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College of Dentistry

                                  Doctor of Dental Medicine


DM 121
    DENTAL MATERIALS

Lecture and Laboratory work on the physical and chemical properties of metals and materials used in dentistry and their clinical applications. And also to develop students’ dexterity in the manipulation of these materials.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week, 2 units
3 Laboratory hours a week 1 unit

 

DM 122    DENTAL NUTRITION

Lecture course on principles of nutrition and their relation to oral and dental
health.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
Prerequisite : Chem. 5 D

 

DM 211    RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY 1

Lectures provide an understanding of conserving teeth through restoration of cavities. These lectures cover histologic, physiologic and clinical aspects of dental caries, pathology and diagnosis of dental caries, classifications and nomenclatures of cavities, principles of cavity preparations, instrumentation, isolation of operating field and general operative treatment procedures, a comprehension of dental material properties and clinical usage. Cavity preparations for the different restorative materials are also studied.

The laboratory phase, working on artificial teeth on the dentiform, is an integral part of comprehending the lectures and improving clinical skills. Students practice by preparing cavities for subsequent restoration of same.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
4 units

 

DM 212    PROSTHODONTICS 1 – FIXED PARTIAL PROSTHODONTICS

This is a one semester undergraduate study of fixed prosthetics (crown and bridge prosthodontics). Every effort is made to provide continuity in logical sequence for dental crown and bridge construction which would give the students knowledge of various techniques, methods and preparations of fixed prosthesis without losing sight of their biological requirements in a living organism.

1 Semester , 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
4 units
Prerequisite : DM 121

 

DM 221    ANESTHESIOLOGY

A study of the Pharmacology of the different local anesthetic solutions or agents used in dentistry. Includes a review of the nerve supply to the maxilla and mandible. The course also covers the study of the regional anatomy and techniques for conductive and infiltration anesthesia. Also touches on general anesthesia in the practice of dentistry.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
Prerequisite : Patho 1D

 

DM 222    ORTHODONTICS 1 (Growth and Development)

A lecture course for second year students with particular emphasis on the basic concepts of orthodontics, covering the growth and development of the head, face and human dentition, both normal and abnormal, the etiology and types of malocclusion and their principles of treatment.

1 Semester, 1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit
3 laboratory hours a week = 1 unit
2 units

 

DM 223    DENTAL ROENTGENOLOGY

A brief study of the historical background and modern scope of radiology, including a review of the fundamentals of physics and chemistry as related to oral radiology. This is followed by a detailed and illustrated consideration of the intra-oral and extra – oral techniques used in the production of good diagnostic radiographs. It also includes the interpretation of processed radiographs with special emphasis on the normal anatomical landmarks and oral lesions.

The laboratory part provides the students with hands-on experience in handling x-rays as used in dental radiography including intra-oral radiographic techniques, film exposure, film processing and mounting as well as basic practical skill in image interpretation of normal anatomical structures and common dental pathologies.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
3 laboratory hour = 1 units
3 units
Prerequisite : DM 121

 

DM 224    DENTAL RESTORATIVE II

A continuation of Restorative Dentistry I with emphasis on Dental restorative materials, and the use of pins, cavity preparations for cast restorations, and clinical orientation.
1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
4 units
Prerequisite : DM 211

 

DM 225    PROSTHODONTICS II – REMOVAL PARTIAL PROSTHODONTICS

A course for sophomore students intended to give a comprehensive understanding of diagnosis and treatment planning, indications and contraindications, dental materials, surveying, selection and preparation of abutment teeth, processing and finishing of denture framework, installation and repair of a removable partial denture.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
4 units
Prerequisite : DM 121

 

DM 226    PROSTHODONTICS III – COMPLETE DENTURE PROSTHODONTICS

This is a lecture and laboratory course for second year students, introducing the fundamental principles of full denture construction. The course including diagnosis, treatment planning, impression taking, cast construction, face bow mounting, jaw relation recording, cast mounting, arrangement and articulation of teeth.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a work = 2 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
4 units
Prerequisite : DM 121

 

DM 311    ORAL SURGERY

The general principles of surgery and how they are applied in dental surgical procedures, ordinary and complicated extractions, minor oral surgery such as root resection, alveoplasty, removal of impacted and embedded teeth, the reduction and fixation of simple maxillary and mandibular fractures are given emphasis. The course also acquaints the students with major oral surgery in mandibular resection, and plastic surgery to be able to cooperate with the surgeon in the management of oral cases.

