The UMKC School of Dentistry educates competent and caring oral health care providers through a dental curriculum that combines the best of the classroom and clinic. Preclinical dental and biomedical courses give our students the solid conceptual foundation they will need to successfully practice dentistry. Beginning early in the first year and increasing throughout the four-year program, students work with peers and faculty to master the clinical skills required to deliver comprehensive oral health care. Students treat their assigned patients within a "team" system of clinic organization, which is a hallmark of this program.


If you are a college student with at least 90 hours of college credit or a college graduate, you may apply for admission to the D.D.S. program. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a baccalaureate degree prior to starting their dental education. As a public institution financially supported by the state of Missouri, our first obligation is to qualified residents of Missouri. Additionally we have long-standing agreements with the states of Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Hawaii to accept qualified residents of those states to our program. Preferred consideration will be given to applicants who are residents of the states listed above. Applications from other states are welcome and are considered on an individual basis for highly qualified candidates.   A limited number of students are also considered through an agreement with the State of Kuwait.

To apply for the D.D.S. program, you must submit an application through the American Dental Education Association’s application service (AADSAS). Although the UMKC deadline for application submission is October 1, early applications are strongly recommended. A preference is given to applications received in the Office of Student Programs of the School of Dentistry prior to September 1. Keep in mind that AADSAS can take up to six weeks to process and deliver an application. Therefore, it is extremely important that you apply in June or July of the year prior to anticipated entry into dental school.

The admission process is a selective one. A number of variables will be considered: academic credentials, Dental Admission Test scores, letters of recommendation, investigation of dentistry, community service, personal attributes and your written responses to a series of questions. In addition, an “invitation only" interview is a part of the selection process. To be sure you fully understand the admissions process, applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the additional admissions guidelines available here.

This four-year program begins in August and culminates with a doctor of dental surgery degree. Click here to view the curriculum in detail.

A suggested pre-dental schedule of activities can be downloaded here.

Courses

DENT 6305 Operative Dentistry I Lecture Credit: 1

An introduction to the prevention and principles of the restorative treatment of dental caries.

DENT 6305L Operative Dentistry I Laboratory Credits: 2

Restorative procedures discussed in DENT 6305 are performed on laboratory manikins.

DENT 6306 Transitions: An Introduction to the Profession and Practice of Dentistry Credits: 0.5

This course is the first in a sequence of courses throughout the dental education curriculum designed to prepare the graduate dentist in the knowledge, skills and values of ethics, professionalism and practice management. The courses use self-assessment and strategic planning as foundations and lead the students through identification of personal and professional aspirations, and culminate in building each student's competence in dental practice management.

DENT 6307 Transitions: Introduction to the Profession & Practice of Dentistry II Credits: 0.5

This course is the second in a sequence of courses throughout the dental education curriculum designed to prepare the graduate dentist in the skills and values of professionalism, practice management and ethics. This course builds on strategic planning foundation to gain an understanding of personal financial management in the context of personal and professional goals in the field of dentistry.

DENT 6310C Patient Care I Credits: 3

This course introduces the dental student to the foundation knowledge and skills and values for the provision of oral health care. This includes infection control, cubicle set-up and breakdown, dental assisting, patient/operator positioning, patient vital signs, radiographic techniques, patient communication and basic concepts of oral health and disease. Students will assist third and fourth year students in various clinical areas after appropriate preparation, and will provide oral hygiene instruction for elementary age students.

DENT 6312 Dental Behavioral Science I Credits: 1-2

An introduction to the basic principles of behavioral science as they relate to oral self-care and professional practice. Topics include basic principles of human behavior, adherence, motivational interviewing, dental fears, chronic orofacial pain, and conflict management. Students will complete an in-depth motivational case report and a communication competency exam with selected patients.

DENT 6313 Applied Biochemistry Credits: 4

This is a course geared to the biomedical foundation knowledge of dental students. The course is composed of six sections focused on clinically important topic areas each cumulating with a clinical presentation. Course content will intentionally emphasize new knowledge areas in cancer, inflammation, genetic diseases, metabolic diseases, mineralized tissues in health and disease, oral health, hormone actin, and blood coagulation/wound healing.

Prerequisites: an Undergraduate Biochemistry course.

