DDS Curriculum

First-year curriculum

Biomedical Sciences

Structure of Cells, Tissues and Organs
Infection and Host Response, Cell Physiology
Organ Systems and Human Pathophysiology

Dental Sciences

Oral Structure and Development
Etiology and Risk Factors in Dental Disease

Patient-Centered Care

Introduction to comprehensive care I, II and III

Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences

Morphology, Restorative Techniques and Biomaterials Science I and II
Biomaterials Science and Cast Restorations

Scientific Methods

Foundations in Scientific Inquiry
Professional and Community Oral Health Issues (two terms)

Second-year curriculum

Biomedical Sciences

Organ Systems and Human Pathophysiology
Oral Pathology

Dental Sciences

Fundamentals of Risk Assessment, Therapy, and Prevention (two terms)
Orofacial Pain: Foundations for Diagnosis and Treatment
Craniomandibular Neuromuscular Function and Dysfunction

Patient-Centered Care

Comprehensive Care (three terms)

Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences

Removable Partial Dentures and Advanced Restorative Techniques
Complete Dentures, Endodontics and Advanced Restorative Techniques
Complete Dentures, Fixed Partial
Dentures and Endodontics

Third-year curriculum

Patient-Centered Care

Clinical Endodontics (four terms)
Clinical Removable Prosthodontics (four terms)
Clinical Oral Surgery (four terms)
Clinical Foundations of General Dentistry (four terms)
Clinical Orthodontics (two terms)
Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (three terms)
Clinical Oral Medicine Rotation (four terms)
Management and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases (four terms)
Patient-Centered Care Clinic (four terms)
Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants (four terms)
Community Clinics Externship (two terms)

Fourth-year curriculum

Patient-Centered Care

Clinical Endodontics (four terms)
Clinical Removable Prosthodontics (four terms)
Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation (four terms)
Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (one term)
Management and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases (four terms)
Integrated General Dentistry (four terms)
Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants (four terms)
Community Clinics Externship (three terms)
Patient-Centered Care Clinic (four terms)