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Doctor of Dental Medicine | Curriculum

Four-Year Curriculum Schedule
The curriculum is structured to allow for a balanced work load, time for remediation of weak students, a broadening of the student’s clinical experience, and an opportunity for the honor student to gain additional experience in areas of special interest. The first two years concentrate on preclinical dental science courses, but clinical observations and experiences are incorporated. The final two years concentrate on clinical practice.

Freshman Year

Transforming Health Care
Dental Biochemistry
Introduction to Dentistry
Gross and Neuroanatomy
Dental Morphology
Basic and Oral Histology
Biochemical Aspects of Oral Biology
Preclinical Occlusion I
Fixed Prosthodontics I
Behavioral Science
Preventive Dentistry
Dental Materials I
Early Clinics I and II
Oral Immunology/Biology
Dental Microbiology
Pre-Clinical Occlusion
Periodontics I
Implant Prosthodontics I

Sophomore Year

Endodontics Technique and Rationale
Pre-Clinical Restorative Competancy
Pediatric Dentistry I and II
Operative Dentistry I and II
Fixed Prosthodontics II
Oral Surgery I
Early Clinics III and IV
Oral Radiology - Intro, Interpertation and Technique
Pain Control and Anxiety in Dentistry
Oral Medicine I and II
Basic Endodontics
Periodontics II
General and Systemic Pathology
Orthodontics I and II
Fixed Prosthodontics III and IV
Complete Dentures Prosthodontics I and II
Removable Partial Prosthodontics
Preclinical Restorative Competency

Junior Year

Clincial Genetics
Independent Project
Pediatric/Orthodontics Lab
Periodontics III and IV
Practice Management I
Physical Diagnosis
Junior Clinics
Endodontics Special Topics
Oral Pathology I and II
Quality Assurance I
Junior Attendance I, II and III
Pediatric Dentistry III
Orientation to Clinics
Implant Prosthodontics II
Public Health
Dental Implantology
Technical Assessment I
Clinical Pathophysiology of Common Medical Conditions
Clinical Genetics

Senior Year

Clinical Diagnostic Conference
Geriatric Dentistry
Senior Clinics
Medical University Hospital Rotation in Oral Surgery
Oral Surgery Rotation
Oral Diagnosis Rotation
Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Rotation
Quality Assurance II and III
Senior Attendance I, II and III
Practice Management II
Esthetic Dentistry
Dental Materials II
Special Seminars
Advanced Treatment Planning
East Cooper Community Outreach
Coastal Cental Rotation
Greenville Tech. Rotation
Treatment Planning Clinic I, II and III
Senior Radiology: Adv. Topics
Technical Assessment II
Public Health
Advanced Concepts in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Our Lady of Mercy Rotation
Horry Georgetown Rotation

Last Published with Edits:September 26, 2013 4:38 PM
Last Comprehensive Review:Fall 2013

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