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  • 1. School of DentistryUMKC 2002-2003 General Catalog (1.0) September 8, 2003
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  • 3. Contents School of Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Research Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Academic/Student Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Grading System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Degrees Offered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Four-Year Doctor of Dental Surgery Program . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Admission Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Curriculum (Four Year Program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Technical Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Academic Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Requirements for Awarding of the D.D.S. Degree . . . . . . 11 Cost Estimates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Student Organizations/Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Advanced Education Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Application Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Enrollment Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Academic Standards/Procedures: Advanced Educa- tion/Graduate Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Students in Cooperative Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Dental Graduate Certificate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Master of Science in Oral Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 General Nature of the Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Admission Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Thesis Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Academic Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Other Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Master of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene Education . . . . . . 19 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Requirements for Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Job Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 School Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Educational Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Requirements for Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Suggested Plan of Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Required Courses for the Master of Science Degree . . . . 20 School of Dentistry Division of Dental Hygiene . . . . . . . . . . 20 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Job Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Licensure Examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Professional Associations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Scholarships and Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Dentistry Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Dental Hygiene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Dental Hygiene-Graduate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Dentistry Biological Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Endodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 General Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Oral Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Oral Diagnosis and Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Oral Radiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Oral Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Orthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Pedodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Pediatric Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 3
  • 4. CONTENTS Periodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Preventive Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Prosthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Research Methodology - Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Restorative Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
  • 5. School of DentistrySchool of Dentistry • Provide quality preventive and therapeutic dental services to the public; 650 E. 25th St. • Educate the public and community leaders toward actions (816) 235-2100 that will improve the oral health of surrounding Fax: (816) 235-2157 communities; (816) 235-2080 (Admissions) • Provide practitioners and educators with an opportunity to (800) 776-8652 (Toll-free admissions) extend their knowledge of recent advances in dentistry or (816) 235-2050 (Division of Dental Hygiene) related fields; • Contribute to the advancement of dentistry through biomedical, clinical and educational research;Mailing Address • Prepare graduates for practice in dental education, University of Missouri-Kansas City research, administration or a chosen specialty or School of Dentistry discipline through advanced educational programs. 650 E. 25th St. Kansas City, MO 64108-2784 FacilitiesDean: Michael J. Reed ClinicAssistant Deans: Occupies 5,500 square feet; 235 fully equipped dental David M. Clark (Clinical Programs) operatories; approximately 100,000 patient visits per year; Edgar J. Ellyson (Business Affairs) internal, full-service prescription laboratories. Each of the Harvey C. Eplee (Information Technology, patient treatment cubicles, are equiped with electronic Patient and Facilities Management) treatment record computor terminals. John W. Killip (Student Programs) Classrooms Pamela R. Overman (Academic Affairs) Three lecture halls: one accommodates 184 students, while the others accommodate 154 and 90 students; color-videoGeneral Information capability in addition to other audio-visual equipment;All statements in this section are announcements of present numerous smaller seminar and conference rooms.policies, requirements (admission and academic progress),curricula, fees and services. They are subject to change at any Laboratoriestime without prior notice. They are not to be regarded as offers Two dental preclinical simulation facilities with fully equippedto contract. working stations; anatomy visual laboratory – innovative and advanced; well equipped for individualized instruction.History LibraryThe UMKC School of Dentistry traces its roots to 1881, when Part of the universitywide library system: approximatelythe Kansas City Dental College was founded as a department 23,000-volume book collection; subscribes to more than 350of the Kansas City Medical College. In 1919 the Kansas City periodicals; extensive reference services; instructionalDental College merged with Western Dental College to form materials library, extensively equipped for independent studythe Kansas City Western Dental College. It became the School with a variety of audio-visual equipment and computerof Dentistry of the University of Kansas City in 1941. In 1963 hardware/software within the library; Postgraduate Dentalthe school became the School of Dentistry at UMKC. Career Opportunity Center provides information on dental Continuous and distinguished service for more than 100 practices for sale and those that are in need of associates,years has established the School of Dentistry as an important advanced educational programs, armed services opportunitiesinstitution throughout the nation. and dental educational opportunities. Over the years, the school’s educational standards andopportunities have increased as the school has consistently Hospital Affiliationsdemonstrated its ability to educate well-qualified dentists and Teaching relationships exist with Kansas City Veterans Affairsdental hygienists to contribute to the improvement of dentistry. Hospital, Leavenworth Veterans Affairs Hospital, Children’sAs an affirmation of this, all clinically based programs offered Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Center, Truman Medicalby the School of Dentistry (the D.D.S., the dental specialty Center East, Richard Cabot Medical Clinic, Samuel Rodgerscertificate, and the B.S. in dental hygiene) are fully accredited Community Health Center, and Swope Parkway Health the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American MiscellaneousDental Association. The computer-based student/patient clinical records The school is situated on Hospital Hill where Truman management system is central to the efficient operation of theMedical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University dental clinic. The school also supports a full-serviceof Missouri-Kansas City schools of medicine and nursing are Biomedical Communication department that contributesalso located. significantly to its educational and administrative missions.Goals The Health Sciences Bookstore supplies all textbook, dentalThe School of Dentistry is a center for dental education, instrument, and supply needs of the student body and is housedresearch and service. The goals of the school: within the Dental School. • Provide curricula that will prepare graduates in dentistry Research Programs and dental hygiene to ethically, legally and competently Research plays a prominent role in advanced dental and dental practice dentistry. Graduates should have gained a hygiene educational programs. While research projects scientific basis for practice, have developed a sense of conducted in the School of Dentistry are not necessarily a professional and societal responsibilities, be aware of formal part of the educational program of all of its students, community problems and needs while taking an active they do contribute to their education, as well as serving to role in identifying solutions, and recognize the need for advance dentistry. Grants from external funding currently and actively participate in continuing education; amount to over $4.2 million. Many of the researchers who 5
  • 6. School of Dentistryhave obtained these grants serveas mentors for dental students Grading Systemparticipating in the Dental Summer Scholars Program. In this The grading and grade-point system used by all academicselective program, a limited number of students gain an programs in the School of Dentistry is that defined by theeight-week research experience in the mentor’s area of University. It is outlined in the Undergraduate Academicresearch. Regulations and Information section of this catalog.Outreach Programs Incomplete GradesIn keeping with its goal of developing in its students a sense of An instructor may give an incomplete grade (I) to a studentprofessional and societal responsibilities and an awareness of who, because of illness or other valid reasons beyond thecommunity needs and problems, the school offers numerous student’s control, has been unable to complete the work in aoutreach opportunities to students in all of its programs. course. A student who receives an incomplete, and whoIndividuals associated with more than 30 community-based subsequently does not elect to withdraw from the course, mustorganizations, agencies or projects are provided oral health complete the required work by a date specified by thecare by these students and faculty. Representative of these are instructor. Failure to complete required work by this date isthe Kansas City Free Health Clinic or Dental Care With A cause for the incomplete to be changed to an F (failure withoutHeart program (dental care for homeless and/or economically credit). This is exclusive of those courses that are consideredneedy persons), the Northeast Missouri Area Health Education directed individual studies, internships, special topics,Center Dental Clinic or the Theodosia, Mo. project (serving practicums, and research and thesis courses.the underserved in rural settings), the Special Olympics Oral An incomplete is appropriate when enough work in theHealth Screening project (providing oral health assessments to course has been completed that the student can finish thementally or developmentally disabled persons), and treating remaining work without re-enrolling in the course in questionorphaned children each year in Arecibo, Venezuela. or attending additional classes. Otherwise students should initiate withdrawal (but only with permission).Academic/Student Support Services Students may not re-enroll in a course for which anAcademic Monitor incomplete remains on their records.The academic monitor of the School of Dentistry conducts acomprehensive retention program which includes sessions to Degrees Offeredrefine learning skills and to provide tutorial assistance in The School of Dentistry offers a four-year professionalcoursework as needed. Supervised review sessions also are program leading to the doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.)organized for lecture and laboratory sections of many courses. degree, graduate programs leading to a master of science An interceptive system of continuous academic degree in oral biology or in dental hygiene education, graduatemonitoring is in effect. Students who may be experiencing certificates in recognized dental clinical specialties or otheracademic difficulty during a term are identified and advised. dental disciplines, and the bachelor of science degree in dentalThis results in an individualized plan of action to overcome hygiene.any deficiencies. In addition, personal counseling assistance is In addition, the school participates in UMKC’savailable to all students who state or demonstrate a need. Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program through the discipline of oral biology. Please refer to the School of Graduate Studies sectionOffice of Student Programs of this catalog for information on admission criteria and degreeThe Dental School’s Office of Student Programs is concerned requirements.with three primary areas of focus and responsibility: Four-Year Doctor of Dental Surgery Program • Admissions/recruitment; • Student records; Admission Information • Student support services. Any college student or graduate can apply for admission to the four-year doctor of dental surgery program. However, priorityThe majority of student services are provided by this office. In is given to Missouri residents in filling a targeted number ofother cases, the student is referred to the appropriate University positions per class. The school also has contractual or otherstudent affairs offices as is necessary. agreements with the states of Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico Student Support Services provides financial aid (initial and Hawaii to consider for acceptance qualified residents fromassistance and referral), counseling services (initial assistance those states.and referral), a housing file and referral, a part-time job file and Candidates may be considered for acceptance afterreferral, and other services. successful completion of a minimum of 30 hours of college The School of Dentistry also offers the services of a debt credit. After successful completion of a minimum of 60 hoursmanagement counselor to its students and alumni, for guidance of college credit, the accepted applicant will be eligible tomanaging loan programs and general financial advising. enroll in the School of Dentistry. Though applicants with aFinancial Aid minimum of two years of predental education are eligible forFinancial assistance is available from a number of sources, admission consideration in the D.D.S. program, all candidatesprimarily those programs supported by federal legislation for this program are encouraged to complete a baccalaureate(such as the Federal Direct Loan programs and Health degree before entry. In fact, college degree-holders with aProfessions Student Loan). Information on most financial aid broad educational background is the preference of the Dentalprograms available to School of Dentistry students may be Student Admission Committee.found in the School of Dentistry portion of the Financial Aid Admission is on a selective basis and requires more thanCharts section of this catalog. Additional information may be simply meeting certain course or college-hour requirements.gathered from either the Office of Student Programs at the Factors considered in the selection process are the candidates’School of Dentistry (816) 235-2080, or from the Financial Aid academic credentials, Dental Admission Test scores, letters ofand Scholarships Office, 5115 Oak St., Kansas City, MO evaluation, a personal interview, evidence of those candidate64111-2499, (816) 235-1154. As a rule, the student should review factors identified in a later section, and all otherapply for aid as soon as possible after acceptance into the information submitted by the candidates.particular program of study.6
  • 7. School of Dentistry Those who want to apply for admission should contact Although advisable to have DAT scores available as a parteither the pre-health professions adviser at their institutions, of the application file for review by the Dental Studentthe Office of Student Programs of the UMKC School of Admission Committee prior to Nov. 1, a candidate forDentistry or the American Dental Education Association admission may be considered for acceptance into the program(AADSAS), (800) 353-2238, or, for application by the school without the DAT results. In the event that thematerials. candidate is otherwise acceptable, based upon academic and Applications must be completed and submitted for non-academic evidence included in the application, aprocessing by the candidate to the(AADSAS) no later than “provisional acceptance” may be recommended based onDec. 1 of the year prior to desired enrollment. Because all timely submission of satisfactory DAT scores.positions in the next dental class may be filled by Jan. 1 date, For more information or to request a DAT application,an application that is received by the School of Dentistry prior contact the School of Dentistry Office of Student Nov. 1 is strongly encouraged. Nov. 1 stands as apreference deadline date. Approximately 75 candidates are Personal Interviewadmitted to the D.D.S. program annually. A personal interview at the School of Dentistry is required of Counseling by the School of Dentistry’s admissions staff applicants completing the necessary college hours, grade-pointis available to those interested in applying for admission. It is average and DAT requirements. The interview is by invitationadvisable to seek this counseling either prior to entering only; an applicant for admission may not request or early in the college program. Candidate Review FactorsPre-Dental Course Requirements When considering candidates for possible admission, theThere is no required college major for admission to the School DSAC reviews the entire scope of information that is availableof Dentistry. However, certain courses are required prior to on each. For each candidate this will include the academicentering: record (i.e., overall GPA, science GPA and last 30 semester credit hours GPA), DAT scores, their responses to items on theBiology application survey, letters of reference, interview assessment,A minimum of 8 credit hours of biology (or zoology and and any other information provided by the candidate (e.g.,botany) including lab work. personal statement). In addition, the committee will expectChemistry evidence of the following factors in making the difficultA minimum of 8 credit hours (including lab work) in both choices among candidates:general chemistry and organic chemistry. The organicchemistry requirement can be met with a 5-credit-hour 1. Demonstrated investigation of the profession of dentistry;terminal organic chemistry course that includes the aliphatic 2. Evidence of social conscience and compassion (i.e.,caringand aromatic series. Biochemistry may not be substituted for attitude, sensitive to those in need, significant communitygeneral or organic chemistry. activities); 3. Indication of fundamental personal character (i.e.,Physics integrity, maturity, self-reliance, leadership skills);A minimum of 8 credit hours of physics (including lab work) 4. Evidence of critical thinking and problem solving abilitycovering at least the general laws of physics and of mechanics, (e.g., performance in courses requiring this skill such as inheat, light, sound and electricity. One semester (4 credit hours laboratory segments, in formal logic or in researchor more) of college mathematics (college algebra or higher) experiences);may be substituted for some of this requirement. 5. Significant and sustained level of academic achievementEnglish based on full course loads with evidence of a broadA minimum of 6 credit hours of English composition. (Courses science and liberal arts education (i.e., fine arts, business,in speech are not acceptable as substitutes for English.) mathematics, humanities, computer science, etc.); 6. Established effective interpersonal and communicationOther skills (i.e., an ability to communicate orally and inIt is also advantageous to have course credit in mathematics, writing, a capacity to listen, a personality conducive toformal logic, business, social or behavioral sciences (such as forming personal and professional relationships, anpsychology), communication skills, computer science and the involvement in a range of extracurricular activities,humanities. In addition, successfully completing especially those in which significant leadership roles haveundergraduate and/or graduate science courses that have been taken);counterparts in the dental curriculum (e.g. anatomy, 7. Demonstrated ability to balance full academic schedulesbiochemistry, histology, cell biology, neuroscience, with extracurricular involvement or employment (i.e.,microbiology and physiology) is strongly recommended. effective and efficient management of time).Dental Admission Test Because the Dental School Admission Committee looksAnyone seeking admission to the School of Dentistry is closely at information from all sources included in anrequired to obtain satisfactory scores on the Dental Admission applicant’s file, the candidate should make sure thisTest (DAT). This computer-based test is administered through information is consistent among sources. This is especiallythe American Dental Association (ADA) at designated Sylvan true with information supplied directly by the candidate (i.e.,Technology Centers throughout the United States. AADSAS essay, Application Survey, interview or personal The computer-administered DAT is offered throughout the statement). You are strongly encouraged to review all writtenyear at Sylvan Technology Centers by appointment, following materials for consistency and accuracy before submission.application to the ADA. Although the DAT may be taken at Finally, before developing these written materials,any time during the college program, it is recommended candidates are strongly encouraged to honestly and criticallystrongly that it be taken no later than October preceding the assess themselves on all the qualities identified. Following thisyear for which admission is sought and after prerequisite process, candidates are urged to review drafts of thesecoursework in biology, general chemistry and organic documents collectively (e.g., to check for completeness,chemistry has been completed. accuracy and consistency) and to evaluate themselves 7
  • 8. School of Dentistrycomprehensively as if they were a member of the Dental School of Dentistry without going through the AADSASStudent Admission Committee. In areas where the candidate application service.feels a question may arise from the committee review,applicants should include a personal statement or letter to the Special Services Because of Disabilitycommittee. Federal law prohibits UMKC and the School of Dentistry from making pre-admission inquiry about disabilities. InformationNotification of Admission regarding disabilities given voluntarily or receivedApplications for admission are reviewed by the Dental Student inadvertently will not adversely affect any admission decision.Admission Committee. In accordance with the guidelines of Any accepted applicant requiring special services because ofthe American Association of Dental Schools, no notification of disability should notify the School of Dentistry’s assistant deanthe committee’s decision is made to a candidate before Dec. 1 for student programs. This voluntary self-identification ofof the academic year prior to that applicant’s class graduation disability allows the School of Dentistry to prepare appropriatedate. support services to facilitate learning.Formal Notification Curriculum (Four Year Program)After a decision is reached on an application, notification of The school offers a four-year, eight-semester,acceptance is made by mail. The applicant has 30 days from two-summer-term curriculum leading to the doctor of dentalthe date of an acceptance letter to make a required surgery (D.D.S.) degree. This curriculum is designed tononrefundable $200 deposit. If notification of acceptance is prepare graduates in dentistry to deliver patient care with amade after Jan. 1, the candidate must submit the deposit within scientific basis and a caring manner. As such, it provides a15 days of the date of acceptance. sound background in the biomedical, behavioral and clinical A certain number of individuals are placed on an sciences with an emphasis on comprehensive oral health care.alternates list. In the event that a position becomes available, Exposure to clinical dentistry in the first semester of the firstan applicant from this list is chosen to fill the vacancy. year is a hallmark of this curriculum.Alternates may be accepted through the second week of the The first year of dental school focuses on instruction in thebeginning of the program. biomedical sciences that provide a foundation for clinical Notification of alternate status will come by first-class studies. The first-year student also studies dental behavioralmail. If a vacancy does not occur, the alternates’ applications sciences and introductory courses in oral diagnosis and dentalwill be given special consideration for the following entering restorative techniques in a pre-clinical setting. Early clinicalclass upon formal reapplication. Though special consideration exposure is further emphasized with a clinic-based courses inis rendered to these candidates, this should not be assumed to both the first and the second semester. Acquition of basicbe a guarantee of acceptance. diagnostic skills and background knowledge is a goal of the Notification of denial also is sent by first-class mail. If first year of the curriculum.applicants are interested in reapplying, they should make an Biomedical science courses extend into the second year;appointment with a School of Dentistry admission officer to however, the major thrust of the second year is devoted todiscuss the reason for the denial. An explanation of the pre-clinical technique coursework of increasing complexity. Inadmission committee’s decision and advice is offered to the preclinical laboratory courses, students continue learningapplicants to enhance their future applications. the fundamental procedures of dentistry: operative dentstry, prosthodontics (fixed and removable), and endodontics.Minority Recruitment Program Clinically, students are introduced to the basic essential skillsThe School of Dentistry has an active recruitment program to needed in preventive periodontics. Classroom lecture sessionsencourage and assist qualified minority students, particularly are also conducted in each of these areas of dentistry alongthose from under-represented groups in the dental profession, with didactic courses in periodontics, oral diagnosis, oralto pursue careers in dentistry. Native Americans, African radiology, and oral surgery.Americans and Hispanics are strongly encouraged to seek The primary emphasis of the third year of the curriculumadmission to the school. is the clinical practice of dentistry. The general clinic isReserved Admission Program Into Dentistry organized into subunits called teams. Each team includes an(RAPID) established set of faculty and staff. Patients are assigned to The Reserved Admission Program Into Dentistry (RAPID) students for total care, from diagnosis and treatment planningfor the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree at the UMKC through procedures necessary for successful case completion.School of Dentistry enables highly motivated, ambitious, Because all clinical students are assigned operatories in theirtalented students to pursue their dream of becoming a dentist. respective teams for their use in the treatment of their patients,Entry into the program is available to students from Missouri this system approximates private practice in fundamental ways.and Kansas who are nearing completion of their high school While the emphasis of the third and fourth year of the dentaleducation or are in the early years of their undergraduate curriculum is gaining clinical experience, students also attendeducation. advanced classes in periodontics, prosthodontics, oral surgery, RAPID students will have a reserved seat in a future orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, operative dentistry and oralD.D.S. Program class of their choosing. RAPID students may diagnosis/oral medicine.actually begin preparing for professional study as early as their The fourth year involves extensive clinical practice. Therefreshman year in college. RAPID students work on a are a few seminar sessions and formal courses (e.g., practiceone-to-one basis with their college adviser and with administration), but the student’s major responsibility is torepresentatives of the Office of Student Programs at the UMKC perfect diagnostic, patient-management andSchool of Dentistry throughout the time they are in college. technical-treatment skills and demonstrate competence in all To prepare for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) RAPID the skills required by the faculty of the School of Dentistry.students can participate in the School of Dentistry’s An outline of the four-year curriculum by semester istwo-weekend DAT Preparatory Programs and receive a given below.ScholarWare CD-ROM Top Score Pro for the DentalAdmission Test. They apply for admission directly to the8
