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D.D.S. Program

Second Year Schedule of Courses


First Semester

Course # Title Semester Hours
MICR 8230 Dental Microbiology 3
PATH 8133 Introduction to Human Pathology 4
PROS 8240 Fixed Prosthodontic Lecture I 2
PROS 8241 Fixed Prosthodontic Patient Simulation I 2
OMFS 8230 Basic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2
ORDN 8215 Growth and Development 1
PERI 8230 Periodontic Methods II 1
Semester Total 15


Second Semester

Course # Title Semester Hours
PCOL 8240 Basic Pharmacology for Dental Students 3
OPER 8240 Operative Dentistry II (all year) 1
OPER 8241 Operative Dentistry II Clinic (all year) 3
OPER 8242 Esthetic Dentistry 1
ENDO 8240 Endodontic Preclinical Didactic 1
ENDO 8241 Endodontic Preclinical Laboratory 1
PROS 8242 Fixed Prosthodontic Lec II & Rem Part Dent Lec  2
PROS 8243 Fixed Prosthodontic Lab & Rem Part Dent Lab   2
PROS 8246 Introduction to Implant Dentistry 2
OPRM 8235 Oral Pathology 4
OPRM 8245 Intro. to Clinical Oral Radiology (all year) 1
OMFS 8245 Anesthesia and Pain Control II 1
ORDN 8235 Orthodontic Laboratory 1
ORDN 8236 Orthodontic Treatment 1
PEDO 8240 Pediatric Dentistry Diagnosis and Treatment 3
PCD 8245 Clinical Preventive Dentistry (all year) 2
DENT 8219 Experiential Learning II (all year) 3
Semester Total 32
Second Year Total 47


Summer Session

Course # Title Semester Hours
DENT 8200 Second-Year Continuing Session 0 or 15



Course # Title Semester Hours
DENT 8500 Dental Student Research Honors Program arr.


senior dental students during implant classSecond-year students enrolled in the dental curriculum attend classes for ten to eleven months, including a six-week summer session. Course work during the second year of study continues with the integration of the basic sciences with preclinical and clinical disciplines. The basic sciences include, microbiology, pathology, and pharmacology. Students also study topics specific to dentistry, such as principles of anesthesia and pain control, operative dentistry, fixed & removable prosthodontics facial growth and development, preventive dentistry, and start their preclinical courses in oral radiology, endodontics, orthodontics, and pediatrics. The second-year program includes additional patient-treatment experiences in the dental clinics.

Students make extensive use of the College of Dentistry's advanced teaching facilities. In their classes, they learn procedures on simulator units that help smooth the transition from classroom to clinic. Each of the 80+ units in the college&'s Simulation Clinic features a mannequin positioned like a reclining patient and a monitor where demonstrations and other images are broadcast. After class, students master techniques in a bench laboratory or peruse electronic learning resources in self-guided study.

A computer laboratory and satellite workstations at several sites within the building give students access to computer equipment as well as laser printers. Most of the computers are connected to the college network, with its resident software and instruction packages. The computers also are connected to the University's campus-wide network, which lets students access the University Libraries' online catalog, Internet, health sciences databases such as Medline, and many other electronic resources.