Year 4: Semester 9 – Summer

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

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.

DEN7766L – Oral Diagnosis/Medicine & Treatment Planning 2 (1)

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

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

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

DEN8019 – Interdisciplinary Service Learning IV (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.

DEN8352 – Advanced Differential Diagnosis (1)

Comprehensive oral diagnostic science subject matter requiring problem-solving strategies; integration of oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology disciplines.

DEN8423 – Periodontics in General Practice (1)

Objective of the course is to provide the student with a comprehensive approach to the practice of periodontics as a general practitioner, stressing inter- and multidisciplinary treatment of complex cases.

DEN8708L – Community Dentistry I (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.

DEN8719C – Selection of Clinical Dental Materials (1)

This course entails small group discussions with a faculty member on biomaterial science concepts. Faculty-student interactions are designed to answer clinical-relevant questions regarding product selection and use. The seminars provide opportunities for students to review current evidence and to raise questions on product use, efficacy and sustainability.

DEN8737L – Clinical Endodontics 3 (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.

DEN8747L – Clinical Operative Dentistry 4 (3)

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.

DEN8765L – Clinical Radiology 2: Radiographic Interpretation (0)

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.

DEN8809L – Advanced Oral Surgery (0)

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.

DEN8827L – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 2 (1)

Intermediate comprehensive dental care of the pediatric dental patient.

DEN8837L – Comprehensive Periodontal Treatment 4 (3)

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.

DEN8857L – Clinical Prosthodontics 3 (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.