  • 9. School of DentistryFirst Year Third YearFall Semester Hours Summer Term Hours BIO 203 Cell Biology 3.0 Dentistry 460C Review of Pre-Clinical Dentistry 2.0 BMS 300 Human Gross Anatomy I 5.0 Dentistry 501C Introduction to LSBio 304 Biochemistry and Clinical Dentistry 8.0 Nutrition 4.0 Total Hours 10.0 BMS 308 Histology I 2.5 Fall Semester Hours Dentistry 306 Introduction to Ethics and Dentistry 424 Oral Diagnosis and Professionalism 1.0 Oral Medicine 2.0 Dentistry 314C Introduction to Dentistry 502 Grand Rounds I 1.0 Oral Diagnosis 3.0 Pharmacy 507 Pharmacology Lecture 3.0 Dentistry 316 Dental Morphology I Dentistry 515 Periodontics III Lecture 1.0 (Lec/Lab) 3.0 Dentistry 521 Oral Surgery II Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 318 Dental Biomaterials Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 538 Orthodontics II 1.0 Dentistry 328 Introduction to Clinic 9.0 Dental Literature 1.0 Total Hours 18.0Total Hours 23.5 Winter Semester HoursWinter Semester Hours Dentistry 522 Oral Surgery III Lecture 1.0 BMS 301 Human Gross Anatomy II 5.0 Dentistry 527 Therapeutics 2.0 LSPhys 401 Physiology Lecture 5.0 Dentistry 534 Advanced Prosthodontics 1.0 Dentistry 305 Operative Dentistry I Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 595 Implant Dentistry 1.0 Dentistry 305L Operative Dentistry I Lab 2.0 Dentistry 602 Grand Rounds II 1.0 Dentistry 317 Dental Occlusion (Lecture/Lab) 3.0 Dentistry 633 Community Dentistry 1.0 Dentistry 335 Applied Neuroscience 2.0 Clinic 15.0 Dentistry 350 Histopathology (Lecture/Lab) 2.5 Total Hours 22.0 Dentistry 430C Preventive Periodontics 3.0Total Hours 23.5 Fourth Year Summer Term HoursSecond Year Dentistry 429 Behavioral Science II 1.0 Dentistry 537 Oral Oncology 0.5Fall Semester Hours Dentistry 650 Applied Ethics 0.5 LSMicro 4180 Microbiology 4.0 Clinic 9.0 Dentistry 410 Operative Dentistry II Lecture 1.0 Total Hours 11.0 Dentistry 410L Operative Dentistry II Lab 2.0 Dentistry 412 Anesthesiology I Lecture 1.0 Fall Semester Hours Dentistry 414 Pathology I Lecture 4.0 Dentistry 514 Pathology III Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 416 Complete Removable Dentistry 519 Advanced Dental Materials 0.5 Prosthodontics I Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 603 Grand Rounds III 1.0 Dentistry 416L Complete Removable Dentistry 610 Anxiety/Pain Control in Dentistry 1.0 Prosthodontics I Laboratory 2.0 Dentistry 613 Periodontal Treatment Planning 1.0 Dentistry 422 Fixed Prosthodontics I Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 617 Pediatric Dentistry Seminar 0.5 Dentistry 422L Fixed Prosthodontics I Lab 2.0 Dentistry 630 Practice Administration Dentistry 426 Oral Radiology Lecture 1.0 I Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 435 Endodontics I Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 680 Dental Occlusion IV 0.5 Dentistry 436 Orthodontics: Clinic 13.0 Growth and Development 1.0 Total Hours 20.0Total Hours 21.0 Winter Semester HoursWinter Semester Hours Dentistry 559 DX & Mgt./Orafacial Pain 1.0 Dentistry 411 Operative Dentistry III Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 600 Review of Clinical Dentistry 1.0 Dentistry 415 Pathology II Lecture 3.0 Dentistry 604 Grand Rounds IV 1.0 Dentistry 417 Removable Partial Dentistry 605 Review of Clinical Dentistry II 1.0 Prosthodontics 3.0 Dentistry 614 Dentistry for the Special Patient 2.0 Dentistry 420 Periodontics I and II 2.0 Dentistry 618 Dental Jurisprudence and Ethics 1.0 Dentistry 423 Fixed Prosthodontics Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 631 Practice Administration II Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 423L Fixed Prosthodontics Lab 2.0 Clinic 13.0 Dentistry 431 Pediatric Dentistry I 1.0 Total Hours 21.0 Dentistry 439 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 1.0 Technical Standards Dentistry 440 Oral Surgery I Lecture 1.0 The dental degree signifies that the holder is a dentist who has Dentistry 441C Introduction to Clinical received sufficient training in dental education to practice Dentistry 2.0 dentistry. It follows that graduates must have acquired and Dentistry 442 Endodontics II Lecture 1.0 demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities to function in Dentistry 442L Endodontics II Laboratory 2.0 a broad variety of clinical situations and to render a wide Dentistry 524 Principles of Medicine spectrum of dental care. and Physical Diagnosis 2.0 Candidates for admission into the D.D.S. program must Dentistry 526 Orthodontics I Lecture 1.0 possess abilities and skills in the following areas: Dentistry 526L Orthodontics I Laboratory 2.0 Dentistry 556 Radiographic Interpretation 0.5 ObservationTotal Hours 25.5 Candidates must be able to accurately observe laboratory experiments, preclinical demonstrations, clinical laboratory procedures and patient-care activities. 9
  • 10. School of DentistryCommunication repeated courses and both grades will appear on theirCandidates must be able to communicate effectively and transcript and be included in the student’s grade-pointsensitively with patients and with all members of the average. Students who fail only one course in a givenhealth-care team. semester may petition the course instructor for aMotor remediation program if their failure was the result ofCandidates must be able to perform all necessary preclinical performance slightly below acceptable standard (e.g., 60procedures. They must be able to execute motor movements percent where 65 percent is required for passing or poorrequired to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan, and to performance on one section of the course with acceptableprovide patient care, including emergency treatment. performance in other sections). Any remediation program can take whatever form the course instructor deemsIntellectual-conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative appropriate. Possible examples:Abilities • Independent study for a number of weeks followedA candidate must have intellectual-conceptual, integrative and by an examination;quantitative abilities that include measurement, calculation, • Remedial summer laboratory work followed by areasoning, analysis and synthesis. Problem solving, one of the laboratory examination;critical skills demanded of dentists, requires all of these • A series of written exercises followed by anintellectual abilities. In addition, the candidate must be able to examination.comprehend three-dimensional relationships and understandthe spatial relationships of structures. If students successfully complete a remediation program, theirEmotional and Behavioral Attributes grades of F will be changed to grades of D.Candidates must possess the capability required for full use of Any student who fails a course will be required to appearintellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt before the academic standards committee and present ancompletion of responsibilities regarding the diagnosis, altered curriculum plan that includes the completion of thistreatment planning and care of patients, and the development course for the committee’s approval. An approved alteredof mature, sensitive and effective professional relationships curriculum plan may result in an extension of the academicwith patients. Candidates must be able to cope with taxing program because the student has demonstrated difficulty inworkloads and to function effectively under stress. A candidate dealing with the standard curriculum and may need additionalalso must be able to adapt to changing environments, to display coursework, review and/or supplemental instruction toflexibility and to learn to function in the face of uncertainties in successfully complete the curriculum.the clinical problems of many patients. In addition, personal Standards of Professional Growth and Developmentqualities such as compassion, integrity, concern for others,interpersonal skills, interest and motivation should be assessed 1. Dental students must achieve and consistentlyduring the admissions and education processes. Technological demonstrate acceptable levels of personal hygiene andcompensation can be made for some inadequacies in certain dress.areas, but a candidate must be able to perform in a reasonably 2. Dental students must achieve and consistentlyindependent manner. demonstrate concern for patients, peers and others. 3. Dental students’ behavior must exemplify the highestAcademic Standards moral and ethical standards. The following representProfessional education in the health sciences manifests conduct that is incompatible with these standards:characteristics that are distinct from other advanced • Any behavior that tends to gain an unfair advantageeducational programs. Academic standards of the School of for any student in an academic matter. This includesDentistry are established to ensure that the public, whose but is not necessarily limited to the followinghealth will be entrusted to graduates of the schools programs, guidelines:will receive care of professionally acceptable quality and thatthe care will be provided in an ethical and professional manner. (a) No student shall, during an examination, have,The school’s academic requirements are described in the use or solicit any unauthorized information orfollowing two sets of standards, one for scholarly achievement material (written or oral), copy from anotherand one for professional growth and development. student’s paper or discuss the examination with any other person;Standards of Scholarship (b) No student shall, during an examination, 1. Dental students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA each knowingly give any unauthorized aid to another semester in dental school. Failure to attain a 2.5 GPA in student; any semester will result in the students being placed on (c) No student shall acquire, by any means, probation for the next semester. For a semester to count knowledge of the contents of an examination towards removing students from probation, they must be yet to be given; enrolled full-time (at least 6 hours in summer or 12 hours (d) No student shall fraudulently claim for credit in fall or winter). All students who are placed on any classroom, clinical, laboratory or other probation must review their academic progress with the procedure or assignment performed by an chair of the academic standards committee. A second unauthorized person, including a fellow student. consecutive semester with a GPA below 2.5 will result in • Any behavior in violation of the rights of any dismissal from the school. A total of three semesters with member of the School of Dentistry community or GPAs below 2.5 will result in dismissal from the school. patients in the school’s dental clinic. This includes 2. Failure of any course (receiving a grade of F) will but is not necessarily limited to: necessitate additional work to remove or replace the F. (a) Theft of property; The course may be repeated at another dental school, with (b) Physical or psychological abuse; the approval of the assistant dean for academic affairs, or (c) Intentional damage to another’s property; during the next offering of the course at this school. (d) Obstruction or disruption of any authorized Students will receive whatever grade they earn in the activities (teaching, research or administrative10
  • 11. School of Dentistry duties) being conducted by a member of the Student Organizations/Activities School of Dentistry community. Dental students qualify for membership in a variety of student (e) Any illegal use of drugs or abuse of alcohol that organizations. Most are affiliated with national dental offices. makes the student less able to perform his or Students also can participate in other non-dentistry-oriented her duties satisfactorily. organizations. • Any behavior in violation of the property of the School of Dentistry. This includes but is not Advanced Education Programs necessarily limited to: Chairman, Advanced Education Committee: (a) Theft of property; John W. Rapley, D.D.S., M.S. (b) Willful damage to property; The School of Dentistry offers advanced education curricula (c) Alteration or misuse of documents or records of leading to graduate certificates in each of five clinical dental the school; (d) Unauthorized entry into or use of the school’s specialty areas (oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics facilities. and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics), a certificate in general dentistry, a 4. Serious deficiencies in standards such as those listed in certificate in diagnostic sciences (with emphasis areas of either (1.) or (2.) above, or conduct by a student such as that oral medicine or oral and maxillofacial radiology), and a outlined in (3.) above, or as outlined in section 6.01, master of science degree in either oral biology or dental Standards of Conduct, of the University of Missouri hygiene education. Collected Rules and Regulations, shall be reported to the Student Honor Council. The Student Honor Council shall Application Information hear the case and report its recommendation to the dean. Applicants to any advanced education program of the School Final action will be decided by the dean. of Dentistry must submit all of the following information: • Curriculum vitae;Requirements for Awarding the D.D.S. • Original essay of one page describing their professionalDegree goals; • Reference (by a minimum of three individuals capable of 1. Satisfactory completion of the program; evaluating the academic potential of the candidates for 2. A cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or higher for the advanced education program study); student’s period as a dental student; • Transcripts (from undergraduate, dental, graduate and 3. A passing grade on all sections of Part I and Part II of the professional schools attended); National Board Dental Examinations; • National board scores; 4. A demonstrated ability to meet the standards for • Class rank in dental school (if applicable). professional growth and development. Additional information, as identified below, must be suppliedCost Estimates by international student applicants:The estimated cost (exclusive of living costs) for the four-year • TOEFL scores (minimum of 550 on the paper test or 213D.D.S. curriculum at the School of Dentistry is $84,552. The on the computer based version) or a demonstrated facilityamount is based on fees established and costs existing at the in the English language (if English is not the primarytime of printing. This is itemized by type of expense and by language of the applicant);year. • Financial statement (guarantee of full financial support or Note: Educational fees and books/equipment costs are of sufficient financial resources for the entire cost of thesubject to change without notice. program, including living expenses).First Year (fall and winter semesters) Advanced education programs (except where indicated) accept Books, Equipment and Supplies $6,845 the UMKC Application Form. International applicants must Educational Fees (Resident) 14,907 use the UMKC International Application for Admission. These First-Year Total $21,752 forms are available from the Office of Student Programs of theSecond Year (fall and winter semesters) School of Dentistry or at Books, Equipment and Supplies $6,765 The application and required supporting documents should be Educational Fees (Resident) 14,907 sent to the chairman of the Advanced Education Committee, Second-Year Total $21,672 c/o Office of Student Programs, at the address at the beginningThird Year (one 13-week summer term plus fall and winter of this section.semesters) In addition, the programs in advanced education in general Books, Equipment and Supplies $2,555 dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and pediatric dentistry Educational Fees (Resident) 18,634 also accept the Postdoctoral Application Support Services Third-Year Total $21,189 (PASS) application. Information on the application supportFourth Year (one 13-week summer term plus fall and service and application form is available from the Office ofwinter semesters) Student Programs of the School of Dentistry at the address at Books, Equipment and Supplies $1,305 the beginning of this section, at, and at the Educational Fees (Resident) 18,634 admissions phone numbers at the beginning of this section. All Fourth-Year Total $19,939 required PASS materials should be submitted with the completed PASS application to PASS, 1625 MassachusettsFour-Year Total $84,552 Ave. N.W., Suite 101, Washington, D.C. 20036. The remainderNon-resident students (those not from Missouri, Kansas, of the information required by the advanced educationArkansas or New Mexico) are assessed an additional $7,192 programs should be sent to the Office of Student Programs.each fall and winter semester and $3,596 for each of the two General questions concerning advanced educationsummer terms. programs should be directed to the chairman of the Advanced 11
  • 12. School of DentistryEducation Committee at the mailing address at the beginning Fall/Winter Semester (Each)of this section or at (816) 235-5210. However, specific Educational Fee (Resident) $3,290.40questions regarding any advanced education program should Educational Fee (Non-resident) $6,618.60be directed to the pertinent program director. Graduate Activity/Building/Computing/Health Fees $168.96program directors along with their telephone numbers areidentified in a subsequent section. Academic Standards and Procedures:Financial Assistance Advanced Education/Graduate Students The following academic standards and the procedures to beEligible advanced education students (i.e., those who have used in dealing with cases of academic difficulty apply toearned a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an American Dental students in all advanced education/graduate programs of theAssociation or a Canadian Dental Association accredited School of Dentistry.program or who hold valid licenses to practice dentistry in oneor more states of the United States) in the graduate certificate Standards of Scholarshipprograms of diagnostic sciences (general practice residencyyear only), general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, 1. Graduate students, regardless of classification, mustorthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, maintain a 3.0 (B) GPA for all coursework taken forperiodontics and prosthodontics receive an annual financial graduate credit at UMKC.stipend contingent on availabilty of Graduate Medical 2. Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 (B) GPA in theirEducation (GME) funding. Please refer to the descriptions of graduate dental certificate specialty coursework.* 3. Grades in graduate dental certificate specialty areathese programs for the stipend amounts for the current coursework must be B or better. Any graduate dentalacademic year. certificate specialty area course that is graded below B Aside from financial stipends, graduate students in general must be repeated.*dentistry, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics,Periodontics and Prosthodontics, participate in an * Applies only to students enrolled in graduate dentalincentive-based clinical income sharing program; 33 percent of certificate programs.the net fees collected for clinical treatment provided by aresident in one of these programs will be paid to the student. ProbationNet collected clinical fees are defined as gross clinical fees 1. Whenever the overall GPA for UMKC courses taken forcollected less scheduled laboratory fees incurred as a part of graduate credit by a graduate student of any classificationthe treatment procedures and less any waivers granted (except falls below 3.0 (B), the student’s status for the next termthose authorized for payment to the resident by the Assistant becomes “On probation - See principal graduate adviser.”Dean for Clinical Programs). The principal graduate adviser will review the student’s Financial aid for advanced education students is also progress and provide counsel, and the followingavailable in the form of a limited number of Chancellor’s conditions apply:Non-Resident Awards or graduate research assistantships. TheChancellor’s Non-Resident Award provides for the (a) A graduate student on probation who is not restorednon-resident tuition only (i.e., the difference between Missouri to good academic standing by the end of tworesident and nonresident fees), while the graduate research successive semesters will be declared ineligible toassistantship includes a stipend plus an award equivalent to the re-enroll;basic education fees (at regular graduate student fee rate and (b) While on probation, a graduate student must achievenot at the graduate dental student fee rate) for 6 hours of a 3.0 term GPA to enroll for the ensuing term;graduate credit for both fall and winter semesters. Both (c) A graduate student on probation will not be restoredcategories of awards are made on a competitive basis, with to good standing until a cumulative graduate-creditquality of academic record as a major criterion. History of GPA of at least 3.0 is achieved.research experience or potential for research in the graduate 2. Whenever the overall GPA for courses taken in theprogram also serves to identify candidates for the graduate student’s graduate dental certificate specialty area fallsresearch assistantship. below 3.0, the student will be placed on probation and the Other forms of financial aid may be available from federal following conditions apply:*loan programs (depending on whether or not lending limits (a) A graduate student on probation who is not restoredhave been reached) or from other funding agencies. to good academic standing by the end of twoEnrollment Fees successive semesters will be declared ineligible toBelow are outlined the various enrollment fees per term for all re-enroll;advanced education programs at the School of Dentistry except (b) While on probation, a graduate student must achievethose for the M.S. in oral biology, the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. a 3.0 graduate dental certificate specialty area GPAand the M.S. in dental hygiene education programs (see to enroll for the ensuing term;subsequent part of this catalog section). These fees assume (c) A graduate student on probation will not be restoredenrollment in 7 or more credit hours for the summer session, to good standing until a graduate dental certificateand 14 or more credit hours for each of the fall and winter specialty area GPA of at least 3.0 is achieved.semesters. Most programs require fewer credit hours than * Applies only to students enrolled in graduate dentalthose per term. certificate programs. Note: Indicated fees are correct at time of printing.However, fees are subject to change without notice. DismissalSummer Term 1. A graduate student who is on probation and fails to attain Educational Fee (Resident) $1,645.20 an overall GPA of at least 3.0 by the end of two successive Educational Fee (Non-resident) $3,309.30 semesters will be dismissed from the program. Activity/Building/Computing/Health Fees $86.48 2. A graduate student who is on probation and fails to attain a 3.0 term GPA for the succeeding term will be dismissed.12