This course focuses on tooth extraction, dental prosthesis, dental surgical implantology and complications associated with oral surgery. In exodontics, students acquire the knowledge of indication and contraindication, extraction of the upper and lower teeth and surgical extraction and complications, along with an understanding of hemorrhage, hematoma, dry socket, and maxillary sinus.

Through these lectures, students learn about non – specific and specific odontogenic infections. This course includes the study of facial abscess, Ludwig angina, osteomyelitis, maxillary sinus infection, viral diseases, tetanus, actinomycosis, gas gangrene, oral tuberculosis, syphilis, gangrenous stomatitis, scalet fever, glossitis, hermorrhagic disease, and neuralgic. Students come to understand the etiology, treatment, prognosis of these disease.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units

 

DM 312     ORTHODONTICS II

This course deals with diagnosis and analysis of malocclusion. Clinical and didactic instructions on the management of simple cases of malocclusion among the mixed dentition and young adult dentition with special emphasis on the problems of occlusion in the general practice of dentistry.

1 Semester, 1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit
3 laboratory hours = 1 unit
2 units

Prerequisite : Hist 2 , DM 222

 

DM 313    ORAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING

A lecture on the clinical course of oral diseases dealing with examination, diagnosis and treatment planning. It covers reception of the patient, the interview, oral and dental examination, diagnosis, treatment planning and prognosis. The course also includes a devoted review of various diseases of the oral cavity, the teeth and adjacent structures.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
Prerequisite : Patho 2D


DM 314    ENDODONTICS

A lecture course on the technique of root canal therapy which deals with the study of the anatomy of the root canals, pulpal and periapical diseases and their management.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
3 laboratory hours a week = 1 unit
3 units
Prerequisite : Ana 5

 

DM 315    TECHNICAL COMPOSITION I

A course on the theory and practice in writing and presenting technical papers, collecting and organizing research materials and composing experimental case reports. It also includes a study of dental literature, reviews and general articles and of making technical talks before professional and lay audiences.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units

 

DM 316    PRINCIPLES OF MEDICINE

A course which deals with the relationship of mouth infections and systematic diseases. Emphasis is placed on diseases of metabolism, cardiac disturbances, blood dyscrasias, and other body disorders, that may affect the management of oral diseases.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units

Pre-requisite: Physio 2D

 

DM 317    PERIODONTICS

A course on the classification, etiology, pathology and management of periodontal diseases. Includes review of histology and physiology of the periodontium.

In this course, the basic elements, such as gingiva, periodontal ligaments are evaluated and it also includes topics such as developmental mechanisms and the microbiological association of plaque. In these lectures, student are reviewed on the anatomical and histological aspects of periodontal tissue. The course focuses on the diagnosis, treatment planning, and prevention of periodontal diseases.

1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit
Prerequisite : Ana 5 & Histo 2

 

DM 318    CLINICAL DENTISTRY 1

Student clinicians are required to finish a certain number of clinical requirements during their junior and senior years as a pre – requisite for graduation. These clinical requirements are in compliance with the requirements of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

 

Third Year
First Semester - 18 hours a week = 6 units

Pre-requisite: All first year and second year dental course.

 

DM 321    ORAL SURGERY II

The general principles of surgery and how they are applied in dental surgical procedures. Ordinary and complicated extractions, minor oral surgery such as root resection, alveoloplasty, removal of impacted and embedded teeth, the reduction and fixation of simple maxillary and mandibular fractures are given emphasis. The course also acquaints the students with major oral surgery in mandibular resection, and plastic surgery to be able to cooperate with the surgeon in the management of oral cases.

