Introduction to Dental Medicine

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The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members of your community.

We will review topics in dental medicine including scope of the field, what to expect in function, and some of the many ways that dysfunction may present for different patients. This will include discussions of mouth, jaw, and tooth anatomy, pathology, and treatment. We will talk about differences between patients and the unique roles that different members of the dental field may play in treatment depending on the patient and condition

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What Will You Learn?

  • The benefits of this model curriculum are to:
  • This course starts from basic concepts and proceeds to review trends in current research and technology. We offer scientific background, some skills for patient evaluation and interview, and some suggestions for further learning for those interested in or involved in dental education.

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Course Curriculum

Module 1

  • Introduction to Dental Medicine and Its Relations to Public Health
  • Form and Function of the Oral Cavity

Module 2

  • Comprehensive Evaluation of Dental Patient Needs
  • Most Common Dental Diseases Affecting Teeth and Periodontium
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Module 3

  • Oral Mucosal Conditions: Diagnosis and Management
  • The Science of Pain Affecting the Intraoral and Extraoral Structures
  • Overview of Dental Specialties: Scope and Modalities of Treatment
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