South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky provides training of specialists in Dentistry. Qualified scientific and pedagogical personnel of the Faculty are experienced in practical and educational work, they carry out training and educational process on a high professional level.   Field of study – Dentistry Educational qualification awarded – Master of Dentistry Professional qualification – Dental Practitioner Duration – 5 years   Integral competence is the ability to solve complex problems and problems in the field of health by the specialty “Dentistry” in professional activity or in the process of study, which involves conducting research and / or innovations and is characterized by uncertainty of conditions and requirements.  
The Faculty of Dentistry brings together 4 departments:
  • Department of Surgery Dentistry;
  • Department of Therapeutic Dentistry;
  • Department of Pediatric Dentistry;
  • Department of Orthopedic Dentistry.
  The X-ray room of the dental department is equipped with a modern orthopantomograph and intraoral X-ray machine. All theoretical knowledge of the main dental disciplines acquired during practical classes, students will apply during practical classes at the clinics. Students are given the opportunity to examine the patient, diagnose and make a treatment plan. They will perform medical manipulations after coordination with the doctor of the diagnosis, the substantiation of a choice and detailed discussion of a method of treatment.  
Among the main concepts students learn while studying dentistry, there are:
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Periodontics best practices
  • Pharmacology and dentistry
  • Orthodontic care
  • Principles of dentistry
Students of the Faculty master their skills during the practical training in the best dental clinics of Odesa. Among them:
  – City Dental Clinic №1
  – City Dental Clinic №2
  – City Dental Clinic №3
  – City Dental Clinic №4
  – City Dental Clinic №5
  – Odessa Regional Dental Clinic
  – Black Sea Dental Clinic
  – Empire Dental Clinic
  – City Child Dental Clinic №4
LICENSED INTEGRATED EXAMINATION State certification of graduates includes standardized test and practically oriented state exams. State standardized test is licensed integrated examination, which consists of two exams: KROK-1 and KROK-2. The purpose of the licensed integrated examination is to establish a correspondence between professional knowledge and skills required by students for achieving sufficient qualification according to standards of higher medical education. KROK-1 is passed after 3 years of training. KROK-2 is passed at the end of the 5th year of study.   On completion of studies according to the educational-professional program on specialty “Dentistry (Stomatology)” a specialist is able to perform professional work and can apply for post-graduate curriculum (internship, residency) to be trained according to educational curricula of training a physician-stomatologist. On completion of Internship, Residency on specialty “Dentistry” a specialist has the right to be specialized and perform appropriate work of a dentist. A graduate can apply for the program to obtain PhD (Doctor of Philosophy).