College of Dental Medicine 505 The textbook appendix is used to organize the course by radiographic presentation, (i.e., radiolucencies, radiopacities, mixed radiolucent/ radiopaque lesions, unique radiographic appearances, and soft tissue radiopacities), 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 3020—Oral Medicine II Oral Medicine lectures are presented to develop the skills of interpreting a medical history, thorough head and neck exam, dental management of medically complex patients, and the early detection of oral head and neck cancer. The course will discuss the diagnosis and management of common orofacial conditions, as well as how to provide safe and effective oral health care for patients with severe and life-threatening medical illnesses. The student will present a patient with a complex medical history that has resulted in the modification of dental treatment because of this medical situation. Thirdyear students will also be evaluated on their understanding and performance of clinical and diagnostic procedures for the screening and risk assessment for head and neck cancer. An independent clinical performance assessment requires that the student perform a proper extra- and intra-oral examination. In addition, the students’ knowledge of the etiology, epidemiology, staging, and prognosis of head and neck cancer will be assessed. CDM 3021—Common Oral Conditions A continuation of Introduction to Oral Medicine and Oral Medicine. The lectures are presented to develop the skills of interpreting a medical history through head and neck examinations and the dental management of the medically complex patient. The course will discuss the diagnosis and management of common oral and orofacial conditions as well as how to provide safe and effective oral health care for patients with life threatening medical disorders. CDM 3650 and CDM 4650—Clinical Radiology I and II Students perform radiographic techniques and interpretations in a clinical setting. CDM 4020—Clinical Oral Medicine Case Presentations Clinical manifestations of common systemic disorders are discussed to help students in making a tentative presumption diagnosis and developing a differential diagnosis. Each student will prepare a PowerPoint presentation on a patient with an oral soft tissue lesion for presentation to his or her class. Self assessment will be done at that time. CDM 4170—Oral Manifestations of Disease A case-based presentation of common conditions and diseases that patients will bring to the general practitioner. The goal is to review the physiology, clinical signs and symptoms, and the modifications to dental treatment that may be necessary. Also to be included are pharmacotherapeutics of common oral conditions, tobacco cessation, and recommendation for referrals to dental specialists. CDM 404H—Honors Program in Oral Medicine This honors course will allow students with a special interest in the discipline of oral medicine to increase their exposure to patient cases involving advanced decision-making and clinical management skills beyond the scope of the predoctoral curriculum. CDM 425E—Forensic Odontology Forensic Odontology is an elective course offered to a limited number of D4 students. The course format is didactic and includes a lab component at the Medical Examiner’s Office. Topics covered may include human identification, bitemarks, mass disasters, and professional training, as well as other subjects. CDM 426E—Cone Beam CT Elective The basic concepts of cone beam CT (CBCT) are presented, including navigation through iCATVision software and clinical applications. Diagnosis of radiological findings is reviewed. Department of Endodontics—Interim Chair: R. Seltzer | Postgraduate Program Director and Associate Professor: Y. Benjamin | Predoctoral Clinical Co-Director and Associate Professor: V. Manjarres | Predoctoral Clinical Co-Director and Assistant Professor: C. Bonilla | Associate Professor: J. Zeim | Assistant Professor: C. Navarrete | Adjunct Faculty Members: R. Al-hashimi, I. Epelman, I. Moldauer, J. Schapiro, J. Silberman CDM 2050—Endodontics—Basic Principles and Formative Concepts This lecture course is an introduction to the theory and practice of concepts within the scope of endodontic practice. Presented are the fundamental principles of diagnosis along with pulpal and periapical disease processes that highlight a supportive rationale for treatment procedures. Coupled with CDM 2060, this formative knowledge prepares the predoctoral student for the provision of basic clinical endodontic procedures. CDM 2060—Endodontic Laboratory This laboratory course provides guidance and experience in the provision of procedures designed to manage pulp and periapical disease. Procedures will be performed on realistic tooth models that reflect the range of anatomy found in the human dentition. Coupled with CDM 2050, the student is prepared to perform appropriate clinical procedures that support tooth retention in symptom-free function for the patient.