Third Year

In the third-year curriculum, study of most clinical subjects continues and the clinical practice of dentistry begins to take precedence in time and effort. The major focus of the third year is the development of clinical aptitude. The school offers a comprehensive care clinical program in which students join one of four comprehensive care clinics/clusters where they are responsible for providing general dental care for their assigned patients. Experience in pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, diagnosis, radiology, and emergency care is gained through disciplined based clinics. Under the supervision and mentorship of the faculty, students provide care for patients and have the opportunity to develop good practice management skills in order to complete the junior clinical courses.

Year Three Curriculum

Fall Semester  
Course Credit Hours
Basic Interdisciplinary Implantology 2.0
Endodontology 1.0
Medicine 1.0
Oral Pathology II 3.0
Oral Radiology 1.0
Oral Surgery 1.0
Periodontology Therapy/Treatment Planning 1.0
Restorative V Lecture  1.0
Junior Practice of Dentistry (Clinic) 7.0
Spring Semester  
Course Credit Hours
Advance Interdisciplinary Implantology 1.0
Oral Surgery 1.0
Orthodontics in General Dentistry 1.0
Practice Management I 1.0
Pediatric Dentistry 1.0
Radiology 1.0
Restorative Dentistry VI Lecture 2.0
Admissions Clinic 1.0
Emergency Services/Oral Surgery Clinic 2.0
Endodontics Clinic 2.0
Orthodontic Clinic 1.0
Pediatric Dentistry Clinic 2.0
Periodontology Clinic 2.0
Radiology Clinic 1.0
Restorative Dentistry Clinic 6.0
Summer Session  
Course Credit Hours
Behavioral Science II 1.0
Dentistry for Special Needs Patients                        1.0
Practice Management II 1.0
Senior Summer Clinic I 12.0
Senior Summer Clinic II 6.0