Curriculum

Two year curriculum July 1st to June 30th of second year.                    

Endodontics SUMMER TERM First Year

Course No.

Course Title

Course Director

Cr. Hr.

DOD 5200

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

C. Sordyl

0 (Pass/Fail)

DEN 5010

Head & Neck Anatomy

M. Ahmad

2

DEN 5060

Preclinical Endodontics

M. Hoen

DEF

TOTALS

2

Endodontics FALL TERM First Year

Course No.

Course Title

Course Director

Cr. Hr.

DEN 5060

Preclinical Endodontics

M. Hoen

4

DEN 5110

Endodontology

S. Paurazas

DEF

DEN 5140

Microbiology & Immunology I

M. Elftman

2

DEN 5150

Clinical Endodontics

M. Hoen

DEF

DEN 5170

Oral Pathology

J. Ojha

3

DEN 5210

Endodontic Case Review

M. Hoen

DEF

DEN 5220

Pulp Biology

S. Paurazas

DEF

DEN 5240

Endodontic Literature Review

M. Hoen

DEF

DEN 5250

Current Literature Seminar

M. Hoen

2

DEN 5670

Advanced Endodontics

M. Hoen

2.5

DEN 5910

Basic Research Methodology

R. Al-Qawasmi

1

DRD 5000

Graduate Dental Materials

W. Wagner

1

TOTALS

15.5

Endodontics WINTER TERM First Year

Course No.

Course Title

Course Director

Cr. Hr.

DEN 5110

Endodontology

S. Paurazas

4

DEN 5111

Ethics & Professional Responsibility

P. Zarkowski

1

DEN 5150

Clinical Endodontics

M. Hoen

8

DEN 5210

Endodontic Case Review

M. Hoen 

4

DEN 5220

Pulp Biology

S. Paurazas

4

DEN 5240

Endodontic Literature Review

M. Hoen

4

DEN 5260

Current Literature Seminar

M. Hoen

2

DEN 5680

Advanced Endodontics

M. Hoen

2.5

DEN 5690

Endodontic Surgery

M. Hoen

2

DEN 5750

Microbiology & Immunology II

M. Elftman/V. Merchant

2

DEN 5860

Practice Teaching

M. Hoen

DEF

DEN 5900

Basic Research Methods Biostatistics

R. Al-Qawasmi

1

TOTALS

34.5

Endodontics SUMMER TERM Second Year

Course No.

Course Title

Course Director

Cr. Hr.

DEN 5160

Clinical Endodontics

M. Hoen

DEF

DEN 5230

Endodontic Case Review

M. Hoen

DEF

DEN 5860

Practice Teaching

M. Hoen

DEF

DEN 5960

Endodontic Research

M. Hoen

DEF

TOTALS

0

Endodontics FALL TERM Second Year

Course No.

Course Title

Course Director

Cr. Hr.

DEN 5160

Clinical Endodontics

M. Hoen

6

DEN 5230

Endodontic Case Review

M. Hoen

3

DEN 5290

Endodontic Literature Review

M. Hoen

DEF

DEN 5300

Current Literature Seminar

M. Hoen

2

DEN 5860

Practice Teaching

M. Hoen

2

DEN 5960

Endodontic Research

M. Hoen

DEF

TOTALS

13

Endodontics WINTER TERM Second Year  

Course No.

Course Title

Course Director

Cr. Hr.

DEN 5190

Clinical Endodontics

M. Hoen

4

DEN 5270

Endodontic Case Review

M. Hoen

2

DEN 5290

Endodontic Literature Review

M. Hoen

4

DEN 5310

Current Literature Seminar

M. Hoen

2

DEN 5870

Practice Teaching

M. Hoen

3

DEN 5960

Endodontic Research 

M. Hoen

10

TOTALS

25



Course Descriptions

DEN 5010
Head and Neck Anatomy
This course consists of head and neck dissection with emphasis on structures and functions relating to dentistry in general and endodontics specifically.

DEN 5060
Preclinical Endodontics
This course introduces the entering graduate students to the major topical areas in clinical endodontics prior to beginning patient care.

DEN 5110
Endodontology
Specific areas of clinical pharmacology, internal medicine and infectious diseases that may have a direct relationship to clinical treatment of the endodontic patient are discussed. (Two terms)

DEN 5140, 5750
Microbiology and Immunology
Current concepts of clinical microbiology, immunology, virology and antimicrobial chemotherapy are considered in their application to maxillofacial infections.

DEN 5150
Endodontic Clinic
The clinical delivery of comprehensive endodontic therapy to patients with various types of pulpal/periapical conditions. (Two terms)

DEN 5160, 5190
Endodontic Clinic
These courses are a continuation of DEN 5150.

DEN 5170
Oral Pathology
A study of pathologic conditions affecting the oral and paraoral regions.  Clinical features are correlated to the histologic alterations characteristic of each disease.

DEN 5210
Endodontic Case Review
This seminar will review and evaluate the success/failure of all patients treated. Treatment records will be analyzed during a detailed discussion of diagnosis and treatment providing a critical evaluation of the clinical result.

DEN 5230, 5270
Endodontic Case Review
These courses are a continuation of DEN 5210.

DEN 5220
Pulp Biology
An in-depth study of the dental pulp in health and disease.  Pulpal reactions to irritants are emphasized along with associated diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. (Two terms)

DEN 5240
Endodontic Literature Review
This course gives the student an in-depth knowledge of certain previously published articles in the endodontic literature and related fields.

DEN 5290
Endodontic Literature Review
This course is a continuation of DEN 5240.

DEN 5250
Current Literature Seminar
Endodontic texts and/or published reports of special conferences related to endodontics are reviewed and discussed.  Current journal articles of interest will also be reviewed.

DEN 5260, 5300, 5310
Current Literature Seminar 
These courses are a continuation of DEN 5250.

DEN 5670
Advanced Endodontics
Prepares the student to be able to diagnose, treat and manage patients with diseases of pulpal origin.

DEN 5680
Advanced Endodontics
A continuation of DEN 5670.

DEN 5690
Endodontic Surgery
Basic principles of surgical endodontics are presented.  Indications, contraindications and techniques are emphasized.

DEN 5860
Practice Teaching
This course is designed to expose the student to the methods of teaching undergraduate dental students in the clinic, laboratory and classroom.

DEN 5870
Practice Teaching
A continuation of DEN 5860.

DEN 5900, 5910
Biostatistics/Basic Research Methods
Basic principles and techniques of research design and analysis are presented. Introduction to probability theory, sampling theory, criteria of reliability and validity and fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics are discussed.  Scales of measurements and applications of parametric and nonparametric tests are introduced. Interpretation and evaluation of current research findings to professional practice is emphasized. (Two terms)

DEN 5960
Endodontic Research
Independent research relating to the research project requirement for the MS degree in endodontics.
Phase I consists of the formulation of the research idea, review of appropriate literature and establishing the research design.
Phase II comprises the collection of the data relating to the research project.
Phase III involves the analysis and interpretation of the data and the finalization of the article to be submitted to a professional journal.

DRD 5000
Graduate Dental Materials
This course provides a working understanding of specialty specific dental materials.  Basic material science concepts, terminology,  and critical properties are conveyed.