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Predoctoral program in Prosthodontics

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The predoctoral program provides students with the basic principles, practices, and concepts of prosthodontics required for the practice of general dentistry, through laboratory projects and treatment of patients with differing prosthodontics needs.

Courses

084:122 Occlusion & Complete Dentures Lecture
Course Director: Dr. Huang
Basic principles and clinical applicatin of occlusion; basic principles, clinical steps, and laboratory procedures necessary for fabrication of complete dentures.
084:123 Occlusion & Complete Dentures Lab I
Course Director: Dr. Huang
Laboratory exercises illustrating the principles of occlusion; projects simulating the clinical and laboratory steps in complete denture fabrication.
084:140 Fixed Prosthodontic Lecture I
Course Director: Dr. Aquilino
Basic biomechanical principles of fixed prosthodontics; metal, single-unit, multiple-unit fixed prostheses; diagnosis and treatment planning for the partially edentulous patient, including occlusion and esthetic concerns.
084:141 Fixed Prosthodontic Patient Simulation I
Course Director: Dr. Aquilino
Laboratory exercises in fabrication of single-unit metal, provisional restorations; preparations for fabrication of a three-unit fixed partial denture.
084:142 Fixed Prosthodontic Lecture II
Course Director: Dr. Aquilino & Dr. Lund
Basic biomechanical principles of fixed prosthodontics; multiple-unit fixed prostheses, porcelain-fused-to-metal fixed prostheses; student diagnosis and treatment planning for the partially edentulous patient, including occlusion and esthetic concerns.
084:143 Fixed Prosthodontic Patient Simulation II
Course Director: Dr. Aquilino & Dr. Lund
Laboratory exercises in the fabrication of single unit metal and porcelain-fused-to- metal crown; provisional restorations for posterior and anterior teeth.
084:146 Introduction to Implant Dentistry
Course Director: Dr. Gratton
Fundamental principles of osseointegration, diagnosis and treatment planning, surgical and prosthodontic protocols, laboratory communications introduced through patient simulation.
084:160 Prosthodontic Clinic
Course Directors: Dr. Lindquist & Dr. Clancy
Experience supplemented by individual supervision, demonstration.
084:165 Prosthodontic Seminar
Course Directors: Dr. Lindquist & Dr. Clancy
Knowledge in biological, basic sciences and technique applied to clinical fixed and removable prosthodontics procedures.