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 STOMA*736 Introduction to Dentistry 2.5
    DBSCI*724 Gross Anatomy
      Total Semester Hours 10.5
1 Fall CLNDM*805 Early Clinics I 3.5
Cell Bio and Basic Histology 3
Oral Histology and Embryology  2
    DPOH*806  Preventive Dentistry 
    FXPRO*801 Pre-Clinical Occlusion I 2.5
    GENDT*801 Dental Morphology 3
    IP*711 IP Foundations & Teamstepps
    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 23.5
1 Spring CLNDM*806 Early Clinics II 3.5
    DBSCI*723  Dental Microbiology 
    FXPRO*805 Fixed Prosthodontics I 2
    DBSCI*725  Physiology  6
    MATSC*801 Dental Materials 2.5
    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 3
    FXPRO*806 Fixed Prosthodontics II 2.5
    GENDT*805 Operative I and Cariology 4.5
    OMFS*801  Oral Surgery I   1
Intro Rad Tech & Interp   2
    ORTHO*801 Orthodontics I 2
    RMPRO*811 Complete Dentures Pros I 4.5
General & Systemic Pathology
    STOMA*838 Oral Medicine I 1
      Total Semester Hours 27
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*805 Comp. Control of Pain/Anxiety Dentistry 1
    ORTHO*802  Orthodontics II   2 
    DBSCI*726 Pharmacology 4
Pediatric Dentistry I
    RMPRO*813 Complete Dentures II 1.5
    RMPRO*835 Removable Partial Pros 3.5
    STOMA*907 Oral Medicine II 1
      Total Semester Hours 25
3 Summer CLNDM*812* Junior Clinics 2
    CLNDM*890 Orientation to Clinics 1
    CLNDM*896 Junior Attendance I 2
Treatment Plan Fundamentals  1
    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 12
3 Fall CLNDM*813** Junior Clinics 3
    CLNDM*830 Continued Quality Improvement 1.5
    CLNDM*897 Junior Attendance II 3
    ENDO*813 Endo Special Topics 1
    PDENT*801   Pediatric Dentistry II   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 17
3 Spring CLNDM*814*** Junior Clinics 12
    CLNDM*827  Jr. Treatment Plan Clinic 1
    CLNDM*831 Continued Quality Improvement II 1.5
Oral Rehab Clin Experience I   2
    CLNDM*898 Junior Attendance III 3
Practice Management I
    MATSC*886 Independent Project 1
    PROS*830 Dental Implantology 1
    STOMA*840 Oral Pathology II 3
    DPOH*808 Dental Public Health 1
    STOMA*873   Patient Management  
      Total Semester Hours 27.5
4 Summer  CLNDM*832 Cont. Quality Improvement III 1.5
    CLNDM*850~  Senior Clinics  1.5
    CLNDM*892 Senior Attendance I 2.5
    GENDT*806 Esthetic Dentistry .5
Comp Clinical Competency I
    OMFS*885 Advanced Concepts in OMFS 1
    STOMA*845 Clinical Diagnostic Conference 2
    STOMA*850 Sr. Radiology: Advanced Topics 1
    GENDT*817 Practice Management II   1
      Total Semester Hours 11.5
Fall  CLNDM*833 Continued Quality Improvement IV 1.5
    CLNDM*851« Senior Clinics 4.5
    CLNDM*875  Oral Rehab Clin Experience II   2
    CLNDM*893 Senior Attendance II 3
    GENDT*810  Advanced Dental Seminar Series  1
    STOMA*855 Advanced Treatment Planning 2.5
      Total Semester Hours 14.5
  Spring   CLNDM*828  Sr. Treatment Plan Clinic 1
Ryan White Wellness Center
    CLNDM*834 Continued Quality Improvement V 1.5
    CLNDM*845 Oral Surgery Rotation 1.5
    CLNDM*852+ Senior Clinics 8.5
Clinical Rest Dent Comp  7.5
    CLNDM*872 Oral Diagnosis Rotation 1.5
    CLNDM*876   Oral Rehab Clin Experience III   1
    CLNDM*880 Oral Head & Neck Cancer Clinical .5
    CLNDM*894 Senior Attendance III 3
    CLNDM*865 Off Campus Enrichment Sites .5
    GENDT*826  Comp Clinical Competency II  .5
    STOMA*848   EBD Capstone   .5 
      Total Semester Hours 28
      Total Credit Hours 222

*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