Ostrow School of Dentistry
Courses of Instruction
The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.
Geriatric and Special Patient Dentistry (GSPD)
GSPD 504 Dental Treatment of the Geriatric and Special Patient (2) Social, psychological, economic and health factors which influence dental care for the geriatric and special patient populations; specific considerations and modifications of conventional dental treatment.
GSPD 562abc Clinic: Geriatric Dentistry (0-0-1) Clinical experience in dental treatment of geriatric patients at an extramural site.
GSPD 563abc Clinic: Special Patient Care (0-0-1) Clinical experience in treatment of the physically, medically, or mentally disabled patient.
GSPD 610 Clinical Gerontology (1) Clinical application of principles of geriatric dentistry. Evaluation, treatment planning, and clinical care of elderly patients at residential and skilled-nursing care facilities.
GSPD 612 Special Patient Care Clinic (1) Clinical experience in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning and management of oral problems in special needs patients.
Geriatric Dentistry (GDEN)
GDEN 710 Knowledge Assessment for GDEN Students (1, Sm) Review of topics explored in the first two years of the program, including lectures and practical demonstrations or simulations and examinations of overall discipline knowledge. Open only to GDEN students. Graded CR/NC. Prerequisite: ADNT 701, GDEN 713, GDEN 714, OFPM 710a, OFPM 725 and OFPM 726.
GDEN 711abcde Case Portfolio Preparation for GDEN Students (.5-.5-.5-.5-.5, FaSpSm) Examination of clinical cases of geriatric patients through online conferences. Development and defense of portfolio of multiple cases. Open only to master’s and professional dental students.
GDEN 712abcd Capstone Research Project for GDEN Students (.5-.5-.5-.5, FaSpSm) Production and defense of a research plan that demonstrates significant understanding of a topic in geriatric dentistry. Credit on acceptance of capstone project. Open only to GDEN students. Graded IP/CR/NC. Prerequisite: ADNT 701.
GDEN 713 Common Systemic Conditions in Older Patients (2, FaSpSm) Lectures on topics pertinent to the aging patient that highlight the differences between aging physiologic changes and disease-caused conditions most common to this demographic. Open only to master’s and professional dental students.
GDEN 714 Topics in Gerontology (2, FaSp) Gerontology topics for dentists including clinical assessment tools for aging patients, policy issues, myths, social supports, and consent and communication issues in the clinical setting. Open only to master’s and professional dental students.
GDEN 715 Geriatric Dentistry Issues (2, FaSpSm) Common geriatric dentistry topics including epidemiology of oral diseases, common dental diseases, their management and prevention protocols for older adult patients. Open only to master’s and professional dental students.
GDEN 716 Knowledge Assessment for GDEN Certificate Students (1, Sm) Review of topics explored in the certificate program, including lectures and practical demonstrations or simulations and examinations of overall discipline knowledge. Open only to certificate in Geriatric Dentistry students. Prerequisite: GDEN 711ab, GDEN 713, GDEN 714, GDEN 715, OFPM 722, OFPM 725.
GDEN 722 Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease for Dental Residents (2, Sp) (Enroll in OFPM 722)
GDEN 725 Epidemiology, Nutrition and Aging for Dental Residents (2, Sm) (Enroll in OFPM 725)