Schools of Dentistry in the EU

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Schools of Dentistry in the EU
There are many dental schools in the EU. (dentist 07 image by Dragan Bombek from Fotolia.com)

The European Union, or EU, is made up of 27 member countries throughout the European continent. Some EU countries share a currency (the euro), and many have reciprocal agreements concerning labour, education and other factors. There are many schools in the EU member nations, including dental schools.

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Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam

Founded in 1984, the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam (ACTA) reports on its website as of 2010 that it is one of the world's largest dentistry education and training programs. ACTA teaches, offers patient care and conducts research; the school has 900 students and a staff of 500. It is located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

ACTA's five-year dentistry program is conducted via the Universiteit van Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit. According to the school's website, ACTA's objective is to offer a broad-based foundation in dentistry for students. The school also offers postgraduate programs for dentists interested in specialisation.

ACTA's program incorporates medical and social studies into the dental curriculum. Under direct supervision, students work with and treat patients throughout their education in order to gain real-world dental experience in addition to academic learning.

ACTA

Louwesweg 1

1066 EA Amsterdam

+1 31 20 518 88 88

www.acta.nl

Bernhard Gottlieb University Clinic of Dentistry

Located in Vienna, Austria, the Bernhard Gottlieb University Clinic of Dentistry (BGZMK) reports that it treats 20,000 patients on an annual basis in one of its five departments. The clinic has more than 220 employees and states that it is one of the largest dental clinics in Europe.

BGZMK is a fully consolidated subsidiary of the Medical University of Vienna, which allows the clinic to be a flexible non-university entity yet still under a university umbrella. The current dental training program was established in 2002. Students undergo a 72-week internship in order to earn a diploma of dentistry; according to the BGZMK website, students who earn this diploma are then able to work as independent, professional dentists. The school reports it has approximately 200 students at any given time, and nearly 70 complete the program every year.

Bernhard Gottlieb University Clinic of Dentistry

Währinger Straße 25 a

  1. Eingang

1090 Wien

+1 01 4277 67131

bgzmk.meduniwien.ac.at

Karolinska Institutet Department of Dental Medicine

According to the school's website, the Institute of Odontology at Karolinska Institutet is Sweden's oldest dental school; it was established in 1898. The school has been located near Stockholm in Huddinge since 1974.

The school has dental programs for first- and third-level dental students as well as those seeking diplomas in dental technology and dental hygiene. Dental students practice on the general public, under supervision, through the school's clinic.

Karolinska Institutet

Department of Dental Medicine

Box 4064

14104 Huddinge

Sweden

+1 46 8 524 878 53

ki.se

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