NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

504 College of Dental Medicine Behavioral Science—Adjunct Faculty Member: C. Wilcocks CDM 3080—Behavioral Science This course provides dental students with interviewing strategies, communication skills and an introduction to the theories and research pertaining to anxiety with specific interventions geared to reduce tension and fear. Students will be exposed to various interviewing and communication techniques as well as theories regarding the etiology of anxiety. Students will gain familiarity with psychological and physiological indices of arousal. It is the goal of this course to acquaint dental students with well established interventions including progressive muscle relaxation, systematic desensitization, biofeedback, hypnosis, and the relationship of anxiety/stress to pain syndromes. Department of Diagnostic Sciences—Chair and Professor: M. A. Siegel | Vice Chair and Professor: M. Hogge | Professor: L. Solomon | Associate Professor: L. Mejia | Assistant Professors: E. Choi, J. Ison, S. Kuriakose | Adjunct Faculty Members: J. Arenas, V. De Weijer, M. Ferreira, H. Gonzalez, L. Haller, S. Mescher, M. Romer, D. Stern CDM 1160—Oral Histology This course is designed to provide broad exposure to the basic embryologic development and histology of anatomic structures that form the maxillofacial complex. Lecture and electronic images of the soft and calcified tissues that comprise the oral cavity will be used to illustrate these principles. Clinical procedures that depend on the understanding of these structures will be introduced. CDM 2110—Radiology I Lecture course with a preclinical laboratory exercise, in order to prepare the student for the performance of clinical oral and maxillofacial radiology technique. Infection control and safety for operator and patient is stressed. CDM 2120—Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnosis I Lecture and demonstration course covers extraoral techniques with special emphasis on digital imaging. Lectures cover radiographic interpretation of developmental anomalies, caries, periodontal disease, periapical disturbances, and other anomalies. CDM 2140—Introduction to Oral Medicine This course is the start of the didactic series of courses dealing with the topic of oral medicine. It presents lectures to develop the skills of interpreting a medical history, assessing risk in the dental management of the medically complex patient, conducting a thorough head and neck exam, performing a head and neck cancer-screening exam, and risk assessment. The course will discuss the relevant basic medical sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology), apply them to clinically relevant medical and dental conditions, and demonstrate how to provide safe and effective oral health care for patients with severe and life-threateningmedical disorders. CDM 2280—Internal Medicine for Dentists This lecture course will expose D2 students to the applied principles of diagnosis of the medically complex patient and the translation of these principles into clinical practice. Students will be exposed to lectures given in a review of systems format. All lectures will present a specific system/disorder with emphasis on definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology and complications, clinical presentation, medical management, applied pharmacology, and dental management. Concepts of antibiotic premedication and medical consultation will be introduced. Each lecture will reinforce previously encountered concepts of pathology and physiology, translate these concepts into a clinical venue, and then apply dental management techniques that are necessary to safely manage patients in a clinical practice. 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 course consists of 16 one-hour lectures and two examinations (midterm and final). It is taught after the course prerequisites of general and oral histology, physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, microbiology, radiology I, pharmacology, and general and systems pathology. It focuses on the etiology, clinical, radiographic, and histologic manifestations, as well as prognosis and treatment, of specific soft-tissue conditions involving the head and neck. The textbook appendix is used to organize the course by clinical presentation (i.e., color changes, surface alterations and soft tissue masses), which helps students to optimize their ability to form a differential diagnosis. This also gives students a tool to use in their future dental practices to help them formulate a clinical impression, a plan for treatment, and an understanding of the prognosis. The course synthesizes the knowledge acquired in oral medicine, radiology, general pathology, pharmacology, oral surgery, and oral pathology and is delivered during a clinical semester, allowing students to apply recently received information to their patients. CDM 3011—Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology II This didactic course consists of 12 one-hour lectures and two examinations (midterm and final). It is taught after the course prerequisites of general and oral histology, physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, microbiology, radiology I, pharmacology, and general and systems pathology. It focuses on the etiology, clinical, radiographic, and histologic manifestations, as well as prognosis and treatment, of specific hard-tissue conditions involving the head and neck.

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