Second-Year Curriculum

The second year theme, “Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.” continues the focus of the first year. Students take courses in the clinical sciences, such as anesthesiology, pharmacology and oral pathology. Instruction includes the fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment planning with opportunities to work on simulated cases with clinical faculty. Standardized patients provide an opportunity to practice the presentation of a treatment plan. Preclinical lab experiences build on the first year with courses in fixed and removable prosthodontics. Clinical work with patients in the area of health promotion and disease prevention continues during this year, as do rotations in the comprehensive care area of the school. The year culminates with a student case presentation to a faculty panel that demonstrates application of knowledge to patient care.

 

Second Year Course Schedule

Fall Term Courses Credits
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 1 1.0
Qualities of a General Dentist 4 1.0
Introduction to Radiology Physics and Basic Interpretation 1.0
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 4.0
Endodontics 1 1.0
Endodontics 1 Lab 1.5
Pharmacology and Therapeutics 4.0
Pediatric Dentistry 1 1.0
Periodontal Instrumentation 0.5
Periodontology 2 1.0
Fixed Partial Dentures 1 1.0
Complete Dentures 1 1.0
Fixed Partial Dentures 1 Lab 3.0
Complete Dentures 1 Lab 1.5
Spring Term Courses Credits
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 2 1.0
Qualities of a General Dentist 5 1.0
Radiology, Imaging and Interpretation 1 1.0
Anesthesia 1: Local Anesthesia 2.0
Local Anesthesia Technique Lab 0.5
Endodontics 2 Lab 1.0
Endodontics 2 1.0
Orthodontics Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 1.0
Craniofacial Genetics 2.0
Oral Surgery 1 1.0
Pediatric Dentistry 2 1.0
Pediatric Dentistry 3 1.0
Periodontal Clinic 1.0
Removable Partial Dentures 1.0
Removable Partial Dentures Laboratory 1.5
Fixed Partial Dentures 2 1.0
Fixed Partial Dentures 2 Lab 2.5
Geriatrics 1.0
Summer Term Courses Credits
SCOPE 1 3.0
Clinical Application of Problem-Solving Skills 1.0
Qualitites of a General Dentist 6 1.0
Diagnosis and Treatment PLanning 3 2.0
Anesthesia 2: Medical Emergencies 1.0
Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Lab 1.0
Oral Surgery 2 1.0
Digital Dentistry 1 1.0
Fixed Partial Dentures 3 1.0
Fixed Partial Dentures 3 Lab 2.0
Complete Dentures 2 1.0
Principles of Operative Dentistry 3 1.0