DENT 6314C Patient Care II Credits: 2

This course builds on the skills introduced in DENT 6310C with a review and the continuation of the clinical rotations. In addition, students will learn the steps of a basic oral diagnosis, and will demonstrate their understanding with graded peer exams and by performing selected portions of a diagnosis on two clinic patients with the assistance of a 3rd or 4th year dental student.

DENT 6315C Patient Care III Credits: 3

This course introduces preventive theory necessary to provide patient care. Students are introduced to fundamental clinical procedures including dental deposits, gingival assessment, identification and classification of periodontal diseases, and periodontal probing. The information learned in this course continues in fall, second year (Patient Care IV) where student are introduced to basic periodontal instrumentation skills to assess and treat simple patients.

DENT 6316 Dental Morphology Credits: 3

This lecture/laboratory course introduces the student to the anatomy of the oral cavity and structures of the stomatognathic system. A thorough review of dental anatomy and dental terminology of the primary and permanent dentition will be presented. The students' knowledge of dental morphology will be reinforced by constructing wax models of permanent dentition.

DENT 6317 Fundamentals of Occlusion and Fixed Prosthodontics Credits: 3

This lecture & laboratory course will review the fundamental principles of dental occlusion, the anatomy and function of the stomatognathic system, and foundational knowledge of fixed prosthodontics.

DENT 6318 Dental Biomaterials Credit: 1

This course combines the sciences of chemistry, physics, biology, materials science, and engineering to explain the use and behavior of a variety of materials used in dentistry. The purpose of the course is to provide an expanded overview and a clinically-focused approach to the selection and application of biomaterials used throughout dentistry.

DENT 6319 Ethics and Professionalism Credit: 1

An introduction to basic concepts of ethics and professionalism. Systems of ethical decision making are introduced and applied in the context of oral health care and interprofessional practice. Students will explore their own ethical values and apply this knowledge to issues in professional education.

DENT 6328 Clinical Decision Making in Dentistry Credits: 1-2

An experiential course that uses current controversies in to facilitate development of skills needed for making valid decision in clinical dentistry. Students will apply basic principles of database searching, research design and methodology to the critical analysis of contemporary dental literature. This one-hour course will: 1) Provide you with sufficient information to perform week on the portions of the national boards that deal with research design and methodology; and , 2) give you skills sufficient to search for, locate, and evaluate valid information related to clinical questions in contemporary dentistry.

DENT 6350 Introduction To The Histopathology Of Oral Tissues Credits: 2

A comparison of the microscopic anatomy of healthy and diseased oral tissues.

DENT 6352 Patient Care IV Credits: 1-3

This course is a continuation of DENT 6310C, DENT 6314C, and DENT 6315C which introduces preventive theory and the instrumentation skills necessary to provide patient care. Students are introduced to fundamental clinical procedures including plaque control, gingival assessment, and periodontal probing. Review of radiology, radiographic technique and interpretation, assisting skills, diagnosis and periodontal instrumentation will be implemented in this course.

DENT 6390 Dental Research Experience Credit: 1

This independent study course focuses upon experience gained in both an area of dental research as well as the process of research in working with an established dental researcher.

DENT 6402 Transitions: Introduction to the Profession and Practice of Dentistry III Credits: 0.5

This course is the third in a sequence of courses throughout the dental education curriculum designed to prepare the graduate dentist in the skills and values of professionalism, practice management and ethics. This course builds on strategic planning foundation established in year one to gain an understanding planning for development of a dental practice.

DENT 6403 Transitions: Introduction to the Profession & Practice of Dentistry IV Credits: 0.5

This course is the fourth in a sequence of courses throughout the dental education curriculum designed to prepare the graduate dentist in the skills and values of professionalism, practice management and ethics. This course continues the strategic planning framework as the dental practice business plan is developed. The focus for this course is on managing the finances of a dental practice.

DENT 6410 Operative Dentistry II Lecture Credit: 1

A continuation of DENT 6305. Principles of cavity preparation, materials and techniques are stressed.

DENT 6410L Operative Dentistry II Laboratory Credits: 2

A continuation of DENT 6305L. Restorative procedures are performed on laboratory manikins and extracted teeth.

DENT 6411 Operative Dentistry III Lecture Credit: 1

A continuation of DENT 6410.

DENT 6412 Anesthesiology I Lecture Credit: 1

Infiltration and regional anesthesia; technique of injections; complications of local anesthesia; a brief overview of conscious sedation.

