School of Dentistry

Our DS1/DS2 Curriculum is Relevant to Dentistry

Curriculum - Structure and systems-based preclinical learning

  • Foundational science is taught in the context of clinical patient care
  • Core DS1 and DS2 courses are organized by structure and system, such as:
    • Foundations of Tooth Development, Oral Health and Disease
    • Craniofacial Complex
    • Periodontium and Pulp
    • Advanced Head and Neck
    • Basic and Advanced Preclinical Restorative Procedures
    • Preclinical Replacement of Teeth

Your Hands-on Training Starts Right Away

  • DS1 and DS2 gain from early clinical experiences, for an easier transition to DS3 clinic:
    • Patient examination and diagnosis
    • Sealant and fluoride varnish application; prophy
    • Radiographs
    • Local anesthesia
    • Pediatric dentistry
  • Early and consistent clinical thinking and problem-solving skills

Learn from Recognized Dental Experts

Outstanding Faculty - Provides you with superior clinical experience

  • Our faculty literally "wrote the book" on dentistry!
Cohens Pathways of the Pulp book title

Ken Hargreaves, DDS, PhD Chair, Dept. of Endodontics

Summitt's Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry book title

James B. Summitt, DDS, MS
Comprehensive Dentistry

Manual of Temporomandibular Disorders book title

Edward F. Wright, DDS, MS
Comprehensive Dentistry