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The didactic component of this residency program includes:

  • Weekly patient care conferences that review treatment planning of dental cases in medically complex population (e.g.: oncology, cardiac surgery, transplant clearance patients)
  • Monthly Oral Medicine patient care conferences reviewing select oral medicine cases (e.g.: oral lesions, oral mucosal disorders, salivary gland disorders, orofacial pain)
  • Weekly Oral Medicine literature review seminars
  • Preparation for American Board of Oral Medicine board examination (winterspring)
  • A practical course on evidencebased dentistry, and skills interpreting the literature and research design (monthly)

Additional didactic material includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Laboratory medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Management of acute/chronic pain
  • Oral pathology
  • Oral radiology (principles, techniques and interpretation)
  • Oral manifestations of systemic disease
  • Oral complications of cancer therapy (ex: oral mucositis, medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw)
  • Oral mucosal disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders to include Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Management of medically compromised patients
  • Pharmacology
  • Salivary gland dysfunction and pathology
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep medicine
  • Clinical photography