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Fidel Torres, DDS, MSD
Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry
School of Dentistry
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
Lecture
 
8/2004 - 9/2006 PERI 605. Implant Literature Review.
Root form implants-abutment design and selection process. Two-hour lecture.
7/2004 - 9/2005 PROS 575. Fixed Partial Prosthodontics.
Resistance and Retention Form. Four-hour lecture.
7/2004 - 9/2005 PROS 575. Fixed Partial Prosthodontics.
Direct Provisional Restorations. Two-hour lecture.
7/2004 - 9/2005 PROS 576. Advanced Fixed Partial Prosthodontics.
Indirect Provisional Restorations. Two-hour lecture.
1/2004 - 12/2005 PROS 527. Clinical Application of Dental Materials.
Constitution of Dental Alloys. Two-hours lecture.
9/2000 - 12/2003 PROS 527. Clinical Applications of Dental Materials.
Dental Casting Alloys: Composition, Properites and Applications. 3-hour lecture.
9/2000 - 12/2005 PROS 527. Clinical Application of Dental Materials.
Dental Amalgam: Structure and Properties. Three-hour lecture.
9/2000 - 12/2005 PROS 527. Clinical Application of Dental Materials.
Gypsum Products and Investments: Chemistry, Properties and Manipulation. Two-hours lecture.
9/2000 - 12/2005 PROS 527. Clinical Applications of Dental Materials.
Dental Amalgam: Manipulation. Three-hour lecture.
Interactive Teaching
 
7/2004 - 6/2005 Patient presentation seminar
Provide academic and clinical guidance in the planning of patients with complex dental treatments. 9 learners. 56hrs.
7/2003 - 7/2007 PROS 697A. Research.
Assisting the postdoctoral student in identifying and developing a research project, revising of the research proposal and approval of research protocols.
7/2003 - 7/2007 PROS 697B. Research.
Assisting the postdoctoral student in conducting and completing their research projects as required for their certificate and or masters degree.
7/2002 - 12/2006 PROS 510 - Clinical Practice in Prosthodontics
Provided practical clinical guidance in fixed, removable, implant supported and maxillofacial prosthetics to graduate residents in prosthodontics. 9 learners. 336 hrs.
7/2001 - 6/2003 Primary Attending Faculty - Clinic Group #4
Supervised and mentor students during patient care. Demonstrate procedures and evaluate student progress. Group meetings with students for discussion and interaction regarding specific clinic challenges. 20 hrs/week
7/1999 - Present SDLC 802 - Clinical Patient Care
Provide practical clinical guidance of predoctoral students by supervising and mentoring during patient screening, treatment planning and dental care in operative dentistry, oral surgery, removable or fixed prosthodontics tooth or implant supported. Demonstrate procedures and evaluate student progress. Meet with students on individual bases or in small groups for discussion and interaction regarding specific clinic issues.
7/1999 - Present SDLC 806 - Clinical Patient Care
Provide practical clinical guidance of predoctoral students by supervising and mentoring during patient screening, treatment planning and dental care in operative dentistry, oral surgery, removable or fixed prosthodontics tooth or implant supported. Demonstrate procedures and evaluate student progress. Meet with students on individual bases or in small groups for discussion and interaction regarding specific clinic issues.
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
7/2004 - 6/2005 Interim Program Director
Advanced Dental Education Program in Prosthodontics. Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, California
9/2003 - 12/2004 Course director
PROS 525. Dental Materials Science. (2). The elements of material science. The properties of structural solids, metals, ceramics, and polymers related to their structure using basic laws and principles from physics, chemistry, and engineering scince.
9/2003 - 12/2005 Course director
PROS 595. Maxillofacial Prosthetics. (2). Design and fabrication of obturators for partial maxillectomy patients, both edentulous and dentulous. Introduction to the fabrication of extraoral prostheses.
9/2003 - 12/2005 Course director
PROS 634. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. (20). Didactic and clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex dental problems.
9/2003 - 12/2005 Course director
PROS 697A. Research. (1). Assisting the postdoctoral student in identifying and developing a research project, revising of the research proposal and approval of research protocols.
9/2003 - 12/2005 Course director
PROS 697B. Research. (1). Assisting the postdoctoral student in conducting, data collection, and completing their research projects as required for their certificate and or masters degree.
9/2003 - 12/2005 Course director.
PROS 575. Fixed Partial Prosthodontics. (12). 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.
9/2003 - 12/2005 Course director.
PROS 576. Advanced Fixed Partial Prosthodontics I (MC Esthetics). (2). Clinical and laboratory procedures, with emphasis on advanced metal-ceramic restorations.
9/2003 - 12/2005 Course director.
PROS 527. Clinical Applications of Dental Materials. (2). Discuss clinical application and manipulation of dental materials. Identifies and explains specific clinical problems and behaivor based on the adcurired knowlegde of basic properties.
9/2003 - 12/2005 Course director.
PROS 604. Literature Review in Implant Dentistry for Prosthodontics. (16). Designed to give the postdoctoral student a deeper understanding of the research and literature currently available on the restoration of implants. Emphasis on biomechanics of implant restorations.
7/2003 - 6/2004 Associate Program Director
Advanced Dental Education Program in Prosthodontics. Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, California.
7/2003 - 12/2005 Course director.
PROS 505. Patient Presentation Seminar. (12). Prosthodontics, Implant Dentistry and Periodontics. Patient treatment presentations, discussion of alternate methods of rehabilitation, and related literature.
7/2003 - 12/2005 Course director.
PROS 510. Clinical Practice in Prosthodontics. (1800 to 2000 clock hours). Advanced clinical practice in the treatment of individuals with fixed, removable, maxillofacial and implant prostheses.
7/2003 - 12/2005 Course director.
PROS 515. Practice Teaching (2 1 u/qtr). Teaching experience in the areas of fixed and removable prosthodontics.
7/2000 - 7/2003 Primary Attending Faculty. Clinic Group #4.
Assisted students in patient management, diagnosis and treatment, imparting new skills and fostering high quality dental care. Help the student to correct performance problems or use existing skills more creatively. Provided guidance with personal problems and inappropriate behavior that could affect their academic or clinical progress.
Instructional Prep of New Material
 
6/2005 - 6/2006 Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery Clinical Track
Developed and implemented the surgical aspect of implant dentistry into the prosthodontics curriculum to provide a new clinical track to those individuals interested in acquiring implant surgical training and related complementing their prosthodontics training. Advanced Dental Education in Prosthodontics Residency Program.
6/2004 - 9/2005 PROS 634. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.
Course revision was implemented by involving participation of residents and faculty from the implant, periodontics, and prosthodontics programs discussing complex dental treatments from a multidisciplinary approach under evidence based philosophy. In addition, this interaction would facilitate a team approach calibration of participants when presented with different dental treatment challenges.