2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Dental International Program (DISP)

DISP 7100 -  Restorative Preclinical Didactic  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This seminar-based course introduces the student to an overview of contemporary restorative procedures in asimulated clinical environment.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7101 -  Restorative Preclinical Simulation Lab  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This laboratory-based course provides students with an overview of restorative techniques in a simulated clinical environment.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7102 -  Occlusion  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Course covering principles of intra and inter-oral relationships. Course will also cover diagnosis and treatment regarding the occlusion relationship.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7103 -  Occlusion Laboratory  (0.1-5 Credits)  

The laboratory portion of this course includes fabrication of different splint types. It also introduces principles of equilibration and applying these principles to models.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7104 -  Independent Study  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7106 -  Clinical Practice Ethics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Case-based ethics discussion.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7107 -  Clinical Dental Materials  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course will provide knowledge on the science, properties, and manipulation of dental materials and their application in dental practice.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 5.

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7111 -  Complete and Removable Prosthodontics 1  (0.1-5 Credits)  

The educational goal of this course is for the student to be able to collect information, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for a completely edentulous patient that requires removable complete denture treatment, in order to restore them to good oral health and function as well as offer an accurate prognosis of treatment.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7112 -  Cariology  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Basic knowledge about dental caries and didactic instruction and exercises in identifying caries, learning and evaluating detection methods. Additionally, identifying and correlating factors that contribute to caries, and developing programs for prevention and management to reduce identified factors.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7113 -  Complete and Removable Prosthodontics 2  (0.1-5 Credits)  

The educational goal of this course is for the student to be able to collect information, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for a completely edentulous patient that requires removable complete denture treatment, in order to restore them to good oral health and function as well as offer an accurate prognosis of treatment.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7114 -  Complete and Removable Prosthodontics Lab 1  (0.1-5 Credits)  

The laboratory part of the course includes the design and fabrication of a removable complete denture.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7115 -  Complete and Removable Prosthodontics Lab 2  (0.1-5 Credits)  

The laboratory part of the course includes the design and fabrication of a removable complete denture.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7119 -  Communication and Behavior Change  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This interactive course focuses on communication skills for enhanced treatment planning dialogues and to facilitate behavior changes toward systemic and oral health, Professionalism, ethics and the patient-centered approach are emphasized within a humanistic culture in oral health care settings.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7121 -  Endodontics 1 and 2  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Course is an introduction to basic endocontics therapy. The philosophy of endodontics treatment and therapeutic techniques is discussed. Mechanisms of inflammation and repair are related to decisions in clinical practice.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring, Summer.

DISP 7122 -  Periodontology 3  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course deals with the prevention, treatment and control of periodontal disease. Currently accepted therapies are discussed in detail. In addition, the student is taught how to evaluate new therapies which periodically become available.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7123 -  Periodontology 3 Laboratory - Section 1  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course runs parallel with Periodontology 3. This course is devoted to teaching the clinical skills necessary for the practice of periodontics within the context of a general dental practice.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7124 -  Clinical Dental Pharmacology  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Integration of basic drug mechanisms with fundamentals of clinical pharmacology and patient care.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7125 -  Pain Control 1 (Local Anesthesia)  (0.1-5 Credits)  

The anatomy of the nerve supply to the teeth and associated structures is covered. The techniques for administration of local anesthesia to the maxilla and mandible are demonstrated by the faculty and performed by the student.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7126 -  Prevention and Management of Medical Emergencies  (0.1-5 Credits)  

The prevention, diagnosis, and management of medical emergencies are presented.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7129 -  Infection Control  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course reviews the fundamental principles of infection control including a focus on universal precautions, aseptic technique, methods of sterilization and regulatory issues.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7130 -  Oral Radiology  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Designed to introduce the students to basic radiology and to provide them with the necessary practical skills in preparation for clinical dentistry.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7131 -  Oral Radiology Lab  (0.1-5 Credits)  

The laboratory is designed to provide students with the necessary practical skills in preparation for clinical dentistry.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7132 -  Diagnostic Radiology  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Basic concepts and interpretative principles for panoramic radiography, TMJ radiography, sialography, xeroradiography, and extraoral views will be presented. Additionally, advanced imaging modalities that have been made available to assist in radiologic diagnoses in dentistry will be introduced.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7140 -  Pediatric Dentistry 1  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Basic principles of clinical diagnosis and treatment of the child patient are introduced. Developmental aspects of the formation of the craniofacial complex are applied to clinical management of space maintenance, pupal, restorative, and behavior management problems.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7160 -  Managing Your Student Practice  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Course provides student with knowledge/skills necessary to make the transition from pre-clinic to clinical patient. Competencies established in infection control, documentation, record keeping, patient management, medico-legal/ethical implications, professionalism, organization skills, communication skills, auxiliary utilization, and equipment/ instrument utilization.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7163 -  Transition Clinic for ISP Students  (0.1-5 Credits)  

