May 23, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Dental Hygiene

  
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    DHY 4106 - DENTAL MATERIALS

    [1 Credit]
    This course provides a working knowledge of metallurgy, ceramics and polymer science. Specific restorative and dental-laboratory products are presented, and their proper manipulation is described. Laboratory sessions involve experience in handling these materials.
  
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    DHY 4107 - INTERNAL MEDICINE

    [1 Credit]
    This course presents basic principles of medicine as they relate to patients receiving local anesthesia for dental treatment. Emphasis is on understanding disease processes and medical or pharmacologic treatment of the diseases, rather than on diagnosis of disease. Dental -treatment concerns and anesthesia modifications for patients with diseases such as hypertension, asthma, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, liver disease, arthritis, and end-stage renal disease are covered. The interrelationship of medicine and dentistry is stressed.
  
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    DHY 4108 - DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH I

    [1 Credit]
    This course focuses on the role of the practicing hygienist in the health ecology of the United States, exploring social issues, consumerism, legislation, alternative systems of health care and other issues. The students are afforded the opportunity for a wide variety of extramural experiences, both observation and participation. The students learn the principles of basic public-health mechanisms of epidemiology, disease measurement, including dental indices, and public-health program planning.
  
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    DHY 4110 - PAIN CONTROL I

    [2 Credits]
    A lecture course designed to develop an understanding and knowledge of the various techniques of local anesthesia. The course includes the landmarks and relationships of the anatomical structures involved, the chemistry and pharmacology of the local anesthetic solutions, pre-anesthetic evaluation, and the management of complications and emergencies of local anesthesia. A laboratory/clinical session follows the didactic phase. Competence in administering local anesthesia is evaluated in the intermediate and advanced dental hygiene clinical courses.
  
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    DHY 4203 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT III

    [2 Credits]
    The course is designed to facilitate the transition from student to dental hygiene clinician in a private dental practice. Topics included, but not limited to the use of technology, recall systems, scheduling of patients, maintaining the appointment book, ordering supplies and equipment, and studying state laws and ethics. Students will also be given methods to solve an ethical dilemma as it relates to dental practice. An integral part of the course includes preparation for employment search.
  
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    DHY 4204 - INTERDISCIPLINARY PRINCIPLES FOR DENTAL HYGIENE PRACTICE

    [2 Credits]
    This course integrates the various disciplines taught in the dental hygiene curriculum. It consists of guest lecturers and case-based exercises.
  
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    DHY 4205 - ADVANCED CLINIC

    [4 Credits]
    A continuation of clinical treatment from Intermediate Clinic with the additional application of duties including nutritional counseling, periodontal patient re-evaluation, pit & fissure sealants, competency in local anesthesia administration, and nitrous oxide administration experiences. Students are assigned to selected departments within the school, as well as extramural clinics for observation and participation. The end goal of Advance Clinic is competency in all facets of the dental hygiene professions allowed by law (in the State of Louisiana) requiring refinement of clinical techniques in conjunction with increased efficiency and effective self-evaluation/assessment and communication skills. The course requires an extension of the theoretical beliefs regarding patient assessment and patient care to the clinic experience.
  
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    DHY 4206 - ADVANCED CLINIC SEMINARS

    [2 Credits]
    This course incorporates the literature with the didactic and clinical applications of dental-hygiene care. It promotes the student’s understanding of the latest trends and newest technologies in comprehensive dental care.
  
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    DHY 4208 - DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH II

    [2 Credits]
    This course is a continuation of public health issues from Dental Public Health I with a focus on the role of the practicing hygienist in the health ecology of the United States, exploring social issues, consumerism, legislation, alternative systems of health care and other issues. The students are afforded the opportunity for a wide variety of extramural experiences, both observation and participation.
  
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    DHY 4209 - STATISTICAL EVALUATION OF DENTAL LITERATURE

    [2 Credits]
    This course offers a review of current dental hygiene and periodontal literature to provide the basis for understanding current philosophies of theory.

Dental Laboratory Technologies

  
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    DLT 2101 - DENTAL MORPHOLOGY

    [4 Credits]
    This course is designed to teach the student tooth anatomy along with some relationship to oral anatomy. The course introduces the student to dental language and terminology. This is a technical science, which requires carving and wax build-up techniques. The student is taught the value of tooth anatomy as applied to good esthetics and function in dental restoration.
  
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    DLT 2102 - FIXED PROSTHODONTICS 1

    [2 Credits]
    The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with various requirements for restoring lost tooth structures in the laboratory using techniques and materials as prescribed by the dentist. The dental technician must be able to understand the use of dies and casts in fixed procedures. The student must be able to reproduce lost structures and fabricate a finished product using metals and plastics. This course will employ a combination of both lecture and laboratory sessions aimed at providing the student with skills needed to operate effectively in this vital area of dental technology.
  
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    DLT 2103 - FUNDAMENTAL OF DENTAL LABORATORY TECH

    [2 Credits]
    This course is designed to give the first-year student the early steps in laboratory procedures. The student will learn model pouring, custom tray making, occlusion rims, mounting casts on articulators, all leading to setting teeth. This course has both lecture and laboratory and is planned to lead the student into the second semester of denture construction. Fixed and removable prosthodontic preparatory procedures are taught I this course.
  
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    DLT 2104 - FUNDAMENTALS OF OCCLUSION I

    [3 Credits]
    This lecture laboratory course is designed to provide the student a comprehensive study of theory and practice in occlusal rehabilitation. A primary concern of the dental technologist is the restoration of the occlusal surfaces of teeth of opposing arches together in such a manner that they still function to preserve the health of the masticatory system. The student will study the dynamics of mandibular movement and its effect on tooth form. Principles of articulation and instrumentation will be presented to enable the student to simulate mandibular movements on an articulator. Occlusal restorations will be fabricated in wax on a semi adjustable articulator, according to functional criteria.
  
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    DLT 2106 - INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL

    [1 Credit]
    This is an introductory course providing instructions in blood-borne infections–AIDS and hepatitis. The epidemiology and prevention of these diseases are presented, and a complete infection control policy is presented and discussed in order that the student may function properly in a dental setting. Federal, state, OSHA and medical-center policy concerning legal issues will also be discussed.
  
