Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Dentistry (RARD)

Subject-area course lists indicate courses currently active for offering at the University of Louisville. Not all courses are scheduled in any given academic term. For class offerings in a specific semester, refer to the Schedule of Classes.

Course Fees

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RARD 805. Principles and Techniques of Orthodontics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Covers principles of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning . This course is structured to represent the link between orthodontic therapy and clinic utilization. As such, it is directly preparatory to the course in Clinical Orthodontics. An outline of subjects to be covered is in the manual. We will present the basic design and usage of fixed appliance systems as well as the use and construction of removable appliances. A series of "mini clinics" is presented in which students are exposed to various aspects of appliance design and use in a clinical setting.

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RARD 809. Clinical Orthodontics2 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: As a general dentist, you will need to know how to identify and diagnose orthodontic problems, educate patients on those problems, and perform either appropriate treatment for those problems or appropriate referral to a specialist. The didactic curriculum emphasized these principles of orthodontics, while the clinical orthodontic curriculum is intended to give you hands-on experience evaluating patients and helping with some orthodontic treatment procedures. This course has two primary components: clinical orthodontics and a competency examination. To supplement your didactic education with clinical experience, students participate in a rotation through the graduate orthodontic clinic. Students are required to complete certain learning experiences which will reinforce their knowledge of orthodontic principles and procedures. A review session is available to all students who wish to review the essential principles and concepts of orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment.

Note: One and one-half years.

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RARD 861. Introduction to Indirect Restorations (Lecture)2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: With OHR 862, designed to introduce the student to basic crown and fixed partial denture theory, principles and techniques. In addition to the basic laboratory procedures, the lecture series includes clinical application of various procedures in preparation for the clinic experience. Standard types of tooth preparation for anterior, posterior and non-vital teeth are practiced. Study of physical properties of dental materials utilized in construction of fixed partial dentures is included. Emphasis is placed on the restoration of function and the prevention of both initiation and recurrence of dental disease.

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RARD 862. Introduction to Indirect Restorations (Laboratory)3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: With OHR 861, designed to introduce the student to basic crown and fixed partial denture theory, principles and techniques. In addition to the basic laboratory procedures, the lecture series includes clinical application of various procedures in preparation for the clinic experience. Standard types of tooth preparation for anterior, posterior and non-vital teeth are practiced. Study of physical properties of dental materials utilized in construction of fixed partial dentures is included. Emphasis is placed on the restoration of function and the prevention of both initiation and recurrence of dental disease.

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RARD 865. Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics Lecture1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Designed to introduce the student to basic crown and fixed partial denture theory, principles, and techniques. In addition to the basic laboratory procedures, the lecture series includes clinical application of various procedures in preparation for the clinic experience. Standard types of tooth preparation for anterior, posterior and non-vital teeth are practiced. Study of physical properties of dental materials utilized in construction of fixed partial dentures is included. Emphasis is placed on the restoration of function and the prevention of both initiation and recurrence of dental disease

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RARD 866. Preclinical Fixed Prothodontics Lab4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Designed to introduce the student to basic crown and fixed partial denture theory, principles, and techniques. In addition to the basic laboratory procedures, the lecture series includes clinical application of various procedures in preparation for the clinic experience. Standard types of tooth preparation for anterior, posterior and non-vital teeth are practiced. Study of physical properties of dental materials utilized in construction of fixed partial dentures is included. Emphasis is placed on the restoration of function and the prevention of both initiation and recurrence of dental disease

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RARD 868. Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics5 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Patient care experiences in D3 and D4 years enable the students to apply knowledge and skills from the preclinical courses. Experience may include esthetic and non-esthetic single crowns and dental prosthesis fabricated from a variety of materials and using a variety of methods.

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RARD 870. Introduction to Implant Dentistry1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: This course introduces the dental student to current concepts in the surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry. The student will become familiar with various aspects of the discipline, including a basic history of implants in dentistry, implant and restoration types, components and terminology, diagnosis and treatment planning.

Course Attribute(s): CBL - This course includes Community-Based Learning (CBL). Students will engage in a community experience or project with an external partner in order to enhance understanding and application of academic content.

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RARD 871. Implant Dentistry1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): RARD 870.

Description: This course introduces the dental student to current concepts in the surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry. The student will become familiar with various aspects of the discipline, including a basic history of implants in dentistry, implant and restoration types, components and terminology, diagnosis and treatment planning, surgical placement and adjunctive surgeries, restoration, maintenance, and complications of dental implant therapy.

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RARD 900. Advanced Education in Orthodontics9 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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RARD 920. Advanced Education in Prosthodontics9 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Prerequisite: DMD degree

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