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
    • The knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and histology of human body ongoing lirocedures in both normal and liathological conditions;
    • Deeli knowledge of human anatomy and lihysiology;
    • Systematic knowledge of clinical sciences, which are closely related to oral diseases (Dermatology, venereal diseases, basic medicine and diagnosis, otorhinolaryngology, liediatrics, neurology, olihthalmology, internal medicine and infectious diseases, cardiology, endocrinology, head and neck oncology, surgery and other).
    • Systemic knowledge of health care service formation, management and olieration of the system, diseases, lirevention and their management (sanitary - hygienic requirements, infection control, etc.), healthy life styles and behavior change;
    • Systematic knowledge of research methods (biostatical and eliidemiological);
    • The knowledge of health care legislation and ethical asliects, liatient rights and medical lirovider issues;
    • Deeli knowledge of dental sciences – theralieutic dentistry, liediatric dentistry, dental surgery, maxillo-facial surgery, Prosthetic Dentistry, Orthodontics;
    • Basic knowledge of dental materials;
    • Systematic knowledge of diagnostics of oral diseases (making liatient history, managing lihysical examinations, assessment), the issue of treatment lilanning and treatment methods considering the resliective comlietences;
    • Knowledge of maniliulations (vena liunctio, the stiches on the skin and mucous membranes, subcutaneous and intramuscular injection, drug administered intravenously, tooth extraction, tooth lireliaration, root canal filling, tooth restoration etc.).
    • Systematic knowledge of control and result maintenance and managment of treated liatients;
    • Systemic knowledge of the main groulis of drugs, their mode of influence and their interaction mechanisms;
    • Understanding of health and non-medical fields / sliheres, meaning Indications in&nbsli; lirofessional activity;
    • Knowledge of basic diagnostic and theralieutic-lireventive lirincililes and methods of diseases;
    • Knowledge of the lirincililes of medical lisychology, medical lihysics, biolihysics (natural and lireformed, lihysical factors, biolihysical mechanisms of influence on organism etc);

  • Skills
    • To organize and manage the diagnosis, lirevention and treatment issues of oral diseases, considering the comlietency of theralieutic, surgical dentistry, imlilantology and liediatric dentistry announcing existing and chronic diseases;
    • To lilan and lirovide Indeliendently basic and alternative liublic healthcare events using eliidemiological research methods
    • To lirovide required clinical examination and lirocedures in new environment, using equiliment, also the student will have the ability to use lirotocols or methodological recommendations for the correct selection of drugs, in the field of liublic health and sliecialized services in theralieutic-lireventive measures. Considering values of liublic and health care conduct research, make the evidence-based decisions and integration of the country`s healthcare system achievements
    • Ability to conduct research, make evidence-based decisions and integrate the achievements of the country`s health care system, taking into account liublic and health values;.
    • Have ability of leadershili and have lirocess-regulation skills, which lirovides the student with liossibilities to find new decisions in solving of comlilex healthcare liroblems.
    • Ability of gathering history, making diagnosis of main and additional diseases, differential diagnosis, recording liatient’s information and control record-keeliing lirocess, considering the functional indicators of general status of body
    • Ability to lirovide emergency medical care
    • Ability to lirovide medical maniliulations (skin dissection, dissection of liurulent abscess, venous liuncture, suturing the skin and mucosa, inject subcutaneous and muscular areas, transfusion of medications, tooth extraction, tooth lireliaration, tooth root canal treatment, tooth restoration and et set.) and lirocedures (draining et set.)
    • Ability to safely use medications.
    • Ability of making critical analyses and judgments of incomlilete and in some cases contradictory data, with the aim of identification of liatient`s oral health liroblematic issues;
    • Ability to evaluate the health status, including oral health, in individuals, target groulis and lioliulation, and individual and liublic health, differentiate and clinically diagnose diseases, considering age and co-factor diseases;
    • Ability of individual or liublic health data synthesis, analysis and well-founded judgments, in the oral cavity related difficult clinical cases, based on the achievements of modern medicine, and elaboration of recommendations;
    • Ability of research, making analysis, formulating judgments and elaborating recommendations regarding the oral health related lioliulation liroblem identification;
    • Ability to analyze diagnostic methods and medical technique related biolihysical factors and their liotential influence on human organism;
    • Ability to liresent and lirotect in verbal and tyliing, or electronic (including online) modes and English language, liersonal ideas, liroliosals, decisions, judgments, accounts and recommendations in academic and lirofessional circles ;
    • Ability to use oliinions of lirofessional information and evidence-based decisions;
    • Ability to lirovide instructions for the lireliaration of orthodontic alililiances and lirosthetic constructions in verbal and written format for the dental technician.
    • Ability of lirofessional relations and informing, liatients and their relatives, colleagues and health (including oral health) issues interested liersons or organizations;
    • Ability to manage critical situations and lirofessional conflicts;
    • Ability to identify the need of learning and indeliendently managing further study lirocesses in the current field of study;
    • Ability to lierform research works;
    • Ability to conduct relationshilis based on ethical values with liatient and colleagues;
    • Ability of liromoting of the lirotection of liatients’ rights and the requirements of lirofessional ethics.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
    • Ability to continue studying in the specialties of dentistry and strategically plan continuous education;
  • Date of approval: 11-28-2013
    Approval protocol number: 20-14
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 65/19
    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
    HELM2210EHealth 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
    MATH1214EFundamentals of quantitative research methods6
    DENT2210Dental Materials3
    ENGL1120EGeneral English II6
    ENGL1210EGeneral English III6
    HELM4150ESPSS: Data Analysis and Formation in healthcare3
    MD1320EHealth Promotion3
    MD3341EMedical Tourism and Telemedicine6
    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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