This course focuses on tooth extraction, dental prosthesis, dental surgical implantology and complications associated with oral surgery. In exodontics, students acquire the knowledge of indication and contraindication in the extraction of the upper and lower teeth and surgical and complications, along with an understanding of hemorrhage, hematoma, dry socket , and maxillary sinus.

Through these lectures, students learn about non – specific and specific odontogenic infections. This course includes the study of facial abscess, Ludwig angina, osteomyelitis, maxillary sinus infection, viral diseases, tetanus, actinomycosis,, gas gangrene, oral tuberculosis, syphilis, gangrenous stomatitis, scarlet fever, glossitis, hemorrhagic disease, and neuralgia. Students come to understand the etiology, treatment, and prognosis of these diseases.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units

Prerequisite : DM 311

 

DM 322    PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

A course designed as a practical guide on conducting a successful dental practice. Consideration is given to the business relations with the patient and the commercial world, keeping of records, taxes and investments.

2 lecture hours a week = 2 units

 

DM 323    ORAL PATHOLOGY II ( ONCOLOGY )

The course deals with the study of the various oral as well as para – oral neoplasms and their significance to dental practice. It aims to prepare students to become confident enough by helping him understand the processes, causes, symptom, morphological changes, and disturbance of functions of the tissues and organs affected by the neoplastic processes.
1 Semester, 3 lecture hours a week = 3 units
Prerequisite : Patho 2D

 

DM 324    DENTAL JURISPRUDENCE AND ETHICS

Ethics – a course designed to acquaint the student with the principles of professional conduct of the dentist towards his colleagues, his patient and his community.

Jurisprudence – a course emphasizing the duties of the dental practitioner to his patients and the regulations for the practice of dentistry.

Economics – a course designed to acquaint the student with economic problems involved in the establishment and the conduct of practice.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units

 

DM 325    TECHNICAL COMPOSITION II

A course on the theory and practice in writing and presenting technical papers, collecting and organizing research materials and composing experimental case reports. It also includes a study of dental literature, reviews and general articles and of making technical talks before professional and lay audiences.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours = 2 units

Prerequisite : DM 315

 

DM 326    COMMUNITY DENTISTRY I

The course deals with the concepts and principles of community dentistry and an introduction to Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units

Prerequisite : DM 224

 

DM 327    PEDODONTICS / PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

A course on the use of appropriate prophylactic and restorative methods for child dental care. It includes basic child psychology, child management, growth and development, nutrition, caries control, radiography, pulp therapy, treatment of injuries and preventive orthodontics.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units

Prerequisite : DM 224 and Patho 2D

 

DM 328    CLINICAL DENTISTRY II

Student clinicians are required to finish certain of clinical requirements during their junior and senior years as a pre – requisite for graduation. These clinical requirements are in compliance with the requirements of the Commission on Higher Education ( CHED ).

Third Year
Second Semester - 18 hours a week = 6 units

Prerequisite : All first year and second year course.

 

DM 411    HOSPITAL DENTISTRY I

Rotating dental internship for senior students at a local hospital is a prerequisite to graduation. This internship program is operated on the basis of four main functions : administrative, advisory, clinical and educational. Each senior student must have at least a minimum of 3 hospital cases in actual patient handling, hospital management, performance in the operating room under the supervision of a faculty and hospital staff.

1 Semester, 1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units_
3 units

 

DM 412    ORAL MEDICINE AND ORAL SURGERY SEMINAR I

Review of the basic Oral Surgery 1 and 2 and discussion of clinical cases.

1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit

Prerequisite : DM 321

 

DM 413    PEDO – ORTHO SEMINAR I

This course deals with a discussion on the management of child dental care. Review of the topics taken in their basic Pediatric Dentistry course. Students are required to present a child patient and a total rehabilitation of the child’s mouth. It also includes performing pits and fissure sealant.

