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.

*Advanced Standing Statement: Holding a dental degree from a foreign institution and having passed National Dental Board Exams Part I and II, will exempt students from courses that are taken in the year 1 and year 2 of the DDS degree.

Required Courses by Level and Quarter

*Courses without corresponding units are multiple-quarter courses with the grade awarded in the final quarter.

First-Year DDS

Course #

Course Title

Course Director

Units

Fall Quarter

PCC 111

Principles of Interprofessional Practice I

Hyde

*

BMS 116

Structure of Cells, Tissues, and Organs

McMaster

8

PRDS 116

Morphology, Restorative Techniques & Biomaterials

Graham

4

Sci Meth 117

Foundations of Scientific Inquiry

Gansky

2

PCC 117

Introduction to Comprehensive Care I

Essex

2

Winter Quarter

PCC 111

Principles of Interprofessional Practice I

Hyde

*

BMS 117

Infection and Host Response; Cell Physiology

Joyce

6.5

Dent Sci 116

Oral Structure and Development

Ryder

2

PRDS 117

Restorative Technique, Crown & Bridge & Biomaterials I

Graham

5.5

PCC 118

Introduction to Comprehensive Care II

Essex

2

Sci Meth 118

Professional and Community Oral Health Issues

Chung

*

Spring Quarter

PCC 111

Principles of Interprofessional Practice I

Hyde

0.5

BMS 118

Organ Systems and Human Pathophysiology

McMaster

9

Dent Sci 117

Etiologies and Risk Factors in Dental Diseases

Ryder

2

PCC 119

Introduction to Comprehensive Care III

Essex

2

Sci Meth 118

Professional and Community Oral Health Issues

Chung

2.5

PRDS 118

Restorative Technique, Crown & Bridge & Biomaterials II

Graham

4.5

Second-Year DDS

Course #

Course Title

Course Director

Units

Fall Quarter

PCC 112

Principles of Interprofessional Practice II

Hyde

*

BMS 126

Organ Systems and Human Pathophysiology II

McMaster

5

PRDS 126

Removable Partial Dentures, Crown & Bridge & Operative

Dellinges

6

Dent Sci 125

Fundamentals of Risk Assessment, Therapy, and Prevention I

Ryder

2

Dent Sci 127

Orofacial Pain: Foundations for Diagnosis and Treatment

Perkins

2

PCC 129

Introduction to Comprehensive Care IV

White

*

Winter Quarter

BMS 127

Oral Pathology

Jordan

2

Dent Sci 126

Fundamentals of Risk Assessment, Therapy, and Prevention II

Ryder

2

PRDS 127

Complete Dentures, Endodontics & Adv Restorative Technique

Dellinges

7

PCC 129

Introduction to Comprehensive Care IV

White

*

Spring Quarter

Dent Sci 128

Oral Physiology, Orofacial Pain, and TMD

McNeill

4

PRDS 128

Complete Denture, Fixed Partial Dentures & Endodontics

Nayyar

11.5

PCC 129

Introduction to Comprehensive Care IV

White

12

Third-Year DDS

Course #

Course Title

Course Director

Units

Summer Quarter

PCC 107A

Clinical Endodontics I

Schroeder

*

PCC 108A

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics I

Setia

*

PCC 109A

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation I

Perkins

*

PCC 131

Foundations in General Dentistry I

Anderson-Lin

4.5

PCC 135A

Clinical Orthodontic Rotation

Oberoi

*

PCC 137AD

Clinical Oral Medicine Rotation

Ramos

*

PCC 138A

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I

Rajendran

*

PCC 139A

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry I

Le

*

PCC 147A

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants I

Hastings

*

Fall Quarter

PCC 107A

Clinical Endodontics I

Schroeder

*

PCC 108A

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics I

Setia

*

PCC 109A

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation I

Perkins

*

PCC 132

Foundations in General Dentistry II

Anderson-Lin

4.5

PCC 135A

Clinical Orthodontic Rotation

Oberoi

0.5

PCC 136A

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation I

Lin

*

PCC 137AD

Clinical Oral Medicine Rotation

Ramos

*

PCC 138A

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I

Rajendran

*

PCC 139A

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry I

Le

*

PCC 147A

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants I

Hastings

*

Winter Quarter

PCC 107A

Clinical Endodontics I

Schroeder

*

PCC 108A

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics I

Setia

*

PCC 109A

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation I

Perkins

*

PCC 112

Principles of Interprofessional Practice II

Hyde

*

PCC 133

Foundations in General Dentistry III

Anderson-Lin

4.5

PCC 136A

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation I

Lin

*

PCC 137AD

Clinical Oral Medicine Rotation

Ramos

*

PCC 138A

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I

Rajendran

*

PCC 139A

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry I

Le

*

PCC 147A

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants I

Hastings

*

PCC 148A

Community Clinics Externship Course I

Hyde

*

Spring Quarter

PCC 107A

Clinical Endodontics I

Schroeder

3

PCC 108A

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics I

Setia

2

PCC 109A

