Ostrow School of Dentistry

Courses of Instruction

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

Geriatric Dentistry (GDEN)
These new courses are available beginning summer 2013.

GDEN 710 Knowledge Assessment for GDEN Students (1, Sm) Review of topics explored in the first two years of the program, including lectures and practical demonstrations or simulations and examinations of overall discipline knowledge. Open only to GDEN students. Graded CR/NC. Prerequisite: ADNT 701, GDEN 713, GDEN 714, OFPM 710a, OFPM 725 and OFPM 726.

GDEN 711abcde Case Portfolio Preparation for GDEN Students (.5-.5-.5-.5-.5, FaSpSm) Examination of clinical cases of geriatric patients through online conferences. Development and defense of portfolio of multiple cases. Credit on acceptance of portfolio. Open only to GDEN students. Graded IP/CR/NC.

GDEN 712abcd Capstone Research Project for GDEN Students (.5-.5-.5-.5, FaSpSm) Production and defense of a research plan that demonstrates significant understanding of a topic in geriatric dentistry. Credit on acceptance of capstone project. Open only to GDEN students. Graded IP/CR/NC. Prerequisite: ADNT 701.

GDEN 713 Common Systemic Conditions in Older Patients (2, Sp) Lectures on topics pertinent to the aging patient that highlight the differences between aging physiologic changes and disease-caused conditions most common to this demographic. Open only to GDEN students. Graded CR/NC.

GDEN 714 Topics in Gerontology (2, Fa) Gerontology topics for dentists including clinical assessment tools for aging patients, policy issues, myths, social supports, and consent and communication issues in the clinical setting. Open only to GDEN students. Graded CR/NC.

GDEN 715 Geriatric Dentistry Issues (2, Fa) Common geriatric dentistry topics including epidemiology of oral diseases, common dental diseases, their management and prevention protocols for older adult patients. Open only to GDEN students. Graded CR/NC.