DDS Elective Courses

DDS Elective Courses

Elective Courses
  • DDS 6496 - Predoctoral Pros Honors Course

    Clinical, laboratory, and seminar based course for senior dental honors students. Theory and practice in complete denture construction and implant restoration. (1.3 cr; S/N) Dr. Heather Conrad: conr0094@umn.edu.

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

    DDS 6601, 6602, 6603, 6604 – Community Volunteer Experience Elective. Provides dental trainees an opportunity to observe and/or assist in the provision of health care services to populations that are diverse in age, ethnicity, social environment and need, as well as to experience unique clinical settings. (0 cr; S/N) Dr. Karin Quick: quick003@umn.edu or Dr. Stephen Shuman: shuma001@umn.edu.

  • DDS 6605 - Advanced Practice Management Elective

    Students develop real world business skills in all aspects of operating a dental practice. Components include economics, planning practice philosophy, operational decisions, financial decisions, financial analysis, business taxation, and evaluation. Through the use of virtual technology students get exposed to the complexities of business situations requiring professional decision-making and their effect on a dental practice. (Offered to DDS 4 students, 2 cr; S/N) Contact Dr. Michael Murphy for more information: murp0365@umn.edu  

  • DDS 6607 - Interprofessional Leadership and Facilitation Elective

    This course is designed to provide dental students the opportunity to learn about Kottter’s 8-Step Process for Leading Change and to apply this framework as an interprofessional team member and leader. Students will complete facilitator training associated with the Academic Health Center course Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (FIPCC) and then facilitate six small group sessions of interprofessional students in the first year of their program (Fall Semester). (1.0 cr; S/N ) Contact Amy Pittenger, Pharm.D.,PhD for more information: alp@umn.edu 

  • DDS 6608, 6609, 6610, 6611 - 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 6612 – Volunteer Outreach, Union Gospel Mission

    This course will provide dental students the opportunity to reinforce their knowledge of the principles in delivering dental health care while providing needed dental services to a variety of patients at the Union Gospel Mission. (1.0-3.0 cr; S/N). Contact Dr. Paul Schulz for more information: schul095@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 6615 – Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Independent Study (Honors Oral Pathology)

    Students participate in independent projects in oral and maxillofacial pathology designed by the faculty and student. This elective covers primarily retrospective surgical pathology studies although active laboratory research may be possible. (1.0 cr, S/N) Dr. Michael Rohrer: rohre008@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 6622 EDB - Advanced Dental Materials

    This course provides the dental student with evidence based rationale for prescribing and evaluating different esthetic, adhesive and digital treatment modalities. (1.0 cr, S/N) Contact Dr.Omar Zidan (zidano@umn.edu) or Dr. Jorge Perigao (perdi001@umn.edu) for more information. 

  • 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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