Year 2: Semester 3 – Summer

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 (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.

DEN6015 – Professionalism In Patient Care and Practice Management I (0)

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 2 – 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.

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.

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.

DEN6705L – Public Health Rotation (0)

This course utilizes experiential service learning in schools to expand students’ understanding of the scientific and theoretical basis and practical application of clinical and population-based oral health surveillance, oral health promotion, and oral disease prevention.