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ENDO 5103 - TOPICAL LITERATURE REVIEW

[3-4 Credits]
The main purpose of this course is to aid the students in the development of an endodontic philosophy based on available research evidence. The students will also develop skill in the evaluation and interpretation of scientific articles. The students use this philosophy in the selection of procedures performed in the clinic. The dental literature offers the most accessible means for the practitioner to develop a philosophy and to update knowledge and skills. This course uses articles from the dental literature to present classical and current philosophies in selected subject areas. Development of skills in evaluating the literature encourages the student to continue this practice throughout his dental career. The knowledge and skills gained will serve the student well in all clinical procedures and in the successful completion of American Board of Endodontic examinations. Approximately 160 hours are scheduled for the presentation of this course. Classes meet for approximately 45 sessions of 3 1/2 hours each. Approximately 25-30 articles will be covered in each of the 40 topical sessions.