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Faculty/course name/academic level:

Medical and Health Science Center, Dentistry, DMD

Course status

HAC accredited, existing course in English language in 2011/2012

Starting date(s) (following optional prep. course)

September/February

Max number of students

5

Duration of the course

10 semesters (50 months)

Language requirements

Toefl paper 500; Toefl Computer 173; Toefl iBT 59, IELTS 5.0

This Academic Program leads to the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D). The degree received is accepted in all EU countries and several other countries around the world. The five-year program at Debrecen has been carefully structured and designed to ensure a high standard of knowledge, skills and responsibility of dental surgeons.

During the 1st year, a thorough understanding of the basic medical sciences is gained. In addition, in the second year, the program broadens to encompass Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Behavioral Sciences in topics which are relevant to the practice of Dentistry. Even in the first and second years, some special dental subjects (Odontology, Preventive Dentistry, Dental Materials and Technics) are taught. In the 3rd year, disciplines exploring the theoretical background of diseases, such as Pathology, Pathophysiology and Microbiology are instructed with aspects related to Oral Sciences. In the same year, Propedeutics of Clinical Dentistry introduces various dental procedures and techniques involved in the clinical treatment of patients.

In the 4th year, students begin to treat patients in the Clinical Practice and in other special clinical departments. They are introduced to all clinical dental fields (Restorative Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics). During the 4th and 5th years, students take responsibility for treating their own patients in small-group practice classes under the close supervision of staff members. Parallel to the dental courses, other clinical medical sciences are also included in the curriculum.

By the end of the 5th year, dental students are required to submit and defend their theses and take the final examination. Students having passed all examinations and having successfully defended their theses are awarded a D.M.D. degree.

University of Debrecen