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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 7
    STOMA-736 Introduction to Dentistry 1.5
      Total Semester Hours 8.5
1 Fall CELL-628 Basic & Oral Histology 8
    CLNDM-805 Early Clinics I 3.5
    FXPRO-801 Pre-Clinical Occulusion I 2.5
    GENDT-801 Dental Morphology 3
    OHS-601 Dental Biochemistry 3
    OHS-835 Preventive Dentistry 1
    OHS-870 Nutrition & Dental Health 1
    STOMA-802 Periodontics I 1.5
    IP-710 Transforming Health Care 2
    STOMA-813 Infection Control 1
    STOMA-881 Evidenced Based Dentistry .5
      Total Semester Hours 27
1 Spring CLNDM-806 Early Clinics II 3.5
    FXPRO-805 Fixed Prosthodontics 2
    MATSC-801 Dental Materials I 2.5
    MBIM-623 Dental Microbiology 4
    NSCS-621 Human Physiology 6
    OHS-624 Oral Immunology-Oral Biology 4
    OHS-902 Biochemical Aspects of Oral Biology 2.5
    PROS-820 Implant Prosthodontics I 1.5
    STOMA-880 Behavioral Science 2
      Total Semester Hours 28
2 Fall CLNDM-810 Early Clinics III 3
    ENDO-811 Endodontics Techniques and Rationale 1.5
    ENDO-815 Basic Endodontics 3
    FXPRO-806 Fixed Prosthodontics II 2.5
    GENDT-805 Operative I 4.5
    PEDOR-801 Pediatric Dentistry I 1
    PEDOR-820 Orthodontics I 2
    RMPRO-811 Complete Dentures Pros I 4.5
    STOMA-800 Introduction to Oral Radiology 1
    STOMA-803 Periodontics II 1
    STOMA-836 Oral Radiographic Interpretation I 1
    STOMA-838 Oral Medicine I 1
      Total Semester Hours 26.5
2 Spring CLNDM-811 Early Clinics IV 3
    FXPRO-807 Fixed Prosthodontics III 2.5
    FXPRO-808 Fixed Prosthodontics IV 1
    GENDT-830 Operative II 4
    GENDT-888 Preclinical Restorative Competency 1
    OMFS-801 Oral Surgery I 1
    OMFS-805 Comp. Control of Pain/Anxiety Dentistry 1
    PCOL-621 Pharmacology 4
    PEDOR-805 Pediatric Dentistry II 1
    PEDOR-821 Orthodontics II 2
    RMPRO-813 Complete Dentures II 1.5
    RMPRO-835 Removable Partial Pros 3.5
    STOMA-623 General & Systemic Pathology 5
    STOMA-907 Oral Medicine II 1
      Total Semester Hours 31.5
3 Summer CLNDM-812* Junior Clinics 6
    CLNDM-815 Jr. Treatment Plan Clinic 1
    CLNDM-890 Orientation to Clinics 1
    CLNDM-896 Junior Attendance I 2
    GENDT-891 Technical Assessment I 1
    OMFS-806 Clinical Pathopsys of Com Med Cond .5
    OMFS-810 Physical Diagnosis 1
    PEDOR-825 Pediatric/Orthodontic Lab 2
    PROS-821 Implant Prosthodontics II 1.5
    STOMA-804 Periodontics III 1
      Total Semester Hours 17.5
3 Fall CLNDM-813** Junior Clinics 13.5
    CLNDM-816 Jr. Treatment Plan Clinic II 1
    CLNDM-830 Continued Quality Improvement 1.5
    CLNDM-897 Junior Attendance II 3
    ENDO-813 Endo Special Topics 1
    PEDOR-815 Pediatric Dentistry III 1
    OHS-823 Clinical Genetics 1
    STOMA-805 Periodontics IV 1
    STOMA-839 Oral Pathology I 3
    CLNDM-874 Oral Rehab Clin Experience I 1
      Total Semester Hours 27
3 Spring CLNDM-814*** Junior Clinics 13.5
    CLNDM-817 Jr. Treatment Plan Clinic III 1
    CLNDM-831 Continued Quality Improvement II 1.5
    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-905 Practice Management I 1
      Total Semester Hours 27
4 Summer CLNDM-823 Sr. Treatment Plan Clinic I .5
    CLNDM-850~ Senior Clinics 6.5
    CLNDM-892 Senior Attendance I 2.5
    GENDT-806 Esthetic Dentistry 1
    GENDT-891 Technical Assessment I 1
    OMFS-885 Advanced Concepts in OMFS 1
    STOMA-845 Clinical Diagnostic Conference 2
    STOMA-850 Sr. Radiology: Advanced Topics 1
    CLNDM-876 Oral Rehab Clin Experience III 1
    CLNDM-834 Cont. Quality Improvement V 1.5
      Total Semester Hours 18.5
4 Fall CLNDM-824 Sr. Treatment Plan Clinic II .5
    CLNDM-832 Continued Quality Improvement III 1.5
    CLNDM-851« Senior Clinics 12
    CLNDM-893 Senior Attendance II 4
    GENDT-892 Technical Assessment II 1
    MATSC-805 Dental Materials II 1.5
    STOMA-855 Advanced Treatment Planning 2.5
    STOMA-906 Practice Management II 1
    CLNDM-877 Oral Rehab Clin Experience IV 1
      Total Semester Hours 24.5
4 Spring CLNDM-825 Sr. Treatment Plan Clinic III .5
    CLNDM-833 Continued Quality Improvement IV 1.5
    CLNDM-841 Hospital Rotation in Oral Surgery 1
    CLNDM-845 Oral Surgery Rotation 3
    CLNDM-852+ Senior Clinics 12
    CLNDM-872 Oral Diagnosis Rotation 3
    CLNDM-880 Oral Head & Neck Cancer Clinical .5
    CLNDM-882 Cultural Competency Capstone .5
    CLNDM-894 Senior Attendance III 3
    CLNDM-901 Coastal Center Rotation .5
    CLNDM-904 Our Lady of Mercy .5
    CLNDM-905 Horry Georgetown Rotation .5
    CLNDM-997 East Cooper Community Outreach .5
    CLNDM-998 Greenville Tech Rotation 2.5
      Total Semester Hours 30
      Total Credit Hours 257.5

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

**Junior Clinics: CLNDM-813A, 813B, 813C, 813D, 813E, 813F, 813I, 813J, 813K

***Junior Clinics: CLNDM-814A, 814B, 814C, 814D, 814E, 814F, 814I, 814J, 814K

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

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


+Senior Clinics: CLNDM-852A, 852B, 852C, 852E, 852F, 852J, 852I