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ADRS 304 ORAL RADIOLOGY FOR DENTAL HYGIENE 2 Credit Hours

This course consists of a study of intraoral radiographic techniques and radiation safety practices. It will also provide the students the information in radiation physics and biology necessary for safe, effective exposure and processing of radiographic/digital images in dental practice.

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 314 CLINICAL DENTAL RADIOLOGY FOR DENTAL HYGIENE 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to assess the student's competency in dental radiographic technique, quality evaluation and recognition of normal and abnormal anatomy. The course also serves to provide feedback and/or remedial instruction to help the student master and improve their skills.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

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 conduct of mechanical and physical property tests, and hands-on manipulation of selected dental materials.

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 408 SPECIAL PATIENT CARE 1 Credit Hour

This course will provide a broad overview of topics concerning the dental management of patients with special needs. It will provide students with knowledge about causes, classifications and oral manifestations of the more common disabling conditions.

Typically Offered: FALL

ADRS 415 CLINICAL DENTAL RADIOLOGY FOR DENTAL HYGIENE 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to assess the student's competency in dental radiographic technique, quality evaluation and recognition of normal and abnormal anatomy. The course also serves to provide feedback and/or remedial instruction to help senior dental hygiene students master and improve their skills. Pre-requisites: ADRS 304 ADRS 314

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

ADRS 529 DENTAL ANATOMY 3 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. Evidence Based Decision Making will be introduced. Students also develop skill at working with spatial relationships by developing models of teeth to proper contours using hand-formed plastic materials.

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.

Prerequisite:  ADRS 529.

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 531 INTEGRATED BIOMATERIALS, CARIOLOGY, AND OPERATIVE SCIENCES I 4 Credit Hours

An integrated lecture-laboratory course covering the principles of Cariology, conservative cavity preparations and restoration of the adult dentition using dental amalgam, composite resin, and glass ionomer cement with emphasis on the understanding of materials science principles and how they relate to the clinical handling of dental biomaterials.

Typically Offered: FALL

ADRS 532 INTEGRATED BIOMATERIALS, CARIOLOGY, AND OPERATIVE SCIENCES II 4 Credit Hours

A lecture-laboratory course concerning advanced applications of direct restorations and the principles of tooth preparation and fabrication of indirect restorations. Principles of esthetic dentistry will be introduced.

Prerequisite:  ADRS 531.

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 540 ADULT RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY EVIDENCE-BASED DENTISTRY PRINCIPLES 1 Credit Hour

A lecture/small group course designed to introduce Evidence-Based Dental Practices, providing an overview of the basic concepts needed to assist in making use of evidence to inform clinical decisions. The student will learn how to formulate questions that are easy to answer using scientific literature, effectively search for relevant evidence, identify the strengths and limitations of different study designs and interpret the findings and apply the findings to clinical decisions.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

ADRS 556 CARIOLOGY 1 Credit Hour

This is a lecture course that presents 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.

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, patient drug use, and laboratory test results (blood, urine, etc.); cranial nerve, head/neck, and oral hard and soft tissue examinations; use of Drug References; the description and identification of common oral mucosal lesions.

Prerequisite:  ORBI 505, 506, 518, 539, 545

Typically Offered: FALL

ADRS 561 INTRODUCTION TO ORAL RADIOLOGY 1 Credit Hour

This course consists of a study of intraoral radiographic techniques and radiation safety practices. It will also provide the dental student the information in radiation physics and biology necessary for safe, effective exposure and processing of radiographic/digital images in dental practice. Other topics include advanced imaging modalities and anatomy on intraoral radiographs.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

ADRS 562 RADIOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION 1 Credit Hour

This course introduces the students with the systematic method of interpreting the normal and abnormal findings on radiographs. Topics covered include caries, periapical inflammatory lesion, periodontal bone loss, anomalies, fibro-osseous lesions, radiographic description, odontogenic cysts and tumors, and malignant neoplasms.

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 treatment 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 complete dentures.

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.

Prerequisite:  ADRS 563.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

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, phasing and sequencing of planned options, and case presentations.

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. The indication and methods for restoration of endodontically treated teeth are also included. Single crowns, fixed partial dentures, provisional restorations, prefabricated and cast post and cores will be fabricated in the laboratory portion of the course. Single crown and fixed partial denture preparations, provisional restorations, prefabricated and cast post and cores will be fabricated in the laboratory portion of the course, including analog and digital impression making.

Prerequisite:  ADRS 555, 563; Advanced Standing Dental Program Status.

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 580 ADVANCED TREATMENT PLANNING 1 Credit Hour

A lecture-small group course designed to introduce the principles and guidelines for comprehensive dental treatment planning for "in-classroom" patients' case-based presentations and group discussions. Students are expected to identify multidisciplinary cases on the clinic floor, for a diagnostic work up including photographic documentation, mounted casts, diagnostic wax-ups for the elaboration of treatment plans which will be submitted in Powerpoint format. Students will also be expected to actively participate in class discussions during patient case presentations.

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.

Prerequisite:  ADRS 563, 570, 574

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 590 DIGITAL DENTISTRY I 2 Credit Hours

The integrated lecture-laboratory course is devoted to the fundamentals of digital dentistry. Students will experience a complete workflow including scanning, designing, fabricating, post-processing and delivering fixed and removable prostheses as well as designing diagnostic and esthetic "waxups". Pre-reqs: ADRS 529, 531, 532, 561, 563

Typically Offered: SPRING

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.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

ADRS 608 SPECIAL PATIENT CARE 1 Credit Hour

This course will provide a broad overview of topics concerning the dental management of patient with special needs. It will provide students with knowledge about causes, classifications and oral manifestations of the more common disabling conditions.

Typically Offered: FALL

ADRS 616 ADVANCED TOPICS IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY I 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.

Prerequisite:  ADRS 529, 531, 532, 561, 563, 572, 574, 590

Typically Offered: SPRING

ADRS 633 ADV TOPICS IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY II 1 Credit Hour

Lectures, clinical demonstration/participation exercises, and class handouts will be given with a focus on clinical procedures in Restorative Dentistry and to discuss contemporary treatment options with an emphasis on digital dentistry. Further exposure to the principles and theory of more advanced treatment procedures in Restorative Dentistry will be presented to supplement the basic concepts from ARD 563,570,574, and 580.

Prerequisite:  ADRS 563, 570, 574, 580, 590, 616

Typically Offered: SUMMER