1 Semester, 1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit
Prerequisite : DM 327

 

DM 414    PROSTHODONTIC SEMINAR I

A course intended to give more advanced principles of fixed prostheses. Distinctions as to the indications, biomechanics and engineering principles are reemphasized. Status and problems are discusses and resolved as clinic cases are presented.

1 Semester, 1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit

Prerequisite : DM 226

 

DM 415    RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY – SEMINAR I

A series of reviews on Operative Dentist I and II. This course aims to provide advancement on Operative Dentistry techniques and the latest on Dental materials and their manipulation.

1 Semester, 1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit

Prerequisite : DM 224

 

DM 416    COMMUNITY DENTISTRY II

The methods and practices of community dentistry health services administration, Oral health education, Preventive dentistry and Primary health care.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
3 laboratory hours a week = 1 unit
3 units

Prerequisite : DM 326

 

DM 417     CLINICAL DENTISTRY III

Student clinicians are required to finish certain clinical requirements during their junior and senior years as a pre – requisite for graduation. These clinical requirements are in compliance with the requirements of the Commission on Higher Education ( CHED ).
Fourth Year
First Semester - 30 hours a week = 10 units

Prerequisite : DM 328

 

DM 421    HOSPITAL DENTISTRY II

Rotating dental internship for senior students at a local hospital is a prerequisite to graduation. This internship program is operated on the basis of four main functions : administrative, advisory, clinical and educational. Each senior student must have at least a minimum of 3 hospital cases in actual patient handling, hospital management, performance in the operating room under supervision of faculty and hospital staff.

1 Semester, 1 lecture hours a week = 1 unit
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
3 units
Prerequisite : DM 411

 

DM 422    ORAL MEDICINE AND ORAL SURGERY SEMINAR 2

Discussion of periodontal and surgical cases encountered in the clinic.

1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit

 

DM 423    PEDO – ORTHO SEMINAR II

Individual presentation of published papers in Orthodontics for group discussion in order to train students to present and discuss these in scientific meetings.

1 Semester, 1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit

Prerequisite : DM 317

 

DM 424    PROSTHODONTICS SEMINAR II

A course intended to give more advance principles of full denture construction. Emphasis is on the clinical aspects, more examination and diagnosis, physiology and border anatomy, denture design and retention, jaw relation, aesthetics and correction treatment.

1 Semester, 1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit

Prerequisite : DM 414

 

DM 425    RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY SEMINAR II

A series of discussion for senior students is carried out in this course. The work consists of review and elaboration of the practical aspects taken up in previous years. The problems in the clinic are emphasized and discussed. Pre Board class II on a Typodont is a requirement to pass the course.

1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit
Prerequisite : DM 415

 

DM 426    COMMUNITY DENTISTRY III

This course focuseson the application and practice of dentistry in a community. The course prepares the students for community involvement in the planning, implementation and evaluation of a community oral health program.

1 Semester, 1 lecture hour a week = 1 unit
6 field hours a week = 2 units
3 units
Prerequisite : DM 416

 

DM 427     CLINICAL DENTISTRY IV

Student clinicians are required to finish certain clinical requirements during their junior and senior years as a pre – requisite for graduation. These clinical requirements are in compliance with the requirements of the Commission on Higher Education ( CHED ).

Second semester - 30 hours a week = 10 units

Prerequisite : DM 417

 

ANA 1    GENERAL ANATOMY 1

This course focuses on the study of the human body by regions; the upper extremities, the thorax, the abdomen, the pelvic and lower extremities.

