Second Year

In the second-year curriculum, three major educational tasks are undertaken. The first task is to complete the scientific study of human organ systems in health and disease through interdisciplinary, team taught courses that integrate the basic sciences of physiology, microbiology, pathology, and pharmacology with medicine, physical diagnosis, oral medicine, and behavioral science. The second task is to prepare students for the practice of dentistry in a comprehensive clinical setting. This involves preclinical courses in virtually all phases of dentistry in the fall, spring and summer semesters and includes: oral surgery, periodontology, oral pathology, radiology, pediatric dentistry, local anesthesia/pain control, and medical emergencies. This preclinical series also includes endodontology, and fixed and removable prosthodontics, including rotary endodontics and cad-cam technology, respectively. The third task is to have students gain a level of confidence associated with patient contact, including ethically and legally sound decision making, through courses in ethics and jurisprudence, treatment planning, and introduction to clinical dentistry. During each semester, students have introductory clinical experiences, culminating with the start of comprehensive patient care in the summer of the second year.

Year Two Curriculum

Fall Semester   
Course Credit Hours
Human Systems & Disease I 5.0
Human Systems & Disease II 5.0
Oral Surgery 1.0
Principles of Periodontology I 2.0
Restorative Dentistry III Lecture 4.0
Restorative Dentistry III Lab 4.0
Spring Semester   
Course Credit Hours
Anesthesia and Pain Control 1.0
Oral Pathology I 3.0
Oral Radiology 1.0
Pediatric Dentistry Lecture and Lab 3.0
DPH II 1.0
Pre-Clinical Radiology 2.0
Principles of Periodontology II 2.0
Restorative Dentistry IV Lecture 3.0
Restorative Dentistry IV Lab 3.0
Summer Session  
Course Credit Hours
Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence 1.0
Endodontology Lecture 2.0
Endodontology Lab 1.0
Introduction to Clinical Dentistry 2.0
Medical Emergencies 1.0
Advancded Restorative Lect. & Lab 3.0
Treatment Planning 1.0
Junior Summer Clinic I 9.0
Junior Summer Clinic II 6.0