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Core Course and Elective Descriptions

Year 1

DEN5010 – Interdisciplinary Service Learning I (1)

This course will provide student experience in an integrated service-learning framework.  Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to: work with an interdisciplinary team, communicate effectively, understand social and cultural factors that influence patients, function as a health information resource and work effectively within community service organizations.

DEN5013 – Foundations Of Professionalism (2)

This course provides an orientation to the new dental student and establishes the foundation for the development of an emotionally healthy and ethically competent general dentist.  The new student is oriented to a variety of studying and coping skills to maintain emotional health and productive learning and also learns the rules and regulations governing academic and professional behavior.  The student will also learn about the ethical principles impacting the dental profession and how to apply these principles to ethical dilemmas.

DEN5100C – Gross Anatomy (4)

Basic macroscopic anatomical structure and functions of the human body, with emphasis on the head and neck will be presented thorough lectures, laboratory dissections and discussion sessions.  This information serves as the foundation for understanding normal functions of the head, neck and oral structures as well as disorders related to those structures.

DEN5120C – Physiology (5)

This course provides foundation knowledge on the structure and normal function of the major body systems including the cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, gastro-intestinal, endocrine and neurological systems.  The relationship of structure to normal function is presented with emphasis on components important to a dentist as a dental patient’s case manager and to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral diseases.  In addition, this course will provide the fundamental knowledge to support the understanding and appreciation of the interrelationships of systemic and oral health.

DEN5121 – Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology (4)

Topics including structural biology, cellular organization and communication cell division, regulation of metabolic processes and gene structure and function will introduce students to aspects of advanced molecular and cellular biology and associated biochemical processes.  These topics are designed to serve as foundation knowledge for course to follow in later semesters in tissue and organ structure and function, and general pathology.

DEN5126C – Histology (2)

Basic microscopic anatomical structure and functions of the head, neck, teeth and various organ systems will be presented in lectures, microscope work, and discussion sessions.  This information serves as the foundation for understanding normal structure and functions provided in physiology as well as disorders related to those structures provided in pathology.

DEN5127 – Infectious Diseases (4)

Providing the foundation knowledge of etiologic agents responsible for infectious diseases important to the general practice of dentistry.  Oral infectious diseases are emphasized.  The course includes content on microbiology, virology, periodontology, and cariology, as well as systemic and oral diseases with both classical descriptive content and modern molecular biological aspects such as recombinant technology to create new vaccines.

DEN5210 – Developmental Biology and Psychosocial Issues over the Lifespan (3)

Developmental biological and psychosocial foundation knowledge across the life span will be presented in this course.  Focus will be placed on the basic biology of normal growth and development of the head, neck and oral tissue as well as the relevant biological and psychosocial issues associated with normal changes over the life-span that are relevant to oral health and the practice of dentistry. This course is a pre-requisite for DEN 5221C, Oral Health Management and Psychosocial Issues Over the Lifespan in semester two.

DEN5221 – Oral Health Management and Psychosocial Issues over the Lifespan (2)

This course emphasizes the management of a patient’s oral health focusing on behavioral and sociological issues across the lifespan.  It builds on previous biological and psychosocial foundation knowledge that directly impact the practice of dentistry and the achievement and maintenance of oral health inpatients.  The course includes and overview of the principles of gerontology including the biological, sociological and psychological aspects of aging, the changing demographics in the U.S. society and their implications for the dental profession.

DEN5320C – Foundations of Patient Care (1)

The principles of ergonomics, infection control, dental auxiliary utilization, interpersonal communication and Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers will be introduced to prepare the dentist for the clinical care of patients.

DEN5404C – Dental Anatomy and Stomatognathics (2)

This course acquaints the student with morphologic components of the natural dentition including essential vocabulary and details of the anatomy of teeth and the relationship of anatomic structures to caries formation and tooth restoration.

DEN5405C – Preclinical Operative Dentistry I/Biomaterials (4)

This course introduces fundamental concepts related to dental caries, its prevention, diagnosis and appropriate management.  Emphasis is also placed on the biomaterial science and clinical application of composite resin restorative materials.  Minimally invasive dentistry will be stressed, and principles of ergonomics and infection control as it relates to clinical dentistry will be introduced. The course is based on lectures and laboratory exercises in order to support the development of motor skills, self-evaluation and clinical judgment using a rational scientific basis.

 

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Year 2

DEN6001 – Introduction to Evidence-based Dental Practice (1)

This course introduces the student to evidence-based dentistry (EBD), which is the process of integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.

