The aim this program to train the staff that prepares the setting necessary for all the clinical work of the dentists in private clinics, public or private polyclinics. The program also aims to instill the skills and knowledge necessary in the processes such as admission, treatment and taking records of the patients as well as responding to the changing demands of the society. To achieve these aims, the program will provide the work and activity opportunities for the students to use their knowledge with full performance. Oral and dental health is a developing new field in medicine training “Dentistry Clinical Assistants – Oral and Dental Health Technicians”. Students who successfully graduate from this program can apply to undergraduate programs such as Health Administration, Health Facilities Management, Health Facilities Administration, Healthcare Management” upon passing ÖSYM’s DGS exam.
The staff offering the courses in this program is strong in both academic and clinical aspects. Students who are in this department, with the training provided by the strong staff in scope of Oral and Dental Health Program, learn how to prepare the dental units for examination, preliminary washing and surface disinfection and sterilization of the equipment; help the dentist during examination, supply the materials in accordance with the treatment plan, check the equipment and other materials in the clinic; and help the dentist in preventive dentistry procedures. The students, through their 2-year education, will be trained by dentist lecturers competent in their fields and gain the knowledge and skills for their profession from the most reliable sources. The education in the clinic, practical courses and clinical practice are carried out according to the principles and regulations of The Higher Education Council (YÖK).
According to the Department of Health Sciences statistics, the demand for oral and dental health staff is much higher than the supply. The students who graduate from this program can work in hospitals as “Oral and Dental Care Technicians”. Our graduates can also work in dental laboratories, dental clinics, units related with dental health in hospitals and companies which provide technical equipment for dental care. There is a significant need for oral and dental health professionals in both public and private health institutions.