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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

PROS:8120 Treatment of Dentulous Patients: Introduction to Occlusion Lecture
Introduction to principles of occlusion and their clinical application.
 
PROS:8121 Treatment of Dentulous Patients: Introduction to Occlusion Lab
Patient simulation exercises demonstrating principles of occlusion.
 
PROS:8122 Treatment of Dentulous Patients: Fixed Prosthodontics for Single Anterior Teeth Lecture    
Basic principles of fixed prosthodontics for single unit anterior teeth; basic principles of tooth preparation, clinical steps, and digital procedures for fabrication of anterior single tooth all ceramic crowns and interim crowns.
Prerequisites: PROS:8120 and PROS:8121.
 
PROS:8123 Treatment of Dentulous Patients: Fixed Prosthodontics for Single Anterior Teeth Lab
Patient simulation exercises in single anterior tooth preparation, and fabrication of single unit anterior all ceramic and interim restorations.
Prerequisites: PROS:8120 and PROS:8121.
 
PROS:8124 Treatment of Dentulous Patients: Fixed Prosthodontics for Single Posterior Teeth Lecture    
Basic biomechanical principles of fixed posterior single tooth prosthodontics; diagnosis and treatment planning for dentate patients including occlusion.
Prerequisites: PROS:8120 and PROS:8121 and PROS:8122 and PROS:8123.
 
PROS:8125 Treatment of Dentulous Patients: Fixed Prosthodontics for Single Posterior Teeth Lab
Patient simulation exercises in single posterior tooth preparation and laboratory fabrication of single unit posterior definitive and interim restorations.
Prerequisites: PROS:8120 and PROS:8121 and PROS:8122 and PROS:8123.
 
PROS:8240 Treatment of Partially Edentulous Patients: Fixed Mulit-Unit Prosthodontics Lecture
Basic biomechanical principles of fixed prosthodontics for multiple unit fixed prostheses; diagnosis and treatment planning for partially edentulous patient, including occlusion and esthetic concerns.
 
PROS:8241 Treatment of Partially Edentulous Patients: Fixed Multi-Unit Prosthodontics Patient Simulation I    
Patient simulation exercises in preparation and fabrication of a three unit fixed partial dental prosthesis and interim restoration.
 
PROS:8242 Treatment of Partially Edentulous Patients: Single Tooth Implant Lecture
Principles, clinical steps, materials, and laboratory procedures necessary for single tooth fixed implant treatment.
Prerequisites: PROS:8240 and PROS:8241.
 
PROS:8243 Treatment of Partially Edentulous Patients: Single Tooth Implant Patient Simulation
Clinical steps in laboratory procedures for single tooth implant surgical guide fabrication and restoration.
Prerequisites: PROS:8240 and PROS:8241.
 
PROS:8244 Treatment of Partially Edentulous Patients: Removable Partial Prosthodontics Lecture    
Basic biomechanical principles of tooth replacement with removable partial prosthodontics; diagnosis and treatment planning for partially edentulous patients.
Prerequisites: PROS:8240 and PROS:8241 and PROS:8242 and PROS:8243.
 
PROS:8245 Treatment of Partially Edentulous Patients: Removable Partial Prosthodontics Patient Simulation    
Laboratory exercises in basic principles, clinical steps, and laboratory procedures necessary for fabrication of removable partial dentures.
Prerequisites: PROS:8240 and PROS:8241 and PROS:8242 and PROS:8243.
 
PROS:8246 Treatment of Edentulous Patients: Removable Complete Prosthodontics Lecture
Fundamental principles of diagnosis and treatment planning for edentulous patients, surgical and prosthodontic protocols for oral rehabilitation of edentulism.
 
PROS:8247 Treatment of Edentulous Patients: Removable Complete Prosthodontics Patient Simulation    
Laboratory exercises in basic principles, clinical steps, and laboratory procedures necessary for fabrication of complete dentures, including implant over dentures.
Prerequisites: PROS:8240 and PROS:8241 and PROS:8242 and PROS:8243 and PROS:8244 and PROS:8245.
 
PROS:8250 Clinical Readiness in Prosthodontics
Preparation for entry into third year clinics.
Prerequisites: PROS:8240 and PROS:8241 and PROS:8242 and PROS:8243 and PROS:8244 and PROS:8245 and PROS:8246 and PROS:8247.
 
PROS:8360 Prosthodontic Clinic
Experience supplemented by individual supervision, demonstration.
 
PROS:8365 Prosthodontic Seminar
Knowledge in biological, basic sciences and technique applied to clinical fixed and removable prosthodontics procedures.