DEN6011 – Interdisciplinary Service Learning II (1)

This course will provide student experience in an integrated service-learning framework.  Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to: work with an interdisciplinary team, communicate effectively, understand social and cultural factors that influence patients, recognize ethical dilemmas one faces as a dental health professional, and work effectively within community service organizations.

DEN6015 – Professionalism In Patient Care and Practice Management I (1)

This course is the third in a series of courses designed to provide instruction, coach and mentor students in professionalism as they attain competency in patient care.  This course spans semesters 3 – 5 and supports the student’s progressive development in appropriate patient management skills, professionalism and integrity in the delivery of dental care, and critical thinking necessary for life-long learning.

DEN6128 – Host Defense (3)

This course covers the structure and normal function of the major body systems with emphasis on components important to a dentist as a dental patient’s case manager and to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral diseases. It also continues with the knowledge necessary to understand and appreciate the interrelationships of systemic and oral health.

DEN6213C – Fundamentals of Occlusion (3)

This course covers topics related to the knowledge of dental materials used for impression making, cast making and basic concepts of dental occlusion. The student will develop an understanding of ideal occlusion form and function.

DEN6250C – Pain and Anxiety Control in Dental Patients (1)

This course acquaints the undergraduate with the academic aspects of administration of local anesthetics, inhalation analgesia, and anxiety control.

DEN6251 – Science and Clinical Management of Dental Pain (2)

This course provides understanding of orofacial dental pain and integrates knowledge concerning the nature, mechanisms, and pharmacological treatment of pain.

DEN6260 – Oral Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics (2)

This course describes the diseases of the organ-systems that have an impact on dental therapy, the clinical pharmacology of physician prescribed drugs and drug interactions, and the clinical therapeutics for treatment of oral region disease processes.

DEN6262 – Principles of Pharmacology (2)

This course describes the basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, with an emphasis on dental applications.  Several clinical correlations are also included.

DEN6301C – Fundamentals of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (2)

The biology of radiation and radiation safety in dentistry along with radiologic techniques for procuring, exposing and developing dental films.

DEN6302C – Introduction to Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (3)

This course prepares the student to conduct a thorough history and appropriate clinical examination of an adult dental patient, make diagnostic decisions based on collected data, formulate a problem list and properly sequence treatment modalities.  The didactic and clinical components are designed to increase the integration of foundation knowledge, improve clinical thinking skills, and encourage decisions based on evidence-based principles.

DEN6350 – General Pathology (4)

General Pathology is a course that concerns the cause and the manifestations of diseases that affect the human body of relevance to dentistry.

DEN6351 – Oral Pathology (3)

Fundamentals of basic disease processes affecting the head and neck regions;  classification of disease of the oral and perioral regions according to clinical or radiographic appearance.

DEN6351C – Oral Pathology (3)

Fundamentals of basic disease processes affecting the head and neck regions;  classification of disease of the oral and perioral regions according to clinical or radiographic appearance.

DEN6407C – Preclinical Operative Dentistry II (3)

This course will involve the use of silver amalgam to treat teeth injured by decay from simple, single surface lesions to extensive lesions.

DEN6408C – Preclinical Operative Dentistry III (3)

This course focuses primarily on esthetic materials and methods of tooth restoration, direct and indirect. This course also reviews the preparation and restoration of Class II amalgams.

DEN6412C – Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics I (2)

To lay the foundation for fixed prosthodontics by using the knowledge of dental materials, jaw motion, anatomy and physiology along with the correlation and coordination of knowledge and skills from every area of dentistry.

DEN6415C – Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics II (2)

A laboratory and lecture course covering topics related to patient treatment with fixed ceramonmetal restorations.

DEN6416C – Basic Sciences Review (2)

This course provides a systematic approach to the review of the basic biomedical and anatomical sciences in preparation for entrance into the clinical education program.  The first part of the course reviews Biochemistry, Embryology, Physiology, Immunology, Microbiology and Pathology by student assessment and review.  The second part focuses on Dental Anatomy and Occlusion and this examination will be preceded by three hours of lectures.  The final part of this course is devoted to the presentation and review of advanced Head and Neck anatomy that is supported with laboratory instruction. A review of Histology is also presented.

DEN6421C – Periodontic Treatment Planning and Disease Control (2)

Review of the information on etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal disease.  Students will be introduced to data gathering, diagnosis of periodontal diseases, establishing prognoses, treatment planning and the steps in the first phase of periodontal therapy.  Skill development laboratory sessions will focus on oral hygiene skills and motivation of patients, root preparation procedures, and evaluation of phase 1 treatment.

