A.S. of Oral Hygiene Technician

Dental caries and periodontal disease are among the most common human diseases. World Health Organization determined 17 goals for oral health related issues to be achieved by the year 2020 and asked countries to plan necessary programs in order to improve their community oral health. Training of intermediate personnel is considered as a priority for prevention of oral disease among people, especially target groups. The provision of oral health services and education by them is at the first level of prevention and makes possible preventive care services in the health centers of network system.




A.S. of Oral Hygiene Technician


The field of Oral Hygiene Technician is a paradental discipline. It was launched as a new field in order to train skilled manpower to improve the level of community awareness about oral health and the prevention of oral and dental disease.


The vision of this discipline is to play a major role in improving oral health indicators. Following the development of oral health care insurance coverage, it is expected that training of them at a much lower cost than therapist can reduce the burden of dental caries and periodontal diseases in the community.


General Competencies

The general competencies expected for graduates include communication skills, health education, collaborative research and writing reports, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, managerial and executive skills, and professionalism.



Admission Requirements


To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Undergraduate Admission Requirements.


Application Deadline


Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31, and the deadline for the February intake is October 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses


For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.



Program Curriculum


For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of A.S. of Oral Hygiene Technician.



Contact Information


In case of any inquiries, please contact the Department of Community Oral Health through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Hossein Hesari

Email: h-hessari@tums.ac.ir

Tel.: (+98 21) 8801 5960

Fax: (+98 21) 8801 5961

Website: www.dentistry.tums.ac.ir

Address: Department of Community Oral Health, TUMS School of Dentistry, Hakim Hwy.-N Karegar St. Intersection (Adjacent to National Atomic Energy Agency), N Karegar St., Tehran, Iran


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8889 6692 & 94, Ext.: 318 or 319

Fax: (+98 21) 8889 6696

Email: admission@tums.ac.ir

Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran



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