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    DLT 2202 - FIXED PROSTHODONTICS II

    [3 Credits]
    This course is designed to enhance further he students’ knowledge and hand skills by fabricating multi-unit fixed restorations according to work authorization specification. Each class will consist of a lecture and laboratory session through which fixed prosthodontics theory and practice will provide the student with the skills necessary to produce clinically acceptable appliances.
  
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    DLT 2204 - CONCEPTS OF OCCLUSION II

    [2 Credits]
    This is an advanced course designed as a continuation of Fundamentals of Occlusion I. Three additional theories of occlusal rehabilitation will be presented. The student will study the functional relations of the temporomandibular joint. The primary focus of the course is the relationship of the anterior teeth pertaining to form and function. Occlusal restorations will be fabricated in wax on a semi-adjustable articulator, according to the organic theory of occlusion.
  
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    DLT 2205 - DENTAL CERAMICS I

    [1 Credit]
    The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with procedures and techniques used in restoring lost tooth structures with ceramic materials. Fundamentals of ceramic materials will be taught by lecture and laboratory sessions.
  
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    DLT 2207 - COMPLETE DENTURES I

    [3 Credits]
    The aim of this course is to teach students the fundamental skills of fabricating complete dentures for the edentulous patient. The dental technician must have an understanding of the biological and mechanical factors involved in denture construction for the edentulous patient so that the student can better communicate with and serve the needs of the dentist.
  
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    DLT 2208 - REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES I

    [3 Credits]
    IThis course is designed to provide the student with intensive study and training in the fabrication of removable partial dentures. The dental laboratory technician must have a thorough understanding of the varying approaches of surveying and framework design to be utilized by dentists. The course employs a combination of lecture and laboratory sessions in order to provide the student with skills the student will need to operate in this vital area.
  
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    DLT 3105 - DENTAL CERAMICS II

    [1 Credit]
    In the Dental Ceramics II course, dental technology students will study advanced ceramic principles of tooth restoration utilizing press ceramic technology. Laboratory experiences integrate three fabrication methods of ceramic press techniques of monolithic shading, cut-back and ceramic layering. These ceramic restorative techniques include individualized characterization and color matching of natural teeth.
  
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    DLT 3111 - ADVANCED REMOVABLE PROSTHODONTICS

    [2 Credits]
    This course is designed to give the student further instruction in removable prosthodontics. The basic plan of the course is to divide the lecture and laboratory materials into three major divisions. One part will deal with additional instruction in removable partial design. A second part will be additional instruction in complete dentures. The third division will give the student an introduction to maxillofacial prosthesis. The student will receive both lecture and laboratory learning experiences.
  
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    DLT 3112 - PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

    [1 Credit]
    The purpose of this course is to introduce the prospective dental technician to the legal and ethical aspects of the profession of dentistry and dental technology. Its main focus will be on the professional relationship between the dental technician and the dentist. As one of the important links in the process of providing total dental care to every patient, dental technicians must be aware of their responsibility in assuring that the ethical standards of the fields of dentistry and dental technology are maintained.
  
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    DLT 3113 - ORTHODONTIC LABORATORY

    [2 Credits]
    This course is designed to teach students how to construct basic orthodontic appliances. Five orthodontic appliances are fabricated with heavy emphasis on wire bending. Lectures are geared to understanding the orthodontic classification system, orthodontic terminology, work authorizations, and purposes of the appliances. Finally, the student is exposed to fixed, banded, edged wise cases and surgical orthodontic cases.
  
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    DLT 3114 - APPLIED LABORATORY TECHNIQUES I

    [7 Credits]
    This course is designed to provide the student with applied experiences in all phases of laboratory procedure. More specifically, the course is so arranged that the student will gain experience in all areas of basic laboratory work, including fixed prosthodontics, complete dentures, as well as laboratory work in ceramics. To reinforce and extend the learning previously acquired in the program, small-group seminars will be held periodically. DLT students work closely with the senior dental students fabricating dental restorations in partial support of the school clinics. Communication with the dental team, professionalism, and work ethic is emphasized.
  
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    DLT 3115 - DENTAL MATERIALS SCIENCE I

    [2 Credits]
    Materials-science fundamentals, based upon metallurgy, ceramics, polymer science and surface interactions are presented as background for specific product discussions. Emphasis is placed upon laboratory processes, such as precious and non-precious metal fabrication, porcelain manipulation, denture-base polymer curing, and the proper handling of gypsum products. Time will also be spent on other restorative materials of interest to the dentist and the technician. Laboratory sessions provide experience in materials handling and manipulation and do not emphasize technique. Coordination is made with the physics, chemistry and scientific measurements.
  
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    DLT 3116 - PRINCIPLES OF DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    This course is designed to give DLT students additional information in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. Students will gain knowledge about implant design, the implant-bone interface, implant-soft tissue interface and prosthodontics considerations which must be incorporated in the restoration to ensure long-term success. The course will multi-disciplinary between the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics. Students will take the information presented in lectures to the laboratory and apply the principles to fabricate implant supported prostheses.
  
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    DLT 3117 - DIGITAL DENTAL TECHNOLOGY

    [2 Credits]
    This course will prepare students for the future of dental laboratory technology by using CAD/CAM processes for advanced digital technology through scanning and design of dental restorations specifically for the 3 Shape Scanner and various supplementary systems will be discussed. Fundamental and advanced scanning and design procedures are emphasized in the course. By gaining insight, knowledge and proficiency in digital technology, the student should be in a favorable position to understand and carryout special directions regarding this essential area of restorative dentistry.
  
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    DLT 3214 - APPLIED LABORATORY TECHNIQUES II

    [7 Credits]
    This course is designed to provide the student with applied experiences in all phases of laboratory procedure. The course is so arranged that the student will gain experience in all areas of basic laboratory work, including fixed prosthodontics, complete dentures, as well as advanced laboratory work in ceramics. To reinforce and extend the learning previously acquired in the program, small-group seminars will be held periodically. DLT students continue to work closely with the senior dental students fabricating dental restorations in partial support of the schools clinics. Communication with the dental team, professionalism, and work ethic is emphasized.
  
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    DLT 3216 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    [1 Credit]
    The purpose of this course is to give the student a broad view of the dental profession as it is related to the technician. Guest speakers in various specialties will be meeting with the class, and seminar sessions will be used to discuss viewpoints in dentistry. Some periods will be used to review technology subjects in preparation for board examinations.
  
