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2015-2016 Academic Catalog (Jan 2016) 
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PDSC 823 - Oral Sciences II

Cr Hrs: 1 (16-0)

This course is conducted by experts in the areas of biochemistry, microbiology, virology, inflammation and immunology, cell biology, and pediatric dentistry and oral biology. Included are lectures on classification, structure, and function of major periodontopathic bacteria, and virulence factors and pathogenesis of oral microbial diseases. Other microbiology topics include bacterial etiology of dental caries and the role of fluoride therapy, fungal diseases, herpes viruses, hepatitis, and HIV. Host defense topics include inflammation, basic principles of immunology, immunologic mechanisms and cytokines in periodontitis and pulpitis, and the clinical significance of immunologic and other research techniques. Additionally, information on the expanded knowledge of physiologic and biochemical principles involved in oral function are covered. Topics are selected to develop an appreciation of the oral cavity and its associated structures as an integral part of a larger functional unit. Lectures in oral biology provide an overview of the role of the extracellular matrix in maintenance of tissue function in health and in oral diseases; wound healing, tissue repair, joint destruction/ TMJ pathology and bone resorption; stem cells and oral tissue regeneration; mesenchymal stem cell therapy; mechanism of oral tissue infection; the role of saliva as a biologic fluid; pulp biology & pathology; pain management in dental practice; the biology of oral cancer progression and tumor markers.
Grade Mode: P/N
Instructional Method: Lecture-based and Seminar-based
Prerequisites: Acceptance into a postgraduate dental program
Term offered: Spring

Instructor of Record, Spring: Mustafa K Dabbous, David A Tipton
Additional Instructor 1, Spring: Jegdish P Babu
Additional Instructor 2, Spring: Edwin L Thomas
Additional Instructor 3, Spring: James Patrick Ryan
Additional Instructor 4, Spring: Lorraine Albritton

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