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2016-2017 Academic Catalog (Jan 2017) 
2016-2017 Academic Catalog (Jan 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENDO 202 - Essential Endodontics I (Lab)

Cr Hrs: 1 (0-25-0)

This is a fundamental laboratory course in endodontics that runs concurrently with the Lecture in Essential Endodontics I (ENDO 201). Students will be taught contemporary canal preparation techniques involving state-of-the-art nickel titanium rotary endodontic instruments, along with lateral compaction of thermo softened gutta-percha obturation. Universal precautions, essential for handling infectious agents encountered using extracted teeth, will be emphasized to model best practices. The use of rubber dam, indirect vision and posture is stressed throughout the course. Digital radiography will be used for the duration of the course. Patient vignettes are presented using the electronic health record (EHR) system and digital radiographs which students will interpret, testing application of diagnostic, critical thinking and application from case-based scenarios. Session grades are conferred by supervising faculty in 8 domains, scored using a grading rubric for technical quality. Competency is assessed using clinical exams demonstrating the student’s ability to perform endodontic treatment on a maxillary two-rooted premolar. Assessment is by two blinded examiners. Disagreement in scoring is referred to a third independent examiner; majority grade stands. Failure requires a remediation exercise, followed by a final attempt.

Grade Mode: Standard
Instructional Method: Lab
Location offered: Memphis
Term offered: Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Josanne Mildred O’Dell
Fall - Additional Instructor 1: Adam Lloyd
Fall - Additional Instructor 2: Melissa Andreia Marchesan
Fall - Additional Instructor 3: Jeffrey G Phebus
Fall - Additional Instructor 4: Daranee Versluis

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