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THE COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY

The College of Dentistry of the Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. is the cornerstone for dental education, research, patient care and community service for the people of Southern Mindanao and has consistently maintained a high standard of quality dental education - being ranked as one of the top dental schools in the country.

THE DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) is a straight six-year program administered by the Dean of the College of Dentistry.

The first two years of the dental curriculum covers General Education and other health-related subjects, the next two years covers Basic Medical and Dental Sciences, and Pre-clinical subjects, and the last two years on Clinical Training (LINK: CMO 33 s. 2006 – Policies, Standards and Guidelines for Dental Education).

Objectives

The Dental education aims to prepare the graduates to be globally competitive for the following tasks (CMO 33 s. 2006):
1. providing quality oral health care;
2. providing proper patient education;
3. community service delivery;
4. conduct basic and clinical researches;
5. application of business principles, entrepreneurship, practices, and processes;
6. proper patient management and treatment; and,
7. ethical/legal/moral applications in dental practice.

DAVAO MEDICAL SCHOOL FOUNDATION
College of Dentistry
Effective 2007-2008 as per CHED MEMO Order # 33 S. 2006

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Subjects Units
Inorganic Chemistry 5
General Physics 5
Communication & Study Skills in English 3
Sining ng Komunikasyon 3
Phil. History, Culture & Current Issues 3
College Algebra 3
Physical Education 1 2


TOTAL

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24

Second Semester

Subjects Units
Organic Chemistry 5
General Zoology 5
College Reading & Writing 3
Politics & Governance 3
Fundamentals of Logic & Ethics 3
Kasanayan sa Malikhaing Pagpapahayag 3
Science, Technology & Society 3
NSTP 1 (ROTC, CWTS) 3
Physical Education 2 2


TOTAL

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30

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

Subjects Units
Elementary Botany 5
General Psychology 3
Philippine Literature 3
Human Anatomy & Physiology 5
Health Care 5
Health Economics with TLR 3
NSTP 2 (ROTC, CWTS) 3
Physical Education 3 2


TOTAL

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29

Second Semester

Subjects Units
Genetics 5
Basic Statistics 3
Introduction to Computer 3
Sociology-Anthropology 3
Philosophy of Man 3
Life and Works of Rizal 3
Health Ethics 3
Physical Education 4 2


TOTAL

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25

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

Subjects Units
General Anatomy I 5
Biochemistry 5
General Microscopic Anatomy & Embryology 4
Oral Anatomy 4
Dental History and Orientation 2
Computer Fundamentals & Dental Informatics 3


TOTAL

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23

Second Semester

Subjects Units
General Anatomy II 5
Oral Microscopic Anatomy & Embryology 4
Gen. Physiology with Family Planning 4
Dental Materials 3
Nutrition 2
Microbiology 3
Community Dentistry I 2


TOTAL

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20

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester

Subjects Units
General Pathology 4
Pharmacology 3
Restorative Dentistry I 4
Prosthodontics I (FPD) 4
Roentgenology 3
Oral Physiology & Occlusion 3


TOTAL

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20

Second Semester

Subjects Units
Oral Pathology I 4
Restorative Dentistry II 3
Prosthodontics II (RPD) 4
Prosthodontics III (CD) 4
Anesthesiology 3
Orthodontics 1 3


TOTAL

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20

FIFTH YEAR

First Semester

Subjects Units
Oral Surgery I 2
Oral Diagnostic & Treatment Plan 2
Endodontics 3
Orthodontics II 3
Research I (Methods of Research) 2
Principles of Medicine 2
Periodontology 2
Clinical Dentistry I 6


TOTAL

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22

Second Semester

Subjects Units
Oral Surgery II 2
Research II – Research Presentation 2
Practice Management with Entrepreneurship 2
Oral Pathology II (Oncology) 3
Forensic Dentistry 1
Dental Jurisprudence & Ethics 2
Pediatric Dentistry with Child Psychology 2
Clinical Dentistry II 6


TOTAL

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20

SIXTH YEAR

First Semester

Subjects Units
Hospital Dentistry I 3
Community Dentistry II 3
Current Trends in Dentistry 1
Special Studies:  
    Oral Surgery Seminar I 2
    Ortho-Pedo Seminar I 1
    Prosthodontics Seminar I 1
    Restorative Dentistry Seminar I 1
Clinical Dentistry III 10


