Year 4: Semester 10 – Fall

  • 7443L
  • 7819L
  • 7826
  • 8018
  • 8019
  • 8321
  • 8709L
  • 8738L
  • 8748L
  • 8765L
  • 8767L
  • 8768L
  • 8809L
  • 8828L
  • 8838L
  • 8858L
  • 8960L

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.


DEN7819L – Clinical Orthodontics 3 (0.5)

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


DEN7826L – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 2 (1 for students on rotation)

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

DEN8018 – Professionalism In Patient Care and Practice Management IV (0.5)

The course is a continuation of 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. The goal of the course is to develop competent beginning general dentists. Competent dentists demonstrate appropriate patient management skills, professionalism and integrity in the delivery of dental care, patient safety, and critical thinking necessary for life-long learning.

DEN8019 – Interdisciplinary Service Learning IV (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.

DEN8321 – Dental Practice Management (2)

Evolving economic factors have contributed to a broader range of dental practice models than in the past. With additional changes in the legal environment, legislative arena, population shifts, reimbursement reductions, the digital era, and skyrocketing overhead costs, it is more important now (more than ever) that dental students understand the business side of dentistry. This course will provide senior DMD students with a foundation of the principles of Dental Practice Management as a critical component of their dental education.

DEN8709L – Community Dentistry II (2)

Application of principles of community dentistry, management, interpersonal relations, communications, prevention, professionalism, and decision making in the clinical care of patients at both the parent institutions and extramural sites. This clinical course emphasizes the integration of knowledge and skills necessary to practice dentistry effectively and efficiently in a real world setting.

DEN8738L – Clinical Endodontics 4 (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.

DEN8748L – Clinical Operative Dentistry 5 (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.

DEN8765L – Clinical Radiology 2: Radiographic Interpretation (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. Additionally, the student will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of radiologic normal anatomy; complete a radiologic interpretation/consult on all baseline radiologic surveys including a description of any observed abnormality(s) of the dentition, supporting structures, the temporomandibular joints, and the paranasal sinuses concluding with a differential diagnosis/impression when appropriate.

DEN8767L – Clinical Oncology and Oral Pathology  (1 for students on rotation)

The student will become familiar with specialized oral care for cancer patients, attend head and neck tumor conferences and demonstrate recognition and management of oral pathologic diseases.

DEN8768L – Oral Diagnosis/Medicine & Treatment Planning 3 (0.5)

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

DEN8809L – Advanced Oral Surgery (1)

This course applies the knowledge gained from previous clinical and didactic courses. The student will learn to perform oral surgery within the scope of general dental practice, obtain hospital orientation, and manage dental emergencies.

DEN8828L – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 3 (1)

Advanced comprehensive dental care of the pediatric dental patient.

DEN8838L – Comprehensive Periodontial Treatment 5 (3)

This course builds upon the application of foundational knowledge in periodontics for a more advanced student and enhances performance skills in the continuing development and demonstration of competency in this discipline. Upon completion of this course, all required clinical competencies will be successfully completed in periodontics. DEN 8837L is a prerequisite course.

DEN8858L – Clinical Prosthodontics 4 (4)

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.

DEN8960L – Clinical Examination 2 (0.5)

This is a preparatory course for the Florida ADEX examination and Florida Dental Laws and Rules examination, and includes written, laboratory, and clinical exercises.