DEN6430C – Principles of Endodontics (1)

This course is designed to teach pulp and periapical pathology, endodontic diagnosis, the treatment of teeth with various levels of pulpal involvement and the principles of non-surgical endodontic therapy.

DEN6432C – Basic Endodontic Therapy (2)

This course is designed to teach basic non-surgical endodontic procedures (access, biomechanical preparation and obturation) on extracted human teeth.

DEN6440 – Introduction to Oral Surgery (Part I) (1)

This course introduces the student to general principles and specific information which must be mastered in order to treat persons requiring dentoalveolar surgery.

DEN6460C – Prosthodontic Treatment of the Edentulous Patient (2)

Art and science of the treatment of edentulous patients.  Knowledge and techniques required to treat patients with a minimum of complications both physiological and psychological.  Knowledge and technical skills (clinical and laboratory) required in the diagnosis and treatment of edentulous patients.

DEN6502 – Prevention and Public Health Dentistry (1)

This didactic course provides a bridge between the basic science foundation and the clinical application of preventive dentistry and nutritional sciences.  It provides an overview of  preventive dentistry to assist the student in providing individualized patient oral hygiene education focused on reducing risk for oral cancers, caries, periodontal diseases and other systemic conditions.

 

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Year 3

DEN7012 – Interdisciplinary Service Learning III: Class of 2013 (1)

This course will provide student experience in an integrated service-learning framework.  Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to: work with an interdisciplinary team, communicate effectively, understand social and cultural factors that influence patients, recognize ethical dilemmas one faces as a dental health professional, and work effectively within community service organizations.

DEN7016 – Professionalism In Patient Care and Practice Management II (1)

The course introduces student dentists to basic concepts of clinical patient care.  This includes didactic material, clinical rotations, and integration into the UFCD Philosophy of Patient Care and the mechanics of patient management. Successful completion is required before advancement to the patient care portion of the program.  The goal of the course is to assist in the transition from the didactic and preclinical portion of the curriculum with the ultimate goal of developing competent dentists.  Competent dentists demonstrate appropriate patient management skills, professionalism and integrity in the delivery of dental care, and critical thinking necessary for life-long learning.

DEN7241 – Emergency and Disaster Preparedness (1)

This course provides information on bioterrorism and catastrophe response for the health care practitioner in the community and emergency preparedness / managment in the dental office.

DEN7319 – Dental Care for the Geriatric Patient (1)

This course will examine clinical topics in geriatric oral medicine, focusing on disease patterns in the elderly, and the interrelationship of multiple diseases in individual older patients.  Comprehensive patient assessment, changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics with age will be discussed and how these factors impact your dental care for the geriatric patient.

DEN7411C – Overview of Implant Dentistry (2)

Curriculum provides basic knowledge concerning biological and scientific basis for implant treatment, including patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, implant selection, implant surgery, post surgical care, implant prosthodontic procedures and maintenance protocols. Course goals include development and understanding of the history and past status of implant dentistry, scientific basis of implant-host relations, and diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment along with maintenance procedures.

DEN7413C – Removable Partial Prosthodontics: Principles & Techniques (2)

Basic principles in treating the partially edentulous patient with removable restorations.  Students will learn the physical and biomechanical characteristics of removable partial denture components, formulate designs of these restorations, materials involved in fabricating a RPD and the skills to fabricate.

DEN7417 – Orofacial Pain (1)

This course will provide the student with a review of functional anatomy related to the differential diagnosis of orofacial pain conditions. Clinical correlation and application will be achieved through lecture, laboratory, and clinical exposure regarding the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.

DEN7422C – Periodontal Surgery for the General Practitioner (1)

Objective of the course is to define the role of the contemporary general dentist in the treatment or referral or postoperative care of the periodontal patient who requires surgical therapy.

DEN7433 – Evidence-based Endodontics (1)

This course brings together the knowledge gained from previous endodontic courses. This will broaden the ability to analyze diagnostic data, identify and plan a broad scope of endodontic treatment and to relate this treatment to other disciplines utilizing an evidence-based approach utilizing critical thinking to facilitate clinical decision making.

DEN7441 – Introduction to Oral Surgery (Part II) (1)

This course introduces the student to assessment of surgery for impacted teeth, preprosthetic surgery, biopsies, and the diagnosis and treatment of odontogenic infections.

DEN7442 – Overview of Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1)

This course familiarizes the student with the procedures most commonly provided by oral and maxillofacial surgeons.  Technique is not taught; the student is made aware of procedures available to patients through referral.

