DDS Elective Courses

DDS Elective Courses

Elective Courses
  • DDS 6496 - Predoctoral Pros Honors Course

    This course provides in-depth didactic instruction in: patient selection and treatment planning for implant therapy from simple cases to esthetically demanding cases to full-arch cases, indications & contra-indications of various types of implants with respect to final restoration, surgical anatomical considerations, flap design, suture types and suturing methods, materials and methods for socket grafting and ridge augmentation, surgical placement of implants, immediate versus delayed implant placement protocols, management of surgical complications, maintenance of dental implants, the management and prevention of peri-implantitis. (1.0 cr; S/N) Dr. Heather Conrad: conr0094@umn.edu.

  • DDS 6570 - Mission of Mercy Volunteer Elective

    This elective two-day event focuses on helping underserved populations of children and adults who are without medically compromising conditions to receive dental treatment that they, for whatever reason, cannot obtain.  Volunteers serve in both clinician and non-clinician positions as hundreds are needed to complete the endeavor.  On-site participation is required, followed by a reflective report.  (0 credit, S/N)  Contact Ms. Sara Johnson for more information: john6461@umn.edu

  • DDS 6588 - Common Hope: Dental Clinical Experience in Guatemala Elective

    Students spend up to two weeks working with Common Hope in Guatemala providing oral health care in the cities of Antigua and San Rafael.  Students provide clinical care under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist who is faculty appointed in the School of Dentistry and has the appropriate credentials for the procedures that are part of the experience.  Two reflection essays required (one pre- and one post-event).  Participants are responsible for costs associated with transportation, food, and lodging.  (0 credit, S/N)  Contact Dr. Karin Quick for more information: quick003@umn.edu

  • DDS 6601, 6602, 6603, 6604 - Community Volunteer Experience Elective

    This course provides an opportunity for students to observe and/or assist in the provision of healthcare services to populations diverse in age, ethnicity, social environment, and need.  It takes place in the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic located in the Oliver Presbyterian Church, 2647 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis.  Student time commitment averages about one night per month in the clinic, which is open between 4:30pm and 10:00pm.  There are three sessions per semester and one role meeting per month.  Volunteers must attend a training session before working in the clinic.  (0 credit, no grading)  Contact Dr. Stephen Shuman for more information: shuma001@umn.edu

  • DDS 6608, 6609, 6610 - Short Term Externships

    This course will accommodate a dental student who seeks a short term externship to broaden their experience of oral health research, delivery of dental care or healthcare policies by exposure to different schools, hospitals or institutions in the United States or elsewhere in the world including participation in an approved international exchange program. (1.0-5.0 cr; S/N). Dr. Karin Quick: quick003@umn.edu

  • DDS 6611 - Study Abroad Externship

    This course is for students approved to participate in an international exchange program.  Students are required to submit a 4-5 page essay of their experiences.  In addition, they must present at the International College of Dentistry's annual session during the Star of the North meeting or at an ICD meeting rranged at another time.  Participants are responsible for costs associated with transportation, food, and lodging.  (0 credit, S/N)  Contact Dr. Karin Quick for more information: quick003@umn.edu

  • DDS 6613 – Endodontic Topics for the General Dentist

    The course consists of 8 to 10 lectures given over two semesters covering additional scientific and biologic basis for root canal therapy. (0.0 cr, S/N) Dr. Samantha Harris: harr1284@umn.edu

  • DDS 6614 – Predoctoral Periodontal Honors

    This course provides dental students with a broader view of surgical periodontics. Students participate in lab exercises including: gingivectomy, modified widman flap, apically positioned flap with osseous recontouring, distal wedge, grafting of intrabony defect, free gingival graft procedures as well as surgically placed dental implants in aplastic mandible. In addition, students assist senior perio residents in surgery and are given the opportunity to perform surgery on one of their own patients. (2 cr, A/F) Dr. James Hinrichs: hinri@umn.edu.

  • DDS 6621- Introduction to CAD/CAM CEREC Restorations

    Course emphasizes clinical aspect and delivery of CAD/CAM restorations to patients. (2.0 cr; S/N) Dr. Omar Zidan: zidano@umn.edu.

  • DDS 6623 - Oral Disease Clinic Elective

    Students will gain experience in how to evaluate a patient who has a chief complaint in the oral or maxillofacial region of other than dental or periodontal origin.  In addition, they will observe biopsies and how to communicate with surgeons when referrals are indicated.  (0 credit, S/N)  Contact Dr. Shanti Kaimal for more information: kaima001@umn.edu

  • DDS 6625 - Pediatric Dentistry Honors

    Didactic discussions/clinical sessions with pediatric patients requiring advanced dental treatment and/or advanced behavioral management skills. (.50 cr, A-F) Dr. Jasmine Yesil: jyesil@umn.edu

  • DDS 6631 - DDS/PhD Research Elective I

    Integrate research education with dental education. Attend labs one-half day per week, MNCrest seminar monthly, and oral biology student seminar weekly. Additional research time/credits may be permitted with approval of associate dean for academic affairs. (2.0 cr, S/N) Dr. Mark Herzberg: mcherzb@umn.edu.

  • DDS 6632 - DDS/PhD Research Elective II

    Integrate research education with dental education. Attend labs one-half day per week, MNCrest seminar monthly, and oral biology student seminar weekly. Additional research time/credits may be permitted with approval of associate dean for academic affairs. (2.0 cr, S/N) Dr. Mark Herzberg: mcherzb@umn.edu.
     

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