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Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) Program

Description

The goal of the program is to graduate dentists who have a foundation in the scientific and biologic basis of dentistry, who are sensitive to the needs, values, and attitudes of the individual patient and to the community at large and who possess a variety of diagnostic, therapeutic, and health promotion skills for the delivery of patient care.

This goal is accomplished by a patient-centered educational approach in which biomedical, clinical and behavioral sciences provide the basis for the application of knowledge and skills to patient care.

2019-2020 Academic Handbook

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    Admission Process

    1. Fulfill all academic prerequisites
    2. Take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) and send scores directly from the Dental Association (either American or Canadian)
    3. AADSAS Application: Apply through the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) including submittal of all official transcripts, DAT scores and letters of recommendation. Once your AADSAS application is received by the Office of Dental Admissions, an acknowledgement will be sent to you via email
    4. Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Supplemental Application: Submit a passport size (2"x2") photo with your signature on the back (for identification purposes), and a supplemental non-refundable application fee of $125.00 (U.S. funds), made payable to "Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry" by money order
    5. Contact the Office of Dental Admissions to follow-up on your application

    Please send all admission questions to: dental@udmercy.edu

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    Academic Prerequisites

    Academic preparation must include the following specific requirements, both in time and in credit hours (Please note, eight semester hours in science and six semester hours in English are generally equivalent to a one-year course):

    Chemistry:

    • Eight semester hours (12 quarter hours) of Inorganic or General Chemistry with laboratory.
    • Eight semester hours (12 quarter hours) of Organic Chemistry with laboratory.

    Biology:

    • Eight semester hours (12 quarter hours) of General Biology or Zoology with laboratory.
    • Additional courses strongly encouraged include: Anatomy, Physiology, and Statistics.

    Physics:

    • Eight semester hours (12-quarter hours) with laboratory.
    • Sufficient prerequisite mathematics should be taken as well as High School Physics.

    English:

    • Six semester hours (9-quarter hours).
    • First year college courses in Composition will satisfy the requirement.
    • Three semester hours of credit in literature may be used to satisfy part of this requirement if the course description confirms that writing was integral to the course.

    Biochemistry:

    • Three or Four semester hours (2.7 quarter hours)

    Microbiology:

    • Three semester hours (2 quarter hours)

    The dental admissions committee reserves the right to modify the prerequisites when additional courses are necessary to an applicant's preparation for dental school. Grades of C or higher are expected in prerequisite courses; however, high B grades or higher are truly more competitive.

    Courses in sociology and psychology, especially human behavior are highly recommended, as are business courses. If a student wishes to strengthen his/her academic credentials, he or she should consult with predental advisors at their present college/university regarding the proper course of action. When possible, the Director of Dental Admissions may be available t o offer specific guidance to prospective applicants; however, all applicants are strongly advised to consult with a counselor at their school.

    Academic Achievement

    A minimum GPA in science courses of 3.0 is recommended, but GPAs of 3.5 or higher are considered more competitive. A full-time academic load (15-18 semester hours) of three or four science courses each term is encouraged, particularly during the junior and senior undergraduate years.

    Note - Canadian Students:

    Ontario Residents:

    • For those who have completed Grade 13 or OAC, full credit is given for Grade 13 or OAC English toward fulfilling the English requirement (grades of “C” or higher are required in order to be acknowledged). University prep courses in English are also considered.
    • Grade 13 or OAC science courses do not fulfill the requirements in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. However, credit may be given for these courses toward meeting the requirement of eight semester hours in each science when these courses are also taken in a university.
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    Application Procedure

    The School of Dentistry utilizes the Associated American Dental Schools Application Services (AADSAS). This service is available to all students applying to dental schools participating in the application service. When you use AADSAS, you complete just one application. Applications are available from June through January 15 of each year. Simply visit the American Dental Education Association's (ADEA) website to submit your electronic application. A non-refundable application fee of $125.00 (U.S. currency, money order) is due at the time of application and should be sent directly to the School of Dentistry, along with a "2x2” photograph with the applicant's signature and AADSAS ID number on back.

    Office of Dental Admissions
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
    2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
    Detroit, MI 48208-2576

    By agreement among American dental schools, the earliest date of acceptance is December 1. Applicants are accepted from December 1 until the class is filled.

    Note - Canadian Students

    Canadian students must contact the admissions office during the first week of classes to complete the I-20 process.

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    Dental Admission Test (DAT)

    All applicants for admission are required to take the Dental Admission Test (DAT), a national standardized test. Scores from the DAT are an important component to one's application to dental school and should be recognized as such by the student. Members of an admissions committee frequently use the DAT to predict a student's success or potential failure in the school's curriculum. Additional information about the DAT can be obtained by visiting the American Dental Association's (ADA) website at http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/dat/index.asp.

    Students are advised to take the DAT only after basic requirements in chemistry and biology have been completed. An applicant should try to achieve competitive scores of 20 or higher in each section. Retaking the DAT, with the goal of achieving more competitive scores is encouraged. DAT scores older than two years from the time of the test are not acceptable.

    The Canadian DAT is acceptable for Canadian applicants: http://www.cda-adc.ca.

    DAT scores after December 31st will not be accepted.

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    Letters of Recommendation

    A composite letter of recommendation is required from the applicant's college/university preprofessional advisory committee. If no such committee exists, a minimum of two letters from science faculty within non plant or non-environmental disciplines of biology, chemistry or physics - by whom the candidate has been instructed - are required. Applicants are encouraged to spend time in a dental office and are also required to have a letter from a dentist attesting to the applicant have ng spent a reasonable amount of time with the practitioner exploring the dental profession. An applicant who feels that the application did not allow explanations of certain aspects of scholastic history may submit a written personal statement directly to the Office of Dental Admissions.

    General Guidelines for Letters of Recommendations: Letters of recommendation must appear on official college/university or business (dental office) letterhead. Professionally, they must include an original signature with typewritten name beneath the signature as well as professional title. Faculty should ensure the course (code, title and term) for which you were enrolled and they instructed is conveyed within the content of their letter. It is highly recommended that letters of recommendation from TA's, Graduate Student Instructors or PhD Candidates be cosigned by the course director or department chairperson.

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    Selection Factors

    The Director of Dental Admissions reviews all completed applications and together with the Dental Admissions Committee selects applicants for admission to the School of Dentistry.

    Selection is based upon various components of a dental school application which may include cognitive and non-cognitive components of an application: difficulty of an undergraduate curriculum, academic performance in undergraduate studies, DAT scores, and personal characteristics and potential for success as determined by letters of recommendation, personal statements, and personal interviews, to name a few. The dental admissions committee requests an interview for the purpose of gaining information not readily gained from the application. Interviews are BY INVITATION to applicants being seriously considered.

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    Reapplication Requirements and Suggestions

    Submit your application early. American dental schools operate on a "rolling admission cycle" (applicants are accepted from December 1st until the class is filled). With numerous applications being received by dental schools each year, and an increased quality in those applications, dental schools have been filling their incoming classes earlier and earlier.

    Continue to enroll FULL-TIME in upper-division (graduate) biologically-based science courses (non-plant or non- environmental). If you have already obtained your BS degree, it is suggested you begin working toward a Master's degree (preferably in an area of biology, basic medical sciences, or public health).

    Submit new letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be submitted from current professors each year you apply.