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    DLT 3217 - LABORATORY MANAGEMENT

    [2 Credits]
    This course is a combination of laboratory accounting principles and management based upon the manual of the National Association of Dental Laboratories. This course involves both lecture and workshop and introduces a system of business management for both small and large laboratories.
  
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    DLT 3218 - ALL CERAMIC RESTORATIONS ADVANCE TECHNIQUE

    [3 Credits]
    This is an advanced ceramic course designed to teach dental laboratory students cosmetic aspects of dental restorations utilizing various all ceramic systems that are available in the dental technology industry. This course includes the fabrication of Composite, Alumina, Zirconia, and Pressed Ceramic Crowns.
  
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    DLT 3219 - DLT INFORMATICS

    [1 Credit]
    This course is designed to expose DLT students to the structure and scope of information in dentistry and dental laboratory technology. Dental laboratory technicians who are familiar with the dental and dental laboratory literature are better able to communicate with dentists, find information related to their work and manage their laboratories. Students will learn how to identify, locate and retrieve print and electronic information from significant and valid information sources.

Dentistry, DDS or DMD

  
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    DENT 1101 - GROSS ANATOMY AND NEUROANATOMY

    [168 Credits]
    This course integrates gross anatomy and neuroanatomy; hence, its purpose is to teach the gross anatomical structures of the human body in an effort to provide the student with an understanding of anatomical relations essential for functional application. The course consists of lectures, laboratory dissections, clinical correlations, radiographic anatomy, computerized tutorials and movies, as well as anatomical models.
  
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    DENT 1103 - FUNDAMENTALS OF OPERATIVE DENTISTRY

    [200 Credits]
    This lecture and laboratory course teaches the basic principles of cavity design and restoration to prepare students for the clinical Comprehensive Dentistry. It teaches procedures necessary to restore teeth with amalgam, cast gold and composite resin. Current bonding systems and adhesive dentistry will be introduced. Cavity preparations are made and the restorations placed in extracted natural teeth and plastic teeth in a typodont. The laboratory portion of this course is given in the simulation laboratory to duplicate closely the conditions the student will encounter in the clinic. ( Department of Comprehensive Care Dentistry and Biomaterials)
  
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    DENT 1105 - FUNDAMENTALS OF DENTAL RADIOLOGY

    [21 Credits]
    An introductory course in dental radiology, including didactic instruction in radiation physics, radiation biology, radiation hygiene and radiographic techniques. This course also includes an introduction to the radiological intrepretation of normal anatomy, caries, periodontal disease, and periapical disease. (Department of Oral Diagnosis, Medicine and Radiology)
  
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    DENT 1107 - DENTAL MORPHOLOGY

    [76 Credits]
    The student’s first introduction to the science and art of dentistry, this course examines teeth and their morphology. The students will also develop their artistic and manual skills by carving wax replicas of representative teeth within physiologic parameters. (Department of Prosthodontics)
  
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    DENT 1108 - PRINCIPLES OF OCCLUSION

    [48 Credits]
    This course teaches the physiology of dental occlusion. Certain concepts will be developed to enable the student to recognize normal structure and normal function of the masticatory system. The focus is on the mandibular reference positions and mandibular border and functional movements. (Department of Prosthodontics)
  
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    DENT 1109 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I

    [48 Credits]
    This lecture/seminar course is offered in the freshman year and is part of the four-year program to foster professional growth. Designed for the first-year dental student, it provides information to help the student in the transition into professional school and to meet the later demands of the practice of dentistry. The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to the profession, and the course includes such important topics as dental ethics and professional behavior, skills to cope with the rigors of the dental-school curriculum, stress and time management, cross-cultural awareness, opportunities in dentistry and the future of the profession. (Department of Comprehensive Dentistry)
  
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    DENT 1112 - GENERAL HISTOLOGY

    [66 Credits]
    This course includes basic cell biology, cell ultrastructure, tissue and organ microanatomy and the development and microanatomy of the craniofacial complex. The course begins with cell biology and the microanatomy of the primary tissues and organ systems. (Department of Oral and Craniofacial Biology) Formerly GENERAL AND ORAL HISTOLOGY 86 HOURS
  
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    DENT 1115 - PHYSIOLOGY

    [92 Credits]
    The principles of cellular and tissue functions and of the regulation and coordination of action of all major organs and systems are studied. Emphasis is placed upon topics that exhibit specific relationships to the health of oral structures and activities that bear direct relationship to problems that arise in dentistry. Computer teaching aids, including didactic animations and power-point presentations, are used in this course. The laboratory is modern. It utilizes computer recording and analysis for student experiments. Problem solving is also a part of the laboratory environment. The subjects that are studied in laboratory experiments and presented in demonstrations are correlated closely with lectures and conferences. (Department of Physiology)
  
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    DENT 1118 - MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

    [70 Credits]
    This course examines microbiology principles underlying common dental maladies such as caries, periodontitis, and endodontic disease. Understanding the pathogenesis of these conditions, which involve both host and microbial factors, will lead to a better understanding of diagnostics, treatment and prevention. A comprehensive series of interactive lectures on host acquired and humoral immunity with focus on the oral cavity will be followed by presentations on microbes associated with oral health and disease. Infectious diseases with oral manifestations and those that present as occupational hazards to the dental health care provider will also be discussed. Clinical and basic science faculty from the School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry with content-relevant expertise participate in the course. (Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology).
  
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    DENT 1119 - GENERAL PATHOLOGY

    [48 Credits]
    Every health care professional needs to be versed in basic principles of disease. This course provides first year dental students with knowledge of diseases throughout the body such that they may conduct themselves in a competent manner regarding such conditions during their school clinic activities and thereafter in practice. In view of this purpose, this course includes consideration of those pathologic conditions affecting the general public that are most likely to be encountered in the practice of dentistry. The course is devoted to an understanding of basic pathologic principles common to all systems, as well as system-specific diseases. (Department of Diagnostic Sciences)
  
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    DENT 1121 - ORALHISTOLOGY

    [46 Credits]
    This course continues the concepts of histology and embryology of the oro-facial complex. There is in-depth coverage of prenatal facial development, tooth development and the microanatomy of oral hard and soft tissues. Where applicable, the lectures correlate morphology with function as well as with basic clinical significance. (Department of Oral and Craniofaciial Biology)
  
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    DENT 1122 - DENTAL GRAND ROUNDS I

    [14 Credits]
    This course introduces students to the concept of comprehensive dentistry and relates information learned from the basic sciences to dentistry. First year students will observe third and fourth-year students as they present cases demonstrating the concept of comprehensive dentistry and the relationship that basic sciences play in the proper treatment of patients. This course is Pass/Fail and graded on weekly attendance and participation in the discussion that occur.
  
