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Curriculum

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BMDN 510 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biochemistry is designed for dental majors and clinically‐oriented, public health science majors. The course provides students with an in‐depth comprehension of the basic science and biochemical aspects of biological systems upon which clinical judgments will eventually be made and upon which additional life‐long learning of dental health can be achieved. 4.0 credits.

BMDN 511 Dental Physiology

The overall objective of this course is to enable students to understand the basic principles of human physiology as it relates to the practice of dentistry. It will be taught to cover the functions of mammalian organisms on several levels including; organ system, organ, cellular and subcellular levels. Aside from biological content, students should begin to understand critical analysis of logical information as a gateway to clinical management of patients. Students should come away understanding not only the normal function of the organs in health but also as a gateway to understanding the impact of pathological conditions. Secondly, they should be able to begin to understand the effect of commonly used drugs on organ systems. 6.0 credits.

BMDN 512 HISTOLOGY‐GENERAL AND ORAL LECTURE AND LAB

Histology is the study of microscopic anatomy and the interrelationship between structure and function. The integrated perspective that you will gain in Histology and Anatomy will reinforce foundational concepts (from a structural perspective) gained from courses taught previously in the curriculum (Biochemistry, Microbiology and Physiology). 3.0 credits.

BMDN 514 GROSS AND NEURO, ANATOMY LECTURE AND LAB

A course of dissection of the human body identifying structure and function of the body. including lectures, labs and clinical correlations to relate the details of body systems in form and function. This course also includes neuroanatomy primarily of the cranial nerves and major ascending and descending pathways. 3.5 credits.

BMDN 515 HEAD AND NECK, ANATOMY LECTURE AND LAB

A course of dissection of the human body with special emphasis on head and neck anatomy including lectures, labs and clinical correlations to relate the details of head and neck anatomy to clinical dentistry. 2.5 credits.

BMDN 517 GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND AGING

This course will include the principles of physical (body) development with a particular focus on the mechanisms of pre‐ and post‐natal craniofacial development. Emphasis will be directed to the growth and development of the mandible, maxilla, temporomandibular joint, teeth and supporting structures. Cranial base, vault and soft tissue components of the maturational processes will be presented in terms of clinical relevance. This course will provide background information to first year students as preparation for later courses and mastery of topics for successful completion of the National Board Examination. 1.0 credit.

BMGN 590 Ethics & Professionalism in Dentistry *Formerly BHMG 590

This course will present first year dental students with an introduction to the concepts and application of ethical thinking and decision‐making in all stages and aspects of their dental careers. After learning the basics of ethics, it is intended that students should develop their “ethical prisms” from which they can view any situation that they encounter and respond in the appropriate fashion. A progression will be developed as ethical issues in general will be covered, followed by ethical issues of students, followed by ethical issues specific to dental students, and finally, ethical issues related to dental practitioners. The ethical issues of the dental practitioners will be covered in all aspects, including those related to patients, staff, and society. Additionally, an introduction to professionalism and jurisprudence will be presented, giving the dental students a background that they can build upon as they develop their clinical experiences. A review of pertinent laws and regulations and the responsibilities of the dental provider to both individual patients and society will take place. 1.0 credit.

BMGN 591 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY *Formerly BHMG 591

This course introduces the development and application of epidemiologic methods in understanding, addressing, and analyzing issues relevant to oral health. Students will become familiar with principles and concepts in epidemiology through lectures, discussions, assigned readings, and exercises. Students are given the opportunity to acquire an understanding of epidemiologic principles and concepts, the vocabulary of epidemiology, methods of epidemiologic investigation, basic research design, and interpretation and evaluation of epidemiologic research. 0.5 credit.

BMGN 593 BMGN 593 BIOSTATISTICS AND EVIDENCE BASED DENTISTRY *Formerly BHMG 593

This course introduces the discipline of biostatistics and how to understand approaches to analyzing data and interpreting results. Students will become familiar with principles and concepts in basic biostatistics through lectures, discussions, assigned readings, and exercises. Students are given the opportunity to acquire an understanding of bio statistical principles and concepts, the vocabulary of biostatistics, methods of data analysis and interpretation and evaluation of presented evidence. 0.5 credit.

