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OS 664

Advanced Clinical Oral Surgery – Selective

Course Director: John Evans
Selective # of Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter, Spring  / 1

Course Overview

Participation in this course will extend the student’s biomedical knowledge base and augment their surgical skills. The course will also offer didactic instruction in a small group setting. We will use patients referred for surgical care as the basis for didactic and clinical instruction.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able, at an advanced level, to:

1. Examine and treat patients in need of complicated dentoalveolar surgery.
2. Evaluate medical histories and care for medically complex patients.
3. Manage the pharmacological needs of their patients.
4. Interact with surgical specialists if they choose to enter general dental practice.
5. Perform complex dentoalveolar surgery in various post-graduate educational programs.

Date last updated: 2022-07-01

OS 661

Elements of Moderate Sedation – Selective

Course Director: O. Ross Beirne
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

PLEASE NOTE: OS 656 Internal Medicine for Dentistry, is a prerequisite for this course. This course is a prerequisite for OS 672 Intravenous Sedation.

Theory, techniques for rendering moderate and IV moderate sedation. Airway management, pharmacology, physiology, pharmacokinetics of common sedative agents, their usual applications, special considerations, emergency prevention, recognition and management. Emphasis on monitoring, proper record keeping, legal issues. This course meets for 6 sessions, from October through December.

OS 656

Internal Medicine for Dentistry – Selective

Course Director: O. Ross Beirne
Selective # of Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

This course teaches the student how to safely treat patients with compromising medical conditions and what types of sedation can be used to manage fear and anxiety in these patients. The pathophysiology and drug therapy for patients with diabetes, bleeding disorder, and cardiac, pulmonary, renal, neurological, and infectious diseases require significant alterations in dental management to avoid medical emergencies and not compromise the patients’ medical treatments.

IMPORTANT: This course is a prerequisite for OS 661 Elements of Modern Sedation If you miss a session, you must review the handouts for the missed session and meet with Dr. Beirne to take an oral quiz concerning the material covered. This course begins in late SUM quarter and continues into AUT quarter. It will appear on your transcript in AUT quarter only.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of medical diseases that impact dental treatment and sedation
  2. Describe and modify medical therapy for patients requiring sedation for dental treatment
  3. Describe how medical therapies effect the management of the dental patient
  4. Modify the medical treatment of patients in consultation with patients’ physicians
  5. Demonstrate how to prevent medical emergencies in the dental patient with medical diseases

Date last updated: 2019-4-24

OS 672

Intravenous Sedation – Selective

Course Director: Dr. O. Ross Beirne
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Winter, Spring / 4

Course Overview

PLEASE NOTE: OS 656 Internal Medicine for Dentistry and OS 661 Elements of Moderate Sedation are prerequisites for this course.

This course is the clinical component of the Elements of Moderate Sedation series. Students will administer sedation to at least 20 patients receiving sedation in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic. Students will learn how to place intravenous catheters, administer intravenous sedative medications, record vital signs before and during sedation as well as during recovery. Airway management and the management of medical emergencies will be reviewed. OS 656 Internal Medicine for Dentistry and OS 661 Elements of Moderate Sedation are prerequisite courses to take this course.

Course Expectations

Fourth year predoctoral dental students interested in taking OS 661 are welcome to do so, but they must attend at least 90% of all lectures if their intent is to follow-up with OS 672.

Date last updated: 2019-10-02