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Curriculum And Rotations

Clinical Activities

Residents develop clinical expertise with an understanding of differential diagnosis, treatment planning, and outcomes assessment of patients with facial pain. Orofacial Pain students rotate through several clinics during their training. 

Rotations

  • Neurology Headache Clinic, Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Oral Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Anesthesiology Department Pain Clinic
  • Howitt Urgent Dental Care Clinic

Curriculum

Didactic Curriculum

  • DEN 400 – Special Care I: Medical-Dental Inter-relationships
  • DEN 406 – Instructional Design
  • DEN 407 – Ethical Guidelines for Dentists
  • DEN 409 – Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • DEN 410 – Head and Neck Anatomy
  • DEN 411 – Oral Diseases and Pathology
  • DEN 414 -  Understanding Pain
  • DEN 416 – Fundamentals of Dental Caries
  • DEN 417 – Principles of Evidence-Based Dentistry
  • DEN 418 – Oral Microbiology
  • DEN 419 – Dental Research Seminar
  • DEN 421 – Craniofacial Growth and Development
  • DEN 422 – Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • DEN 423 – Oral Epidemiology I: Introduction and Principles
  • DEN 424 – Oral Epidemiology II: Research and Design Analysis
  • DEN 426 – Fundamentals of Dental Caries
  • DEN 440 – Control of Pain and Anxiety with Anesthesia Techniques
  • DEN 441 – Physical Diagnosis
  • DEN 422 – Basic Concepts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Clinical Curriculum

  • Clinical Case Presentations
  • Orofacial Pain Clinic - Patient Examination and Diagnosis
  • Fabrication of Intra Oral Orthotics and Stents
  • Diagnosis and management of Sleep Apnea
  • Neurobiology and pharmacotherapeutics of Pain
  • Neurology of Orofacial Pain
  • General Literature Review
  • Quantitative Sensory testing
  • Ancillary Series in Oral medicine, Anesthesiology, Behavioral Psychology, Headaches, Neurology and Radiology
  • General Literature Review – Evidence based management