Electives – Fall 2022

 

Electives are courses designed to allow dental students the opportunity to vary their curriculum according to individual interests. Electives are intended to supplement, not to replace any part of, the core curriculum.

Requirements

Each student is required to complete a minimum of 60 clock hours (6 credit hours) of approved elective courses.

Printable Version – UFCD Electives: 2021-2022 (TBA)

UFCD Electives – Course Descriptions 2021 – 2022

 
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COURSE TITLE
CREDITS
SCHEDULE, ROTATION, INDEPENDENT STUDY
COURSE DIRECTOR
REGISTRATION METHOD
2DN, 3DN and 4DN
Using Tech to Support Teaching
1-3 (variable)
Independent Study
Ms. M. Johnson
Meet with course director for project approval, and complete Elective Enrollment Form
2DN, 3DN and 4DN
Oral Surgery Interest Group
1
Scheduled
Dr. Dolwick
2DN, 3DN and 4DN
Evidence Based Dentistry
1
Scheduled
Dr. Gold
Email department chair, Dr. Riley, and complete Elective Enrollment Form
2DN, 3DN and 4DN
Mentored Research in Community Dentistry
1
Independent Study
TBD
Email department chair, Dr. Riley, and complete Elective Enrollment Form
2DN, 3DN and 4DN
Mentored Research in Oral Biology
1
Independent Study
TBD
Email department chair, Dr. Davey, and complete Elective Enrollment Form
3DN and 4DN
Mentored Research in Orthodontics
1
Independent Study
TBD
Email department chair, Dr. Dolce , and complete Elective Enrollment Form
3DN and 4DN
Mentored Research in Operative Dentistry
1
Independent Study
TBD
Email department chair, Dr. Ribeiro , and complete Elective Enrollment Form
3DN and 4DN
Mentored Research in Oral Medicine
1
Independent Study
Dr. Katz
Email department chair, Dr. Cohen , and complete Elective Enrollment Form
3DN and 4DN
Mentored Research in Periodontics
1
Independent Study
TBD
Email department chair, Dr. Aukhil, and complete Elective Enrollment Form
3DN and 4DN
Mentored Research in Prosthodontics
1
Independent Study
TBD
Email course director, Dr. Esquivel, and complete Elective Enrollment Form
3DN and 4DN
Spanish in Dentistry
1
Scheduled
Dr. Rey
Email course director, Dr. Rey, and complete Elective Enrollment Form
3DN and 4DN
Topics in General Dentistry
1
Scheduled
Dr. R. Gohel
Department chair request; Email course director; Elective Enrollment Form
3DN and 4DN
Dental Extramural Elective
1
Independent Study
Dr. Pereira
Elective Enrollment Form , Prior to arranging off-site location approve clinic selection with course director
3DN and 4DN
Private Practice Experience
1
Independent Study
Dr. Pereira
Elective Enrollment Form , Prior to arranging off-site location approve clinic selection with course director
4DN
Dental Emergency Management
1
Rotation
Dr. Zoidis
Elective Enrollment Form , Prior to completing the 1 week rotation, make arrangements with Jerri Weiner
4DN
Oral Medicine/ Pathology Clinic Observation
1
Independent Study
Dr. Katz
Email course director, and complete Elective Enrollment Form
4DN
Digital Dentures
1
Independent Study
Dr. Fernandez
Email course director, and complete Elective Interest Request Form
4DN
Clinical Orthodontics
3
Scheduled
Dr. Abu Arqub
Email course director, submit essay, and complete Elective Interest Request Form
4DN
Integrating Digital workflow in Implant Dentistry
1
Rotation
Dr. Martin
Email course director, and complete Elective Interest Request Form
4DN
Advanced Digital Dental Photography
1
Scheduled
Dr. Haddock
Email course director, and complete Elective Enrollment Form

UFCD Research Track Electives

The Research Track is intended for students who are committed to obtaining a concentrated research experience during dental school. Most of the students in this program have an interest in an academic career.

  • More information about the Research Track Program Program overview and description, eligibility and program completion requirements, selection process, application form.

Faculty Registration for Creating New Electives

If a faculty member wishes to offer a new elective:

  • Complete a DMD Elective Course Proposal form and forward it to the Director of Curriculum for approval.
  • If the proposal is approved, it will be forwarded to the Curriculum Committee for further discussion and official approval.
  • The elective course director will be notified of the Curriculum Committee’s final action.

Or, if a student would like an elective not currently available:

  • The student should go to the faculty who will supervise the elective and serve as the Elective Course Director and propose the elective.
  • The elective course director and the student should decide on the elective title, beginning date, anticipated completion date, and the total hours required to complete the elective.
  • The elective course director will complete a DMD Elective Course Proposal form and forward it to the Director of Curriculum for approval.
  • If the proposal is approved, it will be forwarded to the Curriculum Committee for further discussion and official approval.
  • The elective course director will be notified of the Curriculum Committee’s final action.