Biomedical, Behavioral and Preclinical Sciences

Our curriculum combines biomedical sciences, preclinical dental courses, and behavioral science and practice management to best train tomorrow’s dentists.

Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences

Our biomedical and behavioral curriculum provides a strong foundation for clinical practice, training students to think like a scientist while inspiring them to go beyond what’s taught in the classroom and at the same time understanding ethical decision making along with good communication skills. As a new school with a seasoned faculty and rigorous curriculum, courses are taught from a whole-body perspective by experienced scientists and clinicians.

Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Histology, Microbiology, Patho Medicine, and Pharmacology are the bulk of the biomedical curriculum. Each of these courses will have substantial instruction specifically related to dental practice. Additional coursework in the behavioral sciences will include Epidemiology, Evidence-Based Dentistry, Ethics and Professionalism, Practice Management, and Interprofessional Ethics.

Preclinical Dental Sciences

Our preclinical simulation and dental sciences curriculum takes students without dental experience and prepares them for success with actual patients in the clinic setting. Central to this process is our well-designed, 113-seat Dental Simulation Laboratory.

The curriculum and facility allow our students to learn, and practice, the most up to date, evidence-based dental procedures and techniques. All students utilize state-of-the-art digital dental technologies, including dental cone beam CT imaging, learning digital dental workflows, scanning, 3D printing, milling of restorations, along with restoring and placing implants.

Their learning is further enhanced by the availability of digital audio and video content both in real-time, and recorded, from each seat in the lab.

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