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Year 3 & ITD1

5320 Clinical Practice

This course encompasses all clinical patient care provided by dental students under direct supervision in all areas of dentistry.
up to 648 Clinical hours.

5321 Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

This course expands the concepts presented in D5221.  Students will develop diagnosis and treatment plans for a variety of multidisciplinary, complex cases.
Lectures 27 hours.

5322 Fixed Prosthodontics (No ITD1)

Utilizing patient simulation, the art and science of Fixed Prosthodontics will continue to be introduced with emphasis on the fundamental principles and techniques required to rehabilitate oral function and form with multiple-unit fixed prostheses and implant supported restorations as a continuation of the previous course D5222.
Lectures 13 hours, Labs 39 hours

5324 Orthodontics

The course will introduce the students to orthodontic therapy for mixed dentition, early permanent dentition and adults. The labs will provide experience in the analysis of diagnostic records and the fabrication of the most common orthodontic appliances.
Lectures 28 hours, Labs 18 hours.

5325 Operative Dentistry (No ITD1)

A study of the clinical application of various restorative treatment techniques and procedures involved in the management of hard tissue lesions emphasizing a biological approach to general restorative dentistry.
Lectures 12 hours, Labs 36 hours.

5328 Endodontics (No ITD1)

This course will provide an advance preclinical component dedicated to the treatment of maxillary and mandibular molars, introduction of Thermafil technique as alternative for root canal filling, as well as a management of common mishaps during the procedure, management of emergencies, intracanal medications, and restoration of endodontically treated teeth.
Lectures 13 hours, Labs 39 hours.

5329 Integrated Restorative

This course builds on previously taught courses and materials in fixed, removable & implant prosthodontics, operative dentistry, endodontics and occlusion.  The course amalgamates all the mentioned disciplines together to present the applied clinical aspect of restorative dentistry. Different approaches to various clinical situations, techniques and re-emphasis on previously taught techniques and ideas is presented. The course promotes a multidisciplinary approach when treating a patient.
Lectures 59 hours.

5331 Patient Management

To introduce specific concerns in dealing with a geriatric population in a general dental practice. Students will be introduced to biological, physiological, psychological and behavioral changes in a geriatric patient and common disease processes which affect the oral cavity.  Assessment and treatment planning of the geriatric patient are emphasized.
Lectures 10 hours.

5332 Patient Assessment

This case-based course will provide students with experience in recording a description, developing a diagnosis and management of a variety of lesions involving soft tissue or bone.
Lectures 22 hours.

5333 Paediatric Dentistry

Paediatric Dentistry course program consists of comprehensive management of evidence based management of dental problems in children. The lecture and clinical course will place emphasis to give students the best experience in diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment procedures in children. Lectures 24 hours, Seminars 4 hours.

5335 Oral Diseases (No ITD1)

This course is a continuation of Oral Diseases II, including wider aspects of odontogenic, salivary, mucocutaneous and connective tissue diseases.
Lectures 30.5 hours, Labs 6 hours.

5348 Oral Surgery

Objectives of this course are 1)Understanding of the principles of OMFS; 2) Organized, problem solving including:  surgical problem, dental history, medical history and clinical findings; 3) Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning; 4) Acquisition of technical skills requisite to the efficient execution of the treatment plan.
Lectures 66 hours.

5352 Periodontics

The scientific basis of the prevention, diagnosis, etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases is presented. Surgical and non-surgical modalities are discussed.  Students are provided with a fundamental knowledge of periodontal treatment and maintenance.
Lectures: 30 hours plus Clinical Experience

5355 Practice Administration

This course will examine the professional relationship of dentists as well as utilizing skills to enhance the professional relationships with patients. This will be achieved by highlighting the integration of ethics, interpersonal communications, critical thinking and essential business skills.
Lectures 30 hours, Workshop 3 hours

5368 Dento-Facial Trauma

The objectives of this course are 1) to establish in our students an understanding of the management of wound healing as it relates to trauma of the dento-facial complex; 2) to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to the application of the clinical principles of diagnosis and management of maxillofacial trauma.
Lectures 13 hours, Labs 3 hours.

Additional courses ITD students are required to take

5102 Pharmacology

The course is a component of the General Medicine unit, and will cover those pharmacological concepts and the actions of drug classes relevant for dental clinicians.  (Taught jointly with first year students)
Lectures  37 hours

5165 Medicine

Biomaterials used in dental restorative procedures and prostheses are discussed. Instruction provided in impression materials systems, waxes, non-noble and noble metal alloy systems, resins systems, cement systems, ceramics, and toxic and biohazard aspects of dental biomaterials. Emphasis is placed on clinical manipulative variables and their influence on behaviour of the material.  (Taught jointly with first year students)
Lectures 38 hours.

5304 Oral Pathology

This course is a comprehensive review of the more common diseases affecting the orofacial region and jaws, excluding dental caries and periodontal diseases.  (Covers 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Oral Diseases)
Lectures 47 hours.

5390 Introduction to Clinics

This foundation course reviews basic dental concepts and introduces the ITD1 student to the principles and practices followed in Dentistry.
Lectures 122.5, Labs 122 hours.

5392 Fixed Prosthodontics

Utilizing patient simulation, the art and science of Fixed Prosthodontics will continue to be introduced with emphasis on the fundamental principles and techniques required to rehabilitate oral function and form with multiple-unit fixed prostheses and implant supported restorations.
Lectures 18 hours; Labs 32 hours.

5395 Operative Dentistry

A study of the clinical application of various restorative treatment techniques and procedures involved in the management of hard tissue lesions emphasizing a biological approach to general restorative dentistry.
Lectures 6 hours; Labs 26 hours.

5398 Endodondtics

This course in Endodontics is designed for the first year students in the Internationally Trained Dentists (ITD) Program.  It will cover both didactic material and the preclinical laboratory simulations that are provided to Year II (D5228) and Year III (D5328) of the DDS Program at Western.
Lectures 15 hours; Labs 30.5 hours.