Pediatric Dentistry

Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredit Hours
MSDS 5090Grad Research Methodology 2
MSDS 5020Dental Biomed Core 1 4
MSDS 5121Biostatistics 1
PEDO 5042Pediatric Dentistry I 2
 Total Credit Hours: 9.0
First Year
SpringCredit Hours
MSDS 5021Dental Biomed Core 2 1
PEDO 5028Orthodontics 3 1.5
PEDO 5051Pediatric Physical Diagnosis 1.5
 Total Credit Hours: 4.0
Second Year
FallCredit Hours
MSDS 5357Research 1- Project Proposal 3
PEDO 6083Investigative Project 1
 Total Credit Hours: 4.0
Second Year
SpringCredit Hours
MSDS 6657Research 2- Data Collection 6
PEDO 6146Pediatric Dentistry 5 5
 Total Credit Hours: 11.0
Third Year
FallCredit Hours
MSDS 6058Research 3- Data Analysis 2
MSDS 6098Thesis 4
 Total Credit Hours: 6.0

Courses

MSDS 5020. Dental Biomed Core 1. 4 Credit Hours.

The Biomedical Core Course will provide a multidisciplinary approach to basic science instruction as it relates to the clinical practice of dentistry. Both basic science and clinical science faculty will participate to provide a sound base of material required by each program. Individual programs will supplement the Biomedical Core Course in the basic science areas particular to that discipline. This combination of core instruction with individual supplementation should provide the advanced education student the appropriate background in biomedical science.

MSDS 5021. Dental Biomed Core 2. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is a continuation of MSDS 5020 Dental Biomedical Core Course 1.

MSDS 5090. Grad Research Methodology. 2 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to methods and techniques used in dental research. Topics will include basic assumptions and concepts of scientific research, selecting research topics, specifying objectives and hypotheses, literature reviews, and experimental design.

MSDS 5121. Biostatistics. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is designed to prepare the advanced education dentist with the knowledge of common statistical methods in order to critically evaluate the literature and to perform necessary analyses in support of their own research projects, particularly those directed at the completion of the Certificate from the Dental School and/or the Master of Science degree from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

MSDS 5357. Research 1- Project Proposal. 3 Credit Hours.

The introductory course in research design and protocol development is limited to postdoctoral students enrolled in advanced education programs. It is the 1st of four required core research courses for the Master of Science in Dental Science curriculum. Registration for this course requires permission by the respective program director for a particular Master of Science educational track. The course occurs during the PGI year offered in the spring semester.

MSDS 6058. Research 3- Data Analysis. 2 Credit Hours.

The course focusses analysis of research data and experimental design. Enrollment limited to postdoctoral students in advanced education programs who have completed successfully INTD 6057. This is the 3rd of four required core research courses for the Masters of Science in Dental Science curriculum. Registration for this course requires permission by the respective program director for a particular Masters of Science education track. The course occurs during the PG II year offered and is offered in both fall and spring semesters. Credit hours vary between educational tracks for a semester from 1-2 hours, with a total of 2 credit hours required for course completion.

MSDS 6098. Thesis. 4 Credit Hours.

The research thesis course is limited to postdoctoral students in advanced education programs who have completed successfully INTD 6058. This is the 4th of four required core research courses for the Masters of Science in Dental Science curriculum. Registration for this course requires permission by the respective program director from a particular Masters of Science education track. The course is offered in fall, and spring semesters. Credit hours vary between educational tracks for a semester from 1-4. The course occurs during the PG II and PG II year offered in summer, fall, and spring semesters. Credit hours vary between educational tracks for a semester from 1-4 hours, with a total of 4 credit hours required for course completion.

MSDS 6657. Research 2- Data Collection. 6 Credit Hours.

The course focuses on refining research design, implementation, and data collection. Enrollment limited to postdoctoral students in advanced education programs who have completed successfully INTD 5257 and INTD 5157 or INTD 5357 in PG1. This is the 2nd of four required core research courses for the Master of Science in Dental Science curriculum. Registration for this course requires permission by the respective program director for a particular Master of Science education track. The course occurs during the PG2 year offered in the spring semester.

PEDO 5028. Orthodontics 3. 1.5 Credit Hour.

These seminars consist of a series of selected orthodontic topics that will be assigned to individual residents for presentation to their classmates and faculty. The course director will provide a seminal article on the assigned topic from which the resident will research additional references and present a seminar session based on the material.

PEDO 5042. Pediatric Dentistry I. 2 Credit Hours.

This course comprises several seminar series and lectures on a variety of subjects pertinent to advanced pediatric dentistry. Included are conscious sedation, pulp therapy, traumatic dental injuries, cariology and prevention, periodontal problems, special patient care, infection control, restorative materials and techniques, radiographic principles and practice, and pediatric grand rounds.

PEDO 5051. Pediatric Physical Diagnosis. 1.5 Credit Hour.

The pediatric dental resident will be given the opportunity to learn physical evaluation of a child's various systems to determine the patient's status prior to administration of general anesthesia.

PEDO 6083. Investigative Project. 1 Credit Hour.

Each resident is required to carry out an investigative project that may be laboratory-, clinic-, or library-based, depending on the interests of the student. Projects must be submitted in the form of a manuscript or publishable quality.

PEDO 6146. Pediatric Dentistry 5. 5 Credit Hours.

This course continues the case conferences, current literature seminars, and pediatric grand rounds of PEDO 6045 Pediatric Dentistry 4, adding craniofacial anomalies seminars.