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ADRS 326 DENTAL MATERIALS 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge in basic and applied dental materials science. The didactic component introduces the student to the basic composition of dental materials, their mechanical and physical properties, and the manner in which material properties are affected by variations in manipulation. The laboratory component is designed to reinforce didactic concepts through the conducting of mechanical and physical property tests, and hands-on manipulation of selected dental materials.

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 335 ORAL HEALTH AND DENTISTRY FOR OLDER ADULTS 1 Credit Hour

The course is a comprehensive review of topics related to dentistry and older adults. Namely: sociodemographics; defining the elderly; physiologic aging; aging theories; oral changes with age; interaction between systemic disease common to elderly and oral health; depression, cognitive impairment and other psychological problems related to aging; rational drug use; assessment and treatment planning for older patients; ethics in geriatric dentistry and dentistry in long-term care (LTC) facilities.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

ADRS 529 DENTAL ANATOMY 2 Credit Hours

A lecture-laboratory course studying the development, form, function and static relationships of teeth in the human dentition and the proper terminology needed to identify structures of the human dentition. Students also develop skill at working with spatial relationships by developing models of teeth to proper contours using hand-formed plastic materials.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hour- Synchronous Classroom; 1 Credit Hour-Lab

Typically Offered: FALL

ADRS 530 OCCLUSION 2 Credit Hours

The primary goal is to relate the anatomical elements of the masticatory system in such a way as to adequately prepare students for dental procedures requiring the alteration or modification of this system. A more all-encompassing objective will be to incorporate anatomical elements into the essentials of how the maxillary and mandibular teeth articulate in function and parafunction. The clinical significance of occlusal variation and the clinical implications of occlusal alteration will be related to restorative dentistry treatments.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hour- Synchronous Classroom; 1 Credit Hour-Lab

Prerequisite:  ADRS 529.

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 531 DENTAL MATERIALS 4 Credit Hours

An introduction to the science and practical usage of dental biomaterials. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of materials science principles and how they relate to the clinical handling of dental biomaterials. Laboratory sessions are included to introduce techniques in manipulation.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours- Synchronous Classroom; 2 Credit Hours-Lab

Typically Offered: FALL

ADRS 532 OPERATIVE DENTISTRY I 4 Credit Hours

A lecture-laboratory course covering the principles of conservative cavity preparations and restoration of the adult dentition using dental amalgam, composite resin, and glass ionomer cement.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours- Synchronous Classroom; 2 Credit Hours-Lab

Prerequisite:  ADRS 529, 531.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

ADRS 555 OPERATIVE DENTISTRY II 4 Credit Hours

A lecture-laboratory course concerning advanced applications of direct restorations and the principles of tooth preparation for and fabrication of intracoronal and partial veneer indirect restorations.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours- Synchronous Classroom; 2 Credit Hours-Lab

Prerequisite:  529, 530, 531, 532.

Typically Offered: FALL

ADRS 556 CARIOLOGY 1 Credit Hour

This course combines lecture/seminar online and laboratory aspects that present dental caries as an infectious and controllable disease. The relationship between basic science and clinical application will be a central focus in preparing the student to be able to develop patient-specific strategies for the management of dental caries.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hour- Synchronous Classroom

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 559 PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT 2 Credit Hours

Lectures and laboratory exercises will cover the following information: interviewing techniques and diagnostic processes; medical consultation techniques, evaluation of vital signs, ASA classifications, physical findings suggestive of systemic disease, and laboratory test results (blood, urine, etc.); cranial nerve, head/neck, and oral hard and soft tissue examinations; use of references; the description and identification of common oral mucosal lesions, and TMJ evaluations.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hour- Synchronous Classroom; 1 Credit Hour-Lab

Typically Offered: FALL

ADRS 563 REMOVABLE PROSTHODONTICS I 4 Credit Hours

This complete denture course is designed to prepare the dental student to successfully provide dental therapy for the completely edentulous patient. At the completion of the course the student will be thoroughly familiar with the techniques, materials, equipment, supplies, and biological considerations necessary to fabricate prosthesis for the completely dentulous patient.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours- Synchronous Classroom; 2 Credit Hours-Lab

Prerequisite:  ADRS 529, 530, 531, 532.