PDEN 550 Dental Anatomy & Occlusion Lecture

Dental Anatomy and Occlusion is a preclinical course comprised of a lecture series designed to familiarize the first-year student with anatomical characteristics of the human oral cavity. External and internal crown and root morphology of both the primary and permanent dentition are discussed. Emphasis is placed on form and function as well as occluding tooth surfaces. Proper Waxing technique to restore ideal occlusion and understand the range of motion in the oral cavity. 2.0 credits.

PDEN 551 Dental Anatomy & Occlusion Lab

Dental Anatomy and Occlusion is a preclinical course comprised of a Laboratory series designed to familiarize the first-year student with anatomical characteristics of the human oral cavity. External and internal crown and root morphology of both the primary and permanent dentition are discussed. Emphasis is placed on form and function as well as occluding tooth surfaces. Proper Waxing technique to restore ideal occlusion and understand the range of motion in the oral cavity. 1.5 credits.

PDEN 552 PRE-CLINICAL OPERATIVE DENTISTRY I LECTURE

This is a lecture series that is designed to introduce the first-year student to the basic theory and techniques used in Operative Dentistry. The study of the physical properties, manipulation, and chemistry of the dental materials utilized is included. Emphasis is placed on preservation of tooth structure from further destruction by dental disease. Technical skills used in the placement of composite resin and amalgam restorations are developed. The lectures are coordinated with the lab session in Preclinic Operative Dentistry I, and as such, some dates in the schedule have no lectures (as shown in the Lecture Session schedule). 2.0 credits.

PDEN 553 Pre-Clinical Operative Dentistry Lab I

This is laboratory course. It is designed to introduce the first-year student to the basic theory and techniques used in Operative Dentistry. Emphasis is placed on preservation of tooth structure from further destruction by dental disease. Technical skills used in the placement of composite resin and amalgam restorations are developed. The lectures are coordinated with the lecture series in Preclinic Operative Dentistry I. 2.0 credits.

PDEN 556 Oral Radiology

This didactic course covers radiation physics, radiation biology, radiation safety/protection, imaging theory, dental and maxillofacial radiographic techniques, interpretation of normal structures, and understanding common disease processes. 2.0 credits.

PDEN 558 Pre-Clinical Operative Dentistry II Lab

This laboratory course is a continuation of Preclinic Operative Dentistry I. The course is designed to continue the development of understanding the basic theory and techniques used in Operative Dentistry. Complex preparations used for the placement of composite resin and amalgam restorations are further developed. The course includes the tooth preparations for ceramic inlay, onlay and veneers, as well as gold onlay preparations, and the fabrication provisional restorations. The lectures are coordinated with the lecture series in Preclinic Operative Dentistry II. 2.0 credits.

Note: Successful completion of Preclinic Operative Dentistry I is a prerequisite for this course.

PDEN 560 PRE-CLINICAL OPERATIVE DENTISTRY II LECTURE

This is a lecture series is a continuation of Preclinic Operative Lecture I. The course is designed to continue the development of understanding the basic theory and techniques used in Operative Dentistry. The principles and theory of complex preparations used for the placement of composite resin and amalgam restorations are discussed. Additionally, the principles and rationale for the use of liners and bases for pulp protection are discussed. The principles and specifics of tooth preparations for ceramic inlay, onlay and veneers, as well as gold onlay preparations, and the fabrication of their provisional restorations are presented in coordination with the laboratory exercises in Preclinic Operative Dentistry II. 2.0 credits.

Note: Successful completion of Preclinic Operative Dentistry Lecture I is a prerequisite for this course.

PDEN 562 Introduction to Dentistry

This course is a general overview of dentistry. The history and evolution of modern dentistry will be discussed. The student will learn the structures and naming conventions of the teeth and the oral environment. There will be an overview of different areas of dental care. The scope and direction of each specialty will be discussed. Lecturers from each specialty will go through treatment goals for their respective specialties. 1.0 credit.

PDEN 570 REMOVABLE PROSTHODONTICS LECTURE

This course is a lecture course on the theory design and fabrication of removable dentures. The course will cover both partial and complete dentures. Design theory and occlusion will be a focus to ensure the students will be able to construct a restoration that is comfortable and functional for the patient. Implant overdentures will also be discussed to stabilize a prosthesis. 1.0 credit.

