Joint Operative Curriculum


The following is a breakdown of the curriculum sequencing in the Joint Graduate Operative Dentistry Preventive Dentistry MSD Program by semester. Only graduate core courses and program required courses are listed. Candidates are free to take electives of their own choosing whenever they will fit into their schedule.

A minor concentration in dental materials and either life sciences, microbiology or public health requires a minimum of six credit hours of the chosen area of concentration.  

BEGINNING SUMMER SESSION (required of all School of Dentistry graduate students):

DENT-R 955 Oral Biology I (2.5 credit hours)

DENT-G 948 Advanced Radiography (2.0 credit hours)

(These two core courses are condensed and are taken in July at the beginning of the program.)

International students, who are required to complete ENG-G 013, will complete this course in June.

Please Note: a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification course will be offered during this session for any student not currently certified in CPR. All students must be certified in CPR before beginning clinical activity, and must maintain this certification throughout their graduate program.

FALL SEMESTER - FIRST YEAR

CoursesCredit Hours
DENT-G 907 Clinical Oral Pathology Conference I 1
DENT-G 912 Properties & Test Methods:  Dental Materials 2
DENT-G 950 Advanced Clinical Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G952 Analysis of Operative Procedures 2
DENT-G 953 Recent Advances in Operative Dentistry 2
DENT-R 909 Advanced Preventive Dentistry I 3

SPRING SEMESTER - FIRST YEAR

CoursesCredit Hours
DENT-G 909 Clinical Oral Pathology Conference II 1
DENT-G 910 Seminar:  Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 911 Dental Materials Science and Engineering 2
DENT-G 913 Clinical Applications of Dental Materials 2
DENT-G 950 Advanced Clinical Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 951 Interdisciplinary Role of Operative Dentistry 2
DENT-R 910 Advanced Preventive Dentistry II 3
DENT-R 941 Fundamentals of Implant Dentistry 3

SUMMER SESSION - FIRST YEAR

CoursesCredit Hours
DENT-G 950 Advanced Clinical Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 925 Research:  Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 930 Research:  Preventive Dentistry 1

FALL SEMESTER - SECOND YEAR

CoursesCredit Hours
DENT-G 950 Advanced Clinical Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 925 Research:  Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 930 Research:  Preventive Dentistry 1
DENT-R 911 Advanced Preventive Dentistry III 2
DENT-G 910 Seminar:  Preventive Dentistry 1
GRAD-G 651 Introduction to Biostatistics I 3
Plus Selected Elective Courses  

SPRING SEMESTER - SECOND YEAR

CoursesCredit Hours
DENT G 910 Seminar:  Preventive Dentistry 1
DENT-G 925 Research:  Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 930 Research:  Preventive Dentistry 1
DENT-G 950 Advanced Clinical Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 959 Oral Microbiology 3
Plus selective elective courses  

SUMMER SESSION - SECOND YEAR

CoursesCredit Hours
DENT-G 950 Advanced Clinical Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 925 Research:  Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 930 Research:  Preventive Dentistry 1

FALL SEMESTER - THIRD YEAR

CoursesCredit Hours
DENT-G 950 Advanced Clinical Operative Dentistry 1
GRAD-G 660 Clinical Research Methods 2
DENT-G 910 Seminar:  Preventive Dentistry 1
DENT-G 925 Research:  Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 930 Research:  Preventive Dentistry 1
Plus selective elective courses  

SPRING SEMESTER - THIRD YEAR

CoursesCredit Hours
DENT-G 950 Advanced Clinical Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 910 Seminar:  Preventive Dentistry 1
DENT-G 925 Research:  Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 930 Research:  Preventive Dentistry 1
Plus Selected Elective Courses  

SUMMER SESSION - THIRD YEAR

CoursesCredit Hours
DENT-G 950 Advanced Clinical Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 925 Research:  Operative Dentistry 1
DENT-G 930 Research:  Preventive Dentistry 1