James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Predoctoral Courses

OMFS-801. Oral Surgery I
A basic course in exodontia, alveoplasty, and intra-oral surgical procedures commonly accomplished by the general practitioner. 1.5 s.h. Spring. Moore

OMFS-802. Pain Control I
The anatomic, physiologic, and pharmacologic aspects of local anesthesia are discussed. Techniques of administration are taught. Preanesthetic evaluation and postoperative control of pain are discussed in depth. Additionally, the inventory, prescription, legal, and moral aspects of controlled drugs are discussed. Prerequisites: anatomy, physiology, pharmacology. 0.5 s.h. Spring. Tabor

OMFS-804. Pain Control II
This is a self-paced, student-oriented, seminar-type course enriched by lectures to provide the dental student with knowledge and skill necessary to obtund pain and to allay anxiety and fear in the dental setting. Lectures, demonstration, visual aids, and student participation are used to emphasize the techniques of oral, intramuscular, intravenous, and inhalation sedation. Other techniques including general anesthesia and hypnosis are covered in either lecture and/or demonstration. Prerequisites: third-year student, physiology, pharmacology, CPR instruction. 0.5 s.h. Summer. Tabor

OMFS-810. Physical Diagnosis
A lecture and demonstration course presented in multidisciplinary manner by representatives from various health specialty areas and particularly stressing those activities of a physical diagnostic nature that closely involve the head and neck structures. 1.5 s.h. Summer. Tabor

OMFS-815. Oral Surgery II
This course advances the student into more complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and discusses difficult exodontia, pre-prosthetic surgery and infections. Some of these remain within the realm of the general practitioner. Students are introduced to problems which will confront them in practice. 1.5 s.h. Spring. Bach

OMFS-820. Oral Surgery III
Advanced oral surgery covering management of the medical patient, facial trauma, surgical orthodontics, hospital protocol, and complications of surgery. 1.5 s.h. Summer. Bach