Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program
- GNDN 602DG-Histology/Embryology.
This course presents lectures and discussions related to the embryologic development
of the face and dental structures, the histophysiology of enamel, dentin, cementum,
pulp, caries and pulpal
- GNDN 605DG-Advanced Oral Pathology.
This is an advanced study of the lesions and diseases of the hard and soft tissues
of the mouth. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship existing between local and
systemic diseases with
consideration given to the appropriate treatments.
- GNDN 610DG-Advanced General Dentistry.
This course consists of lectures and discussion given in operative dentistry, dental
materials, prosthodontics, oral surgery, periodontology, oral diagnosis, endodontics
pediatric dentistry. This course is designed to aid residents in sequential treatment
planning of complex cases while emphasizing the interrelationships of all dental disciplines.
course provides instruction in most all dental disciplines and serves as the foundation
for the course "The Dental Team."
- GNDN 611DG, 621DG-Case Presentation.
This course is taken with residents from the VA and is intended to allow each resident
the opportunity to present specific cases they are treating in a formal instructional
- GNDN 614DG, 624DG-Dental Team.
This course involves treatment planning and sequencing of complex cases referred to
the College of Dentistry from other departments or private practitioners in the Memphis
Cases are selected according to their complexity and need for treatment in multiple
disciplines in dentistry. The intent is to involve residents in formalized treatment
of complex dental cases with faculty representatives of all College departments.
- GNDN 615DG, 625DG-General Dentistry Literature Review.
This offers a review of the most current scientific literature associated with concepts
and techniques involved with all aspects of general dentistry.
- GNDN 618DG, 628DG-Prosthodontics Seminar.
This course is given at the VA in conjunction with the VA residents, involving seminars
related to the field of prosthodontics. Special consideration will be given to updating
residents on techniques and concepts beyond those learned in dental school.
- GNDN 619DG-Clinical Pharmacology.
This course is designed as a review to update residents in their knowledge of pharmacology
most commonly encountered in clinical practice.
- GNDN 620DG-Advanced General Dentistry.
This course consists of Lectures and discussion in operative dentistry, dental materials,
prosthodontics, oral surgery, periodontology, oral diagnosis, endodontics and pediatric
dentistry. This course is designed to aid residents in treatment planning of complex
cases while emphasizing the interrelationships of all dental disciplines. In addition,
and discussion in practice management, peer review, forensic dentistry, physical diagnosis
and missionary dentistry are included in this course.
- GNDN 622DG-Behavior Management.
This course is given at the VA in conjunction with the VA residents and is conducted
by a practicing psychologist. Principles of hypnosis and patient management are emphasized.
- GNDN 630DG, 631DG-Orthodontics.
This course consists of Lectures and discussions in orthodontics and also includes
a clinical component. Each resident is assigned a patient with orthodontic needs appropriate
treatment in the AEGD clinic. Residents receive instruction and experience in completing
an orthodontic diagnosis and work-up, placement of orthodontic appliances on a patient
follow-up evaluation and treatment.
- GNDN 634DG, 635DG-Implantology.
This course consists of lectures and discussion, an implantology rotation, and a clinical
component in implantology. Residents receive instruction and supervision in the diagnosis
treatment planning of implant dentistry, including prosthodontic restoration of implants.
Implants are placed in residents' patients by AEGD faculty members and in some situations
residents. Residents complete a one/half day rotation per week at a general dentist's
office observing implant placement and complex implant situations.
- GNDN 636DG-Oral Biology.
This course provides residents an overview of the biology of oral tissue functions.
The physiological and biochemical basis of normal and pathologic processes in oral
diseases are emphasized.
Topics include the biology of cell interactions in the dentition; the role of the
extracellular matrix in maintaining oral tissue functions during normal development
and in the pathogenesis
of oral and maxillofacial disorders; wound healing, joint destruction, and bone resorption.
The course also provides and analysis of the conflict between oral pathogens and host
systems; the role of saliva and cell of the immune system during infection, inflammation,
healing and repair. Basic concepts in neuromuscular physiology including reflexes
and pain in the
oral cavity are emphasized.