DDS Course Information
(The courses below are taken from the WVU academic catalog.)
DENT 600. Advanced Oral Surgery. 1-12 Hours.
PR: Consent. Advanced study of therapeutics, hospital protocol, and surgical aspects of oral surgery involving lectures, seminars, demonstrations, and clinical applications. (Grading may be P/F.).
DENT 601. Advanced Oral Microbiology. 1-3 Hours.
PR: Consent. Oral microbiology for dental specialties correlates science with evidence-based practice. Patient care is the primary focus linking oral health to systemic disease.
DENT 686. Applied Statistics in Dentistry. 3 Hours.
This course is designed to provide the dental post-graduate student with an understanding of basic biostatistical analysis and application, research study design, and ability to read and critique the literature effectively. It also forms the basis of the spring Research Methodology course, and in the preparation of the Master's thesis proposal.
DENT 687. Research Methods. 1 Hour.
PR: Consent. Methods and techniques of research in dentistry. Major emphasis on conducting oral health surveys, designed experiments, and critically analyzing results and development of a thesis.
DENT 690. Teaching Practicum. 1-3 Hours.
PR: Consent. Supervised practice in college teaching of dentistry. Note: This course is intended to insure that graduate assistants are adequately prepared and supervised when they are given college teaching responsibility. It also provides a mechanism for students not on assistantships to gain teaching experience. (Grading may be P/F.).
DENT 697. Research. 1-15 Hours.
PR: Consent. Research activities leading to thesis, problem report, research paper, or equivalent scholarly project, or a dissertation. (Grading may be S/U.).
DENT 700. Anesthesiology. 1 Hour.
Lectures on local anesthesia, including types, modes of action, indications, and contraindications for use. Premedication, toxic effects, and technics of administration are discussed.
DENT 701. Arts & Sciences of Preventive Dentistry. 2 Hours.
Lectures dealing with the philosophy and techniques of preventive dentistry.
DENT 703. Introduction to Patient Care. 3 Hours.
Lectures, laboratory, and clinical experiences designed to develop skill in performing thorough clinical assessments, defining ethical/legal issues in patient care, and performing procedures to prevent and control disease.
DENT 704. Operative Dentistry. 4 Hours.
PR: DENT 710. Preclinical course in principles of cavity preparation, manipulation of plastic restorative materials, and related instrumentation. Characteristics and treatment of caries emphasized.
DENT 706. Interprofessional Education. 2 Hours.
PR: Enrollment in the dental curricula. The IPE two semester course involves a series of activities aimed at promoting collaboration, communication and quality and safety among the health professions to ultimately improve patient care.
DENT 707. Introduction to Clinical Dentistry. 2 Hours.
Observing, assisting and actively participating in the provision of limited care to patients assigned to the student clinics in the School of Dentistry.
DENT 710. Dental Anatomy and Occlusion. 4 Hours.
Anatomy of individual teeth, both permanent and primary, in regard to form and function.
DENT 711. Periodontics. 2 Hours.
Introduction to periodontal diseases, their diagnosis and treatment. Laboratory instruction is included.
DENT 712. Dental Materials. 3 Hours.
Composition, physical, chemical, mechanical, and manipulative properties, and technical uses of dental restorative materials as related to dentistry.
DENT 715. Dental Public Health 1. 2 Hours.
PR: DENT 701. Preparation to conduct needs assessment of individuals and groups, and perform program planning, implementation and evaluation. Field experiences are included.
DENT 719. Pedodontics. 1 Hour.
PR: Consent. Normal growth and development presented from physical, intellectual, psychological, and oral perspectives. Behavior of children in dental environment reviewed and strategies for management examined.
DENT 721. Endodontics. 2 Hours.
Preclinical lectures and laboratory exercises on basic technical and biological requisites in the treatment of diseases of the dental pulp and the periapical tissues.
DENT 722. Tooth-Colored Restorations. 4 Hours.
DENT 723. Advanced Restorations and Esthetics in Dentistry. 2 Hours.
PR: DENT 704 and DENT 722. This course will provide complex theory and preclinical instruction in the selection and fabrication of optimal restorations of varied materials that satisfy biologic, mechanical and esthetic requirements.
DENT 725. Practice Management. 1 Hour.
A lecture course designed to prepare dental students in the concepts of four-handed dentistry.
DENT 726. Removable Partial Dentures. 7 Hours.
A didactic and laboratory course that provides the fundamental knowledge and psychomotor skills necessary for the treatment of the partially edentulous patient with a removable partial denture by the general dentist.
DENT 727. Dental/Maxillofacial Radiology. 2 Hours.
Radiographic modalities to make diagnostic images of the dentition and oromazillofacial region, principles of x-ray generation, x-ray machine function, quality assurance, radiation safety and biology, and radiographic interpretation.
