Department of Dental Sciences

IDEP - Curriculum

The basic science and dental science curriculum offered at Idaho State University has been certified by Creighton University as equivalent to the first-year dental curriculum offered at Creighton University. This curriculum has been approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Performance in the basic science courses will be evaluated on the basis of course objectives developed by the Creighton School of Dental Science and in accordance with the Idaho State University system. Performance in the clinical science courses will be evaluated according to policies and procedures of Creighton University School of Dental Science.

The following table summarizes the first year courses and is linked to brief course descriptions:

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Gross Anatomy (lecture and lab)




Head & Neck Anatomy (lecture and lab)

Community Dentistry


Oral Hygiene Techniques

Dental Materials (lecture and lab)

Occlusion (lecture and lab)

Preventive Dentistry (lecture and lab)

Radiology (lecture and lab)

Dental Anatomy (lecture and lab)

History of Dentistry

Oral Histology and Embryology

Values and Ethics


Interpersonal Relations and Communication




Dental Materials (lecture and lab


Clinical Experience lab