Dentistry (DMD)

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Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) 
Unit: School of Dentistry 
Program Website
Academic Plan Code(s): DE_ _DMD

Program Information

University of Louisville School of Dentistry (ULSD) offers outstanding clinical education using state-of-the-art simulation and technology. Exposure to biomedical research enhances the dental education experience. ULSD considers students partners in learning and seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges of today’s dental profession. ULSD strives to foster and sustain an exemplary educational community that offers a nurturing and challenging intellectual climate, a respect for the spectrum of human diversity and a genuine understanding of the many differences that enrich a vibrant metropolitan research university.

Degrees Offered:
Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD)

Dual Degrees:
DMD/PhD
DMD/MS in Oral Biology
DMD/MBA

To learn more: louisville.edu/dentistry/degrees.

The DMD program is accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

View all School of Dentistry accreditation information.

DMD Program Curriculum, 2019-2020

First Year (D1)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
BMSC 802 Histology 5
BMSC 805 Physiology 6
GDOM 800 Dental Anatomy and Occlusion 2
GDOM 801 Dental Anatomy and Occlusion Lab 3
GDOM 802 Introduction to Preventive Dentistry 1
OHR 801 Infection Control 1
GDOM 807 Evidence-Based Decision Making 0.5
OIID 800 Correlated Sciences 1
 Hours19.5
Spring
BMSC 809 Survey of Dental Gross and Neuroanatomy 7
BMSC 804 Biochemistry 5
GDOM 803 Preclinical Operative Dentistry Lecture 2.5
GDOM 804 Preclinical Operative Dentistry (Lab) 3
GDOM 805 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry I 2.5
OPSC 800 Growth and Development 1
OHR 830 Periodontics I 1
SUHD 813 Oral Radiology I 2
 Hours24
 Minimum Total Hours43.5

Second Year (D2)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
SummerHours
Summer Session S1  
BMSC 806 Microbiology and Immunology 4
SUHD 814 Oral Radiology II 1
SUHD 802 Pain and Anxiety Control 3
 Hours8
 Minimum Total Hours8
Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
FallHours
SUHD 821 General Pathology 5
GDOM 882 Preclinical Occlusion and TMD 3
OHR 835 Periodontics II 1
OHR 861 Introduction to Indirect Restorations (Lecture) 2
OHR 862 Introduction to Indirect Restorations (Laboratory) 3
OHR 867 Preclinical Complete Denture Lecture 1
OHR 868 Preclinical Complete Denture Laboratory 1.5
OPSC 804 Pediatric Dentistry I 1
 Hours17.5
Spring
SUHD 803 Oral Pathology 4
GDOM 812 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry II 1 3
GDOM 815 Preclinical Operative Dentistry II 2 4
GDOM 824 Preclinical Treatment Planning 2 5
SUHD 815 Clinical Oral Radiology 2 1
OHR 838 Periodontal Modular Learning 2
OHR 863 Removable Partial Dentures Lecture 1
OHR 864 Removable Partial Dentures Lab 2.5
OHR 865 Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics Lecture 1
OHR 866 Preclinical Fixed Prothodontics Lab 4
OHR 870 Introduction to Implant Dentistry 1
OPSC 805 Principles of Orthodontics 1
OPSC 815 Preclinical Pediatric Dentistry Lecture and Lab 3
 Hours32.5
 Minimum Total Hours50

Third Year (D3)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 3
SummerHours
Summer Session S2  
OHR 805 Endodontics I 3
 Hours3
 Minimum Total Hours3
Plan of Study Grid
Year 3
FallHours
BMSC 807 Pharmacology and Dental Therapeutics 4
GDOM 831 Operative Dentistry III 0.5
GDOM 835 Oral Medicine 3
OHR 840 Periodontics III 1
OHR 881 Implant Dentistry 1
OHR 885 Complete Dentures I Lecture 1
OPSC 806 Pediatric Dentistry II 1
SUHD 805 Principles of Oral Surgery 1
 Hours12.5
Spring
OHR 815 Endodontics II 1
OHR 818 D3 Clinical Endodontics 1
OHR 886 Clinical Complete Dentures I 3
GDOM 830 Dental Clinical Pharmacology 2
GDOM 832 Introduction to Practice Management 1
GDOM 833 Clinical Treatment Planning I 3
GDOM 842 Restorative Dentistry Review 1
GDOM 849 Ethical Issues in Dentistry 1
OPSC 811 Concepts in Special Patient Care 1
OPSC 816 Care of the Pediatric Special Needs Patient 1
SUHD 806 Principles of Oral Surgery II 1
SUHD 807 Clinical Oral Surgery I 4
SUHD 816 Advanced Radiologic Interpretation 1
 Hours21
 Minimum Total Hours33.5
Third Year Selectives
OHR 856Advanced Periodontics Elective (Spring)0.5
IDSC 860Interdisciplinary Service Learning (Fall and Spring)3
IDSC 861International Dental Exchange Scholarship Program (Fall)2
IDSC 874International Community Dental Service Project (Spring)2

