DDS Curriculum

The four-year competency-based curriculum includes a blend of biomedical, behavioral and dental science courses delivered in a case-based approach.

Competencies for aspiring dentists who can begin unsupervised care include

  • Skills
  • Knowledge
  • Attitudes
  • Judgment ability

A graduating student must possess an array of competencies although the student may not be proficient or an expert yet. The defined competencies enhance the school’s mission in two ways.

  • The competencies guide our curriculum design and enable increased abilities to analyze curricular content.
  • We can be more focused and efficient in assessing the students’ acquisition of the competencies.