Curriculum

While primary patient care properly occupies the bulk of the Resident's educational experience for the year, the weekly didactic curriculum includes literature review, treatment planning, general dentistry, and prosthodontics seminars.

The Combined Postdoctoral Program Implant Treatment Planning Seminar is held biweekly, and draws upon the combined resources of the Postdoctoral Programs in General Dentistry, Periodontics, Orthodontics, and Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery in order to formulate multidisciplinary treatment plans for patients with complex restorative treatment needs.

A wide variety of seminar series in fields such as Oral Medicine, General Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Geriatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Practice Management, and Jurisprudence/ Practice Ethics/ Risk Management increase the Resident's knowledge base for practice.

Curriculum Element Schedule Annual Hours
Comprehensive Patient Care 30 hours/week 1380 hours
Treatment Planning Seminar 32 sessions 32 hours
Literature Review Seminar 1 hour/week 48 hours
Oral Medicine Seminar 1 hour/month 12 hours
General Dentistry Seminar 1 hour/week 48 hours
Implantology 3 sessions 12 hours
Orthodontics Seminar/Clinical Orthodontics 12 sessions 36 hours
Practice Management 5 sessions 10 hours
Physical Diagnosis/Internal Medicine 12 sessions 12 hours
Oral Surgery Seminar 1 hour/month 12 hours
Anesthesia, Pain Control & Anxiety Management 6 sessions 14 hours
Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Practicum 6 sessions 18 hours
Rotary Endodontics 3 sessions 9 hours
Suturing Course 1 session 6 hours
Operating Microscopy Course 5 sessions 8 hours
Dental Auxiliary Utilization 4 sessions 4 hours
Periodontics Seminar 1 hour/month 12 hours
Endodontics Seminar 1 hour/month 12 hours
Prosthodontics Seminar 33 sessions 33 hours
Ethics and Jurisprudence 3 sessions 3 hours
Combined Specialty Treatment Planning 14 sessions 14 hours
     
CORE courses:    
Advanced Oral Pathology 6 sessions 12 hours
Advanced Dental Pharmacology 6 sessions 12 hours
Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 6 sessions 12 hours
Oral Microbiology and Immunology 7 sessions 14 hours