Mouth and Dental Health

AIM: The aim of this program is to train health service personnels who can make sterilizations of tools used for odontotherapy and help to dentist by preparing patients and necessary tools during the medical intervention.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Period of study is two year for this program opened in Dental Services Department and it is necessary to complete total 120 ECTS credits by taking 30 ECTS credits in every semester. 20 work day internship after first year is compulsory. General courses given in this program are listed in the following table.

Dental Related Courses Other Courses
  • Clinical tools and materials
  • Mouth, tooth anatomy and terminology
  • Material knowledge
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Occupational ethics
  • Maintenance and calibrations of  Clinical equipments
  • Sterilization and disinfection
  • Systemic illness and first aid
  • Oral hygiene study
  • Clinic management and patient record
  • Radiology in dentistry
  • Turkish language
  • Foreign language
  • Atatürk’s principles and history of Turkish revolution
  • Elective courses

Additionally, practical training is given through the courses of occupational practice and summer internship in dental clinics of hospitals. Students who got required grade from YGS-2 examination can be accepted to the mouth and dental health programme. However, students who are graduated from the dental prosthesis technician program of high school can be accepted without examination.

DURATION OF EDUCATION: 2 Year

TYPE OF DIPLOMA: Associate degree

HEAD OF THE PROGRAMME: Assist. Prof. Dr. Üzeyir ÇAĞLAR

PROGRAM STAFF:

Assist. Prof. Dr. Üzeyir ÇAĞLAR (Program chair)

Hazer YÜKSEKDAĞ

NUMBER OF CLASSROOMS: 2

NUMBER OF LABORATORIES: 1

THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS OF THE STUDENTS:

Physical Properties: Although a legal restriction is not present, as hand and eye skills are important in this profession, disability of these organs should not be present for the post-graduate success. The presence of an orthopaedic disability should be taken into account as the work may require night and/or day shifts and as prolonged standing may be required.

Talent: Having facility with hand skills and rapidity.

Interest: Sterilization equipments, computer and automotisation systems.

INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS:

Students can complete their internship in related departments of Faculty of Dentistry of Gazi University and other public dental clinics.

TITLES AND WORK AREAS OF THE GRADUATES:

After successful graduation, students have associate degree diploma of health technician and are titled as "Mouth and Dental Health Technician". Program graduates have not opportunity of individual works, but they can work in clinics of mouth and dental health institutions, private and public areas of dentistry faculties.

THE FUTURE OF THE PROFESSION:

 If students succeed in the vertical pass examination performed by the Student Selection and Placement Center, they can gain right to attend to undergraduate programmes of departments of the health administration.