DENT 6414 Pathology I Lecture Credits: 4

The general etiology of disease; circulatory and metabolic disorders; degenerative processes; inflammation; infection and immunity; tumors; and organ system pathology.

DENT 6415 Pathology II Credits: 2

A study of developmental defects, inflammatory diseases, and neoplasia of the oral region.

DENT 6416 Complete Removable Prosthodontics Credit: 1

This course will introduce the dental student to concepts and procedures involved in the rehabilitation of the completely edentulous patient. Information presented will include proper clinical examination techniques, an evaluation of the findings and their impact on treatment and treatment options. The student will become familiar with the clinical steps involved in the fabrication of complete dentures and the rationale supporting these procedures. Laboratory steps as they relate to clinical treatment procedures will also be discussed. There will be additional information presented regarding single complete dentures, immediate dentures, overdentures, implant-retained complete dentures, and rebasing and relining techniques.

DENT 6416L Complete Removable Prosthodontics I Laboratory Credits: 2

This course will introduce the student to the clinical and laboratory steps involved in the fabrication of complete dentures. Students will learn how to manipulate the materials involved as well as indications for their usage. The course will be structured to closely resemble the clinical experience in concept and techniques where feasible. The goal is to teach the skills necessary to manage edentulous patients and also to teach in detail the entire process of complete denture fabrication. This will enhance overall dental skills and provide a knowledge base with which to critically evaluate laboratory procedures and results. This laboratory course provides the student the opportunity to acquire the foundational skills, which must be mastered before clinical competency, can be attained. A goal of the course is to provide the opportunity for the student to acquire the hand/eye skills, which are necessary to treat the edentulous patient in a clinical setting.

DENT 6417 Removable Partial Prosthodontics Credit: 1

In lecture students will study terminology and all aspects of removable partial denture design theory to provide health, longevity, and esthetics of the prosthesis and periodontium.

DENT 6417L Removable Partial Prosthodontics Laboratory Credits: 2

In the laboratory the students will learn to plan, design, and prepare the mouth for a prosthesis. They will demonstrate understanding of concepts and methods by applying them to the solution of problems. The student will: develop critical thinking and problem solving related to diagnosis, planning and treatment; make decisions based on current empirical and published evidence; make custom trays for final impression, and record bases and wax rims for recording jaw relationship.

DENT 6420 Periodontics I Credits: 2

It is the scope of this course to introduce the basic disease mechanisms involved in the evolution of the inflammatory periodontal lesion; i.e., the interaction of the host tissues with the oral microbial flora. The course will cover the entire range of possible periodontal diseases, ranging from simple marginal gingivitis to AIDS related necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis. Further, the course will continually reinforce the science of periodontology and its overwhelming relationship to the clinical practice of periodontics.

DENT 6422 Fixed Prosthodontics I Lecture Credit: 1

This course is designed to provide the foundation knowledge needed by the novice to formulate clinical judgments in the areas of treatment planning, tooth preparation, and the selection and use of dental biomaterials for the restoration of single teeth with fixed prosthodontic restorations. The topics covered also include provisional restorations, impressions materials and technique, dental cements, and laboratory aspects involved in the fabrication of cast gold crowns.

DENT 6422L Fixed Prosthodontics I Laboratory Credits: 2

The second course in the fixed prosthodontic curriculum is designed to provide foundation knowledge needed by the novice to formulate clinical judgments in the areas of treatment planning, tooth preparation, and the selection and use of dental biomaterials for the restoration of missing teeth with fixed partial dentures and implants.

DENT 6423 Fixed Prosthodontics II Lecture Credit: 1

The second course in the fixed prosthodontic curriculum is designed to provide foundation knowledge needed by the novice to formulate clinical judgments in the areas of treatment planning, tooth preparation, and the selection and use of dental biomaterials for the restoration of missing teeth with fixed partial dentures and implants.

DENT 6423L Fixed Prosthodontics II Laboratory Credits: 2

The second laboratory course in fixed prosthodontics is focused on the replacement of missing teeth with fixed partial dentures and implant restoration. Projects build the skills to begin development of clinical competence in fixed partial dentures and implant restorations.

DENT 6424 Dental Management of the Medically Complex Patient Credits: 2

This course focuses on the understanding of medical conditions and compromised states that patients present with, enabling the clinician to develop dental treatment plans that are safe and compatible with their medical status.