PDEN 571 REMOVABLE PROSTHODONTICS LAB

This course is a Laboratory course on the theory, design and fabrication of removable dentures. The course will cover both partial and complete dentures. Design theory and occlusion will be a focus to ensure the students will be able to construct a restoration that is comfortable and functional for the patient. Implant overdentures will also be discussed to stabilize a prosthesis. Student will learn custom tray techniques, Impression techniques and all processed need to fabricate the dentures. 1.0 credit.

BMDN 610 PATHOMEDICINE

A survey of pathology and internal medicine as it relates to dentistry with an emphasis on the evaluation and management of medically complex/compromised patients requiring dental treatment. Dental management of medically complex patients requires a foundational knowledge of systems pathology. Acquiring a basic understanding of systems pathology depends upon comprehension of general pathology. This course begins with topics on general pathology, proceeds through systems pathology and ends with DM of medically compromised patients. 8.0 credits.

BMDN 611 Pharmacology and Therapeutic

This is a basic pharmacology course that will cover the proper use of the major classes of drugs. These include drugs affecting the autonomic nervous system, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, endocrine system and antimicrobials. 4.0 credits.

BMDN 613 Summer Research Elective

This is a research elective offered in the summer of the first year. A Limited number of students will be paired with Research mentors to pursue a research idea related to oral health. For six to eight weeks’ students will work in established lab and conduct research that they will present to the class and faculty in the fall. Laboratory and research techniques will be taught to increase the students’ knowledge and experience in research. 6.0 credits.

BMGN 690 PAIN AND ANXIETY CONTROL LECTURE AND SIMULATION LAB *formerly BHMG 691

This course combines both didactic and clinical components to help students acquire an understanding of pain and the principles of pain control as related to the clinical treatment of dental patients. Evaluation of the physical-mental emotional status of the patient and the determination        on of the proper pain control technique and its correlation with procedures to be performed are integrated with an understanding of advanced pain and anxiety-control modalities. Included in this course is a series of in-depth lectures covering the spectrum of basic and advanced pain control techniques. Following completion of this course, the student should be able to consistently meet the criteria of the course objectives. 2.0 credits.

BMGN 691 THE ETHICS OF INTER-PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE *Formerly BHMG 691

This course will require second year dental students to utilize the knowledge, concepts, and skills that they acquired in the first year Ethics and Professionalism course. The course is structured so that students will be able to establish an ethical context for inter-professional practice and collaborative care. The first session will consist of a general discussion about scopes of practice and collaborative care practice. Students will prepare for each session by completing pertinent reading assignments. They will then participate in small group case study discussions. The small group sessions are meant to emphasize the skills of ethical thinking/acting. Each group will be composed of second year dental students and first year medical students. Discussions will be facilitated by both physician and dentist preceptors. 0.25 credit.

PDEN 650 Oral Radiology Technique

This course instructs the student on the proper technique in capturing diagnostic-quality radiographs. This is a hands-on course taught in the Radiology Simulation Lab with manikins simulating patients. Each group exercise involves a pair of students taking bitewing, anterior periapical, and posterior periapical radiographs. After taking the radiographs, students must complete a self-assessment to determine the correctness of each radiograph. 0.25 credit.

PDEN 651 INITIAL PERIODONTAL TREATMENT AND EHR

This course will-introduce students to basic principles of data collection for the periodontal examination and fundamentals of periodontal instrumentation used as data collection for the diagnosis, treatment planning, and prognosis of periodontal disease. Use and implementation of clinic Management software Axium. 1.0 credit.

PDEN 659 PERIODONTICS I *Formerly PDEN 559

This lecture course is an introductory course in Periodontology. Students will be taught the normal anatomy and function of the periodontium as well as the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases and conditions. Students will also be instructed on how to assess risk for periodontal disease and the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic disease. 1.0 credit.

PDEN 655 Periodontics II

This lecture course is the second part of an introductory course in Periodontology. Students will be taught about different types of periodontal diseases, the role of occlusion, radiographic analysis, and different treatment modalities. Students will also be instructed on how to assess prognosis for treatment and the importance and timing of periodontal maintenance. 1.0 credit.

