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DDS506 Gastroenterology and Nutrition Course Page

Description: An integrated course covering nutrition, gastrointestinal physiology, pathophysiology and anatomy. Related surgical, paediatric and geriatric topics will also be addressed. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS507 Neurosciences and Organs of Special Senses Course Page

Description: Fundamental Clinical Neurosciences taught in an integrated fashion. Involves instruction in subject areas related to the head and neck, including Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Neuropathology, Neuropharmacology, Neuroradiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation Medicine, Otorhinolaryngology, and Ophthalmology. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS508 Oncology Course Page

Description: Principles and concepts of clinical oncology. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS509A Pre-Clinical Practice of Dentistry I Course Page

Description: An introduction to the art and science of clinical practice. Building on the foundation of epidemiology, bacteriology, and gross and microscopic anatomy of the teeth and jaws, students develop an understanding of the genesis of the carious process, and study the restoration of carious teeth and the related rationale. An introduction to the radiographic imaging process and interpretation of radiographs. Students use restoration materials and learn their physical and chemical properties. The principles of occlusion are also introduced.

DDS509B Pre-Clinical Practice of Dentistry I Course Page

Description: An introduction to the art and science of clinical practice. Building on the foundation of epidemiology, bacteriology, and gross and microscopic anatomy of the teeth and jaws, students develop an understanding of the genesis of the carious process, and study the restoration of carious teeth and the related rationale. An introduction to the radiographic imaging process and interpretation of radiographs. Students use restoration materials and learn their physical and chemical properties. The principles of occlusion are also introduced.

DDS510 Patient-Centred Care Course Page

Description: A discussion of dental skills which may be generalized across different disease states and different specialties. Topics include epidemiology, evidence-based dentistry and public health, history-taking and clinical skills in patients of all age groups and backgrounds, ethics, family issues, health in specific sections of the community and related areas. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS514 Anatomy (Dental) Course Page

Description: Coronal, radicular and pupal morphology of the primary and permanent dentitions. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS517 Psychiatry Course Page

Description: Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. Each mental health disorder will be explored in terms of definition, epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, investigations, treatment and prognosis.

DDS518A Oral Biology I Course Page

Description: Development, histology, and comparative anatomy of the craniofacial complex and dental tissues. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS518B Oral Biology I Course Page

Description: Development, histology, and comparative anatomy of the craniofacial complex and dental tissues. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS520A Patient-Centred Care Course Page

Description: A continuation of DDS 510, which involves further discussion of dental skills which may be generalized across different disease states and different specialties. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS520B Patient-Centred Care Course Page

Description: A continuation of DDS 510, which involves further discussion of dental skills which may be generalized across different disease states and different specialties. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS523A Musculoskeletal System Course Page

Description: Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and management in the musculosketal system. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS523B Musculoskeletal System Course Page

Description: Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and management in the musculosketal system. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS529A Pre-Clinical Practice of Dentistry II Course Page

Description: Students begin studying all phases of clinical dentistry including diagnosis and treatment planning, anaesthesia, periodontics, endodontics, fixed, operative, radiology and removable prosthodontics and orthodontics. An introduction to ethics in dentistry. Students are introduced to the clinic, and limited diagnosis and treatment of patients begin.

DDS529B Pre-Clinical Practice of Dentistry II Course Page

Description: Students begin studying all phases of clinical dentistry including diagnosis and treatment planning, anaesthesia, periodontics, endodontics, fixed, operative, radiology and removable prosthodontics and orthodontics. An introduction to ethics in dentistry. Students are introduced to the clinic, and limited diagnosis and treatment of patients begin.

DDS532A Oral Biology II Course Page

Description: A multidisciplinary course that examines the unique physiology, biochemistry and nutritional requirements of the oral cavity. Topics include functions of the periodontal tissues, the temporomandibular joint, mastication, swallowing, speech, special reflexes involving cranial nerves, receptors of the stomatognathic system, and salivary glands and the role of saliva in caries. Oral manifestations of metabolic disease, the physiology of pain, and the role of nutrition in the development of oral tissues and the maintenance of oral health will also be discussed. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS532B Oral Biology II Course Page

Description: A multidisciplinary course that examines the unique physiology, biochemistry and nutritional requirements of the oral cavity. Topics include functions of the periodontal tissues, the temporomandibular joint, mastication, swallowing, speech, special reflexes involving cranial nerves, receptors of the stomatognathic system, and salivary glands and the role of saliva in caries. Oral manifestations of metabolic disease, the physiology of pain, and the role of nutrition in the development of oral tissues and the maintenance of oral health will also be discussed. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS533A Oral Pathology Course Page

