School of Dentistry

Academic Courses for Integrative Biosciences

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Core courses and directors

The Department of Integrative Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences carries a major teaching load and is responsible for the anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, nutrition, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology instruction for first and second-year dental students. Department Core Courses (and course directors).

In addition to teaching the department’s core courses, faculty members participate in a number other courses. They teach elective courses for the third and fourth year dental students, contribute lectures for courses in other departments of the dental school, give optional review sessions, contribute to the core courses for the dental graduate-resident students, give lectures in the core curricula of the Ph.D. graduate training programs, and supervise the research of graduate and postdoctoral students in the Integrative Biosciences Department.

IB701 Biochemistry and Physiology of Oral Health and Disease (Dr. King)
AN711 Clinical Anatomy (Dr. Benninger)
AN712 Head and Neck Anatomy (Dr. Benninger)
AN713 General Histology (Dr. Danilchik)
AN715 Oral Histology and Development (Dr. Kent)
OPTH723 Infectious Disease and Inflammation (Dr. Maier)
OPTH725 Caries (Dr. Maier)
MB721 Microbiology and immunology (Dr. Maier)
MB722 Pathogenic and Oral Microbiology (Dr. Maier)
PHC721 Pharmacodynamics (Dr. Smith) 

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OHSU School of Dentistry
Department of Orthodontics
2730 S.W. Moody Avenue
Portland, OR 97201-5042

Chair: Thomas Shearer, Ph.D.