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    Applying for Financial Aid

    You are encouraged to apply for financial assistance BEFORE you have been admitted to the School of Dentistry; funds are not committed until you officially enroll.

    As an applicant to Detroit Mercy Dental, it is important to complete the free application for financial aid. You do not have to wait to be accepted to complete this process.

    Submit Application

    • Submit the application electronically at: www.fafsa.ed.gov
      • Complete your FAFSA early - we would like to have the results from your FAFSA by the end of April
    • Detroit Mercy Dental federal code: E01403
    • Dental Hygiene students must use the University code: 002323

    Helpful Hints:

    Read and follow the directions carefully. Failure to do so may cost you time in processing and could delay your financial aid award.

    • Complete the entire form. Include all parental information as well.
    • You must complete and submit to the Financial Aid Office documentation of income if you have been selected for verification. Copies of tax returns are no longer accepted. You must request an IRS Tax Return Transcript which is possible by visiting the IRS website at: www.irs.gov or by phone at: (800) 908-9946 from (7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
    • Respond immediately to all follow-up requests.

    If you do not understand instructions, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

    Awarding

    Financial aid is awarded based on a student’s need within federal guidelines.

    Following an offer of admission and after all necessary information has been received, your completed file is reviewed and an award is calculated.

    1. You will receive an electronic Award Letter in your university-assigned email account.
    2. If you agree to accept the offered assistance, electronically sign/accept the award and maintain a copy for your personal records.
    3. The School will electronically certify your Stafford loans upon notification of your accepted award.
    4. You will also be required to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for any loans you are receiving along with an entrance counseling at www.studentloans.gov.
    5. Your Financial Aid Coordinator will notify you when this is to be done.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

    Canadian Students

    Canadian citizens do not qualify for U.S. Federal Financial Aid programs unless the applicant is also a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. (“Green Card”). The University of Detroit Mercy Scholarship and Financial Aid Office has limited information on alternative loans for non-residents of the United States (these loans usually require a U.S. co-signer).

    We suggest Canadian applicants contact financial aid/loan institutions in Canada.  University of Detroit Mercy is an approved professional university outside of Canada and many of our Ontario students receive OSAP.

    Student Support Branch
    Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
    P.O. Box 4500
    189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
    Thunder Bay, ON P7B-6G9
    (807) 343-7260
    www.osap.gov.on.ca

    For further questions, you may contact our Office of Financial Aid.

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    FAFSA and Non-FAFSA Filing

    The programs listed here can be very helpful in supplementing your resources, although we encourage you to explore other sources of aid. There are additional scholarship and loan opportunities available through local community organizations, religious organizations, or companies for which you, your parents or spouse are employed.

    Be resourceful; look around!

    FAFSA Filing Programs

    Health Professions Loan (HPL)

    Awards typically range from $2,000 to $5,000 with a fixed interest rate at 5% and no origination fee, although the amount may vary on the availability of funds. To be considered fro the HPL program funds, students must provide parental income/asset information on the FAFSA regardless of the dependency status by April 1st.

    Dental Merit Grant (DMG)

    Up to 10 students are selected to receive $5,000 to $10,000 per year from Detroit Mercy over the span of four years. If you are a recipient of the Dental Merit Grant, the awarded amount will be applied toward your tuition, reducing your loan eligibility. The grant is renewable as long as satisfactory academic progress is maintained. Factors considered in selecting awardees include:

    • Cumulative Undergraduate G.P.A.
    • Undergraduate Science G.P.A.
    • Biology, Chemistry and Physics G.P.A.
    • DAT Score
    • Financial Need

    Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

    Borrowers my apply for up to $44, 944 per academic year to a cumulative total of $224,000. Interest will accumulate while in school and is the responsibility of the student. Minimum payments can be made as low as $50 per month. Principal and interest may be deferred until after graduation, but interest will accrue and be capitalized at repayment. The interest rate for loans made between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 is 5.84% with 1.073% loan fee, subject to change annually.

    Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan

    Graduate PLUS loans are federally sponsored loans for students attending graduate school allowing students to borrow up to the full cost of education, less other financial aid received including Federal Direct Loans. Borrowers are responsible for all interest that accrues on the Graduate PLUS loan; unpaid interest will be added to the loan principal, therefore the borrower will pay interest on the combined amount. For borrowers who are certified by their school to be attending at least half time will be placed into in-school deferment, which will not require payment while the borrower is in school. The interest rate is currently 6.84% and there is a 4.282% origination fee charged by the federal government, subject to change annually.

    *Borrower must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resided. A credit check is required.

    Non-FAFSA Filing Programs

    Private/Alternative Loans

    Private or Alternative Education Loans provide students and families with alternatives to the federal loan programs. These are credit-based loans and most students will require a co-borrower. Credit worthy students and co-borrowers may find competitive interest and fees compared to the federal loan programs.

    Detroit Mercy partners with ELMResources to assist with the lender selection process. ELMResources maintains a comprehensive list of lenders offering private loans, which we encourage you to use as you begin your search.

    Please note: Borrow benefits can differ greatly between private and federal loans; please consider your options carefully when deciding to borrow.

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    Scholarship Assistance

    Scholarship opportunities are a great way to help minimize student loan debt. In addition to foundation scholarships, reach out to your local community to determine additional scholarship opportunities.

    The following scholarships have been made possible by generous alumni and friends of the School. Contact Financial Aid to apply for one of these scholarships.

    Scholarship

    Who

    Criteria

    Alumni Scholarship

    DS4

    Awarded by Alumni Board Scholarship Committee; open to Canadian students.

    Charles Defever Scholarship

    DS1, DS2, DS3, DS4

    Resident of Michigan at the top of their class in microbiology and bio-medical sciences courses.

    Cooper Dental Scholarship

    DS1, DS2, DS3, DS4

    Minority students who have mentored pre-dental applicants for dentistry and/or participated in recruitment/retention activities for minority students.

    Dean's Circle Scholarship

    DS2

    Dental or current Dental hygiene students currently enrolled at Detroit Mercy Dental, as identified by the University’s Admissions and Financial Aid Staff. Students must be in good standing. Students demonstrating leadership within their class, organizations or the School. Open to Canadian students.

    Delta Dental Fund

    DS1

    Awarded to two DS1 students (Michigan residents only) annually based on pre-dental academic performance and admissions committee recommendations. Available to students demonstrating financial need. Awardee receives scholarship for four years (total of $4,000).

    Delmer H. Eichler Scholarship Fund

    DS1, DS2, DS3, DS4

    Students demonstrating academic or other merit according to the guidelines established by the Dean, demonstrating financial need. Open to Canadian students.

    Elias Floyd Delta Sigma Delta Scholarship

    DS1, DS2, DS3, DS4

    Students belonging to Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity, demonstrating a financial need.

    Hoban Memorial Scholarship

    DS3, DH2

    Students who demonstrate financial need. Third year students balancing professional studies and family responsibilities. Second year hygiene students may also be selected.

    Lawrence Cotman Expendable Scholarship

    DS2

    Students who have a GPA of 3.5 or better and demonstrate financial need.

    Moseley Dental Scholarship

    DS1, DS2, DS3, DS4

    Recipient must be full or part time student of African American descent enrolled and demonstrating financial need. Open to Canadian students.

    Stricker Endowed Scholarship

    DS4

    Students demonstrating excellent interpersonal communication skills with patients, colleagues and staff, clinical skills and professional demeanor.

