 Advanced Topics in Removable Prosthodontics
Expands upon preliminary removable course information and provides students with a variety of advanced topics in Removable Prosthodontics.
DRFP 766 Advanced Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics
Expands on the student's skills in the application of clinical Fixed Prosthodontics. Instruction is focused on the development of more advanced skills. In this course students provide fixed prosthodontic care, under faculty supervision, that meets the needs of their family of comprehensive care patients. Instruction is designed to expand on the students skills in the application of clinical fixed prosthodontics and is focused on the development of more advanced skills on diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment procedures. The year IV student is expected to manage their clinical treatment procedures with progressively less supervision and assistance from faculty, culminating in the achievement of competence.
DROD 766 Advanced Clinical Operative Dentistry
Designed to expand on the student's knowledge and skills in the application of Clinical Operative Dentistry. Instruction is focused on the development of more advanced skills in diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment procedures.
DRRP 766 Advanced Clinical Removable Prosthodontics
Expands on the student's clinical skills in the area of Removable Prosthodontics. Instruction is focused on development of more advanced diagnosis and treatment planning skills along with the execution of more advanced removable complete and partial denture prosthodontic treatment. This course also allows continuing interaction between the student and the professional dental laboratory technician. The student is expected to develop these skills to a level which would allow him/her to leave school and begin the private practice of dentistry, including competent Removable Prosthodontic treatment.
DRDM 771 Advanced Dental Materials II
Covers selected topics concerning recent advances in dental materials and techniques and how they impact decision making in treatment planning.
Department of Growth, Development and Structure
DGAN 701 Gross Anatomy
Professional level gross anatomy course that is designed to provide anatomical information on all systems of the human body. The course is presented in a regional approach in a lecture/laboratory format. In the laboratories, all students are expected to participate in the dissection of cadavers.
DGCP 701 Community and Preventive Dentistry I
Designed to develop in the student an appreciation of optimal oral health and a basic understanding of the relation between oral/dental disease-producing agents and host resistance. The student will be able to identify the preventive dental needs of a patient and perform those professional preventive services identified following proper clinical protocol. This course will establish foundation knowledge and skills to be applied in community outreach programs next semester.
DGAN 711 Histology
This course discusses the microscopic anatomy of the healthy human body at the cell, tissue, and organ levels. It examines the characteristics of subcellular components, cells and tissues, and how these structures interact to generate functions. Students develop skills in extracting structural information from 2 dimensional images and in building 3 dimensional mental representations of structures.
DGCP 711 Community and Preventive Dentistry II
Within the context of an analysis of the problems facing dentistry, the student is introduced to the concept of "community" as the patient and the role of the private dental practitioner in his/her community is delineated. Students learn through direct contact of those sub-groups in the community whose access to dental care is limited. Field visits to such notable sub-groups as disadvantaged primary school children comprise the major portion of this course.
DGOH 711 Oral Histology and Cell Biology
Introduces the student to the histology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology of the tooth and its supporting structures; stressing tissue development, maintenance and repair over the lifespan of patients.
DGPD 711 Introduction to Pediatric Dentistry
Introductory course in Pediatric Dentistry.
DGAN 721 Neuroanatomy
Detailed study of the structure and function in the central nervous system using written, visual and demonstration materials.
DGBS 721 Dental Behavioral Science I
Surveys the role of psychosocial factors in the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of dental disease. The role of Behavioral Science in dentistry is described and techniques for helping dentists to modify maladaptive patient behaviors are introduced. In addition, students are given the opportunity to interact with children in a non-threatening environment. Special emphasis is given to the detection and obligation to report suspected child abuse and neglect.
DGOR 721 Orthodontics
Prepares the student to enter the clinic. The preparation and analysis of orthodontic diagnostic records and data and their application in diagnosis and treatment planning will be presented. The student will learn how to handle various materials that are used in fabricating orthodontic appliances for correcting malocclusion of the dental arches. Appliance design to obtain the most favorable treatment result will also be discussed.
