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Third Year Schedule of Courses 2012-13

First Semester

Course # Title Sem. Hrs.
OPRM 8355 Systemic Disease Manifestations 1
PCD 8360 The Practice of Dentistry in the Community I 1
DENT 8368 Dental Therapeutics 2

Second Semester

Course # Title Sem. Hrs.
OMFS 8355 Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1
PCD 8360 The Practice of Dentistry in the Community II 2
DENT 8355 Introduction to Geriatric Dentistry 2

First & Second Semester

Course # Title Sem. Hrs.
OPER 8370 Third-Year Continuing Session arr. 4
ENDO 8360 Clinical Endodontic Practice arr. 3
ENDO 8365 Clinical Endodontic Seminar 1
PROS 8360 Prosthodontic Clinic arr. 6
PROS 8365 Prosthodontic Seminar 2
OPRM 8360 Clinical Oral Diagnosis 1
OPRM 8361 Clinical Oral Radiology arr. 2
OPRM 8365 Clinical Oral Pathology 1
OMFS 8360 Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery arr. 4
PEDO 8360 Clinical Pediatric Dentistry arr. 3
PEDO 8365 Clinical Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry 1
PERI 8360 Periodontics arr. 3
PERI 8365 Periodontology 1

Entire Year

Course # Title Sem. Hrs.
DENT 8300 Third-Year Continuing Session 1
DENT 8371 Introduction to Quality Assurance 2
  THIRD YEAR TOTAL 44

Summer Semester

Course # Title Sem. Hrs.
DENT 8370 Introduction to Comp Care/Exp Learning III 0 or 12

Elective

Course # Title Sem. Hrs.
DENT 8500 Dental Student Research Honors Program arr.

 

student working on tooth brushing with a patient in pediatric dentistry

 

Third-year dental students rotate through a series of clinics, which expose them to each of seven clinical disciplines: endodontics; prosthodontics; operative dentistry; oral and maxillofacial surgery; oral pathology, radiology and medicine; pediatric dentistry; and periodontics.

For four and one-half days a week, groups of 18 to 20 students rotate through these specialty areas for five-week periods, developing diagnostic and surgical skills and applying the theoretical knowledge acquired in their course work. At the end of the third year, students have developed skills in every area of dentistry and are prepared to work more independently during the fourth year of training. Emphasis is placed on reinforcing high ethical standards and developing good surgical practices.