Table 2.

ASDOH four-year predoctoral dental curriculum focus areas

First YearSecond YearThird YearFourth Year
First Semester
  • Integrated Human Science

  • Introduction to Dentistry

  • Dental Anatomy

  • Operative Dentistry II

  • Dental Sciences

  • Clinic Orientation II

  • Public Health

  • Community Dentistry

  • Clinical Dentistry: 32 hours a week in on-campus dental clinic

  • Clinical Dentistry Seminars

  • Orthodontics

  • Oral Pathology II

  • Dental Business I

  • Clinical Dentistry: 40 hours a week, 50% on-campus dental clinic and 50% off-campus external clinical rotation sites

  • Dental Business II

  • 3 seminar weeks (on-campus)

Second Semester
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Head & Neck

  • Etiologies & Pathologies of Oral Diseases

  • Operative Dentistry

  • Clinic Orientation I

  • Dental Auxiliary Utilization

  • Dental Sciences

  • Special Populations (pediatrics, special care including geriatrics and medically complex)

  • Patient Assessment & Treatment Planning

  • Clinic Orientation II: general dentistry and internal specialty rotations

  • Public Health

  • Community Dentistry

  • Behavioral Sciences

  • Clinical Dentistry: 36 hours a week in on-campus dental clinic

  • Clinical Dentistry Seminars including student treatment planning seminars