Students studying dentistry learn to carry out the majority of dental treatments such as restorative practices, prosthetic implants, endodontic therapy, periodontal therapy, and the extraction of teeth, as well as performing examinations, x-rays, and diagnosis. Students learn this by integrating biological, medical, and dental sciences with clinical patient treatment activities. Surgical skills are introduced after a suitable foundation in medical disease management is established. This includes topics such as infection, immunity, oncology, neuroscience, and the various systems of the human body (cardiovascular, renal, musculoskeletal, gastroenteric, etc.). Students learn surgical skills in simulation and then put them into supervised practice with patients.
After the first year of training students rotate through various hospital and dental departments such as oral surgery and pediatric dentistry, where students focus on providing prompt optimal care and practice in an environment that emphasizes the integration of dental education and a team practice approach.
Students also study other issues such as behavioral sciences, biomaterials, cognitive skills, dealing with patients, and professional and ethical values necessary for a practicing dental surgeon.
Besides clinical teaching, the curriculum includes an extensive series of lectures and seminars where students can learn about the latest techniques and technology in dentistry, as well as examine case studies of particular diseases and patients.