Third-Year Curriculum

The theme of the third year curriculum, “Interdisciplinary Case Management”, reflects the immersion into patient care beginning in July between the second and third years. Students are assigned to their own patient families and provide care alongside a multi-disciplinary group of clinical faculty in the comprehensive care area, as well as various specialty areas throughout the school. Didactic courses in the clinical sciences continue throughout the third year along with simulation exercises in the management of medical emergencies through the University’s Wiser Institute. Standardized patient experiences allow students to practice “mistakes and apologies” as well as manage the angry patient. Third-year students also have the opportunity to participate in selective courses of interest to them.


Third Year Course Schedule

Fall Term Courses Credits
Special Needs Dentistry 1.0
Successful Practice Management 1 3.0
Qualities of a General Dentist 7 1.0
Management of Dental Emergencies 1.0
Patient Management: Enteral Sedation 1.0
Anesthesia 3: Pain and Anxiety Control 1.0
Nitrous Oxide Lab 0.5
Advanced Local Anesthesia Tech Lab 0.5
Endodontics 3 1.0
Clinical Orthodontics 2.0
Oral Surgery 3 1.0
Physical Diagnosis and Evaluation 1.0
Pediatric Dentistry 3 1.0
Implantology 1 1.5
Spring Term Courses Credits
Intro to Behavioral Dentistry 1.0
Successful Practice Management 2  
Qualities of a General Dentist 8 1.0
Seminars in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine 1.0
Clinical Medicine 1.0
Medical Emergencies – WISER Center 0.5
Current Topics in Oral Health Research 1.0
Oral Surgery 4 1.0
Periodontology 3 1.0
Implantology 2 1.5
Current Trends in Digital Dentistry 1.0
Digital Dentistry 2 1.0
Practice Administration 1.0
Summer Term Courses Credits
Successful Practice Management 3 3.0
Qualities of a General Dentist 9 1.0
Clinical Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 1 2.0
Clinical Special Needs Dentistry 1 2.0
Radiology, Imaging and Interpretation 2 1.0
Clinical Emergency 1 2.0
Clinical Endodontics 1 2.0
Clinical Oral Surgery 1 2.0
Clinical Periodontics 1 2.0
Clinical Prosthodontics 1 3.0
Simulated Patient Treatment 3.0
Practice Management 1.0
Esthetic Restorative Dentistry 1.0
Clinical Restorative Dentistry 1 2.0