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Division of Diagnostic Sciences
Department of Comprehensive Dentistry & Biomaterials

Robert E. Barsley, DDS, JD
Head, Division of Diagnostic Sciences
Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and Biomaterials
Director, Oral Health Resources, Community & Hospital Dentistry

LSUHSC School of Dentistry
Division of Diagnostic Sciences
Box 140
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: 504-941-8239
Email: rbarsl@lsuhsc.edu

The Division of Diagnostic Sciences serves the people and dental profession of the state of Louisiana and surrounding areas by providing teaching, scholarly activity, and patient care through the diagnosis and management of disorders and abnormalities of the oral and maxillofacial region. Students learn to generate a differential oral diagnosis, develop logical treatment plan alternatives based on the patient's health and needs, and adhere to proper infection control techniques.  All faculty members actively participate in clinic consults throughout the school.   

Faculty are also devoted to teaching management of medically-compromised patients in the aging population and teaching students to achieve proficiency in obtaining and evaluating a pertinent medical and dental history.  Students also learn proper techniques for performing a thorough head-and-neck and oral examination, diagnosis and management of oral lesions and craniofacial pain, and tobacco cessation principles in conjunction with a Tobacco Cessation Initiative Program providing treatment services to all Louisiana public hospital patients and employees. 

Instruction in selecting, exposing, and interpreting intraoral and extraoral x-ray images is provided to students and residents as well as providing certification in digital and conventional radiology for dental assistants. The division serves other departments and the public by providing Conebeam CT scans, extraoral and intraoral images, continuing education courses, and consultation services.   

The Section of Dental Health Resources assists and advises the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in operating the state's Dental Medicaid Program. The faculty members oversee prior approval of benefits and help in developing guidelines of dental care for eligible Medicaid recipients.”

As a component of the Infectious Disease Clinic of the Interim LSU Public Hospital, the multidisciplinary HIV Outpatient Program (HOP) Dental Clinic is committed to providing early intervention and comprehensive health care to people living with HIV and AIDS, who are more susceptible to aggressive dental diseases, severe oral lesions, and decay.  The HOP Clinic is part of the Delta Region AIDS Education and Training Center, a part of a nationwide network providing HIV/AIDS training to all health care providers. 

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