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation I

Perkins

2.5

PCC 112

Principles of Interprofessional Practice II

Hyde

0.5

PCC 134

Foundations in General Dentistry IV

Anderson-Lin

4.5

PCC 136A

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation I

Lin

2.5

PCC 137AD

Clinical Oral Medicine Rotation

Ramos

1

PCC 138A

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I

Rajendran

4.5

PCC 139A

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry I

Le

18.5

PCC 147A

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants I

Hastings

4.5

PCC 148A

Community Clinics Externship Course I

Hyde

3.5

Fourth-Year DDS

Course #

Course Title

Course Director

Units

Summer Quarter

PCC 107CD

Clinical Endodontics II

Schroeder

*

PCC 108CD

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II

Setia

*

PCC 109C

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation II

Perkins

*

PCC 136C

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation II

Lin

1

PCC 138CD

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases II

Rajendran

*

PCC 146

Advanced General Dentistry

Centore

*

PCC 147CD

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants II

Hastings

*

PCC 148C

Community Clinics Externship Course II

Assael

*

PCC 149C

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry II

Harris/Le

*

Fall Quarter

PCC 107CD

Clinical Endodontics II

Schroeder

*

PCC 108CD

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II

Setia

*

PCC 109C

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation II

Perkins

*

PCC 138CD

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases II

Rajendran

*

PCC 146

Advanced General Dentistry

Centore

*

PCC 147CD

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants II

Hastings

*

PCC 148C

Community Clinics Externship Course II

Assael

*

PCC 149C

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry II

Harris/Le

*

Winter Quarter

PCC 107CD

Clinical Endodontics II

Schroeder

*

PCC 108CD

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II

Setia

*

PCC 109C

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation II

Perkins

*

PCC 138CD

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases II

Rajendran

*

PCC 146

Advanced General Dentistry

Centore

*

PCC 147CD

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants II

Hastings

*

PCC 148C

Community Clinics Externship Course II

Assael

7.5

PCC 149C

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry II

Harris/Le

*

Spring Quarter

PCC 107CD

Clinical Endodontics II

Schroeder

2

PCC 108CD

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II

Setia

4

PCC 109C

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation II

Perkins

4.5

PCC 138CD

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases II

Rajendran

2

PCC 146

Advanced General Dentistry

Centore

4.5

PCC 147CD

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants II

Hastings

4.5

PCC 149C

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry II

Harris/Le

26

Third-Year IDP

Course #

Course Title

Course Director

Units

Summer Quarter

PRDS 106

Removable & Fixed Prosthodontics, Restorative & Endodontics

Nayyar

15

PCC 131

Foundations in General Dentistry I

Anderson-Lin

4.5

PCC 138B

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I

Rajendran

*

PCC 139B

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry I

Singh

*

Fall Quarter

PCC 113

Principles of Interprofessional Practice I

Hyde

*

PRDS 104

Introductory Biomaterials Science

Habelitz

2

Sci Meth 117

Foundations in Scientific Inquiry

Gansky

2

Dent Sci 125

Fundamentals of Risk Assessment, Therapy, and Prevention I

Ryder

2

PCC 132

Foundations in General Dentistry II

Anderson-Lin

4.5

PCC 107B

Clinical Endodontics I

Schroeder

*

PCC 108B

Clinical Removable Prosthodonitcs I

Setia

*

PCC 109B

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation I

Perkins

*

PCC 136B

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation I

Lin

*

PCC 138B

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I

Rajendran

*

PCC 139B

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry I

Singh

*

PCC 147B

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants I

Hastings

*

Winter Quarter

PCC 113

Principles of Interprofessional Practice I

Hyde

*

BMS 127

Oral Pathology

Jordan

2

PCC 133

Foundations in General Dentistry III

Anderson-Lin

4.5

PCC 107B

Clinical Endodontics I

Schroeder

*

PCC 108B

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics I

Setia

*

PCC 109B

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation I

Perkins

*

PCC 135B

Clinical Orthodontic Rotation

Oberoi

0.5

PCC 136B

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation I

Lin

*

PCC 138B

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I

Rajendran

*

PCC 139B

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry I

Singh

*

PCC 147B

