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Dental Didactic Program

Throughout the year, the following seminar topics are covered. Most of the seminars involve reviewing classic and recent literature on the topic, discussing the topic in a relaxed, round-table format and viewing illustrative slide series. In addition, the residents participate in weekly literature review and quarterly case presentation during their residency year.

Treatment Planning

  • Case Presentations and Treatment
  • Clinicopathologic Conferences
  • Planning Conferences

Restorative Dentistry

  • Amalgam
  • Cement Bases and Liners
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Composite
  • Porcelain Veneers

Fixed Prosthodontics

  • Diagnosis for Fixed Partial Prosthodontics
  • Posts and Cores
  • Treatment Restorations (Temporaries)
  • Crown Contours and Pontic Design Impression Materials
  • Minor Tooth Movement
  • Dental Implants
  • Muscle Palpation and Bite Planes
  • Tooth Preparation and Margin Design
  • Articulators and Diagnostic Mountings
  • Cementation
  • Acid Etch Resin Bonded Retainers

Removable Prosthodontics

  • Complete Dentures
  • Overdentures and Attachments
  • Overview of Implants
  • Immediate Dentures
  • Removable Partial Denture Design

Oral Surgery

  • Odontogenic Infections
  • Pre-prosthetic Surgery
  • Admission for Fracture and Facial Infections
  • Lasers in Oral Surgery
  • Maxillary and Mandibular Cysts
  • Facial Trauma
  • 3-D CT Scan of Maxilla and Mandible
  • Suture Techniques
  • Dental Implants
  • Grafts, Ridge Augmentation Procedures


  • Prognosis and Treatment Planning
  • Basics of Periodontal Flap and Osseous Surgery
  • Surgical management of Mucogingival Problems
  • Endo-Perio Lesions
  • Management of Periodontal Emergencies
  • Periodontal Consideration in Restorative Dentistry
  • Non-surgical Antimicrobial Therapy
  • Furcation Management


  • Odontogenic Causes of Oral Pain
  • Endodontic Surgical Case Selection
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Traumatic Injuries to Teeth
  • Endodontic Surgical Technique

Pain and Anxiety Control

  • Local Anesthesia Techniques
  • Nitrous Oxide Relative Analgesia
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Hypnosis and Behavior Modification Techniques

Medical Risk Assessment

  • Physical Diagnosis Course
  • Medical Emergencies in Dentistry
  • Dental management of Medically Compromised Patient - Hospital Dentistry
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support