    *All recipients must be School of Dentistry students in good standing and US citizens or permanent residents, unless otherwise stated in criteria profile.

    Alumni and friends interested in making a gift in the form of a scholarship or in starting a named scholarship can contact our Development Office: 313-494-6927

    Dean’s Circle gifts may be made online.

    Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarships (HPSP)

    The U.S. Armed Forces offer scholarships to dental students that pay tuition, fees, books and a monthly stipend. All are highly competitive programs. The active duty obligation is one year of service for each year of scholarship support with a minimum of three years of active duty service. Scholarships are available annually from all service branches. For information, contact the individual branches of service.

    Army

    Navy

    Air Force

    Tanner Beck
    Sergeant

    April Ehrhardt

    Lt. NC

    Brandon Hamm
    Staff Sergeant

    3 Park Lane Blvd.
    Suite #408W
    Dearborn, MI 48126

    2144 S. State St.
    Suite D
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    318 Air Force Recruiting
    35055 West 12 Mile Rd.

    Ann Arbor, MI 48331

    Office: 313-441-1673

    Office: 734-769-0054

    Office: 248-994-0640

    Federally Funded Scholarships

    National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program

    Dental students may compete for NHSC scholarships beginning in their sophomore and junior years. The program offers payment of tuition and fees, books, supplies, and equipment and includes a monthly stipend. In exchange, recipients must agree to provide oral health services for a minimum of two years in any underserved community identified by the NHSC as being a critical need area. For more information, call NHSC, (800) 221-9393.

    Financial Aid For Minority Students

    In addition to the usual sources of financial aid, there are grants or scholarships which have been established to assist underrepresented minority dental students. For more information, please contact the Detroit Mercy SOD Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 313-494-6957.

    Minority Dental Student Scholarship

    Students awarded funds under this program may receive up to $2,500 for their second year. Up to 25 awards are made annually. Applications must be obtained from and submitted at Detroit Mercy SOD. Additional information for application eligibility may be obtained through the American Dental Association.

    *Applications and all supporting documentation must be postmarked no later than June 1. Notification of funding decisions will be made after December 31.

    National Institute Of Dental And Craniofacial Research (Nidcr) Short-Term Training Awards

    This program provides underrepresented minority and women dental students an opportunity to obtain research experience during their professional training. Recipients receive a monthly stipend during training periods. Applicants must be enrolled at a U.S. dental school and be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national of the U.S., or lawfully admitted for permanent residence. For more information, contact NIDCR at (301) 594-7617.

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    Loan Repayment Assistance

    Indian Health Service (IHS)

    For more information, visit the website or contact Timothy L. Lozon, D.D.S. at 301-443-0029.

    HRSA Health Professionals Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP)

    For information, visit the website.

    HRSA Minority Faculty Fellowship Program (MFFP)

    For more information, visit the website.

    The Michigan State Loan Repayment Program (MSLRP)

    MSLRP assists employers in the recruitment and retention of medical, dental, and mental healthcare providers who continue to demonstrate their commitment to building long-term primary care practices in underserved communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). MSLRP will assist those selected by providing up to $200,000 in tax-free funds to repay their educational debt over a period of up to eight years. Participants will enter into consecutive two-year MSLRP service obligations requiring them to remain employed for a minimum of 40 hours per week for no less than 45 weeks per year at eligible nonprofit practice sites providing primary healthcare services to ambulatory populations.

    Graduating students can apply during MSLRP application period, January 1, 2015 to April 30, 2015, once they have an employment agreement to start work no later than October 1, 2015. Please Note: You must be a U.S. Citizen to participate in MSLRP.

    You will find additional information on eligibility requirements, selection criteria, application forms and instructions on how to apply on MSLRP website.

    1. Application Forms and Process

    2. Application Periods and Selection Criteria

    3. Program Requirements

    4. Funding and Loan Repayment Agreements

    5. Employment Search Resources

    6. Information for Current Participants

    7. Information for Employers

    Please read all of the information on the MSLRP website. If you have further questions about MSLRP, contact Ken Miller at (517) 241-9946 or MillerK3@michigan.gov.

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    Planning and Program Costs

    Plan ahead

    Plan ahead and prepare yourself for the costs of education. Successful financing of your education begins with management of your personal credit. Listed are steps you can take to ease the transition to dental or dental hygiene school:

    1. Get a copy of your credit history. This informative document should be used to identify any problem areas. Upon review, you may be surprised at what you find! Correct any problems now, before you enter dental school, or apply for loans.
    2. Pay off any outstanding credit card or loan balances. If you are going to rely on financial aid/student loans to provide money for your living expenses, you will probably not have enough excess money to support non-educational debt. Although many of us think a personal car as essential, you may find it difficult to meet your daily cost of living and support a car payment.
    3. Consult your parents and/or spouse. Educate them on the costs of this program and the long term ramifications, i.e. the debt burden you may have upon graduation. Perhaps family may be able to assist you financially.

    Canadian students are not eligible for U.S. federal funds. They may choose to finance their education through Provincial aid such as OSAP or banking institutions.

    If you have any questions regarding any of the information provided, please contact the Financial Aid coordinator Angela Orlando at 313-494-6617 or orlandan@udmercy.edu.

    You are encouraged to apply for financial assistance prior to admittance to the School of Dentistry; funds are not committed until you officially enroll.

    Program Costs

    Estimated cost for a First Year Dental Student based upon 2019-2020 costs

    The following is an estimated cost for a First Year Dental Student based upon 2019-2020 costs. It is provided as a guide to assist you in planning. Tuition and other fees are subject to annual increased must be paid by the first day of each academic term. Students should anticipate annual increases in the order of 4%.

    *If you have received financial aid, scholarships or other funding, it can be used towards payment at registration.

    2019 - 2020 Academic Year

    (In-State and Out-of-State Residents):

    Calendar Year 1 2 3

    4

    Tuition

    $74,260

    $74,260

    $74,260

    $74,260

    Equipment Purchase, Replacement & IT/Board Lic Fees

    $6,022

    $2,437

    $773

    $4,150

    Instrument Rental

    $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000

    Activity Fee

    $50 $50 $50 $50

    ASDA Membership

    $120 $120 $120 $120

    Health Insurance

    $2,397 $2,397 $2,397 $2,397

    Books & Supplies

    $2,200

    $1,800

    $700

    $210

    Housing Expenses

    (Living with Parents)

    $11,093

    $10,924

    $10,807

    $11,070

    (Living without Parents)

    $24,285

    $24,116

    $23,998

    $24,262

    TOTAL EXPENSES
    (Tuition, Fees & Housing)

    (Living with Parents)

    $102,142

    $97,988

    $95,109

    $98,257

    (Living without Parents)

    $115,334

    $111,180

    $108,298

    $111,449

    First-, second- and third- year students attend year round, from August-August. Fourth-year students attend August-May. The costs listed above are for the fall and winter semesters. The student does not accrue any tuition costs or fees for the summer semester.*All Students must have Health Insurance Coverage or must enroll in the university plan provided through Aetna Health Insurance Policy; for the Waive/Enroll process go to: www.aetnastudenthealth.com.  Fees are subject to change without notice. It is anticipated that the costs of tuition and books will increase commensurate with inflation, budget needs, or similar affecting factors. Current costs are available upon request.

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    D.D.S. Curriculum

    Syllabi

    Enrolled students can download syllabi for their current courses through Blackboard.

