The Faculty of Dentistry at Istanbul University was founded in 1908. Beginning from foundation of the Faculty of Dentistry has become a vast complex of educational, research, and service activities. Our vision "to be the premier, comprehensive, academic oral health center" is exemplified by our international reputation for quality. We offer the Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) professional degree, as well as accredited postdoctoral programs in nine dental specialties. Our mission is "to continually improve the well being and oral health of the people." Building on a history of innovation and excellence in education, research and community outreach, the school is opening new horizons in training clinicians and researchers. Our faculty and students are engaged in studies exploring the relationships between oral diseases and systemic conditions; craniofacial genetic diseases; microbiology and immunology; biomaterials; and health services, including practice-based research.
These are exciting and challenging times for dentistry. We now know that much of dental disease can be prevented and we have at our disposal a wide array of techniques to alleviate pain and treat disease. The need for further improvements stimulates further research into better ways of preventing and treating dental disease and has also led us to develop new teaching methods for the dental student of today.
The KEY AIMS of the ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY are to:
Equip students with a core of appropriate knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to clinical dental practice in the 21st century
Encourage students to explore beyond that core and develop within a research-rich environment
Produce dentists who are patient-focused, good communicators, empathetic and able to work well in teams
Produce dentists equipped for life-long learning and eager to pass their knowledge, understanding and skills to the next generation of healthcare professionals
Prepare students to take their place in the community and hospital services
Support the training of Dental Care professionals, with emphasis on the dental team.
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