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Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)

D.D.S. is a six-year program which consists of a competency-based educational plan with emphasis on prevention caring, so that graduate students, besides sufficient and comprehensive knowledge in up-to-date dentistry sciences, have the skills for visiting patients and treating different kinds of oral and dental diseases. In this program, students pass basic sciences in two years and then enter the clinic for 4 years in order to pass courses in all dentistry departments and learn the diagnosis of different kinds of diseases in each department. As a result of working with numerous patients, students will become highly skilled in their clinical stage.

The students pass pre-clinic courses in the fifth semester in laboratories with different kinds of moulages and educational models that are simulated with real clinical conditions and patients. After acquiring the requirements, eligible students enter the clinics, and visit and treat patients. In the clinical stage, students (in small groups) enter the clinic and treat patients. Students of Community Dentistry program enter the field and start the process of screening patients in the society.

 

In the twelfth semester, students who have acquired enough skills as interns or pre-doctoral students enter the main clinic and visit patients in a similar fashion to practices in a private office under the supervision of proficient professors. In the main clinic, students, besides making medical files for the main treatment program, treat all kinds of dental problems of patients. At the end of this semester, students test their scientific and practical capabilities by taking a final exam.

 

Educational Regulations for the D.D.S. Program

 

D.D.S. Curriculum View

D.D.S. Curriculum: 1st Year Courses

In the first year, students pass some general and basic sciences subjects, both theoretical and practical, in classes and laboratories. These subjects include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Histology
  • Oral Biology
  • General Pathology
  • General Anatomy

 

D.D.S. Curriculum: 2nd Year Courses

In the second year, students pass specialized subjects and the remaining general subjects both theoretically and practically. These subjects include:

  • Bacteriology
  • Immunology
  • Psychology
  • Communication Skills
  • Dental Public Health
  • Early Patient Contact
  • Dental Anatomy and Morphology

D.D.S. Curriculum: 3rd Year Courses

In the fifth semester, students enter pre-clinic courses and learn the models and moulages in laboratories.

The pre-clinic subjects include:

  • Operative Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pediatric Dentistry

 

From the third year, they enter the clinic and start treating patients. The subjects of the sixth semester include:

  • Prosthodontics
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Endodontics

 

D.D.S. Curriculum: 4th Year Courses

In the fourth year, students pass the following subjects, both practically and theoretically:

  • Dental Public Health
  • Oral Surgery
  • Oral Diseases and Diagnosis
  • Oral Radiology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Operative Dentistry

D.D.S. Curriculum: 5th Year Courses

In the fifth year, students complete their skills in the following subjects:

  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Traumatology
  • Advanced Operative Dentistry
  • Advanced Endodontics
  • Advanced Oral Surgery
  • Research Methodology

 

D.D.S. Curriculum: 6th Year Courses

In the eleventh semester, students pass the last practical subjects in the form of complementary courses for improving their skills and undertake the treatment of difficult cases, and prepare in order to enter the internship and pre-doctoral courses. These subjects include:

  • Advanced Endodontics
  • Advanced Periodontics
  • Systemic Diseases
  • Dental Public Health
  • Advanced Prosthodontics
  • Thesis’ Proposal Submission
  • Pediatric Dentistry

In the twelfth semester, eligible students reach the main clinical course and enter the main clinic. In this simulated clinic, which is similar to a real dentist’s office, students of pre-doctoral course work on all types of treatments necessary for all kinds of patients. These treatments include:

  • Endodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Implantology

 

At the end of this course, by participating in a final exam, the students’ theoretical knowledge will be evaluated. Afterwards, they get ready for their thesis defense sessions. In the fourth year, they can carry out their thesis with the aid of a professor, and defend their thesis at the end of the twelfth semester.

 

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