PDEN 657 Clinical Oral Radiology and Interpretation

This course instructs the student on the proper technique in capturing diagnostic-quality radiographs. This is a hands-on course taught in the Radiology Simulation Lab with manikins simulating patients. Each group exercise involves a pair of students taking bitewing, anterior periapical, and posterior periapical radiographs. After taking the radiographs, students must complete a self-assessment to determine the correctness of each radiograph. 0.5 credit.

PDEN 658 Oral Pathology Lecture

General principles and concepts of diseases, as learned in Pathomedicine are applied to those diseases which manifest in the oral and maxillofacial region. Signs and symptoms, natural history, differential diagnosis, management, and prognosis of common and significant oral and maxillofacial diseases are presented. 4.0 credits.

PDEN 660 PRE-CLINICAL FIXED PROSTHODONTICS LECTURE

This Lecture course is designed to complement the laboratory course. The lecture will concentrate on restorative theory treatment planning and technique. Decisions about material and treatment goals are stressed so the student will understand the reasons to choose one treatment modality over another. The lecture will coincide with the lab that is immediately after so they will put into practice what they just learned. Implant options and how each treatment plans approached will be discussed. 2.0 credits.

PDEN 661 Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics Lab

This course is designed for students to perform a series of motor exercises (projects and practical examinations) that simulate the clinical procedures done in fixed prosthodontic treatment. The required laboratory projects and practical examinations will provide the student with sufficient psychomotor skills and perceptual ability to pro-vide basic fixed prosthodontic treatment. 2.0 credits.

PDEN 662 Introduction to Implants

This course will present the second-year dental student with an introduction to implant dentistry. The student will learn the history and current state of Implant dentistry, as well as the scientific concepts and principles that allow for the successful use of implants today. Treatment planning based on patient specific medical and dental considerations will be emphasized. The student will become acquainted with techniques that can be utilized to maximize esthetic and functional success of implant based dental restorations. Protocols and techniques for implant surgery and prosthetic treatment will be taught. The student will learn identification and management of both surgical and prosthetic complications will be stressed. The student will also learn the importance of short and long-term evaluation and maintenance of dental implants. 1.0 credit.

PDEN 663 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL DENTISTRY LECTURE

This course will prepare the students to enter the Clinic and begin treating patients. Until this point students have been gaining and perfecting foundational knowledge and skills. They have started to put these skills together for the comprehensive treatment of patients, mainly in beginning to learn rudimentary treatment planning. This course will mimic the operations of the dental clinic. All protocols that are in place in the clinic will be adhered to in the simulation clinic. Infection control protocols, treatment planning to the comprehensive completion of treatment on simulated patients. Students will learn intensive interview skills with standardized patients, complete Medical and Dental History recording, Comprehensive treatment planning and additional clinical skills to treat real world patients. 2.0 credits.

PDEN 664 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL DENTISTRY LAB

This course is the Laboratory component that will prepare the students to enter the Clinic and begin treating patients. Until this point students have been gaining and perfecting foundational knowledge and skills. They have started to put these skills together for the comprehensive treatment of patients, mainly in beginning to learn rudimentary treatment planning. This course will mimic the operations of the dental clinic. All protocols that are in place in the clinic will be adhered to in the simulation clinic. Infection control protocols, treatment planning to the comprehensive completion of treatment on simulated patients. Students will learn intensive interview skills with standardized patients, complete Medical and Dental History recording, Comprehensive treatment planning and additional clinical skills to treat real world patients. 3.0 credits.

PDEN 665 PEDIATRIC OPERATIVE DENTISTRY LECTURE

This course is designed to enable the pre-doctoral dental student to develop an overall competency in pediatric dentistry and to increase his/her theoretical and clinical judgment, technical skills and case organizational abilities. 1.0 credit.

PDEN 666 Endodontics Lecture

This preclinical course includes lectures on the biological and clinical aspects of endodontics plus laboratory exercises to gain skills in accessing the pulp chambers, removing the pulp tissue within the lengths of the canals and establishing an environment that supports healing. The biologic aspects of the lectures include discussions of the pulp and periapical diseases, diagnostic and treatment procedures, selection of patients, and medications in endodontics. Clinical lectures are devoted to procedures used in preparing and filling root canals, discussion of the materials used supported by documented research in juried journals, restoration of endodontically treated teeth and clinic orientation. During laboratory exercises, student access, instrument, and obturate root canals on extracted human teeth. Students may treat patients in the endodontic clinic after successful completion of the preclinical course and the sophomore endodontic preclinical competency exams. 1.0 credit.