A mini-orientation of clinical methods and practices and an introduction to the appropriate utilization of AxiUm software. This will include an overview of the SODM oral diagnosis and treatment planning processes, procedures and policies with oth clinical and didactic components.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 7201 -  Independent Study  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7202 -  Case Presentation 1  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Patient care with development of treatment plan through presentation by student to students and faculty.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7203 -  Fixed Prosthodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

An advanced preclinical lecture course covering ceramic restorations along with discussion of pontic design and manipulation of gold solder. Dowel-core fabrication for endodontically treated teeth is covered. Clinical application is stressed and study of diagnosis and treatment planning is expanded.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7204 -  Fixed Prosthodontics Laboratory  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Emphasis on ceramic restorations and procedures involved in fabricating fixed bridges in the anterior of appearance zone. Restorations include direct pattern fabrication of dowel-cores to building up badly broken-down or fractured teeth.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7205 -  Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic A  (0.1-5 Credits)  

An introductory clinic for students providing comprehensive dental care refining technical skills,and learning patient management skills in a large group practice setting.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7211 -  Endodontics 1 Laboratory  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This is a laboratory course in basic endodontic techniques utilizing extracted natural teeth as models of clinical treatment.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Summer.

DISP 7212 -  Removable Partial Prosthodontics 2  (0.9 Credits)  

Acquaints the student with principles of removable partial prosthodontics. Includes principles of partial denture design and fabrication as they relate to preventive dentistry.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

DISP 7213 -  Removable Partial Prosthodontics Laboratory  (0.5 Credits)  

Laboratory exercises which follow lectures of principles of partial removable prosthodontics. The student should be familiar with all the necessary steps in completion of a mandibular removable partial denture.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

DISP 7216 -  Seminars in Restorative Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course will present topics on operative dentistry relative to clinic patient care. Current materials and techniques as well as a review of fundamental concepts of operative dentistry will be taught.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7220 -  Pain Control 2 (Nitrous Oxide Analgesia)  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Pharmacological indications and contraindications and prevention and treatment of complications relating to use of nitrous oxide is presented.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7222 -  Orofacial Pain  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course is designed to acquaint the student with evaluation, diagnosis, arrangement and pathology of the temporomandibular joint. Emphasis is on the multidisciplinary nature of treating disorders of TMJ.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Summer.

DISP 7223 -  Periodontology 3 Laboratory - Section 2  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course runs parallel with Periodontology 3. This course is devoted to teaching the clinical skills necessary for the practice of periodontics within the context of a general dental practice.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7231 -  Health Data Collection 1  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Designed to introduce the student to the problem-oriented dental record and to a systems approach to the collection of health data. Includes both lecture and clinical phases.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7232 -  Clinical Oral Diagnosis  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in oral diagnosis.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7240 -  Pediatric Dentistry 2  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Basic principles of clinical diagnosis and treatment of the child patient are introduced.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7241 -  Pediatric Dentstry 2 Lab  (0.5 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

DISP 7300 -  Case Presentation 2  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Presentations of actual treatment cases from the comprehensive patient care program are made by students and critiqued by the faculty.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7301 -  Comprehensive Care Clinic B  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Continuation of Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic A with additional emphasis on the treatment of pediatric, orthodontic, geriatric, and endodontics cases.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7302 -  Clinical Restorative  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Combines clinical experience with diagnosis, treatment planning, restorative treatment. Students assigned a fully dentated/partially/fully edentulous patient needing restorative procedures. Restorative materials include amalgam, cast gold, and tooth-colored composite resins/porcelain. Emphasis on fabrication of restorations that function adequately.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7303 -  Independent Study  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7310 -  Implant Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Concepts and applications of tissue integrated prostheses are presented and discussed. Topics include an historical perspective of implant dentistry, surgical and prosthetic techniques, diagnosis and treatment planning analysis of current systems, qualifications and consent, and clinical applications.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7311 -  Implant Dentistry Laboratory  (1 Credit)  

Concepts and applications of tissue integrated prostheses are presented and discussed. Topics include prosthetic techniques, diagnosis and treatment planning, analysis of current systems, qualifications and consent, and clinical applications.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

DISP 7314 -  Esthetic Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course is designed to present information to students about those clinical dentistry procedures or concepts which are performed primarily to enhance dental esthetics.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

