PhD Study

Overview

The college of dentistry provides a wide range of research-based studies on Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) levels, including biomaterial, clinical, and laboratory-based studies. Every year, many of our Ph.D. alumni achieve great accomplishments upon graduating from our program. As part of her/his fulfillment of the study, every student must publish at least one article in high-impact factor journals. Our college’s researchers will have at least 10 to 15 publications across high-impact journals all around the world. Ph.D. in the field of dentistry is a research-based study and the dissertation project constitutes a major part of the student’s program. We have well-experienced supervisors for running the projects. Four professors and twenty-six assistant professors will be supervising in the different disciplines of dentistry such as orthodontics, periodontics, basic science, prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral diagnosis, pedodontics, conservative, and preventive dentistry. In addition, we have designated clinics for clinical studies with a biological and a material laboratory for lab studies.

The Ph.D. curriculum is a three-year program study designed to ensure that graduates develop the capability to initiate independent research programs in important areas of dentistry. Students are required to complete 180 ECTS credits. Thirty ECTS for a preparatory course related to their research area, and the remaining 150 ECTS credit is the dissertation offered at the final stage of the Doctoral degree. This provides students with the opportunity to show that they have gained the necessary skills and knowledge to organize and conduct a research project to make substantial and scholarly contributions to the advancement of the field based on original research.