    UDM School of Dentistry
    Dental Program

    DS1 Fall Term 2019

    Class Division Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Director(s)
    DS1-2023 Integrated Biomedical Science DBS 8110 Gross Anatomy I 2.5 M. Ahmad
    DS1-2023 Integrated Biomedical Science DBS 8101 Biomedical Science I 9 M. Wheater/J. Thompson
    DS1-2023 Clinical Essentials and Simulations DENT 8100 Dental School 101 - 1st Year Seminar 0.0 (P/F) J. Daniels
    DS1-2023 Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DENT 8001 Practice Essentials Module I 2 M.Mayberry
    DS1-2023 Clinical Essentials and Simulations DRD 8001 Integrated Clinical Foundations and Simulation I 8 E.J. Newness/S. Chitre
    DS1-2023 Integrated Biomedical Science DSD 8140 Foundations of Evidence-Based Dentistry 1 (P/F) N. Sleiman
    DS1-2023 All DZD 8010 Course Evaluation DEF (1) M. Coleman

     

    DS1 Winter Term 2020

    Class Division Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Director(s)
    DS1-2023 Integrated Biomedical Science DBS 8102 Integrated Biomedical Science II 11.5 M. Wheater J. Scheys, N. Sleiman, E. Krukonis,A.Gupta
    DS1-2023 Integrated Biomedical Science DBS 8140 Gross Anatomy II 4 M. Ahmad
    DS1-2023 Clinical Essentials and Simulations DRD 8002 Integrated Clinical Foundations and Simulation II 8 S. Chitre, R. Pacheco
    DS1-2023 Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DENT 8002 Practice Essentials & IPE II 2 N. Poznick
    DS1-2023 All DZD 8010 Course Evaluation DEF (1) M. Coleman

     

    DS 2 Summer Term 2019

    Class Division Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Director(s)
    DS2-2022 Integrated Biomedical Science DBS 8220 Pharmacology I DEF (2) S. Chand
    DS2-2022 Integrated Biomedical Science DBS 8103 Biomedical Sciences III 6 M. Wheater, D. Fischer, C. Smoczer
    DS2-2022 Clinical Essentials and Simulations DOM 8220 Radiology DEF (3) J. Geist/K. Okolisan-Mulligan
    DS2-2022 Integrated Biomedical Science DOS 8390 Physical Assessment DEF (2) D. Nair
    DS2-2022 Clinical Essentials and Simulations DRD 8003 Integrated Clinical Foundations and Simulation III 5 Y. Antczak/J. Felsenfeld, R. Bishai, T. Thompson-Sloan
    DS2-2022 Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DENT 8003 Practice Essentials & IPE III 1 P. Zarkowski/N. Poznick
    DS2-2022 All DZD 8010 Course Evaluation DEF (1) M. Coleman

     

    DS 2 Fall Term 2019

    Class Division Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Director(s)
    DS2-2022 Integrated Biomedical Science DBS 8220 Pharmacology I 2 S. Chand
    DS2-2022 Integrated Biomedical Science DOD 8200 Growth and Development 1 R. AlQawasmi
    DS2-2022 Clinical Essentials and Simulations DOD 8201 Orthodontics 2 H. Kang/F. Plaza
    DS2-2022 Clinical Essentials and Simulations DOM 8220 Radiology 3 J. Geist/K. Okolisan-Mulligan
    DS2-2022 Integrated Biomedical Science DOM 8250 Oral Diagnosis and Radiology 2 R. Geist/A.Muradi
    DS2-2022 Integrated Biomedical Science DOM 8260 Oral Pathology and Radiographic Interpretation DEF (4) J. Ojha/J. Geist
    DS2-2022 Clinical Essentials and Simulations DOS 8220 Pain and Anxiety Control 1 I. Zakhary
    DS2-2022 Integrated Biomedical Science DOS 8390 Physical Assessment 2 D. Nair
    DS2-2022 Practice Essentials and Integrated Education DENT 8004 Practice Essentials & IPE IV 2 D. Byrappagri/M. Mayberry
    DS2-2022 Clinical Essentials and Simulations DRD 8004 Integrated Clinical Foundations and Simulation IV 8 J. Felsenfeld, S. Chitre,Y. Anczak
    DS2-2022 All DZD 8010 Course Evaluation DEF (1) M. Coleman

     

    DS 2 Winter Term 2020

    Class Division Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Director(s)
    DS2-2022 Integrated Biomedical Science DBS 8310 Pharmacology II DEF (3) S. Chand
    DS2-2022 Clinical Essentials and Simulations DOD 8210 Preclinical Orthodontics 2 R. Al-Qawasmi/F. Plaza
    DS2-2022 Integrated Biomedical Science DOM 8260 Oral Pathology and Radiographic Interpretation 4 J. Ojha/J. Geist
    DS2-2022 Clinical Dentistry DOM 8280 Principles of Treatment Planning 2 N. Kashani/D. Kacir
    DS2-2022 Clinical Dentistry DOS 8340 Oral Surgery I 1 I. Zakhary
    DS2-2022 Clinical Dentistry DPD 8201 Pediatric Dentistry I 1 F. Siddiqui, S. Toopchi
    DS2-2022 Clinical Dentistry DPE 8240 Periodontal Therapy II 1 M. Campos/T. Thompson-Sloan
    DS2-2022 Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DENT 8005 Practice Essentials & IPE V 2 M. Mayberry
    DS2-2022 Clinical Essentials and Simulations DRD 8005 Integrated Clinical Foundations and Simulation V 8 J. Felsenfeld, S. Chitre, Y. Antczak
    DS2-2022 Integrated Biomedical Science DSD 8230 Evidence-Based Dentistry II .5 N. Sleiman
    DS2-2022 All DZD 8010 Course Evaluation 1 M. Coleman

     

    DS 3 Summer Term 2019

    Class Division Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Director(s)
    DS3-2021 Integrated Biomedical Science DBS 8310 Pharmacology II 3 S. Chand
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DCL 8301 Integrated Clinical Patient Care I 6 N. Kashani/D. Gurun
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DOS 8310 Clinical Oral Surgery DEF (1) H. Perez
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DOS 8320 Oral Surgery II DEF (1.5) A. Yakan
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DOS 8250 Management of Medical Emergencies 0.5 D. Nair
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DPD 8302 Pediatric Dentistry 1
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DPD 8320 Clinical Pediatrics DEF (3) S. Atwan/C. Zeitz
    DS3-2021 Clinical Essentials & Simulations DRD 8006 Integrated Clinical Foundations & Sim VI 0.5 J. Felsenfeld,S. Chitre,
    DS3-2021 Practice Essentials & Interprofessional Education DSD 8370 Clniical Service Learning DEF (2 P/F) D. Byrappagari,G. Diakonov
    DS3-2021 Practice Essentials & Interprofessional Education DENT 8006 Practice Essentials & IPE VI 1 M. Mayberry,N. Poznick,D. Byrappagari
    DS3-2021 All DZD 8010 Course Evaluation DEF (1) M. Coleman

     