1 Semester, 3 lecture hours a week = 3 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
5 units

 

DM 5    ORAL ANATOMY

The course covers the morphology of deciduous and permanent teeth and function, their arrangement and relationship with the supporting structures; the paleontology of the human dentition, growth and development of the skull and jaws correlated to the eruption of the teeth and the forces of occlusion. The laboratory work includes drawing, carving and dissection of the human teeth.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
4 units

 

ANA 7    GENERAL ANATOMY II - HEAD AND NECK

The course includes a detailed study of the bones, muscles and blood vessels of the head and neck, with emphasis on the surface anatomy of the oral cavity, muscles of mastication, sensory innervation, temporomandibular joint and the fascial planes. The laboratory includes the use of charts, models and specimen for demonstration and the dissection of the human head and neck.

1 Semester, 3 lecture hours a week = 3 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
5 units
Prerequisite : Ana 1

 

HISTO 1    D GENERAL MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY AND EMBRYOLOGY

A course involving a detailed consideration of the microscopic anatomy of the structure of the oral cavity, with emphasis on the structure of the teeth and their supporting tissues, as well as a brief survey of dental embryology leading to the development of the face, jaws and teeth.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
4 units

 

HISTO 2    ORAL MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY AND EMBRYOLOGY

A course involving a detailed consideration of the microscopic anatomy of the structures of the oral cavity, with emphasis on the structure of the teeth and their supporting tissues, as well as a brief survey of dental embryology leading to the development of the face, jaws and teeth.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
4 units
Prerequisite : Histo ID

 

PHYSIO 2D    GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY WITH FAMILY PLANNING

This course deals with the study of general human physiology with emphasis on the digestive, nervous and blood systems and the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Emphasis is also placed on the items of practical application to dentistry. Inclusion of the topic on Family Planning whenever possible must be made.
1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
4 units
Prerequisite : Patho 1D

 

PHYSIO 5    ORAL PHYSIOLOGY

The course provides a detailed study on selected physiologic as well as physio – pathologic changes of the oral structures and its immediate environment. It aims to help students understand the function and regulatory mechanism of the oral and perioral structures.

1 Semester, 3 lecture hours a week = 3 units

Prerequisite : Ana 1 and Physio 2D

 

CHEM 5D    DENTAL BIOCHEMISTRY

A course designed for dental students and deals with the digestion, absorption and intermediary metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. It includes also the role of hormones, vitamins and enzymes in the human body’s chemical process.

1 Semester, 3 lecture hours a week = 3 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
5 units

Prerequisite : Chem 2

 

PATHO 1D    GENERAL PATHOLOGY

A study of general principles of pathology, including etiology, circulatory changes, degenerative changes, inflammation, and manifestation of regressive and progressive tissue changes in diseases.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
4 units

 

PHARMA 1D    PHARMACOLOGY

The course deals with the study of drugs, their proper identification and fundamental principles, drug action and body responses to different classes of pharmacologic agents, either therapeutic or adverse drug reaction. Study of the principles of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. Study of clinical drug application in their available dosage forms, routes of administration, correct dosages in the management and treatment of disease.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
3 laboratory hours a week = 1 unit
3 units
Prerequisite : Physio 2D and Chem 5D

 

DENT1    DENTAL HISTORY AND ORIENTATION

This course covers the history of dentistry in the Philippines and around the world. It also provides the students with information regarding the dental profession, its rudiments and requirements.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units

 

MICRO1D    MICROBIOLOGY

The course deals with the study of microorganisms of medical importance, their interaction with the human host and the response of the body against such agent. This course is designed for second year dental students who had completed an introductory basic course in Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
3 laboratory hours a week = 1 unit
3 units
Prerequisite : Physio 2D

 

PATHO 2D    ORAL PATHOLOGY 1

A study of the pathologic changes that the Dental and Oral structures undergo. It includes an in depth study of diseases of the teeth and its supporting structures leading to degenerative changes.

1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
6 laboratory hours a week = 2 units
4 units


DM 111    DENTAL INFORMATICS

Provides the opportunity for dental students to train, be competent and proficient in using the computer early in their career, most especially in the education setting.
1 Semester, 2 lecture hours a week = 2 units
3 laboratory hour a week = 1 unit
3 units

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