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    DENT 1123 - INTRODUCTION TO PREVENTION AND DIAGNOSIS

    [124 Credits]
    This multidisciplinary course will prepare first year dental student to assist third and fourth year dental students chair side in the clinic. The course will begin with the basics of infection disease control. Students will then learn about preventive dentistry and cariology. The course will then focus on the clinical aspects of performing an oral diagnosis and students will perform an oral diagnosis on partners and on a school patient. Students will then learn about the dental prophylaxis and will perform the procedure on classmates and on a school patient.
  
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    DENT 1124 - INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCE BASED DENTISTRY

    [29 Credits]
    Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) is an approach to oral healthcare that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinically relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patient’s oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist’s clinical expertise and the patient’s treatment needs and preferences. This course will teach students how to identify, retrieve, and evaluate information for research and patient care. Students will also learn basic statistical concepts which they will apply to the analysis of research articles. By acquiring critical thinking skills, students will begin to understand principles of evidence-based dentistry.
  
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    DENT 2102 - PRECLINICAL FIXED PROSTHODONTICS

    [100 Credits]
    The fundamentals of tooth preparation for extracoronal single-crown restorations and fixed partial denture abutments are emphasized. Principles of fixed appliance design and fabrication are covered. Also, emphasis is placed on treatment restorations as they relate to the periodontium. Clinically related experience is obtained by using ivorine mannequins with specific projects and practical examinations and competency examinations done in the state-of-the-art simulation laboratory. Those aspects relating to occlusion are correlated with the occlusion courses. (Department of Prosthodontics)
  
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    DENT 2103 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPLETE DENTURES

    [72 Credits]
    This course is designed to teach the student a basic technique for rehabilitating the completely edentulous patient. This technique will be taught in lecture, simulation laboratory and laboratory. Building upon entering knowledge and skills, the student will be taught concepts and principles of denture construction in the lectures and will develop the necessary skills in the laboratory to prepare the student to treat an edentulous patient in the clinic. (Department of Prosthodontics)
  
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    DENT 2105 - INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL OPERATIVE DENT

    [108 Credits]
    In this course the student gains valuable clinical experience and skill in the art and science of Comprehensive Dentistry. The student will treat the patient using the knowledge and technique acquired from previous didactic and laboratory courses. (Department of Comprehensive Care Dentistry and Biomaterials)
  
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    DENT 2106 - INTRODUCTION TO PERIODONTICS

    [81 Credits]
    This basic course in periodontics teaches the gross and histologic features of the normal periodontium. Emphasis is placed on the recognition of the periodontal lesions with an understanding of all the etiologic factors involved in the initiation and the progression of periodontal diseases. Discussions and lectures stress the need to formulate a logical sequence of therapy based on sound biologic principles and on information obtained from a thorough clinical and radiographic examination. A broad overview of all current and accepted treatment procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical, is presented. Pre-clinical sessions in the simulation laboratory will familiarize students with the use of ultrasonic instruments. Clinical sessions provide the opportunity for students to evaluate, diagnose, treatment plan, and provide nonsurgical therapy for patients with mild to moderate periodontal disease. This experience assists the student in implementing the knowledge obtained in the classroom to a clinical environment. Demonstrations of clinical procedures will include patient management, proper aseptic procedures and selected surgical procedures. (Department of Periodontics) Legacy Course: PERIO0010006 – INTRODUCTION TO PERIODONTICS
  
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    DENT 2108 - DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY

    [26 Credits]
    The purpose of this course is to enable students to recognize and name pathological changes and normal anatomy as seen on intra- and extra-oral radiographs because in any dental treatment, diagnosis of the pathological process is of prime importance. Radiographs, though not the only mode for diagnosis, play a major role in enabling the diagnostician to visualize structures not seen on clinical examination. This course will also deal with the normal anatomic landmarks as seen on intra- and extra-oral radiographs. This knowledge will enable the diagnostician to distinguish the radiographic appearance of normal from those of abnormal structures of the human jaws. (Department of Oral Diagnosis, Medicine and Radiology) Formerly DENT 0012 Legacy Course: DIAG 0012002 – DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY
  
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    DENT 2109 - ORAL SURGERY DENTISTRY

    [16 Credits]
    The objectives of this course are to instill in the student knowledge and understanding of the principles of surgery and respect for the microbiologic implications inherent in this art and science. It is designed to equip the student with the fundamentals of uncomplicated and complicated exodontias and armamentarium to use and the management of their less serious complications. Clinical and psychological factors in patient evaluation are stressed. (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  
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    DENT 2110 - INTRODUCTION TO TREATMENT PLANNING

    [25 Credits]
    This is an introductory course in treatment planning. Lectures, demonstrations, and practical exercises are used in the teaching of treatment planning based on the total needs of the patient. (Department of Comprehensive Care Dentistry and Biomaterials)
  
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    DENT 2111 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT II

    [50 Credits]
    This course is a health communications class presenting students the basic skills needed to communicate with patients at various levels of literacy. The basics of communication, leadership, teams, conflict resolution, oral health literacy, and dealing with special needs patients are presented to students to aid them in the delivery of comprehensive care to their patients.
  
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    DENT 2112 - PRINCIPLES OF OCCLUSAL EQUILIBRATION

    [38 Credits]
    This course builds on the first year course, Principles of Occlusion. In this course, the concepts of optimal, physiologic and pathogenic dental occlusions are introduced. Also, occlusal therapy methods are presented, including dental articulators, selective grinding and restorative methods.
  
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    DENT 2114 - PRECLINICAL ENDODONTICS

    [83 Credits]
    This course will provide the dental student with a functional exposure of basic information in endodontics technique and philosophy. During all phases of the course, emphasis will be placed on correlating the basic and clinical sciences. Although the major portion of the course covers the technical skills of debridement, preparation and oburation of the root canal space; the biology of the normal and irreversibly injured pulp will be presented. In addition, the student will gain knowledge in the differential diagnosis and control of pain of pulpal and/or periapical origin.
  