TOTAL

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22

Second Semester

Subjects Units
Hospital Dentistry II 3
Community Dentistry III 3
Special Studies:  
    Oral Surgery Seminar II 1
    Prosthodontics Seminar II 1
    Restorative Dentistry Seminar II 1
    Endo-Perio Seminar 2
Clinical Dentistry IV 10


TOTAL

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21

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES

A. LANGUAGE/HUMANITIES

English 1 – Communication and Study Skills in English
Basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. (3 units)

English 2 – College Reading and Writing
A continuation of English 1 – Intermediate skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. (3 units)

Filipino 1 – Sining ng Komunikasyon
Listening, speaking, reading and writing. (3 units)

Filipino 2 – Kasanayan sa Malikhaing Pagpapahayag
From its beginning in folk tradition, through colonial periods to the present; to be taught in Pilipino. (3 units)

Fundamentals of Logic and Ethics

Values Education; The Psycho-Social, Dynamics of Personal and Interpersonal Relations.

The course explores in theory and through actual experience the development process of becoming an integrated and fully functioning human person. The supreme value of personhood and interpersonal relations is processually learned, an initial individual personhood development plan is one required output of the course. (3 units)

Philippine Literature
A study of different literary forms – poetry, drama, short story, novel and essay. A course designed to acquaint the students with the work of Filipino writers in English. (3 units)

Philosophy of Man
An inquiry into man as person and his existence in the world with emphasis on the Filipino in the context of his culture and society. (3 units)

B. MATHEMATICS, NATURAL SCIENCES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Mathematics 1 – College Algebra
The real number system, algebraic expressions and operations; relations, functions and their graphs; absolute value, equations and linear inequalities, applications; radicals and exponents; system of linear and quadratic equations; applications; polynomial equations. If and whenever possible, calculator/computer techniques shall be used. (3 units)

Science, Technology and Society
This is an integrative course that will capture the holistic view of how science, technology and society interact and affect each other with emphasis on the implications of the interactions to the health status of Filipinos and to the health care profession in the country. Furthermore, the course will be presented in a historical and futuristic perspective focused on the Philippine setting. (3 units)

Basic Statistics
The collection, organization, presentation and analysis of data to summarize or give them meaning, including the use of rates, ratios and indices to study human population. (3 units)

NATURAL SCIENCES

General Zoology
An introduction to the general principles of zoology. It covers major generalizations in the different branches of zoological science, a study of the frog as a representative animal and a brief survey of the different phyla of the animal kingdom. (5 units: 3 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Elementary Botany
A study of the plant kingdom with emphasis on the classification of plants, giving special attention to the microscopic structure of algae, bacteria, fungi, bryophyte, pteredophyta, and spermatophyta, including their habitats and economic importance. (5 units: 3 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Chemistry 1 – Inorganic Chemistry
The essential principles of chemical knowledge giving emphasis on the application of theoretical principles to the industries and everyday life. It includes a study of chemical concepts, atomic structures, chemical equilibrial. (5 units: 3 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Chemistry 2 – Organic Chemistry
A study of the organic compounds and their derivatives, it includes the chemical composition of living matter, proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides and lipids. Laboratory work includes the Biological synthesis determination of properties and the preparation of useful compounds and their application to industrial and economic development. (5 units: 3 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Physics – General Physics
Lectures, demonstrations and laboratory on selected topics in classical and modern physics, including: Kinematics and Newton’s law of motion; electric and magnetic fields, fundamental laws of electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves; ideas of quantum physics. The course does not require calculus.
(5 units: 3 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

C. SOCIAL SCIENCES

Health Ethics
Ethics, morality & ethical issues associated with the practice of dental, medicine & other allied medical profession and/or the pursuit of Biological research advancing research analysis in an effort to clarify and resolve such issues. (3 units)

General Psychology
The course introduces the students to the nature and scope of Psychology. It deals with the various concepts, theories and principles that help describe, explain and understand individual behavior. It emphasizes the scientific approach in studying the various psychological processes such as perception, emotion, thinking, learning and personality development. (3 units)

Sociology – Anthropology
An introduction to the basic concepts in Sociology and Anthropology stressing man’s interrelationship with other men and also his environment. Basic to the course is the study of culture and social change. (3 units)

Life and Works of Rizal
Biography of Dr. Jose Rizal; a critical view of the social order in which he lived, through an analysis of his works and letters, his opinions on nationalism, government, religion, education as well as his philosophy of living and the relevance of these ideas of the Contemporary Philippine scene. (3 units)

