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NPDS 420 Prosthodontic Oral Boards III

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NPDS 420 Prosthodontic Oral Boards III

Continuation of NPDS 345. Culmination of the third year board preparation will be the presentation and defense of their American Board of Prosthodontics board case. Presentations will be formal with department staff, fellow residents, and interested guests in attendance.
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Faculty: CAPT Tordik, Dr. Puglisi, NPDS Staff, GW faculty

NPDS 282 Seminar, Medical Emergencies

Monthly seminars developed by the residents and staff to review common medical emergencies. Scenarios will be developed to interrelate signs and symptoms, causative factors, and physiology. Emphasis will be placed on office procedures undertaken in response to an emergency.

NPDS 310 Teaching Methods Seminar

This course is an introduction to some of the ideas and skills of concern to dental educators. The focus is on residents' immediate needs as lecturers at NPDS and their future needs as teachers at dental clinics. Topics include the NPDS instructional systems development model, levels of learning, educational outcomes, evaluation methods, instructional strategies, and clinical mentoring.

NPDS 311 Ethics

This course will address cognitive concepts regarding basic issues in dental care dilemmas. Realistic dilemmas will be selected for presentation, including the noncompliant or phobic patient, informed consent, professional integrity, quality versus quantity care compromises, and treatment of the infectious patient.

HSMP 215 Dentistry and the Law

Course focuses on basic principals of the law as related to dentistry in particular. Topics include the branches of law, dentist-patient relationships, negligence, consent and refusal, privacy and confidentiality, medical records, hospital relations, office practice, dentistry as a business, ethical and moral issues.

HSMP 221 Strategic Management in Dentistry

This course focuses on a sequence of critical components of the strategic planning process for both institutional and community health services systems. Includes applications of advanced analytic methodologies and planning tools in planning health services systems.


Faculty: CAPT Imamura, Dr. Bertrand

NPDS 263 Research

Each resident must complete an original research project. After thoroughly reviewing the literature, a protocol will be written and submitted for institutional review. Following approval, the resident will execute the study, collect and analyze the data. Each resident will orally present the findings at the conclusion of their program. A written paper, suitable for journal publication, is also required.

NPDS 264 Research Methodology I and II

These courses provide the resident with the knowledge required for planning and designing a research project, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting the results, and disseminating the findings. These courses should enhance the resident's ability to analyze and critically critique the scientific literature.

NPDS 355 Research Project

Continuation of NPDS 263.

NPDS 411 Research Project

Continuation of NPDS 355.

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Each year, the Naval Postgraduate Dental School provides a series of continuing education courses. These courses present the latest developments in dentistry and promote the highest standards of dental practice.
Courses are open to dental officers of the Armed Forces and dentists affiliated with Federal agencies. Applications from civilian dentists are considered on a space-available basis. Some courses have specific enrollment restrictions (see brochure for eligibility statements).
The United States Navy Dental Corps is designated as a recognized provider by the Continuing Education Recognition Program conducted under the auspices of the American Dental Association.
“The United States Navy Dental Corps is designated as a nationally approved sponsor by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. The current term of approval extends from December 2005 through December 2009.”



Orofacial Pain/Temporomandibular Disorders

26-30 Oct 2009

Advanced Operative Dentistry

16-20 Nov 2009

Pain Control & Nitrous Oxide Sedation

1-4 Dec 2009

General Dentistry Clinical Update

7-11 Dec 2009


11-15 Jan 2010

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

1-5 Feb 2010

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review

7-12 Feb 2010

Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

22-26 Feb 2010


8-12 Mar 2010

Incorporating Occlusion into Restorative Treatment

22-26 Mar 2010


12-16 Apr 2010

Oral Medicine/Pharmacology/Oral Radiology

26-30 Apr 2010

General Dentistry Treatment Planning

3-7 May 2010

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

10-14 May 2010

Basic Dental Implants

17-21 May 2010

Descriptions of the courses are published in a brochure available upon request from the Dean, (Code NPDS11B), Naval Postgraduate Dental School, 8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20889-5602 or

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