Year 3: Semester 8 – Spring

DEN6416C – Basic Sciences Review (2)

This course provides a systematic approach to the review of the basic biomedical and anatomical sciences in preparation for entrance into the clinical education program.

DEN7012 – Interdisciplinary Service Learning III (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.

DEN7017 – Professionalism In Patient Care and Practice Management III (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.

DEN7433 – Evidence-based Endodontics (1)

This course brings together the knowledge gained from previous endodontic courses. This will broaden the ability to analyze diagnostic data, identify and plan a broad scope of endodontic treatment and to relate this treatment to other disciplines utilizing an evidence-based approach utilizing critical thinking to facilitate clinical decision making.

DEN7442 – Overview of Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1)

This course familiarizes the student with the procedures most commonly provided by oral and maxillofacial surgeons.  Technique is not taught; the student is made aware of procedures available to patients through referral.

DEN7443L – Hospital Dentistry (1 for those on rotation)

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

DEN7717C – Clinical Use of Dental Materials (1)

This course focuses on the development of the relationships between properties and composition of six categories of dental materials which are most often used in dental practice.  Each sub-objective will allow the student to describe the effect of variations in the manufacturer’s recommended manipulation procedures for a given material system on potential clinical outcome, basing the decision on the fundamental physical, chemical and mechanical properties of each specific material.

DEN7736L – Clinical Endodontics 2 (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.

DEN7746L – Clinical Operative Dentistry 3 (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.

DEN7762L – Clinical Radiology 1: Radiographic Technique- Class of 2014 (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.

DEN7766L – Oral Diagnosis/Medicine & Treatment Planning 2 (0)

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

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.

DEN7826L – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry Grad. (1 for students on rotation) 

Observation of and assistance in advanced pediatric dental care in unique clinical environments.

DEN7836L – Comprehensive Periodontic Treatment (3)

This course applies the foundational knowledge learned in the periodontics 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 7835L is a prerequisite course.

DEN7846L – Clinical Prosthodontics 2 (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.

DEN8263 – Advanced Oral Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology (1)

This course is designed to enhance students’ competency in assessment and management of medically complex patients.  Using a case-based approach, student will independently assess the medical and dental aspects of selected patients, review medications, potential drug interactions and generate mock prescriptions. Competency assessment will include student presentations of case reviews to peers and faculty group leaders.  This advanced course builds on foundation knowledge gained from courses DEN6262, Principles of Pharmacology, and DEN6260, Oral Medicine.

DEN8303 – Advanced Radiologic Interpretation (1)

The series of topics on radiographic diagnosis is designed to reinforce the concept that radiographic data assists in the assignment of patient abnormalities into general categories of conditions: developmental, trauma, inflammation, and neoplasia. This method should help you develop differential diagnostic impressions when conditions other than caries and periodontitis are present.