PDEN 667 Endodontics Laboratory

This preclinical course includes lectures on the biological and clinical aspects of endodontics plus laboratory exercises to gain skills in accessing the pulp chambers, removing the pulp tissue within the lengths of the canals and establishing an environment that supports healing. The biologic aspects of the lectures include discussions of the pulp and periapical diseases, diagnostic and treatment procedures, selection of patients, and medications in endodontics. Clinical lectures are devoted to procedures used in preparing and filling root canals, discussion of the materials used supported by documented research in juried journals, restoration of endodontically treated teeth and clinic orientation. During laboratory exercises, student access, instrument, and obturate root canals on extracted human teeth. Students may treat patients in the endodontic clinic after successful completion of the preclinical course and the sophomore endodontic preclinical competency exams. 1.0 credit.

PDEN 669 Principles of Orthodontics

This didactic course encompasses the preliminary diagnostic and treatment information required by the dental student to begin treatment planning and managing patients in the university dental clinic. The student is provided with the necessary instruction to perform a comprehensive orthodontic examination, identify the diagnostic records which are appropriate for each patient, and assemble data from those diagnostic records. The student will unitize those records in addition to a clinical examination to plan a course of orthodontic treatment for the patient. The student is introduced to a variety of contemporary fixed and removable appliances, including removable thermoplastic dental aligners, and their component parts and properties and the indications for their use. The student is also instructed on the procedures in placement and adjustment of the appliances including the manipulation properties of orthodontic materials and the biomechanical principles governing orthodontic tooth movement. 1.0 credit.

PDEN 672 CARIOLOGY LECTURE

This course focuses on the basic concepts in the etiology, pathogenesis and sequelae of dental caries. The disease is approached from epidemiological, morphological, histological, biochemical, microbiological and immunological perspectives. 0.25 credit.

PDEN 675 PRINCIPLES OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

This course will present the second-year dental student with an introduction to the principles and techniques integral to the provision of safe, effective, and comfortable Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical treatment. Emphasis will be placed on preoperative evaluation and diagnosis directed care as students develop an understanding of which procedures can be performed by a general dentist and when and how to seek consultation from or refer patients to a surgical specialist. Exodontia, management of unerupted teeth, and diagnostic techniques and treatments of infections and soft and hard tissue pathology will be covered. Techniques and strategies for intra- and post-operative pain control and prevention and management of both medical emergencies and intra- and post-operative surgical complications will be taught. Patient management techniques and medico-legal considerations will be integrated into the topics described above. Upon successful completion of this course students will have met the expectations of the faculty as listed for each portion of the course. Students will be prepared to take the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery portion of the National Boards. Students will have a basic level of understanding of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery that will be strengthened and expanded upon in the subsequent third year Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery II course and ultimately enable them to fulfill their future responsibilities to their patients and the health care community. 1.0 credit.

CDEN 711 RESTORATIVE AND MATERIAL REVIEW

This course is a review of the dental materials and procedures the students learned in the first two preclinical years. Now that they are transitioning to the clinical experience the course will focus on the procedures and materials they will now be using in the clinic. 0.75 credit.

CDEN 712 ORAL DIAGNOSIS AND ORAL MEDICINE

This course is primarily designed to teach the student how to recognize and manage patients with systemic diseases or abnormalities which directly or indirectly affect the oral and maxillofacial tissues, or necessitate modification of dental treatment, and/or the initiation special precautions to ensure the safe dental treatment of the patient. 0.75 credit.

CDEN 713 CLINICAL CASE REVIEW AND TREATMENT PLANNING

This course is a seminar review course that involves the synthesis and implementation of comprehensive treatment plans applicable to direct patient care. Emphasis is placed on the collation of diagnostic data, and the proper sequencing of treatment steps dealing primarily with the prevention, elimination, and control of dental disease. Clinical patient management and case presentation techniques are incorporated in the course design. Actual patient cases will be presented and reviewed for the students to gain insight and experience in case management. 0.75 credit.