    DS 3 Fall Term 2019

    Class Division Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Director(s)
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DCD 8340 Removable Prosthodontics 1 A. Fard
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DCL 8302 Integrated Clinical Patient Care II 10 N. Kashani/D. Gurun
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DOD 8310 Clinical Orthodontics DEF (1) H. Kang/F. Plaza
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DOM 8370 Oral Medicine I 2 R. Geist
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DOM 8380 TMJ Pathology and Facial Pain 1 F. Plaza
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DOS 8310 Clinical Oral Surgery DEF (1) H. Perez
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DOS 8320 Oral Surgery II 1.5 A. Yakan
    DS3-2021 Integrated Biomedical Science DOS 8300 Applied Clinical Therapeutics DEF (2) S. Chand/D. Nair
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DPD 8320 Clinical Pediatrics DEF (3) S. Atwan/C. Zeitz
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DSD 8370 Clinical Service Learning DEF (2P/F)
    DS3-2021 Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DENT 8007 Practice Essentials & Interprofessional Educational Module VII  1 D. Byrappagari,G. Diakonov
    DS3-2021 All DZD 8010 Course Evaluation DEF (1) M. Coleman

     

    DS 3 Winter Term 2020

    Class Division Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Director(s)
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DCD 8330 Fixed Partial Denture Treatment Planning 1 A. Fard
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DCL 8303 Integrated Clinical Patient Care III 10 N. Kashani/D. Gurun
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DOD 8310 Clinical Orthodontics 1 H. Kang/F. Plaza
    DS3-2021 Integrated Biomedical Science DOM 8430 Oral Medicine II 1 R. Geist
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DOS 8310 Clinical Oral Surgery 1 H. Perez
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DOS 8300 Applied Clinical Therapeutics 2 S. Chand/D. Nair Foong
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DOS 8410 Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1 M. Sadek
    DS3-2021 Clinical Dentistry DPD 8320 Clinical Pediatrics 3 S. Atwan/C. Zeitz
    DS3-2021 Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DSD 8370 Clinical Service Learning 2(P/F) D. Byrappagari/G. Diakonov
    S3-2021 Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DSD 8400 Practice Management I 1.5 M. Mayberry
    DS3-2021 All DZD 8010 Course Evaluation DEF (1) M. Coleman

     

    DS 4 Summer Term 2019

    Class Division Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Director(s)
    DS4-2020 Clinical Dentistry DCD 8430 Oral and Maxillofacial Implants 1.5 A. Fard/D. Gurun
    DS4-2020 Clinical Dentistry DCL 8401 Integrated Clinical Patient Care IV 6 N. Kashani/D. Gurun
    DS4-2020 Clinical Dentistry DOS 8430 Clinical Oral Surgery DEF (1) H. Perez
    DS4-2020 Clinical Dentistry DPD 8410 Clinical Pediatrics DEF (2) S. Atwan
    DS4-2020 Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DSD 8410 Practice Management II 1 M. Mayberry
    DS4-2020 Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DSD 8470 Clinical Service Learning DEF (3 P/F) D. Byrappagari
    DS4-2020 All DZD 8010 Course Evaluation DEF (1) M. Coleman

     

    DS 4 Fall Term 2019

    Class Division Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Director(s)
    DS4-2020 Clinical Dentistry DCL 8402 Integrated Clinical Patient Care V 10 N. Kashani/D. Gurun
    DS4-2020 Clinical Dentistry DOS 8430 Clinical Oral Surgery DEF (1) H. Perez
    DS4-2020 Clinical Dentistry DPD 8410 Clinical Pediatrics DEF (2) S. Atwan
    DS4-2020 Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DSD 8460 Practice Management III 1.5 M. Mayberry
    DS4-2020 Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DSD 8470 Clinical Service Learning DEF (3 P/F) D. Byrappagari
    DS4-2020 All DZD 8010 Course Evaluation DEF (1) M. Coleman

     

    DS 4 Winter Term 2020

    Class Division Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Director(s)
    DS4-2020 Clinical Dentistry DCL 8403 Integrated Clinical Patient Care VI 10 N. Kashani/D. Gurun
    DS4-2020 Clinical Dentistry DOS 8430 Clinical Oral Surgery 1 H. Perez
    DS4-2020 Clinical Dentistry DPD 8410 Clinical Pediatrics 2 S. Atwan
    DS4-2020 Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DSD 8470 Clinical Service Learning 3 (P/F) D. Byrappagari
    Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education DENT 8420 Dental Rounds III 1 P. Zarkowski/N. Poznick
    P.DS4-2020 All DZD 8010 Course Evaluation 1 M. Coleman

     

     PF = Pass/Fail
    DEF = Deferred Credit
    DNR = Do Not Register

    Course Descriptions

    DBS 8010 Nutrition

    This course is designed to acquaint the dental student with the basic concepts of nutrition.  Proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, and minerals as a source of energy and nutrient value will be presented. The role of carbohydrates in dental disease will be emphasized with a discussion of the classical epidemiological studies relating carbohydrates and dental caries. The effects of nutritional deficiencies and excesses as well as nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners will be discussed. Topics covering nutrition through the life cycle, evaluation of popular nutrition reports, and food safety topics will bring together the basic concepts of nutrition and the basic science foundation. The effect of nutrition on oral, as well as overall, health and disease will be an integral part of the course.

    DBS 8101 Integrated Biomedical Science I

    This purpose of this course is to provide the foundational knowledge structure to first year dental students in the biomedical science disciplines of Biochemistry, Physiology, Immunology, Microbiology, Histology, Pathology, Genetics, and Pharmacology.  The foundational knowledge provided within this course will allow for interdisciplinary teaching of systems-based biomedical sciences, along with integration of clinical concepts and scenarios throughout and at the end of each system module.   The system modules begin at the end of this course with oral cavity.

    DBS 8102 Integrated Biomedical Science II

    This course continues on the foundational knowledge of  DBS 8010 purpose of this course is to provide the foundational knowledge structure to first year dental students and begin with the oral cavity system module.   

    DBS 8110 Gross Anatomy I

    The purpose of this course is to provide the foundation knowledge in the anatomy of the human body that will form the foundations of the dental curriculum, and of the practice of dentistry.

    DBS 8140 Gross Anatomy II

    This is the continuation of DBS 8110.  This course provides foundation knowledge in the anatomy of the human body that will form the foundations of the dental curriculum, and of the practice of dentistry and will focus on the head and neck region.

    DBS 8220 Pharmacology I

    This course will provide a framework and fundamental understanding of how drugs act and how the body “handles” drugs. The fundamental basis of therapeutics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic factors governing drug utilization, their desired and adverse effects will be introduced. These concepts and principles will be reinforced for all drug classes covered in this course (DBS8220) and in Pharmacology II (DBS 8310). In addition, the mechanism of action, the clinical applications and an overview of the therapeutic and adverse actions, precautions, contraindications and interactions of drugs for each major drug category/class and their implications to dental patient management will be discussed.

    DBS 8230 Physiology II

    This course is a continuation of DBS 8180, Physiology I.  Using a problem solving approach, this course will establish a fundamental working knowledge of human systems physiology as well as foundation for describing the mechanisms of action underlying human health and disease.

    DBS 8270 Microbiology & Infectious Diseases II

    This course is comprised of lecture and discussion sessions with the purpose of assisting dental students in acquiring knowledge of the fundamental principles and clinical application of microbiology.  Characteristics of infectious agents affecting oral and maxillofacial tissues, responses of the host to infection, and the use of appropriate antimicrobial chemotherapeutic agents are emphasized.  This course will continue discussion of the characteristics of the various infectious agents and their clinical manifestations emphasizing the oral signs and symptoms of infection and the transmission of disease.

