GRDN 514 Introduction to Biomedical Research 4 units
Provides basic information necessary to develop a research proposal. Focuses on applied statistics, as well as proposal writing - which emphasizes critical evaluation of literature, proposal design, and proposal methodology. Culminates in an approved research proposal suitable for submission to the departmental Research Guidance Committee (RGC). Lectures, seminars.
GRDN 609 Professional Ethics 2 units
Provides students with a theological and philosophical framework for professional ethics. Topics include individual rights, autonomy, informed consent, and responsibilities of the professional person in the dental field, as well as in society as a whole.
GRDN 623 Biomedical Science II 4-5 units
Advanced, two-quarter course offered every year during fall and winter quarters. Course content includes cell biology, applied oral pathology, biology of hard tissues, physiology, and biochemistry. Since the course is constructed on an advanced level of understanding, students are expected to have basic knowledge in the various topic areas.
OMFS 608 Surgical Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Conference 2 units
Uses recent pathology cases as the basis for review and discussion of common and ominous lesions encountered. Emphasizes differential diagnosis and patient management. Guest lecturers cover selected topics in oral and maxillofacial pathology. Repeated registrations required to fulfill the total units.
OMFS 616 Application of Surgical Principles to Orthognathic Surgery 1 unit
Introductory multidisciplinary lecture-seminar emphasizing teaching preoperative diagnosis, treatment planning, intraoperative procedures, and postoperative care of orthognathic patients, description of congenital and developmental deformities, emphasizing all aspects of surgical-orthodontic patient management.
ORDN 524 Introduction to Graduate Orthodontics 12 units
Lecture course outlining the principles of applied design, the application of forces to produce tooth movement, and the tissue response to such forces. Overview of orthodontics to prepare the student for clinical practice of orthodontics, diagnosis and treatment planning including cephalometrics, growth forecasting and preparation of visual treatment objectives.
ORDN 525 Materials Science and Mechanics 2 units
Structure and properties of materials used in orthodontics. Analyzes the effects of mechanical and heat treatment. Surveys strength and mechanics in force delivery systems.
ORDN 527 Clinical Photography 1 unit
Clinical proficiency in intraoral and extraoral photography. Discusses and uses photographic equipment and techniques on orthodontics patients. Camera, lens and flash required.
ORDN 545 Growth and Development 3 units
Principles of growth and development from the subcellular to the tissue level. Emphasizes myogenesis and osteogenesis. Prenatal and postnatal development of the face and jaws, including the classic concepts of facial growth. Considers general growth, with the goal of developing ability to recognize abnormal signs, observe variations, diagnose pathological conditions, know the normal, predict height, and use various standards to assess growth and development.
ORDN 597 Orthognathic Surgery Theory and Literature Review 2 units
Presentation of current papers in various disciplines of orthodontics with primary emphasis on surgical orthodontics. Presentation of cases with various problems requiring surgery.
ORDN 604 Seminar in Orthodontics 1 unit
Critically reviews suggested etiological factors of mal-occlusion. Problems of diagnosis and the rationale of various treatment philosophies. Liberally uses current literature. Discussion by guest lecturers with demonstrated competence in the field.
ORDN 636 Finishing Mechanics II 1 unit
Seminar course created for first year graduate orthodontic students, exposing them to alternate treatment philosophies and modalities. Guest orthodontists present the main portion of the course and demonstrate their treatment concepts in finishing orthodontic cases.
ORDN 654 Practice Teaching in Orthodontics 4 units
Students gain experience in teaching clinical orthodontics to predoctoral dental students. Requires repeated registrations to fulfill the total units.
ORDN 655 Temporomandibular Function and Dysfunction 2 units
The temporomandibular joint and dysfunction in health and disease. Diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment of the temporomandibular joint, emphasizing the integration of orthodontics and temporomandibular joint treatment.
ORDN 657 Orthodontic Board Preparation 6 units
Student presents finished orthodontic cases to faculty and residents. Prepares for the American Board of Orthodontics. Requires repeated registrations to fulfill the total units required.
RELE 524 Bioethics and Society 3 units
Explores, from Christian and philosophical perspecives, issues confronting both society and patients. Uses case studies to illustrate such themes as health disparities, AIDS policy, end-of-life care, and organ transplantation.