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    DENT 2115 - DENTAL MATERIALS SCIENCE

    [44 Credits]
    Formerly 52 units. The purpose of this course is to provide an applied and working understanding of the fundamental nature and behavior of dental materials. The course includes the composition, properties, application, and manipulation of metal-ceramic and polymeric dental materials. The success or failure of many forms of dental treatment depends upon the correct selection of materials possessing adequate properties, as well as careful manipulation of these materials. This course provides a fundamental framework for understanding the capabilities and limitations of dental materials. This knowledge is important for all clinical courses and dental treatment that require the use of dental materials. (Department of Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials)
  
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    DENT 2116 - INTRODUCTION TO REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES

    [68 Credits]
    The removable partial denture (RPD) is one of the treatment alternatives for restoring partially edentulous patients to optimum health and preserving the remaining dentition. The Introduction to Complete Dentures and Special Techniques courses prepare the dental student with the prerequisite laboratory skills and clinical concepts for learning how to treat the partially edentulous patient. The objective is for the student to comprehend the biomechanics of RPDs and therefore have the bases for diagnosing, designing, and treatment planning any permutation of partial edentulism. At the conclusion of the course, the students will also know how to communicate with and write work authorization forms for their laboratory technician colleagues.
  
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    DENT 2117 - PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY LECTURE 1

    [24 Credits]
    This course develops the student’s understanding of the principles governing the dental treatment of children. The student will review basic topics in the dental literature including hard and soft tissue examination, preparation design, pulp therapy for primary and immature permanent teeth, and the management of the child dental patient. (Department of Pediatric Dentistry)
  
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    DENT 2118 - INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODONTICS

    [18 Credits]
    Formerly 18 units These lectures are constructed to describe the characteristics of normal and abnormal occlusion. Stress is placed on the recognition, classification, development and etiology of malocclusion. The influences of growth and development on the stomatognathic system will also be investigated. The course is preparatory to Pre-clinical Orthodontics given in the third-year. (Department of Orthodontics)
  
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    DENT 2122 - PHARMACOLOGY

    [60 Credits]
    Pharmacology can be broadly defined as the interaction between living systems and molecules. Fundamental to the discipline of pharmacology is an understanding of the mechanism of drug action, with a drug being defined as any small molecule that when introduced into a living organism alters the body’s function by interactions of specific target sites. Pharmacology is both a basic science, dealing with the fate and actions of drugs, and an applied science, involving the therapeutic uses and toxic effects of drugs and other compounds. It is an integrative rather than an autonomous science, requiring a clear understanding of related disciplines such as organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology. The goal of this pharmacology course is to provide the student with a sound working knowledge of drugs and related compounds. (Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics)
  
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    DENT 2123 - PAIN CONTROL I

    [26 Credits]
    This section is designed to develop understanding and knowledge of the various techniques of local anesthesia, landmarks and relationships of the anatomical structures involved, the chemistry and pharmacology of the local anesthetic solutions, pre-anesthetic evaluation, and the complications and emergencies of local anesthesia and their management. A clinical orientation period is given at the end of the course in which students perform all of the necessary local anesthesia blocks on each other. (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  
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    DENT 2124 - PAIN CONTROL II-A

    [24 Credits]
    Pain Control II is the second of four courses designed to prepare the student for the management of pain and anxiety and medical emergencies in the dental practice. Patient evaluation as it pertains to sedation with nitrous oxide and medical emergency management will be presented at the beginning of the course. In the first half of the course, the majority of the LSUSD material that pertains to the management of medical emergencies in dental practice is presented. Didactic and clinical instruction in the use of nitrous oxide analgesia will follow during the second half of the course in order to qualify the student for the clinical use of this pain control modality in the school. Additionally, any applicable medical pathophysiologies will be discussed. (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  
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    DENT 2125 - ORAL PATHOLOGY

    [74 Credits]
    This course is a continuation of the concepts introduced in the first year class. Special emphasis is placed on oral disease including developmental defects, dental infections, mucosal neoplasm, salivary gland diseases and odontogenic cysts and tumors. Systemic diseases with oral manifestations and oral disease with systemic ramifications are discussed. Lectures are reinforced by showing gross and microscopic images of afflicted patients as well as disease organs and tissues.
  
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    DENT 2125 - ORAL PATHOLOGY

    [84 Credits]
    This course provides second year dental students with knowledge of diseases such that they may conduct themselves in a competent manner regarding such conditions during their school clinic activities and thereafter in practice. In view of this purpose, this course provides a thorough overview of oral and maxillofacial pathology, including orofacial developmental defects, odontogenic infections, periodontal diseases, oral infectious diseases, oral neoplasms, salivary gland diseases, odontogenic cysts and tumors, physical and chemical injuries, syndromes with oral manifestations, bone pathology, immune-mediated diseases and systemic conditions with oral manifestations. Each disease entity is discussed from the standpoint of definition, etiology, epidemiology, anatomic distribution, clinical and radiographic morphology, symptoms, microscopic features, treatment, and prognosis. (Department of Diagnostic Sciences)
  
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    DENT 2126 - SPECIAL DENTURE TECHNIQUES

    [28 Credits]
    The course will build on the skills and techniques covered in the introduction to Complete Dentures course by introducing the second-year students to additional complete denture techniques. As health care providers we are concerned with the successful transition of the patients from natural to artificial dentition. The dentist must know and understand the different approaches to this transition and must be able to guide the patients through this difficult period. The goal of this course therefore will be to arm the dental student with techniques for fabrication of immediate complete dentures, overdentures, techniques for tissue conditioning, soft relining and repair complete dentures. Portions of this course will be devoted to case based (problem based) learning. Upon completion of this course, a student should be versed in proper accepted prosthodontic terminology.
  
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    DENT 2127 - INTRODUCTION TO IMPLANT DENTISTRY

    [16 Credits]
    In this course the clinical concepts important to assure long-term success will be thoroughly discussed. These include, but are not limited to, treatment planning, occlusion, force transfer, maintenance and esthetics, restorative options for the completely edentulous and the partially edentulous patient. It will also have a focus on the restoration of single-unit restorations and 2-implant-supported overdenture. Included in the course are hands-on laboratory sessions to familiarize the student with several implant systems and the use of the various components in clinical practice when treating a single unit and a 2-implant-supported overdenture. The clinical rotation will complement all aspects of this course. It will introduce the students to the different restorative options and techniques presently used in implant dentistry. It will also provide the students with a thorough exposure to the different techniques for implant maintenance. (A multidisciplinary faculty from the departments of oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics and prosthodontics will teach this course.)
  
