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PDSC 823 - Oral Sciences II

Cr Hrs: 1 (22.5-0-0)

This course is conducted by experts in the areas of biochemistry, microbiology, virology, inflammation and immunology, cell biology, 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. Lectures in oral biology address the extracellular matrix and its role in maintenance of tissue function in health and oral diseases; wound healing and repair; bone and cartilage; TMJ pathology; stem cells, mesenchymal stem cell therapy, and oral tissue engineering; mechanisms of oral infection/ cariology; saliva and its role in oral health maintenance; pulp biology and pathology; pain management in dental practice; and oral cancer/tumor markers. 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.    

Grade Mode: P/NP

Instructional Method: Lecture, Seminar

Prerequisites: Acceptance into a postgraduate dental program
Term offered: Spring

Spring - Instructor of Record: Rajasingh Johnson

Spring - Additional Instructor 1: Ayman Al Dayeh

Spring - Additional Instructor 2: George Huang

Spring - Additional Instructor 3: Ammaar Abidi

Spring - Additional Instructor 4: Martin Donaldson

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