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M.S.-Dentistry Program, 15-136 Moos Tower, 515 Delaware Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-9900; fax: 612-624-0027)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2019
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The MS program in dentistry prepares dentists with clinical expertise for positions of leadership in education, research, and program administration in the oral health field. A multidisciplinary faculty of dental educators, researchers, and clinicians teach the program, which is housed in the School of Dentistry. All students complete core coursework in teaching and evaluation of dentistry, research methods, and health care administration. Additional advanced coursework is offered in these same focus areas, as well as in selected clinical and oral science topics with multidisciplinary impact, including conscious sedation, craniofacial pain, geriatrics, oral biology, oral medicine and radiology, oral pathology, practice administration, and psychology. Students have flexibility in planning individualized programs to accommodate their specific areas of interest, and courses from other disciplines may be included for credit in the major area. Students enrolled in an advanced clinical dental training program may be admitted to the dentistry graduate program for concurrent study, but must carefully plan their curriculum with their faculty adviser and the director of graduate studies so that their residency and M.S. programs are appropriately integrated and satisfy University registration requirements. Programs in the School of Dentistry that may enroll students for the MS degree include: General Practice Residency, Endodontics, Geriatrics, Orthodontics, Pediatric dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Orofacial Pain
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
DDS/DMD or equivalent from accredited US institution or recognized foreign school. Clinical residency enrollment and 3.0 GPA or rank in top quarter of graduating professional school class preferred.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with their academic capabilities. Also required is a brief essay (under 500 words) which relates the applicant's career goals to the goals of the program. Applications are received and reviewed throughout the year. Students may enter the program in any semester at the discretion of program faculty.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 80
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 14 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 24 major credits and 6 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Students must complete training in the responsible conduct of research.
Core Coursework (8-9 Credits)
All students must select at least 8 credits, in consultation with the advisor, from the following list:
Required Courses
Three core courses are required.
GRAD 8200 - Teaching and Learning Topics in Higher Education (1.0 cr)
OBIO 5001 - Methods in Research and Writing (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
Health Care Administration Course
At least one course is required.
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6724 - The Health Care System and Public Health (3.0 cr)
Plan A Thesis Credits
Plan A students must take at least 10 master's thesis credits.
DENT 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Topics Areas
Students must complete one topic area.
Periodontology (12 to 22 Credits)
Plan A students pursuing the Periodontology topic area must select at least 12 credits, and Plan B students must take at least 22 credits from the following list, in consultation with the advisor:
ANAT 7999 - Head and Neck Anatomy (3.0 cr)
OSUR 5277 - Physical Diagnosis for Oral Surgery Residents (2.0 cr)
DENT 7102 - Conscious Sedation (2.0 cr)
DENT 8100 - Topics in Advanced Periodontology: Literature Review (2.0 cr)
DENT 7051 - Advanced Study in the Theory and Principles of Oral Medicine (2.0 cr)
OBIO 8012 - Basic Concepts in Skeletal Biology (2.0 cr)
DENT 7061 - Special Oral Pathology I (1.0 cr)
DENT 7062 - Special Oral Pathology II (1.0 cr)
DENT 7052 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologic Interpretation (2.0 cr)
DENT 7101 - Management Philosophy for Dental Practices (1.0 cr)
DENT 8101 - Dental Implantology: A Multidisciplinary Approach (2.0 cr)
-OR-
General Practice Residency (12 to 22 Credits)
Plan A students pursuing the General Practice Residency topic area must select at least 12 credits from the following, in consultation with the advisor. Plan B students must select at least 22 credits from the following and in consultation with the advisor:
DENT 7051 - Advanced Study in the Theory and Principles of Oral Medicine (2.0 cr)
DENT 7102 - Conscious Sedation (2.0 cr)
DENT 7123 - Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain (1.0 cr)
DENT 7052 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologic Interpretation (2.0 cr)
DENT 7061 - Special Oral Pathology I (1.0 cr)
DENT 7062 - Special Oral Pathology II (1.0 cr)
DENT 7101 - Management Philosophy for Dental Practices (1.0 cr)
