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/MS in Oral Biology

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

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DMD Program Curriculum, 2020-2021

First Year (D1)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
BMSC 805: Integrated Biomedical Sciences by Body System (Integrated Biomedical Sciences) 6
BMSC 802: Histology 5
CMPD 800 Dental Anatomy and Occlusion (Leture ) 2
CMPD 801 Dental Anatomy and Occlusion Lab 3
CMPD 860 Introduction to Preventive Dentistry 1
DXOH 801 Infection Control 1
CMPD 883 Evidence-Based Decision Making 0.5
OIID 800 Correlated Sciences 1
BMSC 809 Survey of Dental Gross and Neuroanatomy 7
BMSC 807 Pharmacology and Dental Therapeutics 4
BMSC 804: Biochemistry 5
CMPD 810 Preclinical Operative Dentistry Lecture 2.5
CMPD 811 Preclinical Operative Dentistry (Lab) 3
CMPD 820 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry I 2 2.5
CMPD 870 Growth and Development 1
DXOH 851 Periodontics I 1
DXOH 813 Oral Radiology I 2
 Minimum Total Hours47.5

Second Year (D2)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Summer Session (S1)  
BMSC 806 Microbiology and Immunology 4
DXOH 814 Oral Radiology II 1
DXOH 802 Pain and Anxiety Control 3
 Minimum Total Hours8
Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
DXOH 804 General Pathology 5
CMPD 802 Preclinical Occlusion and TMD 3
DXOH 852 Periodontics II 1
RARD 861 Introduction to Indirect Restorations (Lecture) 2
RARD 862 Introduction to Indirect Restorations (Laboratory) 3
CMPD 845 Preclinical Complete Denture Lecture 1
CMPD 846 Preclinical Complete Denture Laboratory 1.5
CMPD 871 Pediatric Dentistry I 1
DXOH 803 Oral Pathology 4
CMPD 821 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry II 1 3
CMPD 812 Preclinical Operative Dentistry II 2 4
CMPD 830 Preclinical Treatment Planning 2 5
DXOH 815 Clinical Oral Radiology 2 1
DXOH 853 Periodontal Modular Learning 2
CMPD 840 Removable Partial Dentures Lecture 1
CMPD 841 Removable Partial Dentures Lab 2.5
RARD 865 Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics Lecture 1
RARD 866 Preclinical Fixed Prothodontics Lab 4
RARD 870 Introduction to Implant Dentistry 1
RARD 805 Principles and Techniques of Orthodontics 3
CMPD 873 Preclinical Pediatrics (Lecture and Laboratory) 3
 Minimum Total Hours52

Third Year (D3)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 3
Summer Session (S2)  
DXOH 820 Endodontics I (Root Camp) 3
 Minimum Total Hours3
Plan of Study Grid
Year 3
CMPD 813 Operative Dentistry III 0.5
DXOH 835 Oral Medicine 3
DXOH 854 Periodontics III 1
RARD 871 Implant Dentistry 1
CMPD 847 Complete Dentures I Lecture 1
CMPD 872 Pediatric Dentistry II 1
OMFS 805 Principles of Oral Surgery I 1
DXOH 821 Endodontics II 1
DXOH 822 Clinical Endodontics I 1 1
CMPD 848 Clinical Complete Dentures I 1 3
DXOH 830 Dental Clinical Pharmacology 2
CMPD 884 Practice Management I 1
CMPD 831 Clinical Treatment Planning I 1 3
CMPD 886 National Board Review 1
CMPD 882 Ethical Issues in Dentistry 1
CMPD 875 Care of the Pediatric Special Needs Patient 1
CMPD 876 Concepts in Special Patient Care 1
OMFS 806 Principles of Oral Surgery II 1
OMFS 807 Clinical Oral Surgery I 1 4
DXOH 816 Advanced Radiologic Interpretation 1
 Minimum Total Hours29.5
Third Year Selectives
DXOH 856Advanced Periodontics Elective0.5
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
CMPD 885 Practice Management II 3
RARD 809 Clinical Orthodontics 3 2
OMFS 808 Clinical Oral Surgery II 2
OMFS 811 General Medicine in Dentistry 1
CMPD 880 Community Service 3 0.5
CMPD 881 Clinical Extramural Experience 3 4
CMPD 832 Clinical Treatment Planning II 2 2
DXOH 845 Clinical Diagnosis 3 3
CMPD 815 Clinical Operative Dentistry II 1 6
CMPD 855 Integrated Clinical Sciences II 1 4
DXOH 823 Clinical Endodontics II 1 2
DXOH 855 Clinical Periodontics 3 3
CMPD 861 Clinical Preventive Denistry 3 3
CMPD 849 Clinical Complete Dentures II 1 2
CMPD 842 Clinical Removable Partial Dentures 3 3
RARD 868 Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics 3 5
CMPD 874 Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 3 3
CMPD 856 Clinical Patient Care in Dentistry 3 8
 Minimum Total Hours56.5
Fourth Year Selective
CMPD 890Principles of Digital Photography in Dentistry (Fall and Spring)1
CMPD 803Advanced Occlusion and Restorative Concepts (Fall and Spring )1
DXOH 856Advanced Periodontics Elective (Spring)0.5
DXOH 824Advanced Endodontics (Spring)1
CMPD 899Preclinical Student Teaching Experience (Fall and Spring)2-4
IDSC 861International Dental Exchange Scholarship Program (May award)2
IDSC 874International Community Dental Service Project (Spring Break)2