Typically Offered: FALL

ADRS 570 REMOVABLE PROSTHODONTICS II 2 Credit Hours

The study of the design, theory, and basic procedures in partial and complete denture construction. Diagnosis and treatment planning will be stressed through lectures, laboratory, and clinical demonstrations.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hour- Synchronous Classroom; 1 Credit Hour-Lab

Prerequisite:  ADRS 563.

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 572 DIAGNOSIS & TREATMNT PLANNING 2 Credit Hours

The course provides students with the foundational knowledge to perform a dental clinical examination and oral diagnosis of a patient starting with the initial contact. It introduces students to basic treatment planning concepts including treatment options, treatment sequencing and case presentations.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours- Synchronous Classroom

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 574 FIXED PROSTHODONTICS I 4 Credit Hours

A lecture-laboratory course involving the diagnosis, treatment planning, basic principles of tooth preparation and procedures for the complete restoration of single teeth with extracoronal restorations and the replacement of one or more teeth using fixed partial dentures. This includes the indications and methods for restoration of endodontically treated teeth. Single crowns, fixed partial dentures, provisional restorations, prefabricated and cast post and cores will be fabricated in the laboratory portion of the course.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours- Synchronous Classroom; 2 Credit Hours-Lab

Prerequisite:  ADRS 555, 563.

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 580 FIXED PROSTHODONTICS II 1 Credit Hour

A lecture-laboratory course designed to present additional restorative techniques including nightguard vital bleaching techniques, soft tissue management, core materials, and esthetic contouring of the natural dentition. The student will be present evidence based literature to support contemporary restorative concepts. A review of conventional fixed partial dentures, provisional and other esthetic restorative techniques.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hour- Synchronous Classroom; 1 Credit Hour-Lab

Prerequisite:  ADRS 574.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

ADRS 589 BASICS OF DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed that students will understand the role of implant dentistry in all aspects of diagnosis and treatment planning, surgical and prosthodontic procedures and be able to evaluate and maintain the implants and prostheses with follow-up care and education.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hour- Synchronous Classroom; 1 Credit Hour-Lab

Prerequisite:  ADRS 563, 570, 574, 580.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

ADRS 593 TM DISORDERS AND SLEEP DISORDERS 1 Credit Hour

Lectures, clinics and on-line references focus on the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and sleep related breathing disorders.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hour- Synchronous Classroom; 1 Credit Hour-Lab

Typically Offered: SUMMER

ADRS 616 ADVANCED TOPICS IN OPERATIVE DENTISTRY 1 Credit Hour

This is a lecture course consisting, in part, of a review, reinforcement and update of clinical concepts, materials and techniques. Factors in treatment planning, the relationship of operative treatment to various dental specialties, and the interactions, impact with various conditions/situations of patient care are presented and discussed.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hour- Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  ADRS 555 and DENT 550.

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 633 ADV TOPICS IN PROSTHODONTICS 1 Credit Hour

Lectures, pper assessment, and clinical exercises will be used to emphasize adjunctive clinical procedures available in current clinical prosthodontic treatment. Further exposure to the principles and theory of more advanced treatment procedures in Fixed, Removable and Implant Prosthodontics will be given to supplement the basic concepts from ADRS 563, 570, 574, and 580.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hour- Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  ADRS 563, 570, 574, 580 (including the use of digital restorative technology).

Typically Offered: SUMMER

ADRS 644 ORAL HEALTH & DENTISTRY FOR THE OLDER ADULT 1 Credit Hour

The course is a comprehensive review of topics related to dentistry and older adults. Namely: sociodemographics; defining the elderly; physiologic aging; aging theories; oral changes with age; interaction between systemic disease common to elderly and oral health; depression, cognitive impairment and other psychological problems related to aging; rational drug use; assessment and treatment planning for older patients; ethics in geriatric dentistry and dentistry in long-term care (LTC) facilities.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hour- Synchronous Classroom

Typically Offered: SUMMER