This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

ORSG 431. Management of the Medically Compromised Dental Patient and Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. 2 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture hours. 2 credits. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care for medically compromised patients. Instruction in physical evaluation provides the student with sufficient knowledge, judgment and skill to recognize normal findings as well as significant deviations from the normal. Didactic material includes a study of disease processes that affect the major organ systems of the body. In addition, students will have the opportunity to recognize and manage medical emergencies that can occur during dental treatment. Care for individuals with physical and mental disabilities will be presented with emphasis on the management of this special population in the general dental office.

ORSG 622. Introduction to Oral Surgery. 1 Hour.

Semester course; 1 lecture hour. 1 credit. Designed to introduce the second-year student to basic principles in oral surgery. The course prepares the student for entry into the oral surgery clinical rotation.

ORSG 700. Senior Selective in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 1 Hour.

Semester course; 46 clinical and 4 didactic hours. 1 credit. Prerequisites: successful completion of ORSG 622, 731, 733, 739, D4 class standing and permission of the course director. This elective will allow a qualified student the opportunity to observe and/or participate in a variety of activities in oral and maxillofacial surgery that extend beyond the standard undergraduate curriculum.

ORSG 701. D4 Elective in Basic Concepts in Outpatient Anesthesia. 0.75 Hours.

Semester course; 0.5 lecture and .25 clinic hours. 0.75 credits. Students must enroll in this course for two consecutive semesters. This elective will allow a qualified student the opportunity to observe and/or participate in a variety of activities in outpatient anesthesia that extend beyond the standard D.D.S. curriculum. Graded as Pass/Fail.

ORSG 731. Medical Management of Emergency Care Dental Patients. 2 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture contact hours. 2 credits. Students develop an understanding of systemic and medical conditions which may influence the provision of dental care by a provider. The course also is aimed at enabling students to incorporate the importance of medical conditions which directly impact dental treatment planning.

ORSG 733. Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 1.5 Hour.

Semester course; 1.5 lecture hours. 1.5 credits. A lecture series designed to provide a foundation of professional knowledge associated with the surgical skills to fully enable the student to diagnose, treat and, when necessary, refer oral and maxillofacial surgical problems encountered in general practice.

ORSG 739. Clinical Oral Surgery III. 2.5 Hours.

Yearlong course; 120 clinical hours. 2.5 credits. Entails clinical rotations through the OMS clinic. An entry-level clinical course designed to provide practical experience in basic oral surgery and observation of the more complex procedures performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Students receive a grade of CO for fall, with a P/F grade and all credit hours earned in spring. Students receive a grade of CO for fall, with a P/F grade and all credit hours earned in spring.

ORSG 749. Clinical Oral Surgery IV. 2 Hours.

Yearlong course; 2 clinical hours (80 contact hours). 2 credits. Provides the senior dental student with rotation-based clinical experience in which they further refine and develop their skills in clinical oral surgery and medical assessment of the patient for surgery. Cases treated by the senior student in this rotation are generally more complex (medically and surgically) than those treated in ORSG 739. Course graded as CO in the first semester with P/F grade awarded upon completion of second semester.