DENT 6426 Oral Radiology Lecture Credits: 2

Radiation physics, radiation biology, quality assurance, imaging principles, radiation hygiene, radiographic interpretation and techniques of intra-oral survey are presented.

DENT 6429 Dental Behavioral Science II Credit: 1

This course builds upon the foundational material with a focus on dealing with challenging patients and managing professional stress. Students will complete an in-depth anxiety management project and communication competency exam with selected patients.

DENT 6431 Pediatric Dentistry I Lecture Credit: 1

The overall goal of this didactic course is to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge necessary to provide comprehensive dental care to pediatric patients. In addition, this course strives to develop an attitude towards learning such that the student will seek opportunities to further his/her knowledge and skills in pediatric dentistry subsequent to graduation. Finally, this course is intended to sensitize students to their responsibility as health care providers for the children in their community.

DENT 6435 Endodontics I Lecture Credit: 1

An introductory course in endodontics emphasizing pulp and periapical biology and pathology. Extra emphasis will be placed on endodontic diagnosis of non-odontogenic facial pain, problems with anesthesia in endodontics and treatment planning.

DENT 6436 Orthodontics: Growth And Development Credit: 1

Certain malocclusions and dental deformities can occur due variations in growth and normal developmental process. In order to treat and understand these problems, an in-depth and through understanding of craniofacial growth and development is necessary. Understanding how and when the face and head is actively growing will enable the clinician to redirect facial growth to reduce the severity of forming skeletal/ dental malocclusions. Since orthodontic treatment may involve the modification and/ort manipulation of skeletal growth, it is important not only to understand dental development but also physical, physiologic and psychosocial development. This course is designed to address these needs.

DENT 6439 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office Credit: 1

DENT 6440 Oral Surgery I Credit: 1

An introduction to the basic principles of oral surgery.

DENT 6442 Endodontics II Lecture Credit: 1

A continuation of the study of endodontics emphasizing non-surgical endodontics, surgical endodontics and post-endodontic treatment.

DENT 6442L Endodontics Laboratory Credits: 2

The preparation and filling of root canals of extracted teeth in the laboratory setting.

DENT 6460C Review of Pre-Clinical Dentistry Credits: 0.5

A combination of online lectures, selected readings and independent study designed to reinforce and integrate concepts contained in the pre-clinical dental curriculum.

DENT 6501C Intro to Comprehensive Patient Care Credits: 1-10

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the clinical environment and to familiarize him/her with comprehensive patient care. In addition, it allows the student to develop and interpret basic diagnostic aids that enable him/her to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment outline, the beginning steps of comprehensive care. Patient care is provided following the outlined treatment plan. The student will apply the principles/concepts of patient care. Students begin treatment of a "family" of patients under faculty supervision.

DENT 6502 Grand Rounds I Credit: 1

Students prepare to develop and present oral reports typically given at professional meetings such as case presentations, table clinics, research reports or presentatons of new techniques (such as in Table Clinic requirements or Senior Grand Rounds). This course will expand on the student's basic knowledge of critical review of scientific literature and information literacy. Cases and problems in denistry and oral health will be the context for identification and application of current valid scientific literature. This course seeks to foster an attitude of critical analysis and commitment to life-long learning.

DENT 6509C Comprehensive Patient Care I Credits: 1-10

Third and fourth year dental students will spend the majority of their curriculum time mastering the competencies required of a general dentist. This includes the ability to complete a dental diagnosis and treatment plan, present the case to the patient, implement and evaluate the dental care delivered. Comprehensive patient care courses foster development of skills through daily evaluation in technique, patient management, and diagnostic ability, supplemented by periodic mentor and team faculty evaluation. Semester evaluation will also take into account clinical productivity using a time unit system.

DENT 6510C Comprehensive Patient Care II Credits: 1-10

Third and fourth year dental students will spend the majority of their curriculum time mastering the competencies required of a general dentist. This includes the ability to complete a dental diagnosis and treatment plan, present the case to the patient, implement and evaluate the dental care delivered. Comprehensive patient care courses foster development of skills through daily evaluation in technique, patient management, and diagnostic ability, supplemented by periodic mentor and team faculty evaluation. Semester evaluation will also take into account clinical productivity using a time unit system.

DENT 6514 Pathology III Lecture Credit: 1

Continued study of pathological conditions of the oral region with emphasis on clinical signs and symptoms.