DEN7443L – Hospital Dentistry-Class of 2014 (1)

A four day hospital rotation designed to orient the dental student to procedures and protocol related to hospital dentistry.

DEN7450C – Orthodontics for the General Practitioner (1)

This course is designed to teach the dental student how to identify orthodontic problems in children and adults, and how to appropriately manage these problems by referral, observation or treatment. The laboratory component of this course will prepare the student to fabricate and activate specific types of orthodontic appliances which are suitable for use in the general practice.

DEN7452C – Fundamentals of Pediatric Dentistry (3)

Treatment of the child patient as it relates to treatment planning, soft tissue evaluation, preventive dentistry, behavior management, treatment of the handicapped, child abuse, pulp treatment, trauma, oral surgery, and restorative techniques.

DEN7717 – Clinical Use of Dental Materials (1)

This course focuses on the development of the relationships between properties and composition of six categories of dental materials which are most often used in dental practice.  Each sub-objective will allow the student to describe the effect of variations in the manufacturer’s recommended manipulation procedures for a given material system on potential clinical outcome, basing the decision on the fundamental physical, chemical and mechanical properties of each specific material.

DEN7735L – Clinical Endodontics 1 (1)

The endodontic clinical curriculum is designed to create a clinician skilled with the scientific knowledge and current, state-of-the-art, techniques to adequately perform endodontic therapy in the twenty-first century.

DEN7736L – Clinical Endodontics 2 (1)

The endodontic clinical curriculum is designed to create a clinician skilled with the scientific knowledge and current, state-of-the-art, techniques to adequately perform endodontic therapy in the twenty-first century.

DEN7744L – Clinical Operative Dentistry 1 (2)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the operative dentistry preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to the prevention, management and restoration of dental caries on assigned patients.

DEN7745L – Clinical Operative Dentistry 2 (3)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the operative dentistry preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to the prevention, management and restoration of dental caries on assigned patients.

DEN7746L – Clinical Operative Dentistry 3 (3)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the operative dentistry preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to the prevention, management and restoration of dental caries on assigned patients.

DEN7761L – Oral Diagnosis/Medicine & Treatment Planning I (1)

This course provides the clinical opportunity for student dentists to develop interviewing, diagnosis and basic treatment planning skills on assigned patients.

DEN7762L – Clinical Radiology 1: Radiographic Technique- Class of 2014 (1)

The student will expose, mount, and critique radiographic surveys for assigned patients; develop appropriate judgment and reasoning to declare a radiograph clinically acceptable as outlined by “criteria of radiographic acceptability”; and demonstrate proper radiation hygiene, infection control techniques, and appropriate patient management.

DEN7805L – Clinical Oral Surgery I (2)

This course brings together the knowledge gained from previous oral surgery courses.  The student will assume a participatory assistant role in clinical oral surgery procedures and will attain competence in specific peri-operative procedures.

DEN7825L – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 1 (1)

Introductory comprehensive dental care of the pediatric dental patient.

DEN7826L – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 2 (1)

Observation of and assistance in advanced pediatric dental care in unique clinical environments.

DEN7834L – Comprehensive Periodontal Treatment 1 (2)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the periodontic preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to diagnosis and treatment of gingival and periodontal diseases and the evaluation of initial therapy and continuing supportive periodontal therapy on assigned patients.

DEN7835L – Comprehensive Periodontal Treatment 2 (3)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the periodontic preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to diagnosis and treatment of gingival and periodontal diseases and the evaluation of initial therapy and continuing supportive periodontal therapy on assigned patients.  DEN 7834 is a prerequisite course.

DEN7836L – Comprehensive Periodontal Treatment 3 (3)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the periodontic preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to diagnosis and treatment of gingival and periodontal diseases and the evaluation of initial therapy and continuing supportive periodontal therapy on assigned patients.  DEN 7835 is a prerequisite course.

DEN7845L – Clinical Prosthodontics 1 (3)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the prosthodontic preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to the restoration and replacement of missing teeth by prosthodontic techniques .  DEN 7845 is a prerequisite course.

DEN7846L – Clinical Prosthodontics 2 (3)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the prosthodontic preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to the restoration and replacement of missing teeth by prosthodontic techniques .  DEN 7845 is a prerequisite course.

DEN7961L – Clinical Examination I – Class of 2014 (1)

This course is designed to assess students critical thinking skills in treatment planning and readiness for entry into the TEAM clinical patient care groups.

