Dentistry is the branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial area.
In Ukraine Dentistry takes 5 years of post-graduation course before practicing. The degree awarded is Bachelor of dentistry (BDS). Though not mandatory, many dentists choose to complete an internship or residency focusing on specific aspects of dental care after they have received their dental. For the junior courses students study theoretical disciplines and beginning from the fourth course, they start studying clinical disciplines.

At junior courses students study theoretical disciplines, whereas they start studying clinical disciplines from the fourth course.

The chairs of anatomy, histology, normal physiology, biochemistry, general chemistry, having wonderful traditions in organization of educational process and high skilled teachers, could do profiles for the teaching of their disciplines, taking into account the faculty’s specificity. For mastering the propaedeutic course by students, the departments have well equipped additional premises, acquired a necessary quantity of visual aids and special apparatus.

Both teachers and students are involved in manuals’ edition at the University. A metal-ceramic laboratory and a laboratory for high frequency melting and casting of dentures are specially organized.

At special dental departments, the students study principal actual problems of dentistry i.e. caries, paradonthosis and diseases of the mucous membrane in the mouth cavity. The principle task of the dental faculty is perfection of higher dentistry education, raising the quality of doctors dental training.

At the faculty, they worked out and applied the complex of methodical ways for optimization of educational process, which is aimed at activisation of cognitive activity of students, development of habits for educational and researching work, training the creative method of approach for professional activity. The stomatological faculty helps the students to obtain good knowledge in the dental field. It grows and develops, absorbing all the best from the experience of the University’s work.

Dental hygienists are oral health professional who clean deposits such as plaque and tartar from patients’ teeth. They take x-rays and apply fluoride treatments.

They work under the supervision of licensed dentists and teach patients proper oral hygiene; they may conduct patient assessments, oral inspections and teeth cleanings. Licensed dental hygienists may also obtain advanced education in order to broaden their careers in the field.