Dental school

A dental school (school of dentistry, dental college) is a tertiary educational institutionâ€"or part of such an institutionâ€"that teaches dentistry to prospective dentists. Upon successful completion, the graduate receives a degree in Dentistry, which, depending upon the jurisdiction, might be a bachelor's degree, master's degree, a professional degree, or a doctorate. Schools can also offer postgraduate training in general dentistry, and/or training in endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, orthodontics, pedodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, or dental public health.

In the European Union, Dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental nurses, dental technicians, dental therapists, or other members of the dental auxiliary are trained in universities of applied science or polytechnics.

Sometimes dental education is done within medical schools, as in Pakistan; the separation between medical and dental educations is also blurred within certain sub-specialties, such as oral and maxillofacial surgery.

List of dental schools

  • List of dental colleges in India
  • List of dental schools in Australia
  • List of dental schools in Bangladesh
  • List of dental schools in Israel
  • List of dental schools in Pakistan
  • List of dental schools in the United Kingdom
  • List of dental schools in the United States

See also

  • Dentistry throughout the world
  • Dental degree
  • American Student Dental Association

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