Year 4: Semester 11 – Spring

DEN8018 – Professionalism In Patient Care and Practice Management IV (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.

DEN8019 – Interdisciplinary Service Learning IV (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.

DEN8462 – Advanced Topics in Prosthodontics (1)

Advanced information and treatment modalities for complete and partially edentulous patients with special problems.  Concepts and theories such as resilient liners, implants, cast gold occlusal surfaces, cast metal base dentures; also an introduction to maxillofacial prosthetics and management of patients with palatal anomalies.

DEN8710L – Community Dentistry III (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.

DEN8739L – Clinical Endodontics 5 (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.

DEN8749L – Clinical Operative Dentistry 6 (2)

This course builds upon the application of foundation knowledge in operative dentistry to a more advanced student and enhances performance skills in the continuing development and demonstration of competency in this discipline.

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 (1)

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.

DEN8839L – Comprehensive Periodontal Treatment 6 (2)

This course builds upon the application of foundation knowledge in periodontics to a more advanced student and enhances performance skills in the continuing development and demonstration of competency in this discipline.   DEN 8838 is a prerequisite course.  Upon completion of this course, all required clinical competencies will be successfully completed in periodontics.

DEN8859L – Clinical Prosthodontics 5 (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.

DEN8960L – Clinical Examination 2 (1)

This examination is a 2.5-day written, laboratory and clinical examination involving laboratory and patient examinations and  a written examination of the Florida State dental laws and rules.