Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5310. Advanced Removable Prosthodontics-Part 1

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to current UConn Health Dental Residents in the combined Certificate/Master of Dental Science Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Part 1 of the Advanced Removable Prosthodontics course will allow Prosthodontics residents to develop an in-depth knowledge of the fundamental and advanced prosthodontics concepts and knowledge of the literature as it relates to research and clinical practice. It will give evidential support to all clinical procedures performed. The course will be taught in a lecture and seminar format by graduate faculty from the prosthodontics division and will present and discuss topics in various aspects of removable prosthodontics. Residents will be assigned articles related to the topic of discussion that need to be reviewed each week prior to the scheduled seminar. Residents are required to provide written and verbal summaries and critique of each article that is reviewed. A rigorous multiple-choice format written examination is required by all participants to successfully complete the course.

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5311. Advanced Removable Prosthodontics-Part 2

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to current UConn Health Dental Residents in the combined Certificate/Master of Dental Science Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Part 2 of the Advanced Removable Prosthodontics course will build upon Part 1 of this course to allow Prosthodontics residents to develop an in-depth knowledge of the fundamental and advanced prosthodontics concepts and knowledge of the literature as it relates to research and clinical practice. It will give evidential support to all clinical procedures performed. The course will be taught in a lecture and seminar format by graduate faculty from the prosthodontics division and will present and discuss topics in various aspects of removable prosthodontics. Residents will be assigned articles related to the topic of discussion that need to be reviewed each week prior to the scheduled seminar. Residents are required to provide written and verbal summaries and critique of each article that is reviewed. A rigorous multiple-choice format written examination is required by all participants to successfully complete the course.

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5312. Advanced Implant Prosthodontics

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to current UConn Health Dental Residents in the combined Certificate/Master of Dental Science Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

The Advanced Implant Prosthodontics course will allow Prosthodontics residents to develop an in-depth knowledge of the fundamental and advanced prosthodontics concepts and knowledge of the literature as it relates to implant prosthodontics. Gaining a fundamental understanding of implant prosthodontics is the core objective of this course. This course is designed to build on concepts learnt in the Advanced Removable and Fixed Prosthodontics Course It will give evidential support to all clinical procedures performed. The course will be taught in a lecture and seminar format by graduate faculty from the prosthodontics division and will present and discuss topics in various aspects of sub-crestal prosthodontics and supra-crestal prosthodontics. Residents will be assigned articles related to the topic of discussion that need to be reviewed each week prior to the scheduled seminar. Residents are required to provide written and verbal summaries and critique of each article that is reviewed. A rigorous multiple-choice format written examination is required by all participants to successfully complete the course.

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5431. Advanced Oral Pathology and Diagnosis

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to current UConn Health Dental Residents in the combined Certificate/Master of Dental Science Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Seminars on current developments in oral disease processes, with an emphasis on the clinical. Student presentations and lectures covering principles of Oral Diagnosis.

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5444. Epidemiology of Oral Diseases: Interpreting the Literature

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to current UConn Health Dental Residents in the combined Certificate/Master of Dental Science Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides a basic understanding of epidemiologic principles to enable the critical review of the literature and to provide a methodological framework with which to better understand basic statistics. An overview of the specific epidemiology of oral diseases will be provided.

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5450. Orofacial Pain

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to current UConn Health Dental Residents in the combined Certificate/Master of Dental Science Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Odontogenic and non-odontogenic pain. Topics include the anatomy of nerve innervation in dental pulp and orofacial region, the pathophysiological mechanisms of orofacial pain, as well as differential diagnosis and clinical management of odontogenic vs. non-odontogenic pain. Emphasizes an evidence-based approach which not only allow participating residents to have an in-depth understanding of orofacial pain but also improve clinical care for patients who suffer from orofacial pain.

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5495. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 24 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to current UConn Health Dental Residents in the combined Certificate/Master of Dental Science Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

A reading course for those wishing to pursue special topics in dental science under faculty supervision.

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5503. Perio-Pathobiology I Part A

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to current UConn Health Dental Residents in the combined Certificate/Master of Dental Science Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Allows residents in Periodontology to develop an in-depth knowledge of the periodontal literature as it relates to research and clinical practice. Includes both clinical and basic science covering essential etiology concepts. Taught in a seminar format with all graduate faculty members participating as discussion leaders. Residents are be assigned a group of related articles that should be read and reviewed each week prior to discussion at the scheduled seminar.

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5504. Perio-Pathobiology I Part B

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to current UConn Health Dental Residents in the combined Certificate/Master of Dental Science Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Allows residents in Periodontology to develop an in-depth knowledge of the periodontal literature as it relates to research and clinical practice. Includes both clinical and basic science covering essential etiology concepts. Taught in a seminar format with all graduate faculty members participating as discussion leaders. Residents are be assigned a group of related articles that should be read and reviewed each week prior to discussion at the scheduled seminar.

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5505. Perio-Pathobiology II Part A

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to current UConn Health Dental Residents in the combined Certificate/Master of Dental Science Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Allows Periodontology residents to develop an in-depth knowledge of the periodontal literature as it relates to research and clinical practice. Gives evidential support to all clinical procedures performed. Taught in a seminar format with all graduate faculty members participating as discussion leaders. Graduate faculty will present and discuss topics in their areas of expertise. Residents will be assigned articles related to the topic of discussion that need to be reviewed each week prior to the scheduled seminar. The assigned literature will be reviewed from a historical perspective with recent updates included as necessary (a separate current literature review will run concurrently). Allow residents to not only develop critical reading and thinking abilities but also aid in developing verbal communication skills and confidence.

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5506. Perio-Pathobiology II Part B

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to current UConn Health Dental Residents in the combined Certificate/Master of Dental Science Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

A continuation of Part A. Allows Periodontology residents to develop an in-depth knowledge of the periodontal literature as it relates to research and clinical practice. Gives evidential support to all clinical procedures performed. Taught in a seminar format with all graduate faculty members participating as discussion leaders. Graduate faculty will present and discuss topics in their areas of expertise. Residents will be assigned articles related to the topic of discussion that need to be reviewed each week prior to the scheduled seminar. The assigned literature will be reviewed from a historical perspective with recent updates included as necessary (a separate current literature review will run concurrently). Allows residents to not only develop critical reading and thinking abilities but also aid in developing verbal communication skills and confidence.

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6000. Full Time Residency

Zero credits

Prerequisites: Open only to current UConn Health Dental Residents in the combined Certificate/Master of Dental Science Program.

Grading Basis: Registered

Full time residency for dental masters students only.

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