  • 13. School of Dentistry 3. A graduate student who is on probation and fails to attain • Periodontics; a graduate dental certificate specialty area GPA of at least • Prosthodontics. 3.0 by the end of two successive semesters will be dismissed from the program.* General Nature of Programs 4. A graduate student who is on probation and fails to attain Each certificate program curriculum is designed to prepare the a 3.0 graduate dental certificate specialty area GPA for the student for specialty practice and to help the student meet the succeeding term will be dismissed.* educational training requirements for examination by the 5. A graduate student who receives more than four hours of appropriate American dental-specialty board. All programs 2.0 (C) grades or below for courses included in the begin with the summer term (the first week of July) except for student’s graduate program of studies will be dismissed.* graduate dental hygiene education, which begins with the fall semester. Programs vary in length from 12 to 72 months.* Applies only to students enrolled in graduate dentalcertificate programs. Application DeadlineAppeal All graduate dental certificate programs with the exception ofAny student who is dismissed from the program has the right oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry andto appeal that decision. Appeals shall be made in writing to the periodontics observe an application deadline date of Oct. 1.associate dean for academic affairs within one week from the This deadline date for receipt of applications at the school istime the student receives a notice of dismissal. The associate one year before the anticipated enrollment in the program.dean for academic affairs in conjunction with the chair of the Deadline dates for oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodonticsAdvanced Education Committee shall select a hearing panel of and pediatric dentistry programs are Aug. 15, Sept. 1 and Oct.five members of the Advanced Education Committee to hear 15, respectively.the student’s appeal. At least one member of the hearing panel Graduate dental certificate programs in diagnosticwill be a student. The program director of the program in sciences, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics,which the appealing student is enrolled shall be ineligible to sit periodontics, and prosthodontics require the UMKCon the panel. The hearing panel will be chaired by the associate application and the associated supplemental information thatdean for academic affairs. A meeting of the hearing panel will was indicated previously. This application material should bebe scheduled within two weeks of the receipt of the student’s sent to the chairman of the Advanced Education Committee,appeal. During the time the appeal process is being conducted c/o Office of Student Programs, UMKC School of Dentistry,the student shall be allowed to continue in the program. 650 E. 25th St., Kansas City, MO 64108-2795. The hearing panel shall be provided with written The remaining graduate dental certificate programs (i.e.,statements from the student and the program director as well as advanced education in general dentistry, oral and maxillofacialall relevant records and documents. The program director or surgery, and pediatric dentistry) require either a UMKCdesignated substitute and the appealing student must attend the application (and associated supplemental information) orhearing to provide additional information and answer questions application through the Postdoctoral Application Supportfrom the hearing panel. Other individuals who have Services (PASS). A completed PASS application and otherinformation relevant to the situation may be invited to present materials required by the service should be sent to the addresstheir information and answer questions for the panel. The given on the application or as provided earlier. The PASSstudent may have an adviser present to advise the student, but application should not be sent to UMKC. Be aware that aboutthis adviser shall be limited to providing advice to the student. three weeks is required by the service to process PASS After reviewing the information and conducting the applications and deliver them to the designated programs. Thehearing, the hearing panel shall make its recommendation length of this processing period should be considered by theregarding disposition of the case to the dean. All five appointed candidate so as to meet relevant application deadlines.members of the hearing panel shall have a vote. In case of a tie, The graduate certificate programs in oral and maxillofacialthe associate dean for academic affairs shall cast the deciding surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and pediatricvote. The dean of the School of Dentistry will make the final dentistry participate in the National Matching Servicesdecision and communicate that decision to the student and the (MATCH) process. Candidates to these programs also mustprogram director. submit to MATCH completed Applicant Agreement and Rank Order List forms by the deadline dates established by MATCH.Students in Cooperative Programs There are two phases of the MATCH process, each with itsStudents enrolled in programs operated jointly by the School deadline date for receipt of Rank Order List forms fromof Dentistry and other institutions, such as Children’s Mercy applicants. The Phase I deadline (typically toward the end ofHospital and Truman Medical Center, must remain in good November each year) is for applicants to the orthodontics andstanding with both organizations cooperating in the program. dentofacial orthopedics program. The Phase II deadlineA student who is dismissed by either of the cooperating (typically in the middle of January annually) is for thoseinstitutions is ineligible to continue in the program. applying for admission to the oral and maxillofacial surgery and pediatric dentistry programs.Dental Graduate Certificate Necessary forms to participate in the MATCH processPrograms may be obtained from National Matching Services, 595 BayA graduate certificate program is offered in each of the Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C2.following areas: Requirements and Procedure for Admission • Advanced Education in General Dentistry; Admission to a graduate dental certificate program is • Diagnostic Sciences;(with emphasis on Oral competitive. Primary focus is on the applicant’s academic Maxillofacial Radiology or Oral Medicine) record while in dental school, including national board scores. • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Emphasis also is placed on information gathered from letters • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics; of evaluation and curriculum vitae (such as quality of • Pediatric Dentistry; professional practice experience, continuing education experience, research activities, leadership and involvement and 13
  • 14. School of Dentistryparticipation in professional societies and community service). Diagnostic Science: Oral MedicineAnother fundamental source of information is supplied from a Emphasis Areapersonal on-site interview that is required of most programs Director/Fellow of Dental Surgery (Oral Medicine):and is by invitation. Christopher G. Cumming, B.D.S., D.M.D., Ph.D. Applicants to a graduate dental certificate program must Faculty:hold a D.D.S. degree or equivalent from a program accredited John Dane, D.D.S.either by the American Dental Association (ADA) or theCanadian Dental Association (CDA). Graduates of foreign Stipenddental schools, however, are eligible to apply for admission First year: $32,000 (see information for eligibility)only to the certificate program in prosthodontics. Second year: $12,000 Third year: $12,000AdmissionA subcommittee of the Advanced Education Committee (AEC) This is a three-year program, commencing July l, and leads toserves as the admission review board for each of the graduate certification in oral medicine. It is also possible to pursue adental certificate programs. Each program has its own master of science degree in oral biology. A separate applicationadmission review board. At a minimum, the admission review process is required for admission into this master’s program.board consists of the respective program director and at least The first year of the program is a hospital-based,two other full-time faculty members. ADA-accredited general practice residency program conducted Each program’s admission review board submits its at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood. The second and thirdrecommendations for acceptance to the AEC for consideration. years of the program will be oral diagnosis/oral medicine. TheRecommendations for acceptance include those identified as program is designed so that at the completion of the program,prime candidates (equal in number to the number of available the graduate will be prepared to take the boards of theresidencies in the program) and those who serve as American Board of Oral Medicine. If the student is accepted“alternates.” Acceptance or denial of each recommended into the master of science program original research iscandidate is made by the AEC. required, and on satisfactory completion of a thesis and the course work required, the master of science degree will beProgram Descriptions awarded. Stipends for the first-year general practice residency willAdvanced Education in General Dentistry be that of the hospital’s first-year residents. Amount of theDirector: stipend will be approximately $32,000 and will be offered to John W. Thurmond, D.D.S., M.S. eligible individuals (i.e., those who have earned aFaculty: D.D.S./D.M.D. degree from an American Dental Association Dean A. Elledge, D.D.S., M.S. or a Canadian Dental Association accredited program or who hold a valid license to practice dentistry in one or more statesStipend of the United States) contingent on Graduate Medical $20,000-$22,000* Education funding. The second and third years provide 33 percent of clinic fee collections (as defined in the financial support based on the resident’s practice of general Financial Assistance section) dentistry through this program at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood. A maximum of three students will be*Available to eligible residents (i.e., those who have earned a accepted on an annual basis. An applicant to this program mustD.D.S./D.M.D. degree from an American Dental Association submit evidence of graduation with a D.D.S./D.M.D. degreeor a Canadian Dental Association accredited program or who from a school accredited by the American Dental Associationhold a valid license to practice dentistry in one or more states or Canadian Dental Association.of the United States) contingent on Graduate Medical Questions about this program may be answered byEducation funding. contacting the program director’s office, (913) 588-9200 or The advanced education in general dentistry program is a program beginning in July for six residents and isdesigned to refine and advance knowledge and clinical skills in Endodonticsthe practice of dentistry. The program bridges the gap between Director:dental school and dental practice. Clinical instruction is James C. Kulild, D.D.S., M.S., Diplomate, Americanoffered in all of the clinical disciplines. The didactic Board of Endodonticscomponent provides postgraduate training in the basic and Faculty:behavioral sciences, as well as the clinical sciences and James A. Dryden, D.D.S., M.S., Diplomate, Americanpractice management. On completion of this program a Board of Endodontics, Charles Lee, D.D.S., Felix G.certificate in general dentistry will be awarded. Quiason, D.D.S., Robert H. Altomare, D.D.S., Barton W. An optional second year of residency is offered for two Putnam, D.D.S.students. The emphases during this year of the program are inadvanced restorative and implant dentistry. Stipend Application to this program is either through UMKC or $20,000-$22,000*through the Postdoctoral Application Support Services (PASS). 33 percent of clinic fee collections (as defined in theSee the application information in this section for greater detail Financial Assistance section)on both. The deadline for receipt of application at the school is * Available to eligible residents (i.e. those who have earned aOct. 1 of the year prior to planned enrollment. D.D.S./D.M.D. degree from an American Dental Association Questions about this program may be answered by or a Canadian Dental Association accredited program or whocontacting the program director’s office at (816) 235-2164 or hold a valid license to practice dentistry in one or more of the United States) contingent on Graduate Medical Education funding.14
  • 15. School of Dentistry The program will be 24 months in length beginning in by th American Dental Association or Canadian DentalJuly. It is designed to prepare the student for a career in clinical Association are preferred. Graduates of dental programs not soendodontics, research and teaching. Clinical experience accredited will be considered on a case-by-case basis.emphasizes nonsurgical and surgical endodontics, as well as Questions about this program may be answered byemphasis on re-treatment, both nonsurgical and surgical. contacting the program director’s office at (816) 235-2138.Opportunity to treat patients with intravenous sedation willalso be available and highly recommended. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Two students will be accepted into the program annually. Director:Applicants should be graduates of accredited ADA or CDA Brett L. Ferguson, D.D.S., Diplomate, American Board ofschools and preferably in the top 25 percent of their graduating Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS)class. Preference will be given to applicants who have Faculty:completed a general practice residency or practiced at least two Alan R. Brown, D.D.S., Diplomate, American Board ofyears in general dentistry. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS); Rudane E. Application for admission must be received at UMKC Shultz, D.D.S., Diplomate, ABOMS; Edward L. Mosby,School of Dentistry on or before Oct.1 of the year prior to D.D.S., Diplomate, ABOMS; C. Keith Schmitt, D.D.S.,planned enrollment. Diplomate, ABOMS; Steven J. Richter, D.D.S., Applications may be requested from the Office of Student Diplomate, ABOMSprograms. Questions about the graduate endodontic programmay be answered by contacting the program directors office. Stipend First year $32,000 Fourth year $35,750Diagnostic Sciences: Second year $33,250 Fifth year $37,000Emphasis Area Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Third year $34,500 Six year $38,250Director: Jerald O. Katz, DMD, MS, Diplomate, American Board This six-year program, which begins in July, is open to of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology applicants who have a doctoral degree in dentistry from anFaculty: ADA accredited dental school, and who are interested in Christos Aggelopoulos, D.D.S; John Dane, D.D.S; completing both a medical degree and certificate of residency William J. Fields, B.S, M.S.; Patrick K. Hardman, D.D.S., training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. M.S The program divides the training between the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program and the curriculum ofStipend the School of Medicine. This program provides in-depth First year $32,000 coverage of orthognathic surgery, reconstructive surgery, Second year $20,000-$22,000 implant surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, trauma, Third year $20,000-$22,000 dento-alveolar surgery and anesthesia, as well as all required*Available to eligible residents (i.e. those who have earned a basic science and clinical medicine courses for the doctor ofDDS/DMD degree from an American Dental Association or a medicine degree. A thesis is not required; however, publicationCanadian Dental Association accredited program or who hold in major journals is a requirement of the training program.a valid license to practice dentistry in one or more states of the An Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program is offered through theUnited States) contingent on Graduate Medical Education School of Graduate Studies as an elective for qualified andfunding. In the second and third year, students may be eligible interested program residents. This will require additional yearsfor additional financial support (up to $12,000 per year) based of study and clinical experience, and will also require a thesis.on the practice of general dentistry through the program at Separate application to this program will be made afterTruman Medical Center-Lakewood. beginning the residency. This 36-month program begins July 1 and leads to Openings are limited to two individuals each year, andcertification in oral and maxillofacial radiology. Students may new residents must be prepared to begin their training on Julyapply for a master of science degree in oral biology. A separate 1. Applicants accepted into this program must have theapplication process is required for admission into the master’s necessary training to obtain a permanent dental license in theprogram. state of Missouri prior to the start of their training. Residents The first year of the program is a hospital-based, are required to enroll in both the UMKC School of DentistryADA-accrediated general practice residency program and UMKC School of Medicine, depending on course andconducted at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood. the second residency requirements being fulfilled in a given term.and third years of the program are in oral and maxillofacial Appropriate fees from both schools are applicable.radiology. The curriculum is designed so that at the completion To be considered for admission to the UMKC School ofof the program, the graduate will be eligible to take the Medicine, one must be a United States citizen or be aAmerican Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology exam. If permanent resident of the United States; if you hold aaccepted into the master of science in oral biology program, permanent resident visa, a copy should be included in youradditional courses and original research is required. On application materials.satifactory completion of a thesis and courses, the master of Interested applicants must apply through the Postdoctoralscience degree will be awarded. Application Support Services (PASS); this program also An optional 30-month program, which does not include participates in the National Matching Services (MATCH). Seethe general practice residency, is offered on a space available the application information in this section for more detailsbasis. This program also leads to a certificate in oral and regarding additional information to be supplied by themaxillofacial radiology and a master of science degree in oral applicant.biology. For eligible residents*(see above), stipending will be Deadline for receipt of application at the school is Sept. 1$20,000-$22,000 per year for the 30-month program, of the year prior to anticipated enrollment. An by-invitationcontingent on Graduate Medical Education funding. interview is a required part of the application process. One student is accepted into the program per year. Please note that score results of the MCAT examinationApplicants with a DDS/DMD degree from a school accredited are not a requirement of this program. 15
  • 16. School of Dentistry Questions about this program may be answered by Pediatric Dentistrycontacting the program director’s office at (816) 556-3023. Director:Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics James W. Lowe, D.D.S., M.S., Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric DentistryDirector and Chair: Faculty: Dennis M. Killiany, D.D.S., M.S. John I. Haynes, D.D.S., M.A.; Brenda S. Bohaty, D.D.S.,Faculty: M.S., Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry; Ram K. Grandhi, B.D.S., M.S. Paulette Spencer, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Robin L. Onikul,Stipend D.D.S., Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric $20,000-$22,000* Dentistry 33 percent of clinical fee collections (as defined in the Stipend Financial Assistance section). First year $37,000**Available to eligible program residents (i.e., those who have Second year $39,500*earned a D.D.S./D.M.D. degree from an American Dental * Plus fringe benefits.Association or a Canadian Dental Association accredited The program in pediatric dentistry is a 24-month programprogram. beginning in July. It is designed to prepare the student for a The advanced education program in orthodontics and dental practice limited to children. Academic training includesdentofacial orthopedics has existed since 1946. Nearly 300 interdisciplinary seminars and coursework in the basicUMKC graduates are currently in full-time orthodontic sciences. Clinical training in pediatric dentistry is primarilypractice. They reside in 36 different states and four foreign conducted at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.countries. The requirements for admission: This is a full-time, 26-month program that begins in July.It is designed to prepare the student for community practice of 1. A D.D.S. or D.M.D. from an ADA- or CDA-accreditedorthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Curriculum dental program;emphasis is placed on the edgewise technique and on 2. Three letters of recommendation from people able tointerceptive and functional treatment. Management of judge the applicant’s professional competence andcraniofacial anomalies is taught didactically and clinically in potential for advanced education in pediatric dentistry;association with the craniofacial team at St. Luke’s Hospital. 3. A record of academic success that would indicate theObjective inquiry and statistical validation are emphasized in ability and motivation for graduate-level studies. Previousall aspects of this program. Completion of an original research experience and an orientation to working with children isproject and paper is required. The computerized clinic facility considered a working-research model that simulates the private practiceenvironment. Students can also complete an M.S. degree in Those qualified for admission will be invited to come for aoral biology. A separate application is required for the master’s personal interview with the program director and faculty. Twoprogram. students are accepted each year into this program. Four students are accepted in this program The deadline for receipt of application at the school is Oct.annually.Applications are considered from the following 15 of the year prior to planned enrollment. Application is madegroups: either through UMKC or through the Postgraduate Application Fourth-year dental students from ADA- or Support Service (PASS). See the application information inCDA-accredited schools who are in the top 50 percent of their this section for greater detail on both. Applicants must alsograduating class; participate in the National Matching Services (MATCH). graduates of schools who ranked in the top 50 percent of Questions about this program may be answered bytheir graduating classes; contacting the program director’s office at (816) 234-3162 or and other dental specialty program prior to enrollment in program; or graduates of schools who ranked in the top 50percent of their graduating class and have been full-time Periodonticsfaculty members for at least two years prior to application. Director: Selection of candidates is a twofold process. First, Simon R. MacNeill, B.D.S., D.D.S., Diplomate,candidates are stratified on the basis of academic and American Board of Periodontologyprofessional performance. Class standing, national board Faculty:performance, specialty program, practice experience, John W. Rapley, D.D.S., M.S., Diplomate, Americanleadership roles in organized dental groups, dental school Board of Periodontology; Charles M. Cobb, D.D.S., M.S.,teaching, research experience and recommendations are all Ph.D., Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology;considered. David Pippin, DDS, M.S., Nancy Newhouse, D.D.S., Secondly, applicants meeting screening criteria are invited M.S., Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology;for interviews. All interviews are conducted at the School of Lynn Friesen, D.D.S., Diplomate, American Board ofDentistry on the same day and all invited candidates must Periodontology; Mark Edwards, D.D.S.; David Thein,attend this session to be eligible final selection into the class. D.D.S. Application for admission must be received at the school Stipendon or before Sept. 5 of the year prior to planned enrollment. $20,000-$22,000* Applications may be requested from the Office of Student 33 percent of clinic fee collections (as defined in thePrograms. Our Web site at Financial Assistance section)contains a link to Student Programs. * Available to eligible residents (i.e. those who have earned a D.D.S./D.M.D. degree from an from an American Dental Association or a Canadian Dental Association accredited program or who hold a valid license to practice dentistry in one16
