Two dentists examining the mouth of a patient.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery faculty support predoctoral education by providing didactic curriculum and clinical experiences that expose students to the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

D1 Dental Anesthesia

Course Director: Warren Arrasmith, D.M.D. and Patrick Louis, D.D.S., M.D.

The goal overall goal of this course is to introduce basic and advance concepts in pharmacology and armamentarium of local anesthetics and vasoconstrictors used in dentistry. It also introduces basic and advanced concepts regarding anesthetic blocks used in dentistry and its associated anatomy.

D2 Oral Surgery

Course Director: Warren Arrasmith, D.M.D. and Patrick Louis, D.D.S., M.D.

The overall goal of this course is to introduce basic surgical principles and techniques in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery with special emphasis on simple and surgical extractions of teeth. The student will also understand basic principles of wound healing, preoperative assessment and post-operative management.

D3 Advanced Topics in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Course Director: Peter Waite, M.P.H., D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. and Terry Whatley, D.M.D.

The overall goal of this course is to introduce and familiarize the student with the advanced scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

D3 Oral Surgery Clinic

Course Director: Warren Arrasmith, D.M.D.

Throughout this course, students should develop clinical skills in patient communication, evaluation, review of systems, physical examination, and basic dentoalveolar surgery. Special emphasis will be placed upon case presentation to faculty, pharmacology review, anxiety and pain control, and sterile (aseptic) technique.

D4 Oral Surgery Clinic

Course Director: Warren Arrasmith, D.M.D.

Upon the completion of this course, all students should be competent in: (1) patient communication, evaluation, review of systems, physical examination, and basic dentoalveolar surgery; (2) case presentation to faculty, pharmacology review, anxiety and pain control, and sterile (aseptic) technique, and (3) good clinical application and understanding to relevant surgical anatomy, physiology and pharmacology chemistry.