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Year 4

DEN7017 – Professionalism In Patient Care and Practice Management III (1)

The course introduces student dentists to basic concepts of clinical patient care.  This includes didactic material, clinical rotations, and integration into the UFCD Philosophy of Patient Care and the mechanics of patient management. Successful completion is required before advancement to the patient care portion of the program.  The goal of the course is to assist in the transition from the didactic and preclinical portion of the curriculum with the ultimate goal of developing competent dentists.  Competent dentists demonstrate appropriate patient management skills, professionalism and integrity in the delivery of dental care, and critical thinking necessary for life-long learning.

DEN7766L – Oral Diagnosis/Medicine & Treatment Planning 2 (1)

This course provides the clinical opportunity for student dentists to develop interviewing, diagnosis and basic treatment planning skills on assigned patients.

DEN8018 – Professionalism In Patient Care and Practice Management IV (1)

The course introduces student dentists to basic concepts of clinical patient care.  This includes didactic material, clinical rotations, and integration into the UFCD Philosophy of Patient Care and the mechanics of patient management. Successful completion is required before advancement to the patient care portion of the program.  The goal of the course is to assist in the transition from the didactic and preclinical portion of the curriculum with the ultimate goal of developing competent dentists.  Competent dentists demonstrate appropriate patient management skills, professionalism and integrity in the delivery of dental care, and critical thinking necessary for life-long learning.

DEN8019 – Interdisciplinary Service Learning IV (0)

This course will provide student experience in an integrated service-learning framework.  Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to: work with an interdisciplinary team, communicate effectively, understand social and cultural factors that influence patients, recognize ethical dilemmas one faces as a dental health professional, and work effectively within community service organizations.

DEN8263 – Advanced Oral Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology (1)

This course is designed to enhance students’ competency in assessment and management of medically complex patients.  Using a case-based approach, student will independently assess the medical and dental aspects of selected patients, review medications, potential drug interactions and generate mock prescriptions. Competency assessment will include student presentations of case reviews to peers and faculty group leaders.  This advanced course builds on foundation knowledge gained from courses DEN6262, Principles of Pharmacology, and DEN6260, Oral Medicine.

DEN8303 – Advanced Radiologic Interpretation (1)

The series of topics on radiographic diagnosis is designed to reinforce the concept that radiographic data assists in the assignment of patient abnormalities into general categories of conditions: developmental, trauma, inflammation, and neoplasia. This method should help you develop differential diagnostic impressions when conditions other than caries and periodontitis are present.

DEN8321 – Dental Practice Management (2)

Changes in economic factors, the delivery system, payment processes and the demand for dental care within different segments of the population require future dentists to develop effective management and business skills.  This course focuses on six fundamental areas of management necessary for successful dental practice.

DEN8352 – Advanced Differential Diagnosis (1)

Comprehensive oral diagnostic science subject matter requiring problem-solving strategies; integration of oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology disciplines.

DEN8423 – Periodontics in General Practice (1)

Objective of the course is to provide the student with a comprehensive approach to the practice of periodontics as a general practitioner, stressing inter- and multidisciplinary treatment of complex cases.

DEN8462 – Advanced Topics in Prosthodontics (1)

Advanced information and treatment modalities for complete and partially edentulous patients with special problems.  Concepts and theories such as resilient liners, implants, cast gold occlusal surfaces, cast metal base dentures; also an introduction to maxillofacial prosthetics and management of patients with palatal anomalies.

DEN8708L – Community Dentistry I (2)

Application of principles of community dentistry, management, interpersonal relations, communications, prevention, professionalism, and decision making in the clinical care of patients at both the parent institutions and extramural sites. This clinical course emphasizes the integration of knowledge and skills necessary to practice dentistry effectively and efficiently.

DEN8709L – Community Dentistry II (2)

Application of principles of community dentistry, management, interpersonal relations, communications, prevention, professionalism, and decision making in the clinical care of patients at both the parent institutions and extramural sites. This clinical course emphasizes the integration of knowledge and skills necessary to practice dentistry effectively and efficiently.

DEN8710L – Community Dentistry III (2)

Application of principles of community dentistry, management, interpersonal relations, communications, prevention, professionalism, and decision making in the clinical care of patients at both the parent institutions and extramural sites. This clinical course emphasizes the integration of knowledge and skills necessary to practice dentistry effectively and efficiently.

DEN8737L – Clinical Endodontics 3 (1)

The endodontic clinical curriculum is designed to create a clinician skilled with the scientific knowledge and current, state-of-the-art, techniques to adequately perform endodontic therapy in the twenty-first century.