DENT 729. Indirect Restorations. 3 Hours.
Lectures related to standard clinical procedures and laboratory instruction in direct and indirect cast gold restorations.
DENT 730. Dental Public Health 2. 2 Hours.
PR: DENT 715. Lectures provide the student with a basic knowledge of the principles of dental public health practice. Emphasis is placed on preparing students for their rural site rotation(s).
DENT 731. Occlusion. 2 Hours.
PR: Consent. Didactic and clinic/laboratory instruction in the basic techniques and procedures associated with the treatment of conditions related to faulty occlusion.
DENT 732. Advanced Endodontics 1: Biological Applications in Endodontics. 1 Hour.
PR: DENT 721. Lectures present current evidenced-based knowledge on the theory and practice of endodontics for the prevention, examination, diagnosis and treatment of pulpal and periapical disease.
DENT 733. Advanced Endodontics 2: Biological Applications in Endodontics. 1 Hour.
PR: DENT 721. Lecture and discussion concerning recognition and diagnosis of complex endodontic problems, emergency treatment, assessment of prognosis, and appropriateness of referral for specialty treatment.
DENT 734. Complete Dentures. 6 Hours.
Didactic and laboratory course which identifies, discusses, and develops the fundamental knowledge and psychomotor skills necessary for the treatment of the edentulous patient by the general dentist.
DENT 735. Pediatric Dentistry. 1 Hour.
PR: Consent. Didactic instruction foundational to the dental care to children presented in the following modules of instruction: oral diagnosis/treatment, planning/case presentation, prevention, restorative dentistry, pulpal therapy, management of the developing occlusion and trauma to the dentition and oral structures.
DENT 737. Treatment Planning. 3 Hours.
Introduction to the universal principles of professional treatment planning for adult patients.
DENT 739. Oral Surgery. 1 Hour.
Didactic instruction in basic surgical principles as applied to the extraction of teeth and Dentoalveolar-surgery.
DENT 740. Periodontics. 1 Hour.
Intermediate didactic instruction in periodontal therapy including basic surgery and post-operative care.
DENT 744. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. 1 Hour.
Analysis of orthodontic diagnostic records, diagnostic skills for various malocclusions, and formulation of a treatment plan for orthodontic cases.
DENT 745. Principles of Orthodontics. 1 Hour.
Facial growth and development, the development of occlusion, and etiology and classification of malocclusions.
DENT 746. Orthodontic Techniques. 1 Hour.
Technical instruction in taking diagnostic records and constructing basic orthodontic appliances.
DENT 747. Management of Medical and Dental Emergencies. 1 Hour.
Assessment and treatment of the medical risk patient as related to the practice of dentistry. CPR instruction included.
DENT 750. Global Outreach in Dentistry. 1 Hour.
DENT 750. Global Outreach in Dentistry. 1 HR. Provides dental students with diverse experiences managing the oral health needs of patients from other cultures very different than their own.
DENT 751. Occlusion. 1 Hour.
PR: Consent. Advanced study of the science of occlusion with particular attention to its impact on the clinical diagnosis and treatment of occlusal disorders.
DENT 752. Professional Communication in Dentistry. 2 Hours.
Seminars on statistics and scientific writing are presented during this three semester course with exercises in the interpretation of scientific articles; emphasis is placed on research project development, implementation and presentation of findings.
DENT 754. Introduction to Dental Implantology. 2 Hours.
PR: Consent. Implant diagnosis, treatment planning, selection, placement, restoration, and maintenance are discussed utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach. Surgical and prosthetic experiences are gained during the laboratory sessions.
DENT 756. Fixed Prosthodontics: Part 1. 4 Hours.
PR: DENT 704 and DENT 712 and DENT 731. Lectures and laboratory exercises introduce students to the techniques of preparing and restoring teeth with single unit crowns. This includes areas of patient assessment and treatment planning.
DENT 757. Fixed Prosthodontics: Part 2. 4 Hours.
PR: DENT 756. Lectures and Laboratory exercises introduce students to the techniques of preparing and restoring teeth with fixed partial dentures. This includes assessment, planning, impression making, laboratory procedures and cementation procedures.
DENT 758. Senior Seminar. 2 Hours.
More complex and advanced techniques for clinical practice in all disciplines in dentistry with emphasis on new developments in oral surgery and endodontics.
DENT 759. Oral Surgery. 2 Hours.
PR: Consent. Didactic instruction in patient evaluation, complicated exodontia, pre-prosthetic surgery, diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of disease, injuries, and defects of human jaws and associated structures.
DENT 761. Pediatric Dentistry. 1 Hour.
