GRDN 514 Introduction to Biomedical Research 4 units
This introductory course provides residents with basic information necessary to develop a research proposal. It will culminate in the delivery of an approved Research Proposal, suitable for submission to the resident’s departmental Research Guidance Committee (RGC). The course has two major components: 1) Applied Biostatistics and 2) Proposal Writing. Within the Proposal Writing segment, the course will focus on a) critical evaluation of the literature, b) proposal design and methodology, and c) proposal writing. Lectures, seminars.
GRDN 535 Clinical Oral Pathology 2 units
Emphasis on oral manifestations of disease. Diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of various oral neoplasms.
GRDN 601 Practice Management 2 units
Designed to prepare the student for specialty practice, concepts of employment, records, incorporating, insurance, and practice planning.
GRDN 609 Professional Ethics 2 units
Designed to provide 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 622 Biomedical Science I 4 units
This two-quarter course is offered every other year (alternating with Biomedical Science II) during fall and winter quarters. The course content is applied oral bacteriology, immunology, topics in oral medicine, applied pharmacology and orofacial pain. Course participants are expected to have basic knowledge in the various topic areas since this course is constructed on an advanced level of understanding.
GRDN 623 Biomedical Science II 4-5 units
This two-quarter course is offered every other year (alternating with Biomedical Science I) during fall and winter quarters. The course content is cell biology, applied oral pathology, biology of hard tissues, physiology, and biochemistry. Course participants are expected to have basic knowledge in the various topic areas since this course is constructed on an advanced level of understanding.
PROS 500 Prosthodontic Literature Review 2 units
Discussion of assigned topics from classic and current prosthodontic and related literature, led by students and moderated by faculty member in charge. Repeated registrations are required to fulfill the total units.
PROS 501 Removable Partial Prosthodontic Literature Review 2 units
Discussion of assigned topics from classic removable partial denture literature, led by students and moderated by faculty member in charge.
PROS 505 Patient Presentation Seminar (Prosthodontic, 2 units Implant, and Periodontic)
Patient treatment presentations, discussion of alternate methods of rehabilitation, and related literature. Repeated registrations are required to fulfill the total units.
PROS 525 Dental Materials Science 2 units
The elements of materials science will be presented. The properties of structural solids, metals, ceramics and polymers will be related to their structure using basic laws and principles from physics, chemistry and engineering science.
PROS 527 Clinical Application of Dental Materials 2 units
Clinical application and manipulation of dental materials will be discussed. Specific clinical problems will be identified and their behavior will be explained or solved through the acquired knowledge of basic properties.
PROS 546 Occlusion and Morphology 2 units
Lecture, seminar and laboratory course which will include waxing techniques and axial and occlusal morphology of natural teeth. Concepts of occlusal function and dysfunction will be related to prosthodontic therapy.
PROS 556 TMJ Function and Dysfunction 1 unit
Designed to provide residents with information about the function and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint and associated structures. Will prepare residents to obtain history, perform clinical examination, recognize disorders, and prescribe treatment.
PROS 557 Advanced Removable Partial Prosthodontics 2 units
Advanced clinical and laboratory procedures with emphasis on intracoronal attachments, rotational path and alternate removable partial denture design.
PROS 566 Advanced Complete Denture Prosthodontics 2 units
Lecture and clinical course with seminar covering the treatment of immediate denture and overdentures, and treatment of difficult and unusual complete denture situations.
PROS 575 Fixed Partial Prosthodontics 2 units
Tooth preparation for and fabrication of extracoronal restorations and fixed prostheses, including partial coverage gold crowns, complete coverage gold crowns, pinledge retainers, metal-ceramic crowns, metal-ceramic pontics and sanitary pontics.
PROS 595 Maxillofacial Prosthetics 2 units
Design and fabrication of obturators for partial maxillectomey patients, both edentulous and dentulous. Introduction to the fabrication of extraoral prostheses.
PROS 604 Literature Review in Implant Dentistry for Prosthodontists 16 units
Designed to give the postdoctoral student a deeper understanding of the research
and literature currently available on the restoration of implants. Emphasis is on biomechanics of implant restorations. Repeated registrations are required to fulfill the total units.
PROS 634 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 20 units
Didactic and clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex dental problems. Repeated registrations are required to fulfill the total units.
PROS 637 Geriatric Dentistry 1 unit
Lectures selected to enhance the knowledge base in the expanding area of elder care. Problems of chronic diseases combined with multiple drug regimes complicate care for this population.
PROS 696 Scholarly Activity in Prosthodontics 1 unit
Selected didactic, clinical, and/or laboratory activity developed by the program director or a designated program faculty member. Primarily designed for students to fulfill the certificate requirements for scholarly activity/research in prosthodontics. Multiple registrations may be needed to complete these activities.
PROS 710 Clinical Practice in Prosthodontics 6 units
Advanced clinical practice in the treatment of individuals with fixed, removable, maxillofacial and implant prostheses. Repeated registrations are required to fulfill the total clock hours. A minimum of 1980 clock hours per quarter (11 qtrs) are required to fulfill the total units of 66.
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.