Curriculum

The dental teaching program provides educational input in all sub-specialties including:

  • Anesthesiology / pain control
  • Endodontics 
  • Implantology 
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery 
  • Oral diagnosis
  • Oral medicine and oral pathology 
  • Orthodontics 
  • Periodontics 
  • Prosthodontics (fixed and removable)


The department receives approximately 1,000 outpatient clinic visits per month. Each resident gains experience in crown and bridge work, Implant prosthetics, periodontal procedures and routine and complex endodontic procedures. They also gain experience in numerous extractions and oral and maxillofacial procedures together with removable prosthetics and minor tooth movement cases.

Rotations
A required two-week rotation in the department of Anesthesiology is scheduled for each resident during which he or she is instructed in respiratory and cardiac monitoring, endotracheal intubation, intravenous access, pharmacology and the management of patients in crisis situations. Residents supplement their experience with a 2 hour rotation in the simulation lab which is required prior to the rotation.

Rotation summary

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesia
  • Oral Pathology
  • Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

A comprehensive educational program is an integral part of the dental residency-training program. The residents attend lectures, conferences, rounds and journal clubs given by:

  • Dental attending staff
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Internists
  • Cardiologists
  • Radiologists / Radiation Oncologists
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Head and Neck / Oral Surgeons


They are also instructed through an infection control course and are required to be BCLS and ACLS. Certified.

 
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