DENT 8121 - Current Literature in TMD and Orofacial Pain (1.0 cr)
-OR-
TMD, Orafacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine (12 to 22 Credits)
Plan A students pursuing the TMD, Orafacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine topic area must select at least 12 credits, and Plan B students must take at least 22 credits from the following list, in consultation with the advisor:
OSUR 5277 - Physical Diagnosis for Oral Surgery Residents (2.0 cr)
ANAT 7999 - Head and Neck Anatomy (3.0 cr)
DENT 8121 - Current Literature in TMD and Orofacial Pain (1.0 cr)
DENT 7121 - Psychological Issues in Medical and Dental Patient Management (1.0 cr)
DENT 7052 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologic Interpretation (2.0 cr)
DENT 8120 - Advanced Principles and Techniques of Orofacial Pain Disorders (2.0 cr)
DENT 7051 - Advanced Study in the Theory and Principles of Oral Medicine (2.0 cr)
DENT 8123 - Advanced Topics in Orofacial Pain (2.0 cr)
-OR-
Endodontics (12 to 22 Credits)
Plan A students pursuing the Endodontics topic area must select at least 12 credits from the following, in consultation with the advisor. Plan B students must select at least 22 credits from the following and in consultation with the advisor:
DENT 7102 - Conscious Sedation (2.0 cr)
DENT 7051 - Advanced Study in the Theory and Principles of Oral Medicine (2.0 cr)
DENT 7052 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologic Interpretation (2.0 cr)
DENT 7021 - Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Orofacial Pain (1.0 cr)
DENT 7062 - Special Oral Pathology II (1.0 cr)
DENT 7061 - Special Oral Pathology I (1.0 cr)
ANAT 7999 - Head and Neck Anatomy (3.0 cr)
DENT 7101 - Management Philosophy for Dental Practices (1.0 cr)
-OR-
Prosthodontics (12 to 22 Credits)
Plan A students pursuing the Prosthodontics topic area must select at least 12 credits, and Plan B students must take at least 22 credits from the following list, in consultation with the advisor:
ANAT 7999 - Head and Neck Anatomy (3.0 cr)
DENT 7220 - Prosthetically-Driven Implant Surgery and Treatment Planning (1.0 cr)
DENT 7102 - Conscious Sedation (2.0 cr)
DENT 7112 - Treatment Planning Seminar (2.0 cr)
DENT 7111 - Current Literature Review in Dentistry (2.0 cr)
DENT 7052 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologic Interpretation (2.0 cr)
DENT 8101 - Dental Implantology: A Multidisciplinary Approach (2.0 cr)
DENT 7411 - Dental Biomaterials in Prosthodontics (1.0 cr)
DENT 7123 - Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain (1.0 cr)
DENT 7061 - Special Oral Pathology I (1.0 cr)
DENT 7062 - Special Oral Pathology II (1.0 cr)
PERO 7321 - Periodontics/Orthodontics Seminar (1.0 cr)
PERO 7322 - Multidisciplinary Treatment Seminar in Dentistry Related to Periodontics (1.0 cr)
DENT 7051 - Advanced Study in the Theory and Principles of Oral Medicine (2.0 cr)
DENT 7101 - Management Philosophy for Dental Practices (1.0 cr)
-OR-
Orthodontics (12 to 22 Credits)
Plan A students pursuing the Orthodontics topic area must select at least 12 credits from the following, in consultation with the advisor. Plan B students must select at least 22 credits from the following and in consultation with the advisor:
ANAT 7999 - Head and Neck Anatomy (3.0 cr)
DENT 8091 - Interdisciplinary Care of the Cleft Palate Patient (1.0 cr)
DENT 7061 - Special Oral Pathology I (1.0 cr)
PERO 7321 - Periodontics/Orthodontics Seminar (1.0 cr)
DENT 7062 - Special Oral Pathology II (1.0 cr)
DENT 8081 - Clinical Topics in TMD (2.0 cr)
OBIO 8012 - Basic Concepts in Skeletal Biology (2.0 cr)
 
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GRAD 8200 - Teaching and Learning Topics in Higher Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Create course materials for context/discipline. Assess student learning. Write action plan. Topics may include active learning in sciences, teaching with technology, multicultural education, teaching in clinical settings, learning-community course design.
OBIO 5001 - Methods in Research and Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Skills necessary to begin a research project, including literature review, hypothesis formation, research design, and writing. Each student develops a research protocol.
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6724 - The Health Care System and Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Overview of health care delivery, finance systems within public health context. Components of health care system: financing, role of employers/public programs, health care delivery system, managed care. Collaborative interventions between managed care, public health. prereq: Public health or grad student or instr consent
DENT 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
ANAT 7999 - Head and Neck Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Head/neck anatomy. prereq: [Medical or dental] resident
OSUR 5277 - Physical Diagnosis for Oral Surgery Residents
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Six-week didactic course coupled with evaluation of patients. prereq: Participation in oral and maxillofacial surgery training program.