Health Economics w/ TLR
Concepts of micro-economics, money and banking, economic-moral growth and development and international economics in relation to health. (3 units)

Politics and Governance
Trends of the growth, organization, functions and working of the government with emphasis on Philippine Constitution, includes a comparative analysis of the constitution. (3 units)

Philippine History, Culture & Current Issues
A comprehensive cultural and socio-economic history of the Philippines from the Pre-Hispanic period to the present. (3 units)

D. HUMAN HEALTH SCIENCES

Genetics
The structure and function of chromosomes and genes, the patterns of inheritance, the causes and consequences of mutation, genetic variation and polymorphism, and the relationship between genotype and phenotype. (5 units: 3 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Human Anatomy & Physiology
Focuses on structure, functions and adaptations of the human body, with emphasis on physiological regulations, adaptive mechanism. (5 units: 3 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Health Care
Concepts and principles in the provision of basic care in terms of health promotion / maintenance and diseases prevention at the individual and family levels. (5 units: 3 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

E. PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physical Education 1 (Body Fitness-Recreational)
Exercises, plays, games, sports & other recreational activities are what come into the minds of many when the term Physical Education is restored. Vitality, strength, stamina, flexibility and energy are the physical assets associated with the youth that aim to be developed in this course. There assets come from strong, coordinated muscles & sturdy heart. These qualities are not developed purely by accident but are results of careful planning for exercise, hard work and self discipline. However, the extent to which an individual develops his own potential fitness depends upon his inheritance to body built, adequate food, rest & relaxation, suitable work and dental and medical care. (2 units)

Physical Education 2 (Emergency & Physical Training)
The course offers social ballroom dancer & social graces. It also provides activities that assist in the minor defects. PE2 is geared toward physical fitness & personality development. (2 units)

Physical Education 3 (Individual and Dual Sports)
This course is designed in order to develop enthusiasm and liking on the different individual and dual sports popular among Filipinos. Individual and dual sport carries which would eventually become part of life of the students as a form of recreation & physical fitness. (2 units)

Physical Education 4 (Team Sports)
Emphasizes/stresses the need for physical fitness through sports development. It provides activities such as bowling, volleyball, kickball & group games which aims to develop greater stamina, endurance, discipline, leadership and sportsmanship. This program includes challenging, vigorous activities to make the youth as active participant rather than mere spectator of the sports. (2 units)

F. NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM (NSTP)

NSTP 1
It orients and trains students in programs or activities contributory to the general welfare and the betterment of life for the members of the community or the enhancement of its facilities, especially those devoted to improving health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation and moral of the citizenry (RA No. 9163, Section 3,d). It gives the students an overview of their role in nation building. Further, it promotes civic consciousness among the students, develops their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being needed to be able to render fruitful and meaningful service to their community. (3 units)

NSTP 2
It requires the actual involvement of students in civic/community projects and activities designed to encourage the youth to contribute in the improvement of the general welfare and the quality of life for the local community and its various institutional components, more particularly, in terms of "improving health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation and moral of the citizenry (see RA No. 9163, Section 3,d)." (3 units)


G. BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

General Anatomy I (Regional Anatomy)
This subject deals with the architecture and interrelation of the different parts of the body obtained by gross dissection and studied by regions involving the different tissues such as bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and different visceral organs which constitute a systemic anatomical knowledge and form the basis for clinical study. (5 units: 3 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Biochemistry
Deals with study of chemistry of the biomolecules in the human body and all underlying biochemical processes related to dentistry. (5 units: 3 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

General Microscopic Anatomy and Embryology
This course deals with the biological structures of functionally complex integrated cells and tissues that compose the human organ system. It includes the basic concept of embryonic development of the basic types of tissues. (4 units: 2 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

General Anatomy II (Head and Neck)
This course deals with the thorough study of the head and neck with anatomical details on the skull, face, oral cavity and other maxillofacial structures. (5 units: 3 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

General Physiology with Family Planning
This course deals with the integration of the different cells and organs into a functional human body with emphasis given to the practical application to dentistry together with the integration of items on Family Planning. (4 units: 2 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Nutrition
Nutrition deals with physical, chemical and biological processes that develop and renew tissues of the body by absorption and assimilation of food materials. It relates the importance of nutrition to dental health especially during the formation and maturation of tooth development. (2 units)

