Odontoiatria e Protesi Dentaria
|Study location||Italy, Pavia|
|Nominal duration||6 anni (360 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€4,500 per year
Tuition fee for non-EU students who enter Italy with a study visa is based on flat rate and depends on the citizenship.
|Application fee||€60 one-time|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
High-school diploma awarded after at least 12 years of documented education.
Access to the Degree Course in Odontoiatria e Protesi Dentaria has a national entry test requirement.
*THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED IN THE ANNUAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE COURSE *
For further information please contact the Welcome Point
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: Italian.
Non-eu students residing abroad who would like to enroll in a study course completely taught in Italian, have to prove their knowledge of the language through an Italian language test.
The following are excluded from this obligation:
For further information, consult the Pavia Linguistic Center website .
The training objective of the single-cycle Master’s Degree in “Odontoiatria e Protesi Dentaria” is the training of a professional figure corresponding to the profile of the Graduate in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics as it is intended in European Union countries.
The course is proposed to obtain this result through a six-year course in which the training of the Dentist will take place through a reasoned progression of courses with a theoretical and practical content.
In fact, there are lectures and, for some topics, exercises of various kinds. Particularly important are those to be performed on mannequins, in preparation for clinical activity.
As for practical professional training courses, particularly numerous and consisting in almost the entire teaching content of the last year, they are carried out at the facilities of the Monospecialistic Odontology Clinic which is appropriately equipped to offer any kind of professional activities, and where students are required to work under the supervision of teachers and tutors.
The learners are thus able to progressively acquire the habit of interacting with patients, the operational skills necessary to formulate a diagnosis of any pathology and implement the appropriate therapeutic procedures for the cases treated.
Naturally, in order to achieve the proposed results, it is necessary a prerequisite for which in the first year behavioral sciences and introduction to university course prevail, as well as chemistry, applied physics, biology, histology, anatomy and English language.
In the second year, together with the sciences of medical content such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology and radiology, students will begin the treatment of the principles of dentistry which will then develop following the third year with the study of dental materials.
In the third year, courses of medical content such as pharmacology, general pathology, the various branches of internal medicine, radiodiagnostics and pathological anatomy are still carried out, with important spaces reserved for the special odontostomatological pathology.
The fourth year includes surgical, special and general disciplines, neurosciences, legal medicine and anesthesiology including the treatment of emergencies. At the same time, the study of pathologies and therapies of the cervico-facial zone begins, including aspects of otorhinolaryngology and plastic surgery and specific therapeutic disciplines of dentistry including conservative, gnathology, prosthetics and periodontology. Numerous credits are reserved for laboratories and simulated work.
The specialized disciplines in their practical and clinical aspects are the exclusive content of the fifth year, which includes implantology, orthodontics and child care.
In the sixth year, clinical placements and the treatment of complex clinical cases in the dentistry clinic prevail.
The assessment of learning takes place with formal oral and / or written exams according to the courses.
From the academic year 2016/17, the Progress Test carried out at the same time on the National level was introduced.
The evaluation of results for the integrated courses is done collegially by the teachers of the different modules.
Some teachers believe it useful to carry out ongoing assessment tests in order to evaluate the progress of learning during the course.
The results of practical exercises are assessed at the same time as the pertinent course, while the practical professional training courses, which take place over long periods and not coinciding with the courses, are validated separately.
The educational offer chosen by the student is wide and ranges from the management of dental practice to the prevention of skeletal muscle diseases of the dentist up to the more experimental aspects concerning the use of stem cells in tissue reconstructions.
From the academic year 2017/18, the teaching of Deontology requested by the National Federation of Medical and Surgical Doctors’ Orders is also active.
Study plan and further information are available at this link
Graduates in Odontoiatria e Protesi Dentaria will have employment opportunities in the field of free profession of dentist both as a self-employed activity and in collaboration with private structures.
They can also carry out the following activities – dependent on or related to public or private structures according to different contract settings:
- 1st and 2nd level managers in the National Health System after obtaining a specialization;
- Researchers and / or teachers at Universities;
- Health care in the Armed Forces;
- Technical consultants of the Court’s office for private individuals and insurance companies;
- Consultants of companies in the relevant sector;
Thanks to the free circulation act in the European Union, the graduate in Odontoiatria e Protesi Dentaria may work in all EU countries according to the modalities regulated by local legislation.