|University of Dental Medicine, Mandalay|
|Motto||အာေရာဂ် ပရမာ လာဘာ|
Mandalay Division, Myanmar
|Affiliations||Ministry of Health|
The University of Dental Medicine, Mandalay (Burmese: သြားဘက္ဆိုင္ရာေဆးတကၠသိုလ္၊ မႏၱေလး [θwábɛʔ sʰàɪɴjà sʰé tɛʔkəθò (máɴdəlé)]), is a university of dental medicine, located in Mandalay, Myanmar. The university offers a six-year bachelor's degree program in dental surgery. Graduate and doctoral studies are available only at the University of Dental Medicine, Yangon. The annual intake into both dental universities is 300.
The university offers bachelor's (BDS), master's (MDSc), and graduate diplomas in dental science (DipDSc).
The B.D.S. coursework extends over five and a half years.
|First B.D.S.||1 year|
|Second B.D.S.||1 year|
|Third B.D.S.||1 year|
|Fourth B.D.S.||1 year|
|Final B.D.S.||1 year|
|House Surgeon||6 months|
|Total||5 1/2 years|
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Biology, (Botany and Zoology)
- Basic Computer Science
- Behavioral Sciences
- Introduction of Human Anatomy
- Introduction Physiology and
- Introduction of Biochemistry
- Introduction of Oral Biological Science
- Preventive and Social Medicine, Preventive and Community Dentistry, Periodontology
- General Medicine
- General Surgery
- Oral Medicine and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Orthodontics and Paedodontics
- Oral Medicine
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Orthodontics and Paedodontics
- Conservative Dentistry
- Preventive and Community Dentistry, Periodontology
House Surgeon Training All students, after a successful completion of Final B.D.S. Examination, continue on to hands-on training for a period of 5 months as house surgeons in the recognized teaching hospitals. Only after the completion of house-surgeonship, is the student awarded the B.D.S. degree.
Dental surgery and treatments 
Dentistry usually encompasses very important practices related to the oral cavity. Oral diseases are major public health problems due to their high incidence and prevalence across the globe with the disadvantaged affected more than other socio-economic groups.
The majority of dental treatments are carried out to prevent or treat the two most common oral diseases which are dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease (gum disease or pyorrhea). Common treatments involve the restoration of teeth as a treatment for dental caries (fillings), extraction or surgical removal of teeth which cannot be restored, scaling of teeth to treat periodontal problems and endodontic root canal treatment to treat abscessed teeth.
All dentists in the United States undergo at least two years of undergraduate studies, but most complete a bachelors degree. This schooling is followed by four years of dental school to qualify as a "Doctor of Dental Surgery" (DDS) or "Doctor of Dental Medicine" (DMD). Dentists need to complete additional qualifications or training to carry out more complex treatments such as sedation, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and dental implants.
By nature of their general training they can carry out the majority of dental treatments such as restorative (fillings, crowns, bridges), prosthetic (dentures), endodontic (root canal) therapy, periodontal (gum) therapy, and exodontia (extraction of teeth), as well as performing examinations, radiographs (x-rays) and diagnosis. Dentists can also prescribe medications such as antibiotics, sedatives, and any other drugs used to manage the patient.
Dentists also encourage prevention of oral diseases through proper hygiene and regular, twice yearly, checkups for professional cleaning and evaluation. Conditions in the oral cavity may be indicative of systemic diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, or cancer. Many studies have also shown that gum disease is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and preterm birth
The American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties: Public health dentistry, Endodontics, Oral and maxillofacial pathology, Oral and maxillofacial radiology, Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and General dentistry. There are other dental niches such as Oral medicine, Dental aesthetics, Dental implantation, and Orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders, some of them are recognized as dental specialties in other countries. In the European Union all member states must recognize the specialties of orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to general dentistry, there are about 9 recognized dental specialties in the US, Canada, and Australia. To become a specialist requires one to train in a residency or advanced graduate training program. Once residency is completed, the doctor is granted a certificate of specialty training. Many specialty programs have optional or required advanced degrees such as a masters degree: (MS, MSc, MDS, MSD, MDSc, MMSc, MPhil, or MDent), doctoral degree: (DClinDent, DChDent, DMSc, PhD), or medical degree: (MD/MBBS specific to maxillofacial surgery and sometimes oral medicine).
- Orthodontics: 2–3 years
- Endodontics: 2–3 years
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery: 4–6 years (additional time for MD/MBBS degree granting programs)
- Periodontics: 3 years
- Prosthodontics: 2–3 years
- Maxillofacial prosthodontics 1 year (a prosthodontist may elect to sub-specialize in maxillofacial prosthodontics)
- Oral and maxillofacial radiology: 3 years
- Oral and maxillofacial pathology: 3 years
- Pediatric Dentistry: 2–3 years
- Dental public health: 3 years
The following are not currently recognized dental specialties in the US:
- Anesthesiology (programs currently undergoing CODA accreditation and ADA review): 2–3 years
- Oral medicine: 2–4 years
- Special needs dentistry 3 years
- Cosmetic Dentistry - ranges from a weekend course to a 1-year course depending on the certificate issuing agency.
Dentists who have completed accredited specialty training programs in these fields are designated registrable (U.S. "Board Eligible") and warrant exclusive titles such as orthodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, endodontist, pedodontist, periodontist, or prosthodontist upon satisfying certain local (U.S. "Board Certified"), (Australia/NZ: "FRACDS"), or (Canada: "FRCD(C)") registry requirements.
The University of Dental Medicine, Mandalay has been headed by an academic dean known as a rector.
1. 1998-2009: Mya Thaw
2. 2009-2012: Thein Kyu
3. 2012-present: Shwe Toe
See also 
- Dr. Ba Myint (2004-08-02). "A milestone in Myanmar’s dental medical field". The New Light of Myanmar.
- "Profile of University of Dental Medicine, Mandalay". World Health Organization. Retrieved 2008-11-28.
- "Enrollment at Institutes of Higher Education". Myanmar Central Statistical Organization. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
- "Health Statistics". Ministry of Health, Myanmar. Retrieved 2008-11-28.
- "Health Infrastructure". Ministry of Health, Myanmar. Retrieved 2008-11-28.[dead link]
- The World Oral Health Report 2003: continuous improvement of oral health in the 21st century – the approach of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme
- "Dental Specialties". American Dental Association (ADA). Retrieved 2010-12-24.
- "Dental Specialties PreDDS.NET". PreDDS.NET. Retrieved 2010-12-24.
- "Orthodontist Training". American Association of Orthodontists. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- "Endodontist Training". American Association of Endodontists. Retrieved 5 June 2010.[dead link]
- "Periodontist Training". American Academy of Perodontology. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- "Prosthoodntist Training". American College of Prosthodontics. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- "Pediatric Dentist Training". American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
- "Dentistry | DOCTOR OF CLINICAL DENTISTRY (DClinDent) in Paediatric Dentistry". Health.adelaide.edu.au. 2001-05-15. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
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