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Year 1

5102 Dental Pharmacology

A component of the General Medicine unit, this systems-based course runs sequentially with Human Physiology, Systemic Anatomy, Pathology and Medicine, and will cover those pharmacological concepts and the actions of drug classes relevant for dental clinicians.
Lectures 36 hours

5125 Operative Dentistry

An introduction to operative dentistry that lays the foundation of fine psychomotor skills, knowledge, and professional deportment.  Particular emphasis is placed on the principles and execution of prevention, operative field management, minimal intervention, cavity preparation and restorations.
Lectures 24 hours; Clinic 84 hours

5130 Occlusion

This course is an introduction to concepts of occlusion designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the fundamentals involved.  The course content is coordinated with Operative Dentistry and Dental Anatomy.
Lectures 6 hours; Labs 72 hours

5131 Dental Anatomy

This course introduces the student to basic dental terminology, and to the eruption and macroscopic anatomy of the teeth.  The course content is coordinated with Oral Histology and Occlusion.  The content of this course was previously included in D5130 Occlusion.
Lectures 17 hours; Labs 37 hours

5140 Oral Histology

An introduction to the composition, function and development of diverse tissues in the oral cavity and related structures.  The goal of the course is to prepare the student to become competent in understanding and interpreting the normal histological structures of the oral cavity.
Lectures 24 hours; Labs 24 hours

5144 Biomaterials

This course provides first year dentistry students with foundation knowledge associated with dental materials science.  The goal of the course is to enable students to understand biomaterial concepts presented in other clinical courses.
Lectures 14.5 hours

5155 Practic Administration

The course includes lectures on the history of dentistry, regulation and organization of dentistry, critical appraisal of the dental literature, ethics and professionalism and professional leadership.
Lectures 32 hours; Workshop 2 hours

5160 Systemic Anatomy

A component of the General Medicine Unit, this systems-based course runs sequentially with Human Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Medicine.  It will cover systems-based human anatomy.
Lectures 21 hours; Labs 5 hours

5161 Human Physiology

A component of the General Medicine Unit, this systems-based course runs sequentially with Systemic Anatomy, Pathology, Pharmacology and Medicine.  Human Physiology will be covered online through WebCT and students will work independently. There may also be some in-class teaching.
42 dedicated hours

5162 Pathology

A component of the General Medicine Unit, this systems-based course runs sequentially with Human Physiology, Pharmacology, Systemic Anatomy and Medicine.  The course examines specific aspects (etiology, clinical presentation, macroscopic and microscopic features, and pathogenesis) of common human diseases relevant to the practice of dentistry.
Lectures 23 hours

5165 Medicine

A component of the General Medicine Unit, this systems and case-based course runs sequentially with Systemic Anatomy, Pathology, Pharmacology and Human Physiology, and covers the management of medical conditions as they relate to dentistry.
Lectures 38 hours

5170 Oral Diseases

An integrated course covering the common diseases of the teeth, periodontal and periapical tissues; specifally caries, gingivits, periodontitis, pulp disease, periapical inflammation, regressive dental conditions and dental anomalies.
Lectures 43 hours; Labs 1 hour

5185 Core Biology

This course is a series of modules introducing the dental student to fundamental concepts related to various conditions and diseases.
Lectures 46 hours; Labs 4 hours

5186 Head and Neck Anatomy

This course covers the macroscopic anatomy of the head and neck using prosected specimens, with particular emphasis on those areas relevant to the practice of Dentistry.  The course content is coordinated with related topics in Oral Histology.
Lectures 26 hours; Labs 15 hours

5187 Patient Assessment

This integrated course introduces the student to history taking, clinical examination and record keeping.
Lectures 24 hours; Clinic 19 hours

5188 Clinical Procedures I

This is an introductory course to basic dental procedures including impressions and models, basic periodontal procedures and intraoral radiography.
Lectures 15 hours; Clinic 16 hours

5190 Introduction to Clinics

This course will introduce the first year dental student to clinical patient care.
Clinic 45 hours