DENT 6515 Periodontics II Credit: 1

The overall goal of this course is to help the pre-doctoral students to recognize periodontal disease and treatment plan the needed periodontal therapy. Specific goals are to enhance the student's knowledge of the surgical aspects of periodontal therapy, and the relationship of periodontal disease and its treatment to the overall dental treatment plan.

DENT 6518 Transitions: Introduction to the Profession & Practice of Dentistry V Credit: 1

This course is the fifth course in a sequence of courses throughout the dental education curriculum designed to prepare the graduate dentist in the skills and values of professionalism, practice management and ethics. This course continues the strategic planning framework and focuses on practice building strategies.

DENT 6520 Transitions: Introduction to the Profession & Practice of Dentistry VI Credit: 1

This course is the sixth course in a sequence of courses throughout the dental education curriculum designed to prepare the graduate dentist in the skills and values of professionalism, practice management and ethics. This course continues with the strategic planning framework and focuses on the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for the day to day leadership of a dental practice.

DENT 6521 Oral Surgery II Lecture Credit: 1

The diagnosis and treatment planning of fractures, cysts, neoplasms, and other problems in oral pathology of the mandible and maxilla and associated anatomical structures.

DENT 6521C Periodontics Clinical I Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6522 Oral Surgery Lecture III Credit: 1

A continuation of DENT 6521.

DENT 6524 Principles of Oral Medicine and Diagnosis Credit: 1

This course expands upon the student doctor's knowledge of oral medicine, diagnosis, and pathology, and its interrelationship at times with systemic disease. Dental management, treatment and the appropriate use of consultations and referrals are emphasized.

DENT 6526 Orthodontics I Credit: 1

OrthodonticsI is a course designed to introduce the student to the field of orthodontics. The lecture will introduce the student to basic orthodontic terminology, description, diagnosis, and mechanotherapy. This course will prepare the student for the clinical treatment of patients needing limited tooth movement.

DENT 6526L Orthodontics I Laboratory Credits: 2

This is a course designed to introduce the student to the field of orthodontics. The laboratory enables the student to master the materials of orthodontics in order to complete diagnostic records, to construct fixed and removable appliances, and to be familiar with tooth movement mechanics. This course will prepare the student for clinical treatment of patients needing limited tooth movement.

DENT 6527 Pharmacology and Therapeutics I Credits: 2

An introduction into the mechanisms of action, pharmacodynamics and relavant pharmacokinetics for drugs prescribed and used by patients seen by the dentist. The course is administered through the Blackboard Course Management System and will involve live and/or recorded lectures directed at "mastery learning" of introductory pharmacology where students receive objectives, attend class, and complete reading assignments expected to assist in achieving a high level of mastery.

DENT 6531C Oral Diagnosis Clinical I Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of diagnostic principles. Students will complete a diagnostic competency examination on a selected patient.

DENT 6534 Advanced Predoctoral Prosthodontics Credit: 1

This course reviews advanced principals in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. Using evidenced based concepts, information will be presented to aid the student clinician make well informed clinical choices which will help prepare them for the use of prosthodontic techniques in the practice of general dentistry. A variety of materials, devices, and concepts will be presented. Making intelligent choices in the selection and use of these restorative materials and concepts will be a focus.

DENT 6537 Oral Oncology Credits: 0.5

A lecture course on oral oncology will deal with the biologic aspects of cancer; the detection of oral cancer and the different modalities of treatment of cancer; the dental aspects both from surgical reconstruction and prosthetic reconstruction following cancer surgery; and management of the patient prior to, during, and following radiation therapy to the head and neck and during chemotherapy for systemic cancer.

DENT 6538 Orthodontics II Credit: 1

This course will present a variety of topics related to orthodontics, such as: normal development, abnormal occlusal deviations during the developing permanent dentition, diagnosis and treatment planning of orthodontic problems, biomechanical principles in orthodontics, adolescent vs. adult orthodontics, peridontal health during orthodontic treatment, complications associated with orthodontic treatment and controversial aspect of orthodontics. You should also be able to recognize which kind of cases exceed the scope of limited treatment and may require intervention by a specialist.