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    DENT 2129 - INTERNAL MEDICINE

    [60 Credits]
    This course presents the basic principles of medicine applied in treating the more common and/or typical diseases of the various systems of the body. Material is presented in a system-by-system approach. Emphasis is generally placed on the understanding of the various disease processes and on medical and pharmacologic treatment, rather than on diagnosis of disease. Throughout the course, the role of the dentist/physician team is stressed in proper dental medical management of the total patient. (Department of Oral Diagnosis, Medicine and Radiology)
  
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    DENT 2130 - DENTAL GRAND ROUNDS II

    [14 Credits]
    This course continues the basic concepts introduced in year one. Second year students by now have completed all basic science courses and have been introduced to major concepts in providing patients care. Students are now treating patients and the concepts presented this year students are key in developing a student who thinks critically about how patient treatment is delivered and followed through. This course is graded on weekly attendance and participation in the discussion that occur.
  
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    DENT 2131 - ASSESSING PRIMARY LITERATURE

    [9 Credits]
    The purpose of this class is to teach students how to properly, and critically, assess primary literature sources. In order to accomplish this, students will learn to analyze research methodologies, biostatistics, hypotheses and data which develop from primary literature reports. Additionally students will be critiqued on their ability to analyze reports and present findings in a coherent, logical manner.
  
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    DENT 2132 - PRE-CLINICAL LABORATORY PROCEDURES

    [24 Credits]
    This course allows dental students the opportunity increase their experiences with laboratory techniques necessary for performing comprehensive care to patients and fabricating indirect restorations. Included in this course will be Impression taking and tissue retraction, pouring working models in die stone, mounting models in proper occlusion, contouring metal crowns for proximal contact and occlusion, and finishing and polishing metal crowns for delivery to the patient. (Department of Prosthodontics)
  
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    DENT 3101 - PRECLINICAL ORTHODONTICS

    [20 Credits]
    The laboratory exercises in this course emphasize the fabrication and utilization of contemporary orthodontic appliances. In addition, the course introduces students to basic clinical procedures to be performed in the Clinical Orthodontics course. (Department of Orthodontics)
  
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    DENT 3102 - PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY II

    [26 Credits]
    This course is a continuation of Pediatric Dentistry Lecture I to develop further the student’s understanding of the principles governing the dental treatment of children. Topics include treatment of traumatized teeth, dental arch space management, minor tooth movement, treatment of oral habits, and dental care for children and youth with special health care needs. (Department of Pediatric Dentistry)
  
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    DENT 3104 - CLINICAL PROSTHODONTICS I

    [261 Credits]
    In this course, the student will learn to diagnose and to increase proficiency in the design, fabrication, and follow-up of complete dentures, removable partial dentures, immediate dentures, and overdentures. Through clinical experience, the student will apply the knowledge and skills gained in the prosthodontic preclinical course. Patient treatment and understanding allow the student to learn how to earn patient trust and cooperation. This course will also allow the student to gain clinical experience in the discipline of fixed prosthodontics. The student will treat patients requiring single crowns and fixed partial dentures. Patient treatment will allow the student to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the preclinical courses while the student is closely supervised in a clinical setting. The role of fixed prosthodontics, as it relates to other disciplines and total patient care, will be emphasized through detailed treatment plans that encompass all aspects of restorative dentistry. Close cooperation with the removable clinical course is required to facilitate the construction of removable-partial-denture abutment crowns. (Department of Prosthodontics)
  
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    DENT 3105 - ADVANCED CLINICAL OPERATIVE DENTISTRY

    [143 Credits]
    The purpose of this course is to develop sound clinical skill and judgment in the placement of a variety of direct and indirect dental restorative materials including composite, amalgam, cast gold and porcelain. Students will learn sound patient management and clinical problem-solving techniques through direct patient care and didactic course work with the goal of gaining the ability to work independently. Confidence in the selection of proper restorative techniques and materials for a variety of clinical needs will be enhanced, and students will learn to evaluate critically new materials and techniques. Successful completion of both didactic and clinical sections is required for completion of this course. (Department of Comprehensive Care Dentistry and Biomaterials)
  
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    DENT 3106 - INTERMEDIATE PERIODONTICS

    [103 Credits]
    This course is a continuation of Introduction to Periodontics. Treatment modalities and the biologic basis for various therapeutic procedures will be discussed. The rationale and procedures for management of periodontal diseases will be presented in detail. The basic objective is to provide students with a sound background in all phases of periodontal therapy including assessment of clinical-tissue response and determination of treatment needs. Clinical experience will include the treating of patients possessing moderate-advance periodontal disease, which permits the student to utilize basic non-surgical and surgical procedures emphasized in the didactic material of this course. Emphasis shall be upon initial periodontal therapy and appropriate application of treatment modalities in a proper sequence. (Department of Periodontics)
  
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    DENT 3108 - PEDIATRICS DENTISTRY CLINIC I

    [64 Credits]
    This course provides controlled clinical experiences to teach the third-year student the basic diagnostic and technical skills needed to provide comprehensive dental examinations and treatment along with oral health guidelines for the child patient. The course includes simulation laboratory experiences in pediatric dentistry restorative techniques. Rotation to the Special Children’s Dental Clinic at Children’s Hospital begins in the second semester of this course (hours reflected in DENT 4114). (Department of Pediatric Dentistry)
  
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    DENT 3109 - JUNIOR ENDODONTIC CLINIC

    [40 Credits]
    The purpose of junior endodontic clinic course is to reinforce and expand the basic principles of endodontic therapy presented in Preclinical Endodontics. The method is the clinical treatment of patients with pulpally involved uncomplicated teeth. In Endodontic Clinic, the students should synthesize and apply the theoretical knowledge and technical skills that have been learned in the previous endodontic courses. A second component to this course is an in vitro simulation clinic in which students are instructed in the treatment of molars. (Department of Endodontics)
  
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    DENT 3110 - ADVANCED ORAL SURGERY

    [18 Credits]
    This comprehensive course will cover a broad scope of clinical problems that commonly confront the dental practitioner. It will cover the diagnosis and surgical management of impacted teeth, preprosthetic surgery, benign odontogenic and nonodontogenic cysts, and tumors of the maxillofacial structures. The principles of biopsy will be covered, as will the diagnosis and medical and surgical management of facial infections. Surgical involvement of the maxillary sinus will be discussed. In addition, there will be an orientation in the fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment of maxillofacial fractures, disorders of the temporomandibular joint, neurologic pain syndromes and dentofacial deformities. (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  
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    DENT 3111 - CLINICAL ORTHODONTICS

