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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 Tx Partially Dentate - Fxd Partial Pros - Lecture 1
PROS:8241 Tx Partially Dentate - Fxd Partial Pros -Patient Sim 1
PROS:8242 Tx Partially Dentate - Implant Pros - Lecture 1
PROS:8243 Tx Partially Dentate - Implant Pros -Patient Sim 1
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:8244 Tx Partially Dentate - Removable Partial Pros - Lect. 1
PROS:8245 Tx Partially Dentate - Removable Partial Pros -Patient Sim 1
PROS:8246 Edent - Removable Pros Lect. 1
PROS:8247 Edent - Removable Pros Patient Sim 1
PROS:8250 Clinical Readiness in Prosthodontics 1
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 31
First Year Total 46


Summer Session

Course # Title Semester Hours
DENT:8200 Second-Year Continuing Session 0 or 12



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.