Electives – Summer 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

UFCD Electives – Course Descriptions 2021 – 2022

Elective Courses – Summer 2022

Available to Cohort 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 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 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 Implant Therapy 1 Scheduled Dr. O’Neill Email course director, and complete Elective Enrollment Form
4DN Clinical Orthodontics 3 Scheduled Dr. Neubert Email course director, submit essay, and complete Elective Interest Request 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.