DDS/PhD Track Sample


SAMPLE DDS/PhD Program Curriculum

Year 1 July
Introduction to Critical Thinking and Professional Behavior
8:00-5:00 daily, month of July

Year 1 Fall
Molecular Cell Biology (M Th 8:00-9:00; W 8:00-10:00)
PBL (Tu F 9:00-12:00)
Orofacial Biology I (Tu Th 1:00-5:00)
    Growth and Development
    Head & Neck Anatomy
    Normal Oral Histology 
Dental Sciences I, Part I (M W 12:30-5:00; F 1:30-5:00)
    Tooth Morphology
    Dental Materials
    Gnathology

Year 1 Spring
Systems Approach to Biomedical Science I (M Th 8:00-9:00; W 8:00-10:00)
PBL (Tu F 9:00-12:00)
Orofacial Biology II (Th Th 2:00-4:00)
PhD Course

Year 1 Summer
PhD Lab Rotations

Year 2 Fall
Systems Approach to Biomedical Sciences II (Tu 1:00-2:00; Th 8:00-9:00; F 1:00-2:00)
PBL (Tu F 2:00-5:00)
Oral Disease and Diagnosis I (M 1:00-2:00; Tu 8:00-9:00; 1:00-2:00)
    Oral Pathology
    Oral Radiology
PhD Course

Year 2 Spring Through Year 5 Fall
PhD Coursework and Research

Year 5 Spring
Dental Sciences I, Parts II and III (M W F 1:00-5:00)
    Single Tooth Direct
    Single Tooth Indirect
    Introduction to Clinics
Remaining PhD work

Year 6 Fall
Dental Sciences II, Part I (M W F 8:00-12:00)
    Fixed Partial Dentures
    Complete Dentures
    Periodontics
Remaining PhD work

Year 6 Spring
Dental Sciences II, Part II (M Tu W Th F 8:00-12:00 through mid-March)
Oral Disease and Diagnosis II (M Tu W Th F 1:00-2:00 through mid-March)
PBL (Tu 2:00-5:00 through mid-March)
Dental Sciences II, Part III (M Tu W Th 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 after mid-March)

Year 7 Fall
Regular third year DDS classes and clinics

Year 7 Spring
Regular third year DDS classes and clinics

Year 8 Fall
Regular fourth year DDS classes and clinics

Year 8 Spring
Regular fourth year DDS classes and clinics