    [40 Credits]
    The course will support and apply previous principles and philosophies taught in Introduction to Orthodontics and in the Preclinical Orthodontics Laboratory. Each student will be required to treat one case in interceptive or adjunctive orthodontics. These cases typically consist of minor anteroposterior problems, transverse problems and vertical problems in adult and child patients and are treated using fixed or removable appliances. Small-group seminars will enhance the clinic experience, will expose the students to the diagnosis and treatment of additional minor orthodontic tooth-movement procedures, and will help identify cases that should be referred to a specialist. (Department of Orthodontics)
  
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    DENT 3112 - CLINICAL ORAL DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT PLANNING

    [60 Credits]
    This is comprehensive course in oral diagnosis and treatment planning including clinical evaluation, medical history, and patient-treatment planning. In the clinical portion of this course, the student will be required to perform the necessary diagnostic procedures, including radiographs, and to complete the diagnosis and treatment planning for the assigned patients. (Department of Comprehensive Care Dentistry)
  
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    DENT 3113 - DENTAL RADIOLOGY III

    [40 Credits]
    This course is a comprehensive clinical course in dental radiology. Students will receive supervised experience in taking and processing intra- and extra-oral radiographs. They will also receive instruction on the principles of radiological interpretation and will be required to prepare reports on assigned patients. (Department of Oral Diagnosis, Medicine and Radiology)
  
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    DENT 3115 - ORAL ONCOLOGY

    [18 Credits]
    The objective of this course is to have students gain knowledge about oral care for the oral-cancer patient. The student will be presented the requirements of oral care for oral-cancer patients by the dentist before, during and after oral-cancer therapy either by radiation, surgery or chemotherapy, as well as combinations of these methods. Students will be instructed in the management of problems such as osteoradionecrosis, xerostomia, tooth demineralization (radiation caries), tooth sensitivity, mucositis, edema, necrosis of soft tissue, malnutrition, speech problems, drooling, with special emphasis on prevention. Prosthetic management of the pre- and post-surgical oral -cancer patient will be included.
  
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    DENT 3116 - APPLIED ORAL MEDICINE

    [22 Credits]
    This course will provide instruction in prescription writing along with diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of oral diseases. Also, the course will discuss the practical aspects of clinical pharmacology. The major classes of drugs (antibiotics, analgesics, sedatives, etc.) employed by the practicing dentists will be discussed with the emphasis on correct selection, dosage, duration, action and interaction. In addition, the major classes of drugs that a compromised patient may be taking (cardiovascular, endocrine, psychotherapeutic, etc.) will also receive attention stressing possible interaction with the commonly prescribed dental drugs. At least one lecture session will be devoted to those drugs somewhat unique in the dental profession, such as fluorides, topical steroids for mucosal disease and local anesthetics. (Department of Oral Diagnosis, Medicine and Radiology)
  
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    DENT 3118 - INTRODUCTION TO TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS

    [38 Credits]
    Rename DENT 3118 Introduction to Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction to DENT 3118 Introduction to Temporomandibular Dysfunction. The rationale for change is the majority of disorders associated with the Tempromandibular region are muscular in nature. Not all disorders are from the bony joint itself. Tempromandibular dysfunction is the correct way to address problems in this area. The topics covered in this class will not change nor will the clock hours be modified. In this course, the anatomy and neurophysiology of the masticatory system are reviewed. Epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, methods of evaluation and methods of treatment of temporomandibular disorders are presented. (Department of Prosthodontics)
  
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    DENT 3119 - PAIN CONTROL II B

    [10 Credits]
    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge of forms of sedation other than nitrous oxide. Oral, nasal, rectal, intramuscular and intravenous sedation are all discussed as well as the pharmacology of the medications given during these techniques. General anesthesia is also discussed in this course. Additionally, any applicable medical pathophysiology’s will be discussed. (Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  
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    DENT 3120 - CLINICAL ORAL SURGERY

    [48 Credits]
    This course is designed for students to perform minor oral surgical procedures previously taught in the didactic course, Oral Surgery. It also emphasizes the importance of a complete preoperative evaluation of the patient as well as the operative and postoperative considerations. This course is a three-week rotation in the Oral Surgery Clinic, where each student does the necessary surgeries to make them competent in uncomplicated and complicated exodontias. The simulation lab is also used to introduce them to these techniques and then for their competencies. This course also includes a biopsy clinic, where all types of biopsies and suturing techniques are performed on calf tongue. (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  
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    DENT 3122 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT III

    [30 Credits]
    This course is designed to meet the needs of junior dental students as professional and clinical caregivers. The main objective is to enhance the student’s competence in response to intrapersonal, interpersonal and social challenges involved in the delivery of dental care. One component of the course focuses on the special issues related to the dental care and treatment of the ever-increasing elderly patient population. Special attention is given to the development of appropriate behavioral skills that focus on the student’ s clinical behavioral resources necessary for working with dental patients. Ethical issues that pertain to dental practice as they relate to the professional and patients are also discussed. The information presented in this course is also integrated through selected case based discussion. (Department of Diagnostic Sciences)
  
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    DENT 3123 - IMPLANTS IN DENTISTRY

    [20 Credits]
    In this course the clinical concepts important to assure long-term success will be thoroughly discussed. These include, but are not limited to, treatment planning, occlusion, force transfer, maintenance and esthetics, restorative options for the completely edentulous and the partially edentulous patient. It also has a focus in the restoration of single-unit restorations and the 2-implant-supported overdenture. Included in the course are hands-on laboratory sessions to familiarize the student with several implant systems and the use of the various components in clinical practice when treating a single-unit and a 2-implant-supported overdenture. The clinical rotation will complement all aspects of this course. It will introduce the students to the different restorative options and techniques presently used in implant dentistry. It will also provide the students with a thorough exposure to the different techniques for implant maintenance. (A multidisciplinary faculty from the departments of oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics and prosthodontics will teach this course.)
  
