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116  Oral Structure and Development  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): M. Ryder, A. Kahn       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Offered only to D1 and DH1 students       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

This course presents a comprehensive introduction to the development and structure of the major components of the oral cavity. Basic concepts of the gross structure, histology, ultrastructure and physiology of teeth, periodontium, and soft and hard tissue structures will be presented from a descriptive developmental perspective and from the underlying cell and molecular biological perspective.

117  Etiologies and Risk Factors in Dental Diseases  (2.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): M. Ryder, G. Armitage, P. Rechmann, M. Sabeti

Restrictions: D1 and DH1 students.       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

This course presents a comprehensive introduction to risk assessment and diagnosis of dental diseases. The biological and clinical basis of bacterial plaque formation, microbial invasion, mineralization and demineralization of hard tissues, and pathways of inflammation will be presented, in addition to local and systemic modifiers of these processes. Finally the biological basis of diagnostic tests for oral diseases will be introduced.

126A  Fundamentals of Risk Assessment, Therapy, and Prevention  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Ryder, P. Rechmann, G. Armitage, H. Pollick

Restrictions: D2, ID3, and DH2 students.       Activities: Lecture

This course presents a comprehensive introduction to the risk assessment, therapy, and prevention of dental diseases. The basis of risk assessment will be presented. Students will learn about the biological and pharmacological basis of antimicrobials, hard tissue remodeling and repair, and fluoride treatment, and the fundamentals of prevention of dental diseases.

126B  Fundamentals of Risk Assessment, Therapy, and Prevention  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): M. Ryder, J. Featherstone

Restrictions: D2 and DH2 students       Activities: Lecture

This course presents a comprehensive introduction to the risk assessment, therapy, and prevention of dental diseases. The basis of risk assessment will be presented. Students will learn about the biological and pharmacological basis of antimicrobials, hard tissue remodeling and repair, and fluoride treatment, and the fundamentals of prevention of dental diseases.

127  Oro-Facial Pain: Foundations for Diagnosis and Treatment  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): J. Perkins, R. Smith

Restrictions: D2 and DH2 students       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

This course presents a comprehensive introduction to the major categories of orofacial pain and to the anatomical, physiological, pathological and pharmacological basis for pain perception and pain control.

128  Oral Physiology, Orofacial Pain and TMD  (4 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): C. McNeill, A. Miller       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrolled as D2 students       Activities: Lecture

This course presents a comprehensive introduction to the function of the craniomandibular region as defined in feeding, mastication, and swallowing. Temporomandibular disorders are presented based on physiological, radiographic, mechanical engineering, and computer model analyses.

190  DDS Related Studies  (0 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Hughes       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None      

Utility course; for departmental use only.