    DBS 8310 Pharmacology II

    This course builds on the core pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics principles and autonomic pharmacology introduced in Pharmacology I. These concepts and principles will be reinforced for all drug classes covered in this course. In addition, the mechanism of action, their clinical applications and an overview of the therapeutic and adverse actions, precautions, contraindications and interactions of drugs for each major drug category/class and their implications to dental patient management will be discussed.

    DCD 8330 Fixed Partial Denture Treatment Planning

    The purpose of the course is to build dental student’s knowledge, and present rationale for treatment options in fixed prosthodontic treatment.  In this course the student is taught advanced fixed treatment options, periodontal consideration, and occlusion factor.

    DCD 8340 Removable Prosthodontics  

    The purpose of this course is to assist the new 3rd year student clinician in integrating foundation knowledge in removable prosthodontics with new clinical experience, as well as providing an introduction to selected topics in ancillary and advanced prosthodontic treatments. 

    DCD 8430 Oral and Maxillofacial Implants

    The purpose of the course is to present foundation knowledge for implant treatment and to assist the student in the development and application of critical thinking skills necessary to function successfully in a clinical setting.

    DCL 8301 Integrated Clinical Patient Care I

    DCL 8301, 8302, 8303, 8401, 8402, 8403 provides comprehensive patient care experiences within the scope of general dentistry.  During the DS3 year the student will be enrolled in DCL 8301, 8302, 8303 and will be expected to apply the knowledge that they have learned during simulation clinic and didactic courses in order to diagnosis, treatment plan and provide patient care within the assigned clinical groups.

    DCL 8302 Integrated Clinical Patient Care II

    DCL 8301, 8302, 8303, 8401, 8402, 8403 provides comprehensive patient care experiences within the scope of general dentistry.  During the DS3 year the student will be enrolled in DCL 8301, 8302, 8303 and will be expected to apply the knowledge that they have learned during simulation clinic and didactic courses in order to diagnosis, treatment plan and provide patient care within the assigned clinical groups.

    DCL 8303 Integrated Clinical Patient Care III

    DCL 8301, 8302, 8303, 8401, 8402, 8403 provides comprehensive patient care experiences within the scope of general dentistry.  During the DS3 year the student will be enrolled in DCL 8301, 8302, 8303 and will be expected to apply the knowledge that they have learned during simulation clinic and didactic courses in order to diagnosis, treatment plan and provide patient care within the assigned clinical groups.

    DCL 8401 Integrated Clinical Patient Care IV

    DCL 8301, 8302, 8303, 8401, 8402, 8403 provides comprehensive patient care experiences within the scope of general dentistry.  During the DS4 year the student will be enrolled in DCL 8401, 8402, 8403, Complete the course expectations and receive a grade which represents their total effort for the two-year duration of this series of courses.

    DCL 8402 Integrated Clinical Patient Care V

    DCL 8301, 8302, 8303, 8401, 8402, 8403 provides comprehensive patient care experiences within the scope of general dentistry.  During the DS4 year the student will be enrolled in DCL 8401, 8402, 8403, Complete the course expectations and receive a grade which represents their total effort for the two-year duration of this series of courses.

    DCL 8403 Integrated Clinical Patient Care VI

    DCL 8301, 8302, 8303, 8401, 8402, 8403 provides comprehensive patient care experiences within the scope of general dentistry.  During the DS4 year the student will be enrolled in DCL 8401, 8402, 8403, Complete the course expectations and receive a grade which represents their total effort for the two-year duration of this series of courses.

    DEN 8240 PreClinical Endodontics

    This course will prepare the student to diagnose diseases of the pulp and periradicular tissues and to provide practical preclinical experience in performing nonsurgical root canal treatment on uncomplicated anterior, premolar and molar teeth.  The student will be introduced to the scope, biologic rationale, and technical aspects of endodontics.  The student will develop an understanding of the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp as well as the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of pulpal etiology.  The laboratory component of the course will prepare the student in the management of pulpal and periradicular disease through various forms of clinical simulation exercises.  Problem solving skills, critical thinking and self-assessment will be emphasized. 

    DEN 8410 Endodontics

    The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to be able to diagnose, treatment plan, and provide appropriate treatment or referral of patients with diseases of the pulp and periradicular tissues.  The student will develop a broader understanding of clinical procedures included in the scope of endodontics in addition to nonsurgical root canal treatment.

    DENT 8100 Dental School 101-1st Year Seminar

    The purpose of Dental School 101: First Year Seminar is to help new dental students make a successful transition to the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Dentistry, both academically and personally. This course aims to foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life of the university, articulate to students the expectations of the School of Dentistry and its faculty, and help students continue to clarify their purpose, meaning, and direction.

    DENT 8001 Practice Essentials & IPE I

    The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the essential principles of practice and the concepts of interprofessional education. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding how these principles impact the practice of dentistry and define your role and responsibilities as a health care professional.

    DENT 8002 Practice Essentials & IPE II

    Continuation from DENT 8002 course syllabus, the purpose of this course is to introduce you to the essential principles of practice and the concepts of interprofessional education. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding how these principles impact the practice of dentistry and define your role and responsibilities as a health care professional.

    DENT 8003 Practice Essentials & IPE III

    Continuation from DENT 8002 course syllabus, the purpose of this course is to review and reinforce the ethical and professional parameters and responsibilities of the oral health care provider.  A major goal is to introduce the student to an Ethical Decision-Making Model to assist in resolving frequently encountered ethical dilemmas in dental school, private practice and community based settings.  The model is based on ethical concepts previously introduced as well as Central Values and Professional Obligations, four models of the dentist patient relationship and the ADA Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility.  In addition, a course goal is to build on a foundation of professionalism and awareness of the dentist’s responsibility in the community.  Topics include diversity and inclusion, specifically LGBT voices, poverty and the role it plays in influencing individual health and well-being and interprofessional communication..

    DENT 8004 Practice Essentials & IPE IV

    Continuation from DENT 8003 course syllabus, the purpose of this course is to introduce the dental student to the Person Centered Care (PCC) model and the importance of incorporating patient’s needs and perspectives into care delivery.  Implementation of PCC leads to greater patient satisfaction and improved clinical outcomes.

    DENT 8005 Practice Essentials & IPE V

    Continuation from DENT 8004 course syllabus, the purpose of this course is to introduce the dental student to the Person Centered Care (PCC) model and the importance of incorporating patients’ needs and perspectives into care delivery.   Implementation of PCC leads to greater patient satisfaction and improved clinical outcomes.

    DENT 8420 Dental Rounds III

    This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their critical thinking and ethical decision-making skills utilizing a group discussion format.  Students will present a specific case that identifies an ethical dilemma personally encountered and facilitate discussion with faculty and peers.

    DOD 8200 Growth and Development

    This course provides an overview of the general nature of growth, growth curves, and the factors influencing growth and maturation and reviews foundation knowledge of basic principles of genetics. A review of bone formation and remodeling principles, embryology of the craniofacial complex, cleft lip and palate development will serve as a springboard from which the mechanisms of growth as well as the controlling theories of Scott, Moss, Sicher, Latham and Van Limborgh will be discussed.  An overview of the application of this craniofacial growth data in clinical orthodontics will be integrated as appropriate and further extends this basic knowledge into clinical applications, likely to be encountered by the general dentist or dental specialist in clinical practice.

