Dear Dentistry Students,
Welcome to Ankara Medipol University Faculty of Dentistry.
Dentistry is a respected profession both in the provision and protection of general health and in providing the patient with optimum maxillofacial function and aesthetics. Our faculty has started its education in the 2020-2021 academic year with the Turkish and English Dentistry Program with its highly competent, experienced, dynamic, national, and international visionary academic staff. Our goal is to go beyond classical education models and contemporary and well-educated dentists who adopt the notion of medicine and can use modern and advanced technology and follow dental innovations.
In the first two years of our 5-year dentistry education program, Dentistry Students will have the advantage of taking Basic Medical Sciences courses with the Students of the Faculty of Medicine to set up substructure of being qualified dentists. In addition, our valuable colleague candidates will participate interactively in clinical studies as observers under the responsibility of our academic staff at the Ankara Medipol University Faculty of Dentistry Hospital and Clinics after starting their education in Ankara Medipol University, Faculty of Dentistry. Another thing that we care about as academicians is that our clinical internship training starts in the second semester of the 3rd year and continues intensively in the last three years of our education program under the supervision of our teaching staff.
As the academic staff of the Faculty of Dentistry of Ankara Medipol University, we believe that we will train successful dentists who have a good command of innovations in their profession in theory and practice, adhere to ethical rules and professional principles, value people, respect all living things, love their profession, empathize in their social and professional life, know how to access information, and have high self-confidence thanks to our experience, scientific infrastructure and physical facilities, and compact and effective education system.
With best regards,
Prof. Dr. Hakan Alpay KARASU
Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara Medipol University
To provide a quality and effective service to the society, serves to train highly competent, responsible, competitive, principled dentists who are equipped in terms of dental clinical practices and theoretical knowledge, and who can treat their patients with evidence-based knowledge throughout their professional life.
Aspires to become a pioneer on the national and international level that provides quality oral and dental health education in the international standards by being open to change and development, conduct original academic studies, and provide the opportunity for the continuous development of all teaching staff and Students in dentistry, lead digital transformation and respect patient rights.
The “process-based dentistry education model” implemented in our faculty includes intensive medicine and basic science courses that our Dentistry Students carry out in the first two years with Students of Faculty of Medicine in in the classrooms equipped with the technology of today like smart boards and projector, and intense high-level clinical internship courses that are given at the Faculty of Dentistry of Ankara Medipol University Hospital and Clinics in the last two years. In addition, in Ankara Medipol University Faculty of Dentistry Hospital and Clinics, Dentistry Students will perform their practical training as an observer from the first year to the second semester of the third year, then in the second semester of the third year and in the last two years, so that they can maximize their knowledge and experience. Practical training which Dentistry Students are involved with the clinical observation internship process from the first year continues manipulation, and simulation laboratories and after that they complete their education in the clinics of our hospital. Dentistry Students will be under the one-to-one supervision of the academic staff throughout this practical training process and will interact interactively with each. In this way, we aim to graduate our Dentistry Students by gaining all clinical skills and competencies.
Advanced Simulation Laboratories
Our Faculty of Dentistry Students will gain the required manual skills and clinical competencies in the manipulation laboratory before their clinical internships during their education. In this context, Dentistry Students will be able to watch the demonstrations made by the lecturers live through the monitors in their units, in our manipulation laboratory which includes 90 models. In this way, Dentistry Students will practice the process before starting to work with real patients in the following years. Apart from the manipulation laboratory, there are plaster, acrylic and metal casting porcelain processing laboratories equipped with all kinds of special equipment at the Ankara Medipol University Faculty of Dentistry. Many clinical and laboratory applications of dentistry will be possible thanks to these units, each of which is large enough for all our Dentistry Students to practice easily and are in separate areas and offer opportunities beyond the standards of our country.
With the Oral and Dental Health Research and Application Center, undergraduate and graduate education are performed with two separate programs, the language of education programs are 100% Turkish and 100% English. For students in the English program to be successful at occupational subjects that are held in English, it is required that they must either pass the proficiency exam or complete the language school successfully.
Computer Laboratories: Our faculty facilities offer computer laboratories with 60 computers.
Seminar Halls: There is one meeting and seminar room.
Library: Ankara Medipol University Central Library could be used.
Social and Sports Activities and Student Clubs and Associations: Our students can benefit from sports and social, cultural consultation and counseling activities and services that the Ankara Medipol University Health, Culture and Sports Department offers.
Cafeteria: Ankara Medipol University Health, Culture and Sports Department offers lunch service to all our students. Daily healthy menus are made while especially considering the nutritional needs of the students who would like to make use of the cafeteria service offered.
Our faculty offers EU Socrates/Erasmus exchange programs with various other universities. Our aim is to provide support for our students who are willing to be introduced to different cultures. Moreover, our students are offered double degree and minor programs and lateral transfer opportunities within our institution.