A number of European colleges and universities offer challenging and competitive dental programs, ideal for non-European students who desire to study this subject matter abroad. Many of these European schools allow students to study at either the undergraduate or the graduate level, and some offer Ph.D. programs in dentistry.
King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry
The School of Medicine and Dentistry at King’s College in England is home to King’s College London Dental Institute. The King’s College website describes the institute as “the largest dental academic centre in the UK.” A quarter of all dentists in the United Kingdom receive training at King’s College, and dentists from 40 other countries have trained through its online program. Students can study at the undergraduate or graduate level. Graduate students focus their research on areas including oral cancer, dental caries and periodontal diseases, biomaterials, oral microflora, craniofacial biology and mucosal biology, dental imaging, and health services.
King's College London
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University of Zurich Dental Program
Undergraduate dentistry students at the University of Zurich in Switzerland study full time for at least five years. For the first two years they take courses with medical students to establish a basis in the natural and human sciences and certain medical conditions, according to the website. They spend the three remaining years, called “clinical academic years,” learning basic specialist knowledge and practical dentistry skills. Professors teach courses in German. Graduates go on to careers in various health services and academic positions at universities.
University of Zurich
University College Cork Dental School
The Dental School at University College Cork, part of the University’s College of Medicine and Health in southern Ireland, offers a Bachelor of Dental Science degree, a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and training for dental nurses. At the postgraduate level, students can pursue a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry, which focuses on oral surgery and orthodontics, a Master's in Dental Public Health or a Master's by research degree. Doctoral students can choose from three clinical areas of study: the Clinics of Dental Surgery, which includes oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine and oral radiology; Oral Health and Development, which includes paediatric and preventive dentistry, orthodontics and dental public health; and Restorative Dentistry, which includes fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics and periodontology.
University College Cork