Fourth Year (D4) 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 4
FallHours
GDOM 841 D4 Senior Practice Management 3
GDOM 856 Special Topics in Clinical Dentistry 1
OHR 850 Advanced Periodontics Selective 1
OPSC 809 Clinical Orthodontics 1
SUHD 808 Clinical Oral Surgery II 2
SUHD 811 General Medicine in Dentistry 1
 Hours9
Spring
GDOM 820 Community Service 0.5
GDOM 844 Clinical Treatment Planning II 2
GDOM 845 Clinical Diagnosis 3
GDOM 846 Clinical Operative Dentistry II 6
GDOM 848 Clinical Extramural Experience 4
GDOM 855 Integrated Clinical Sciences II 4
GDOM 856 Special Topics in Clinical Dentistry 1
OHR 825 D4 Clinical Endodontics 2
OHR 852 Clinical Periodontics 3
OHR 855 Clinical Preventive Denistry 3
OHR 891 Clinical Complete Dentures II 2
OHR 893 Clinical Removable Partial Dentures 3
OHR 895 D4 Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics 5
OPSC 813 Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 3
 Hours41.5
 Minimum Total Hours50.5
Fourth Year Selective
GDOM 879Introduction to Photography in Dentistry (Fall and Spring)1
GDOM 881Advanced Occlusion and Restorative Concepts (Fall and Spring)1
OHR 856Advanced Periodontics Elective (Spring)0.5
OHR 828D4 Endodontics Selective (Spring)1
OHR 899Preclinical Student Teaching Experience (Fall and Spring)2-4
IDSC 860Interdisciplinary Service Learning (Fall and Spring)3
IDSC 861International Dental Exchange Scholarship Program (Fall)2
IDSC 874International Community Dental Service Project (Spring)2

Coursework by Category

D1 Year Courses

Biomedical Science Courses
Fall Semester
BMSC 802Histology5
BMSC 805Physiology6
Spring Semester
BMSC 809Survey of Dental Gross and Neuroanatomy7
BMSC 804Biochemistry5
Oral Health Sciences Courses
Fall Semester
GDOM 800Dental Anatomy and Occlusion2
GDOM 801Dental Anatomy and Occlusion Lab3
GDOM 802Introduction to Preventive Dentistry1
OHR 801Infection Control1
GDOM 807Evidence-Based Decision Making0.5
OIID 800Correlated Sciences1
SUHD 813Oral Radiology I2
GDOM 803Preclinical Operative Dentistry Lecture2.5
GDOM 804Preclinical Operative Dentistry (Lab)3
GDOM 805Introduction to Clinical Dentistry I2.5
OPSC 800Growth and Development1
OHR 830Periodontics I1