  • 17. School of Dentistryor more states of the United States) contingent on Graduate and interests. Original research leading to the master of scienceMedical Education funding. in oral biology or the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. is encouraged. The program in periodontics is 36 months long, beginning The certificate in prosthodontics is a 33 month July. It is designed to enable the student to acquire a depth The master of science in oral biology program is a 36 monthof understanding in oral biology; to become acquainted with program.the problems in the biology and pathology of oral tissues; and The deadline for receipt of application at the school is treat adequately these problems with current knowledge and 1 of the year prior to planned enrollment. No more than twotechniques. candidates are accepted each year. The student is encouraged to use interdisciplinary Questions about this program may be answered byapproaches in the solution of investigative and clinical contacting the program director’s office atproblems. Every attempt is made to personalize treatment on the clinical and microbial presentation of the patient,as well as the patient’s response to earlier therapy. The Master of Science in Oral Biologyprogram is designed to provide bioclinicians who will become Chairman, Department of Oral Biology:key professionals in clinical practice, research and teaching, J. David Eick, Ph.D.both to the profession and to the community. Original research Director of Graduate Studies and Research and Professor,leading to the M.S. in oral biology is possible. Meeting all Departments of Oral Biology & Pediatric Dentistryeligibility criteria of the M.S. in oral biology program is Paulette Spencer, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.necessary for acceptance into the periodontics program. An Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biologyapplicant for this program must be a citizen of the United Jian Q. Feng, M.D., Ph.D.; Carole P. McArthur, M.D.,States or a foreign national having a visa permitting permanent Ph.D.residence in the United States. Applicants also must submit Doctoral Faculty Participation:evidence of graduation from a school of dentistry accredited by Cecil Chappelow, Charles Cobb, Lynda Bonewald, Sarahthe American Dental Association or the Canadian Dental Dallas, J. David Eick, Philip Feil, Jian Q. Feng, AlanAssociation or verification from the dean of an accredited Glaros, Steve Harris, Carole McArthur, Michael Reed,dental school that the applicant will graduate during the current Paulette Spencer, John L. Williamsacademic year. The deadline for receipt of application at the school is General Nature of the ProgramSept. 1 of the year preceding planned enrollment. Two The School of Dentistry offers a program leading to an M.S. instudents are accepted into this program each year. oral biology. Separate applications are required for the master Questions about this program may be answered by of science program in oral biology. The goal of the program iscontacting the program director’s office at (816) 235-2119 or to introduce students to the scientific method and to assist in developing academic careers. The program includesProsthodontics advanced work in basic, behavioral and clinical sciences relating to dentistry. The coursework and thesis present anDirector: opportunity for the student to cross traditional departmental Gerald D. Woolsey, D.D.S.,M.S., Diplomate, American lines and undertake an interdisciplinary approach to the study Board of Prosthodontics of problems related to oral biology. On successful completionFaculty: of all necessary coursework and thesis requirements, the Richard A. Anderson, D.D.S., Diplomate, American student is awarded a master of science degree in oral biology. Board of Prosthodontics; C. Weldon Elrod, D.M.D., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics; Stuart Admission Information Dexter, D.D.S., M.S.; E. Grant Eshelman, D.D.S. M.S. EligibilityStipend All applicants for the master of science in oral biology $20,000-$22,000* program must first meet UMKC requirements for admission as 33 percent of clinic fee collections (as defined in the a graduate student (See General Graduate Academic Financial Assistance section) Regulations and Information earlier in this catalog). To be eligible for admission to the master of science in* Available to eligible residents (i.e., those who have earned a oral biology program, an applicant either must hold aD.D.S./D.M.D. degree from an American Dental Association baccalaureate degree or a D.D.S. or equivalent degree. Inor a Canadian Dental Association accredited program or who general, he or she should have a minimum cumulative GPA ofhold a valid license to practice dentistry in one or more states 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) for all undergraduate work, includingof the United States) contingent on Graduate Medical dental school (if applicable).Education funding. The program in prosthodontics is a combined curriculum Admission Procedurewith emphases in fixed, implant, removable and maxillofacial Requests for information, including application materials,prosthodontics. The program, which begins in July, is designed should be directed to: Chairman, Advanced Educationto prepare the student to conduct a specialty practice in Committee, c/o Office of Student Programs, UMKC School ofprosthodontics, or to find a career in academics and research. Dentistry, 650 East 25th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108-2795.The program is individually tailored to the needs of the All application materials should be submitted prior to Feb.student. The program allows maximum time for clinically 1 for students wishing to begin their study in the fall semester;complex treatment for patients with multiple needs. Laboratory however, applications will be considered throughout the is provided to enhance this phase of learning. Students Completed applications should be sent to: Chairman,will be expected to learn the laboratory procedures as needed Advanced Education Committee, c/o Office of Studentfor patient treatment. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of Programs, UMKC School of Dentistry, 650 E. 25th St., Kansasprosthodontics to other dental specialties. The program is City, MO 64108-2795. The completed application packet isflexible enough to be adapted to the student’s specific needs forwarded to the Department of Oral Biology for evaluation. 17
  • 18. School of DentistryEvaluation Criteria for Admission: The student will be required to successfully defend the thesisTranscripts in a final oral examination at a universitywide seminar. NoAnalysis of transcripts from all prior institutions is required. qualifying examination or language examination is required forUnder special circumstances, e.g., class standing, consideration the degree.may be given to applicants whose GPA is 2.5-3.0. Enrollment in BIOSC 799 Research and Thesis is required as a part of the student’s program of study. To reflect theLetters of Recommendation student’s research involvement in activities that will ultimatelyThree letters of recommendation are required from current or lead to the completion of the thesis, multiple semesters offormer teachers who are familiar with the applicant’s past enrollment in this course are allowed. Cumulative credit forachievements and research ability/potential. this course may not exceed six hours. Until the thesis isLetter From Applicant successfully completed and defended a grade of incomplete (I)A letter describing why the candidate is interested in pursuing is given for each term of enrollment in this course. Ona master of science in oral biology, how the experience of the successful defense and completion of the thesis, incompleteprogram may be used by the candidate in the future, and a list grades will be changed to an appropriate letter grade.of potential research interests must be submitted by the While the master of science program in oral biology canapplicant. be pursued simultaneously with dental specialty certificate programs, it is likely that such a student can expect to spend 6Interviews months or longer beyond the period designated for theInterviews are not required. However, interviews will be certificate program to obtain the master of science in oralarranged upon the candidate’s request at the School of biology.Dentistry. Successful interviews may enhance the candidate’schance of acceptance. Thesis Research The chairman of the Advanced Education Committee will The major criterion of the master of science in oral biology isnotify the applicant regarding acceptance status. original research. This original research may be conducted in basic, behavioral or clinical sciences. Adherence to allCurriculum standards established by the School of Graduate Studies isThe candidate enrolled in this program must complete a necessary for final acceptance and approval of the thesis.minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework. These coursesmust be listed on the form Master’s Degree Program of Study Selection of Thesis Chair(available from the Department of Oral Biology office) and Each student is responsible for selecting an adviser. Themust be signed by the thesis adviser, members of the thesis adviser selected must be a full member of the UMKC graduatecommittee, and chairman, Department of Oral Biology. faculty and should be actively engaged in research relevant to The required core curriculum will consist of the following the student’s primary area of interest. The selection of a thesiscourses: adviser must be completed within the student’s first year of study and approved by the director of graduate studies, • Research Methodology 703 Thesis Writing Department of Oral Biology. • Research Methodology 704 Introduction to Biostatistics • Biomedical Science 751 Elements of Scientific Method Thesis Committee • Biomedical Science 752 Special Topics in Oral Biology The student’s thesis adviser will be the chair of the thesis • Biomedical Science 799 Research and Thesis committee. Within the student’s first year of study, the student • Research Methodology 700 Introduction to Research and his/her adviser will select two or more additional faculty Methodology members to serve on the thesis committee. One member of the thesis committee must be a member of either the DepartmentThe thesis committee may require additional courses. This of Oral Biology or the Department of Behavioral Science. Thecatalog contains listings of appropriate graduate level courses. majority of the faculty selected must be members of the fullSome examples of additional courses applicable to the graduate faculty. Committee members should be selected forprogram: their ability to provide additional advice and resources to • LSAnatomy 700 Anatomy of Head and Neck augment the thesis research of the student. The form, • LSBiochemistry 710 Oral Biochemistry Recommendation for Appointment of Adviser of Supervisory • LSPhysiology 760 Physiology of Oral Hard Tissues Committee (available from the Department of Oral Biology • Periodontics 730 Biology of the Periodontium office) must be signed by the Department of Oral Biology to • Biomedical Science 739 Dental Biomaterials assure all Department of Oral Biology and School of Graduate • Biomedical Science 740 Oral Pathology I Studies committee requirements are observed. The thesis • Biomedical Science 743 Advanced Biomaterials committee will determine what courses are required of the • Biomedical Science 747 Research Instrumentation student and all thesis committee members must approve the • Biomedical Science 759 Special Problems in thesis research proposal before the research project is initiated. Pharmacology The thesis committee also will assist the students to undertake • Biomedical Science 802 Immunopathology and successfully complete their thesis research and determine • Biomedical Science 805 Molecular Biology when the M.S. thesis is complete. • Biomedical Science 806 Oral Microbiology and Thesis Infectious Disease Original research will be used to construct a formal thesisOf the 30 semester hours, no more than 6 semester hours of conforming to the standards set by the School of Graduategraduate work taken at institutions other than UMKC may be Studies (See University of Missouri-Kansas City Guide totransferred. The transfer of 6 graduate credit hours includes Formatting Graduate Theses, which can be obtained at thethose courses deemed appropriate to the student’s program of UMKC Dental Library). At least eight weeks prior tostudy by the thesis committee. graduation, the completed thesis must be submitted to the The student must conduct an original investigation in a thesis committee for its preliminary approval.basic, behavioral or clinical science area and write a thesis After all members of the thesis committee have read anddescribing the research and reporting the results of the study. given preliminary approval to the content of the thesis, and the18
  • 19. School of Dentistryinstructor(s) of the course Research Methodology 703 Thesis semester. An interview is a required component of theWriting has given preliminary approval to the format of the admissions process. Interviews are granted to candidates forthesis, and at least six weeks prior to graduation, the original this program by invitation only. Application forms andtypewritten copy must be submitted to the School of Graduate information may be obtained from the Director, GraduateStudies for certification by the dean of Graduate Faculties and Dental Hygiene Education, Division of Dental Hygiene, at theResearch. After the thesis has been certified for acceptance by address at the beginning of this section.the dean of Graduate Faculties and Research, the thesis Questions about this program may be answered bycommittee will require the student to defend the thesis. School contacting the program director’s office at (816) 235-2056 orof Dentistry regulations require that prior to graduation each defend their thesis by presenting a universitywide Completed applications must be submitted to the Directorseminar on their research. In addition to the required of Graduate Dental Hygiene Education at the above addressdistribution of copies (see the UMKC Guide to Formatting by Nov. 1 (early admissions) or Feb. 1 for the class beginningGraduate Theses and the General Graduate Academic the following fall semester.Regulations and Information section of this catalog), a copy of The required applications materials must include:the thesis also must be received for retention by the DentalLibrary of the School of Dentistry. 1. UMKC application for admission; 2. Supplemental application for admission;Academic Requirements 3. Official transcripts of all previous academic work;A 3.0 or better GPA is required of all work applicable to the 4. Three completed recommendation forms (including onemaster’s degree. A student is subject to termination from the from the director of the dental hygiene program attended);master’s program if: (1) their GPA falls below 3.0; (2) more 5. A letter of intent sent to the director of graduate dentalthan four hours of C (2.0) grades are received; or (3) any grade hygiene education explaining the applicant’s main area ofof D or F is received. graduate dental hygiene interest (clinical and classroom A recommendation for dismissal from the program will be teaching, special patient care, health servicesmade by the student’s adviser(s) to the Department of Oral administration, gerontology or advanced clinician).Biology and forwarded to the School of Dentistry AdvancedEducation Committee. Job OpportunitiesOther Requirements Graduate students in dental hygiene may prepare for careers inStudents will be expected to comply with all rules, regulations clinical and classroom education, research, administration,and requirements specified in the General Graduate Academic gerontology or special patient care in hospital orRegulations and Information section of this catalog. community-based settings. Availability of positions forMaster of Science in Dental Hygiene graduates of the master of science degree program has been excellent in these career areas. Assuming the number of dentalEducation hygiene programs in the country remains at about 260, the needDirector: for highly qualified educators, researchers and administrators Kimberly S. Bray, R.D.H., M.S. with master’s degrees in dental hygiene education will remainDirector, Division of Dental Hygiene: strong. Students who plan a career in teaching, research or Cynthia C. Amyot, R.D.H., M.S administration may consider graduate work leading to a Ph.D. degree. Enrollment is limited to four students annually.HistoryThe master of science degree in dental hygiene education School Activitiesprogram provides the educational and professional The philosophy of the graduate program advocatesenvironment to enrich dental hygienists through a collaborative individualized career planning and advising students to helpexperience resulting in competent graduates able to persue meet their specific needs and interests in an atmospherediverse innovative career opportunities. Candidates may conducive to enhancing the students’ critical thinking, decisionpursue graduate studies with a concentration in teacher making and self-evaluative skills as health care professionals.preparation (clinical and classroom teaching) and research. Graduate students have the opportunity to spend oneAdditional opportunities are available in areas of gerontology, semester as an extern at another dental hygiene institution orspecial patient care and health services administration. health-care facility. This usually is determined by the graduate The graduate program has a rich history of preparing student’s specialization and preference for the extern site, asdental hygienists for leadership roles in academia and industry. well as established criteria for the externship. This experienceThe program is housed in the School of Dentistry and is one of has proved invaluable for most graduate students selecting thisthe few such graduate programs in dental hygiene in the Educational Fees The graduate program is specifically designed to flexibly Students in this program are assessed educational fees (as ofand innovatively meet the candidates’ educational goals and the 2000-01 academic year) as follows.objectives for careers in the dental hygiene profession, as wellas to help meet the dental hygiene faculty and administrative Summer Termneeds of accredited dental hygiene and dental assisting Educational Fee (Resident) $179.10/cr. hour Educational Fee (Non-Resident) $538.70/cr. hourprograms. Activity Fee $12.05/cr. hourRequirements for Admission Computing Fee $8.90/cr. hourGraduation from an accredited school or program of dental Student Health Service Fee $2.06/cr. hourhygiene, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or Multipurpose Building Fee $15university, and a satisfactory academic undergraduate record Fall/Winter Semestersare required. The deadline for application is Nov. 1 (early Educational Fee (Resident) $179.10/cr. houradmissions), or Feb. 1 for the class beginning the following fall Educational Fee (Non-Resident) $538.70/cr. hour 19
  • 20. School of Dentistry Activity Fee $12.05/cr. hour Required Courses for the Master of Science Degree Computing Fee $8.90/cr. hour Student Health Services Fee $2.06/cr. hour Program in Dental Hygiene Education Multipurpose Building Fee $30 Hours Dental Hygiene Graduate 500Note: Fees are subject to change without notice. Educational Methodologies 2-4Scholarships Dental Hygiene Graduate 516 SpecialGraduate research assistantships and nonresident Special Issues in Higher Education 2-4 Dental Hygiene Graduate 553 Seminar intuition-waiver awards are available to students on a competitive Advanced Concepts and Methodologies 2-4basis. The American Dental Hygienist’s Association awards Dental Hygiene Graduate 595scholarships to dental hygienists at the master’s degree level on Scientific Writing 1-2a competitive basis. Please contact the director of graduate Dental Hygiene Graduate 599dental hygiene education for more details of possible funding Research and Thesis (thesis option only) 1-6for graduate studies through the Division of Dental Hygiene. Research Methodology 700 Introduction to Research Methodology (or its equivalent) 2-3Requirements for Graduation Research Methodology 703 Thesis Writing 1 Research Methodology 704 Introduction to 1. A 3.0 GPA; Biostatistics (or its equivalent) 2-3 2. Successful completion of 36 credit hours with a thesis or Total Credit Hours for Required Courses 13-27 non-thesis option; 3. All other requirements for graduation as stated in the Total number of credit hours required for completion of the General Graduate Academic Regulations and Information graduate program is 36 credit hours for either the thesis or section of this catalog. non-thesis option. Other RequirementsCustomized Plan of Study Students will be expected to comply with all rules, regulationsThe graduate program is flexible and innovatively tailored to and requirements in the General Graduate Academicthe interests and needs of the graduate student. Both a thesis Regulations and Information section of this catalog.and non-thesis option are available for the master’s degreeprogram. In addition, the program allows students to enroll on School of Dentistry Division ofeither a part-time or full-time basis. The minimum length of Dental Hygienestudy for the thesis track is two years. Entering students willbegin coursework in the fall semester. An innovative distance Room 415education option allows the candidate the prestrige of a (816) 235-2050graduate education with the convenience of online technology.Interested candidates are advised to consult with the program Director, Division of Dental Hygiene:director. Cynthia C. Amyot, R.D.H., M.S. The curriculum is designed to provide meaningful Director, Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program:academic experiences and activities for each graduate student Kimberly S. Bray, R.D.H., matched with program coursework offerings, facilities andresources. Typical courses for the graduate program depend on Historythe graduate student’s area of concentration. A classroom and Dental hygiene is a rapidly growing and increasingly dynamicclinical teaching area of concentration includes classroom and allied health profession for qualified persons who wish toclinical student teaching with dental hygiene and dental participate as active members of a health field. Service tostudents, curriculum concepts and practicum, special problems mankind is the primary purpose of health professions. Thein dental hygiene, principles of testing, introduction to research dental hygienist with a baccalaureate degree accomplishes thismethodology, biostatistics, periodontics and local anesthesia. objective through a variety of challenging and rewardingA wide variety of electives may be chosen from those offered the School of Dentistry, the Henry W. Bloch School of There is informal evidence that a nine-month dentalBusiness and Public Administration, the School of Education, hygiene program existed at UMKC (then the Kansas Citythe College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Nursing or any Western Dental College) in 1922-23, as did a one-yearother academic unit at UMKC. program during the ’30s. However, concrete documentation The School of Dentistry provides an ideal environment for indicates that the official program began in 1952.graduate students to interact with clinical and basic science The program in dental hygiene is accredited by thedental faculty and other advanced-education specialty students Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accreditingfor an exchange of ideas, knowledge and resources. In body recognized by the Council on Post-Secondaryaddition, graduate dental hygiene students actively participate Accreditation and the United States Department of lectures, seminars, and practical and independent study that The student at UMKC can earn a bachelor of scienceaddress their needs and interests for their future careers. degree in dental hygiene in two ways. The first alternative Graduate students are required to design and conduct a offers an opportunity for the student who has completed tworesearch project in fulfillment of their research requirement for academic years of liberal arts pre-requisites at any accreditedboth the thesis and non-thesis option of the program. This is community/junior college, college or university to matriculateaccomplished under the supervision of a research advisory into the professional dental hygiene program (basiccommittee. Basic knowledge and skills in conducting research preparation). The second alternative provides for the licensedare gained through research coursework offered both in the dental hygienist with a certificate or associate degree anSchool of Dentistry and on the UMKC campus. Funding for opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree (degreegraduate student research is often available from the Dental completion). In both instances, graduate dental hygienists haveSchool Rinehart Foundation, as well as other external funding the opportunity of pursuing advanced studies.sources.20
  • 21. School of DentistryJob Opportunities Sigma Phi Alpha, a national dental hygiene honor society.The major responsibilities of the dental hygienist are Students who receive this honor must have exhibitedpreventive in nature. In the private dental office, the dental outstanding character and service during the professionalhygienist may be responsible for providing patient education, program.exposing and processing dental radiographs, conducting head The Greater Kansas City Dental Hygienists’ Associationand neck examinations, as well as providing a thorough oral sponsors a Community Service Award; the Missouri Dentalprophylaxis, non-surgical periodontal therapy, local anesthesia, Hygienists’ Association sponsors the Outstanding Dentaldiet analysis and other services as delegated by the licensed Hygiene Graduate Award; and the UMKC Dental Hygienists’dentist. In some large offices the dental hygienist may serve as Alumni Association sponsors the Outstanding Cliniciana manager of office procedures. Dental hygiene services vary Award. These awards are presented annually to graduatingfrom state to state according to the laws that govern the seniors.practice of dental hygiene. The Dr. James E. Herbertson Memorial Scholarship is In public health and community agencies, the dental presented annually to a student who has excelled in the dentalhygienist is concerned with the oral health of the community hygiene program.being served. Major responsibilities may be assessing the oral In addition to the University and federal financial aidhealth of a given population or developing and implementing a opportunities, the Division of Dental Hygiene has numerousdental health program. In hospitals and nursing homes, the scholarship sources available to dental hygiene hygienist may function as a health educator, a clinician Students must meet financial and academic qualifications.or a resource person. In other instances, hygienists are Please contact the division director for more information.employed for clinical and descriptive research projects. Although the majority of dental hygiene graduates are Bachelor of Science in Dentalinvolved in private practice, the following practice settings alsomay be available: Hygiene This basic preparation program is for the individual who wants • Federal, state and local health departments; to enter the field of dental hygiene. The primary goals of the • Hospitals and nursing homes; basic preparation bachelor of science degree program in dental • School districts; hygiene are to prepare dental hygienists to perform • Health maintenance organizations; competently in private dental offices and to assume • Educational programs for dental, dental hygiene and responsibilities in one or more of the following: dental assisting students; • Clinical and classroom teaching; • Private and public centers for pediatric, geriatric and other • Community dental health program planning; special needs groups. • Institutionalized patient care;Graduates can take advantage of the Division of Dental • Practice management;Hygiene’s job placement assistance service. The School of • Research.Dentistry’s library maintains an extensive file of jobopportunities in several states. Faculty members are available Admission to the Basic Preparationfor job-placement counseling to assist graduates with Programplacement decisions. Admission is on a selective basis and requires more thanLicensure Examinations simply meeting certain course or GPA requirements. FactorsTo practice dental hygiene legally, the student must take and considered in the selection process are the candidates’pass successfully a written examination, the National Dental academic credentials, letters of evaluation, a personalHygiene Board Examination. This examination is administered interview, motivation, and all other information submitted byto all dental hygiene students in the country approximately six the candidates. Formal applications for admission to the dentalweeks prior to their graduation. The student also must hygiene program must be submitted no later than Feb. 1 of thesuccessfully complete a clinical examination and an year that the student desires admission. Classes formally beginexamination on the dental laws of the desired state of licensure. each year at the end of August. Minimum requirements andAfter written and clinical examinations have been completed credentials for application are as follows:successfully, the graduate may apply for licensure in any state. 1. Graduation from an accredited high school or itsAdditional information regarding these examinations and the equivalent;licensure process is given during the dental hygiene program. 2. Satisfactory completion of approximately two academicProfessional Associations years or 60 semester hours of college (The 60 semesterThe School of Dentistry encourages students to participate in hours must satisfy the general education requirements,professional association activities. Dental hygiene students are which are specified later in this section. All generalencouraged to join and participate actively in the Student education requirements must be completed prior toAmerican Dental Hygienists’ Association, the UMKC Dental entrance into the dental hygiene program.);Hygienist’s Alumni Association, and the Kansas City 3. Application to UMKC;Association of Dental Research. Through participation in these 4. Supplemental application for admission to the Division ofassociations, students can network with and become familiar Dental Hygiene;with the professional opportunities and activities of area dental 5. High school transcripts;health professionals. 6. College transcripts of all college coursework; 7. A cumulative college GPA of at least 2.5;Scholarships and Awards 8. A college science grade-point average of at least 2.5;There are various awards and honors available specifically for 9. Three evaluation and reference forms;dental hygiene students. 10. Personal interview with at least two members of the During the last semester of the program, dental hygiene Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee; interviews willstudents who have distinguished themselves are eligible to be be scheduled after February;selected from the graduating class to become members of 21