DISP 7318 -  Critical Thinking and Patient Care Seminar  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course will provide the student with a practical application of the practice of evidence-based dentistry, critical thinking, formulation of clinical questions, critical appraisal of the literature and the translation of the biologic and social sciences to clinical patient care. Department consent required.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7319 -  Oral and Maxillfacial Surgery 1  (0.1-5 Credits)  

The diagnosis and treatment of oral and maxillofacial surgical problems including techniques for extraction of teeth alveoplasty, biopsy, management of infection, treatment of maxillary and mandibular fractures, and suturing techniques.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7320 -  Oral and Maxillfacial Surgery 2  (0.1-5 Credits)  

The diagnosis and treatment of oral and maxillofacial surgical problems including techniques for extraction of teeth alveoplasty, biopsy, management of infection, treatment of maxillary and mandibular fractures, and suturing techniques.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7321 -  Periodontology 4  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course is devoted to making the student familiar with the surgical management of periodontal disease.The indications and rationale for resection, reconstructive and mucogingival procedures are discussed.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 7322 -  Oral Facial Pain  (1.2 Credits)  

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the evaluation, diagnosis, management, and pathology of the temporomandibular joint. Emphasis is on the multidisciplinary nature of treating disorders of TMJ.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

DISP 7323 -  Dental Pain and Emergencies  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course covers the diagnostic and treatment considerations for the management of the patient in pain and other emergency problems encountered in general dentistry.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7328 -  Clinical Periodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in periodontics.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 10.

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7330 -  Oral Pathology I  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course is a comprehensive review of the fundamental mechanisms and general principles of oral pathology, including developmental disturbances of oral and para-oral structures, benign and malignant tumors and cysts.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7331 -  Clinical Oral Diagnosis  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in oral diagnosis.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7335 -  Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in fixed prosthodontics. Requirement: Department Consent

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7336 -  Clinical Operative Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in operative dentistry. Requirement: Department consent

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7337 -  Clinical Removable Prosthodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in removable prosthodontics. Requirements: Department consent

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7340 -  Pediatric Dentistry 3  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Course emphasizes diagnostic/treatment considerations for pediatric patients. Lecture materials by faculty/ case presentations utilized to facilitate working knowledge of treatment planning/procedures. Sedation techniques for behavior problems discussed as well as traumatic injuries, hospital dentistry and medically compromised patients.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7360 -  Behavioral Health, Gerontology and Geriatrics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Developing foundational knowledge in mental health/illness (mental health literacy), geriatrics and care for adult patients with developmental disabilities. Additionally at enhancing skills in building rapport/motivating patients for adoption of health behaviors, through lecture and two standardized patient interview experiences.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7380 -  Dentistry for Adults with Special Health Care Needs  (0.1-5 Credits)  

To introduce students to medical problems/disabilities affecting patients who will be treated in the School's Special Care Clinic. This includes foundational knowledge in the features of common congenital disabilites, proper communication techniques, and assessment of the oral health treatment strategies most compatible for the patient.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 7708 -  Dental Materials Seminar  (0.1-10 Credits)  

The course is aimed to be an interactive session where the students will be divided into teams and will be asked to create presentations on clinical applications of dental materials.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8100 -  Case Presentation 3  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Patient care with development of treatment plan through presentation by student to students and faculty.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8101 -  Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic C  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Continuation of Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic B with activities focusing on independence, student preparedness, technical skills, patient management and professionalism.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8104 -  Independent Study  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8105 -  Evidence-Based Topical Reviews  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Introduction to concepts of evidence based dentistry and hierarchy of evidence for clinically relevant topics. Students develop clinically relevant queries and submit PICO questions, bibliographies, publication critiques, and make presentations regarding he evidence for their topic to their classmates/faculty.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Summer.

DISP 8106 -  Advanced Clinical Medicine  (0.6 Credits)  

Provides students with advanced training in clinical medicine and its effects on dental practice.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8110 -  Restorative Dentistry Advanced Clinical Training Service Seminar  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This seminar-type course is a broad discussion of advanced restorative techniques for complex prosthodontic rehabilitation or reconstruction cases. Specific topics such as anesthetics, TMJ considerations and materials application will be included.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8112 -  Clin Oper Dentistry  (1 Credit)  

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

DISP 8113 -  Clin Remov Pros  (1 Credit)  

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

DISP 8116 -  Critical Appraisal of Translational Literature  (0.1-5 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is to develop proficiency in critical thinking and problem solving as it pertains to scientific inquiry and research methodology in translational research. Department consent required

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8120 -  Endodontics 3  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course addresses topics of diagnosis and management of a variety of endodontic treatment problems such as periapical pathosis, traumatic injuries, surgical intervention, and bleeding.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8121 -  Endodontics 4  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This is an advanced course in endodontics clinical practice. Endodontic implants, autogenous transplants, advanced surgical concepts and controversies will be included.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8123 -  Clinical Endodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in endodontics.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8124 -  Clinical Periodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in periodontics.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8125 -  Clinical Oral Maxillofacial Surgery  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This is a clinical oral surgery experience including routine and surgical removal of erupted and impacted teeth and use of intravenous sedation techniques.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring, Summer.