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    DENT 3125 - DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF ORAL LESIONS

    [20 Credits]
    This course provides an overview of the most common and significant oral and paraoral abnormalities clinicians are likely to encounter in practice. Cases are presented in photograph form, however students address the case in a problem solving format (CPC, clinical pathology conference) designed to closely simulate actual clinical settings. The course further develops critical thinking and refines the diagnostic skills expected of the dental student including correlation, of clinical, radiographic, and pathologic features in order to reach an appropriate differential diagnosis of a lesion once identified. Additionally, appropriate treatment and management of each entity presented is discussed. (Department of Diagnostic Sciences)
  
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    DENT 3126 - PRE-CLINICAL ESTHETICS

    [26 Credits]
    This course will provide the student with the theoretical and practical knowledge for using the various types of adhesive systems and resin cements (chemical, dual and light-cured), in a step-by-step procedure, while preparing and bonding composite inlays, ceramic veneers and ceramic crowns. The course will provide a unified philosophy and define the standard procedures for students and faculty for bonding indirect restorations, leading to a unified teaching philosophy between the three departments involved in bonding procedures. It will provide the necessary continuity from the second to the fourth year Esthetic Clinic. In addition, sessions on bleaching will provide the students with the theoretical and practical knowledge for this conservative procedure (A multidisciplinary faculty from the departments of Comprehensive Dentistry, Comprehensive Dentistry and prosthodontics will teach this course.)
  
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    DENT 3128 - DENTAL GRAND ROUNDS III

    [14 Credits]
    This third year class builds on the Grand Rounds experience the student has participated in the previous two years Third-year students will now be expected to demonstrate individually their critical thinking, organization, and presentation skills to faculty and peers. Grades for this course will be assigned Pass/Fail based on faculty reviews of the case presentations, participation, and interaction with other presentations throughout the academic year.
  
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    DENT 3129 - DENTISTRY AND THE AGING PATIENT

    [40 Credits]
    This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of caring for and about our aging population. This first part of this course will introduce the basics of Gerontology including demographics, theories of aging, the biology of aging and its implications to dentistry, as well as, the social aspects of aging, cognitive changes in aging and what it means to age successfully. The second portion of the class will focus on topics specifically related to geriatric dentistry. Included will be topics on physical evaluation and treatment planning, medications consumed by the elderly and their implications to dentistry, the use of implants to restore the elderly dentition, caries in the elderly, care-delivery systems used to treat the elderly, access to care issues, Medicare, Medicaid and dentistry, dying death and bereavement, and how the filed of dentistry can work with other health care professionals in an interdisciplinary team environment while considering care for older adults.
  
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    DENT 3134 - ADVANCED HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY

    [32 Credits]
    This course will review basic principles and facts relating to advanced anatomy of the head and neck and provide a basic understanding of the stomatognathic system in form, function and in pathofunction. Epidemiological and etiologic variables relating to various musculoskeletal, neurologic and vascular conditions affecting the head and neck will be presented. Particular emphasis will be placed on the effects of macrotrauma and microtrauma on the various components of the stomatognathic system. The fundamental aspects of the differential diagnostic process will be emphasized. A philosophy of stage, conservative, individualized treatment sequencing will be proposed. Additionally, criteria will be discussed which will distinguish between physiologic and non-physiologic occlusal function, and a technique for diagnostic occlusal equilibration will be presented.
  
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    DENT 4101 - COMPREHENSIVE CARE CLINIC

    [717 Credits]
    The Comprehensive Dentistry fourth-year program was designed to introduce the students to a general practice model. In this clinical course, the students should synthesize and apply the theoretical knowledge and technical skills that they learned in the three previous years in order to render comprehensive care to their patients. The fourth-year experiences are structured to introduce the students to the problems encountered in private practice and to furnish them with added experiences in all of the disciplines of dentistry. The students also participate in study clubs as part of the fourth-year curriculum. The study clubs are designed to provide experience in critical literature review and case presentation. (Department of Comprehensive Care Dentistry and Biomaterials) FORMERLY 743 HOURS
  
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    DENT 4102 - SR INTERMEDIATE PERIODONTICS

    [40 Credits]
    This course is a continuation of the third-year course, Intermediate Periodontics, with emphasis on comprehensive periodontal management of the student’s patients. Emphasis is placed on supportive periodontal therapy and assessment of treatment responses with appropriate modification of periodontal and restorative treatment plans. The students will continue to refine their diagnostic treatment planning and non-surgical skills. Students may choose to perform uncomplicated surgical procedures for mild-moderate periodontitis. (Department of Periodontics)
  
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    DENT 4103 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IV

    [56 Credits]
    The purpose of this course is to help the young professional to develop a thriving “Fee for Service Practice” while fully realizing that dynamic changes and trends in the delivery of dental services are now and will be taking place in the future. The course content will include the following general areas: (1) leadership and philosophy, (2) communication and behavioral science, (3) financial and business management, (4) marketing, and (5) technology. Specifically, the course addresses topics such as developing a practice philosophy and goals; understanding the contractual arrangements of partnership, associateship, and buy-out agreements; understanding the components of dental overhead; enhancing interpersonal communication skills with patients; appreciating the importance of dental ethics and professionalism; understanding the legal ramifications of patient care; implementing effective office systems; and managing/directing office personnel. (Department of Comprehensive Dentistry)
  
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    DENT 4104 - PAIN CONTROL III

    [18 Credits]
    Basic considerations in general anesthesia are presented to introduce the student to theories, techniques and principles for the dental patient. The routine course of patient treatment, beginning with admission to the hospital and pre-operative evaluation, the preparation of the patient for a general anesthetic, the operation and follow-up care will be presented. This course covers most alternative measures of pain control including hypnosis, acupuncture, TENS, newer techniques in local anesthesia and others. This course allows the students to perform cricothyrotomies and I.M. injections on cadavers and also includes a summary of medical emergencies in the dental office. (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  
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    DENT 4105 - SENIOR ENDODONTICS LECTURE

    [16 Credits]
    The course will concentrate study of the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of pulpal, referred and periapical pain. Correlations between clinical signs, symptoms, and test results will be studied in order to predictably and efficiently relieve these types of odontogenic pain within time restraints of the emergency appointment. The behavioral and psychological aspects of managing the patient with toothache pain will be discussed in relation to practice management. Difficult diagnostic situations involving fractures of teeth and endodontic-periodontal involvement will be presented with appropriate treatment methodologies. The latest techniques for diagnosis and repair of perforation will be presented. Drug use and abuse by both the patient and dentist will be related to general practice of dentistry. (Department of Endodontics)
 

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