DENT 7102 - Conscious Sedation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Oral, inhalation, and intravenous sedation for dental patients. Topics include patient selection and physical risk assessment; selection and administration of sedative agents; and prevention, recognition, and management of medical emergencies. prereq: Dentistry grad student
DENT 8100 - Topics in Advanced Periodontology: Literature Review
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
State-of-the-art information on a variety of topics concerning risk factors and therapeutic modalities for periodontal disease.
DENT 7051 - Advanced Study in the Theory and Principles of Oral Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles essential to problem-oriented patient evaluation and to patient-oriented treatment planning. Emphasizes state-of-the-art diagnostic sciences, therapy. Normal physiology of various organ systems. Disease pathophysiology of special interest to dentist. Lectures, seminars, clinicopathologic conferences.
OBIO 8012 - Basic Concepts in Skeletal Biology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cells (osteoblasts, osteoclasts, chrondrocytes) that make up skeleton. Transcription/signaling networks that regulate cell growth/differentiation. Mechanisms of bone remodeling. Regulation of bone by such agents such as hormones. Prereq Grad student or instr consent.
DENT 7061 - Special Oral Pathology I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Review of clinical, radiographic, and treatment aspects of oral disease and oral manifestations of systemic disease. prereq: Resident [or grad student] in discipline other than oral pathology
DENT 7062 - Special Oral Pathology II
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Review of the clinical, radiographic, and treatment aspects of oral disease and oral manifestations of systemic disease. Prereq-7061, resident [or grad student] in discipline other than oral pathology.
DENT 7052 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologic Interpretation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Use of oral/maxillofacial radiology as diagnostic tool. Recognizing radiographic patterns of normal tissues. Detecting/evaluating radiographic evidence of deviations from normal patterns. Using radiographs, other procedures, to develop differential/tentative/final diagnosis/treatment plan/prognosis. Emphasizes using concepts of oral/general pathology, basic biological science courses, to understand/evaluate disease process.
DENT 7101 - Management Philosophy for Dental Practices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar on philosophy and techniques used in the administration and management of offices for dental specialists. prereq: Dentistry grad student
DENT 8101 - Dental Implantology: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Dental implant therapy from perspective of several dental disciplines.
DENT 7051 - Advanced Study in the Theory and Principles of Oral Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles essential to problem-oriented patient evaluation and to patient-oriented treatment planning. Emphasizes state-of-the-art diagnostic sciences, therapy. Normal physiology of various organ systems. Disease pathophysiology of special interest to dentist. Lectures, seminars, clinicopathologic conferences.
DENT 7102 - Conscious Sedation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Oral, inhalation, and intravenous sedation for dental patients. Topics include patient selection and physical risk assessment; selection and administration of sedative agents; and prevention, recognition, and management of medical emergencies. prereq: Dentistry grad student
DENT 7123 - Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic didactic information needed to recognize/manage patients with temporomandibular disorders. Overview of scope/complexity of clinical practice of TMD/Orofacial Pain management.
DENT 7052 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologic Interpretation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Use of oral/maxillofacial radiology as diagnostic tool. Recognizing radiographic patterns of normal tissues. Detecting/evaluating radiographic evidence of deviations from normal patterns. Using radiographs, other procedures, to develop differential/tentative/final diagnosis/treatment plan/prognosis. Emphasizes using concepts of oral/general pathology, basic biological science courses, to understand/evaluate disease process.
DENT 7061 - Special Oral Pathology I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Review of clinical, radiographic, and treatment aspects of oral disease and oral manifestations of systemic disease. prereq: Resident [or grad student] in discipline other than oral pathology
DENT 7062 - Special Oral Pathology II
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Review of the clinical, radiographic, and treatment aspects of oral disease and oral manifestations of systemic disease. Prereq-7061, resident [or grad student] in discipline other than oral pathology.
DENT 7101 - Management Philosophy for Dental Practices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar on philosophy and techniques used in the administration and management of offices for dental specialists. prereq: Dentistry grad student
DENT 8121 - Current Literature in TMD and Orofacial Pain
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Review of current literature/how it relates to past literature. Theories on pain, philosophies of management.
