Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences - OMDS


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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332 Radiographic Interpretation
1 hours. Comprehensive radiographic diagnosis of odontogenic and nonodontogenic cysts and tumors, fibro-osseous lesions, osseous lesions, radiographic manifestations of systemic diseases. Prerequisite(s): OMDS 315.

334 Clinical Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine
1 hours. Reviews pertinent aspects of clinical oral pathology, oral medicine, and related medical topics of special significance to the dental practitioner. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program.

336 Introduction to Geriatric Dentistry
1 hours. A discussion and clinical presentation of geriatric health and dental care and the unique implementation for the geriatric patient. Same as DBSC 336. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program.

337 Radiology Clinic II
1 hours. Production and interpertation of intraoral of radiographs. Prerequisite(s): OMDS 327.

345 TMJ Disorders
1 hours. The anatomical, physiological, and psychological basis for tempormandibular (TM) disorders is presented. Differential diagnosis and treatment of TM disorders is discussed.

347 Radiology Clinic III
1 hours. Production and interpretation of intraoral and extraoral radiographs, stressing panoramic technique. Prerequisite(s): OMDS 327.

424 Oral Pathology
4 hours. Diseases of teeth, periodontium, facial bones, muscles, nerves and mucous membranes of the oral region, and salivary glands. Introduction to clinical differential diagnosis. Prerequisite(s): ANAT 312 and BCHE 411 and HSTL 451 and PHYB 321 and PATH 421.

503 Graduate Oral Pathology
2 hours. Oral pathology for postgraduate students will cover the clinical and microscopic features of pathologic changes linked to oral-dental and systemic diseases. Prerequisite(s): OMDS 424 or the equivalent. Recommended background: Prior academic coursework including biology, histology and other related sciences.

519 Electron Microscopy Seminar
1 hours. A student speaker makes a seminar type presentation about a topic and follows this with a discussion involving electron microscopy. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

527 Oral Biology Seminar
1 hours. Invited speakers present the progress of current research work in their field of interest related to oral tissues. Same as HSTL 514. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

529 Electron Microscopy in Dentistry
1 hours. Principles, theory, and practice of transmission and scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive x-ray microanalysis. Processing, sectioning, staining and examination of tissues. Same as HSTL 515. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

595 Seminar in Oral Pathology
2 hours. Reviews, reports, and discussion topics are drawn from the literature and material of surgical oral pathology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

598 Research in Oral Pathology
0 TO 16 hours. Independent thesis research on basic biomedical phenomena or specific oral disease(s). Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the advisor.

610 Advanced Oral Microbiology
1 hours. Dental aspects of microbiology including oral flora, host responses, anaerobic microbiology, specific oral bacteria, plaque, pathogenic mechanisms, oral infections, caries, periodontal diseases, endodontic microbiology, and infection control. Prerequisite(s): MIM 322.

611 Clinical Oral Pathology
1 hours. Clinical diagnosis and currently acceptable treatment of primary and secondary diseases of the oral cavity and para-oral structures. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

612 Diagnostic Oral Pathology Seminar
1 hours. Seminar and discussion based on clinical and histopathological slides of selected cases. Differential diagnosis, prognosis and accepted treatment. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): OMDS 424 or the equivalent.

613 Physical Diagnosis
1 hours. Instruction and practice in taking history and techniques for examination primarily of head and neck, but other systems also. Techniques include visual examination, palpation, auscultation. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

614 Clinical Laboratory Procedures for Dentists
1 hours. Theory and practice of selected laboratory procedures applicable to dentistry. Prerequisite(s): OMDS 610 and OMDS 611; or consent of the instructor.

615 Seminar on Anesthesia and Pain Control in Dentistry
1 hours. Anesthesia and pain control in dentistry, use of behavioral and pharmacological interventions in anxiety and pain control including physiological principles of anesthesia. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in a postgraduate program in dentistry and consent of the instructor.

616 Pediatric Oral Pathology
2 hours. Review and discuss lesions of oral cavity and jaws involving pediatric patients. Differential diagnosis and management of dental patients are emphasized. Same as PEDD 616. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in a postgraduate program in dentistry.

617 Radiology for the Dental Specialist
1 hours. Characteristics of disease are presented in terms of selecting the proper imaging modality and establishing a differential diagnosis. Advanced diagnostic imaging systems are evaluated for diagnostic yield. Specific references to slides and class notes will be available at http://intranet/depts/radio/index.htm. Prerequisite(s): Professional standing limited to students in Advanced Certificate Programs.

620 Oral Diagnosis Clinic
1 TO 6 hours. Clinical experience in admitting, taking history and examining, diagnosing, and planning a course of dental treatment. Prerequisite(s): OMDS 614 and consent of the instructor.

623 Temporomandibular Disorders
1 hours. The anotomical, physiological, and psychological basis for temporomandibular (TM) disorders is presented. Differential diagnosis and treatment of TM disorders. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in a dental postgraduate certificate program in dentistry.

624 Clinical Radiology
1 TO 6 hours. Clinical experience in taking all types of radiographic films. Interpretation of films. Prerequisite(s): OMDS 622 and consent of the instructor.

625 Research in Oral Radiology
1 TO 12 hours. Research project in clinical oral radiology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): OMDS 622 and consent of the instructor.

660 Oral Pathology Practicum
1 TO 10 hours. Surgical pathology, clinical pathology, autopsy, dermatology, otolaryngology, oral diagnosis, oral surgery and oncology clinics are attended. Diagnosis and treatment of oral lesions are discussed. Prerequisite(s): OMDS 424 or the equivalent.

698 Oral Diagnosis Research
1 TO 12 hours. Research project in clinical aspects of oral diagnosis or oral medicine. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): OMDS 620 and consent of the instructor.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.