DENT 6542C Operative Dentistry Clinical I Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6551CR Oral Surgery Clinical Credits: 2

This is a course for application of principles taught in didactic courses (DENT 6412, DENT 6439, DENT 6440, DENT 6521, DENT 6522, and DENT 6610) and the Oral Surgery Rotations. Oral Surgery Clinical is designed to prepare the dental student with the necessary didactic and clinical skills to properly evaluate patients and provide Oral Surgery care in a safe effective and caring manner and to evaluate competency in two areas: managing medical emergencies and oral surgical skills expected of a general dentist.

DENT 6556 Radiographic Interpretation Credit: 1

This is a comprehensive multidisciplinary course in radiologic interpretation of normal anatomy, anomalies, dental caries, periodontal disease, periapical pathology and infections of the maxilla and mandible.

DENT 6558C Treatment Planning I Credit: 1

DENT 6559 Diagnosis and Management of Orofacial Pain Credit: 1

Essential conceptual, clinical and technical information and skills necessary in the diagnosis and treatment of Orofacial Pain States. Diagnostic protocols and radiographic procedures and their integration as it relates to painful head and neck conditions are presented in depth. Differential diagnosis and special diagnostic techniques are also addressed. Behavioral factors associated with the development of chronic pain and complicating the management of pain states are identified and discussed.

DENT 6562C Removable Prosthodontics Clinical Credit: 1

This course reflects the clinical aspects of Removable Prosthodontics. The application of didactic learning and foundational skills is practiced and evaluated. By treating multiple and varied patients needing complete dentures and those needing removable partial dentures, the student should become competent to diagnose and treat the routine and uncomplicated edentulous and partially edentulous patient with removable prostheses.

DENT 6564 Pharmacology and Therapeutics II Credits: 2

This course will provide the background necessary for the dentist to become knowledgeable about the drugs their patients may be taking and their related medical conditions. Lecture topics include the diseases and medical conditions commonly seen in dental patients on an outpatient basis. The course presents the effects, mechanisms of action, dosage forms, and relevant pharmacokinetics for the drugs used in the management of these diseases. The course will cover the important side-effects of precautions of drugs that are pertinent to the dental patient for their safe management.

DENT 6566 Bridge Course Credits: 2

This course is designed as a lecture and clinical course to provide a transition into the clinical phase of the dental curriculum for the third year dental student.

DENT 6591C Professional Development I Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6592C Professional Development II Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6593C Professional Development III Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6595 Introduction To Implant Dentistry Credit: 1

To provide the undergraduate student with a solid background into the role of implant dentistry in their profession. Advances in technique and materials which are responsible for improved predictability will be presented. Emphasis will be on patient selection, treatment planning and basic restorative techniques. The student will be able to initiate uncomplicated dental implant procedures with this information and will be prepared to enter into more advanced continuing education and graduate programs in this subject.

DENT 6600 Review Of Clinical Dentistry Credits: 1-2

A summative review of the basic areas of clinical dentistry.

DENT 6601C Endodontics Clinical Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6602 Grand Rounds II Credit: 1

This course is a continuation of Grand Rounds I and its aim is similar to Grand Rounds I: expand on the dental student's basic knowledge of critical review of scientific literature and information literacy. Students will present a Table Clinic at Midwest Dental Conference and prepare a proposal for their senior Grand Rounds presentation.

DENT 6603 Grand Rounds III Credit: 1

The fourth year Grand Round course is an independent study courses designed to develop the evidence-based research skills required to keep abreast of current concepts in dentistry; develop case documentation skills necessary for continued professional development, and develop professional public speaking skills.

DENT 6604 Grand Rounds IV Credit: 1

The fourth year Grand Round course is an independent study courses designed to develop the evidence-based research skills required to keep abreast of current concepts in dentistry; develop case documentation skills necessary for continued professional development, and develop professional public speaking skills.

DENT 6605 Review Of Clinical Dentistry II Credits: 0.5

A review of foundation knowledge for clinical dentistry.

DENT 6606C Pediatric Dentistry Clinical I Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6607C Pediatric Dentistry Clinical II Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6608C Pediatric Dentistry Clinical III Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6609C Comprehensive Patient Care III Credits: 1-10

Third and fourth year dental students will spend the majority of their curriculum time mastering the competencies required of a general dentist. This includes the ability to complete a dental diagnosis and treatment plan, present the case to the patient, implement and evaluate the dental care delivered. Comprehensive patient care courses foster development of skills through daily evaluation in technique, patient management, and diagnostic ability, supplemented by periodic mentor and team faculty evaluation. Semester evaluation will also take into account clinical productivity using a time unit system.

