Year 3: Semester 7 – Fall

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 (1)

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.

DEN7319 – Dental Care for the Geriatric Patient (1)

This course will examine clinical topics in geriatric oral medicine, focusing on disease patterns in the elderly, and the interrelationship of multiple diseases in individual older patients.  Comprehensive patient assessment, changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics with age will be discussed and how these factors impact your dental care for the geriatric patient.

DEN7411C – Overview of Implant Dentistry (2)

Curriculum provides basic knowledge concerning biological and scientific basis for implant treatment, including patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, implant selection, implant surgery, post surgical care, implant prosthodontic procedures and maintenance protocols. Course goals include development and understanding of the history and past status of implant dentistry, scientific basis of implant-host relations, and diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment along with maintenance procedures.

DEN7422C – Periodontal Surgery for the General Practitioner (1)

Objective of the course is to define the role of the contemporary general dentist in the treatment or referral or postoperative care of the periodontal patient who requires surgical therapy.

DEN7441 – Introduction to Oral Surgery (Part II) (1)

This course introduces the student to assessment of surgery for impacted teeth, preprosthetic surgery, biopsies, and the diagnosis and treatment of odontogenic infections.

DEN7443L – Hospital Dentistry (1 for students on rotation)

A four day hospital rotation designed to orient the dental student to procedures and protocol related to hospital dentistry.

DEN7735L – Clinical Endodontics 1 (1)

The endodontic clinical curriculum is designed to create a clinician skilled with the scientific knowledge and current, state-of-the-art, techniques to adequately perform endodontic therapy in the twenty-first century.

DEN7745L – Clinical Operative Dentistry 2 (3)

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 (1)

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 (1)

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 (1)

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.

DEN7819L – Clinical Orthodontics 3 (1)

Evaluation of orthodontic needs and treatment planning strategies for the treatment of mixed and adult dentitions will be discussed in an interactive forum.

DEN7825L – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 1 (1)

Introductory comprehensive dental care of the pediatric dental patient.

DEN7835L – Comprehensive Periodontal Treatment 2 (3)

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.  DEN 7834 is a prerequisite course.

DEN7845L – Clinical Prosthodontics 1 (3)

This course applies the foundation knowledge learned in the prosthodontic preclinical curriculum by introducing the beginning student to the restoration and replacement of missing teeth by prosthodontic techniques .  DEN 7845 is a prerequisite course.