D2 Year Courses

Biomedical Science Courses
Summer (S1) Semester
BMSC 806Microbiology and Immunology4
Oral Health Sciences Courses
Summer (S2) Semester
OHR 805Endodontics I3
Summer, Fall, Spring Semesters 1
GDOM 840Integrated Clinical Sciences I4
GDOM 834Clinical Operative Dentistry I4.5
Fall Semester
GDOM 831Operative Dentistry III0.5
GDOM 835Oral Medicine3
OHR 840Periodontics III1
OHR 881Implant Dentistry1
OHR 885Complete Dentures I Lecture1
OPSC 806Pediatric Dentistry II1
SUHD 805Principles of Oral Surgery1
Fall and Spring Semesters 1
GDOM 833Clinical Treatment Planning I3
OHR 818D3 Clinical Endodontics1
OHR 886Clinical Complete Dentures I3
SUHD 807Clinical Oral Surgery I4
GDOM 845Clinical Diagnosis3
OHR 852Clinical Periodontics3
OHR 855Clinical Preventive Denistry3
OHR 893Clinical Removable Partial Dentures3
OHR 895D4 Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics5
OPSC 809Clinical Orthodontics (1.5 years)1
OPSC 813Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (2 years)3
Spring Semester
GDOM 830Dental Clinical Pharmacology2
GDOM 832Introduction to Practice Management1
GDOM 842Restorative Dentistry Review1
GDOM 849Ethical Issues in Dentistry1
OHR 815Endodontics II1
OPSC 811Concepts in Special Patient Care1
OPSC 816Care of the Pediatric Special Needs Patient1
SUHD 806Principles of Oral Surgery II1
SUHD 816Advanced Radiologic Interpretation1
OHR 856Advanced Periodontics Elective0.5

D3 Year Courses

Biomedical Science Courses
Fall Semester
BMSC 807Pharmacology and Dental Therapeutics4
Oral Health Sciences Courses
Summer (S2) Semester
OHR 805Endodontics I3
Summer, Fall, Spring Semesters 1
GDOM 840Integrated Clinical Sciences I4
GDOM 834Clinical Operative Dentistry I4.5
Fall Semester
GDOM 831Operative Dentistry III0.5
GDOM 835Oral Medicine3
OHR 840Periodontics III1
OHR 881Implant Dentistry1
OHR 885Complete Dentures I Lecture1
OPSC 806Pediatric Dentistry II1
SUHD 805Principles of Oral Surgery1
Fall and Spring Semesters 1
GDOM 833Clinical Treatment Planning I3
OHR 818D3 Clinical Endodontics1
OHR 886Clinical Complete Dentures I3
SUHD 807Clinical Oral Surgery I4
GDOM 845Clinical Diagnosis (2 years)3
OHR 852Clinical Periodontics (2 years)3
OHR 855Clinical Preventive Denistry (2 years)3
OHR 893Clinical Removable Partial Dentures (2 years)3
OHR 895D4 Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics (2 years)5
OPSC 809Clinical Orthodontics (1.5 years)1
OPSC 813Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (2 years)3
Spring Semester
GDOM 830Dental Clinical Pharmacology2
GDOM 832Introduction to Practice Management1
GDOM 842Restorative Dentistry Review1
GDOM 849Ethical Issues in Dentistry1
OHR 815Endodontics II1
OPSC 811Concepts in Special Patient Care1
OPSC 816Care of the Pediatric Special Needs Patient1
SUHD 806Principles of Oral Surgery II1
SUHD 816Advanced Radiologic Interpretation1
OHR 856Advanced Periodontics Elective (selective)0.5

D4 Year Courses

Oral Health Sciences Courses
Summer and Fall Semesters 1
OPSC 809Clinical Orthodontics (1.5 years)a
Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters 1
GDOM 848Clinical Extramural Experience4
GDOM 855Integrated Clinical Sciences II4
GDOM 846Clinical Operative Dentistry II6
GDOM 845Clinical Diagnosis (2 years)3
OHR 852Clinical Periodontics (2 years)3
OHR 855Clinical Preventive Denistry (2 years)3
OPSC 813Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (2 years)3
OHR 895D4 Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics (2 years)5
OHR 893Clinical Removable Partial Dentures (2 years)3
Fall Semester
GDOM 841D4 Senior Practice Management3
GDOM 842Restorative Dentistry Review (online)1
GDOM 856Special Topics in Clinical Dentistry (online)1
OHR 850Advanced Periodontics Selective1
SUHD 808Clinical Oral Surgery II2
SUHD 811General Medicine in Dentistry1
Fall and Spring Semesters 1
GDOM 844Clinical Treatment Planning II2
OHR 825D4 Clinical Endodontics2
OHR 891Clinical Complete Dentures II2
GDOM 879Introduction to Photography in Dentistry (selective)1
OHR 899Preclinical Student Teaching Experience (selective)2-4
GDOM 881Advanced Occlusion and Restorative Concepts (selective)1
Spring Semester
OHR 856Advanced Periodontics Elective (selective)0.5
OHR 828D4 Endodontics Selective (selective)1