CDEN 721 PERIODONTAL CASE REVIEW

This is a seminar review course that involves periodontal case review Students will present Periodontal Cases that occur in the clinic which will be reviewed and discussed. Treatment options and goals will be discussed. Students will need to present cases treatment plans and the rationale for the chosen treatment. 1.0 credit.

CDEN 722 ORAL SURGERY II *Formerly Removable Prosthodontics Case Review

This course will introduce third year dental students to more advanced topics in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and represents a natural progression from the basic concepts taught in the Introduction to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery course. 1.0 credit.

CDEN 724 INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES

Comprehensive Patient treatment involves the melding of all areas of dentistry. This series instructs the student how to look at all disciplines of dentistry when considering treatment options. The seminar style course will pull together all aspects of treatment to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes for the patient. 1.0 credit.

CDEN 726 (A,B) CLINICAL CASE AND TREATMENT PLANNING

This course is a seminar review course that involves the synthesis and implementation of comprehensive treatment plans applicable to direct patient care. Emphasis is placed on the collation of diagnostic data, and the proper sequencing of treatment steps dealing primarily with the prevention, elimination, and control of dental disease. Clinical patient management and case presentation techniques are incorporated in the course design. Actual patient cases will be presented and reviewed for the students to gain insight and experience in case management. CLPN 726A – YC (0 credits), CLPN 726B – 2.0 credit.

CDEN 730 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT I

This didactic course will consist of 8 lecture hours presented in the winter semester of the junior year. The course will address The Dental Practice Act, Federal and State laws that regulate the practice of Dentistry. The student gains insight into the workings of a dental office and learns a systemic approach to the organization of a dental practice. 1.0 credit.

CDEN 731 OROFACIAL PAIN AND TMD MANAGEMENT

Orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders are common reasons for the patient to seek consultation with dental professionals. Diagnosis and management of these disorders have historically been fraught with misdiagnosis and significant controversies in appropriate management. Although there is evidenced based literature on diagnosis and management of these disorders, there is also a significant literature which is not based on credible research. Therefore, it is essential to provide dental students with the appropriate basic science foundational knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving and learning skills to ultimately result in evidence based patient care and management strategies. Additionally, the dental students must develop attitudes and behaviors that ultimately result in proper management of these patients who are often extremely difficult to treat due to the complexity of the disease process or previous misdiagnosis and mismanagement. 1.0 credit.

CDEN 734 COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL SEMINARS – CASE OUTCOME REVIEW CONFERENCE

Comprehensive patient treatment involves the melding of all areas of dentistry. This series instructs the students how to look at Dental Literature, and how to interpret and use the knowledge in the practice of dentistry. The seminar style allows for collaborative learning similar to a consult or post professional school study group. Case presentations allow to discuss difficult treatments with several options for treatment. M&M allows us to learn not just from success. 1.0 credit.

CLPN 750 (A,B,C) COMPREHENSIVE PATIENT CARE

This is a clinical course in the comprehensive treatment of patients at the Touro Dental Health Clinic. Student will treat patients in all areas of general dentistry. Under guidance of the Clinical Practice Leader and assisting faculty, Students will treatment plan and complete comprehensive treatment on all patients assigned. CLPN 750A – 7.5 credits, CLPN 750B – 10.5 credits, CLPN 750C – 10.5 credits.

CLPN 751 (A,B,C) PEDIATRIC CLINIC ROTATION

This course is Clinical Practice rotation in Pediatric Dentistry. Student will spend a two-week rotation exclusively treating pediatric patients. Guided by Faculty that specialize in Pediatric dentistry students will learn patient management and procedures that are unique to pediatric patients. They will also be instructed on how to manage interaction with parent or guardian. CLPN 751A – YC (0 credits), CLPN 751B – YC (0 credits), CLPN 751C –1.5 credits.

CLPN 752 (A,B,C) ORAL SURGERY CLINIC ROTATION

This course is Clinical Practice rotation in Oral Surgery. Student will spend a two-week rotation exclusively treating oral surgery patients. Guided by Oral Surgeons, students will learn patient management and procedures that are unique to oral surgery patients. They will also be instructed on how to manage interaction with parent or guardian. CLPN 752A – YC (0  credits), CLPN 752B – YC (0 credits), CLPN 752C – 1.5 credits.

