DEINĀ 7130. Oral Medicine and Diagnosis 1. 4 cr. hrs.

The first in a sequence of courses that provides the framework for diagnosis and evaluation of the dental patient. It deals with physical evaluation including basic interviewing skills, taking a comprehensive medical history, taking and evaluating vital signs, ordering appropriate laboratory tests and an overview of infectious diseases. Students learn where modification of dental treatment is necessary in the presence of various systemic diseases and conditions. Basic radiographic interpretation is introduced, as well as rudiments of dental pharmacology.