  • 22. School of Dentistry11. For international applicants, a satisfactory TOEFL score Winter Semester Hours (at least 550 on the paper test or 213 on the computer LSBiochemistry 3120 based version). Biochemistry and Nutrition 3 Dental Hygiene 3200 Histology and Pathology 3Notification of Admission Dental Hygiene 3220 Dental Biomaterials 2Applications for admission are reviewed by the School of Dental Hygiene 3280CDentistry Dental Hygiene Student Admissions Committee. Dental Hygiene Clinic I 3After a decision is reached on an application, notification of Dental Hygiene 3285 Seminar inacceptance is made by mail. The applicant has 30 days from Dental Hygiene I 2the date of the acceptance letter to make a required Dental Hygiene 3260 Principles of Periodontics 3non-refundable $100 deposit. This deposit is applied to Winter Semester Total 16enrollment fees. Second Year A certain number of applicants are placed on an alternates Summer Term Hourslist. In the event that a position becomes available, an applicant Dental Hygiene 4020 Local Anesthesia 3from this list is chosen to fill the vacancy. Alternates may be Dental Hygiene 4060Caccepted through the first week of the program. Dental Hygiene Clinic II 2 Dental Hygiene 4065 Seminar inGeneral Education Requirements Dental Hygiene II 1Program Prerequisites Dental Hygiene 3340Credits will be granted for courses taken at other institutions Principles of Public Health 2that are substantially equivalent to those offered at UMKC, Summer Term Total 8provided a grade of C or above was received. Fall Semester Hours The following courses must be completed prior to entering Dental Hygiene 4080the dental hygiene program: Introduction to Research Design 2 Hours Dental Hygiene 4100 Pharmacology 3 Communication Skills 9 LSBiochemistry 3240 Applied Nutrition 3 English Composition I and II 6 Dental Hygiene 4120C Dental Speech or Oral Argumentation 3 Hygiene Clinic III 4 Mathematics 3 Dental Hygiene 4120 Seminar in College Algebra 3 Dental Hygiene III 2 Biological and Physical Science 12-17 Dental Hygiene 4220 Community Oral Chemistry 5-6 Dental Hygiene 4240 Microbiology 3-5 Ethics and Professional Practice 2 Anatomy and Physiology (can be 1 or 2 courses) 4-6 Fall Semester Total 16 Social and Behavioral Sciences 9 Winter Semester Hours American History 3 Dental Hygiene 4210 Practice Management 2 Sociology 3 Dental Hygiene 4220 Community Oral General Psychology 3 Health Practicum 2 Humanities and Fine Arts 12 Dental Hygiene 4260 Senior Seminar 2 Appreciation courses in arts, music, Dental Hygiene 4260C theater, philosophy, foreign language, Dental Hygiene Clinic IV 4 culture or literature. These courses Electives (Select one) may be taken in any combination desired. Dental Hygiene 4380 Research Practicum 2-4 Electives 3-15 Dental Hygiene 4340 Computer application course is recommended. Community Dentistry Practicum 2-4Total Semester Hours 48-65 Dental Hygiene 4320Curriculum Special Patient Care Practicum 2-4The dental hygiene program begins in August of each year and Dental Hygiene 4350continues for two academic years with a summer session Perio Co-therapy Practicum 1-4 Dental Hygiene 4660 Independent Study 1-4between years. Part-time studies are available. For more Dental Hygiene 4330 Oncology Practicum 1-4information, contact the program director. Winter Semester Total 12-14First Year Total Hours 68-72Fall Semester Hours BMS 3065 Head and Neck Anatomy 2 A minimum of 124 semester hours is required for a bachelor of Dental Hygiene 3000 Dental Morphology science degree in dental hygiene. and Occlusion 2 The Division of Dental Hygiene reserves the privilege of Dental Hygiene 3020 Dental Radiology 2 making changes and improvements in course sequence and Dental Hygiene 3080 Introduction to the content to assure the best dental hygiene education for its Practice of Dental Hygiene 4 students. Dental Hygiene 3080L Pre-clinical Dental Hygiene 2 Related Information Dental Hygiene 3320 Oral Health Education 2 Expenses (Basic Preparation) LSPhysiology 3070 Oral Physiology 3 Approximate expenses for the basic preparation dental hygieneFall Semester Total 17 program are listed below. These do not include room and board, expenses for personal items or educational fees.22
  • 23. School of Dentistry Hours Instruments and supplies (Entire Program) $1,560 Dental Hygiene 4020* Textbooks (Entire Program) $1,500 Local Anesthesia and Pain Control 2 Uniforms, lab coats, etc. (Entire Program) $ 150 Dental Hygiene 4040* National, regional and state licensure fees $ 800 Research and Instruction 1-2 Professional association fee $ 45 Dental Hygiene 4500*Note: Fees are subject to change without notice. Seminar in Health Care Issues 1-2 An advance deposit of $100 is required on admission to Dental Hygiene 4620*the program. This payment shall be credited to the student’s Principles of Dental Hygiene Education 3educational fee upon enrollment. The fee is non-refundable Dental Hygiene 4080*except by special order of the dean of the School of Dentistry Introduction to Research Design 2and as approved by the director of admissions. Dental Hygiene 4625* Dental Hygiene Administration 3Financial Assistance Dental Hygiene 4600* Advanced ClinicIn addition to the University’s financial aid services, the Concepts and Practicum 2-4UMKC Dental Hygienists’ Alumni Association (UMKC Dental Hygiene 4640DHAA) has established the Trudy Parker Scholarship Fund, Student Teaching and Conference I 2-4the Noveta Brown Scholarship Fund and UMKC DHAA Dental Hygiene 4680 Dental HygieneScholarships and Grants for dental hygiene students who are in Clinical Instruction I 2-4need of financial assistance and who qualify academically. For Dental Hygiene 4685 Dental Hygienemore information, contact the division director. Clinical Instruction II 2-4 Dental Hygiene 4650 Student TeachingBachelor of Science in Dental and Conference II 2-4 Dental Hygiene 4630 Practicum inHygiene Dental Hygiene Administration 2-4 Dental Hygiene 4635 Practicum inDegree Completion Program Clinical Supervision 2-4The primary goal of the bachelor of science degree program in Dental Hygiene 4380 Research Practicum 2-4dental hygiene (degree completion) is to provide the Dental Hygiene 4660 Independent Study 2-4opportunity for dental hygienists to develop expertise in Dental Hygiene 4340clinical and classroom education, research, program Community Dentistry Practicum 2-4administration, community dental health program planning, Dental Hygiene 4350expanded functions and institutionalized patient care. Periodontics Co-Therapy Practicum 3 Dental Hygiene 4330 Oncology Practicum 2-4Admission Degree Completion Program Dental Hygiene 4320This program is designed for students who have completed Special Patient Care Practicum 3formal dental hygiene programs at other educationalinstitutions and desire to continue their education toward a * Required courses in the degree completion curriculum.baccalaureate degree. The student must complete 30 credit hours in residence Formal applications for admission to this program must be and have a minimum of 124 semester hours for a baccalaureatesubmitted by Nov. 1 for the class beginning in August of each degree in dental hygiene. Electives may be taken in the Schoolyear. The program may be completed on a full- or part-time of Dentistry, College of Arts and Sciences, School ofbasis. Basic requirements and credentials for admission: Education or Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration. The particular choice of study will be 1. Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program; determined by each student in consultation with the director of 2. Results and successful completion of the National Board the degree completion program. Examination for dental hygiene; Academic Standards 3. High school transcripts; 4. Complete college transcripts; Attendance 5. Satisfactory academic average; Regular attendance at all classes and clinical sessions is 6. Application for admission to UMKC; required during the professional program. The student is 7. Supplemental application for admission to the Division of responsible for familiarization with all classroom and clinical Dental Hygiene requirements and assignments. 8. Three reference forms (including one from the director of Scholastic Honesty the accredited dental hygiene program attended). The Division of Dental Hygiene assumes all students are enrolled to learn. Any cheating is contradictory to the purposesCurriculum of students and this institution. Any dishonesty detected in aAll students enrolled in the degree completion program must course (including during examinations or in submittingcomplete the general education requirements of the Division of plagiarized material) may result in an F grade in the course,Dental Hygiene prior to completion of the baccalaureate and may be cause for dismissal or suspension from thedegree. Please refer to the general education requirements Division of Dental Hygiene.stated under the description of the basic preparation program Student Retention Policyfor a listing of those courses. Courses that the student has not Students enrolled in the Division of Dental Hygiene are boundcompleted will be included in the individual program of study by the Standards of Scholarship of the School of Dentistry.for that student. These were outlined previously under the Four-Year Doctor of An individual program of study will be developed for each Dental Surgery Program.student depending on the number of college hours completedpreviously. The following courses are available through the Repeated CoursesDivision of Dental Hygiene: A dental hygiene student who wishes to repeat a course must submit a course repeat form to the UMKC Registration Office 23
  • 24. School of Dentistryno later than the end of the fourth week of the term if that 4000 Periodontal Therapy (1). Building upon a foundation from 3260,repeat is to be included in GPA calculations. Students who are therapeutic and surgical treatment of periodontal disease will be covered. Therepeating a course must have prior approval of the director of role of the dental hygienist in prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases are examined.the Division of Dental Hygiene. 4020 Local Anesthesia and Pain Control (3). This course will integrateAdvanced Placement content areas in anatomy, physiology and pharmacology as they relate to theThe general examination offered by the College Level administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide inhalation sedation.Examination Program (CLEP) will not be acceptable for Classroom and weekly laboratory sessions are included for the student to develop competency in the techniques of administering a local anesthetic anddegree credit. However, credit received through specific or nitrous oxide inhalation sedation. Various mechanisms for pain control are alsosubject examinations will apply toward a bachelor of science covered. Offered: in dental hygiene. Although hours of credit may be 4040 Introduction to Research and Instruction (1-2). Introduction toreceived in natural sciences, it is preferred that an applicant to research and instruction. The student will be introduced to the idea of scientificthe dental hygiene program complete the specific science inquiry and the research process, in particular as it relates to oral healthcare.prerequisites. Students will evaluate the usefulness of various databases as well as conduct For further information regarding admission to either the productive database literature searches. Instructional topics will focus on current technologies such as: production of electronic presentations andbasic preparation or degree completion program in dental handout materials, exporting images for inclusion in print and electronichygiene, please contact the Division of Dental Hygiene at the educational presentation, and development of presentation skills to effectivelyaddress at the beginning of this section. conduct an educational session. 4060C Dental Hygiene Clinic II (2). Principles of preventive and periodontalDental Hygiene Courses techniques will be stressed while building on previous skills and knowledge in3000 Dental Morphology and Occlusion (2). Study of the structural the dental hygiene process of care.formation of permanent and deciduous teeth. Includes detailed information on 4065 Seminar in Dental Hygiene II (1). This course is offered in conjunctioneach tooth as to crown and root anatomy and as to form and function. with Dental Hygiene Clinic II and is part of the clinical education continuum.Occlusion and malocclusion are studied. Laboratory exercises are included. Emphasis will be placed on developing advanced skills, principles and methods3020 Dental Radiology (2). Lecture and clinical practice of dental of periodontal therapy and continued problem-solving in the clinical setting.radiographic procedures. Topics included are radiation hygiene, taking and 4080 Introduction to Research Design (2). Basic principles and concepts ofdeveloping radiographs, processing and mounting films, and radiographic research and the use of statistical methods in scientific inquiry are discussed.interpretation. Clinical experience is required throughout the remaining Skills in writing research protocol, surveying methods, and data collection willsemesters. be required.3080 Introduction to the Preventive Practice of Dental Hygiene (4). This 4100 Pharmacology (3). Discussion of sources of drugs, methods of theircourse will introduce theories and rationales for basic clinical dental hygiene administration, classification, dosage, therapeutic application and (infection control, oral examination and fundamentals of instrumentation).Practical application of specific clinical skills will be introduced in the 4120 Seminar in Dental Hygiene III (2). In keeping with a normalizationclassroom and accomplished in the clinical setting, DH3080L. concept, this course will address general information and dental specifics to prepare the dental hygienists to treat people with physical, mental3080L Preclinical Dental Hygiene (2). Practical application of the social/emotional and selected medical conditions under the rubricfundamental concepts and principles of patient care discussed in DH3080. “handicapped.” In addition, care of the healthy or frail adult will be included.Emphasis is placed on patient assessment and techniques of instrumentationfor examination and dental hygiene treatment. After the student has mastered 4120C Dental Hygiene Clinic III (4). Skills in preventive treatment planning,basic skills, he/she will begin to provide direct dental hygiene services. implementation and evaluation for patient care are to be perfected. Advanced patient evaluation and clinical skills are further emphasized.3160 General and Oral Histology (2). Microscopic study of normal tissuesand organs with special emphasis on oral tissues. 4160 Advanced Pathology for the Dental Hygienist (2). An elective course offered for dental hygiene students who have completed DH 416 General and3200 Histology and Pathology (3). An introduction to microscopic study of Oral Pathology. The course will emphasize microscopic and clinicalnormal tissues and organs with special emphasis on oral tissues and a examinations of oral pathology.generalized study of pathologic conditions, degenerative process, inflammationand immunity. Oral pathological lesions, their identification, etiology and 4180 Restorative Dentistry for the Dental Hygienist (2). This course iseffect on total health are emphasized. designed to provide the dental hygiene student with the preclinical skills and knowledge essential for the clinical performance of restorative dentistry3220 Dental Biomaterials (2). Designed to provide a sound knowledge base expanded duties. Primary course emphasis is focused on developingin the science and manipulation of dental biomaterials. Lectures and laboratory competency in the utilization of restorative materials in a laboratory setting.sessions will assist in providing the student the ability to make clinical The development of techniques and methodologies for self-evaluation ofjudgements regarding the application and oral reactions to various dental performance will be emphasized.materials. 4210 Practice Management (2). Current relevant issues impacting dental3260 Principles of Periodontics (3). A review of the structures of the hygiene practice are discussed. Dental practice economics, communicatingperiodontium. Emphasis on the etiology and pathogenesis of diseases of the and management are included.periodontium. Includes systemic diseases, occlusion, immunology and localfactors are discussed as factors in periodontal disease. Therapeutic and surgical 4220 Community Oral Health Field Experiences (2). The student will applytreatment of periodontal disease and the role of the hygienist in management is the principles of public health presented in DH3340 to community fieldincluded. experiences. The service learning format will allow students the opportunity to assess a target population, as well as plan, implement and evaluate appropriate3280C Dental Hygiene Clinic I (3). Students will further develop clinical programs. Students will also apply the theories and skills of communicationskills and techniques learned in DH 3080L and previous courses by providing and education while preparing and presenting oral health education programsservices to patients. for various population groups. Semester Offered: Fall & Winter3285 Seminar in Dental Hygiene I (2). This course expands on theory and 4230 Principles of Public Health (2). Principles of public health, health carebackground presented in DH 3080. The focus of this course is continued delivery systems, epidemiology and public health terminology are introduced.development of problem-solving abilities as they relate to clinical judgement Students will investigate medical/dental sociological principles whichand the provision of dental hygiene care. influence health care systems. Students will be able to discuss pertinent aspects3320 Oral Health Education (2). The purpose of this course is to prepare the of current public health issues and relate them to their future roles as healthdental hygiene student to fulfill his/her role in oral health education and health professionals.promotion. The student will have the opportunity to apply course concepts in 4240 Ethics in Professional Practice (1). Study of ethics and ethical issuepatient care. related to the practice of dental hygiene. Includes application of ethical3340 Principles of Public Health (2). Principles of public health, health care principles to real-life systems, epidemiology and public health terminology are introduced. 4260 Senior Seminar (2). Problems and strategies in preparing for the clinicalStudents will investigate medical/dental sociological principles which practice of dental hygiene are discussed in this course.influence health care systems. Students will be able to discuss pertinent aspectsof current public health issues and relate them to their future roles as health 4260C Dental Hygiene Clinic IV (4). The student will have an opportunity ofprofessionals. reaching final competency in all clinical skills. Emphasis will be placed on24
  • 25. School of Dentistrypeer evaluation, decision-making, problem solving, team development and 4650 Student Teaching and Conference II (2-4). The student will continue toproviding comprehensive dental hygiene services. develop teaching skills in laboratory and/or classroom areas as selected by the4300 Restorative Dentistry Practicum (2). Students are assigned to fourth student under the direction of a supervising professor.year dental students within their clinical team to provide those clinical 4660 Independent Study in Dental Hygiene (1-4). This course is designedexpanded functions that are within the Missouri Dental Practice Act. Services for the dental hygiene student who desires independent study of a particularto be provided include but are not limited to: carving, finishing and polishing problem or area of interest in dental hygiene education. The student must haveamalgam restorations, placing the matrix and wedge, placing and removing the prior approval of the Director of Dental Hygiene before enrolling in thisrubber dam, etc. course. Offered: Fall, winter, summer.4320 Special Patient Care Practicum (2-4). Through outside agency 4680 Dental Hygiene Clinical Instruction I (2-4). Students must completeaffiliation, students will have the opportunity of applying the course content DH 4640 prior to enrolling in this course. Continued development offrom Principles of Public Health, Dental Health Education and competency as a clinical instructor under the supervision of the dental hygieneDHE-Practicum. Sites for participation include hospitals, nursing homes, and faculty.residential and day activity centers for developmentally disabled. 4685 Dental Hygiene Clinical Instruction II (1-4). A continuation of DH4330 Introduction to Oncology and Practicum (2-4). Field experience 4680 Dental Hygiene Clinical Instruction I. Under the supervision of the dentaldesigned to provide the student with personal observation of oncology patients hygiene faculty, students may continue to develop skills as a dental hygieneundergoing therapy; chemotherapy for various cancers and surgical treatment clinical instructor.and/or radiation therapy for head and neck cancers. A limited opportunity will 4750 Geriatric Oral Health Promotion and Education (1-5). This course isbe provided to assist in treatment planning for oral/dental needs, oral hygiene designed to enhance knowledge, attitudes, behavior and clinical care directededucation, and observation of a head and neck cancer surgery. Laboratory at geriatric oral health promotion and education. It is designed for dentalexperience will include construction of custom fluoride carriers, demonstration hygienists and other health care providers who work with the older adult.of oral hygiene products and an overview of hospital administration, Teaching methods include seminar, self-instructional modules and aprocedures and in-patient charts, basic oncologic principles and the community-based practicum. Offered: Fall Semesterpsychological ramifications of cancer, therapy and rehabilitation. 500 Seminar in Clinical Techniques and Methodologies (3).4340 Community Dentistry Practicum (2-4). With the assistance of thefaculty, the student will select a target population within a community for 501 Special Problems in Dental Hygiene (2).which a dental health program is needed. Through on-site activities, in a ruralcommunity or a target population within a community, the student will identify Dental Hygiene-Graduate Coursesleaders, access needs, and formulate and submit a dental health plan for the 500 Introduction to Educational Methodology (2-4). This course is designedtarget population. to introduce the student to educational methodologies in higher education.4350 Periodontal Therapy Practicum (1-4). This course is designed for the Topics include are: learning and teaching strategies, lecture and coursedental hygiene student who desires increased experience with periodontal objective preparation, micro teaching, basic principles of testing, curriculumskills. The course involves practical experience in the graduate periodontics development and evaluation, instructor evaluation and instructionalclinic working with a periodontology resident. Two clinic sessions per week; seminar scheduled weekly. 510 Student Teaching and Conference I (2-4). Student teaching experience4360 Practice Management Practicum (3). in classroom areas as selected by the student under the direction of a supervising professor. The student develops behavioral course objectives, test4380 Research Practicum (2-4). This course provides an opportunity to apply and examination items, classroom presentations, and prepares studentthe content in the previous course Introduction to Research Design. The evaluations in the selected classroom teaching areas. The student may selectprotocol identified may be a basic science, clinical or community dental teaching assignments in one of the developed externship student teachinghygiene problem. The field experience may deal with a basic or applied, programs. Conferences will be held in conjunction with the course.descriptive or explanatory research question. 512 Student Teaching and Conference II (2-4). Student teaching experience4500 Seminar in Health Care Issues (1-2). This course focuses on health in classroom areas as selected by the student under the direction of acare issues and trends impacting the health care provider. Health care options supervising instructor. The student develops behavioral course objectives, testand roles will be discussed. and examination items, classroom presentations, and prepares student4600 Advanced Clinic Concepts and Practicum (2-4). This course is evaluations in the selected classroom teaching areas. The student may select adesigned for degree completion and graduate dental hygiene students and will classroom teaching assignment in one of the developed externship studentexpand upon students’ basic knowledge and skills in the dental hygiene teaching programs. Conferences will be held in conjunction with the course.process of care. Current research on enamel sealants, non-surgical periodontal 516 Special Issues in Higher Education for Health Professional (2-4). Thistherapy, infection control and fluoride therapy will be included. course is designed to introduce the student to issues encountered in higher4620 Principles in Dental Hygiene Education (3). Through individualized education. Weekly classroom sessions will address subjects such as:instruction, the student will have an introduction to educational concepts in grantsmanship, accreditation, promotion and tenure, faculty governance,preparation for student teaching. Topics included are goals and objectives, outcomes assess, managed care, use of theory to guide practice, and case-basedlearning strategies, testing and evaluation, curriculum and course design, learning.micro-teaching and methods of evaluating teaching competency. 520 Independent Study in Hospital Dentistry (2-4). An introduction to the4625 Dental Hygiene Administration (2). This course is designed for the role of the dental hygienist in one or more clinical settings within the hospitalpost-certificate dental hygiene student. Major topic areas include accreditation environment. The settings may include the operating room, surgical wards,of dental hygiene programs, the impact of National and State Board pre- natal clinics, post-partum area, medical docent teams, medical clinics,examinations on curriculum planning, selective admissions policies and specialty clinics and other areas of special interest. Specific studentprocedures, faculty evaluation, promotion and tenure and students’ rights. experiences are to be arranged in consultation with and under the direction of4630 Practicum in Dental Hygiene Administration (2-4). Under the the hospital dental hygiene faculty member.supervision of the Director of Dental Hygiene, the student will gain actual 530 Clinical Instruction and Conference I (1-4). Student teachingexperiences in the daily administration of a dental hygiene program. The experience in clinical areas as selected by the student under the direction of astudent may contract for responsibilities such as admissions, budget supervising professor. Seminars will be held in conjunction with the course.preparations, course scheduling, report writing and student academic The student may select a clinical student teaching assignment in one of thecounseling. developed externship student teaching programs.4635 Practicum in Clinical Supervision (2-4). Under the supervision and 532 Clinical Instruction and Conference II (1-4). Student teaching inpermission of the Dental Hygiene Clinical Supervisor, the student will gain clinical areas as selected by the student under the direction of a supervisingactual experience in the duties involved in coordinating the Clinical education professor. Seminars will be held in conjunction with the course. The studentof a dental hygiene student. The student may contract for responsibilities such may select a clinical student teaching assignment in one of the developedas coordinating mock board examinations, maintaining student clinical externship student teaching programs.records, developing faculty and student clinical records, developing faculty and 550 Soc and Affective Interv for Students with Emotional Disorders (3). Instudent clinic schedules and report writing. this course, the student will be encouraged to reflect critically on methods of4640 Student Teaching and Conference I (2-4). Actual experiences in combining academic and social/affective curricular goals for children andpreparing and conducting classroom and clinical sessions under the supervision youth with emotional disorders. It is expected that students will begin toof a supervising professor. Students will have an opportunity of applying develop the skills necessary to implement a variety of teaching strategies andknowledge gained in DH 4620 Principles of Dental Hygiene Education. curricula in relation to their effectiveness for meeting a child’s or youth’s needs. 25
