Curriculum


The dental teaching program provides educational input in all subspecialties including:

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

The department receives over 1,000 outpatient clinic visits per month. Each resident averages 30 units of crown and bridge work, six or seven periodontal procedures and eight molar endodontic procedures, as well as experiencing numerous extractions and oral a maxillofacial procedures together with removable prosthetics and minor tooth movement cases. Each is also assigned responsibility for a perio-prosthodontic case conducted throughout the year.

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 venous access through assignment to blood drawing rounds.

Rotation summary:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology / Radiation oncology
  • Anesthesia
  • Oral Pathology
  • King's County Hospital

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 electives in ACLS and PALS.

 
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