May 30, 2023  
Catalog/Bulletin 2021-2022 
Catalog/Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[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).