CLPN 753 (A,B,C) PATIENT INTAKE CLINIC ROTATION

This course is Clinical Practice rotation in patient intake. Student will spend a two-week rotation exclusively in the patient intake clinic. Guided by faculty, students will learn patient management and interview skills to enter new patients to Touro Dental Health Clinic. CLPN 753A – YC (0 credits), CLPN 753B – YC (0 credits), CLPN 753C – 1.5 credits.

CLPN 764 (A,B) ORAL HEALTH CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ROTATION *Formerly CLPC 764

This course is rotation in Oral Health Care for Patients with Special Needs Rotation. Student will spend a one-week externship in an affiliated clinic. Guided by clinic staff, students will learn to manage special needs patients, both in treatment and referral. They will get experience with this population in the outpatient clinic, they operating room and on the mobile dental van. CLPN 764A – YC (0 credits), CLPN 764B – 1.0 credit.

CLPN 765 (A,B) Hospital/Clinic Externship Rotation

This course involves a Clinical Practice externship rotation in General Dentistry and/or Oral Surgery for D3students. These students will spend two or three Rotation Periods at affiliated sites. Each Rotation Period will last between four and six days. On-site faculty will supervise student experiences at these sites. Students will be exposed to patient care in settings that differ from that provided at Touro Dental Health. Students will learn how patients can be afforded access to dental care in a variety of healthcare settings. CLPN 765A – YC (0 credits), CLPN 765B – 2.0 credits.

CDEN 812 INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR

Comprehensive patient treatment involves the melding of all areas of dentistry. This series instructs the students how to look at Dental Literature, and how to interpret and use the knowledge in the practice of dentistry. The seminar style allows for collaborative learning similar to a consult or post professional school study group. 0.75 credit.

CDEN 814 PROSTHODONTIC REVIEW SEMINAR

This is a seminar review course that involves prosthodontic case review Students will present Cases that occur in the clinic which will be reviewed and discussed. Treatment options and goals will be discussed. Students will need to present cases and treatment plans with the rationale for the chosen treatment. Discussion of additional techniques and alternative procedures such as immediate complete dentures, overlay dentures, implant supported overdentures, denture impression techniques, Complex fixed tooth supported prosthodontics, Complex fixed implant supported prosthodontics, and psychological implications of prosthodontic treatment and alternative occlusal schemes of complete dentures. This enables the student to broaden his/her scope of prosthodontic treatment for his/her patients. 0.75 credit.

CDEN 815 ENDODONTIC REVIEW SEMINAR

Endodontic Review Seminar is a seminar review course in nature. This course continues to emphasize diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as provide clinical application of principles taught in the second- and third-year courses. In addition, the student dentist is presented with clinical cases and must diagnose and treatment plan the best course of action. In addition, complications and management of these complications are explored. Discussion of the following topics will be discussed during the course: Endodontic Radiography, Biology of Pulp/Periapical Tissues, Endodontic Microbiology, Endodontic Diagnosis, Vital Pulp Therapy, Endodontic Emergencies, Root and Root Canal Anatomy of Anterior and Posterior Teeth, Endodontic Access Preparation, Endodontic Instruments, Working Length Determination, Apical Stop Concept and Apical Plugs, Biomechanical Preparation of the Root Canal, Irrigation of Root Canals, Isolation, Medication, and Temporization of Root Canals., Root Canal Sealer, Gutta-percha Obturation with Warm Vertical and Lateral Condensation. 0.75 credit.

CDEN 816 LASERS IN DENTISTRY

This course demonstrates the way lasers are currently being used in the practice of dentistry. CDEN 816 is a lecture-based course that presents essential concepts in laser dentistry citing current evidence, including, but not limited to laser safety, laser-tissue interaction, an introduction to several dental laser wavelengths, the healing nature of lasers and clinical examples in multiple dental specialties. 0.75 credit.

