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Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree

DDS Curriculum – Year 3


The primary focus of third year is the development and practice of clinical dentistry. Students take courses on community assessment, public health, dental practice planning, clinical oncology, behavioral and geriatric dentistry, implant dentistry and treatment planning. Students begin to spend a lot more time in the clinical setting with the primary focus being on comprehensive patient care. Students perform clinical procedures in the fields of oral diagnosis and diagnostic radiology, periodontics, operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, dental pain and emergencies. Additionally, all students participate in a rotation in pediatric dentistry at the Healthy Smiles Clinic at Children’s ​Hospital Colorado.

DSAD 7704    Community Health Education Practicum
DSAD 7705    IPED (Interprofessional Education Development)
DSAD 7720    Behavioral Health, Gerontology and Geriatrics
DSAD 7730    Dentistry for Adults with Special Health Care Needs
DSOD 7711    Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Oral Lesions I
DSOS 7011    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery II
DSPD 7700    Pediatric Dentistry III
DSRE 7712    Implant Dentistry
DSRE 7717    Comprehensive Patient Care Clinics “B”
DSRE 7718    Critical Thinking and Patient Care Seminar
DSRE 7935    Treatment Planning and Case Presentation I
DSSD 7712    Dental Pain and Emergencies
VAR - DSEN 7011    Clinical Endodontics I
VAR - DSFD 7011    Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics II
VAR - DSOD 7011    Clinical Oral Diagnosis II
VAR - DSOP 7011    Clinical Operative Dentistry II
VAR - DSPD 7011    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry I
VAR - DSPE 7011    Clinical Periodontics II
VAR - DSRP 7011    Clinical Removable Prosthodontics II

DSCD 7706    IPED
DSCD 7709    Public Health and Community Dentistry
DSCD 7726    Dental Practice Planning
DSCD 7796    Special Care Clinic A
DSDD 7700    Medical Problems and Physical Assessment
DSDD 7702    Hospital Dentistry
DSEN 7712    Endodontics III
DSOD 7712    Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Oral Lesions II
DSOD 7724    Diagnostic Radiology
DSON 7755    Clinical Oncology
DSOT 7720    Orthodontics II
DSRE 7706    Critical Appraisal of Translation Literature
DSRE 7711    Advance Prosthodontics
DSRE 7719    Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic “C”
DSRE 7936    Treatment Planning and Case Presentation II
VAR - DSEN 7022    Clinical Endodontics II
VAR - DSFD 7022    Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics III
VAR - DSOD 7022    Clinical Oral Diagnosis III
VAR - DSOP 7022    Clinical Operative Dentistry III
VAR - DSOT 7021    Clinical Orthodontics I
VAR - DSPD 7022    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry II
VAR - DSPE 7022    Clinical Periodontics III
VAR - DSRP 7022    Clinical Removable Prosthodontics III

DSAD 7791    Community – Based Clinical Dentistry I
DSAD 7797    Special Care Clinic B
DSOD 7760    Clinical Oral Radiology
DSPE 7720     Periodontics IV
DSRE 7721    Comprehensive Patient Care “D”
VAR - DSEN 7033    Clinical Endodontics III
VAR - DSFD 7033    Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics IV
VAR - DSOD 7033   Clinical Oral Diagnosis IV
VAR - DSOP 7033   Clinical Operative Dentistry IV
VAR - DSPD 7033    Clinical Periodontics IV
VAR - DSPE 7033    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry III
VAR - DSRP 7033    Clinical Removable Prosthodontics IV

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