498 College of Dental Medicine CDM 2121—Radiology II The course presents the basic concepts of radiographic diagnosis, including the clinical, etiological, histological, and radiographic aspects of common abnormalities of the dentomaxillofacial complex as detected on intraoral and panoramic radiographs. Emphasis is on the thorough understanding of normal clinical and radiographic appearances. CDM 2141—Oral Medicine I This didactic course introduces basic concepts of oral medicine. Students learn to apply knowledge of history-taking and interpretation of clinical data identifying risk in the dental management of medically complex patients. Throughout the course, students will learn and demonstrate a comprehensive clinical examination (extra- and intraoral exams) describing normal anatomy and perform an oral cancer screening and risk assessment. This course will enhance student understanding of the diagnostic process, the interpretation of laboratory tests, the ability to recognize and prevent problems associated with dental management, and the appropriate use of consultations and referrals. CDM 2280—Internal Medicine for Dentists This didactic course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of internal medicine and pharmacology as they relate to dental practice, giving the student a deeper understanding of the medical considerations and drug interactions that may impact dental treatment. Lectures are organized by systems. Definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology and complications, clinical presentation, medical management, pharmacology, and dental management will be discussed. Students will gain an understanding of the pharmacology of the most commonly prescribed medications, pharmacotherapeutic concepts in relationship to disease pathophysiology, rational drug therapy in the treatment of disease, drug-drug interactions and drug-disease interactions, and adverse drug events. Students will be expected to apply information on disease pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy to clinical cases. Treating the medically compromised patient is a complex part of dentistry, requiring competent practitioners with many attributes, including sound technical skills, insight into medicine, familiarity with pharmacotherapeutics, and the capability of analyzing findings from patient’s histories and signs and symptoms. Therefore, the materials presented facilitate the provider’s ability to appropriately modify treatment when providing comprehensive dental care for medically compromised patients. CDM 2505—Radiology Preclinical Laboratory Rotation A preclinical laboratory model serves to present the fundamentals of intraoral radiographic techniques in a clinical setting. CDM 3010—Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology I This didactic lecture course focuses on specific head and neck, soft-tissue conditions. The etiology, clinical and radiographic findings, histologic appearance, prognosis, and treatment are emphasized. The course is organized by clinical presentation, to help students optimize their ability to form a differential diagnosis and to give them a tool to formulate a clinical impression, a plan for treatment, and an understanding of the prognosis. Delivery of this course during a clinical semester allows the students to apply the information to their patients. CDM 3011—Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology II This didactic lecture course focuses on specific hard-tissue conditions involving the head and neck. The etiology, clinical and radiographic findings, histologic appearance, prognosis, and treatment are emphasized. The course is organized by clinical presentation, to help students optimize their ability to form a differential diagnosis and to give them a tool to formulate a clinical impression, a plan for treatment, and an understanding of the prognosis. Delivery of this course during a clinical semester allows the students to apply the information to their patients. CDM 3020—Oral Medicine II This didactic and clinical course provides students with a solid foundation in the principles, techniques, and practices of oral medicine, which are essential for providing high-quality patient care, as well as how to provide safe and effective oral health care for patients with severe and life-threatening medical disorders. Throughout the course, students will learn about etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, and management of common oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions. They will learn the latest diagnostic techniques and treatment modalities used in oral medicine, including pharmacological interventions. Furthermore, students will develop the necessary skills to work collaboratively with other health care professionals—such as primary care physicians, otolaryngologists, and oncologists—to provide comprehensive patient care. CDM 3112—Radiology III The use of cone beam CT (CBCT) has become the standard of care for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning. This didactic course will review the basic concepts of CBCT, including review of 3D radiographic anatomy, radiation safety, basic understanding of interpretation of pathology, how to report findings, and when to refer. The course will employ a case-based approach to systematically review and interpret radiographic findings, then select appropriate radiographic protocols. CDM 3650 and CDM 4650—Clinical Radiology I and II Students perform radiographic techniques and interpretations in a clinical setting.