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants I

Hastings

*

Spring Quarter

PCC 113

Principles of Interprofessional Practice I

Hyde

0.5

PCC 134

Foundations in General Dentistry IV

Anderson-Lin

4.5

PCC 107B

Clinical Endodontics I

Schroeder

2

PCC 108B

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics I

Setia

2

PCC 109B

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation I

Perkins

1

PCC 136B

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation I

Lin

2

PCC 138B

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I

Rajendran

0.5

PCC 139B

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry I

Singh

14.5

PCC 147B

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants I

Hastings

4.5

Fourth-Year IDP

Course #

Course Title

Course Director

Units

Summer Quarter

PCC 146

Advanced General Dentistry

Centore

*

PCC 107CD

Clinical Endodontics II

Schroeder

*

PCC 108CD

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II

Setia

*

PCC 109D

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation II

Perkins

*

PCC 136D

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation II

Lin

*

PCC 137AD

Clinical Oral Medicine Rotation

Ramos

*

PCC 138CD

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases II

Rajendran

*

PCC 147CD

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants II

Hastings

*

PCC 149D

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry II

Singh

*

Fall Quarter

PCC 114

Principles of Interprofessional Practice II

Hyde

*

PCC 146

Advanced General Dentistry

Centore

*

PCC 107CD

Clinical Endodontics II

Schroeder

*

PCC 108CD

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II

Setia

*

PCC 109D

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation II

Perkins

*

PCC 136D

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation II

Lin

*

PCC 137AD

Clinical Oral Medicine Rotation

Ramos

*

PCC 138CD

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases II

Rajendran

*

PCC 147CD

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants II

Hastings

*

PCC 149D

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry II

Singh

*

Winter Quarter

PCC 114

Principles of Interprofessional Practice II

Hyde

*

PCC 146

Advanced General Dentistry

Centore

*

PCC 107CD

Clinical Endodontics II

Schroeder

*

PCC 108CD

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II

Setia

*

PCC 109D

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation II

Perkins

*

PCC 136D

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation II

Lin

*

PCC 137AD

Clinical Oral Medicine Rotation

Ramos

*

PCC 138CD

Management & Trreatment of Periodontal Diseases II

Rajendran

*

PCC 147CD

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants II

Hastings

*

PCC 149D

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry II

Singh

*

Spring Quarter

PCC 114

Principles of Interprofessional Practice II

Hyde

0.5

PCC 146

Advanced General Dentistry

Centore

4.5

PCC 107CD

Clinical Endodontics II

Schroeder

2

PCC 108CD

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II

Setia

4

PCC 109D

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation II

Perkins

5

PCC 136D

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation II

Lin

1.5

PCC 137AD

Clinical Oral Medicine Rotation

Ramos

1

PCC 138CD

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases II

Rajendran

2

PCC 147CD

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants II

Hastings

4.5

PCC 149D

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry II

Singh

31

Required Courses by Discipline

*Indicates quarter when final grade is awarded in multi-quarter courses.
**PCC 112 is taken in Fall of the D2 year and in Winter and Spring of the D3 year with the final grade awarded in Spring of D3

Biomedical Sciences

Year Group

Course #

Course Title

Course Director

Units

Quarter(s)

D1

BMS 116

Structure of Cells, Tissues, and Organs

McMaster

8

Fall

D1

BMS 117

Infection and Host Response; Cell Physiology

Joyce

6.5

Winter

D1

BMS 118

Organ Systems and Human Pathophysiology I

McMaster

9

Spring

D2

BMS 126

Organ Systems and Human Pathophysiology II

McMaster

5

Fall

D2; IDP3

BMS 127

Oral Pathology

Jordan

2

Winter

Dental Sciences

Year Group

Course #

Course Title

Course Director

Units

Quarter(s)

D1

Dent Sci 116

Oral Structure and Development

Ryder

2

Winter

D1

Dent Sci 117

Etiologies and Risk Factors in Dental Diseases

Ryder

2

Spring

D2; IDP3

Dent Sci 125

Fundamentals of Risk Assessment, Therapy, and Prevention I

Ryder

2

Fall

D2

Dent Sci 127

Orofacial Pain: Foundations for Diagnosis and Treatment

Perkins

2

Fall

D2

Dent Sci 126

Fundamentals of Risk Assessment, Therapy, and Prevention II

Ryder

2

Winter

D2

Dent Sci 128

Oral Physiology, Orofacial Pain, and TMD

McNeill

4

Spring

Patient-Centered Care

Year Group

Course #

Course Title

Course Director

Units

Quarter(s)

