Curriculum & Course Descriptions Year 3

Course Descriptions

YEAR 3 - Summer 3

Course description: An in-depth, specific criterion of esthetics with relationship to spatial arrangements and smile display will be taught. Smile design will be based off of skeletal form, as well as masticatory and speech function. Immediate implants in the esthetic zone and the management of potential esthetic pitfalls, along with the management of osseous and soft tissues with delayed restorations are a part of this course. 

Course description: Residents will report on the progress of their selected topics and discuss the challenges which have been faced and the solutions which have been found. The course instructor will monitor and assist during these classes.

Course description: Each resident will serve a caseload of patients or be involved in required hours of clinical care.

Course description: Residents will develop an understanding of how to design research projects by identifying which issues to study, developing a hypothesis, formalizing research questions, considering specific independent and dependent variables, checking the validity of the existing literature, and evaluating the outcome of the research project. Each resident will prepare a question to be investigated and design a research project with appropriate methodology and evaluate the findings.

Course description: An understanding of these concepts will be developed during this course. Anatomical considerations outside of the alveolar ridge complex; the identification of potential remote anchorage sites; and prosthetic stabilization of remote anchorage implants and function will be taught using a combination analog and digital techniques. Patient selection and indications for remote anchorage implants and management of complications is also a part of this course.

Course description: This course introduces residents to an alveolar procedure which results in vital results without micro-vascular surgery. The comparison and benefit, when indicated, over Onlay Augmentation will be explained. The TVO™ (Tatum Vascularized Osteotomy) will be described and demonstrated for indicated sites in both arches. Dedicated instruments will be illustrated along with bone cuts, tissue manipulation, and different fixation techniques. Residents will critically evaluate the scientific literature as it relates to the subject. 

Course description: This course teaches the alternative to regenerative approaches and details the use of angled implants, short implants, and cross arch stabilized prostheses. Biomechanics and force distributions are taught in relation to full-arch graft-less solutions. When combined with clinical training using GPS Training Modules, this should result in the resident having an in-depth ability to perform these procedures.


YEAR 3 – Fall 3

Course description: X-Navigation philosophy and techniques will be taught for single to full arch implant surgeries. YOMI, robot assisted surgery, philosophy, and techniques, in addition to an understanding of software and hardware are all components of this course.

Course description: Management of surgical and prosthetic complications will be taught with an emphasis on proper planning to prevent complications. Detailed revision therapy and prosthetic fabrication techniques, and problem solving with resolution are also a part of this course. 

Course description: Residents will present cases to their peers and course instructors for analysis and discussion. An online forum for case presentation will provide a shared experience among the residents to develop clinical acumen.

Course description: Each resident will serve a caseload of patients or be involved in required hours of clinical care.

Course description: Risk mitigation through ethical and legal realms; defining informed consent and preparing personalized informed consent forms to help mitigate risk; and legal ramifications and informed consent and ethical treatments will be emphasized in this course. Patient Advocacy and ethical considerations will be reviewed

Course description: Hands-on custom staining and glazing techniques will be taught for esthetic ceramics. The different ceramic materials will be discussed, and laboratory exercises will be performed. Residents will be responsible for customizing and delivering customized esthetic restorations for live patients. 


YEAR 3- Spring 3

Course description: The course reviews maintenance protocols for implants and the different modalities for the differing implant restorations. Residents learn how to evaluate implants in function and how to diagnose health versus disease with relation to implants versus teeth. 

Course Description: Identification of peri-implant mucositosis, and peri-implantitis and the treatment of each are taught in this course, in addition to the treatment of defects around implants with guided bone regeneration (GBR) principles. Radiographic and intra- oral evaluation and diagnosis will also be reviewed. 

Course description: This course will teach the indications for use of non-root form implants and the surgical and prosthetic applications of non-root form implants.

Course description: This course will teach and assist the resident in the completion of research and successful defense of their Capstone.

Each resident will serve a caseload of patients or be involved in required hours of clinical care.

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