As part of the four year full-time degree, students spend significant time in provision of patient care, using advanced materials and clinical methods. In final year, students have the unique opportunity to experience working in a private practice setting, and they learn how to run a small business.
- Acquire essential factual knowledge to become a general dentist and leader of the oral health team
- Disease processes and mechanisms together with their clinical manifestations, prevention and treatment
- Professional skills and attitudes expected of a dental practitioner
- The ability to critically appraise research evidence relevant to common oral problems
- Induce oral health changes in individual patients and their families
- Practice effectively in oral health promotion and education
- Communicate effectively with patients and their relatives, also with professional colleagues and members of other health professions.
The BDS incorporates all aspects related to the provision of advanced general dental care to patients as well as teaches students to prepare, develop, execute and write for publication a small research project. It is a fixed, full-time course of 4 years’ duration.
The course commences with the introduction of specialized oral health subjects to allow students to enter the clinic as quickly as possible to maximize the experience in all aspects and phases of clinical treatment.