Microbiology
A basic course on the biology of pathogenic microorganisms which include bacteria, virus, fungi, rickettsiae, helminthes and others in relation to oral health. (3 units: 2 units lecture & 1 unit laboratory)

General Pathology
General Pathology is the study of the origin and the basic reaction of cells or tissues to abnormal stimuli underlying all diseases with emphasis on the pathologic processes of the oral cavity. (4 units: 2 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Pharmacology
Pharmacology deals with mechanism of drug action on living tissue that is used in prevention and treatment of diseases. (3 units: 2 units lecture & 1 unit laboratory)

Principles of Medicine
This course is designed to provide a logical framework for learning and working knowledge of internal medicine needed for diagnosis of dental patients with medical illnesses in relation to dentistry. (2 units)

H. BASIC DENTAL SCIENCES

Oral Anatomy
This study of the morphology of deciduous and permanent dentition, the macroscopic or gross structure of human teeth, their contact with each other in the dental arches, alignment, occlusion including growth and development of the skull and jaws. (4 units: 2 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)


Dental History & Orientation
A study of dentistry as a profession from the early days to present and its development in the Philippines. It also includes the scope and responsibilities of dentistry on a health profession and its relation with other profession. (2 units)

Computer Fundamentals and Dental Informatics
The principles and programs of computer as applied to the practice of dentistry. (3 units)

Oral Microscopic Anatomy and Embryology
Study of microscopic structures of oral/dental tissues. This deals with the detailed histologic structures of the teeth and its associated structures with emphasis on its development and clinical considerations. (4 units: 2 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Dental Materials
This study of the physical and chemical properties of the metallic and non-metallic materials used in Dentistry, including the manipulation and uses of the different dental materials, and the different variables that affect the properties of the dental materials. (3 units: 2 units lecture & 1 unit laboratory)

Restorative Dentistry I
The principles of cavity preparation and the manipulation of filling materials necessary for the restoration of carious teeth. (4 units: 2 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Prosthodontics I (FPD)
Study of fixed partial prosthesis considering the biological requirements for restoring the normal oral functions and aesthetics. (4 units: 2 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Oral Physiology and Occlusion
The physiology of the stomatognathic system and occlusion and its application to dental practice.
(3 units)

Oral Pathology I
The study that deals with the gross and microscopic abnormalities, as well as the clinical manifestations of oral diseases. (4 units: 2 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Prosthodontics II (RPD)
The basic principles of restoring missing teeth and associated structures of partially edentulous dental arches with removable prosthesis. This course also includes designing, prescription writing and the selection of the appropriate biocompatible materials. (4 units: 2 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Prosthodontics III (CD)
A study of rehabilitation of completely edentulous patient based on the principle of biomechanics and aesthetics using appropriate biocompatible materials. (4 units: 2 units lecture & 2 units laboratory)

Anesthesiology
The principles and techniques of regional anesthesia in dental practice and the study of the pharmacology of different local anesthetics used in dentistry. It also includes topics regarding general anesthesia and conscious sedation. (3 units: 2 units lecture & 1 unit laboratory)

Orthodontics I
Fundamentals of growth and development of both normal and abnormal craniofacial structures and their relation to the stomatognathic system. (3 units: 2 units lecture & 1 unit laboratory)

Roentgenology
The study of the different types of radiographic apparatus, their operations, application and maintenance. It also includes the processing , mounting, reading and interpretation of the radiographs. (3 units: 2 units lecture & 1 unit laboratory)


Oral Surgery I
The general principles of surgery and its application in dentistry. (2 units)

Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Principles and procedures in making a diagnosis and treatment planning. (2 units)

Endodontics
The study of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp and periradicular tissues. (3 units: 2 units lecture & 1 unit laboratory)

Research I – Methods of Research
Principles and methods in research and its application to dentistry focused on developing a research protocol. (2 units)

Periodontology
The study of normal and abnormal periodontium, together with the etiology, pathology and management of periodontal diseases. (2 units)

Oral Surgery II
Study of surgical management of complicated extractions, reduction and fixation of traumatic injuries of the face and jaws and surrounding structures, and other conditions related to orthognathic surgery and other pathological lesions of the oral cavity. (2 units)

Research II – Research Presentation
The basic principles in preparing a technical paper and theses for presentation and discussion in scientific forum and/or publication. (2 units)

Practice Management and Entrepreneurship
The practice of dentistry in relation to the social, economic and cultural conditions of the community.
(2 units)