  • 26. School of Dentistry553 Seminar in Advanced Clinical Techniques and Methodologies (2-4). 303 Substance Abuse in Dental Practice (0.5). Concepts related to dealingThis course will expand upon the graduate dental hygiene student’s basic with the addicted patient, staff member, or colleague. Explores the signs andknowledge and skills in the dental hygiene process of care. Current research on symptoms of addition and the responsibilities of a dentist in treating andenamel sealants, non-surgical periodontal therapy, infection control, and referring those suffering abuse.fluoride therapy will be included. 304 Clinical Rotation I (2). The student will rotate on assignment in the560 Practicum in Clinical Supervision and Management (2-4). Practical Departments of Operative Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Pediatricexperience in functioning as a Clinic Supervisor. Clinical managerial projects Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Oral Diagnosis/ Oral Medicine.will be assigned according to students’ interests and goals by agreement The Departmental Chairman will familiarize the student with the respectivebetween student and instructor. clinical discipline and afford the student clinical experience in the Department.565 Advanced Special Patient Care Practicum I (1-4). Field experience 305 Operative Dentistry I Lecture (1). An introduction to the prevention andwith medically compromised patients under the instructor’s direction. The principles of the restorative treatment of dental caries.student will have the opportunity to select specific content areas of 305L Operative Dentistry I Laboratory (2). Restorative proceduresconcentration. Responsibilities will include treatment planning with the dental discussed in Dent 305 are performed on laboratory, oral hygiene education and care, and necessary communication withmedical and dental teams. Development and implementation of a patient, 306 Introduction to Ethics and Professionalism (1). An introduction to basicprofessional or public oral/dental education project will be required. concepts in the analysis of ethics, morals and values. Systems of ethical analysis are introduced and explored using contemporary issues from medicine566 Advanced Special Patient Care Practicum II (1-4). Field experience and dentistry. Students will explore their own ethical values and apply thiswith medically compromised patients. Topics may be explored in hospital knowledge to issues in professional education.administration, community health centers and hospices and third partyreimbursement. The development of an education program in an institutional 310C Clinical Assisting (1). The student will first learn the principles andsetting will be required related to the oral/dental care necessary for oncology techniques of chairside dental assisting with the aid of lectures,patients. demonstrations, and visual aids. The student will then assist third and fourth year students in the clinic.570 Administrative Practicum (1-4). Practical experience in administration.The student selects areas of responsibility based on their goals and interests in 311C Clinical Assisting II (1). A continuation of Dent 310C.administration. Possible areas of involvement are: recruitment, admissions, 312 Dental Behavioral Science I (2). An introduction to the basic principlescurriculum and course development, course scheduling, grant and report of behavioral science as they relate to dentistry. Topics include basic principleswriting and student advising. of human behavior, compliance and dental self-care behavior, fear and anxiety behavior, pain behavior and stress related to dental practice.580 Special Topics in Dental Hygiene-Expanded Duties (3). Theoretical andclinical experience in expanded duties for the dental hygienist in the areas of 314C Introduction to Oral Diagnosis (3). A combined lecture/clinic courselocal anesthesia and restorative dentistry. in which the student will be introduced to the techniques of Oral Diagnosis and the studies of patient history taking, patient examination, patient diagnostic590 Independent Study (1-4). Independent study of a particular topic or area techniques, radiographic techniques, and radiation hygiene. Personal oralof interest to the student in dental hygiene/dentistry and/or higher education. hygiene and patient education will be stressed.595 Writing in Science (1-2). This seminar course is designed to provide 315C Preventive Periodontics I (2.5). Techniques of oral prophylaxis, patientadvanced education students in the health professions the skills necessary to education, and oral disease prevention are taught by means of seminars andwrite and communicate in science. Course activities and topics include: direct patient care. Emphasis is placed on the philosophy and practice ofcritical analysis of the literature, annotated bibliographies, structure and preventive dentistry. Offered: Fall.organization of documents, style and usuage, drafting, revising and finishing.Participants will practice the craft of scientific writing not only as the writer 316 Dental Morphology (3). This lecture/laboratory course introduces thebut also as the reader providing correction and reorganization where student to dental terminology, then continues with the study of masticatoryappropriate. While this course examines many writing tasks, exercise biomechanics and occlusion. The students’ knowledge of dental morphologyculminate with the development of a research protocol or scientific article. and occlusion are then reinforced by having them construct wax models of the human succedaneous and permanent dentition.599 Research and Thesis (1-6). 317 Dental Occlusion (3). This lecture/laboratory series covers the judicious625 Program Evaluation for Education & Social Sciences (3). Program use of gnathologic instruments in dental reconstruction and occlusal therapy.evaluation is an applied research area that focuses on providing summative and Provides an introduction to temporomandibular disorders with specialformative data about the progress of an organization or program. This doctoral emphasis upon pathologies caused by the occlusion. The practical applicationseminar will focus on learning to identify the goals, objectives and of gnathologic instruments is demonstrated in the laboratory, followed byassumptions inherent in a program, and on designing a methodology to assess various occlusal treatments useful in the management of temporomandibularprogress towards the goals. All students will develop a comprehensive disorders. Offered: Winter Semester.evaluation plan for a program of their choice. 318 Dental Biomaterials Lecture (1). An introduction to the study of899 Required Graduate Enrollment (1). common dental materials and their manipulation as used in modern dentistry.Dentistry Courses 324 Introduction to Patient Care I (3). A study of the materials, techniques and procedures used to recognize, diagnose and treat oral health problems.201 Introduction To Dentistry I (2). Introduction to Dentistry I will includethe following major topics: 1) A brief overview of the history of dentistry; 2) 324L Introduction to Patient Care I Laboratory (4). A laboratory/clinicalAn introduction to the structure and functioning of organized dentistry; 3) An course to provide experience using the materials techniques and proceduresintroduction to the various types of dental practices and practice settings both necessary to recognize, diagnose, and treat oral health problems.institutional and private. As a part of this course, students will meet and 328 Introduction to Dental Research Literature (1). A study of the scientificobserve specialists and general dentists in both private and institutional literature of dentistry from the viewpoint of the reader. Topics include thesettings. identification and evaluation of key components in the reading and202 Dental Advocacy in the Community (1). Students will be introduced to understanding of dental research.the basic principles of dental public health and the role of the dentist in the 334 Introduction to Patient Care II (3). A continuation of Introduction tocommunity. Students will gain experience with the role of the dentist in Patient Care activities by preparing and delivering dental messages to 334L Introduction to Patient Care II Laboratory (4). A continuation ofcommunity groups. Offered: Winter Semester. Introduction to Patient Care I Laboratory.300 Basic Life Support (0.5). This course will teach students how to 335 Applied Neuroscience (2). This course serves as an introduction torecognize sudden death in infants, children, and adults; how to institute 1 and 2 nervous system function and its relation to the practice pf dentistry. Primaryperson BLS; how to recognize obstructed airway; and how to clear an airway. focus is on synapses, with applications to the innervation of the oral cavity and301 Introduction to Dentistry II (1). Introduction to Dentistry II will cover patient management. Appropriate content and principles from the basictwo areas: 1) An indepth look at the goals of dental treatment and how this is sciences and neurology will be integrated into a unit readily applicable toaccomplished for the patient through a carefully planned sequence of activities. clinical practice.Case studies and examples will be used to illustrate the treatment of both 350 Introduction to the Histopathology of Oral Tissues (2.5). A comparisontypical and unusual cases. 2) A parallel will be drawn between dental practice of the microscopic anatomy of healthy and diseased oral an application of the scientific method and dental research. 390 Dental Research Experience (1). This independent study course focuses302 Dental Anatomy (1). The self-study course covers basic anatomy of the upon experience gained in both an area of dental research as well as thedentition and supporting structure. process of research in working with an established dental researcher.26
  • 27. School of Dentistry400 Special Topics Seminar (2). This seminar course focuses upon topics that 428C Second Year Recall Clinic (2). Clinical application of skills learned inare relevant to the broad scope of dentistry. Responsibility for the presentation oral prophylaxis and disease control. Students treat recall patients in the dentalof one or more approved topic areas is that of the student. Course grade is clinic.dependent upon quality of topic presentation. 429 Dental Behavioral Science II (1). An in depth study of the processes of401 Research in Dentistry (3). Research in Dentistry will be offered on an effective dentist-patient communication.independent study basis. Students will be paired with faculty mentors to work 430C Preventive Periodontics II (3). Laboratory in root planning (roottogether on a research project. detoxification) and clinical experience in providing direct patient care in recall404 Clinical Rotation II (2). This course is a continuation of Clinical diagnosis, patient education, prophylaxis, and monitoring recall programs.Rotation I with the student completing the assigned rotations. The student will Offered: Winter.perform the tasks assigned, prepare and submit a paper to the coordinator of 431 Pediatric Dentistry I Lecture (1). The student is introduced tothe Six Year Program about the clinical discipline the student would like to techniques used in treating the child patient; including examination, diagnosis,pursue in greater depth. interpretation of intra-and extra-oral radiographs, treatment planning and407 Pharmacology Lecture (2). A study of therapeutic drugs, their sources, preventive dentistry.classifications, actions, mechanisms of action, doses, methods ofadministration, disposition, therapeutic applications, adverse effects and 433 Maxillofacial Prosthetics (1).antidotes. 435 Endodontics I Lecture (1). An introductory course in endodontics410 Operative Dentistry II Lecture (1). A continuation of 305. Principles of emphasizing pulpal biology, endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.cavity preparation, materials and techniques are stressed. 435L Endodontics Laboratory (1).410L Operative Dentistry II Laboratory (2). A continuation of 305L. 436 Orthodontics: Growth and Development (1). The anatomic,Restorative procedures are performed on laboratory manikins and extracted anthropologic, embryologic, genetic and psychologic aspects of growth andteeth. development with special emphasis on the normal and abnormal development411 Operative Dentistry III Lecture (1). A continuation of Dent. 410. of craniofacial structures.412 Anesthesiology I Lecture (1). Infiltration and regional anesthesia; 439 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (1).technique of injections; complications of local anesthesia; a brief overview of 440 Oral Surgery I (1). An introduction to the basic principles of oral surgery.conscious sedation. 441C Introduction to Clinical Dentistry (2). The student is introduced to414 Pathology I Lecture (4). The general etiology of disease; circulatory and comprehensive dentistry by treating patients needing minimal dental treatment.metabolic disorders; degenerative processes; inflammation; infection and 442 Endodontics II Lecture (1). A continuation of the study of endodonticsimmunity; tumors; and organ system pathology. emphasizing non-surgical endodontics, surgical endodontics and415 Pathology II Lecture (3). A study of developmental defects, post-endodontic treatment.inflammatory diseases, and neoplasia of the oral region. 442L Endodontics Laboratory (2). The preparation and filling of root canals416 Complete Removable Prosthodontics I Lecture (1). A study of the of extracted teeth in the laboratory setting.edentulous patient, pre-extraction records, mouth preparation for dentures,impression making, jaw relations, the arrangement of teeth and processing. 444 Introduction to Patient Care III (2). A continuation of Introduction to Patient Care II.416L Complete Removable Prosthodontics I Laboratory (2). Completedentures are constructed. Procedures used in the clinic are followed and a 444L Introduction to Patient Care III Laboratory (2). A continuation ofmanikin serves as the patient. Introduction to Patient Care II Laboratory.417 Removable Partial Prosthodontics Lecture (3). 454 Introduction to Patient Care IV (2). A continuation of Introduction to Patient Care III.418 Microbiology (4). Principles of microbiology with special emphasis onthe relation of microorganisms to infection and defense against infection. 454L Introduction to Patient Care IV Laboratory (2). A continuation of Introduction to Patient Care III Laboratory.419 Periodontics I Lecture (2). 460C Review of Pre-Clinical Dentistry (2). A combination of lecture,420 Periodontics I (2). A study of the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and selected readings and independent study designed to reinforce and integratetreatment of diseases of the periodontium. concepts contained in the pre-clinical dental curriculum. The course will meet421 Periodontics II (1). A study of the treatment of the diseases of the for 3 hours each week for the first 7 weeks of the term, with an additional 11periodontium. hours of independent computer-aided study required during this period.422 Fixed Prosthodontics I Lecture (1). Fundamental considerations of fixed Offered: Summer Semester.bridge construction; diagnosis and treatment planning; tooth preparation; 501C Intro to Comprehensive Patient Care (1-10). Students begin treatmentimpression techniques; temporary coverage; construction of many types of of a family of patients under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Summer 2002.crowns, including porcelain-veneered crowns; and associated laboratory 502 Grand Rounds I (1). Students listen to and critique reports of dentaltechniques. procedures and techniques made by fourth year students.422L Fixed Prosthodontics I Laboratory (2). The student develops skills 502C Endodontics Clinical I (1-2). Clinical application of those principles(gains experience) in tooth preparation, impression taking, articulation, pontic taught in preceding, waxing, casting, finishing, and assembling various fixed prosthesis. 503C Endodontics Clinical II (1-2). Clinical application of those principles423 Fixed Prosthodontics II Lecture (1). A continuation of Dent. 422. taught in preceding terms.423L Fixed Prosthodontics II Laboratory (2). A continuation of Dent. 422L. 503R Grand Rounds II (1). Continuation of DENT 502.424 Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine (2). Includes presentation of the 505 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Seminar (0.5). This seminar assistsprinciples of history taking and examination of the patient, the signs and the student in integrating information presented in various courses andsymptoms of diseases and the medical management of patients with illness. applying that information to the unique needs of the individual patient.The dental management of patients with systemic disease is stressed. 506C Pediatric Clinical Dentistry I (1-2). Clinical application of those425 Introduction to Oral Biology (2). This course will present an overview of principles taught in preceding terms.general and periodontal microbiology, caries microbiology, immunology andbiochemistry with an emphasis on how concepts in these topics relate to 507C Pediatric Clinical Dentistry II (1-2). Clinical application of thoseclinical practice and diagnosis. principles taught in preceding terms.426 Oral Radiology Lecture (2). Radiation physics, radiation biology, quality 509 Team Dental Practice Management II (1).assurance, imaging principles, radiation hygiene, radiographic interpretation 509C Comprehensive Patient Care I (4).and techniques of intra-oral survey are presented. 510 Operative Dentistry IV (1). Clinical application of the principles of427 Oral Diagnosis/Oral Medicine (2). A lecture course in which the operative dentistry. Correlation of the science areas with clinical practice.presentation of diagnostic techniques, diagnosis and management of painincluding temporomandibular joint disturbances, diagnosis of oral disease, and 510C Comprehensive Patient Care II (1-10).diagnosis and management of oral disease is presented with emphasis on the 511 Anesthesiology II Lecture (1).correlation with the basic sciences. Dental treatment planning andprogramming based on an accurate and complete diagnosis will be presented. 511C Fixed Prosthodontics Clinical I (1-2). Clinical application of thoseThe student will receive an exposure to Forensic Odontology. principles taught in preceding terms. 27
  • 28. School of Dentistry512 Fixed Prosthodontics III Lecture (1). The student learns how and when 539 Space Management Techniques (1). Construction of primary orthodonticto use gnathological instrumentation so that maximum operating time will be appliances as utilized in the general practice of dentistry to alleviate or preventsaved consistent with a high degree of occlusal accuracy of prescribed fixed severe malocclusion.prostheses. 541CR Operative Dentistry Clinical I (1-2). Clinical application of those512C Fixed Prosthodontics Clinical II (1-2). Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.principles taught in preceding terms. 542C Operative Dentistry Clinical II (1-2). Clinical application of those513 Fixed Prosthodontics IV (1). principles taught in preceding terms.514 Pathology III Lecture (1). Continued study of pathological conditions of 542L Periodontal Surgical Laboratory (1). The periodontal surgicalthe oral region with emphasis on clinical signs and symptoms. laboratory will consist of two 3 1/2 hour sessions during which each student515 Periodontics III (1). A continuation of 420 and 421 concerning the will perform various periodontal surgical procedures on pig jaws. This is anetiology, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. elective course.516 Pediatric Dentistry II (1). Lectures on growth and development, 544 Fixed Prosthodontics IV Lecture (1). Continuation of the study of toothguidance of occlusion, treatment of traumatic injuries, hospital procedures for preparation, bridge design and special techniques. Study includes ceramics inthe exceptional child. dentistry, precision attachment partials, dowel crowns, restoring vertical dimensions and occlusal problems and the correction of same. Assignments519 Advanced Dental Materials (0.5). This course is a review of dental are made in the current dental literature.materials in general, an introduction of new materials and uses. 551CR Oral Surgery Clinical (2). Clinical application of those principles521 Oral Surgery II Lecture (1). The diagnosis and treatment planning of taught in preceding terms.fractures, cysts, neoplasms, and other problems in oral pathology of themandible and maxilla and associated anatomical structures. 556 Radiographic Interpretation (0.5). This is a comprehensive multidisciplinary course in radiologic interpretation of normal anatomy,521C Periodontics Clinical I (1-2). Clinical application of those principles anomalies, dental caries, periodontal disease, periapical pathology andtaught in preceding terms. infections of the maxilla and mandible.522 Oral Surgery Lecture III (1). A continuation of Dent. 521. 558C Treatment Planning I (1).522C Periodontics Clinical II (1-2). Clinical application of those principles 559 Diagnosis and Management of Orofacial Pain (1). Essential conceptual,taught in preceding terms. clinical and technical information and skills necessary in the diagnosis and523 Preventive Dentistry (1). Experience is provided in presenting preventive treatment of Orofacial Pain States. Diagnostic protocols and radiographicdentistry topics to school children of various grade levels in the community. A procedures and their integration as it relates to painful head and neckterm paper on a preventive dentistry subject based upon current literature or a conditions are presented in depth. Differential diagnosis and special diagnostictable clinic presented at the annual UMKC Dental Alumni meeting is required. techniques are also addressed. Behavioral factors associated with the development of chronic pain and complicating the management of pain states524 Principles of Medicine and Physical Diagnosis (2). Includes are identified and discussed.presentation of the principles of history-taking and examination of the patient,the signs and symptoms of diseases and the medical management of patients 560C Clinical Management I (1-4).with illness. The dental management of patients with systemic disease is 561C Removable Prosthodontics Clinical I (1-2). Clinical application ofstressed. those principles taught in preceding terms.525 Psychiatric Aspects of Dentistry III Seminar (0.5). A seminar course in 562C Removable Prosthodontics Clinical II (1-2). Clinical application ofthe psychiatric aspects of the doctor/ patient relationship and psychiatric those principles taught in preceding terms.problems in clinical dentistry. Students assigned in small groups. 563CR Clinical Management II (1-5).526 Orthodontics I (1). A lecture course in preparing and analyzing the twobasic orthodontic records, study casts, and lateral cephalometric 571C Clinical Technical Skills I (1-7). Clinical application of those principlesroentgenograms. taught in preceding terms.526C Preventive Dentistry Clinical (1). Clinical application of those 572C Clinical Technical Skills II (1-7). Clinical application of thoseprinciples taught in preceding terms. principles taught in preceding terms.526L Orthodontics I Laboratory (2). A laboratory course in preparing and 573C Clinical Technical Skills III (4). Clinical application of those principlesanalyzing the two basic orthodontic records, study casts, and lateral taught in preceding terms.cephalometric roentgenograms. 581C Practice Management I (1-6). Clinical application of those principles527 Therapeutics (2). Therapeutic use of drugs in dental practice. taught in preceding terms.530 Therapeutics II (0.5). Dental considerations in the treatment of patients 582C Practice Management II (1-6). Clinical application of those principlesreceiving medications–the compromised host. taught in preceding terms.531 Complete Removable Prosthodontics II Lecture (1). Advanced 583C Practice Management III (3). Clinical application of those principlesprinciples of complete denture construction are stressed and emphasis on their taught in preceding terms.clinical application is included. Additional clinical approaches to the partial 585 Quality Assurance Seminars (0.5). The student will be instructed in theand completely edentulous patient are explored. actual process of dental care delivery to patients, including how you can531C Oral Diagnosis Clinical I (1-2). Clinical application of those principles assess, improve and document the outcomes of your services over time. It istaught in preceding terms. intended to be a hands-on experience using actual clinical charts and gathering data that will be actually used for quality improvement in the clinic.532C Oral Diagnosis Clinical II (1-2). Clinical application of thoseprinciples taught in preceding terms. 591C Professional Development I (1-2). Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.534 Advanced Predoctoral Prosthodontics (1). Students will learn thecoordinated application of advanced techniques and products used for 592C Professional Development II (1-2). Clinical application of thosecomplete, fixed and removable partial prosthodonitics. The course is principles taught in preceding terms.coordinated amalgamation of principals from these three discipline of 593C Professional Development III (1-2). Clinical application of thoserestorative dentistry. Offered: Winter principles taught in preceding terms.535 Evaluation of Dental Research Literature (1). 595 Introduction to Implant Dentistry (1). To provide the undergraduate537 Oral Oncology (0.5). A lecture course on oral oncology will deal with the student with a solid background into the role of implant dentistry in theirbiologic aspects of cancer; the detection of oral cancer and the different profession. Advances in technique and materials which are responsible formodalities of treatment of cancer; the dental aspects both from surgical improved predictability will be presented. Emphasis will be on patientreconstruction and prosthetic reconstruction following cancer surgery; and selection, treatment planning and basic restorative techniques. The student willmanagement of the patient prior to, during, and following radiation therapy to be able to initiate uncomplicated dental implant procedures with thisthe head and neck and during chemotherapy for systemic cancer. information and will be prepared to enter into more advanced continuing education and graduate programs in this subject.538 Orthodontics II (1). The importance of occlusion; etiology andclassification of malocclusion; types of appliances with a critical analysis of 600 Review of Clinical Dentistry (1-2). A summative review of the basiceach and their use in treating different types of malocclusion. Special attention areas of clinical given to interceptive, preventive, and minor corrective procedures. 601 Summer Clinic Participation II (2).28