DENT 6610C Comprehensive Patient Care Iv Credits: 1-10

Third and fourth year dental students will spend the majority of their curriculum time mastering the competencies required of a general dentist. This includes the ability to complete a dental diagnosis and treatment plan, present the case to the patient, implement and evaluate the dental care delivered. Comprehensive patient care courses foster development of skill through daily evaluation in technique, patient management, and diagnostic ability, supplemented by periodic mentor and team faculty evaluation. Semester evaluation will also take into account clinical productivity using a time unit system.

DENT 6611C Fixed Prosthodontics Clinical I Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6613 Periodontal Treatment Planning Credit: 1

DENT 6614 Dentistry For The Special Patient Credits: 1-2

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the dental treatment of three populations of patients who you may encounter in your dental career (and often have trouble finding adequate care). They include patients who are developmentally disabled, the elderly, and the medically-compromised. The course will present management techniques for in-office treatment and appropriate referral of those patients best treated in another setting. This course builds upon the skills and knowledge gained in previous courses in many disciplines, to provide an interdisciplinary experience with special patient populations. A required rotation at the Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled gives practical experience to topics covered in lecture.

DENT 6614C Comprehensive Patient Care V Credits: 1-10

Third and fourth year dental students will spend the majority of their curriculum time mastering the competencies required of a general dentist. This includes the ability to complete a dental diagnosis and treatment plan, present the case to the patient, implement and evaluate the dental care delivered. Comprehensive patient care courses foster development of skill through daily evaluation in technique, patient management, and diagnostic ability, supplemented by periodic mentor and team faculty evaluation. Semester evaluation will also take into account clinical productivity using a time unit system.

DENT 6615 Transitions: Introduction to the Profession & Practice of Dentistry VII Credit: 1

This is the seventh course in a sequence of courses throughout the dental education curriculum designed to prepare the graduate dentist in the skills and values of professionalism, practice management and ethics. This course continues with the strategic planning framework and focuses on the development of a dental practice business plan.

DENT 6617 Pediatric Dentistry Seminar Credits: 0.5

This course is designed to allow fourth year students to build on the concepts presented in DENT 6431. Using a seminar format, students will review pediatric dentistry concepts with emphasis on clinical application.

DENT 6621C Periodontics Clinical II Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6625 Oral Surgery Clinical II Credit: 1

Oral Surgery II is a continuation of Oral Surgery I and is designed to certify students' competency in oral surgery, including managing patient pain and anxiety, i.e. nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation

DENT 6626 Clinical Treatment Planning Credit: 1

This course builds on the didactic courses and clinical experiences in treatment planning. Each student will demonstrate competency in comprehensive treatment planning to earn credit in the course.

DENT 6633 Introduction To Dental Public Health Credit: 1

Discussion of contemporary issues in community health and community oral health with emphasis on preparing students for their roles as professional members of their communities.

DENT 6634 Community-Based Dental Education (CODE) I Credit: 1

The purpose of this course is to expose third and forth year dental students to alternative methods of dental care delivery to populations at high risk for dental disease. Specifically the course places junior and senior students in an existing network of community health centers and rural outreach sites

DENT 6635 Community-Based Dental Education (CODE) II Credit: 1

Prerequisites: DENT 6634, Completion of Third Year.

DENT 6636C Oral Radiology Clinical Credit: 1

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms with emphasis on use of a variety of film holding devices. Radiographic quality assurance and darkroom maintenance will be reviewed during this course.

DENT 6642C Operative Dentistry Clinical II Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6650 Applied Ethics Credits: 0.5

Four or five case studies will be used during seminars. Basic ethical principles from DENT 6306 will be applied to the case studies. Two of the cases will involve ethical issues, and one of the cases will add community dentistry issues. Other cases will be used as generated or suggested by each seminar group.

DENT 6656C Orthodontic Clinical I Credit: 1

The purpose of this course is to allow each student to develop the skills, knowledge and values to diagnose potential or actual malocclusions and manage patient who need orthodontic intervention.

DENT 6690 Independent Study in Dentistry Credits: 1-6

This course provides students the opportunity to undertake independent study projects in specific areas of dentistry. Course may be repeated.

DENT 6691C Professional Development IV Credits: 1-3

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.

DENT 6692C Professional Development V Credits: 1-2

Clinical application of those principles taught in preceding terms.