PR: Consent. Continued didactic instruction in dentistry for the child patient with the following learning packages programmed: abnormal dental development, oral habits, and adolescent dentistry.
DENT 762. Anxiety and Pain Control. 1 Hour.
DENT 763. Periodontics. 2 Hours.
Advanced didactic instruction in periodontal therapy including special surgical procedures.
DENT 765. Orthodontics. 1 Hour.
Introduction to clinical orthodontics; lectures on case analysis, treatment planning, and clinical procedures involved in interceptive, preventive, and adjunctive treatment of malocclusions.
DENT 766. Applied Pediatric Dentistry. 2 Hours.
PR:DENT 719 and DENT 735. Didactic and pre-clinical instruction in the treatment of children's oral health. Includes treatment planning/case presentations, general restorative procedures, management of developing occlusion, and trauma to dentition and oral structures.
DENT 767. Community Dentistry. 1-15 Hours.
Field experience in various aspects of community health.
DENT 770. Clinical Oral Radiology. 6 Hours.
Clinical application of principles presented in DENT 703 and DENT 727 with additional instruction in techniques and interpretation of radiographs with special emphasis to role played in oral diagnosis.
DENT 771. Practice Management. 2 Hours.
PR: DENT 725. A lecture series on the fundamentals of practice management, including the organization and development of the practice, personnel and financial management, and the introduction to TEAM dentistry.
DENT 772. Case Based Treatment Planning. 1 Hour.
This course will involve the comprehensive analysis of complex cases in order to formulate an appropriate ideal treatment plan with suitable alternatives. The student must assimilate patient information into the S.O.A.P format and present the case before faculty and peers.
DENT 774. Principles of Medicine. 2 Hours.
General diseases about which the dental student should have intelligent working knowledge. Students are assigned to specific hospitalized patients to review their findings with the class.
DENT 775. Practice Management. 6 Hours.
PR: Consent. Clinical practice using auxiliaries, including those trained in expanded functions.
DENT 776. Removable Prosthodontics. 6 Hours.
Continued application of the theory and practice of removable prosthodontics.
DENT 777. Periodontics. 6 Hours.
Clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases.
DENT 778. Law & Ethics in Dentistry. 2 Hours.
Select legal concepts and the process of ethical decision making as related to the practice of dentistry. Case analysis is the primary method of instruction.
DENT 780. Endodontics. 6 Hours.
Clinical endodontic instruction in order to develop the skills and judgment necessary to treat diseases of the dental pulp and their sequelae.
DENT 781. Patient Management 1. 4 Hours.
This four semester course in the first year of the clinic curriculum develops professional responsibility and time management through monitoring of patient care activity, which includes treatment, diagnostic reviews and clinic service assignments. (Grading will be Pass/Fail).
DENT 782. Clinical Patient Management 2. 2 Hours.
PR: DENT 781. This two-semester course develops professional responsibility and time management through monitoring of patient care activity, which includes treatment, case presentations, diagnostic reviews and clinic service assignments.
DENT 783. Operative Dentistry. 6 Hours.
Instruction in the clinic setting includes comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning, computer assisted records, plaque control, caries control, and single tooth restorations. Sufficient variety and depth of experience occurs to obtain competence for independent practice of operative dentistry.
DENT 784. Oral Surgery. 6 Hours.
Clinical instruction in outpatient and inpatient oral surgery necessary to provide comprehensive care for the dental patient.
DENT 785. Orthodontics. 6 Hours.
Clinical management of selected malocclusion problems.
DENT 786. Pediatric Dentistry. 6 Hours.
Instruction in the clinical setting with the goal of developing the psychomotor skills and judgment necessary to provide comprehensive care for the child patient.
DENT 787. Clinical Oral Diagnosis. 6 Hours.
DENT 788. Clinic Completion Practicum. 15 Hours.
Supervised patient care in selected clinical areas specified for each individual student according to their clinical competency requirements. (Grading will be S/U.).
DENT 789. Fixed Prosthodontics. 6 Hours.
PR: Consent. Clinical application of the theory and practice of crown and bridge dentistry.
DENT 790. Teaching Practicum. 1-3 Hours.
PR: Consent. Supervised practice in college teaching of dentistry. Note: This course is intended to insure that graduate assistants are adequately prepared and supervised when they are given college teaching responsibility. It will also present a mechanism for students not on assistantships to gain teaching experience. (Grading will be P/F.).
DENT 791. Advanced Topics. 1-6 Hours.
PR: Consent. Investigation of advanced topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.
DENT 792. Directed Study. 1-6 Hours.
Directed study, reading, and/or research.
DENT 793. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.
A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.
DENT 794. Seminar. 1-6 Hours.
Special seminars arranged for advanced graduate students.
DENT 795. Independent Study. 1-9 Hours.
Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.