In 1958sanitary and hygienic faculty of Odessa Medical Institute was reorganized into the dental departmentby the order of Ministry of Higher Education of the USSR № 904.
Up to September 1960 three special departmentsbegan to function: department of preventive dentistry (head of the department, associate professor O.Marchenko), department of operative dentistry (head of the department, professor H. Semenchenko), department of prosthetic dentistry (head of the department, professor V. Kulazhenko). The department of general dentistry was established in 1983, in 1986 – the department of pediatricdentistry (head of the department, professorM. Rudenko) and in 2010 – the department of orthodontics.
Nowadays the faculty of dentistry consists of eight departments, six of them are specialized ones.
Faculty of Dentistry of Odessa national medical university (ONMU) is staffed by qualified scientific and pedagogical personnelwho are experiencedin practical and educational work and fully correspond to the needs of training and educational process. Teaching of students is performed at 42 departments. There are 14 professors, doctors of medical sciences, 40 associate professors, 28 candidates of Medical Science and 19 assistants, and it is only at dental departments. For more than 50 years of faculty existence about 8000 people got the degree physician-dentist among them are foreignersof 30 countries of the world. At present there are over 650 students on budget and contract form of training at the faculty of dentistry.
In accordance with the decision of State Accreditation Committee from 17.05.2009 (record № 77) Odessa national medical university (ONMU) is obtained an accreditation of higher educational institution of the fourth level. The license of the State Accreditation Committee of Ukraine grants the right to train professionals in specialty of 7.12010005 “Dentistry” withamount of175 people and 8.12010005 “Dentistry” – 25 people. The working foundation of the faculty is the training of highly qualified specialists who havethorough, generally medical and professional training. After graduation students of the Faculty of Dentistry receive the state diploma of higher education in specialty of “Dentistry”.
The faculty prepares dentists of general qualifications. The faculty has necessary clinical foundation for this preparation, including its own university’s dental clinics that are supplied with modern equipment of leading European companies. Students gain basic knowledge at theoretical and clinical departments during the first and second courses. Students gain practical skills and knowledge at five specialized departments during the next three courses. Since 2010, students studyfor credit-modular system at the faculty of dentistry.
Material and technical basis of the faculty
At the dental department there is a material and technical basis that provides for conditions of students’ training in specialty of “Dentistry”. Clinical departments of the faculty are located in their own university’sclinics and regional and municipal hospitals of Odessa. Clinical departments and treatment establishments are equipped with modern diagnostic and medical technique that enables to perform diagnostics and treatment at high level, using national and world scientific achievements. The team of faculty’s teachers constantly take measures of improvement of students’ knowledge checking and preparation of teaching documents that include the formulation of guidelines, manuals, educational materials, integrated programmes for self-checking in accordance with the curriculum and the current requirements issued in both state and English languages. In the organization of the educational work the library of the university is very significant which fully provides students with educational, reference and methodical literature. In the renewed updated library students can use not only usual paper books but also electronic ones. In the reading room there are more than 500 electronic books whose authors are leading scientists of the university. Moreover there is a full-text database of those booksfor basic disciplines, the number of which is limited in hard copy in the library.
Dental Clinics of the University:
After successful passing of licensed integrated exam “Krok 2” and practically oriented state exam on the fifth course and gaining of dentist’s diploma graduates continue training in intership in their chosen specialty at the department of general dentistry.
On the recommendation of the Academic Council of the University best students continue their master course, postgraduate, clinical residency studying.
Dean of the Faculty,doctor of Medical Sciences, professor MirchukBohdan
Address: 65082, Ukraine, Odessa, Sofiyivska Street, 2.
Contact telephone numbers: (048) 717-89-19, 728-54-47
University’s Dental Clinic
“Medical Center of Pediatric Dental Health of ONMU”
In 2006, the rector of Odessa National Medical University (ONMU),academician of NAMS of Ukraine, V. Zaporozhan initiated the creation of University’s Dental Clinic. Rector’s idea of new dental clinic’s creation consisted in the opening of the university’s specialized medical institution in Odessa that is to be the basis of the department of pediatric dentistry in order to provide highly qualified dental treatment to children in Odessa and its region.
At the end of 2010, in accordance with the letterof Ministry of Health of Ukraine from 01.11.2010 № 11.01-29/1139 dental clinic “Medical Center of Pediatric Dental Health of ONMU” was joined toOdessa National Medical University (ONMU).
It is the first university’s in the south of Ukraine that was formed in order to provide highly qualified dental and orthodontic treatment to children on the principal of family medicine.
“Medical Center of Pediatric Dental Health” is a dental clinic with total area of almost 1000 sq.m., where there are 14 clinical halls, rooms of the functional diagnostics, a dental and technical laboratory, a lecture hall, a phantom room and necessary additional rooms. Clinical halls are equipped with modern dental technique and assigned to receive dental patients as well as to perform practical classes with students.
KovsharIhor – chief of university’s clinic “Medical Center of Pediatric Dental Health”.
The therapeutic room.
The orthodontic room.
“Medical Center of Pediatric Dental Health” is the basis of the department of pediatric dentistry (head of the department,doctor of Medical Sciences, professorDenha O.) and the department of orthodontics (head of the department, doctor of Medical Sciences, professor Mirchuk B.)
Professor Denha Oksana
At the departments there are training classes with students of the faculty of dentistry and interns of the faculty of postgraduate education of Odessa National Medical University (ONMU), postgraduates of the master course and clinical residency.
Since 2011 January 1st, the patient reception is performed in “Medical Center of Pediatric Dental Health”.