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.
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.