Dental studies take five years (10 semesters).
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 such as Biophysics, Biochemistry and Genetics is gained and 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, special dental subjects (Odontology, Preventive Dentistry, Dental Materials and Technics) are taught.
|1st and 2nd year|
|First Aid and Reanimation||21|
|Anatomy, Histology, Embryology||140|
|Introduction to the fixed Prosthodontics||30|
In the third year, disciplines exploring the theoretical foundations of diseases, such as Pathology, Pathophysiology and Microbiology are taught 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 by laboratory demonstrations and in the phantom headroom.
|Propedeutics and Technology of Fixed Prosthodontics||75|
|Medical Hungarian Language||60|
|Basic Surgical Techniques||18|
|Propedeutics and Technology of Total and Partial Removable Dentures||75|
|Oral Surgery Propedeutics||45|
In the 4th year, students begin to treat patients in the Clinical Practice Unit and other special clinical departments. They are introduced to all clinical dental fields (Restorative Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Paedodontics 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 within the curriculum.
|4th and 5th Year|
|Restaurative Dentistry Cariology||45|
|Restaurative Dentistry Endodontics||45|
By the end of the 5th year dental students are required to submit and defend a thesis and take a final examination.
Students having passed all examinations and having successfully defended their theses are granted a D.M.D. degree.