OSUR 5277 - Physical Diagnosis for Oral Surgery Residents
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Six-week didactic course coupled with evaluation of patients. prereq: Participation in oral and maxillofacial surgery training program.
ANAT 7999 - Head and Neck Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Head/neck anatomy. prereq: [Medical or dental] resident
DENT 8121 - Current Literature in TMD and Orofacial Pain
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Review of current literature/how it relates to past literature. Theories on pain, philosophies of management.
DENT 7121 - Psychological Issues in Medical and Dental Patient Management
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Psychological issues in medical and dental evaluation and treatment, psychopathology, stress, and illness.
DENT 7052 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologic Interpretation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Use of oral/maxillofacial radiology as diagnostic tool. Recognizing radiographic patterns of normal tissues. Detecting/evaluating radiographic evidence of deviations from normal patterns. Using radiographs, other procedures, to develop differential/tentative/final diagnosis/treatment plan/prognosis. Emphasizes using concepts of oral/general pathology, basic biological science courses, to understand/evaluate disease process.
DENT 8120 - Advanced Principles and Techniques of Orofacial Pain Disorders
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interdisciplinary study of theory, principles, epidemiology, mechanisms associated with TMJ/craniofacial pain disorders. Basis for scientific understanding of diagnostic/management strategies. prereq: Participation in TMJ, orofacial pain advanced education program
DENT 7051 - Advanced Study in the Theory and Principles of Oral Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles essential to problem-oriented patient evaluation and to patient-oriented treatment planning. Emphasizes state-of-the-art diagnostic sciences, therapy. Normal physiology of various organ systems. Disease pathophysiology of special interest to dentist. Lectures, seminars, clinicopathologic conferences.
DENT 8123 - Advanced Topics in Orofacial Pain
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Review of cutting edge research and clinical findings regarding etiology and treatment of acute and chronic orofacial pain conditions and related disorders. prereq: Grad student in dentistry or other health sciences grad student or instr consent
DENT 7102 - Conscious Sedation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Oral, inhalation, and intravenous sedation for dental patients. Topics include patient selection and physical risk assessment; selection and administration of sedative agents; and prevention, recognition, and management of medical emergencies. prereq: Dentistry grad student
DENT 7051 - Advanced Study in the Theory and Principles of Oral Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles essential to problem-oriented patient evaluation and to patient-oriented treatment planning. Emphasizes state-of-the-art diagnostic sciences, therapy. Normal physiology of various organ systems. Disease pathophysiology of special interest to dentist. Lectures, seminars, clinicopathologic conferences.
DENT 7052 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologic Interpretation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Use of oral/maxillofacial radiology as diagnostic tool. Recognizing radiographic patterns of normal tissues. Detecting/evaluating radiographic evidence of deviations from normal patterns. Using radiographs, other procedures, to develop differential/tentative/final diagnosis/treatment plan/prognosis. Emphasizes using concepts of oral/general pathology, basic biological science courses, to understand/evaluate disease process.
DENT 7021 - Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Orofacial Pain
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pain mechanisms, pathways, and assessment of orofacial pain. Pharmacology of pain and strategies for effective pre- and post-operative pain management.
DENT 7062 - Special Oral Pathology II
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Review of the clinical, radiographic, and treatment aspects of oral disease and oral manifestations of systemic disease. Prereq-7061, resident [or grad student] in discipline other than oral pathology.
DENT 7061 - Special Oral Pathology I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Review of clinical, radiographic, and treatment aspects of oral disease and oral manifestations of systemic disease. prereq: Resident [or grad student] in discipline other than oral pathology
ANAT 7999 - Head and Neck Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Head/neck anatomy. prereq: [Medical or dental] resident
DENT 7101 - Management Philosophy for Dental Practices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar on philosophy and techniques used in the administration and management of offices for dental specialists. prereq: Dentistry grad student
ANAT 7999 - Head and Neck Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Head/neck anatomy. prereq: [Medical or dental] resident
DENT 7220 - Prosthetically-Driven Implant Surgery and Treatment Planning
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Patient selection. Treatment planning for implant therapy. Indications/contra-indications of various types of implants. Treatment planning, implant surgery, bone grafting procedures. prereq: Prosthodontics resident
DENT 7102 - Conscious Sedation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Oral, inhalation, and intravenous sedation for dental patients. Topics include patient selection and physical risk assessment; selection and administration of sedative agents; and prevention, recognition, and management of medical emergencies. prereq: Dentistry grad student
DENT 7112 - Treatment Planning Seminar
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Multidisciplinary format for discussion of complex dental patients. Evaluating, diagnosing, and developing a comprehensive treatment plan for complex dental patients.
