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ELEC 505 - Pediatric Dentistry Research Elective

Cr Hrs: 1-2 (Varies)

This course will involve two projects. The first will look at the different ways an etch enamel surface can be damaged prior to placing a sealant or composite resin. Extracted human teeth will be used for this experiment. The etched enamel surface will be deliberately damaged, then viewed under scanning electron microcopy. The other project will be an attempt to determine the fate of the artery, vein and nerve innervating a primary tooth once root resorption has begun. Monkey jaws will be utilized. Sections will be made beginning as the vessels and nerves exit from the interior trunk and followed until these structures enter the apical foramen. There will be an attempt to determine when there is no longer innervation and vascularity to these primary teeth. Additionally, an attempt will be made to determine if these anatomical structures are lying loose within the bone or if they are in a sheath once the root of the primary root has begun to resorb.

Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Instructional Method: Research
Location offered: Memphis
Prerequisites: Special Permission Required
Term offered: Spring

Spring - Instructor of Record: Larry Dormois

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