CDEN 821 ADVANCED IMPLANT CASE REVIEW

Advanced Implant Case review will give the students opportunity to explore the possibilities for implant restoration in more advanced cases. Clinic cases that are eligible will be presented for discussion and treatment planning. Working with the implant faculty students will treatment plan and present advanced cases to the patient and follow through on completion of treatment. 1.0 credit.

CDEN 822 (A,B) STUDENT CLINICAL CASE PRESENTATION

Comprehensive patient treatment involves the melding of all areas of dentistry. This series instructs the students how to look at Dental Literature, and how to interpret and use the knowledge in the practice of dentistry. The seminar style allows for collaborative learning similar to a consult or post professional school study group. CDEN 822A – 1.0 credit, CDEN 822B – 1.0 credit.

CDEN 823 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT II

The course presents and discusses specific topics in the management of a dental practice. Through this course, we prepare the new graduate for the wide variety of practice opportunities they may encounter. Senior Practice management is intended to develop the business and personnel management concepts further that were presented in Practice Management I. This course is intended to reinforce and integrate the didactic material with the observations made during the extramural rotation. It is designed to be an interactive, discussion course. Course participants are expected to apply information to specific tasks at hand. A computer simulation has been designed to allow participants to have the experience of making strategic managerial decisions regarding a dental practice. 1.0 credit.

CDEN 826 (A,B) CLINICAL CASE AND TREATMENT PLANNING

This course is a seminar review course that involves the synthesis and implementation of comprehensive treatment plans applicable to direct patient care. Emphasis is placed on the collation of diagnostic data, and the proper sequencing of treatment steps dealing primarily with the prevention, elimination, and control of dental disease. Clinical patient management and case presentation techniques are incorporated in the course design. Actual patient cases will be presented and reviewed for the students to gain insight and experience in case management. CDEN 826A – YC (0 credit), CDEN 826B – 2.0 credits.

CLPN 850 (A,B,C) ADVANCED COMPREHENSIVE PATIENT CARE

This is a clinical course in advanced comprehensive treatment of patients at the Touro Dental Health Clinic. Student will treat patients in all areas of general dentistry. Under guidance of the Clinical Practice Leader and assisting faculty, Students will treatment plan and complete comprehensive treatment on all patients assigned. CLPN 850A – 7.5 credits, CLPN 850B – 10.5 credits, CLPN 850C – 10.5 credits.

CLPN 851 (A,B,C) PEDIATRIC CLINIC ROTATION

This course is Clinical Practice rotation in Pediatric Dentistry. Student will spend a two-week rotation exclusively treating pediatric patients. Guided by Faculty that specialize in Pediatric dentistry students will learn patient management and procedures that are unique to pediatric patients. They will also be instructed on how to manage interaction with parent or guardian. CLPN 851A – YC (0 credits), CLPN 851B – YC (0 credits), CLPN 851C – 1.5 credits.

CLPN 852 (A,B,C) ORAL SURGERY CLINIC ROTATION

This course is Clinical Practice rotation in Oral Surgery. Student will spend a two-week rotation exclusively treating oral surgery patients. Guided by Oral Surgeons, students will learn patient management and procedures that are unique to oral surgery patients. They will also be instructed on how to manage interaction with parent or guardian. CLPN 852A – YC (0 credits), CLPN 852B – YC (0 credits), CLPN 852C – 1.5 credits.

CLPN 853 (A,B,C) PATIENT INTAKE CLINIC ROTATION

This course is Clinical Practice rotation in patient intake. Student will spend a two-week rotation exclusively in the patient intake clinic. Guided by faculty, students will learn patient management and interview skills to enter new patients to Touro Dental Health Clinic. CLPN 853A – YC (0 credits), CLPN 853B – YC (0 credits), CLPN 853C – 1.5 credits.

CLPN 865 (A,B) HOSPITAL/CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP ROTATION

This course involves a Clinical Practice externship rotation in General Dentistry and/or Oral Surgery for D4students. These students will spend two or three Rotation Periods at affiliated sites. Each Rotation Period will last between four and six days. On-site faculty will supervise student experiences at these sites. Students will be exposed to patient care in settings that differ from that provided at Touro Dental Health. Students will learn how patients can be afforded access to dental care in a variety of healthcare settings. CLPN 865A – YC ( 0 credits), CLPN 865B – 2.0 credits.