DENT 7111 - Current Literature Review in Dentistry
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Current literature in dentistry and related disciplines. Formal setting for students to meet and review current literature that is of significance to all. prereq: Grad student in [dentistry or oral biology] or instr consent
DENT 7052 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologic Interpretation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Use of oral/maxillofacial radiology as diagnostic tool. Recognizing radiographic patterns of normal tissues. Detecting/evaluating radiographic evidence of deviations from normal patterns. Using radiographs, other procedures, to develop differential/tentative/final diagnosis/treatment plan/prognosis. Emphasizes using concepts of oral/general pathology, basic biological science courses, to understand/evaluate disease process.
DENT 8101 - Dental Implantology: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Dental implant therapy from perspective of several dental disciplines.
DENT 7411 - Dental Biomaterials in Prosthodontics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Summer Odd Year
Understanding structure-properties relationship. Role/performance of synthetic materials in living environment.
DENT 7123 - Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic didactic information needed to recognize/manage patients with temporomandibular disorders. Overview of scope/complexity of clinical practice of TMD/Orofacial Pain management.
DENT 7061 - Special Oral Pathology I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Review of clinical, radiographic, and treatment aspects of oral disease and oral manifestations of systemic disease. prereq: Resident [or grad student] in discipline other than oral pathology
DENT 7062 - Special Oral Pathology II
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Review of the clinical, radiographic, and treatment aspects of oral disease and oral manifestations of systemic disease. Prereq-7061, resident [or grad student] in discipline other than oral pathology.
PERO 7321 - Periodontics/Orthodontics Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar related to postdoctoral work in periodontics/orthodontics.
PERO 7322 - Multidisciplinary Treatment Seminar in Dentistry Related to Periodontics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Series of multidisciplinary treatment seminars related to specialized fields in periodontology, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, AEGD/GPR, and prosthodontics dentistry. prereq: Resident enrolled in [periodontology, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, AEGD/GPR, prosthodontics]
DENT 7051 - Advanced Study in the Theory and Principles of Oral Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles essential to problem-oriented patient evaluation and to patient-oriented treatment planning. Emphasizes state-of-the-art diagnostic sciences, therapy. Normal physiology of various organ systems. Disease pathophysiology of special interest to dentist. Lectures, seminars, clinicopathologic conferences.
DENT 7101 - Management Philosophy for Dental Practices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar on philosophy and techniques used in the administration and management of offices for dental specialists. prereq: Dentistry grad student
ANAT 7999 - Head and Neck Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Head/neck anatomy. prereq: [Medical or dental] resident
DENT 8091 - Interdisciplinary Care of the Cleft Palate Patient
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Comprehensive surgical, dental, and speech and hearing evaluation and management of patients with cleft lip and palate.
DENT 7061 - Special Oral Pathology I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Review of clinical, radiographic, and treatment aspects of oral disease and oral manifestations of systemic disease. prereq: Resident [or grad student] in discipline other than oral pathology
PERO 7321 - Periodontics/Orthodontics Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar related to postdoctoral work in periodontics/orthodontics.
DENT 7062 - Special Oral Pathology II
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Review of the clinical, radiographic, and treatment aspects of oral disease and oral manifestations of systemic disease. Prereq-7061, resident [or grad student] in discipline other than oral pathology.
DENT 8081 - Clinical Topics in TMD
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structured as a combination of 2-hour lectures and seminars meeting once a week. The overall objectives are to present essential concepts necessary to the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), as well as background on how TMD can affect patient care for the orthodontist. It should be noted the course is not designed to meet the needs of a person providing specialty care for TMD and orofacial pain. The students will learn evidence-based approaches to diagnose and provide and predictable and efficient treatment for patients with mild TMD conditions. Critical review of classic and current TMD and orthodontic literature is an important component of this course. Hands-on clinical experience will consist of two clinical sessions.
OBIO 8012 - Basic Concepts in Skeletal Biology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cells (osteoblasts, osteoclasts, chrondrocytes) that make up skeleton. Transcription/signaling networks that regulate cell growth/differentiation. Mechanisms of bone remodeling. Regulation of bone by such agents such as hormones. Prereq Grad student or instr consent.