DENTAL MEDICINE (Med) Medical University-Sofia
The education of students in dental medicine is organized in three stages with duration of five years and six months as pre-graduate internship. During the first two years students receive medicobiological training. The clinical and medical training is realized from the second to the
tenth semester and includes education in general medical and specialized dental medicine disciplines. The teaching is carried out by 8 departments. The pre-diploma internship includes Pediatric Dental Medicine, Conservative Dental Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,, Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Periodontology and Orthodontics, and ends with state examinations. Students who pass them successfully are awarded the qualification of a Doctor in Dental Medicine and a Master’s degree.
In the first two years the programme covers subjects such as Human Anatomy and Histology, Human Cytology and Embryology; Physiology, Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Dental and Biomaterials; Biophysics; Computer Science; Latin language, Foreign Language; Biochemistry; Microbiology; Pharmacology; Preclinical Pediatric Dental Medicine, Preclinical Conservative Dental Medicine, Preclinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine; Social Medicine and Medical Ethics, Medical Psychology, Disaster Medicine, Computer Sciences.
In the third year the subjects are: Pathophysiology; Pharmacology; Preclinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine; Clinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine; Preclinical Pediatric Dental Medicine; Clinical Pediatric Dental Medicine; Preclinical Conservative Dental Medicine; Preclinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Surgery, Hygiene and Epidemiology.
In the fourth year the studied subjects are: Diagnostic Imaging; Oto-Rhino-Laryngology; General Pathology; Internal Diseases; Forensic Medicine, Clinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine; Clinical Conservative Dental Medicine; Orthodontics; Clinical Pediatric Dental Medicine; Clinical Oral a Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinical Dental Allergology; Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Periodontology.
In the fifth year the subjects are: Clinical Conservative Dental Medicine; Physiotherapy; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Dermatology and Venerology; Neurology and Psychiatry; Ophthalmology; Clinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine; Orthodontics; Clinical Pediatric Dental Medicine; Periodontology.
Students go through training in a number of other disciplines – Dental Physiotherapy, Allergology, Implant Dentistry, Gnathology and Occlusion, Prevention of Dental Diseases, Oral Pathology.
The Faculty carries out specialization in ten specialties: Pediatric Dental Medicine, Prosthodontics, Oral Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Implant Dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontology and Diseases of Oral Mucosa, Social Medicine and Public Dental Health, General Dentistry, Maxillofacial Radiology and Oral Imaging Diagnostics. The Faculty disposes of the largest library in the field of Dental Medicine in Bulgaria.