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.

Orofacial Pain Oral Medicine (OFPM)

OFPM 701 CPR, Blood and Airborne Infections and Common Emergencies for Dental Residents (1, Sm) CPR training, review of common dental emergencies, and blood and airborne pathogens in dental patients.

OFPM 702ab Soft Tissue Disease for Dental Residents (a: 1, Sm; b: 2, Fa) Seminars on the various mucosal, cutaneous, gingival and salivary diseases and lesions in the oral and maxillofacial region.

OFPM 703 Local Anesthesia, Minor Surgery and Biopsy Procedures for Dental Residents (1, Sm) Seminars on local anesthesia methods and minor surgical procedures appropriate for the oral and maxillofacial region.

OFPM 704 Bony Pathology, Radiology and Advanced Imaging for Dental Residents (1, Sm) Review of the oral and maxillofacial region osseous and odontogenic pathologies and the various imaging methods used to examine this anatomic region.

OFPM 705 Neurogenic Based Oral and Facial Pains for Dental Residents (2, Sp) Seminars on the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures appropriate for chronic neurogenic based pain disorders that occur in the orofacial region.

OFPM 706 TMD, Orthopedics, Rheumatology and Physical Therapy for Dental Residents (2, Fa) Seminars on various topics relating to the diagnosis and management of Temporomandibular disorders.

OFPM 707 Pharmacology Series for Dental Residents (2, Fa) Seminars on common medications used in the practice of oral medicine and chronic orofacial pain.

OFPM 708 Physical Evaluation and Laboratory Diagnostics for Dental Residents (2, Sm) Seminars discussing physical evaluation and laboratory-based diagnostic procedures and methods appropriate for the diagnosis of oral medicine and chronic orofacial pain disordered patients.

OFPM 709 Headaches for Dental Residents (2, Sm) Seminars on the diagnosis, prevention and management (including pathophysiologic mechanisms) of episodic and chronic headache disorders.

OFPM 710ab Knowledge Assessment for OFPOM Residents (1-1, Sm) Assessment and feedback summarizing knowledge base acquired in online courses. Open only to master’s students. Recommended Preparation: OFPM 702b, OFPM 703, OFPM 704, OFPM 705, OFPM 706, OFPM 707, and OFPM 721.

OFPM 721 Neurosciences for Dental Residents (2, Fa) Seminars on the neurophysiologic and neuroanatomic bases of chronic orofacial pain disorders.

OFPM 722 Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease for Dental Residents (2, Sp) Seminars on common systemic diseases and the potential interactions with oral disease and treatment.

OFPM 723 Systems Physiology, Motor Disorders and Sleep Apnea for Dental Residents (2, Fa) Seminars on various topics relating to oral motor disorders and sleep disordered breathing (as it relates to the mandible and tongue.)

OFPM 724 Psychological and Psychometric Assessment for Dental Residents (2, Sm) Seminars on various topics relating to biobehavioral diagnosis and, where appropriate, psychological management of patients with chronic illness in the orofacial region.

OFPM 725 Epidemiology, Nutrition and Aging for Dental Residents (2, Sm) Seminar on the epidemiology of oral disease and nutritional topics as related to the aging patient.

OFPM 726 Immunology and Immunosuppression for Dental Residents (2, Fa) Seminar course on immunology and immunosuppression as it relates to diseases in the oral and maxillofacial region.

OFPM 727 Infectious Disease, Oral Microbiology and Virology for Dental Residents (2, Sm) Seminar organized around infectious diseases in the oral, pharyngeal and nasal region.

OFPM 728 Case Presentations by OFP-OM Residents (2, Sp) Case presentations by Orofacial Pain/Oral Medicine residents in which each resident presents and defends the diagnostic and treatment methods selected for a particular case.

OFPM 729abcd Capstone Project for OFPOM Residents (.5-.5-.5-.5, Fa) In the first three trimesters (OFPM 729abc) students will present their progress towards the final trimester (OFPM 729d) goal of defending their capstone research reports. Graded IP/NC/CR, with full credit on acceptance of the capstone research report. Open only to master’s students.

OFPM 730abcde Case Portfolio Preparation by Online OFPOM Residents (.5-.5-.5-.5-.5, Sm) In the first four trimesters (OFPM 730abcd) students will present their progress towards the final trimester (OFPM 730e) goal of defending a portfolio of 18 clinical cases. Graded IP/NC/CR with full credit on acceptance of final case portfolio. Open only to master’s students.