College of Dental Medicine 507 surgical patient. The content in this preclinic/didactic course is applicable to direct patient care and patient evaluation and appropriate referrals. CDM 3507—Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery I Rotation This course introduces the student to clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery, which includes patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and routine oral surgery procedures commonly employed in general dental practice. Didactic content learned in CDM 2040, 2150, 2170, and 3040 related to patient assessment, need for anesthesia, pain control, minor oral surgery, and other topics are applied in the provision of direct patient care. Students are assigned to clinical rotation to assist residents and classmates, to observe, and to provide surgical treatment for patients requiring dentoalveolar surgery and management of odontogenic infections. Proficiency in patient evaluation and surgical techniques is stressed. CDM 4505—Clinical Dental Urgent Care Rotation The third- and fourth-year student will develop a systematic approach for evaluating a patient who presents with urgent dental or oral health concerns, acute pain, trauma, bleeding, infection, or swelling of the orofacial region. The student will complete a work-up of the patient’s chief complaint; establish a diagnosis; present an emergency treatment plan and options; and, with patient-informed-consent, provide the treatment or an appropriate referral. Students on rotation will participate in a grand-rounds summary at the close of each session to review specific patients and techniques. CDM 4507—Clinical Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Rotation Fourth-year students are assigned to clinical rotations to observe and to provide surgical treatment for patients requiring dentoalveolar surgery and the management of odontogenic infections. Proficiency in patient evaluation and surgical techniques is stressed. The student will be required to demonstrate competency in routine tooth extraction, flap elevation for more difficult extractions, and other minor oral surgical procedures. CDM 4999—Advanced Techniques in Pain and Anxiety Control This didactic, lecture-oriented course, introduces and familiarizes students with alternative methods of pain and anxiety control, particularly as they relate to clinical dentistry. The objective is to discuss the different concepts of anxiolysis and analgesia. The goals of this course are to provide current pharmacologic management in anxiety and pain control for dentistry. The focus of material is directed to what the general practice dentist should provide in the office setting. The methods of anxiety reduction and sedation that are selected are done so on the basis of efficacy and safety. Orally administered agents (benzodiazepines) and inhalation sedation (nitrous oxide) techniques are covered in depth. Other advanced techniques, such as intravenous conscious sedation and general anesthesia, are introduced and demonstrated to acquaint students with and stimulate interest in these techniques. This course will provide students with the requisite didactic and clinical hours (hands-on) and experience to qualify for a nitrous oxide permit in their respective states of practice upon graduation. It will include a required clinical seminar affording students the opportunity to administer nitrous oxide to fellow students and demonstrate clinical competency. CDM 408H—Honors Program in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery This honors course will expand the clinical knowledge and experience of the D4 predoctoral student in oral and maxillofacial surgery, including providing the opportunity to participate in and be exposed to patients that require more difficult surgical extractions or implants and bone-grafting surgery, as well as those with impacted teeth, odontogenic infections, or oral pathologic lesions. Students will also learn how to manage medically compromised patients. The student will be able to participate in didactic conferences and rounds at the hospital and observation and assisting in the operating room. He or she will also be involved in emergency department patient management. Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics—Chair and Professor: S. Premaraj | Postgraduate Program Director and Associate Professor: T. Premaraj | Director of Predoctoral Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Assistant Professor: C. Lin | Assistant Professor: G. Contasti | Adjunct Faculty Members: J. Coro, A. Kapit, M. Meister, P. Palacios CDM 2005—Craniofacial Growth and Development This course is intended to be an introductory course in craniofacial growth and development. Introductory and general concepts of somatic and craniofacial growth will be presented. Theories of craniofacial growth and development, the method of directional descent of themaxillary andmandibular complex, and correlation with the development of the occlusion will be included. CDM 2200—Orthodontic Lecture/Laboratory The orthodontics lecture course is designed to teach students to assess normal and abnormal growth and development, diagnosis and classification of malocclusion, and differentiation between limited and comprehensive orthodontic treatment. The orthodontics laboratory course is designed to teach principles and treatment concepts used in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Laboratory skills are taught in orthodontic mechanotherapy, enabling students to participate in the clinical experience.