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Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree

DDS Curriculum – Year 4


At the beginning of their fourth year, students take the National Board Dental Examination Part II which tests their clinical knowledge of endodontics, operative dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pain control, oral diagnosis, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, patient management, periodontics, pharmacology and prosthodontics. Students continue to develop their clinical and practical dental skills by providing comprehensive patient care in the dental clinic. Advanced courses in implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, treatment planning, cariology, dental ethics and jurisprudence, endodontics and forensic dentistry are taken to further prepare students to become licensed dental professionals. All students also participate in the Advanced Clinical Training and Service (ACTS) program and provide quality dental care to underserved communities in 30 clinics across the state. At the end of spring of their fourth year, students are fully prepared to take regional or state examinations to obtain dental licensure.

DSAD 8817 Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic "E"
DSAD 8895 Independent Study
DSOS 8855 Clinical Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
DSPE 8810 Periodontics 4
DSRE 8810 Restorative Dentistry Advanced Clinical Training Service
Seminar - Section 1
DSRE 8844 Cariology IV
DSRP 8812 Implant Dentistry
DSSD 8855 Clinical Emergencies
DSEN 8855 Clinical Endodontics
DSFD 8855 Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics
DSOD 8855 Clinical Oral Diagnosis
DSOP 8855 Clinical Operative Prosthodontics
DSPE 8855 Clinical Periodontics
DSRP 8855 Clinical Removable Prosthodontics 2
DSAD 8812 Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence
DSAD 8822 Practice Management
DSAD 8827 Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic "F"
DSAD 8866 Independent Study
DSAD 8885 Applied Dentistry Independent Study
DSAD 8890 Integrated Care Clinical Dentistry
DSAD 8891 Community - Based Clinical Dentistry 1
DSAD 8892 Community - Based Clinical Dentistry 2
DSAD 8893 Community - Based Clinical Dentistry 3
DSEN 8810 Endodontics 4
DSOD 8820 Forensic Dentistry
DSRE 8810 Restorative Dentistry Advanced Clinical​ Training Service
Seminar - Section 2
DSAD 8837 Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic "G"
DSAD 8855 Independent Study
DSAD 8894 Community Based Clinical Dentistry 4

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