||Pediatric Dentistry - Curriculum|
Pediatric Dentistry residents receive their education through daily seminars, hospital rotations, grand rounds presentations and continuing education courses. Off-service hospital rotations include Anesthesia, Ambulatory Pediatrics, Inpatient Pediatrics, Ambulatory Surgery and Emergency Department. There is also a rotation to the Rose F. Kennedy Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This rotation provides clinical experience in providing care to individuals with a range of developmental disabilities.|
Lectures are provided in pediatric restorative dentistry, growth and development, orthodontics, preventive practices, sedation techniques, pharmacology, oral pathology, pulp therapy, pediatric periodontal therapy, public health, practice management, biostatistics, and special patient care. Treatment planning seminars and literature review are also integral components of the didactic curriculum.
Residents are expected to develop their own case presentations, as well as assigned presentations in other areas. The ability to be comfortable with public speaking is a necessity for any professional who aims to become an effective advocate in the area of children's health.
Through lectures, literature review, written and oral examinations this program prepares residents to take the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying and Oral Clinical Exam. Residents are strongly encouraged to pursue Diplomate status.
All residents are required to fulfill the research requirements of the program, and to present their research in a scientific forum. Flexibility is built into the program to allow involvement in outreach activities. Past residents have chosen to participate in Dental Missions to Israel, Mexico and Honduras.
Rose F. Kennedy Center
Pediatric Medicine- Inpatient
Topics in Pediatric Dentistry
This course reviews all aspects of Pediatric Dentistry. This two-year curriculum combines information from pediatric dentistry textbooks, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Reference Manual and Handbook, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Core Curriculum and relevant journal articles.
A major emphasis is placed on preparation for the Pediatric Dentistry boards. This encompasses classroom preparation as well as mock written and oral examinations. Residents are prepared to pass the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examinations upon completion of the program and achieve Diplomate status.
Public Health Dentistry
This course covers items such as evidence based dentistry, research methodology, behavioral health, statistics, special patient populations and advocacy.
Residents present cases with complex medical, social and/or dental histories that require special consideration in the treatment planning process. Active participation is encouraged.
Craniofacial Surgical Institute/Orthognathic Conferences
Residents participate in the interdisciplinary activities of the CSI team. Residents will learn the role of the pediatric dentist in treatment of cleft lip and palate, micrognathia, hemifacial microsomia, and other craniofacial abnormalities. The team consists of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, and the Department of Otolaryngology.
This course reviews growth & development, interceptive orthodontics including space regaining, crossbite correction and habit breaking appliances. Space analysis and cephalometrics are reviewed. Clinical cases are supervised by board certified orthodontists.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
A course leading to Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS) by the American Heart Association.
A course reviewing contracts, staffing, insurance, investments, equipment, risk management and legal matters.
Seminars in pharmacology, pre-operative assessment, monitoring, airway management, pain and anxiety control, and emergency management are provided.Seminars in pharmacology, pre-operative assessment, monitoring, airway management, pain and anxiety control, and emergency management are provided.
This course reviews clinical evaluation and emergency treatment of dental conditions including pain, infection, bleeding, and dental-alveolar trauma, and facial bone injuries.
An inter-institutional conference reviewing medical disease conditions and exploring their dental implications.
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