The course is 5 years long. Over the first two years, the curriculum covers morphological sciences, the scientific basis of medicine and subjects broadening knowledge of the humanities and preclinical sciences. It also provides basic education in the core subjects.
Apart from continuing education in the field of preclinical sciences, the programme of year 3 and 4 of the course covers clinical education in core subjects (conservative dentistry, endodontics, developmental age dentistry, periodontology, prosthetic dentistry, oral surgery, maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, oral radiology, oral pathology). Simultaneously there is a curriculum of general medicine clinical sciences (surgery, oncology, internal diseases, paediatrics, infectious diseases, otorhinolaryngology, dermatology and venereology, allergology, neurology, ophthalmology, clinical psychology, psychiatry, anaesthesiology and reanimation, disaster medicine and emergency medicine, physiology of pregnancy, rehabilitation, radiology). Students also learn the legal and organisational aspects of medicine.
Year 5 of the course has practical clinical tutelage in clinics and University centres in conservative dentistry, prosthetic dentistry, oral surgery, children’s dentistry, periodontology and mucous membrane diseases, maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, geriatric dentistry, integrated developmental age dentistry and integrated adult dentistry.
In order to pass successive years in the course, students must serve programme internships in: health care organisation, medical internship (in general surgery, general internal medicine or in maxillofacial surgery), internship as a doctor’s assistant with a dentist and a medical and dentistry internship at a dentist’s office.
Graduates receive a diploma and the title of a professional dentist. In order to obtain a license to practice as a dentist one must pass the Dentists Final Examination.