DISP 8128 -  Hospital Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to the hospital environment and the dental treatment of patients within that environment.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8130 -  Clinical Oncology  (0.1-5 Credits)  

An assignment of one week for students includes lectures, seminars, tumor boards, surgery rounds, and radiation therapy conferences on a health professional approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of head and neck neoplasia.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8131 -  Oral Pathology 2  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course is a continuation of DISP 7330.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8133 -  Clinical Oral Diagnosis  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in oral diagnosis.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8134 -  Clinical Operative Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in operative dentistry.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8135 -  Clinical Operative Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in operative dentistry.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8136 -  Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in fixed prosthodontics.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8137 -  Clinical Removable Prosthodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in removable prosthodontics

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8140 -  Clinical Pediatric Dents  (1.5 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

DISP 8141 -  Clin Pediatric Dent  (0.5 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

DISP 8160 -  Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course prepares students for appropriate conduct consistent with the legal and ethical principles of the dental profession. It lays the foundations for each student's continued growth with respect to the legal and ethical obligations of professionalism.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8161 -  Practice Management  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Understanding of basic management activities which must be continuously carried out in private practice. Primary focus on financial records, billing and collections, professional insurance, fees, clinical records, third party relations, case presentation, practice analysis, dental practice marketing, and personnel management.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8162 -  Dental Practice Planning  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Teaches students to make decisions in planning / implementation of private practice. Primary focus on alternative practice arrangements, business formats, dental associateships, buying practice, designing / equipping dental office, financing a practice, leases, debt management, personal/ professional insurance, and selecting professional advisors.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8176 -  Public Health and Community Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course exposes students to the public aspects of oral health care. It identifies the significance and scope of public health programs at all levels of government and relates the public activities to the private practice of dentistry.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8200 -  Case Presentation 4  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Patient care with development of treatment plan through presentation by student to students and faculty.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 8201 -  Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic D  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Continued provision of Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic C with emphasis on effective practice management.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 10.

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 8202 -  Clinical Restorative  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Combines clinical experience with diagnosis, treatment planning, restorative treatment. Students assigned a fully dentated/partially/fully edentulous patient needing restorative procedures. Restorative materials include amalgam, cast gold, and tooth-colored composite resins/porcelain. Emphasis on fabrication of restorations that function adequately.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 10.

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 8203 -  Special Care Clinic A  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course is designed to introduce students to provide dental treatment to the special needs population

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8204 -  Independent Study  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 8206 -  Special Care Clinic B  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course is designed to introduce dental students to provide dental treatment to the special needs population

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 8207 -  Special Care Clinic C  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course is designed to introduce dental students to provide dental treatment to the special needs population

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8209 -  Advance Prosthodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course will address various advance prosthodontic topics; beginning with CAD/CAM dentistry and digital workflow, then removable partial denture designs, occlusal concepts, diagnosis and treatment planning, esthetics, and cementation for fixed prosthodontics restorations.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

DISP 8210 -  Clin Prosth Seminar  (0.6 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

DISP 8220 -  Clinical Endodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in endodontics.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 10.

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 8222 -  Clinical Periodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in periodontics.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 10.

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 8223 -  Clinical Oral Maxillofacial Surgery  (0.1-10 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in oral maxillofacial surgery.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 10.

DISP 8225 -  Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in fixed prosthodontics. Requirement: Department Consent

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 8226 -  Clinical Operative Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in operative dentistry. Requirement: Department consent

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 8227 -  Clinical Removable Prosthodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in removable prosthodontics. Requirement: Department consent

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 8231 -  Clinical Oral Diagnosis  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in oral diagnosis.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 10.

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 8240 -  Clinical Pediatric Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course provides experience in developmental, behavioral, preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic care on a comprehensive basis for pediatric patients in the primary, transitional, and permanent dentition phases and patients with special health needs.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Summer.

DISP 8251 -  Clinical Orthodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This is a continuation from initial clinical courses providing further experience in developmental, behavioral, preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic care on a comprehensive basis for pediatric patients in primary, transitional, and permanent dentition phases and patients with special health care needs. Requirement: Department Consent.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Summer.

