Dental Didactic Program - Memphis VA Medical Center
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Memphis VA Medical Center


Dental Didactic Program

Dental Residency Program at the VAMC at Memphis. Two dentists perform a procedure on a patient. 

Throughout the year, the following seminar topics are covered. Most of the seminars involve reviewing classic and recent literature on the topic, discussing the topic in a relaxed, round-table format and viewing illustrative slide series. In addition, the residents participate in weekly literature review and quarterly case presentation during their residency year.

Treatment Planning
Case Presentations and Treatment Planning Conferences
Clinicopathologic Conferences
Restorative Dentistry
Amalgam Composite
Cement Bases and Liners Porcelain Veneers
Miscellaneous Materials
Fixed Prosthodontics
Diagnosis for Fixed Partial Prosthodontics Muscle Palpation and Bite Planes
Posts and Cores Tooth Preparation and Margin Design
Treatment Restorations (Temporaries) Articulators and Diagnostic Mountings
Crown Contours and Pontic Design Impression Materials Cementation
Minor Tooth Movement Acid Etch Resin Bonded Retainers
Dental Implants
Removable Prosthodontics
Complete Dentures Immediate Dentures
Overdentures and Attachments Removable Partial Denture Design
Overview of Implants
Oral Surgery
Odontogenic Infections Facial Trauma
Pre-prosthetic Surgery 3-D CT Scan of Maxilla and Mandible
Admission for Fracture and Facial Infections Suture Techniques
Lasers in Oral Surgery Dental Implants
Maxillary and Mandibular Cysts Grafts, Ridge Augmentation Procedures
Prognosis and Treatment Planning Management of Periodontal Emergencies
Basics of Periodontal Flap and Osseous Surgery Periodontal Consideration in Restorative Dentistry
Surgical management of Mucogingival Problems Non-surgical Antimicrobial Therapy
Endo-Perio Lesions Furcation Management
Odontogenic Causes of Oral Pain Traumatic Injuries to Teeth
Endodontic Surgical Case Selection Endodontic Surgical Technique
Rotary Endodontics
Pain and Anxiety Control
Local Anesthesia Techniques Conscious Sedation
Nitrous Oxide Relative Analgesia Hypnosis and Behavior Modification Techniques
Medical Risk Assessment
Physical Diagnosis Course Dental management of Medically Compromised Patient - Hospital Dentistry
Medical Emergencies in Dentistry Advanced Cardiac Life Support