Jun 25, 2024  
Catalog/Bulletin 2022-2023 
Catalog/Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[74 Credits]
The purpose of this course is to provide 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 includes consideration of those pathologic conditions affecting the general public and therefore likely to be encountered in the practice of dentistry. A thorough overview of oral and maxillofacial pathology will be provided, 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 will be discussed from the standpoint of definition, etiology, epidemiology, anatomic distribution, clinical and radiographic morphology, symptoms, microscopic features, treatment, and prognosis. (Department of Diagnostic Sciences)