  • 29. School of Dentistry601C Endodontics Clinical (1-2). Clinical application of principles taught in 642C Operative Dentistry Clinical IV (1-2). Clinical application of thosepreceding terms. principles taught in preceding terms.602 Grand Rounds II (1). Students develop and present oral reports typically 643C Operative Dentistry Clinical III (1-2). Clinical application of thosegiven at professional meetings such as case presentations, research reports or principles taught in preceding terms.presentations of new techniques. These reports are then critiqued by faculty 650 Applied Ethics (0.5). Four or five case studies will be used duringand students attending the presentation. seminars. Basic ethical principles from the D-306 course will be applied to the602C Endodontics Clinical IV (1-2). Clinical application of those principles case studies. Two of the cases will involve ethical issues, and one of the casestaught in preceding terms. will add community dentistry issues. Other cases will be used as generated or603 Grand Rounds III (1). A continuation of DENT 602. suggested by each seminar group.603C Endodontics Clinical III (1-2). Clinical application of those principles 656 Basic Life Support (0.5).taught in preceding terms. 656C Orthodontic Clinical I (1). The purpose of this course is to allow each604 Grand Rounds IV (1). A continuation of DENT 603. student to develop the skills, knowledge and values to diagnose potential or actual malocclusions and manage patient who need orthodontic intervention.605 Review of Clinical Dentistry II (1-2). A review of foundation knowledge Offered: Fallfor clinical dentistry. 657C Orthodontic Clinical II (0.5). A continuation of Dent 656C.606C Pediatric Dentistry Clinical I (1-2). Clinical application of thoseprinciples taught in preceding terms. 660C Clinical Management III (1-10).607C Pediatric Dentistry Clinical IV (1-2). Clinical application of those 661C Removable Prosthodontics Clinical I (1-2). Clinical application ofprinciples taught in preceding terms. those principles taught in preceding terms.608C Pediatric Dentistry Clinical III (1-2). Clinical application of those 662C Removable Prosthodontics Clinical IV (1-2). Clinical application ofprinciples taught in preceding terms. those principles taught in preceding terms.609C Comprehensive Patient Care III (1-10). 663 Clinical Dentistry for Adults II (12).610 Anxiety and Pain Control in Dentistry (1). Techniques of selecting, 663C Removable Prosthodontics Clinical III (1-2). Clinical application ofadministering and evaluating inhalation and intravenous sedation agents. An those principles taught in preceding terms.introduction to general anesthesia will also be included. Clinical experience in 664CR Clinical Management IV (1-10).inhalation and intravenous sedation is highly desirable. 665CR Clinical Management V (1-10).610C Comprehensive Patient Care IV (1-10). 667C Extramural Clinical Dentistry (1). Clinical application of those611C Fixed Prosthodontics Clinical I (1-2). Clinical application of principles principles taught in preceding terms.taught in preceding terms. 669C TMCE Clinic (1).612C Fixed Prosthodontics Clinical IV (1-2). Clinical application of those 670 Enrichment Program Participation (12).principles taught in preceding terms. 671C Clinical Technical Skills IV (1-7). Clinical application of those613 Periodontal Treatment Planning (1). principles taught in preceding terms.613C Fixed Prosthodontics Clinical III (1-2). Clinical application of those 672C Clinical Technical Skills V (4). Clinical application of those principlesprinciples taught in preceding terms. taught in preceding terms.614 Dentistry for the Special Patient (1-2). Special problems associated with 673C Clinical Technical Skills V (6).dental care for handicapped, chronically ill, culturally variant, homebound,geriatric and institutionalized patients. 680 Dental Occlusion IV (0.5). To review and reinforce the more theoretical information presented in the first year, give additional information and help614C Comprehensive Patient Care V (1-10). A continuation of students to further apply this information. This course will require a minimumComprehensive Patient Care IV. of six weeks plus one lab/clinical for each student. A lecture/discussion format617 Pediatric Dentistry Seminar (0.5). will enable the students to more fully explore problems encountered in the618 Dental Jurisprudence and Ethics (1). Legal aspects of dentistry to clinic. Offered: Winter Semester.include dentist-patient and dentist-state relationships. Principles of ethics and 681C Practice Management III (1-6). Clinical application of those principlesthe Missouri State Dental Laws are also covered. taught in preceding terms.621C Periodontics Clinical I (1-2). Clinical application of those principles 682C Practice Management IV (1-6). Clinical application of those principlestaught in preceding terms. taught in preceding terms.622C Periodontics Clinical IV (1-2). Clinical application of those principles 683C Practice Management V (1-6). Clinical application of those principlestaught in preceding terms. taught in preceding terms.623C Periodontics Clinical III (1-2). Clinical application of those principles 690 Independent Study in Dentistry (1-6). This course provides students thetaught in preceding terms. opportunity to undertake independent study projects in specific areas of630 Practice Administration I (1). A consideration and evaluation of the dentistry. Prior consent of instructor required. Course may be repeated.various economic factors and managerial practices that affect the operational 691C Professional Development IV (0.5-3). Clinical application of thoseaspects of the practice of dentistry. principles taught in preceding terms.631 Practice Administration II (1). A continuation of Dent. 630. 692C Professional Development V (1-2). Clinical application of those631C Oral Diagnosis Clinical I (1-2). Clinical application of those principles principles taught in preceding terms.taught in preceding terms. 693 Care of the Chronic Facial Pain Patient (2). Lecture, seminar and small632C Oral Diagnosis Clinical IV (1-2). Clinical application of those group discussion of the evaluation, examination, and management of theprinciples taught in preceding terms. patient with chronic facial pain. Discussion will include temporomandibular disorders, headaches, and neurological disorders of the head and neck area.633 Introduction to Dental Public Health (1). Discussion of contemporaryissues in community health and community oral health with emphasis on 693C Professional Development VI (1-2). Clinical application of thosepreparing students for their roles as professional members of their principles taught in preceding terms.communities. 694 Dental Management of the Physically and Mentally Handicapped (2).633C Oral Diagnosis Clinical III (1-2). Clinical application of those Lecture, seminar and group discussions of the dental management of variousprinciples taught in preceding terms. handicapping conditions. Course will include the diagnosis, treatment and management of dental problems in handicapped patients as well as a discussion636C Oral Radiology Clinical (2). Clinical application of those principles of community services and facilities available to assist these patients.taught in preceding terms with emphasis on use of a variety of film holdingdevices. Radiographic quality assurance and darkroom maintenance will be 695 Dental Practice and the Anxious Patient (2). The course will deal withreviewed during this course. the following topics: the nature of anxiety, the ontogeny of dental anxiety, evaluation and differential diagnosis of dental phobia, referral and640 Hospital Dentistry Lecture (1). A study of administrative, professional psychological participation, dental management of the anxious patient.and treatment considerations affecting dental care in a hospital setting. 696 Oral Diseases in the Geriatric Patient (2). A study of the problems641CR Operative Dentistry Clinical I (1-2). Clinical application of associated with and the treatment of oral diseases in older persons.principles taught in preceding terms. 899 Required Enrollment (1). 29
  • 30. School of DentistryDentistry Biological Sciences Courses 747 Research Instrumentation Used in Dental Biomaterials (2-4). A700 Biomaterials Teaching (2). Through this course, students will acquire discussion and laboratory use of instrumentation employed in dentalteaching experience in graduate and undergraduate biomaterials. biomaterials research. Practical hands-on experience will include calibration and use of specific research equipment including the Instron, metallurgical701 Engineering Principles of Dental Materials (2). The application of mounting and polishing equipment, measuring microscope, metallograph, andengineering principles to a description and understanding of the structure and contact angle gonemeter. Prerequisite: Permission of of dental materials. Identification of engineering principles whichare appropriate in the examination of the function of dental materials. Basic 749 Special Problems in Oral Pathology (1-2). The student will reviewinformation, as well as current materials research will be discussed. surgical cases and literature pertinent to those cases under the guidance of faculty members of the department.704 Temporomandibular Disorders: Evaluation and Management (2).Lecture and seminar course on the temporomandibular disorders, evaluation 750 Special Problems in Dental Biomaterials (2-4). The student will selectand management in light of behavioral, biological and environmental factors. or be assigned a special research problem including appropriate literature reviews of a special topic in dental biomaterials. Emphasis will be placed on706 Growth and Development I (1). A course designed to teach the general the correlation between basic and clinical research. The design and conduct ofprinciples of normal and abnormal physical, psychological and social growth clinical research will be discussed. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.and development of children and adolescents. The growth and development ofthe craniofacial structures is emphasized. The diagnosis of malocclusions is 751 Elements of the Scientific Method (1). Students enrolled in the Mastersstressed. Consideration is given to possible approaches to their treatment. of Science in Oral Biology program are required to attend this weekly seminar series every semester. The course is offered during their matriculation in the707 Growth and Development II (1-2). A comprehensive study of the program. Attendance is open to other students and faculty. Researchgenetical aspects of growth and development with special analysis of the presentations will cover a variety of biological, engineering and psychologicalmolecular control of these processes by both intrinsic and epigenetic factors. disciplines relevant to dental education and the dental profession.Prerequisite: Growth and Development I. Presentations will be by faculty and students. Fall and Winter semesters. (Day,708 Growth and Development III (1). A comprehensive study of the clinical time and place to be determined).aspects of growth and development at various maturation levels during growth 752 Research Methods in Oral Biology (1-5). A continuation of BISC 751.with special analysis of the consequences of environmental modifications ofgenetic growth and development. Prerequisite: Growth and Development I. 759 Special Problems in Pharmacology (2). Pharmacologic and therapeutic problems of special interest in the practice of dentistry.710 Oral Biochemistry (2). Biochemistry of oral structures and the effect oforal diseases on these structures. This course may not be used to satisfy Cell 760 Physiology of Oral Hard Tissues (2). A study of the physiology of theBiology and Biophysics or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry oral hard tissues with emphasis on the mechanisms of the growth, remodeling,discipline-specific requirements for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. and healing of maxillomandibular bones and on the mechanism of dentinogenesis. This course may not be used to satisfy Cell Biology and711 Biochemical Endocrinology (2). An advanced study of the chemistry, Biophysics or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry discipline-specificmetabolism, and mechanisms of hormone actions on molecular processes. requirements for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.Each hormone will be studied with respect to its site of origin, chemicalproperties, metabolism, disease entities, and mechanism of action on 780 Teaching of Dentistry (1-2). A consideration of the problems of teachingmolecular processes. Prerequisite: BISC 710. This course may not be used to in dental schools. Each department of the School of Dentistry will report on itssatisfy Cell Biology and Biophysics or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry teaching methods. The student will observe lectures and laboratory teaching indiscipline-specific requirements for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. each department.Prerequisite(s): LSBIOC 710. 781 Clinical Student Teaching I (1-2). This course is designed to give the730 Oral Microbiology (2). The course will focus on rapidly developing areas student teaching experience in conducting and supervising predoctoralof oral microbiology especially the etiology, prevention and treatment of oral students in their clinical practice. Diagnosis and treatment planning in eachdisease. Topics will be selected by the instructor to reflect recent advances in specialty field will be emphasized.research and to provide a critical examination of the current literature. Two 782 Clinical Student Teaching II (1-2). A continuation of BISC 781.hours lecture per week. This course may not be used to satisfy Cell Biology 783 Clinical Student Teaching III (1-2). A continuation of BISC. 782.and Biophysics or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry discipline- specificrequirements for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. 784 Clinical Student Teaching IV (1-2). A continuation of BISC. 783.734 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physiology (3). Function of the 785 Clinical Student Teaching V (1-2). A continuation of BISC. 784cardiovascular and pulmonary systems at the cellular, tissue, and system levels 786 Clinical Student Teaching VI (1-2). A continuation of BISC. 785.with particular emphasis on regulation, maintenance of homeostasis andintegration with other systems. Prerequisite: LSPHYS 316 or equivalent. 787 Clinical Student Teaching VII (1-2). This course is designed to give the student teaching experience in conducting and supervising predoctoral735 Advanced Immunology (2). This seminar course will focus on rapidly students in their clinical practice. Diagnosis and treatment planning in eachdeveloping areas of modern immunology relevant to the health professions. specialty field will be emphasized.Topics will be selected by the instructor to reflect recent advances inimmunology and provide a critical examination of the current literature. Two 788 Clinical Student Teaching VIII (1-2). A continuation of BISC. 787.hours lecture per week. This course may not be used to satisfy Cell Biology 789 Current Research Topics: Biomedical,Clinical,& Behavioraland Biophysics or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry discipline-specific Science (1). A lecture/seminar course in biomedical, clinical and behavioralrequirements for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. science research topics to be determined by participants and instructors. Topics739 Dental Biomaterials for the Dental Specialist (1). Discussion of basic may include descriptions of current and potential research projects. This coursebiomaterials principles and terminology including explanation of physical, may be taken on a credit/noncredit (CR/NC) basis. However, for the student tomechanical and surface chemical properties, metallurgy, polymer chemistry, use the course toward a graduate degree, a letter grade (A,B,C) must be earned.ceramics and composites. Clinical examples of how these principles apply to 790 Directed Research in Oral Biology (1-6). Student utilizes beginningProsthodontics, Pedodontics and Orthodontics will be presented. Students research skills to design, conduct and report an individual research projectcannot take both this course and 742 for credit. under the direction of the faculty.740 Oral Pathology I (2). A study of the clinical and histopathologic features 799 Research and Thesis (1-9). The satisfactory completion of an originalof oral diseases, including inflammatory, degenerative, metabolic, and research project. Results of the research and critical review of the pertinentneoplastic diseases and developmental disturbances. literature are incorporated into a thesis. Credit is awarded after the student’s741 Oral Pathology II (2). A continuation of BISC 740. thesis is successfully defended and accepted by the School of Graduate Studies.742 Dental Biomaterials for the Restorative and General Dentist (2). Athorough discussion of basic biomaterials principles and how they apply to the 801 Readings in Immunology (1-3). A detailed study of special topics inpractice of general and restorative dentistry. Students cannot take both this immunology. Specific topics to be arranged with the instructor. This coursecourse and 739 for credit. may be repeated by doctoral students for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: LS 435.743 Advanced Seminar in Dental Biomaterials (1-2). The use and behaviorof dental biomaterials in Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, and 802 Immunopathology (2). A detailed study of selected topics inRestorative Dentistry will be discussed in depth. Current basic and clinical immunopathology with emphasis on physicochemical barriers such asliterature related to these areas will be discussed and research information to cutaneous and mucosal immune systems. Prerequisite: LS 435.improve dental practice will be presented. Prerequisite: BIO SCI. 739 or 742 805 Molecular Biology of Oral Microflora (2-3). Lecture and discussion. Anand permission of instructor. overview of the ecology of oral microbial flora and its role in oral health; bacterial virulence factors and pathogenesis; mechanisms of gene expression30
  • 31. School of Dentistryin oral bacteria; and the effect of recent advances in molecular biology on oral including etiology, diagnosis, pathogenesis and various treatment modalities indiagnosis and treatment. Permission of Instructor Required for registration. current use.The basic course will meet twice a week and be 2 credit hours. An optional 731 Principles of Minor Tooth Movement (2). This lecture and laboratoryadditional credit can be earned by writing a research paper on a pertinent topic course gives the non-orthodontic student an introduction to craniofacial growthin Oral Molecular Microbiology. and development physiology of the stomatognathic system, to etiology,806 Oral Microbiology and Infectious Disease (1-2). A detailed study of oral incidence, recognition and unfavorable sequelae of malocclusion, and to themicrobiology with a particular emphasis on dental plaque formation and fabrication of removable and fixed- banded appliances necessary for thebacterial infection in dental caries. The role of bacterial genetics in the correction of minor irregularities.diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases involving the oral 732 Intravenous and Inhalation Sedation (2). A comprehensive study ofmaxillofacial complex, bacteremia and endocarditis will also be discussed. nitrous oxide and valium sedation combining lectures and clinical problems.Prerequisite: LS 4180. 740 Interdisciplinary Seminar I (1). The integration of common areas of830 Structural Charaterization of Dental Biomaterials (4). A detailed study concern in the clinical disciplines of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,of the techniques commonly used to determine the composition and structure Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics as theyof dental biomaterials. Surface and near-surface characterization techniques relate to patient cases. Cases are presented that present problems in at least twowill be emphasized. The student will be expected to complete laboratory clinical disciplines in the areas of Diagnosis, Treatment Programming orprojects on the scanning and transmission electron microscopies available in Therapy. The current literature is reviewed and the case discussed.the School of Dentistry. Two hours lecture and two to six hours laboratory perweek. Prerequisite: Biosc 701. 741 Interdisciplinary Seminar II (1). A continuation of GNPR 740.899 Required Graduate Enrollment (1). 742 Interdisciplinary Seminar III (1). A continuation of GNPR 741. 743 Interdisciplinary Seminar IV (1). A continuation of GNPR 742.Endodontics Courses 799 Research and Thesis (1-6). The satisfactory completion of an original700 Principles of Endodontics I (1). research project. Results of the research and critical review of the pertinent701 Principles of Endodontics II (1). literature are incorporated into a thesis.702 Principles of Endodontics III (1). 899 Required Graduate Enrollment (1).704 Clinical Endodontics I (6). Oral Biology Courses705 Clinical Endodontics II (6). 699 Dissertation Research (1-12). Ph.D. dissertation research.706 Clinical Endodontics III (6). 700 Embryonic Development of the Face and Oral Cavity (2). The course707 Clinical Endodontics IV (6). presents an in-depth review of the embryonic development of the face, ears,708 Clinical Endodontics V (6). tongue, mandible, maxilla, and teeth and their associated tissues. In addition, the histology of bone and cartilage, both formative and mature, will be720 Review of Endodontics (2). discussed at light and electron microscopic levels. Offered: On Demand.752 Seminar in Endodontics I (1). 899 Required Graduate Enrollment (1).753 Seminar in Endodontics (1).754 Seminar in Endodontics III (1). Oral Diagnosis and Medicine Courses 700 Advanced Oral Diagnosis-Oral Medicine (2). Principles of physical755 Seminar in Endodontics IV (1). diagnosis and internal medicine are taught and related to dentistry. Dental799 Research and Thesis (1-6). management of the medically compromised patient is stressed.899 Required Graduate Enrollment (1). 701 Oral Diagnosis-Oral Medicine II (2). Principles of oral diagnosis and treatment will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on the correlation of theGeneral Practice Courses diagnosis with the treatment of oral pathologic conditions and the relationship710 Principles of Pedodontics for General Practice (2). A lecture course of the pathologic process to the basic sciences.presenting the basic concepts of diagnosis and treatment of the child in a 702 Advanced Oral Diagnosis/Oral Medicine III (2). A continuation of ORgeneral dental practice. DM 701.716 Special Problems in General Practice Dentistry I (1-6). Courses 704 Oral Medicine Residency I (1-5). Clinical and didactic study of oraldesigned to provide the student with opportunities to work with consultants medicine.and specialists on the faculty of the dental school on cases which require the 705 Oral Medicine Residency II (1-5). Clinical and didactic study of oralattention of a specialist. medicine.717 Special Problems in General Practice Dentistry II (1-6). A continuation 706 Oral Medicine Residency III (1-5). Clinical and didactic study of oralof GNPR. 716. medicine.718 Special Problems in General Practice Dentistry III (1-6). A 707 Oral Medicine Residency IV (1-5). Clinical and didactic study of oralcontinuation of GNPR 717. medicine.721 General Practice Clinic I (1-10). 708 Oral Medicine Residency V (1-5). Clinical and didactic study of oral722 General Practice Clinic II (1-10). medicine.723 General Practice Clinic III (1-10). 709 Oral Medicine Residency VI (1-5). Clinical and didactic study of oral medicine.724 Hospital Residency in General Practice IV (2). 799 Research and Thesis (1-6).725 Hospital Residency in General Practice V (4).726 Hospital Residency in General Practice VI (4). Oral Radiology Courses727 General Practice Clinical Pedodontics (1). Clinical training in treating 700 Principles of Oral Radiology I (1). Advanced technique andnormal and handicapped children at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Training interpretation of intraoral and extraoral radiographs.includes providing treatment under general anesthesia at the hospital. 701 Principles of Oral Radiology II (1). A continuation of ORAD. 700.728 Dental Implantology (1). The course is designed to include the following 704 Oral Radiology Residency I (1-5). Clinical and didactic study of oraltopics: history of implantology, implant materials and designs, fibro- osseous radiology.and osseo-integration theories, bioinert and bioactive retention, indication andcase selection, technique methodology, anatomical considerations and reasons 705 Oral Radiology Residency II (1-5). Clinical and didactic study of oralfor failure, prosthetic considerations using several systems and necessary radiology.radiographic aids, surgical stent and laboratory with simulated insertion of an 706 Oral Radiology Residency III (1-5). Clinical and didactic study of oralimplant. radiology.729 Oral Endosteal Implantology II (2). A continuation of GNPR. 728. 707 Oral Radiology Residency IV (1-5). Clinical and didactic study of oral730 Introduction to Periodontology (1-2). This course is designed to radiology.introduce graduate students who are not enrolled in the periodontics program 708 Oral Radiology Residency V (1-5). Clinical and didactic study of oralto various current philosophies and clinical applications of Periodontics radiology. 31