DGPD 721 Pediatric Dentistry
Presents the basic methods to restore primary teeth and diagnosis and management of arch length in children.
DGBS 731 Dental Behavioral Science II
Introduces communication skills with special emphasis on those skills necessary to meet the diverse and special needs of patients in the dental setting. Following an introduction to basic theory and concepts, and the introduction of communication procedures necessary in the dental setting, students will conduct videotaped interviews which will provide the basis for class discussion.
DGOR 731 Orthodontics
Prepares the student to clinically manage patients with orthodontic problems by developing skills in biomechanics and mechano-therapy. Emphasis will be given to the biological and technological principles of orthodontic tooth movement and growth modification. Laboratory exercises are included to demonstrate the technical skills that are required to provide limited clinical treatment.
DGPD 731 Pediatric Dentistry
Presents the oral diagnosis and treatment procedures of dental disease in children.
DGPM 731 Management in Dentistry
Will introduce the principles of four-handed dentistry, which will directly benefit the dental student on a life-long basis in terms of a more comfortable, efficient way of practicing dentistry. It will also provide the student with an introduction to the best management and utilization of dental auxiliaries through applied four-handed dentistry.
DGPM 733 Dental Ethics, Jurisprudence and Decision Making
Provides the dental student with an introduction to a baseline knowledge of ethical theories, various models of decision making and the major contemporary health care issues and dilemmas facing the dental profession. Legal aspects of health care, as well as, State Dental Practice Act regulations will be explored.
DGBS 741 Dental Behavioral Science III
Reviews selected topics in the areas of stress disorders, psychological factors in the perception and management of pain, psychological disorders, cultural competence and other patient issues likely to be of value to the practicing dentist.
DGBS 746 Clinical Behavioral Science I
Students perform clinical procedures that allow them to apply the communication skills taught to them in prior behavioral science courses. The specific procedures performed include an initial diagnostic interview, a treatment plan presentation, and the psychological preparation of a patient for surgery. Videotaped performance of these procedures will be reviewed in small group sessions
DGOR 746 Clinical Orthodontics
Students are introduced to minor tooth movement for both the child and the adult. Evaluation of clinical malocclusion is made and correction is initiated where appropriate.
DGPD 746 Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
An introduction to management, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment for the child and adolescent patient.
DGPM 746 Dental Auxiliary Utilization
Students will gain orientation and experience in the principles of efficient utilization of dental assistants and four-handed dentistry. Clinical dental patient treatment care procedures are performed in conjunction with certified dental assistants.
DGBS 751 Dental Behavioral Science IV
Case presentation seminar which provides students with an opportunity to integrate their knowledge, experience, and research in analyzing a challenging behavioral issue presented by a patient during their clinical experience. By utilizing the broad range of experiences of the students as a group, it is possible to examine situations and problems which may occur infrequently for the individual dental student due to limited patient exposure, but which they area likely to encounter in general dental practice.
DGPD 751 Special Patient Care
Provide the students with experience and knowledge to provide for the needs of special patients in a caring and professional manner.
DGPM 751 Management in Dentistry II
Provides the dental student with information relating to the concepts and principles of personnel and office management with particular emphasis on those aspects of each that are applied in the Dental Auxiliary Utilization/Practice Management Clinic.
DGOR 761 Advanced Orthodontics
Reviews for the student the rationale, development and basic science foundation of orthodontic diagnosis and reviews for treatment. It also provides information on advanced orthodontic treatment modalities.
DGPD 761 Advanced Pediatric Dentistry
Reinforces the didactic material presented in DGPD 711,721 and 731 and more advanced information will be presented in a lecture (seminar) format with direct student participation.
DGPM 761 Dental Practice Management
Provides the student with necessary information relating to the locating, establishing and maintaining a dental practice. The student also learns the value of professional consultation by direct contact with attorneys, certified public accountants, bankers, investment counselors, practice brokers, practice management consultants and others.