DEN8738L – Clinical Endodontics 4 (1)

The endodontic clinical curriculum is designed to create a clinician skilled with the scientific knowledge and current, state-of-the-art, techniques to adequately perform endodontic therapy in the twenty-first century.

DEN8739L – Clinical Endodontics 5 (Class of 2013) (1)

The endodontic clinical curriculum is designed to create a clinician skilled with the scientific knowledge and current, state-of-the-art, techniques to adequately perform endodontic therapy in the twenty-first century.

DEN8747L – Clinical Operative Dentistry 4 (3)

This course builds upon the application of foundation knowledge in operative dentistry to a more advanced student and enhances performance skills in the continuing development and demonstration of competency in this discipline.

DEN8748L – Clinical Operative Dentistry 5 (3)

This course builds upon the application of foundation knowledge in operative dentistry to a more advanced student and enhances performance skills in the continuing development and demonstration of competency in this discipline.

DEN8749L – Clinical Operative Dentistry 6 (2)

This course builds upon the application of foundation knowledge in operative dentistry to a more advanced student and enhances performance skills in the continuing development and demonstration of competency in this discipline.

DEN8765L – Clinical Radiology 2: Radiographic Interpretation – Class of 2014 (1)

The student will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of radiologic normal anatomy; complete a radiologic interpretation/consult on all baseline radiologic surveys including a description of any observed abnormality(s) of the dentition, supporting structures, the temporomandibular joints, and the paranasal sinuses concluding with a differential diagnosis/impression when appropriate.

DEN8767L – Clinical Oncology and Oral Pathology – Class of 2013 (1)

The student will become familiar with specialized oral care for cancer patients, attend head and neck tumor conferences and demonstrate recognition and management of oral pathologic diseases.

DEN8768L – Oral Diagnosis/Medicine & Treatment Planning 3 (1)

This course provides the clinical opportunity for student dentists to develop interviewing, diagnosis and basic treatment planning skills on assigned patients.

DEN8809L – Advanced Oral Surgery (2)

This course applies the knowledge gained from previous clinical and didactic courses.  The student will learn to perform oral surgery within the scope of general dental practice, obtain hospital orientation, and manage dental emergencies.

DEN8827L – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 3 (1)

Intermediate comprehensive dental care of the pediatric dental patient.

DEN8828L – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 4 (1)

Advanced comprehensive dental care of the pediatric dental patient.

DEN8837L – Comprehensive Periodontal Treatment 4 (3)

This course builds upon the application of foundation knowledge in periodontics to a more advanced student and enhances performance skills in the continuing development and demonstration of competency in this discipline.

DEN8838L – Comprehensive Periodontal Treatment 5 (3)

This course builds upon the application of foundation knowledge in periodontics to a more advanced student and enhances performance skills in the continuing development and demonstration of competency in this discipline.   DEN 8837 is a prerequisite course.

DEN8839L – Comprehensive Periodontal Treatment 6 (2)

This course builds upon the application of foundation knowledge in periodontics to a more advanced student and enhances performance skills in the continuing development and demonstration of competency in this discipline.   DEN 8838 is a prerequisite course.  Upon completion of this course, all required clinical competencies will be successfully completed in periodontics.

DEN8857L – Clinical Prosthodontics 3 (3)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the prosthodontic preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to the restoration and replacement of missing teeth by prosthodontic techniques .  DEN 7845 is a prerequisite course.

DEN8858L – Clinical Prosthodontics 4 (4)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the prosthodontic preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to the restoration and replacement of missing teeth by prosthodontic techniques .  DEN 7845 is a prerequisite course.

DEN8859L – Clinical Prosthodontics 5 (3)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the prosthodontic preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to the restoration and replacement of missing teeth by prosthodontic techniques .  DEN 7845 is a prerequisite course.

DEN8960L – Clinical Examination 2 – Class of 2012 (1)

This examination is a 2.5-day written, laboratory and clinical examination involving laboratory and patient examinations and  a written examination of the Florida State dental laws and rules.

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Electives

DEN8290 (10004) Dental Externship

Semester: Summer-Spring
Student level: 3DN, 4DN
Credit: 1

DEN8290 (10002) Using IT to Support Teaching and Learning

Semester: all
Student level: 1DN-4DN
Credits: 1-3

DEN8290 (varies) Independent Study in Dentistry

Semester: Any
Student Level: all
Credits: varies
The goal of this elective is to provide the opportunity for students that are retracked to conduct independent study in dentistry.

