Graduate Level Courses

 

 


 

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    Course Name: Biology of the Oral Mineralized Tissues
    Course Number: HDO 500
    Course Director: Dr. Israel Kleinberg & Faculty
    Description: This course deals with the basic chemistry, crystallography, ultrastructure and metabolism of the calcium phosphates involved in the formation and physiological and pathological resorption of various mineralized tissues found in or associated with the oral cavity (enamel, dentin, cementum, bone). Ectopic calculus formation will be examined.
    Prerequisites:HDO 560, 561, 562, and 563 or their equivalent; permission of the instructor
    Credits3
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name: Salivary Metabolism and Secretion
    Course Number: HDO 510
    Course Director: Dr. Steven London & Faculty
    Description: Consideration is given to the normal and abnormal structure and function of the glandular systems found in the oral cavity. The composition, regulation, and functions of the secretions from the major and minor salivary glands will receive particular attention.
    Prerequisites: HDO 560, 561, 562, and 563 or their equivalent; permission of the instructor
    Credits 3
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name: Oral Microbial Systems
    Course Number: HDO 520
    Course Director: Dr. Stephen Walker
    Description: Consideration is given to the structural composition, metabolism, and environmental relationships of the bacterial systems formed on and in association with the oral hard and soft tissues. Specific and mixed bacterial populations such as those resident on extra-oral mucosal surfaces and the skin and their role in oral disease will be dealt with.
    Prerequisites: HDO 560, 561, 562, and 563 or their equivalent; permission of the instructor
    Credits 3
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name: Molecular Biology and Pathology of the Periodontium
    Course Number: HDO 530
    Course Director: Dr. Lorne Golub & Dr. Maria Ryan
    Description: This course deals with the ultrastructure and biochemical composition of the periodontal tissues, remodeling of the extracellular matrix with an emphasis on the role of metalloproteinases, the microbial interrelations with the organic and inorganic components of the periodontal tissues, the biochemical dynamics of gingival inflammation and wound healing, and the metabolic processes responsible for the composition and flow of gingival crevicular fluid.
    Prerequisites: HDO 560, 561, 562, and 563 or their equivalent; permission of the instructor
    Credits 3
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name: Epithelial Keratinization and Differentiation
    Course Number: HDO 535
    Course Director: Dr. Marcia Simon
    Description: This course examines the growth and differentiation of stratified squamous epithelia.  Particular emphasis is placed on molecular events involved in the differentiation program. Consideration is also given to mechanisms involved in cutaneous disorders.
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor required; HBP 531 suggested; students must have had a background in cellular biochemistry and molecular biology
    Credits 3
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name:  Oral Diagnostics and Therapeutic Technology, Lectures and Laboratory Techniques
    Course Number:HDO 550
    Course Director: Dr. Israel Kleinberg
    Description: Recent advances in the use and development of research technology for the early diagnosis and treatment monitoring of oral and systemic disease. Special attention is paid to the principles of technology transfer including patents and patenting. The course includes relationships of dry mouth to salivary physiology, diabetes, and drug medications; salivary film measurements, wetting of oral surfaces, visco-elasticity and lubricity; the use of the Periotron and enzyme assays for the diagnosis of gingivitis and periodontal disease; instrumentation used in sensitive teeth measurement and evaluation of treatment effectiveness using several types of; oral candidiosis and denture stomatitis, early detection and causes of dental caries; oral malodor measurements including use of the Halimeter and its use in formulation of oral compositions. Applications to clinical practice and clinical studies are covered.
    Prerequisites:HDO 560, 561, 562, and 563 or their equivalent; permission of the instructor
    Credits 4
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name:
    Oral Biology and Pathology I
    Course Number:
    HDO 560
    Course Director:
    Dr. Soosan Ghazizadeh
    Description: The first of four comprehensive courses on molecular structure, biochemical and physiological functions, developmental anatomy and pathology of the various systems that constitute the oral apparatus. Covers the embryological development of the face and oral cavity and the biology and pathology of the oral mineralized tissues.
    Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in basic science; permission of instructor
    Credits 3
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name: Oral Biology and Pathology II
    Course Number: HDO 561
    Course Director: Dr. Soosan Ghazizadeh
    Description: The second of four comprehensive courses on molecular structure, biochemical and physiological functions, developmental anatomy and pathology of the various systems that constitute the oral apparatus. Covers the biology and pathology of the periodontal structures and the microbiology of the oral cavity.
    Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in basic science; permission of instructor
    Credits 3
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name:    Oral Biology and Pathology III
    Course Number: HDO 562
    Course Director: Dr. Israel Kleinberg
    Description: The third of four comprehensive courses on molecular structure, biochemical and physiological functions, developmental anatomy and pathology of the various systems that constitute the oral apparatus. Covers the biology of the oral mineralized tissues.
    Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in basic science; permission of instructor
    Credits 3
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name: 
    Oral Biology and Pathology IV
    Course Number:  
    HDO 563
    Course Director: Dr. Barry Cooper & Faculty
    Description: The fourth course of four comprehensive courses on molecular structure, biochemical and physiological functions, developmental anatomy and pathology of the various systems that constitute the oral apparatus. Covers the biology and pathology of the oral sensory systems and the biology and pathology of oral motor systems.
    Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in basic science; permission of instructor
    Credits 3
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name: Research Projects in Oral Biology and Pathology
    Course Number: HDO 590
    Course Director: Dr. Marcia Simon
    Description: Individual laboratory projects supervised by faculty members to be carried out in their research laboratories.
    Prerequisites: Enrollment in a master's or doctoral program.
    Credits 3
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name: Graduate Research
    Course Number: HDO 599
    Course Director: Variable
    Description: Original investigations undertaken with supervision of a faculty member.
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
    Credits 1-12
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name: Oral Biology and Pathology Seminars
    Course Number: HDO 690
    Course Director: Dr. Stephen Walker
    Description: Research seminars by students, faculty and visiting scientists.
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
    Credits 1
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name: Oral Biology and Pathology Teaching Practicum
    Course Number: HDO 695
    Course Director: Variable
    Description: Practice instruction in the teaching of oral biology and pathology at the undergraduate level carried out under faculty orientation and supervision.
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
    Credits 1-4
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms

     


    Course Name: Dissertation Research in Oral Biology and Pathology
    Course Number: HDO 699
    Course Director: Variable
    Description: Original investigation undertaken with supervision of a member of the faculty.
    Prerequisites: Permission of thesis advisor
    Credits 1-12
    Semester: Fall & Spring Terms