Teaching

(Lecturer) School of Dental Medicine: Human Structure and Function – Fall (DEN7101)

Human Structure and Function integrates the disciplines of biochemistry, cell biology, general microanatomy, and physiology. This course moves from the cell through tissues to organ systems presenting the cellular and histologic structure of tissues and organs and relating the structure to function.

(Course Director) School of Dental Medicine: Microbiology and Immunology Concepts – Fall (DEN7102)

This course introduces the fundamentals of bacteriology and infectious diseases and the elements of the immune response to common pathogens.

(Co-Course Director) School of Dental Medicine: Microbiology and Immunology Concepts – Spring (DEN7108)

This course presents the fundamentals of general virology and retrovirology and the disease states resulting from infection with the common human viral pathogens as well as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

(Lecturer) School of Dental Medicine: Patient Communication and Cultural Competency – Fall (DEN7157)

This course is aimed at enhancing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of students in the area of cultural awareness, addressing such topics as cultural competency (e.g., race/ethnicity, culture, diversity and diverse populations), effective communication, and patient-provider relationship skills.

(Lecturer) School of Dental Medicine: Research and Professional Development I – Fall (DEN7160)

This interdisciplinary course integrates research and professional development by introducing concepts in problem solving, research skills for use with the library, internet, and key reference works, methods of scholarly and journalistic writing with emphasis on critical thinking, persuasion and evaluation of data, life-long learning and professional growth skills that benefit from a research experience.

(Lecturer) School of Dental Medicine: Research and Professional Development II – Spring (DEN7161)

This interdisciplinary course integrates research and professional development by introducing P-I-C-O methodology, an evidence-based process for framing a question, locating, assessing, evaluating, and repeating as needed. PICO elements include: (P)roblem/Patient/Population, (I)ntervention/Indicator, (C)omparison, and (O)utcome.

(Lecturer) School of Dental Medicine: Biochemical Basis for Clinical Nutrition – Summer (DEN7162)

Sound nutritional principles will be discussed, as well as: evaluation of nutritional status of a patient; patient nutrition education aimed at preventing / treating oral diseases; role of nutrition in the etiology and progression of oral disease; and nutritional considerations in managing medically-compromised patients.

(Lecturer) School of Dental Medicine: DS1 Student Research Elective – Summer (DEN7163)

This course allows opportunities within the first year to participate in one of the following activities: biomedical research; clinical activity; community outreach under the supervision of a dentist/mentor.

(Lecturer) School of Dental Medicine: Pathology Concepts – Fall (DEN7201)

This course presents the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, histopathology, treatment, prognosis and prevention of oral and systemic diseases. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of the concepts of microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology, pathophysiology, and anatomy as they relate to the disease process.

(Lecturer) School of Dental Medicine: Pharmacology Concepts – Fall (DEN7203)

Presents an introduction to the principles of pharmacology. Case-based learning will illustrate the fundamentals of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, drug effects, and therapeutics. Topics will include the mechanism of action of the major drug classes.

(Course Director) School of Dental Medicine: Oral Cancer – Fall (DEN7208)

This course presents introductory information concerning the disease processes associated with the development of oral cancer. Concepts presented in this course acquaint the dental student with the epidemiology and natural history of cancer, histologic types, and surgical, radiologic and chemotherapeutic treatment modalities employed in the management of head and neck cancer.

(Course Director) School of Dental Medicine: Dental Research and Analysis Methodology (Biostats & Epi) – Fall (DEN7253)

This Interdisciplinary course incorporates concepts in problem solving, research skills critical thinking, and evaluation of data – using general principles of biostatistics and epidemiology with a focus on dental and oral health or disease.

(Lecturer) School of Dental Medicine: DS2 Student Research Elective – Summer (DEN7263)

This course allows opportunities within the second year to participate in one of the following activities: biomedical research; clinical activity; community outreach under the supervision of a dentist/mentor.

(Lecturer) School of Dental Medicine: DS3 Student Research Elective – Summer (DEN7363)

This course allows opportunities within the third year to participate in one of the following activities: biomedical research; clinical activity; community outreach under the supervision of a dentist/mentor.

(Lecturer) School of Dental Medicine – Postgraduate Resident Advanced Education: Biomedical Sciences Core – Fall (PGDE8402)

This course addresses the foundation knowledge required by post-doctoral dental residents to become proficient in 1. Diagnosis and treatment planning based on information about normal and abnormal growth and development, 2. Use of the concepts gained in embryology and genetics in planning treatment, 3. Use of knowledge of anatomy, histology and cell biology in planning and carrying out treatment, 4. Clinical application of knowledge about the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of pathology of oral tissues

(Course Director) School of Dental Medicine – Postgraduate Resident Advanced Education: Biostatistics and Epidemiology – Spring (PGDE8703)

This course is an introduction to biostatistics and epidemiology which provides a broad overview of statistical methods and application in healthcare and dental research.

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