DEN8290 (10005) Discussion of Research Interests

Semester: all
Credit: 1/yr.
The goal of this course is to provide a venue in which dental students can be exposed to COD research programs and Principle Investigators interested in mentoring dental students through a research experience. In addtion, the goal of this course is provide a venue for dental students already involved in research in the COD as well as those with research interests to discuss their research and/or interests in an informal setting. The final goal of this course is to help establish a dental student research community.

DEN8290 (10006) Oral Health Advocacy

Semester: Spring
Student Level: 3DN, 4DN
Credit: 2
The goal of this elective elective course is to prepare the Student Dentist in understanding and affecting the processes involved in legislation that affects the profession of Dentistry.

 

Department of Endodontics

DEN8290 (10400) Research in Endodontics

Semester: varies
Credit: 1-3
Conduct research with a faculty mentor in this discipline.

DEN8290 (10210) Teaching Experience in Dental Anatomy

Semester: Fall
Student Level: 4DN
Credits: 3
This elective provides hands-on teaching experience for a senior dental student in laboratory instruction in the dental anatomy course taught in the fall semester. The experience will include supervision of freshmen dental students in waxing and drawing exercises in the laboratory setting and may include experience grading quizzes, monitoring laboratory examinations and assisting with remedial projects assigned to students. Attendance at lectures and laboratory sessions in the course is expected.

 

DEN8290 (10200) Research in Community Dentistry

Semester: varies
Credit: 1-3
Conduct research with a faculty mentor in this discipline.

 

Department of Operative Dentistry

DEN8290 (10201) Research in Operative Dentistry

Semester: varies
Credit: 1-3
Conduct research with a faculty mentor in this discipline.

DEN8290 (10503) Interdiscplinary Aspects of General Dentistry

Semester: Spring
Student Level: 4DN
Credit: 1 + 1
The purpose of this elective is to expose the student to procedures that will become a part of daily practice for the General Dentist.

DEN8290 (2C26) Spanish in Dentistry

Semester: all
Student Level: all
Credit: 1
The goal of this interactive language course is three-fold: to help students understand various language barriers that may occur with Hispanic patients and their effect on the dental practice; to identify and appreciate cultural differences; to have an expanded knowledge and understanding of Spanish terminology commonly used in the dental office.

DEN8290 (15A6) Operative Skill Development

Semester: Spring
Student Level: 2DN
Credit: 1
The goal of this elective is to assist the learner in creating a portfolio of work products that demonstrate significant practice and execution of operative preparations that will be expected for successful completion of DEN 7961 Clinical Examination I and in patient care in the TEAM program.

 

Department of Oral Biology

DEN8290 (10100) Research in Oral Biology Level I

Semester: varies
Student level:
Credits: 1-3
Students will have the opportunity to perform state-of-the-art basic molecular, genetic and cellular research in the areas of oral microbiology, immunology, pathogen-host interactions with a focus on dental caries and periodontal diseases, or autoimmunity.

DEN8290 (10112) Research in Oral Biology Level II

Semester:
Student level:
Credits: 1-3
Students will have the opportunity to combine clinical with laboratory research in the performance of state-of-the-art work on biomedical problems in the areas of oral microbiology, immunology, pathogen-host interactions, or autoimmunity. The clinical focus of these studies will normally be on the oral infectious diseases (i.e., dental caries and periodontal diseases), oral vaccines or Sjogren’s syndrome and type 1 diabetes. However, studies in other related biomedical problems will be considered.

 

Department of Oral Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences

DEN8290 (10800) Research in Oral Surgery

Semester: varies
Credit: 1-3
Conduct research with a faculty mentor in this discipline.

DEN8290 (11600) Research in Oral Medicine

Semester: varies
Credit: 1-3
Conduct research with a faculty mentor in this discipline.

DEN8290 (11603) Oral Medicine / Pathology Clinical Observation

Semester: Fall (sem 4) – Spring (sem 11)
Credit: 1
The goal of this elective course is to expand knowledge and skills in diagnosing and managing patients with oral and systemic disease via shadowing faculty in the Oral Medicine Clinic.

