The first-year courses comprise lectures and laboratory, and preclinical activities in basic sciences, dental anatomy, occlusion, and dental materials. In the second year, students are expected to develop additional preclinical skills, learn how basic science principles are applied to clinical settings, and get involved in clinical applications. Students who complete the first two years are awarded a basic medical sciences diploma. In the third, fourth, and fifth years, students practice main clinical treatments with concomitant lectures that refine technical and diagnostic skills. Students are required to take a minimum of two electives that are chosen from courses offered by all departments, including courses of independent study, research, and special topics.
The priority of IMU School of Dentistry is to ensure a high level of education by providing the students with the most up-to-date information and technological development. We, therefore, intend to provide research opportunities for students and staff and, thus, to contribute to academic development at an international level. The duration of education in the School of Dentistry is five years, preceded by one year of English language teaching for those who fail a proficiency exam. During subsequent dental education, minimally 30% of the courses are instructed in English.