University of Southern California

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.

Oral Medicine Oral Diagnosis (OMOD)

OMOD 501 Emergency Dental Treatment (1) Dental emergencies in a general dental practice; emphasis on diagnosis of pain, trauma, infections, abscesses, myofacial problems, pulpal considerations, restorative goals; interrelationship of these areas.

OMOD 502 Chronic Orofacial Pain (2) Current concepts of pain mechanisms; application to differential diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic head, neck, and dental pain.

OMOD 505 Oral Medicine (2) Detection, recognition, assessment, management and treatment modification of medical conditions presented by dental patients.

OMOD 506 Infection Control (1) Infection control and clinical asepsis in the dental office; ethical and legal aspects; specific agents of disease; epidemiology.

OMOD 551abcd Clinic: Physical Evaluation (0-0-0-1) Obtaining medical history, performing modified physical exams and clinical laboratory tests, establishing physical status. Understanding rationale and indications for modifying dental therapy; clinic and seminar.

OMOD 562abcd Clinic: Hospital Dentistry (0-0-0-1) Clinical experience in dentistry for the medically compromised and physically handicapped patient in a hospital environment.

OMOD 563abcdef Clinic: Emergency Dental Treatment (0-0-0-0-0-1) Experience in management and treatment of emergency dental problems, including diagnosis of the pain cause, provision of appropriate therapy, and post operative instructions to the patient.