    DOD 8201 Orthodontics  

    This lecture course is designed to provide the student with an overview of clinical orthodontics today.  Such topics as the development of occlusion, etiology of malocclusion, early treatment, biomechanics of tooth movements, the treatment of clinical problems, and the role of orthodontics in the profession of dentistry are presented.  Clinical treatment of orthodontic malocclusion problems in the primary, mixed, young adult and adult dentitions will be reviewed and an overview of orthodontic treatment for Class I, II and III problems will be presented. Initial content will focus on assessment of facial form, dental, skeletal and functional problems. In lecture format, students will be presented with orthodontic records characteristic of a spectrum of orthodontic problems. Based upon the presented case records, course participants will be exposed to the diagnosis and treatment planning of various orthodontic problems.   

    DOD 8210 PreClinical Orthodontics  

    This course is designed to introduce the dental student to the techniques and procedures necessary to recognize, evaluate and diagnose a dental or skeletal malocclusion. Basic concepts of Straight Wire Appliance, electronic models and OrthoCad software for the evaluation of various dental analyses, as well as Invisalign treatment and mechanics will be presented.  The course will provide the student with the diagnostic abilities necessary for orthodontic evaluation of the patient. At the end of the course, Invisalign certification will be available for those students who complete the course requirements.

    DOD 8310 Clinical Orthodontics

    This course will introduce the student to Orthodontic case diagnosis and treatment planning as well as learning to communicate and interact with the orthodontic specialists.  The course will explore the scope of orthodontic treatment appropriate for a general dental office and the appropriate need and timing for referral to an orthodontic specialist.  At the completion of the course the student will be able to recognize various orthodontic appliances.

    DOM 8210 General Pathology

    This course provides the student with a solid understanding of the mechanisms and manifestations of diseases and the body’s response to disease, essential for the comprehensive treatment of dental patients.  This is integral to such clinical disciplines as periodontics and endodontics, and forms the foundation for oral pathology and diagnosis, physical assessment and dental treatment of patients with systemic or localized disease.  Whenever possible, the relevance of subject matter to dentistry will be emphasized.  The future dentist will develop an overview of basic disease processes, and of systemic diseases that are important to their day-to-day practice, whether managing the medically challenged patient, preparing patients for surgery, or communicating with physicians.

    DOM 8220 Radiology

    DOM 8220 Radiology prepares the dental student to practice the science of oral and maxillofacial radiology.  The techniques of digital and film-based intraoral radiography are presented in class and in the pre-clinical (lab) part of the course, and identification and correction of errors in technique are strongly emphasized.  The course continues with radiation physics, the mechanisms of x-ray generation, the effects of exposure factors on the x-ray beam, and the interactions of x-radiation and matter.  Image production and intraoral image receptors are considered next, and emphasis is placed on identifying and correcting errors resulting from improper exposure and processing.  Panoramic and other extraoral projections are discussed, followed by specialized radiographic procedures.  Radiation biology and protective measures are presented, with quality assurance protocols discussed in the context of radiation dose reduction.

    DOM 8250 Oral Diagnosis and Radiology

    This is the second in a sequence of five courses that will prepare students to function competently in the Domains of Examination and Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning.  This course introduces the principles and skills of taking the patient’s history, performing an examination, and analyzing the information to reach diagnoses.  It also covers patient flow, legally required documentation, and other support skills needed in the clinic.  The electronic record system will be introduced, and students will gain experience through exercises based on the principles and skills of data collection and diagnosis.  The purpose of this course is to prepare students for a beginner’s level of performance in clinical diagnosis and treatment planning.  Emphasis will be placed on problem solving and conceptual skills, with the goal to develop critical thinking and clinical judgment.

    DOM 8260 Oral Pathology and Radiographic Interpretation Seminar  

    This course will present the more common and important diseases that appear in the orofacial structures.  A wide spectrum of diseases will be covered, with special emphasis on inflammatory/infectious and neoplastic diseases of oral soft and hard tissues.  The course involves pattern association -- the correlation of observed signs and symptoms with known patterns of disease to make a differential or definitive diagnosis

    DOM 8280 Principles of Treatment Planning  

    This course will enable the dental student to develop a logical thought process needed for comprehensive, problem-oriented treatment planning for the adult patient

    DOM 8370 Oral Medicine I  

    This course will provide instruction on the dental treatment of patients with common medical problems, and management of some common oral diseases and oral manifestations of various systemic diseases.  The course is designed to stimulate the students’ analytic ability through case-based learning with the goal of enhancing problem-solving capability, critical thinking and clinical judgment. The course also emphasizes evidence-based practice.  The students will be introduced to the evidence-based clinical practice guidelines from various health organizations regarding common medical conditions and applying it in their clinical judgment. The most current scientific evidence will also be presented and discussed.

    DOM 8380 TMJ Pathology and Facial Pain-

    This course presents information designed to provide the students with knowledge and concepts involved in discriminating masticatory and non-masticatory pain.  A variety of alternative treatment approaches, their indications, contraindications, strengths, weaknesses, and their risks and benefits will be explored.  This course is designed to permit students to develop the ability to diagnose a variety of sources of facial pain and become familiar with the procedures involved in behavioral, physical and/or surgical management of temporomandibular joint disk displacement, temporomandibular degenerative joint disease, and masticatory myofascial pain.

    DOM 8430 Oral Medicine II  

    The purpose of the course is to focus on management of oral mucosal diseases and oral manifestations of systemic diseases.  Instruction on the management and treatment of medically complex patients will be based on current evidence. The course, a continuation of Oral Medicine I (DOM 8370), consists of a series of case discussions in the classroom for which the students will be directed to establish the diagnosis and best management of oral manifestations of systemic diseases. The course will also introduce newly emerging evidence relevant to dental care.

    DOS 8220 Pain & Anxiety Control

    This course will serve as an introduction to the methods for dealing with pain and anxiety control in dentistry.  It is intended to provide each student with the rationale for pain control, a review of essential anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of local anesthetics.  In addition, there will be detailed instruction in local anesthetic techniques, both didactic and clinical, and an introduction to the use of nitrous oxide analgesia as a means of anxiety control.  Students will begin to develop the necessary clinical skills in administering local anesthesia to assure that their patients will be comfortable and pain free when receiving dental care.

    DOS 8250 Management of Medical Emergencies  

    This course will offer foundational knowledge in emergency medicine, which will enable the student to assess and manage patients experiencing a medical emergency in the dental office. Differential diagnosis is presented according to the presenting signs and symptoms.  Emphasis is placed on proper office protocol during an emergency, including the use of an emergency drug kit.

    DOS 8300 Applied Clinical Therapeutics

    The purpose of the course is to assist students in applying the basic principles in the chemotherapeutic management of the dental patient in a variety of typical clinical situations. In addition, the course is intended to familiarize the student with commonly prescribed medications in the dental office, their uses and dosages and to enable them to make prudent decisions in determining when and which drug(s) to prescribe. The technique(s) of prescription writing as well as an understanding of the laws and regulations that oversee the practice of prescription writing will be heavily stressed. The course offers a variety of case studies evaluation and problem solving in drug therapy.

    DOS 8310 Clinical Oral Surgery  

    This course will provide the basic skills for the student to diagnose and treat simple oral and maxillofacial surgical problems and to develop expertise in evaluating the “total” patient by utilizing and integrating the foundation knowledge acquired in prior biomedical science and other clinical courses.