D1

PCC 111

Principles of Interprofessional Practice I

Hyde

0.5

Fall, Winter, Spring*

IDP3

PCC 113

Principles of Interprofessional Practice I

Hyde

0.5

Fall, Winter, Spring*

IDP4

PCC 114

Principle of Interprofessional Practice II

Hyde

0.5

Fall, Winter, Spring*

D1

PCC 117

Introduction to Comprehensive Care I

Essex

2

Fall

D1

PCC 118

Introduction to Comprehensive Care II

Essex

2

Winter

D1

PCC 119

Introduction to Comprehensive Care III

Essex

2

Spring

D2; D3

PCC 112

Principles of Interprofessional Practice II

Hyde

0.5

D2 Fall; D3 Winter, Spring**

D2

PCC 129

Introduction to Comprehensive Care IV

White

12

Fall, Winter, Spring*

D3

PCC 107A

Clinical Endodontics I

Schroeder

3

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

IDP3

PCC 107B

Clinical Endodontics I

Schroeder

2

Fall, Winter, Spring*

D3

PCC 108A

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics I

Setia

2

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

IDP3

PCC 108B

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics I

Setia

2

Fall, Winter, Spring*

D3

PCC 109A

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation I

Perkins

2.5

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

IDP3

PCC 109B

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation I

Perkins

1

Fall, Winter, Spring*

D3; IDP3

PCC 131

Foundations in General Dentistry I

Anderson-Lin

4.5

Summer

D3; IDP3

PCC 132

Foundations in General Dentistry II

Anderson-Lin

4.5

Fall

D3; IDP3

PCC 133

Foundations in General Dentistry III

Anderson-Lin

4.5

Winter

D3; IDP3

PCC 134

Foundations in General Dentistry IV

Anderson-Lin

4.5

Spring

D3

PCC 135A

Clinical Orthodontic Rotation

Oberoi

0.5

Summer, Fall*

IPD3

PCC 135B

Clinical Orthodontic Rotation

Oberoi

1

Winter

D3

PCC 136A

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation I

Lin

2.5

Fall, Winter, Spring*

IDP3

PCC 136B

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation I

Lin

2

Fall, Winter, Spring*

D3; IDP4

PCC 137AD

Clinical Oral Medicine Rotation

Ramos

1

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

D3

PCC 138A

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I

Rajendran

4.5

Spring, Winter, Fall, Summer*

IDP3

PCC 138B

Management & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I

Rajendran

0.5

Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring*

D3

PCC 139A

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry I

Le

18.5

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

IDP3

PCC 139B

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry I

Singh

14.5

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

D3

PCC 147A

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants I

Hastings

4.5

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

IDP3

PCC 147B

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants I

Hastings

4.5

Fall, Winter, Spring*

D3

PCC 148A

Community Clinics Externship Course I

Hyde

3.5

Winter, Spring*

D4; IDP4

PCC 107CD

Clinical Endodontics II

Schroeder

2

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

D4; IDP4

PCC 108CD

Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II

Setia

4

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

D4

PCC 109C

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation II

Perkins

4.5

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

IDP4

PCC 109D

Clinical Oral Surgery Rotation II

Perkins

5

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

D4

PCC 136C

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation II

Lin

1

Summer

IDP4

PCC 136D

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Rotation II

Lin

1.5

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

D4; IDP4

PCC 138CD

Managment & Treatment of Periodontal Diseases II

Rajendran

2

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

D4; IDP4

PCC 146

Advanced General Dentistry

Centore

4.5

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

D4; IDP4

PCC 147CD

Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics and Implants II

Hastings

4.5

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

D4

PCC 148C

Community Clinics Externship Course II

Assael

7.5

Summer, Fall, Winter*

D4

PCC 149C

Comprehensive Adult General Dentistry

Harris/Le

26

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring*

IDP4

PCC 149D

Comprehensive Adult General Densitry II

Singh

31

Summer, Fall, Winter Spring*

Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences

Year Group

Course #

Course Title

Director

Units

Quarter(s)

D1

PRDS 116

Morphology, Restorative Techniques & Biomaterials

Graham

4

Fall

D1

PRDS 117

Restorative Technique, Crown & Bridge & Biomaterials I

Graham

5.5

Winter

D1

PRDS 118

Restorative Technique, Crown & Bridge & Biomaterials II

Graham

4.5

Summer

D2

PRDS 126

Removable Partial Dentures, Crown & Bridge & Operative

Dellinges

6

Fall

D2

PRDS 127

Complete Dentures, Endodontics & Adv Restorative Technique

Dellinges

7

Winter

D2

PRDS 128

Complete Dentures, Fixed Partial Dentures and Endodontics

Nayyar

11.5

Spring

IDP3

PRDS 106

Removable & Fixed Prosthodontics, Restorative & Endodontics

Nayyar

15

Summer

IDP3

PRDS 104

Introductory Biomaterials Science

Habelitz

2

Fall

Scientific Methods

Year Group

Course #

Course Title

Course Director

Units

Quarter(s)

D1; IDP3

Sci Meth 117

Foundations of Scientific Inquiry

Gansky

2

Fall

D1

Sci Meth 118

Professional and Community Oral Health Issues

Chung

2.5

Winter, Spring*