DEN8290 (11603) Advanced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Seminar

Semester: (Spring, Fall, Summer for one academic year)
Student level: 3DN
Credits: 3 credits (1 per semester)
Maximum students: 15
Students will attend a weekly Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery conference on Tuesday, from 7 am to 8 am to discuss pre-treatment planning, surgical care and post-operative care of complex surgical cases encompassing the full scope of the specialty which require treatment in the operating room. Included in the discussion is management of the medically compromised patient, anesthesia, pharmacology, pathology, and morbidity. Participants include the OMS faculty and OMS residents. Power point presentations, radiographs, CT scans, and other diagnostic information are included in the presentations. A seminar format, with questions and answers, is utilized. Dental students interested in OMS are encouraged to attend the weekly conference and participate in the discussions.

 

Department of Orthodontics

DEN8290 (10702) Clinical Orthodontics

Semester: Spring (sem 8) – Fall (sem 10)
Credit: 3
The goal of this elective is to provide an in depth experience for individuals who are interested in further pursuing their orthodontic knowledge in the clinic.

 

DEN8290 (11000) Research in Orthodontics

Semester: Spring, Fall, Summer
Student level: 2, 3, 4DN
Credits: 1-3
This elective is for those students interested in pursuing either clinical or basic science research in orthodontics. Students will have the opportunity to perform research in the following areas: state-of-the-art basic bone biology as related to tooth movement, clinical orthodontic results, muscle physiology, and pain receptors. The elective is open all year around and the student needs to contact me in order to discuss his or her interests and to identify a research project that s/he will be motivated to perform.

 

Department of Pediatric Dentistry

DEN8290 (10900) Supervised Research in Pediatric Dentistry

Semester: Spring, Fall, Summer
Student level:
Credits: 1-3
The goal of this elective is to prepare students interested in pursuing a career in Pediatric Dentistry. The elective is open all year around and the student needs to contact me in order to discuss his interests and to identify a research project that s/he will be motivated to perform.

DEN8290 (10910) – Resident Seminar

Semester: Fall, Spring
Student level: 4DN
Credits: 1
Students attend five (5) seminars scheduled on Friday mornings from 10-noon. A list of titles and corresponding lecturers will be posted on the bulletin board outside D9-39. These seminars include faculty or guest presentations and case presentations and literature reviews by the residents. Students are required to sign an attendance sheet to verify their presence at the seminars.

DEN8290 (11002) Craniofacial Anomalies

Semester: Fall (even years)
Student level: 4DN
Credits: 2
The goal of this elective is to provide students with exposure to the clinical management of patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomolies.

DEN8290 (11003) Hospital Dentistry in Pediatric Dentistry

Semester: Fall (sem 7) Spring (sem 8); Fall (sem 10) – Spring (sem 11)
Student Level: 3DN, 4DN
Credits: 2
The goal of this elective is to expose students to hospital protocol and to observe pediatric dental care rendered under general anesthesia performed in a pediatric out-patient surgical center. The student is expected to attend three Tuesday morning sessions from 7:30-11:30 at Ayers Surgical Center and have a log sheet signed by attending faculty to confirm attendance.

DEN8290 (11007) Infant Oral Health

Semester: Fall
Student Level: 4DN
Credit: 1
The goal of this elective is to expose predoctoral dental students to the infant population ( 0 to 3 years old) and pregnant teenagers, using a risk-based disease approach to establish an early prevention and intervention course of care. The participating students will use every point of intervention to engage and educate parents and caregiver, making sure the child has access to a reliable preventive and restorative care, connected to a dental home.

 

Department of Periodontology

DEN8290 (11100) Research in Periodontics

Semester: varies
Credit: varies
Conduct research with a faculty mentor in this discipline.

DEN8290 (11404) Implant Therapy for the General Dentist

Semester: Summer (sem 9)
Student Level: 4DN
Credits: 2
To enhance the knowledge of implant treatment planning, implant placement and implant restorations for students.

 

Department of Prosthodontics

DEN8290 (11402) Resin Bonded Fixed Partial Dentures

Semester: Spring, Summer and Fall
Student Level: 3DN, 4DN
Credits: 2
This elective course should serve the purpose of preparing the students in the area of planning, designing, and using Resin Bonded Fixed Partial Dentures as an alternative restoration for their patients. The course consists of both academic and clinical assignments and a written exam.
This course is a requirement for any student that will be using a resin bonded FPD as part of their patient’s treatment plan.

DEN8290 (10500) Research in Prosthodontics

Semester: varies
Credit: 1-3

DEN8290 (2C25) Digital Dentures

Semester: Summer (sem 9) – Spring (sem 11)
Student level: 4 DN
Credits: 1
The goals of this elective course are to reinforce the basic skills and foundation knowledge in removable prosthodontics and assist students in the use of digital denture technologies in treating the edentulous patient.

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