Year 2: Semester 5 – Spring

DEN6011 – Interdisciplinary Service Learning II (1)

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 (1)

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.

DEN6250C – Pain and Anxiety Control in Dental Patients (1)

This course acquaints the undergraduate with the academic aspects of administration of local anesthetics, inhalation analgesia, and anxiety control.

DEN6260 – Oral Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics (2)

This course describes the diseases of the organ-systems that have an impact on dental therapy, the clinical pharmacology of physician prescribed drugs and drug interactions, and the clinical therapeutics for treatment of oral region disease processes.

DEN6262 – Principles of Pharmacology (2)

This course describes the basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, with an emphasis on dental applications.  Several clinical correlations are also included.

DEN6302C – Introduction to Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (3)

This course prepares the student to conduct a thorough history and appropriate clinical examination of an adult dental patient, make diagnostic decisions based on collected data, formulate a problem list and properly sequence treatment modalities.  The didactic and clinical components are designed to increase the integration of foundation knowledge, improve clinical thinking skills, and encourage decisions based on evidence-based principles.

DEN6415C – Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics II (2)

A laboratory and lecture course covering topics related to patient treatment with fixed ceramonmetal restorations.

DEN6432C – Basic Endodontic Therapy (2)

This course is designed to teach basic non-surgical endodontic procedures (access, biomechanical preparation and obturation) on extracted human teeth.

DEN6440 – Introduction to Oral Surgery (Part I) (1)

This course introduces the student to general principles and specific information which must be mastered in order to treat persons requiring dentoalveolar surgery.

DEN6705L – Public Health Rotation (1)

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.