Description: The diagnosis, pathology and treatment of common diseases of the oral and maxillofacial structures. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS533B Oral Pathology Course Page

Description: The diagnosis, pathology and treatment of common diseases of the oral and maxillofacial structures. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

DDS541 Dental Pharmacology Course Page

Description: An introduction to the principles of pharmacology including mechanisms of drug action; pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism; and mechanisms of drug interactions and adverse drug reactions. These principles will be applied to groups of drugs acting on various organ systems of the body, representative drugs being selected whenever possible for their physiological and clinical significance to the practice of dentistry. Particular emphasis will be placed on anaesthetics, antacoids, autonomic drugs and drugs with selective toxicity employed in infections and malignancies.

DDS545A Clinical Practice I Course Page

Description: An introduction to the art and science of clinical dentistry in the patient care setting. Utilizing a patient-centered approach, students develop the skills to diagnose and develop a treatment plan addressing patients' needs; to deliver basic restorative dentistry; to perform basic endodontic procedures; to assist in oral surgery; to provide periodontal therapy from basic to more advanced needs; to treat pediatric patients; to deliver basic removable prosthodontic services; to provide basic fixed prosthodontic services that may incorporate dental implantology; and to manage basic orthodontic needs of patients. Diagnostic services such as radiology are incorporated during the diagnosis and treatment. Students learn to manage ethical dilemmas and provide care according to existing codes of ethics. Clinical observation may require off-site rotations. Students gain their clinical experience at intramural and extramural sites.

DDS545B Clinical Practice I Course Page

Description: An introduction to the art and science of clinical dentistry in the patient care setting. Utilizing a patient-centered approach, students develop the skills to diagnose and develop a treatment plan addressing patients' needs; to deliver basic restorative dentistry; to perform basic endodontic procedures; to assist in oral surgery; to provide periodontal therapy from basic to more advanced needs; to treat pediatric patients; to deliver basic removable prosthodontic services; to provide basic fixed prosthodontic services that may incorporate dental implantology; and to manage basic orthodontic needs of patients. Diagnostic services such as radiology are incorporated during the diagnosis and treatment. Students learn to manage ethical dilemmas and provide care according to existing codes of ethics. Clinical observation may require off-site rotations. Students gain their clinical experience at intramural and extramural sites.

DDS547 Geriatrics Course Page

Description: An introductory course describing the needs of the elderly. The course will examine the changing population balance in Canada involving both medical and dental aspects of people over 60 years of age.

DDS555 Practice Management Course Page

Description: This course introduces the third-year dental students to practice management topics and concepts necessary for today's successful practice of dentistry. These topics include financial planning, banking, dental office records, different modes of practice, marketing, and time management. The emphasis is to achieve an awareness of how these topics affect a dentist in today's society.

DDS565A Clinical Practice II Course Page

Description: A clinical course building on Clinical Practice I with emphasis on more complex patient needs involving all disciplines. Students perform oral surgery procedures as the prime operator. Students are also assigned to external programs such as the satellite clinics. Clinical observation may require off-site rotations. A hospital rotation is included (University of Alberta Hospitals and Glenrose Hospital). Students deliver comprehensive dental care in a Clinical Teaching Unit.

DDS565B Clinical Practice II Course Page

Description: A clinical course building on Clinical Practice I with emphasis on more complex patient needs involving all disciplines. Students perform oral surgery procedures as the prime operator. Students are also assigned to external programs such as the satellite clinics. Clinical observation may require off-site rotations. A hospital rotation is included (University of Alberta Hospitals and Glenrose Hospital). Students deliver comprehensive dental care in a Clinical Teaching Unit.

DDS800 Special Registration Course Page

Description: Dentistry undergraduate and postgraduate students who have been admitted to the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry as a Visiting Student in accordance with the Faculty guidelines will be required to register in this course for the purpose of entitlement to registration in the Alberta Dental Association and College Education Register if applicable.

DDS829 Introduction to DDS Advanced Placement Course Page

Description: Students begin studying all phases of clinical dentistry including diagnosis and treatment planning, anaesthesia, periodontics, endodontics, operative dentistry, prosthodontics and orthodontics. Students receive an introduction to ethics in dentistry. Students perform tasks mainly in a pre-clinical (laboratory) environment and have a brief introduction to the clinic with limited diagnosis and treatment of patients. Offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Restricted to candidates registered as Special Students in the DDS Advanced Placement Program.