Oral Pathology II (Oncology)
The pathology of neoplasm and other diseases of the oral cavity and adjacent structures with emphasis on diagnostic and laboratory procedures. (3 units)

Forensic Dentistry
Deals with the study of dental/oral parts of the body in the confirmation of identity of the victims. (1 unit)

Dental Jurisprudence and Ethics
The relation of law and ethics to dental practice. (2 units)

Pediatric Dentistry with Child Psychology
The study of principles and techniques in the management of the child with dental problems including treatment of injuries and interceptive orthodontics. (2 units)

I. PRE-CLINICAL SUBJECTS

Restorative Dentistry II
Technical procedures in restoring lost tooth structure to their proper form, function and aesthetic using live patient and typodont. (3 units)

Orthodontics II
The study of prevention, interception and treatment of malocclusion. (3units)


J. CLINICAL DENTISTRY

Clinical Dentistry I
Clinical application of the basic competencies acquired in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Roentgenology. Clinicians will work on actual patients and on typodonts under the close supervision of the clinical supervisor. (6 units)

Clinical Dentistry II
Clinical application of the basic competencies acquired in Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Oral Diagnosis and Pediatric Dentistry in addition to the prerequisite subjects in Clinical Dentistry I. Clinicians will work on actual patients and typodonts under the close supervision of a clinical supervisor. A validation examination based on the finished requirements will serve as a certification of completion of Clinical Dentistry II. (6 units)

Clinical Dentistry III
Clinical application of the competencies acquired in all the clinical dental subjects. Clinicians will work on actual patients and typodonts under the close supervision of the clinical supervisor. A written validation examination based on the finished requirements will be taken by the student. A certification that a student has finished Clinical Dentistry II will be given after passing the examination. (10 units)

Clinical Dentistry IV
Clinical application of the competencies acquired in Clinical Dentistry III. This is a continuation of the requirements in Clinical Dentistry III. A validation examination will be given in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Roentgenology. This examination will be included as a part of the requirement in Clinical Dentistry IV and a pre-requisite for graduation. (10 units)

Current Trends in Dentistry
The study concerned with the latest developments in Dentistry like in Dental Materials, Dental Technology, new techniques and other areas related to Clinical Dentistry like infection control practices, genetics and medically compromised patients. (1 unit)

Special Studies:

Ortho-Pedo Seminar I
This course is designed to implement the principles and techniques learned from the basic Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry courses. (1 unit)

Prosthodontics Seminar I
A special study concerned with problem-based learning consisting of case presentation by the students following the principles and concepts of fixed partial denture and removable partial denture prosthodontics.
(1 unit)

Restorative Dentistry Seminar I
Clinical conferences on problems encountered in Restorative Dentistry clinic which is designed to develop critical thinking based on the principles and techniques learned from the basic knowledge in Restorative Dentistry. (1 unit)

Oral Surgery Seminar
A special study concerned with problem-based learning consisting of case presentation by the students following the principles and concepts of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This will also include different surgical procedures in the treatment of oral diseases and acquired defects of the jaws and its associated structures.
(2 units)

Ortho-Pedo Seminar II
A special study concerned with problem-based learning consisting of case presentation by the students following the principles and concepts of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry. (1 unit)

Prosthodontics Seminar II
A special study concerned with problem-based learning consisting of case presentation by the students following the principles and concepts of complete denture Prosthodontics. (1 unit)


Restorative Dentistry Seminar II
A special study concerned with problem-based learning consisting of case presentation by the students following the principles and concepts of restorative dentistry. This will also include management of Geriatric patients. (1 unit)

Endo-Perio Seminar
A special study concerned with problem-based learning consisting of case presentation by the students following the principles and concepts of Endodontics and Periodontics. (2 units)


K. HOSPITAL DENTISTRY

Hospital Dentistry I
Dental externship for senior students at a local or university training hospital or affiliated hospital designed to orient with hospital decorum, scope and overall functions of the different Departments and or Divisions. (3 units)

Hospital Dentistry II
Internship for senior students in a local hospital with rotation to the different departments, and learn referral system and proper hospital decorum. (3 units)

L. COMMUNITY DENTISTRY

Community Dentistry I
Concepts and principles of community dentistry and an introduction to biostatistics and epidemiology. (2 units)

Community Dentistry II
The study of the concepts, principles and methods of community dentistry, health service administration, oral health education, preventive dentistry and primary health care. (3 units)

Community Dentistry III
The principles and methods designed in the practice of community dentistry including field experience. (3 units)

 

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