    DOS 8340 Oral Surgery I

    This course is designed to prepare the dental student for their clinical experiences in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

    DOS 8320 Oral Surgery II  

    This course will assist in developing a foundation of professional knowledge and an in-depth exposure to the range of minor oral surgical procedures that are essential to the general dentist.  In addition, the course seeks to assist in developing a sense of confidence in the students' clinical judgment and enable them to recognize and select those cases for oral surgery which lie within the limit of their ability, and to refer other surgical problems wisely to the oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

    DOS 8390 Physical Assessment  

    This course will introduce the student to the principles of internal medicine from a systems approach with particular emphasis on dental correlations as they may arise in the course of daily patient care.

    DOS 8410 Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    This course is structured to help the senior year dental student acquire a basic understanding of the advanced aspects of the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery and includes the process of diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive management of diseases, deformities and malformations of the oral cavity, jaws and associated structures.

    DOS 8430 Clinical Oral Surgery  

    This course is designed to provide clinical instruction and opportunities for patient care for emergency patients and patients of record of the School of Dentistry who are in need of treatment in the specialty area of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

    DPD 8240 Pediatric Dentistry PreClinical

    This course is designed to provide preclinical experiences to the dental student, to aid in the development of the skills necessary to perform basic restorative procedures on the primary dentition.  Upon completion of the preclinical course the student will be able to perform and evaluate basic restorative procedures, space maintainers, and preventive measures.

    DPD 8300 Pediatric Dentistry I

    This course will introduce the dental student to the concepts of behavior management, prevention, and treatment planning in pediatric dentistry.

    DPD 8320 Clinical Pediatrics

    The purpose of the course is to introduce the 3rd  year dental student to the art and science of clinical pediatric dentistry, and allow them to gain the necessary skills to become competent in caring for the needs of the pediatric dental patient.

    DPD 8330 Pediatric Dentistry II

    The purpose of the course is to provide the theory and rationale for basic clinical procedures in Pediatric Dentistry.  This course complements DPD 8240, Preclinical Pediatric Dentistry, which is taught concurrently.

    DPD 8340 Pediatric Dentistry III

    The purpose of the course is to provide the student with information related to more complex information/evaluation and treatment of pediatric dental patients.

    DPD 8410 Clinical Pediatrics  

    This course is intended to provide additional clinical experiences in pediatric dental techniques, evaluation of the clinical competency of each student in pediatric restorative dentistry and advanced treatment planning and provide comprehensive care to pediatric dental patients at the Corktown Clinic, Outreach clinics and University Health Center.

    DPE 8240 Periodontal Therapy II

    This course is designed to provide the learner with information regarding the surgical aspects of the treatment of periodontal disease, as well as the consideration of pertinent systemic conditions, which may affect periodontal surgery.  Topics covered in this course will include the rationale, indications and contraindications for various periodontal surgical procedures, treatment modalities including mucogingival surgery, treatment of bony defects, osseous grafting and periodontal tissue regeneration.   The mechanisms and timing of healing of surgical sites, as well as post-surgical treatment will be presented.   Current trends in periodontics will be emphasized, and the student will be helped to understand the relationships between the dental hygienist, general practitioner and the periodontal specialist.  The student will understand the role of all health care providers in the management of periodontal disease.

    DRD 8001 Integrated Clinical Foundations and Simulation I

    The purpose of this course is to provide student instruction in the clinical foundations of comprehensive dental and oral health care for patients through all stages of life.  The course will introduce foundational knowledge of clinical practice, principles, and terminology in restorative, periodontal, evidence-based treatment techniques.  This course will introduce techniques as applied to the different stages of dental caries and periodontal disease progression and acquired of genetic defects. 

    DRD 8002 Integrated Clinical Foundations and Simulation II

    Continuation from DRD 8001 course syllabus, the purpose of this course is to provide student instruction in the clinical foundations of comprehensive dental and oral health care for patients through all stages of life.  The course will introduce foundational knowledge of clinical practice, principles, and terminology in restorative, periodontal, evidence-based treatment techniques.  This course will introduce techniques as applied to the different stages of dental caries and periodontal disease progression and acquired of genetic defects. 

    DRD 8003 Integrated Clinical Foundations and Simulation III

    Continuation from DRD 8002 course syllabus, the purpose of this course is to provide student instruction in the clinical foundations of comprehensive dental and oral health care for patients through all stages of life.  The course will introduce foundational knowledge of clinical practice, principles, and terminology in restorative, periodontal, evidence-based treatment techniques.  This course will introduce techniques as applied to the different stages of dental caries and periodontal disease progression and acquired of genetic defects. 

    DRD 8004 Integrated Clinical Foundations and Simulation IV

    Continuation from DRD 8003 course syllabus, the purpose of this course is to provide student instruction in the clinical foundations of comprehensive dental and oral health care for patients through all stages of life.  The course will introduce foundational knowledge of clinical practice, principles, and terminology in restorative, periodontal, evidence-based treatment techniques.  This course will introduce techniques as applied to the different stages of dental caries and periodontal disease progression and acquired of genetic defects. 

    DRD 8005 Integrated Clinical Foundations and Simulation V

    Continuation from DRD 8004 course syllabus, the purpose of this course is to provide student instruction in the clinical foundations of comprehensive dental and oral health care for patients through all stages of life.  The course will introduce foundational knowledge of clinical practice, principles, and terminology in restorative, periodontal, evidence-based treatment techniques.  This course will introduce techniques as applied to the different stages of dental caries and periodontal disease progression and acquired of genetic defects. 

    DSD 8140 Foundations of Evidence-Based Dentistry

    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an introduction to the principles of evidence-based dentistry.  Special emphasis will be placed on understanding how evidence-based decision making applies to the practice of dentistry.

    DSD 8230 Evidence-Based Dentistry II

    This course, the second in a series, is designed to help students understand and apply evidence-based principles in clinical dentistry. It will provide students with practice developing PICO questions, conducting literature searches, and assessing evidence to determine its usefulness in clinical practice. Active learning will be emphasized and students will have opportunities to apply what they learn by conducting their own searches, analyzing, and presenting evidence in small group sessions.

    DSD 8320 Community Dentistry I: Dental Care for Special Patients

    The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental student to common disabling conditions and the special dental care needs of physically and mentally impaired individuals and/or geriatric patients.  The material presented will assist the student in recognizing, assessing, planning and managing the dental patient with special needs.

    DSD 8400 Practice Management I

    This course is the first of three in the Practice Management Series that will address issues, both global and specific, to the operation of a dental practice. This first section will address basic skills needed in order to operate a successful business. It will include, but not be limited to, accounting principles, business structure, business law, economics, taxes, finance and strategic management.

    DSD 8410 Practice Management II

    This course is the second of three in the Practice Management Series that will address issues, both global and specific, to the operation of a dental practice. This second course will address leadership and communication in the office setting.  Focus within the course will be on associateships and practice purchase.

    DSD 8460 Practice Management III

    This course is the last of three in the Practice Management Series that will address issues

    specific to the operation of a dental practice. This last course will consist of a computer simulation of a dental practice as well as various pertinent topics appropriate to this course.

    DSD 8470 Clinical Service Learning

    This course has been designed to provide community-based experiences, particularly in clinics located in underserved communities, to give the dental student, greater skill and confidence in interacting with diverse patients, increase awareness of the dental care needs in the community, in turn, leading to better trust and more effective communication about oral health and exposure to employment opportunities in these underserved communities. In addition, the services that the students provide in such clinics improve access to care for underserved communities.

     

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