DGBS 766 Clinical Behavioral Science II
Students will participate in the role play of a clinic patient in a mock interview for students in DGBS 731, as well as critiquing the interview afterwards with the student.
DGOR 766 Advanced Clinical Orthodontics
Students are introduced to minor tooth movement for both the child and the adult. Evaluation of clinical malocclusion is made and correction is initiated where appropriate.
DGPD 766 Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
An introduction to management, diagnosis, and treatment planning and treatment for the child and adolescent patient.
DGPM 766 Dental Auxiliary Utilization / Practice Management Clinic
Continuation of DAU Module, DGPM 746, with new emphasis on the practice management segment of the School's curriculum. In this phase the student is taught to coordinate efforts of the dental assistant, dental receptionist, and dental hygienist and effectively manage their time when treating patients in the DAU/PMC.
DGPM 771 The Dental Practice: A Management Simulation
Computerized series of dynamic business simulations designed for dental students and/or new practitioners who wish to learn how to manage the small business of a dental practice. These simulation exercises encourage the participants to learn about the internal and external variables that affect the business of dentistry, and to practice the principles of sound management in a "learn by doing" environment.
DGPM 776 DAU / PMC Comprehensive Dental Care
An application of the DAU/PMC Course, DGPM 766, with new emphasis on comprehensive dental care while managing dental assistants, receptionist and dental assistant trainees.
DIID 701 Issues in Dentistry and Dental Education
Introduction to the ethical standards of the dental profession and will also address the critical thinking skills necessary to become a professional caregiver and lifelong learner. Qualities such as compassion, kindness, integrity, fairness, honesty and tolerance are integral to the ethical practice of dentistry and help to define the true profession. Through this course the student will realize that expectations for professional behavior and adherence to the Code of Ethics begins as a Year I student. Lifelong learning requires critical thinking skills. These skills will be enhanced through searches of dental databases, and analyzing dental literature, group discussions and debates on controversial topics in dentistry.
DICD 721 Craniofacial Development & Orthodontics
Combines the gross and histological development of the oral facial complex within a basic understanding of clinical orthodontics. In addition the hormonal, vitamin and cytokine influence of this developmental process is discussed in reference to tooth shape and bone and tooth drift.
DIAB 731 Anxiety and Pain Control / BLS
Provides the student with the ability to successfully administer local anesthesia.
DIBS 733 Integrated Biosciences
Serves as a capstone for two years of biomedical science instruction. In addition to presenting recent developments in biomedical sciences that are relevant to clinical dentistry, this course is designed to help the student prepare for Part I of the National Board Dental Examinations in Anatomy, Biochemistry/Physiology, and Microbiology/Pathology. Reviews will be provided in selected areas of these disciplines.
DICA 741 Cariology
Through lecture presentation and small group discussion this course will cover current concepts on the etiology, microbiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of caries in the human dentition.
DIPN 751 Pain
The Pain course reviews the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, pharmacology, psychology and neurology of the pain systems and selected aspects of the current theories of pain. There is a discussion of the current views of acute and chronic pain disorders. Mechanisms of treatment of various kinds of pain of the oro-facial complex are discussed.
DITH 751 Therapeutics
Designed to teach the pharmacological basis of therapeutics, with emphasis on situations likely to be faced in the practice of dentistry.
East St. Louis Dental Clinic
DESL 766 East St. Louis Clinic Rotation
Under the supervision of faculty, the students will provide routine dental care in a community based dental clinic that is located in an underserved area. This experience will expose the student to a patient population that differs in a cultural sense, from the patients treated in our main facility. The patients also have a socio-economic difference, and a difference in the level of dental health education. The student will have the opportunity to work with a dental assistant, increase their clinical skills, and improve their ability to provide patient dental education. The student will perform dental health screenings, dental examinations, diagnosis and treatment planning, and restorative procedures.