Description: This course is designed to give the third year dental student a basic understanding of the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery; the process of diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive management of diseases, deformities and malformations of the mouth and jaws and associated structures. The material presented is structured to help the student acquire: an understanding of the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery; fundamentals in diagnosis and treatment of facial injuries; an awareness of the proper techniques in preparing a mouth for prostheses as well as what surgery has to offer the edentulous temporomandibular joints and muscles of mastication; knowledge of surgical disease of the salivary glands; awareness of these various esthetic and dentofacial deformities and what surgical therapy has to offer with soft nd hard tissue correction, an understanding of the basic management of oral tumors and a knowledge of basic cleft lip and palate therapy. The student is expected to gain an awareness of surgical disorders and modern surgical therapy so that as a practitioner he/she recognizes surgical problems in his/her patients, initiates appropriate therapy and/or makes intelligent referrals.
Resources: Open Courseware from U of Michigan School of Dentistry, U of Virginia School of Dentistry, Medical Student TV, MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford along with many of the World's finest University's.
Professors: Michael Williams