Predoctoral Dental Curriculum

The pre-doctoral curriculum is four years (or the equivalent) in length and covers the broad range of science, art and technology in contemporary dental practice. We believe all UCSF dental graduates deserve mastery in procedural and clinical skills coupled with laser-focused critical thinking to prepare them for the next steps in their career, whether clinical practice, research, academia, public sector, or some combination. Students, faculty and staff work as a team to provide scientifically based patient-centered care. We are proud to develop clinicians who graduate as competent dentists, and as men and women of science.

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Required Courses by Level and Quarter

Explore the curriculum from year one to year four, including didactic and clinical coursework.

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International Dentist Pathway Curriculum

Explore the two-year curriculum for IDP students, which joins the DDS curriculum in the third year.

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Required Courses by Stream

Explore courses by subject area, ranging from Biomedical Sciences to Patient-Centered Care.

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