The University Of Georgia
Program name: Dentistry
Study Level: Single-Cycle Degree Program
Program leader: Elene Gigineishvili
Mariam Margvelashvili
Study language: English
Qualification: Doctor of Dental Medicine
Program capacity: 300
Program permission:

For citizens of Georgia/foreign countries who have received complete general education in Georgia:

  • National exams;
  • English language B2 level;

For entrants listed by the Order No. 224 / n of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia (see

  • Approvement of the procedures provided by the Order No. 224/n of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and submitting relevant documents.
  • English language B2 level.
  • Admission exam/interview in Biology-Chemistry-Physics (Basic Issues);

The following certificates can prove the knowledge of English language (B2): TOEFL, IELTS, FCE and CERTUS. If the applicant does not have the above-mentioned certificate, the English language competence will be proved at university exam.

Program goals:

The goal of the program is to coach qualified dentists, whose professional activities will help to increase the level of dental services, prevent oral diseases and improve overall health. The graduate of this program will have basic knowledge of oral health care medicine (clinical and natural sciences) and deep knowledge of dental specializations. One will also assimilate dental clinical skills considering professional ethical values. Additionally, the graduate will also have skills of learning and teaching, professional growth-development, research and analysis, decision-making, which allows him to logically analyze identified symptoms and see the connection between common pathogenetic process, reasonably set and implement comprehensive treatment plan, pursue patient’s management, have basic manual skills that ensures both prophylactic and therapeutic activities. After the course completion the graduates will have the right to hold the positions according to the Georgian legislation in dental clinics (junior dentist, dental assistant – Order of the Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs ? 01-11 / N 2012, March 14), health care organizations and health insurance providing companies (relations with medical and dental institutions, with the focus on the dental services and dental management of insured people, assistant of the family doctor). Also prepare the student for specialization (residency programs) and the next levels of learning (Master and Doctoral programs). Also hold the positions according to the legislation of various countries.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Lecture-seminar;
  • The method of working on the book;
  • Explanation method;
  • Demonstration method ;
  • Using of audio-video learning material;
  • Interactive classes;
  • Situational exercises;
  • Role-playing games;
  • Practical work;
  • Laboratory work ;
  • Teamwork skills;
  • The simulated performance;
  • Posing and solving the problems;
  • Critical analysis;
  • Group exercises;
  • Projects;
  • Exercises oriented on solving of the problems;
  • Case study;
  • Literature review;
  • Searching the files in electronic format or library ;
  • Written work method;
  • Writing topics;
  • Introduction of presentations;
  • Verbal method;
  • Observation method;
  • Simulations on phantoms;
  • Production of electronic and non-electronic medical records;
  • Making of written professional instructions;
  • Clinical practical studies;
  • Working considering the methods of evidence based dentistry; 
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
  • Program graduate:

    • Describes and determines chemical, biochemical molecular, microbiological and histological processes in human body in both normal and pathological conditions;
    • Has in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
    • Has and demonstrates systemic knowledge of theories of clinical sciences closely related to oral diseases;
    • Defines and interprets basic systemic principles and peculiarities of health care service formation, management and operation of the system, disease prevention and their management (sanitary-hygienic requirements, infection control, etc.), healthy life styles and behavior change;
    • Has systemic knowledge of research methods (biostatical and eliidemiological);
    • Explains and reviews main issues of health care legislation and ethical aspects, patient rights and medical activities;
    • Has in-depth knowledge of dental sciences – therapeutic dentistry pediatric dentistry, dental surgery, maxillo-facial surgery, prosthetic dentistry, orthodontics;
    • Reviews and defines dental materials and their purpose;
    • Has systemic knowledge of diagnostics of oral diseases (taking patient history, performing physical examinations, assessment), aspects of treatment planning and treatment methods considering the respective competences;
    • Determines and lists the maniliulations (vena liunctio, stiching the skin and mucous membranes subcutaneous and intramuscular injection, intravenous drug administration, tooth extraction tooth preparation, root canal filling, tooth restoration etc.);
    • Has systemic knowledge of treated patients follow-up and outcome maintenance and managment.
    • Based on systemic knowledge performs classification of main groups of drugs taking into account mechanisms of their action and interaction;
    • Has knowledge of basic diagnostic and medical-preventive principles and methods of diseases, peculiarities of medical records;
    • Understands the essence of health and non-medical fields/spheres and importance of their application in professional activity;
    • Has the knowledge of the basics of medical psychology, medical physics, biophysics (natural and preformed, physical factors, biophysical mechanisms of impact on the organism etc);

  • Skills
  • Program graduate:

    • Organizes the diagnosis, prevention and management of oral diseases based on the competencies in therapeutic, orthopedic, surgical dentistry, implantology and pediatric dentistry, and considering peculiarities of various concomitant and chronic diseases;
    • Plans and implements basic and alternative public health measures using epidemiological research methods aimed at promotion of oral health;
    • Applies guidelines and protocols for performing in new environment appropriate clinical examinations and procedures, using of equipment, selection of drug groups, medical-preventive measures and specialized services. in the field of liublic health and sliecialized services in theralieutic-lireventive measures;
    • Applies the evidence-based research findings in decision-making process;
    • Collects the history, performs diagnosing and differential diagnosing of main and concomitant diseases and differential diagnosis taking into account main functional indicators of general condition of the body;
    • Performs researches in accordance with ethical principles;
    • Performs registration of patient data, formation and storage of records according to protocols;
    • Provides emergency medical care;
    • Provides medical maniliulations (skin dissection, dissection of purulent abscess, venous puncture, suturing the skin and mucosa, subcutaneous and muscular injections, intravenous drug administration, tooth extraction, tooth preparation, tooth root canal treatment, tooth restoration, etc.) and procedures (draining etc.);
    • Uses medications safely;
    • Critically analyzes patient’s oral health problems, identifies the problem and in conditions of incomplete and/or contradictory data, forms the appropriate conclusion;
    • Collects, analyzes and generates individual or public health data related to the oral cavity based on the latest achievements in medicine and develops and substantiates appropriate recommendations;
    • Analyzes and evaluates the diagnostic methods and the potential impact of equipment-related biophysical factors on the human body;
    • Presents orally and in writing (including electronically) evidence-based proposals, decisions, opinions, conclusions, reports and recommendations in English to academic, professional and non-professional society;
    • Informs patients and patients’ relatives, colleagues, and stakeholders on oral health issues;
    • Manages professional critical situations;
    • Ensures study and independent learning of the most recent thematic issues of in the oral cavity, public health and medicine;
    • Maintains with patients and colleagues’ relationships based on ethical values, protects patient's rights;

  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • Program graduate:

    • Consistently evaluates own learning process;
    • Identifies the needs for further study in the specialties of dentistry;
    • Takes into account norms of professional ethics;


  • Date of approval: 11-28-2013
    Approval protocol number: 20-14
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 16/21
    Program details:

    The program has 300 ECTS and includes 5 years of teaching. It consists of program compulsory (288 ECTS) and optional (12 ECTS ) components. The amount of the ECTS of dental specializations is 126.

    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    The program consists of theoretical and laboratory teaching, as well as practice, which is implemented within the courses based on the thematic direction. Theoretical lectures can be concurrently conducted in two and more groups. A semester offers curations (rotations) of medical profiles that consider daily and intensive teaching and is organized as in the university campus as well as in the affiliated medical institutions. The students’ number in laboratory and practical groups is not more than 15. The practical training is conducted using mentor system, as for the evaluation of clinical and professional skills the structured (integrated) evaluation system in simulation and clinical setting is used.

