Doctor in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
||Faculty of Dentistry
|Field of Study:
Dental/Oral Surgery Specialty;
||he Doctor in Dental Surgery program is a fully-accredited four year program, designed to graduate competent general dentists, who will be ethical, compassionate, caring, knowledgeable and skilled practitioners. The program provides instruction in medical sciences, dental diagnostic sciences, preventive dentistry, communications, mindfulness, and clinical dentistry. The curriculum emphasizes the integration of the biological, behavioural and dental sciences with the introduction to patient treatment in the first year of the program. There is a major emphasis on the biological and behavioural sciences as applied to clinical dentistry with basic foundation sciences continuing in the third and fourth years at advanced level.
Clinical patient treatment receives greater emphasis in the second year, with continued emphasis on integration of the biological and behavioural sciences. Students practice a total patient philosophy in the third and fourth year clinic, within clinical-oriented disciplines. Third and fourth year dental students and second year dental hygiene students work together in the clinical program to provide a team approach to total patient care. Dental assistants are provided, and students are given experience in four-handed dentistry and working with allied dental personnel.
||Doctor in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) at Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University
Program Last Updated: Jun 29, 2011