Dental Courses

The dental teaching programs in the department are designed to combine a core of basic knowledge with understanding of fundamental principles.  Courses in Physiology and Pharmacology, Pain Management include clinical correlation sessions to connect lecture and reading material to the practice  of clinical medicine and dentistry.  A combined DMD / PhD program is also offered.  In addition, opportunities exist for students and clinicians who wish to pursue research related to any of our Faculty Research Interests. The department is strongly committed to its educational role at all levels, and strives to integrate top quality research with excellence in education.

Dental Physiology

This course, given to first year dental students, teaches general principles of human physiology.  The application of these principles in the practice of dentistry is illustrated by appropriate examples.