Year 3: Semester 6 – Summer

DEN6508C – Essentials of Clinical Care (1)

This course is designed to review, reinforce and prepare students for entry into clinical patient care in the UFCD TEAMs Clinics. Essential foundational concepts and skills in dentistry will be reviewed. Clinic procedures and protocols including emergency preparedness, associate group dynamics, and patient assignment as they relate to patient management and care will also be emphasized in this course.

DEN7012 – Interdisciplinary Service Learning III (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.

DEN7016 – Professionalism In Patient Care and Practice Management II (0)

The course introduces student dentists to basic concepts of clinical patient care.  This includes didactic material, clinical rotations, and integration into the UFCD Philosophy of Patient Care and the mechanics of patient management. Successful completion is required before advancement to the patient care portion of the program.  The goal of the course is to assist in the transition from the didactic and preclinical portion of the curriculum with the ultimate goal of developing competent dentists.  Competent dentists demonstrate appropriate patient management skills, professionalism and integrity in the delivery of dental care, and critical thinking necessary for life-long learning.

DEN7413C – Removable Partial Prosthodontics: Principles & Techniques (2)

Basic principles in treating the partially edentulous patient with removable restorations.  Students will learn the physical and biomechanical characteristics of removable partial denture components, formulate designs of these restorations, materials involved in fabricating a RPD and the skills to fabricate.

DEN7417C – Orofacial Pain (1)

This course will provide the student with a review of functional anatomy related to the differential diagnosis of orofacial pain conditions. Clinical correlation and application will be achieved through lecture, laboratory, and clinical exposure regarding the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.

DEN7450C – Orthodontics for the General Practitioner (1)

This course is designed to teach the dental student how to identify orthodontic problems in children and adults, and how to appropriately manage these problems by referral, observation or treatment. The laboratory component of this course will prepare the student to fabricate and activate specific types of orthodontic appliances which are suitable for use in the general practice.

DEN7452C – Fundamentals of Pediatric Dentistry (3)

Treatment of the child patient as it relates to treatment planning, soft tissue evaluation, preventive dentistry, behavior management, treatment of the handicapped, child abuse, pulp treatment, trauma, oral surgery, and restorative techniques.

DEN7744L – Clinical Operative Dentistry 1 (2)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the operative dentistry preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to the prevention, management and restoration of dental caries on assigned patients.

DEN7761L – Oral Diagnosis/Medicine & Treatment Planning I (0)

This course provides the clinical opportunity for student dentists to develop interviewing, diagnosis and basic treatment planning skills on assigned patients.

DEN7762L – Clinical Radiology 1: Radiographic Technique (0)

The student will expose, mount, and critique radiographic surveys for assigned patients; develop appropriate judgment and reasoning to declare a radiograph clinically acceptable as outlined by “criteria of radiographic acceptability”; and demonstrate proper radiation hygiene, infection control techniques, and appropriate patient management.

DEN7805L – Clinical Oral Surgery I (0)

This course brings together the knowledge gained from previous oral surgery courses.  The student will assume a participatory assistant role in clinical oral surgery procedures and will attain competence in specific peri-operative procedures.

DEN7834L – Comprehensive Periodontal Treatment 1 (2)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the periodontic preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to diagnosis and treatment of gingival and periodontal diseases and the evaluation of initial therapy and continuing supportive periodontal therapy on assigned patients.