Doctor of Dental Medicine | Curriculum

The curriculum is structured to allow for a balanced work load, time for remediation of weak students, a broadening of the student’s clinical experience, and an opportunity for the honor student to gain additional experience in areas of special interest. The first two years concentrate on preclinical dental science courses, but clinical observations and experiences are incorporated. The final two years concentrate on clinical practice.

Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Summer CELL*621 Gross & Neuroanatomy 8
    STOMA*736 Introduction to Dentistry 2.5
      Total Semester Hours 10.5
         
1 Fall CLNDM*805 Early Clinics I 3.5
    DBSCI*728  Basic & Oral Histology 
    DPOH*806  Preventive Dentistry 
    FXPRO*801 Pre-Clinical Occlusion I 2.5
    GENDT*801 Dental Morphology 3
    IP*710  Transforming Health Care 
    OHS*601 Dental Biochemistry 3
    OHS*870 Nutrition and Oral Health 1
    STOMA*802 Periodontics I 2
    STOMA*813 Infection Control 1
    STOMA*881 Evidenced Based Dentistry .5
      Total Semester Hours 27.5
         
1 Spring CLNDM*806 Early Clinics II 3.5
    DBSCI*723  Dental Microbiology 
    FXPRO*805 Fixed Prosthodontics I 2
    MATSC*801 Dental Materials 2.5
    NSCS*621 Human Physiology 6
    OHS*624 Oral Immunology-Oral Biology 4
    PROS*820 Implant Prosthodontics I 1.5
    STOMA*880 Behavioral Science 2
      Total Semester Hours 25.5
         
2 Fall CLNDM*810 Early Clinics III 3
    ENDO*815 Basic Endodontics 2
    FXPRO*806 Fixed Prosthodontics II 2.5
    GENDT*805 Operative I and Cariology 4.5
    PDENT*800 Pediatric Dentistry I .5
    ORTHO*801 Orthodontics I 2
    RMPRO*811 Complete Dentures Pros I 4.5
    STOMA*800 Introduction to Oral Radiology 1
    STOMA*836 Oral Radiographic Interpretation I 1
    STOMA*838 Oral Medicine I 1
      Total Semester Hours 22
         
2 Spring CLNDM-811 Early Clinics IV 3
    ENDO*811  Endodontic Technique & Ration  1.5 
    FXPRO*807 Fixed Prosthodontics III 2.5
    GENDT*830 Operative II 4
    OMFS*801 Oral Surgery I 1.5
    OMFS*805 Comp. Control of Pain/Anxiety Dentistry 1
    ORTHO*802  Orthodontics II 
    PCOL*621 Pharmacology 4
    PDENT*801 Pediatric Dentistry II 1
    RMPRO*813 Complete Dentures II 1.5
    RMPRO*835 Removable Partial Pros 3.5
    STOMA*623 General & Systemic Pathology 3.5
    STOMA*907 Oral Medicine II 1
      Total Semester Hours 30
         
3 Summer CLNDM*812* Junior Clinics 6.5
    CLNDM*890 Orientation to Clinics 1
    CLNDM*896 Junior Attendance I 2
    GENDT*825 Comp Clinical Competency I .5
    GENDT*888   Preclinical Skills Assessment  .5 
    OMFS*806 Clinical Pathopsys of Com Med Cond .5
    OMFS*810 Physical Diagnosis 1
    PEDOR*825 Pediatric/Orthodontic Lab 1
    PROS*821 Implant Prosthodontics II 1.5
    STOMA*817 Periodontics II 1.5
      Total Semester Hours 16
         
3 Fall CLNDM*813** Junior Clinics 13.5
    CLNDM*830 Continued Quality Improvement 1.5
    CLNDM*874  Oral Rehab Clin Experience I 
    CLNDM*897 Junior Attendance II 3
    ENDO*813 Endo Special Topics 1
    PDENT*802 Pediatric Dentistry III 1
    OHS*823 Clinical Genetics 1
    STOMA*818 Periodontics III 1.5
    STOMA*839 Oral Pathology I 3
    STOMA*849 Intro to Research Methods 2
      Total Semester Hours 29
         
3 Spring CLNDM*814*** Junior Clinics 13.5
    CLNDM*827  Jr. Treatment Plan Clinic 1
    CLNDM*831 Continued Quality Improvement II 1.5
    CLNDM*875   Oral Rehab Clin Experience II 
    CLNDM*898 Junior Attendance III 3
    MATSC*886 Independent Project 3
    PROS*830 Dental Implantology 1
    STOMA*840 Oral Pathology II 2
    STOMA*841 Public Health 1
    STOMA*873   Patient Management  
    STOMA*905 Practice Management I 1
      Total Semester Hours 30
         
4 Summer  CLNDM*832 Cont. Quality Improvement III 1.5
    CLNDM*850~  Senior Clinics 
    CLNDM*876  Oral Rehab Clin Experience III 
    CLNDM*892 Senior Attendance I 2.5
    GENDT*806 Esthetic Dentistry 1
    OMFS*885 Advanced Concepts in OMFS 1
    STOMA*845 Clinical Diagnostic Conference 2
    STOMA*850 Sr. Radiology: Advanced Topics 1
    STOMA*906  Practice Management II   1
      Total Semester Hours 18
         
Fall  CLNDM*833 Continued Quality Improvement IV 1.5
    CLNDM*851« Senior Clinics 7
    CLNDM*877  Oral Rehab Clin Experience IV 
    CLNDM*893 Senior Attendance II 3
    GENDT*810  Advanced Dental Seminar Series  1.5 
    GENDT*826 Comp Clinical Competency II .5
    STOMA*855 Advanced Treatment Planning 2.5
      Total Semester Hours 17
         
  Spring   CLNDM*828  Sr. Treatment Plan Clinic 1
    CLNDM*834 Continued Quality Improvement V 1.5
    CLNDM*845 Oral Surgery Rotation 1.5
    CLNDM*852+ Senior Clinics 12
    CLNDM*872 Oral Diagnosis Rotation 1.5
    CLNDM*880 Oral Head & Neck Cancer Clinical .5
    CLNDM*894 Senior Attendance III 3
    CLNDM*865 Off Campus Enrichment Sites .5
    STOMA*848   EBD Capstone   .5 
      Total Semester Hours 22
         
      Total Credit Hours 247.5

*Junior Clinics: CLNDM-812A, 812C, 812L, 812F, 812I, 812J, 812K

**Junior Clinics: CLNDM-813E, 813F, 813I, 813J, 813K

***Junior Clinics: CLNDM-814A, 814C, 814E, 814L, 814I, 814J, 814K

~Senior Clinics: CLNDM-850A, 850B, 850C, 850E, 850M, 850J,

«Senior Clinics: CLNDM-851C, 851E, 851J, 851I

+Senior Clinics: CLNDM-852N, 852B, 852C, 852E, 852M, 852J, 852L