Dentistry, Full-time Graduate Program

Faculty: Faculty of Dentistry
Qualification: “Dentist”. The certificate is a document verifying the awarding of a dental degree, abbreviated as dr. med. dent. (D.M.D.)

Starting date: September

Language requirements: English language proficiency (assessed at the compulsory entrance examination)

Academic requirements: high school certificate; entrance examination in biology and physics/chemistry (written and oral) or successful completion of the Basic Medicine Course at the University of Debrecen​
Duration: 10 semesters
Tuition fee: 17,500 USD/year (including all material costs as well)
Other fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD

Short description: 
The five year program has been carefully structured and designed to ensure the high standard of knowledge, skills and responsibility of dental surgeons. To treat patients successfully and safely students must have sufficient motor skills to work with hand and electric instruments. Students must be able to perform palpation, percussion, auscultation and other diagnostic procedures. Students must have reliable gross and fine motor skills and sense of touch and vision. Students are required to be capable of operating all dental equipment, including both high- and low-speed handpieces. Students must be able to take an accurate dental and medical history from the patient. Students must be able to analyze and interpret X-ray and radiographic images necessary for proper diagnosis. Students must be able to perform a visual and tactile dental examination including the observation of shape, color and abnormalities, both extra- and intraorally. Students must be able to discuss problems and treatment with the patients, gather and exchange information, give directions during treatment and give advice to the patients. Students must have positive personal qualities such as respect, understanding and concern for others and also must exhibit professional doctor behavior.
Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):
Year Main subjects
1 Biophysics, Biostatistics, Hungarian Language, Medical Chemistry, Medical Psychology, Odontology, Cell Biology, First Aid and Resuscitation, Medical Genetics, Molecular Biology, Oral Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Preventive Dentistry
2 Biochemistry, Dental Physiology, Hungarian Language, Introduction to Prosthodontics, Dental Materials, Oral Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Biochemistry, Introduction to Fixed Prosthodontics, Neurobiology
3 Clinical Biochemistry, Dental Microbiology, Dosimetry, Radiation Health Effects, General Pathology, Hungarian Language, Immunology, Propedeutics and Technology of Total and Partial Removable Dentures, Odontotechnology, Oral Biology, Periodontology Propedeutics, Restorative Dentistry, Basic Surgical Techniques, Bioethics, Clinical Biochemistry, Introduction to Dental Radiology, Propedeutics and Technology of Fixed Prosthodontics, Medical Psychology, Oral Surgery Propedeutics, Organ and Oral Pathology
4 Complex Dentistry, Dental Pharmacology, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Otolaryngology, Periodontology, Preventive Dentistry, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Prosthetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Surgery, Digital Dentistry, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Paediatric Dentistry, Propedeutics
5 Complex Dentistry, Forensic Medicine, Neurology, Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry, Paediatrics, Prosthetic Dentistry, Psychiatry, Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology, Thesis


The language of instruction is English. However, students are required to learn some basic Hungarian in order to be able to communicate with patients.

For further detailed information about the curriculum and subject requirements please check the course Bulletin.

“Teachers and staff at the Faculty of Dentistry are very experienced, humble, friendly and they are keen on sharing their knowledge, give students practical advice and talk to students like a friend. What I appreciate most about the faculty is that we went through the most fundamental subjects of dentistry in the first two years, which lays a solid foundation for the senior year’s more intense clinical studies. What’s more we have been able to attend a fair amount of lab classes since 1st year which has greatly enriched my hands-on experience and sharpened my manual techniques. I enjoy studying at the University of Debrecen not only because of its high academic reputation in Europe but also because of the strict and highstandard exam system and the tight connection between theoretical knowledge and clinical practices. These things have gradually enabled me to become a responsible dentist and equipped me with abilities of critical thinking, independent study and cooperation with fellows, which are significant in my future career.” (Huang, Dentistry student from China)



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