Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Curriculum


ORSUR 5241 ORAL SURGERY 1 - 1 unit
This introductory course in oral and maxillofacial surgery is an integral part of dental education and clinical practice. It involves reinforcing and correlating the dental student's knowledge of the basic sciences with physical evaluation and risk assessment for patients requiring oral surgery. Basic dentoalveolar surgery techniques, suturing, flap design, and extraction of impacted teeth are discussed, as well as complications of dentolaveolar surgery.

ORSUR 5282 ORAL SURGERY 2 - 1 unit
This course is a continuation of basic dentoalveolar surgery techniques, and includes discussion of the prevention and management of odontogenic infection.

ORSUR 5313 ORAL SURGERY 3 - 1 unit
This course involves reinforcing basic oral surgery techniques and discussions of the surgical management of the medically compromised patient, hospital dentistry, and the diagnosis and treatment of facial trauma. The evaluation and surgical management of patients with dentofacial deformity, craniofacial deformity, and cleft lip and palate are also discussed. The course concludes with presentations on the surgical management of oral cysts, benign oral tumors, and the management of salivary gland disorders.

ORSUR 5314 PHYSICAL DIAGNS & EVALUATION - 1 unit
This course in physical evaluation provides an introduction to the techniques involved in performing a routine history and physical examination. The lecture format is augmented by clinical laboratory sessions and is intended to inform the student of the use of physical evaluation as a tool in the armamentarium of the health care provider.

ORSUR 5329 OMFS ROTATION - 2 units
This course will provide the student the opportunity to evaluate, diagnose, treat, or manage patients requiring reparative surgical procedures on the hard and soft tissues.

ORSUR 5344 ORAL SURGERY 4 - 1 unit
This course is a continuation of dentoalveolar surgery techniques and includes discussion of more complex situations including those pertaining to maxillofacial surgery.

ORSUR 5349 CLINICAL ORAL SURGERY - 3 units
This course is designed to permit the student to be able to evaluate, manage, and treat conditions requiring basic dentoalveolar surgery techniques in clinical dental practice. It involves the application of the student's knowledge in the basic sciences, physical diagnosis, and risk assessment in the performance of basic oral surgery procedures.

ORSUR 5369 OMFS ROTATION - 2 units
This course will provide the student the opportunity to evaluate, diagnose, treat, or manage patients requiring reparative surgical procedures on the hard and soft tissues.

ORSUR 5389 OMFS ROTATION 3 - 2 units
This course will provide the student the opportunity to evaluate, diagnose, treat, or manage patients requiring reparative surgical procedures on the hard and soft tissue.

ORSUR 5449 CLINICAL ORAL SURGERY - 3 units
This course is designed to permit the student to be able to evaluate, manage, and treat conditions requiring basic dentoalveolar surgery techniques in clinical dental practice. It involves the application of the student's knowledge in the basic sciences, physical diagnosis, and risk assessment in the performance of basic oral surgery procedures.

ORSUR 5900 INDEPENDENT STUDY - 1 unit min / 3 units max
This independent study course is designed for the predoctoral dental student who desires to pursue additional knowledge in specific areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The content of the course is specified by the student and approved and monitored by a full-time faculty member. The teaching format is designed to encourage independent student experiences with the faculty acting in an advisory capacity with limited personal interaction.

ORSUR 5910 HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP - 3 units
This course will consist of a rotating externship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Pittsburgh health center hospitals. Students will participate in emergency room coverage, ward rounds, ambulatory clinical care, and operating room coverage.

ORSUR 5911 HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP - 1 unit
The participant will participate at the Montefiore Department of Dental Medicine for a two-week rotation. During this time, they will function with the oral surgery residents in the clinic seeing patients presenting with both inpatient and outpatient emergencies. Participants will also rotate in the operating room for an observational experience with oral and maxillofacial surgery staff and residents.

ORSUR 5912 ADVANCED ORAL SURGERY - 3 units
This advanced clinical oral surgery elective is a clinical rotation in oral surgery that is restricted to students who are interested in pursuing advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Students will have the opportunity to participate in and be exposed to oral surgery patients requiring more difficult surgical procedures along with managing medically compromised patients.

ORSUR 5913 BASIC ORAL SURGERY - 3 units
This basic oral surgery elective is a clinical rotation in oral surgery where the student has the opportunity to participate in or be exposed to oral surgery patients requiring routine and surgical extractions, minor preprosthetic surgery, impacted teeth, odontogenic infections, oral pathologic lesions, assisting other students and managing medically compromised patients.

ORSUR 5941 HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP - 3 units
This course will consist of a rotating externship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Pittsburgh medical center hospitals. Students will participate in emergency room coverage, ward rounds, ambulatory clinical care, and operating room coverage.

ORSUR 5942 ADVANCED ORAL SURGERY - 3 units
This advanced clinical oral surgery elective is a clinical rotation in oral surgery that is restricted to students who are interested in pursuing advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Students will have the opportunity to participate in and be exposed to oral surgery patients requiring more difficult surgical extractions, preprosthetic surgery, impacted teeth, odontogenic infections, oral pathologic lesions, and managing medically compromised patients.

ORSUR 5943 BASIC ORAL SURGERY - 3 units
This basic oral surgery elective is a clinical rotation in oral surgery where the student has the opportunity to participate in or be exposed to oral surgery patients requiring routine and surgical extractions, minor preprosthetic surgery, impacted teeth, odontogenic infections, oral pathologic lesions, and managing medically compromised patients.

ORSUR 5971 HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP - 3 units
This course will consist of a rotating externship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Pittsburgh medical center hospitals. Students will participate in emergency room coverage, ward rounds, ambulatory clinical care, and operating room coverage.