  • 32. School of Dentistry709 Oral Radiology Residency VI (1-5). Clinical and didactic study of oral 715 Advanced Physical Diagnosis for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeonradiology. III (1). A continuation of ORSG 714.716 Special Problems Oral Radiology I (1). Assigned technical problems in 716 Special Problems in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery I (1).oral radiology. 717 Special Problems in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery II (1).717 Special Problems in Oral Radiology II (1). A continuation of ORAD. 718 Special Problems in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery III (1).716. 719 Special Problems - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery IV (1). A718 Special Problems in Oral Radiology III (1). A continuation of ORAD. continuation of ORSG 718.717. 720 Oral Surgery Hospital Residency I (1). Two calendar years of hospital720 Advanced Radiographic Anatomy (1). Correlation between normal residency in an affiliated teaching hospital. The residency provides additionalanatomic structures of the head and neck region and the radiographic training in major oral surgery and didactic education in oral surgery andappearance of these structures on intraoral, panoramic, skull and conventional science areas, including anesthesiology, diagnosis, pathology, and radiology.tomographic projections. 721 Oral Surgery Hospital Residency II (1). A continuation of ORSG. 720.721 Advanced Radiographic Interpretation (2). Radiographic interpretationof normal and pathologic processes of the oral and maxillofacial region. 722 Oral Surgery Hospital Residency III (1). A continuation of ORSG. 721.Developmental, degenerative, inflammatory, neoplastic, and metabolic 723 Oral Surgery Hospital Residency IV (1). A continuation ORSG. 722.conditions of the oral and maxillofacial complex are covered, includingconditions involving the temporomandibular joint and paranasal sinuses. 724 Oral Surgery Hospital Residency V (1). A continuation of ORSG. 723.722 Radiation Physics (2). Basic principles of radiation physics in relation to 725 Oral Surgery Hospital Residency VI (1). A continuation of ORSG. 724.medical and dental diagnostic radiology are presented. Topics such as the 726 Tumor Surgery of the Head and Neck (2). A discussion of tumors of thenature of radiation, x-rays and their production, interaction of x-rays with head and neck and the surgical treatment of these diseases.matter, measurement of x-rays, x-ray film and intensifying screens, and image 727 Major Oral Surgery I (2). A comprehensive study of major oral surgery.characteristics are presented. Lectures are correlated with surgical exercises which are performed in the723 Radiation Biology (1-2). This course covers the basic principles of anatomy laboratory.radiation biology, as well as radiation safety and protection. Topics such as 728 Major Oral Surgery II (2). A continuation of ORSG. 727.theories of radiation action, radiation chemistry, molecular, cellular and tissueeffects, early and late effects of radiation, effects of radiation therapy on the 729 General Anesthesiology and Pharmacology I (1). The pharmacologicaloral cavity, and concepts of radiation protection and risk assessment are principles of the various anesthetic agents and allied medications.presented. Satisfactory completion of a project in the area of radiation biology 730 General Anesthesiology and Pharmacology II (1). A continuation ofis required for the additional credit hour. ORSG. 729.724 Advanced Imaging Modalities (1). This course will cover basic 731 Clinical General Anesthesiology and Pharmacology I (2). The clinicalprinciples and interpretation of advanced imaging modalities, such as application of various anesthetic and pharmacological agents.computed tomography, digital radiography, magnetic resonance imaging,nuclear medicine and ultrasound. Applications of these imaging modalities to 732 Clinical General Anesthesiology and Pharmacology II (2). Adentistry will be addressed. Prerequisite: OR RAD 722. continuation of ORSG. 731.728 Medical Radiology and Therapeutics (1). Principles of medical x-ray 733 Clinical General Anesthesiology and Pharmacology III (2). Atechniques and therapeutic measures of interest to the radiologist. continuation of ORSG. 732.752 Seminar Oral Radiology I (1). Discussion of the literature pertaining to 734 Clinical/Major General Anesthesiology and Pharmacology I (1). Theoral radiology. clinical/major surgical application of various anesthetic and pharmacological agents.753 Seminar in Oral Radiology II (1). Continuation of ORAD. 752. 735 Clinical/Major General Anesthesiology and Pharmacology II (1). A754 Seminar in Oral Radiology III (1). A continuation of ORAD. 753. continuation of ORSG 734.Oral Surgery Courses 736 Clinical/Major General Anesthesiology and Pharmacology III (1). A continuation of ORSG 735.700 Principles of Oral Surgery I (1). A conference on diagnosis, treatmentplanning, surgical technique. 737 Pediatric General Anesthesiology and Pharmacology I (1). The pharmacological principles of various anesthetic agents and allied medications701 Principles of Oral Surgery II (1). A continuation of ORSG. 700. in the pediatric patient.702 Principles of Oral Surgery III (1). A continuation of ORSG. 701. 740 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Independent Study (1-6). An advanced703 Principles of Oral Surgery IV (1). A continuation of ORSG 702. study and/or elective course in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery related field(s) which enhances the compulsory curriculum.704 Clinical Oral Surgery I (3). The clinical application of the principles ofdiagnosis, treatment planning, and surgical techniques. 752 Seminar in Oral Surgery I (1). A discussion of current literature and research relating to oral surgery.705 Clinical Oral Surgery II (3). A continuation of ORSG. 704. 753 Seminar in Oral Surgery II (1). A continuation of ORSG. 752.706 Clinical Oral Surgery III (3). A continuation of ORSG. 705. 754 Seminar in Oral Surgery III (1).707 Physical Diagnosis for the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon I (1). Basicphysical diagnosis and review of systems as it relates to the practice of Oral 755 Seminar in Oral Surgery IV (1). A continuation of ORSG 754.and Maxillofacial Surgery. 799 Research and Thesis (1-6).708 Physical Diagnosis for the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon II (1).Advanced physical diagnosis and review of systems as it relates to the practice Orthodontics Coursesof Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 700 Principles of Biomechanics (1). A lecture course on the fundamentals of709 Physical Diagnosis for the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon III (1). Oral biomechanics and the characteristics on an ideal occlusion.and Maxillofacial Surgery and the medically compromised patient. 700L Biomechanics Laboratory I (3). Laboratory exercises in the principles710 Physical Diagnosis for the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon IV (1). A of edgewise appliance fabrication.continuation of ORSG 709. 701 Advanced Biomechanics (1). A lecture course on edgewise appliance711 Physical Diagnosis for the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon V (1). A mechanotherapy.continuation of ORSG 710. 701L Biomechanics Laboratory II (3). Laboratory exercises in the design,712 Physical Diagnosis for the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon VI (1). A fabrication and use of the edgewise appliance system.continuation of ORSG 711. 703 Clinical Orientation (2). A series of workshops on policies, forms and713 Advanced Physical Diagnosis for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon I (1). procedures for securing diagnostic records.Advanced physical diagnosis and review of systems as it relates to the practice 704 Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics I (1-6). Orthodontic theory,of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. treatment techniques and treatment of patients; includes current and historical714 Advanced Physical Diagnosis for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon II (1). concepts.A continuation of ORSG 713. 705 Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics II (1-6). A continuation of ORTH. 704.32
  • 33. School of Dentistry706 Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics III (1-6). A continuation of Patient care is provided both in the outpatient clinic and to hospital inpatients.ORTH. 705. Rotations in anesthesia, pediatrics, and the emergency room are included in the707 Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics IV (1-6). A continuation of residency. Residents participate on several multidisciplinary teams at theORTH. 706. hospital including the Cleft Palate Team, Crainiofacial Anomalies Team, Hemophilia Team, Cancer Care Team, Sickle Cell Anemia Team, and the708 Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics V (1-6). A continuation of Newborn Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic.ORTH. 707. 721 Pediatric Dentistry Hospital Residency II (1). A continuation of PEDS709 Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics VI (1-6). A continuation of 720.ORTH 708 722 Pediatric Dentistry Hospital Residency III (1). A continuation of PEDS710 Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics VII (1-6). A continuation of 721.ORTH. 709. 723 Pediatric Dentistry Hospital Residency IV (1). A continuation of Peds711 Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics VIII (1-6). A continuation 722.of ORTH. 710. 724 Pediatric Dentistry Hospital Residency V (1). A continuation of Peds716 Special Problems in Orthodontics (1). A seminar on adjunctive 723.orthodontic procedures related to other dental disciplines. 725 Pediatric Dentistry Hospital Residency VI (1). A continuation of Peds717 Risk Management, Infection Control (1). A lecture and laboratory 724.course on compliance with governmental and institutional regulations. 728 Cleft Palate Problems-Team Approach (1). (1). Presentations by the721 Analysis Diagnosis and Treatment Planning II (3). A continuation of members of the Cleft Palate Team at Children’s Mercy Hospital. The role ofORTH. 720. genetics, speech, audiology, ENT, oral surgery, plastic surgery, orthodontics,722 Analysis Diagnosis and Treatment Planning III (3). A continuation of pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, social services, nutrition, and childORTH. 721. psychology in the rehabilitation of the cleft palate patient will be discussed.726 Cephalometric I (2). An introductory lecture and laboratory course in the 729 Cleft Palate Conference I (1). (1). This is a diagnosis and treatmentprinciples of radiographic cephalometry and integrated cephalometric analysis. planning conference held one afternoon each month by the various disciplines involved in the treatment of cleft palate patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital.727 Cephalometric II (2). An advanced lecture and laboratory course withemphasis on the use of a computer in cephalometric analysis. 730 Cleft Palate Conference II (1). A continuation of PEDS 729.729 Principles of Orthodontics (1). A survey course on orthodontics. Lecture 752 Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry I (1). A discussion of current literatureand discussion. and research in Pediatric Dentistry.731 Dentofacial Orthopedics (1). Lecture and discussion of the indications, 753 Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry II (1). A continuation of PEDS 752.fabrication and use of functional orthopedic appliances. 754 Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry III (1). A continuation of PEDS 753.732 Gnathological Aspects of Orthodontics (1). A lecture and discussion on 760 Grand Rounds Seminar I (1). (1). The attending staff and guestthe orthodontic implications of occlusal function and dysfunction. clinicians present case reports of interesting and unusual problems in pediatrics735 Orthognathic-Orthodontic Surgery (1). A lecture and discussion course to the house staff and rotating students at Children’s Mercy Hospital. This is aon the diagnosis and treatment of adult patients with facial deformities. weekly conference.752 Orthodontic Literature I (1). A seminar discussion of current andclassical journal articles related to orthodontics. Periodontics Courses 700 Periodontic Residency I (1-2). Didactics, Seminars in Basic Periodontics753 Orthodontic Literature II (1). A continuation of ORTH. 752. with Clinical Practice.754 Orthodontic Literature III (1). A continuation of ORTH. 753. 701 Periodontic Residency VII (1-2). Didactic and Seminar in Periodontics755 Orthodontic Literature IV (1). A continuation of ORTH. 754. with Clinical Practice.756 Orthodontic Literature V (1). A continuation of ORTH 755. 702 Periodontic Residency VIII (1-2). Didactic and Seminar in Periodontics757 Orthodontic Literature VI (1). A continuation of ORTH. 756. with Clinical Practice.760 Treatment Planning Conference (1). A seminar in which students 704 Periodontic Residency II (1-6). Clinical Periodontics with Relatedpresent pre-treatment cases for discussion of the diagnosis and treatment plans. Didactics and Seminar.761 Treatment Progress Conference (1). A seminar in which students 705 Periodontal Residency III (1-6). Clinical Periodontics with Relatedpresent mid-treatment cases for review and discussion. Didactics and Seminars.762 Post-Treatment Analysis (1). A seminar on comprehensive evaluation of 706 Periodontics Residency III (1-6). A continuation of PERO. 705.finished cases. 707 Periodontic Residency IV (1-6). Clinical Periodontics with Related764 Senior Workshop (1). A lecture, discussion and laboratory course an Didactics and Seminar.orthodontic practice management and preparation for the American Board of 708 Periodontic Residency V (1-6). Clinical Periodontics with RelatedOrthodontics Examination. Didactics and Seminar. 709 Periodontic Residency VI (1-6). Clinical Periodontics with RelatedPedodontics Courses Didactics and Seminar.761 Grand Rounds Seminar II (1). A continuation of PEDO. 760. 716 Periodontic Residency IX (1). Didactic in Surgical Periodontics with762 Grand Rounds Seminar III (1). A continuation of PEDO. 761. Clinical Practice.799 Research and Thesis (1-6). 717 Special Problems in Periodontics II (1). A continuation of PERO. 716.899 Required Graduate Enrollment (1). 718 Special Problems in Periodontics III (1). A continuation of PERO. 717. 720 General Anesthesia (1). A rotation to the Department of AnesthesiologyPediatric Dentistry Courses of K.C. Veterans Administration Medical Center. Students become familiar700 Principles of Pediatric Dentistry I (1-3). Lecture and discussion of the with operating room procedures, medical emergencies, venipuncture, airwayprinciples of children’s dentistry. The subject matter consists of the prevention maintenance and pharmaco-physiology of sedative, analgesic and anestheticof disease, child cooperation, diagnosis and treatment planning, treatment and agents as well as drug procedures. 727 Introduction to Internal Medicine and Diagnosis I (1). A seminar on701 Principles of Pediatric Dentistry II (1). A continuation of PEDS 700. internal medicine, physical diagnosis, laboratory medicine, dermatology and702 Principles of Pediatric Dentistry III (1-2). A continuation of Peds 701. allergy. This course is designed to give the resident a broad knowledge of the above.710 Pediatric Pharmacology (2). This course presents pharmacologicprinciples and their therapeutic application for the child patient. Clinicians 728 Introduction to Internal Medicine and Diagnosis II (1). A continuationfrom the teaching hospital supplement the didactic material. of PERO. 727.720 Pediatric Dentistry Hospital Residency I (1). (1). The clinical activities 729 Children’s Periodontics (2). Children’s periodontal disorders, etiology,of the program are conducted at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Students spend 24 diagnosis, and treatment. Emphasis is placed on preventive periodontics andmonths (6 semesters) as residents in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. on education of parents and children in oral physiotherapy. 33
  • 34. School of Dentistry730 Biology of the Periodontium (1-2). Biology of the Periodontium covers 718 Clinical Maxillofacial Prosthetics I (1-6). Diagnosis and Treatment ofthe embryology, histology, ultrastructure and biochemistry of stratified patients, including fabrication of various fixed and removable prosthodonticsquamous epithelium, fibrous connective tissue, bone and cementum. These prostheses plus extra-oral prostheses illustrating the principles and techniquesfour tissues are studied in health and during inflammatory disease and healing of treatment for the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Specialty.of surgical wounds. Major emphasis is placed on immune system interactions 719 Clinical Maxillofacial Prosthetics II (1-6). Continuation of Pros 718.with bone and fibrous connective tissue components during inflammatoryperiodontal disease. 720 Clinical Maxillofacial Prosthetics III (1-6). Continuation of Pros 719.751 Seminar in Periodontics I (2). A discussion of the classic and pertinent 721 Maxillofacial Prosthetic Seminar I (1). A discussion of current literatureperiodontal literature. and research related to Maxillofacial Prosthetics.752 Seminar in Periodontics II (2). A continuation of PERO. 751. 722 Maxillofacial Prosthetic Seminar II (1). Continuation of Pros 721.753 Seminar in Periodontics III (2). A continuation of PERO. 752. 723 Maxillofacial Prosthetic Seminar III (1). Continuation of Pros 722.754 Seminar in Periodontics IV (2). A continuation of PERO. 753. 726 Maxillofacial Prosthesis (1). The principles of treating patients with congenital or acquired deformities of the mouth and face.755 Seminar in Current Periodontal Literature/Treatment Planning V (2).A discussion of the current research and literature relating to periodontics and 727 Prosthetic and Restorative Materials (2). The science of the dentalthe utilization of current knowledge to patient treatment planning. materials used in prosthetic and restorative dentistry.756 Seminar in Current Periodontal Literature/Treatment Planning 728 Clinical Prosthodontics VII (1-9). A continuation of PROS 709.VI (2). A continuation of PERO. 755. 729 Clinical Prosthodontics VIII (1-9). A continuation of PROS 728.757 Seminar Current Periodontal Literature & Treatment Planning 730 Clinical Prosthodontics IX (1-9). A continuation of PROS 729.VII (2). A continuation of PERO. 756. 752 Seminar in Prosthodontics I (1). A discussion of current literature and758 Seminar Current Periodontal Literature & Treatment Planning research pertaining to all aspects of prosthodontics.VIII (2). A continuation of PERO. 757. 753 Seminar in Prosthodontics II (1). A continuation of PROS. 752.799 Research and Thesis (1-6). 799 Research and Thesis (1-6).899 Required Graduate Enrollment (1). 899 Required Graduate Enrollment (1).Preventive Dentistry Courses Research Methodology - Dentistry Courses700 Preventive Dentistry (2). Investigates the known factors affecting oraldisease. Major attention is given to a critical review of the current dental 700 Introduction to Research Methodology (2-3). A lecture/seminar formatliterature (epidemiological, clinical investigations, laboratory experiments), to which focuses on the critical analysis of scientific literature and on adetermine which are the most effective preventive and control measures for conceptual understanding of statistical techniques and designs commonly usedpatients. in dental research. A final paper and presentation representing the critical analysis of a student selected segment of the dental literature is required.705 Psychiatric Aspects of Dentistry (1). A seminar in the psychiatricaspects of the patient-dentist relationship. 701 Topics in Advanced Research Methodology (2-4). A lecture/seminar course on selected advanced research methodology topics which are to be710 Dental Public Health (2). Discussion and analysis of current research, of determined in conjunction with participants. Such topics may includegovernment policies and programs, and of trends in professional practice and advanced experimental designs in the literature, etc. Prerequisite: Permissioneducation of significance in public health and dental public health. of instructor.711 Residency in Public Health I (1-9). 702 Special Problems in Research Methodology (2-4). A student will work712 Residency in Public Health II (1-9). with a faculty member on methodological aspects of a research proposal or project. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.713 Residency in Public Health III (1-9). 703 Thesis Writing (1). The methods of preparing, organizing, and presenting799 Research and Thesis (1-6). research findings according to the format of scientific writing.Prosthodontics Courses 704 Introduction to Biostatistics (2-3). A lecture/seminar course required for students pursuing a master’s degree. This course focuses on an in-depth700A Principles of Removable Prosthodontics I (1). Lectures and coverage of statistical designs commonly found in dental research, statisticalconferences on complete dentures. The course is based upon the application of techniques associated with these designs, their application to them via the userelated sciences to all aspects of complete prosthodontics. of a computer based statistical software analysis package, and the development700B Principles of Removable Partial Prosthodontics I (1). Lectures and and submission of a written research protocol. Prerequisite(s): RESM 700.conferences on removable partial prosthodontics. 705A Design of Clinical Research Studies (2). Students enrolled in this700C Principles of Fixed Prosthodontics I (1). Lecture and discussion of the course will learn the elements of a good clinical research study. Additionally,principles of tooth reduction, diagnostic fixed prosthodontic procedures from students will develop a draft protocol for a clinical research project, estimatethe biologic and physical aspects. time and budget needs for the project, and be sensitive to ethical issues in the701A Principles of Removable Prosthodontics II (1). A continuation of conduct of clinical research.PROS. 700A. 705B Statistical Analysis for Clinical Research (2). Techniques for701B Principles of Removable Partial Prosthodontics II (1). A continuation analyzing complex clinical research designs are a major focus of this course.of PROS. 700B. Students will also learn analytic techniques for estimating failure in biomaterials as well as epidemiologic techniques.701C Principles of Fixed Prosthodontics II (1). A continuation of PROS.700C. 705C Introduction to Statistical Software (2). Students enrolled in this course obtain hands-on experience with comprehensive statistical analysis704 Clinical Prosthodontics I (1-9). The student is given clinical experience programs, including SPSS and SAS. Students will learn to establish and verifyin all aspects of prosthodontics. Emphasis is placed on varied types of data files, generate program files, and develop strategies for documenting filestechniques. for improved accountability and reproducibility.705 Clinical Prosthodontics II (1-9). A continuation of PROS. 704.706 Clinical Prosthodontics III (1-9). A continuation of PROS. 705. Restorative Dentistry Courses 700C Principles of Fixed Prosthodontics I (1).707 Clinical Prosthodontics IV (1-9). A continuation of PROS. 706. 701C Principles of Fixed Prosthodontics II (1).708 Clinical Prosthodontics V (1-9). A continuation of PROS. 707. 726 Prosthetic and Restorative Materials (2). The science of the materials709 Clinical Prosthodontics VI (1-9). A continuation of PROS. 708. used in prosthetic and restorative dentistry.716 Special Problems in Prosthodontics I (2). The treatment of patients with 799 Research and Thesis (1-6).special health problems to include maxillofacial prosthesis, cleft palateprosthesis, etc. The patient’s history, diagnosis, and treatment will be prepared 899 Required Graduate Enrollment (1).and illustrated as a case report. Offered in preparation for the Boardrequirements and practice.717 Special Problems in Prosthodontics II (1). A continuation of PROS. 716.34