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.
The Faculty of Dentistry brings together 4 departments:
• Department of Surgery Dentistry;
• Department of Therapeutic Dentistry;
• Department of Pediatric Dentistry;
• Department of Orthopedic Dentistry.
Undergraduate dentistry course lasts 5 years and is demanding at both an academic and technical level. The students of the Faculty of Dentistry study the cause, prevention, management and treatment of oral and dental disease.
Among the main concepts students learn while studying dentistry, there are:
• Human anatomy and physiology
• Periodontics best practices
• Pharmacology and dentistry
• Orthodontic care
• Principles of dentistry
The first year of study is focused on basic medical and clinical knowledge in the areas of anatomy, physiology, oral biology and biochemistry. First three academic years students obtain knowledge of theoretical disciplines and, starting from the 4th academic year, they begin to study clinical disciplines. Among them, there are therapeutic and orthopedic stomatology.
From the 2nd academic year 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-1. Dentistry” includes tests in following disciplines:
• Normal Anatomy
• Normal Physiology
• Pathological Physiology
• Pathological Anatomy
KROK-2 is passed at the end of the 5th year of study.
“KROK-2. Dentistry” is an examination covering basic dental disciplines:
• Dental Surgery
• Dental Orthopedics
• Therapeutic Dentistry
• Pediatric Dentistry