Electives – Summer 2024

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.

UFCD Electives – Course Descriptions

Elective Courses – Summer 2024

Available to Cohort Course title Credits Schedule, Rotation, Independent Study Course Director Registration Method
2DN, 3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Mentored Research in Oral Biology 1 Independent Study Wallet Email the department chair and an oral biology mentor, and complete the Elective Enrollment Form
2DN, 3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Mentored Research in Community Dentistry 1 Independent Study McNeil Email the department chair and a community dentistry mentor, and complete the Elective Enrollment Form
2DN, 3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Mentored Research in Oral Medicine 1 Independent Study Katz Email the department chair and an oral medicine mentor, and complete the Elective Enrollment Form
2DN, 3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Oral Surgery Interest Group 1 Scheduled Dolwick Complete the Elective Enrollment Form
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Dental Extramural Externship 1 Independent Study Pereira Complete the Elective Enrollment Formprior to arranging an off-site location approve clinic selection with Dr. Pereira
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Private Practice Experience 1 Independent Study Pereira Complete the Elective Enrollment Form prior to arranging an off-site location approve clinic selection with Dr. Pereira
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Oral Medicine & Pathology Clinical Observation 1 Rotation Katz Email the course director, Fill out Elective Enrollment Form
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Practice of Dentistry 3 1 Independent Study Pereira Complete the Elective Enrollment Form prior to arranging an off-site location approve clinic selection with Dr. Pereira
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Mentored Research in Operative Dentistry 1 Independent Study Ribeiro Email the department chair and an operative faculty mentor, and complete the Elective Enrollment Form
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Mentored Research in Orthodontics 1 Independent Study Dolce Email the department chair and an orthodontics mentor, and complete the Elective Enrollment Form
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Mentored Research in Prosthodontics 1 Independent Study Esquivel Email the department chair and an orthodontics mentor, and complete the Elective Enrollment Form
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Mentored Research in Periodontics 1 Independent Study Duarte Email the department chair and a perio mentor, and complete the Elective Enrollment Form
4DN DEN8290: Dental Emergency Management 1 Rotation Zoidis Elective Enrollment Form; Prior to completing the 1 week rotation, make arrangements with Jerri Weiner
4DN DEN8290: Hospital Dentistry for Adults with Disabilities 1 Rotation Garvey Complete the Elective Enrollment Form; This course is limited to two participants
4DN DEN8290: Clinical Orthodontics 1 Scheduled, Rotation Abu Arqub Email the course director, submit an essay for selection, and complete the Elective Enrollment Form
4DN DEN8290: Digital Dentures 1 Independent Study Fernandez Email course director; Complete the 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, and 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.