Coursework by Category

D1 Year Courses

Biomedical Science Courses
BMSC 802: Histology5
BMSC 804: Biochemistry5
BMSC 805: Integrated Biomedical Sciences by Body System (Integrated Biomedical Sciences)6
BMSC 809Survey of Dental Gross and Neuroanatomy7
BMSC 807Pharmacology and Dental Therapeutics4
Oral Health Sciences Courses
CMPD 800Dental Anatomy and Occlusion (Lecture)2
CMPD 801Dental Anatomy and Occlusion Lab3
DXOH 801Infection Control1
CMPD 883Evidence-Based Decision Making0.5
OIID 800Correlated Sciences1
CMPD 820Introduction to Clinical Dentistry I2.5
DXOH 813Oral Radiology I2
CMPD 810Preclinical Operative Dentistry Lecture2.5
CMPD 811Preclinical Operative Dentistry (Lab)3
CMPD 870Growth and Development1
CMPD 860Introduction to Preventive Dentistry1
DXOH 851Periodontics I1

D2 Year Courses

Biomedical Science Courses
BMSC 806Microbiology and Immunology4
Oral Health Sciences Courses
DXOH 814Oral Radiology II1
DXOH 802Pain and Anxiety Control3
CMPD 821Introduction to Clinical Dentistry II3
DXOH 804General Pathology5
DXOH 803Oral Pathology4
CMPD 802Preclinical Occlusion and TMD3
DXOH 852Periodontics II1
RARD 861Introduction to Indirect Restorations (Lecture)2
RARD 862Introduction to Indirect Restorations (Laboratory)3
CMPD 845Preclinical Complete Denture Lecture1
CMPD 846Preclinical Complete Denture Laboratory1.5
CMPD 871Pediatric Dentistry I1
CMPD 812Preclinical Operative Dentistry II4
CMPD 830Preclinical Treatment Planning5
DXOH 815Clinical Oral Radiology1
DXOH 853Periodontal Modular Learning2
CMPD 840Removable Partial Dentures Lecture1
CMPD 841Removable Partial Dentures Lab2.5
RARD 865Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics Lecture1
RARD 866Preclinical Fixed Prothodontics Lab4
RARD 870Introduction to Implant Dentistry1
RARD 805Principles and Techniques of Orthodontics3
CMPD 873Preclinical Pediatrics (Lecture and Laboratory)3

D3 Year Courses

Oral Health Sciences Courses
DXOH 820Endodontics I3
CMPD 854Integrated Clinical Sciences I4
CMPD 814Clinical Operative Dentistry I4.5
CMPD 813Operative Dentistry III0.5
DXOH 835Oral Medicine3
DXOH 854Periodontics III1
RARD 871Implant Dentistry1
CMPD 847Complete Dentures I Lecture1
CMPD 872Pediatric Dentistry II1
OMFS 805Principles of Oral Surgery I1
CMPD 831Clinical Treatment Planning I3
DXOH 822Clinical Endodontics I1
CMPD 848Clinical Complete Dentures I3
OMFS 807Clinical Oral Surgery I4
DXOH 830Dental Clinical Pharmacology2
CMPD 884Practice Management I1
CMPD 886National Board Review1
CMPD 882Ethical Issues in Dentistry1
DXOH 821Endodontics II1
CMPD 876Concepts in Special Patient Care1
CMPD 875Care of the Pediatric Special Needs Patient1
OMFS 806Principles of Oral Surgery II1
DXOH 816Advanced Radiologic Interpretation1
DXOH 856Advanced Periodontics Elective (selective)0.5
RARD 809Clinical Orthodontics2
DXOH 845Clinical Diagnosis3
DXOH 855Clinical Periodontics3
CMPD 861Clinical Preventive Denistry3
CMPD 842Clinical Removable Partial Dentures3
RARD 868Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics5
CMPD 874Clinical Pediatric Dentistry3
CMPD 856Clinical Patient Care in Dentistry8

D4 Year Courses

Oral Health Sciences Courses
CMPD 880Community Service0.5
CMPD 881Clinical Extramural Experience4
CMPD 855Integrated Clinical Sciences II4
CMPD 815Clinical Operative Dentistry II6
CMPD 885Practice Management II3
OMFS 808Clinical Oral Surgery II2
OMFS 811General Medicine in Dentistry1
RARD 809Clinical Orthodontics2
CMPD 832Clinical Treatment Planning II2
DXOH 823Clinical Endodontics II2
CMPD 849Clinical Complete Dentures II2
CMPD 890Principles of Digital Photography in Dentistry (selective)1
CMPD 899Preclinical Student Teaching Experience (selective)2-4
CMPD 803Advanced Occlusion and Restorative Concepts (selective)1
DXOH 856Advanced Periodontics Elective (selective)0.5
DXOH 824Advanced Endodontics (selective)1
DXOH 845Clinical Diagnosis3
DXOH 855Clinical Periodontics3
CMPD 861Clinical Preventive Denistry3
CMPD 874Clinical Pediatric Dentistry3
RARD 868Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics5
CMPD 842Clinical Removable Partial Dentures3
CMPD 856Clinical Patient Care in Dentistry8

The Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DE DMD) program prepares students to meet the requirements for certification and/or licensure.  If you plan to pursue professional licensure or certification you should first determine your state’s criteria for examination and licensure to see how/if our program meets those requirements prior to enrollment. We recommend that you also contact your state’s licensing board directly to verify that the requirements have not changed recently and to answer any questions especially those regarding additional requirements beyond the degree. 

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