NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

522 College of Dental Medicine—Postdoctoral Programs CDM 5695–5698—Teaching Enhancement/Methodology and Quality Assurance These courses educate the graduating endodontist with knowledge and skills to diagnose, understand the basis of, and adequately interpret and treat—alone or in conjunction with other dental andmedical practitioners—endodontic situations and their related diseases and to maintain the health of the attachment apparatus and integrity of the natural dentition. They provide the resident with in-depth knowledge of relevant biomedical sciences as they correlate to the theory and practice of endodontics and introduce in-depth advanced education in teaching methodology for the postgraduate resident. Various teachingmethodology will be presented to predoctoral residents, in forms including lectures and hands-on presentations, allowing them to demonstrate competency. Residents will be asked to evaluate endodontic outcomes (survival, success, failure, no change) through radiographs (CBCT’s, periapicals-FMX’s and panorex’s) on the NSU College of Dental Medicine’s pool of ongoing patients. POSTDOCTORAL OPERATIVE DENTISTRY The Department of Cariology and Restorative Dentistry offers a 24-month postdoctoral training program that is designed to fulfill the certification requirements of the American Board of Operative Dentistry. Residents are simultaneously enrolled in the Operative Dentistry and the Master of Science (M.S.) programs. A Certificate in Operative Dentistry and a Master of Science (M.S.) are awarded upon completion of the required core didactic courses, clinical competency program, and research project (including successful defense of a thesis). The program has been developed to be consistent with the objectives set forth in the ADEA (formerly AADS) “Curriculum Guidelines for Postdoctoral Operative Dentistry” (J Dent Educ 1993; 57: 832–836). The Postdoctoral Operative Dentistry Program provides each graduate student with an opportunity to enhance his or her knowledge in three main areas: research, clinical training, and teaching. Participants pursue highly intensive clinical training while simultaneously following a rigorous academic curriculum that is research oriented. First-Year Courses CDM 7660—Advanced Operative Dentistry Clinic Students will incorporate the knowledge gained from didactic studies as they provide clinical services and dental restorations for patients by using caries risk analysis, diagnosis, prevention, fluoride, sealants, oral hygiene instructions, amalgam, resin composites, ceramic, metals, glass ionomers, tooth-whitening procedures, remineralization techniques, laser diagnosis, and minimally invasive surgical procedures. The philosophy of the course is based on the medical model of caries management that includes caries risk assessment and formulation of the preventive treatment plan. The department stresses the importance of early diagnosis of both primary and secondary caries and those steps necessary to encourage reversal of those lesions before resorting to an irreversible surgical procedure. When surgical procedures are indicated, they will be performed following evidence-based standardized techniques taught in preclinical courses. The overlying goals of this course are restoration to health of the dental patient and the prevention of future dental caries. CDM 7510—Advanced Cariology This course is designed to standardize the first-year, advancedoperative residents in definition, diagnosis, and management of dental caries. The independent roles of all contributing factors and all preventive measurements will be discussed in detail. Assessing patients’ caries risk and the appropriate treatment models will be emphasized. CDM 7700—Advanced Treatment Planning The advanced dental treatment planning course applies the principles and guidelines for comprehensive dental treatment planning for in-classroom patients’ case-based presentations and group discussions. Postgraduate residents are expected to identify multidisciplinary cases on the clinic floor for a diagnostic work up including photographic documentation, mounted casts, and diagnostic wax-ups for the elaboration of treatment plans that will be presented in PowerPoint format and followed by class discussion. CDM 7410—Literature Review Seminar This is a continual weekly seminar devoted to the review of classic operative dentistry and related literature and discussion of research methods. Selected articles in a particular topic are carefully reviewed and analyzed. The residents learn to critically read and evaluate the scientific evidence that supports advanced restorative dentistry principles and practice. CDM 7610—Evidence-Based Dentistry I The Evidence-Based Dentistry I course is designed to present the fundamentals of evidence-based dentistry. The first part of the course includes principles of evidence-based dentistry, PICO exercises, question formulation, practical examples, and online databases and search strategies. Students learn how to use the EBD website, Cochrane Database, and clinical queries searches on PubMed. Additionally, clinical research designs (case-control design, case series, case report studies, cohort design, randomized controlled trial, and split mouth design) are introduced. Concepts of study design, research methods, and literature review are emphasized and critically compared. In the second part of this course, strategies for evaluating web-based health information will be highlighted. A critical study appraisal session of the main study designs is presented. The purpose of these sessions is to allow students to gain confidence in their own ability to assess research articles and overcome the misconception that the conclusions of an article are correct simply because it has been published. 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