The second year basic science courses are concerned with the pathology of the bodily systems, with special emphasis on the oral cavity. They include Infectious Diseases, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Basic Human Pathology II. Dental didactic and patient simulation courses include Anesthesiology and Pain Control, Fixed and Removable Partial Denture Prosthodontics, Craniofacial Function II, Implant Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontology I, Pediatric Dentistry/Growth and Development, Geriatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Medicine II, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Practice Management II and Orthodontics. The Epidemiology Course helps students to understand dental diseases, research methodology, and the dental literature.
In the second year, students have a more enhanced clinical participation program in the Introduction to Clinical Experience (ICE) II Course. In this course, they learn and practice procedures on each other, they assist with oral and maxillofacial surgery patients, and they assist students in the upper classes in the clinical group practices. In March, in preparation for clinic entry, students attend the Annual Risk/Safety/Infection Control Symposium. In the last trimester of the second year, they enter their group practices where they begin to treat their own patients. They also treat patients in rotations such as Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Periodontology.
A Board Review Course at the end of Year 2 prepares the students for the National Board Part I Examination, a requirement for promotion into the third year.
Basic Human Pathology II
CranioFacial Function II
Intro to Clinical Experience II
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Pediatric Dentistry/Growth Development
Removable Prosthothodontics Patient Simulation Course
Practice Management II
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthodontics Patient Simulation
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Operative Workshop-Introduction to Materials