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About School of Dentistry


Established in 2012, the NKUMS School of Dentistry, which is located in Bojnurd, engages in oral and craniofacial health care education, research, patient care and community service.

The NKUMS was the first state university in North Khorasan to offer education in dentistry.

The school's first class consisted of 29 students. And today a total number of 108 students, including pre-doctoral students, are taught by nineteen faculty members.

We currently run several courses on all areas of dental interests including endodontics, periodontics, restorative dentistry, pediatric dentistry, implantology and social orthodontics.

The NKUMS School of Dentistry The NKUMS School of Dentistry’s building is about to be expanded soon and as a result, the number of students will increase to twice and the number of patients that could get treatment will be tripled on 2018.

Students will be awarded with D.D.S (Doctor of Dental Surgery) at the end of their period of study.



Course Data


Dental services in Iran are provided by both general and specialized dentists. Currently, NKUMS School of Dentistry trains general dentist. The length of the general dentistry curriculum is 6 years, or 12 semesters. Students take general and basic science courses during the first 2 years, then continue on the predental and dental courses for the remaining 4 years.


The dental curriculum has been revised five times since 2016. The curriculum was changed dramatically in 2012 with 217 credits and explained as follows:

24 credits for general courses

39 credits for biomedical (basic) sciences

139 credits for medical (dental) sciences

15 credits for optional specific courses (from 35 credits optional specific courses)

In the first stage, which lasts 2 years, students complete a total of 73 credits. The general courses include: The Islamic Revolution and Its Origin, Computer sciences, English language, Persian Language and History of Islam, etc

The basic sciences include: General Pathology, Immunology, Human Histology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Virology, Public Health, Genetics, Psychology and Anatomy Science.

At the end of the first 2 years, students take a comprehensive examination in the basic sciences. After successfully passing the courses in the first stage and the comprehensive examination, students take the preclinical and clinical courses in the second stage, which lasts for the remaining 4 years or 8 semesters. The preclinical and clinical section in the second stage requires a total of 144 credits.

In summary, students should successfully pass a total of 217 credits in their 6-year training program as follows: (a) general courses, 24 credits; (b) basic sciences, 39 credits; (c) predental and dental courses, 144 credits. Finally, students submit a thesis to obtain the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.




Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Medicine

Department of Periodontology, Prosthetics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Department of Orthodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology


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