Year 2: Semester 4 – Fall

  • 6011
  • 6015
  • 6128
  • 6251
  • 6351
  • 6408C
  • 6412C
  • 6430C
  • 6460C
  • 6705L

DEN6011 – Interdisciplinary Service Learning II (0.33)

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 (0.25)

This course is 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, practice management skills including regulatory requirements, professionalism and integrity in the delivery of dental care, and critical thinking necessary for life-long learning.


DEN6128 – Host Defense

This course covers the structure and normal function of the major body systems with an 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DEN6705L – Public Health Rotation (0.33)

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.