Loma Linda University

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Joseph Caruso, DDS, MS, MPH
Chair, Orthodontics
School of Dentistry
Professor, Orthodontics
School of Dentistry
Member, Orthdnt&Dentofacial Orthpd, SD, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
Lecture
 
11/2007 - Present PEDN 524 - Introduction to Orthodontics
4/2007 - 4/2010 OPRA 533; CBCT in dental diagnosis. Concepts are discussed and displayed of the benefits of using CBCT imaging for diagnosis and treatment planning. Also discussed are the responsibility of the professional to minimize radiation exposure to the patient and increase the providers awarness of a complete volume evaluation.
11/2006 - 11/2010 ANAT 511 1 lecture
* ORDN 524L - Introduction to Graduate Orthodontics Lab
* ORDN 526 - Applied Anatomy
* ORDN 597 - Orthognathic Surgery Theory and Literature Review
* ORDN 634 - Orthodontic Clinic Conference
* ORDN 636 - Finishing Mechanics II
* ORDN 655 - TMJ Function and Dysfunction
* ORDN 801 - Minor Tooth Movement
Clinical Supervision
 
10/2008 - Present ORDN 725 - Graduate Orthodontic Clinic
Interactive Teaching
 
* ORDN 725 - Graduatae Orthodontic Clinic
Graduate Orthodontic Clinic Supervision
* Undergraduate Clinic Consults
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
6/2005 - 6/2006 ORDN 606 - Craniofacial Genetics
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* GRDN 601 - Practice Management
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* ORDN 524 - Introduction to Graduate Orthodontics
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* ORDN 571 - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning I
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* ORDN 571 Diag and Tx Planning I
Student diagnoses and presents patient proposed for treatment developed with attending. Course includes determining summary description, problem list, diagnosis and then providing proposed solutions supported by VTO/VTP. Student then finalizes treatment plan with attending.
* ORDN 574 - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning II
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* ORDN 604 - Seminar in Orthodontics
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* ORDN 605 - Advanced Seminar in Orthodontics
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* ORDN 655 - TMJ Function and Dysfunction
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* ORDN 697A - Research
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* ORDN 697B - Research
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* ORDN 698 - Thesis
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- not entered - ORDN 725 - Clinical Practice in Orthodontics
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Instructional Prep of New Material
 
6/2006 - Present Preparation for clinical use of Miniscrews
This course was developed to provide understanding in the use of miniscrews for orthodontic anchorage. Models were developed that simulated the patient experience. Students measure from x-rays of the models for placement. Post x-rays are taken by student to evaluate placement accuracy. Course provides pre-clinical understanding and technique improvement for miniscrew placement.
6/2005 - Present Understanding microscrews and placement procedures
Developed specialized models for training of placemet of miniscrews with radiopaque teeth in bone substrate for blind placement. Students were trained to use peri apical films for location. Screws are placed then secondary x-rays are taken to evaluate positioning. This is followed up with a similar exercise in drill positioning prior to screw placement. Course is approximately 6 hours.
6/2005 - Present Understanding microscrews and placement procedures
Developed specialized models for training of placemet of miniscrews with radiopaque teeth in bone substrate for blind placement. Students were trained to use peri apical films for location. Screws are placed then secondary x-rays are taken to evaluate positioning. This is followed up with a similar exercise in drill positioning prior to screw placement. Course is approximately 6 hours.