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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.

First YearCredit Hours
Summer Semester
CELL-621Gross & Neuroanatomy8
PROS-901Introduction to Dentistry1.5
Fall Semester
CELL-628Basic & Oral Histology8
CLNDM-805Early Clinics I3.5
FXPRO-801Pre-Clinical Occulusion I2.5
GENDT-801Dental Morphology3
OHS-601Dental Biochemistry3
OHS-835Preventive Dentistry1
OHS-870Nutrition & Dental Health1.5
STOMA-802Periodontics I1.5
IP-710Transforming Health Care2
Spring Semester
CLNDM-806Early Clinics II3.5
FXPRO-805Fixed Prosthodontics I2
MATSC-801Dental Materials I3
MBIM-623Dental Microbiology4
NSCS-621Human Physiology7
OHS-624Oral Immunology-Oral Biology4
OHS-902Biochemical Aspects of Oral Biology2
PROS-820Implant Prosthodontics I1.5
STOMA-880Behavioral Science2
Second Year
Fall Semester
CLNDM-810Early Clinics III3
ENDO-811Endodontics Techniques and Rationale2
ENDO-815Basic Endodontics2.5
FXPRO-806Fixed Prosthodontics II2.5
GENDT-805Operative I4.5
PEDOR-801Pediatric Dentistry I1
PEDOR-820Orthodontics I2
RMPRO-811Complete Dentures Pros I5
STOMA-800Introduction to Oral Radiology1
STOMA-803Periodontics II1
STOMA-836Oral Radiographic Interpretation I1
STOMA-838Oral Medicine I1
Spring Semester
CLNDM-811Early Clinics IV3
FXPRO-807Fixed Prosthodontics III3
FXPRO-808Fixed Prosthodontics IV1
GENDT-830Operative II4.5
GENDT-888Preclinical Restorative Competency.5
OMFS-801Oral Surgery I1.5
OMFS-805Comp ont of Pain/Anxiety Dentistry1.5
PEDOR-805Pediatric Dentistry II1
PEDOR-821Orthodontics II2
RMPRO-813Complete Dentures II1.5
RMPRO-835Removable Partial Pros3.5
STOMA-623General & Systemic Pathology4
STOMA-907Oral Medicine II1
Third Year
Summer Semester
CLNDM-812*Junior Clinics6
CLNDM-815Jr. Treatment Plan Clinic1
CLNDM-890Orientation to Clinics1
CLNDM-896Junior Attendance I2
GENDT-891Technical Assessment I1
OMFS-806Clinical Pathopsys of Com Med Cond1
OMFS-810Physical Diagnosis1
PEDOR-825Pediatric/Orthodonic Lab2
PROS-821Implant Prosthodontics II1.5
STOMA-804Periodontics III1.5
*Junior Clinics: CLNDM-812A, 812B, 812C, 812D, 812F, 812I, 812J, 812K
Fall Semester
CLNDM-813**Junior Clinics13.5
CLNDM-816Jr. Treatment Plan Clinic II1
CLNDM-830Continued Quality Improvement1.5
CLNDM-897Junior Attendance II3
ENDO-813Endo Special Topics1
PEDOR-815Pediatric Dentistry III1
PEDOR-823Clinical Genetics1
STOMA-805Periodontics IV1.5
STOMA-839Oral Pathology I3.5
**Junior Clinics: CLNDM-813A, 813B, 813C, 813D, 813E, 813F, 813I, 813J, 813K
Spring Semester
CLNDM-814***Junior Clinics13.5
CLNDM-817Jr. Treatment Plan Clinic III1
CLNDM-831Continued Quality Improvement II1.5
CLNDM-898Junior Attendance III3
MATSC-886Independent Project3
PROS-830Dental Implantology1
STOMA-840Oral Pathology II2.5
STOMA-841Public Health1.5
STOMA-905Practice Management I1
***Junior Clinics: CLNDM-814A, 814B, 814C, 814D, 814E, 814F, 814I, 814J, 814K
Fourth Year  
Summer Semester
CLNDM-823Sr. Treatment Plan Clinic I1
CLNDM-850~Senior Clinics6.5
CLNDM-892Senior Attendance I2.5
GENDT-806Esthetic Dentistry1
GENDT-891Technical Assessment I1
OMFS-885Advanced Concepts in OMFS1
STOMA-845Clinical Diagnostic Conference2
STOMA-850Sr. Radiology: Advanced Topics1
STOMA-904Geriatric Dentistry.5
~Senior Clinics: CLNDM-850A, 850B, 850C, 850E, 850F, 850J, 850L
Fall Semester
CLNDM-824Sr. Treatment Plan Clinic II1
CLNDM-832Continued Quality Improvement III1.5
CLNDM-851«Senior Clinics 
CLNDM-893Senior Attendance II4
GENDT-892Technical Assessment II1
MATSC-805Dental Materials II2
STOMA-855Advanced Treatment Planning2.5
STOMA-906Practice Management II1
«Senior Clinics: CLNDM-851A, 851B, 851C, 851E, 851F, 851J, 851I
Spring Semester
CLNDM-825Sr. Treatment Plan Clinic III1
CLNDM-833Continued Quality Improvement IV1.5
CLNDM-841Hospital Rotation in Oral Surgery1
CLNDM-845Oral Surgery Rotation3
CLNDM-852+Senior Clinics12
CLNDM-872Oral Diagnosis Rotation3
CLNDM-880Oral Head & Neck Cancer Clinical.5
CLNDM-882Cultural Competency Capstone.5
CLNDM-894Senior Attendance III2.5
CLNDM-901Coastal Center Rotation.5
CLNDM-904Our Lady of Mercy.5
CLNDM-905Horry Georgetown Rotation.5
CLNDM-997East Cooper Community Outreach.5
CLNDM=998Greenville Tech Rotation2.5
+Senior Clinics: CLNDM-852A, 852B, 852C, 852E, 852F, 852J, 852I




Last Published with Edits:September 16, 2015 9:22 AM
Last Comprehensive Review:July 2015

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