    Program Core

    Students who enrolled through the Unified Entry Examinations have to choose English Language for Medics (C1/1) and international students have to choose Georgian, as a second language I
    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    DENT1111Medical Chemistry6 1
    DENT1220Histology and Embryology6 1
    ENGL3218English Language for Medics (C1/1)6 1
    KART1141Georgian, as a second language I6 1
    NRSI1122EHuman Anatomy-Physiology I9 1
    DENT1210Medical Physics and Biophysics6 2
    DENT1230Biochemistry6 2
    DENT2130Molecular Biology and Genetics6 2
    ENGL3219English Language for Medics (C1/2)6 2
    KART1241Georgian, as a second language II6 2
    NRSI1221EHuman Anatomy-Physiology 29 2
    DENT2110Topographic Anatomy6 3
    DENT2120Pathological Anatomy and Physiology6 3
    DENT2140Therapeutic Dentistry I (propaedeutics)3 3
    DENT2150Dental Surgery (propaedeutics)3 3
    DENT2160Prosthetic Dentistry I (propaedeutics)3 3
    DENT2170Pediatric Dentistry I (Prophylaxis of Dental Diseases Part I)3 3
    NRSI2140EMicrobiology6 3
    DENT2230Patient care and First Aid3 4
    DENT2240Therapeutic Dentistry II (Cariesology)3 4
    DENT2250Dental Surgery II (Odontogenic diseases)3 4
    DENT2260Prosthetic Dentistry II (Fixed Prosthodontics Part I)3 4
    DENT2270Pediatric Dentistry II ( Prophylaxis of Dental Diseases Part II)3 4
    DENT3112Pharmacology for Dentists6 4
    NRSI4140EBioethics and medical law3 4
    DENT2220Professional Communication3 5
    DENT3111Pediatric Dentistry III (Cariesology) (Rotation)3 5
    DENT3120Radiology (Rotation)3 5
    DENT3130Medical Psychology and Psychiatry (Rotation)3 5
    DENT3140Hematology3 5
    DENT3150Dermatology and Venerology3 5
    DENT3160Endocrinology3 5
    DENT3170Therapeutic Dentistry III (Endodontics Part I) (Rotation)3 5
    DENT3180Surgical Dentistry III (Non-odontogenic maxillofacial diseases) (Rotation)3 5
    DENT3190Prosthetic Dentistry III (Fixed Prosthodontics Part II) (Rotation)3 5
    DENT3220General Medicine and Diagnostics6 6
    DENT3230Otorhynolaryngology (Rotation)3 6
    DENT3240Phthisiology (Tuberculosis) (Rotation)3 6
    DENT3250Therapeutic Dentistry IV (Endodontics Part II) (Rotation)3 6
    DENT3260Dental Surgery IV (TMJ disorders) (Rotation)3 6
    DENT3270Prosthetic Dentistry IV (Removable partial dental prostheses Part I) (Rotation)3 6
    DENT3280Pediatric Dentistry IV (Endodontics) (Rotation)3 6
    DENT4280Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Dentists6 6
    DENT4110Pediatrics for Dentists (Rotation)3 7
    DENT4121Neurology6 7
    DENT4130Opthalmology (Rotation)3 7
    DENT4140Orthodontics I (propaedeutics) (Rotation)3 7
    DENT4150Therapeutic Dentistry V (Preclinical parodontology) (Rotation)3 7
    DENT4160Dental Surgery V (Maxillofacial oncology part I) (Rotation)3 7
    DENT4170Prosthetic Dentistry V (Removable partial dental prostheses Part II) (Rotation)3 7
    DENT4180Pediatric Dentistry V (Periodontology) (Rotation)3 7
    HELM232210EHealth Care Management6 7
    DENT4210Dental Management of Medically Complex Patients (Rotation)3 8
    DENT4221DENT4221 Internal Medicine, Infectous Diseases6 8
    DENT4230Orthodontics II (Diagnostics and orthodontic appliances) (Rotation)3 8
    DENT4240Therapeutic Dentistry VI (Clinical Parodontology) (Rotation)4 8
    DENT4250Dental Surgery VI (Maxillofacial oncology part II) (Rotation)4 8
    DENT4260Prosthetic Dentistry VI (Removable partial dental prostheses Part III) (Rotation)4 8
    DENT4270Pediatric Dentistry VI ( Diseases of oral mucosa) (Rotation)3 8
    DENT5110Head and Neck Oncology3 9
    DENT5120Allergology and Immunology3 9
    DENT5130Orthodontics III (Craniofacial anomalies and their treatment methods) (Rotation)3 9
    DENT5140Therapeutic Dentistry VII (Diseases of Oral Mucosa Part I) (Rotation)3 9
    DENT5150Dental Surgery VII (Perio Surgery) (Rotation)3 9
    DENT5160Prosthetic Dentistry VII (Removable complete dentures and maxillofacial prosthetics) (Rotation)3 9
    DENT5170Pediatric Dentistry VII, (Infections of Oral Mucosa) and Pediatric Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Part I (Rotation)6 9
    DENT5210Surgery6 10
    DENT5220Anesthesiology and Reanimatology3 10
    DENT5230Orthodontics IV (Adult orthodontics) (Rotation)3 10
    DENT5240Therapeutic Dentistry VIII (Diseases of Oral Mucosa Part II) (Rotation)4 10
    DENT5250Dental Surgery VIII (Implant Dentistry) (Rotation)4 10
    DENT5260Prosthetic Dentistry VIII (Implant Dentisrty) (Rotation)4 10
    DENT5270Pediatric Dentistry VIII (Oncology of oral mucosa) and Pediatric oral and maxillo-facial surgery Part II (Rotation)6 10

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Students have to choose 12 credits from the list

    Code Subject ECTS
    HELM231320EHealth Promotion3
    HELM233341EMedical Tourism and Telemedicine6
    HELM234150ESPSS: Data Analysis and Formation in Healthcare3
    MATH1214EFundamentals of quantitative research methods6
    DENT2210Dental Materials3
    ENGL1120EGeneral English II6
    ENGL1210EGeneral English III6
    BUSN1210EBasics of Business and Economics6
    DENT3210Public Health and Administration6
    DENT4290Dental Public Health and Research6
    LATN2219Latin Language (For Medics)6
    COMM4120EIntroduction to Public Relations6
    HIST1117EIntroduction to World History6
    HIST1230EIntroduction to the History of Georgia6
    PSYC1275ESocial Psychology6

    Credits sum:



    Matrix Of Privequisites

    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed

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