DISP 8258 -  Diagnosis of Orofacial Lesions  (0.5-10 Credits)  

Presentations of oral and maxillofacial lesions and anomalies from the comprehensive patient care program will be made by the students and critiqued by the faculty. Clinical history, detailed description, differential diagnosis and treatment/prognosis will form the basis of this interactive discussion.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8300 -  Case Presentation 5  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Patient care with development of treatment plan through presentation by student to students and faculty.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8301 -  Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic E  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Advanced comprehensive patient care including applied principles of practice management.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8302 -  Clinical Restorative  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Combines clinical experience with diagnosis, treatment planning, restorative treatment. Students assigned a fully dentated/partially/fully edentulous patient needing restorative procedures. Restorative materials include amalgam, cast gold, and tooth-colored composite resins/porcelain. Emphasis on fabrication of restorations that function adequately.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8303 -  Independent Study  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8310 -  Advanced Implant Prosthodontics Seminar  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Students gain experience in clinical use of cast restorations. Emphasis is placed on the fabrication of restorations that are to function adequately in the patient's biologic environment.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8321 -  Clinical Endodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in endodontics.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8323 -  Clinical Periodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in periodontics.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8325 -  Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in fixed prosthodontics. Requirement: Department consent

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8326 -  Clinical Operative Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in operative dentistry. Requirement: Department consent

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8327 -  Clinical Removable Prosthodontics  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in removable prosthodontics. Requirement: Department consent

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8328 -  Clinical Oral Radiology  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in oral radiology.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8330 -  Clinical Oral Diagnosis  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Clinical rotation in oral diagnosis.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8350 -  Orthodontics  (0.1-10 Credits)  

Early physical and emotional development of the child is presented, emphasizing prenatal and neonatal influences on the craniofacial complex. The etiology and classification of malocclusion along with the development of disturbances of hard and soft tissues are introduced.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Summer.

DISP 8351 -  Orthodontics 2  (0.5 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

DISP 8352 -  Orthodontics 3  (1.4 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

DISP 8355 -  Clinical Emergencies  (0.1-5 Credits)  

The patient who presents with oral pain is evaluated and relief of discomfort is provided by the student under the supervision of the dental faculty. Department Consent Required.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

DISP 8400 -  Elective - Advanced Readings in Pediatric Dentistry  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Elective seminar offered to interested ISP students. Each week a different topic in pediatric dentistry will be covered. Students will be expected to read and discuss relevant, current, peer reviewed journal articles and to complete one final assignment.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

DISP 8402 -  Trifinio Guatemala ISP Elective  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course is offered to eligible students who wish to travel for one week to Trifinio, Guatemala to provide comprehensive dental care at the CU Center for Global Health's Trifinio Health Clinic. Department consent required.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

DISP 8405 -  Perio After Dark Elective  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course is designed to make the student more familiar with the normal periodontium, to supplement current surgical periodontics knowledge, and to reiterate important concepts regarding the epidemiology, etiology, and pathogenesis of periodontal disease. Requirement: Department consent required.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Spring.

DISP 8406 -  Advanced Readings in Dental Public Health Elective  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Elective seminar offered to interested DS2 and DS3 students. Different topics in dental public health will be covered. Students will be expected to read, present, discuss and review articles. Requirement: Department consent required.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

DISP 8409 -  Culinary Dental Medicine Elective  (0.1-5 Credits)  

Students will work alongside culinary students in the kitchen for hands-on culinary and nutrition training. In addition to preparing recipes and discussing the health benefits, cost, etc. of the recipes, students will also complete modules, readings and discussions about a variety of nutrition topics and nutrition-related diseases. Department consent required.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

DISP 8410 -  Refugee and Immigrant Health  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course addresses the very timely issue of refugees and immigrants. Students will learn the integration and screening process of refugees, the common physical (including oral) and mental health issues that are prevalent in the refugee community, the role of various playes as well as opportunities to get involved.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

DISP 8411 -  Introduction to Global Health Elective  (0.1-5 Credits)  

This course consists of 6 seminars covering various global health topics including: global oral health, building a sustainable global oral health program, safe drinking water and GI illnesses, child nutrition, global health policy making and system challenges, and cultural awareness.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

DISP 8412 -  Community Based Clinical Dentistry ISP Elective  (0.1-10 Credits)  

Elective for advanced standing international students to participate in the ACTS Program in a non-metropolitan community-based educational site. Objectives of clinical experiences vary according to site assignment and include rural community health centers, psychiatric hospitals, migrant health care or private practice locations.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.