Dental Surgery (5 years, Bachelor in Dental Surgery)


The School of Medicine offers a five-year Dentistry program, leading to the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS).

Teaching is conducted in English, with a minimum workload of 5,000 hours of theoretical and practical training, equivalent to 300 ECTS.The Dentistry program integrates the acquisition of a strong science foundation with hands-on clinical skills.

We emphasize on clinical exposure and our privately owned dental clinic will give you the opportunity for patient interaction and clinical training.

Our graduates will be able to function anywhere within the EU and other international health care standards.

The Dental Surgery program is based on the existing programs of European and North American dental schools with particular consideration on the “2009 Update of the Profile and Competences for the Graduating European Dentist”, which was approved by the Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) on 28.08.2009.

The curriculum and training will provide graduates with a regognised qualification necessary for the practice of Dentistry as a general dental practitioner according to the EU-Directives 2005/36 and amendment 2013/55/EU.

Program Outline

All students pursuing this degree must complete the following requirements:

Degree Requirements ECTS
YEAR 1 60
YEAR 2 60
YEAR 3 60
YEAR 4 60
YEAR 5 60
Elective Courses -
Total Requirements 300

Code Course Title ECTS
DEN101 The Structure and Function of the Human Body 12
DEN102 Biological Processes of Human Health and Disease 12
DEN103 Behavioral and Communication Skills 3
DEN104 Dental Ethics 3
Code Course Title ECTS
DEN105 The Structure & Function of the Orofacial Complex 12
DEN106 Biological Basis of the Oral Function 12
DEN107 Biomaterials and Technology in Dentistry 6

Code Course Title ECTS
DEN208 Pharmacological Basis 6
DEN209 Public Health and Community Care 6
DEN210 General Medicine in Dentistry 6
DEN211 Mechanisms of Disease in the Orofacial Complex 12
Code Course Title ECTS
DEN213 Community and Preventive Dentistry 9
DEN214 Foundations of Nutrition 6
DEN215 Diagnosis in Dentistry and Introduction in Treatment Planning in Dentistry 15

Code Course Title ECTS
DEN316 Basic Clinical Skills I 26
DEN317 Digital Dentistry and Digital Planning 4
Code Course Title ECTS
DEN318 Basic Clinical Skills II 26
DEN319 Basic Immunology 4

Code Course Title ECTS
DEN420 Clinic of Comprehensive Adult Patient Care I 24
DEN421 Clinic of Comprehensive Pediatric Patient Care I 4
DEN422 Critical Appraisal of the Literature I 1
N/A Elective Course 1
Code Course Title ECTS
DEN423 Clinic of Comprehensive Adult Patient Care II 24
DEN424 Clinic of Comprehensive Pediatric Patient Care II 4
DEN425 Critical Appraisal of the Literature II 1
N/A Elective Course 1

Code Course Title ECTS
DEN527 Clinic of Comprehensive Adult Patient Care III 24
DEN528 Clinic of Comprehensive Pediatric Patient Care III 3
DEN529 Esthetic Dentistry 1
DEN530 Integrated Clinical Seminar I 1
DEN531 Geriatric Dentistry 1
Code Course Title ECTS
DEN532 Clinic of Comprehensive Adult Patient Care IV 24
DEN533 Clinic of Comprehensive Pediatric Patient Care IV 3
DEN534 External Rotations 1
DEN535 Implantology 1
DEN536 Integrated Clinical Seminar II 1

Elective Courses 0 ECTS
Code Course Title ECTS
DEN426 Introduction to Craniomandibular Disorders 1
DEN427 Occupational Risks in Dentistry 1
DEN428 Legal and Forensic Dentistry 1
DEN429 Dental Marketing, Management Skills and Group Management 1
DEN430 Dental Office Administration 1


Greek Language courses will be required from International students with no proficiency in Greek Language. Credits/ECTS earned from the Greek Language courses do not count towards the graduation requirements of the Degree.

  • GRE101 - Modern Greek / Basic user I (A1)
  • GRE102 - Modern Greek / Basic User II (A1+)
  • GRE103 - Modern Greek / Basic User III (A2)
  • GRE104 - Modern Greek / Basic User IV (A2+)




Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the graduating dentist must have the following knowledge:

  • The importance of his/her own health in relation to occupational hazards and its impact on the ability to practice as a dentist.
  • The management of a dental practice by planning, organising and leading the practice team.
  • The judicial, legislative and administrative processes and policy that impact all aspects of dentistry.
  • The ethical principles relevant to dentistry. 
  • The fact that dentists should strive to provide the high- est possible quality of patient care in variety of circumstances. 
  • The socio-economic inequities and inequalities in oral health. 
  • Behavioural(including factors such as ethnicity and gender) that facil- itate the delivery of dental care. 
  • The role and the stages of the intellectual, social-emo-tional and language development of children and adoles- cence. 
  • The scientific principles of sterilisation, disinfection and antisepsis, and cross-infection control.
  • The hazards of ionising radiations and their effects on biological tissues, together with the regulations relating to their use, including leading the team on radiation protection measures.
  • The scientific basis of dentistry, including the relevant biomedical sciences, the mechanisms of knowledge acqui- sition, scientific method and evaluation of evidence.
  • The biological processes in the body to a sufficient depth to be able to exploit new emerging biological technologies in clinical practice, especially in regenera- tive medicine.
  • The cellular and molecular basis of life including both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.
  • The biomedical sciences in the normal healthy individ- ual at a depth relevant to dentistry.
  • Disease processes such as infection, inflammation, disor- ders of the immune system, degeneration, neoplasia, metabolic disturbances and genetic disorders. 
  • Pathological features and dental relevance of common disorders of the major organ systems, and have knowl- edge of the oral manifestations of systemic disease. 
  • The aetiology and pathological processes of oral diseases to facilitate their prevention, diagnosis and management.
  • Pharmacology and therapeutics relevant to clinical dental practice and its application thereto, and be familiar with pharmacology in general medicine.
  • The science of dental biomaterials and their limitations and be aware of environmental issues relevant to their use.
  • The ability to apply this knowledge and understanding of basic biological, medical and clinical sciences to every day real life and clinical situations.
  • Other methods of medical imaging of relevance to dentistry. 
  • Of appropriate clinical laboratory and other diagnostic procedures and tests, and an understanding of their diagnostic reliability and validity and the interpretation of the results. 
  • Recognising signs of patient abuse and neglect and knowing how to report as required to the appropriate legal authorities. 
  • The principles that underlie dental radiographic techniques. 


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