THE DENTISTRY CURRICULUM
During the first two years of the programme, you will learn the scientific basis for Healthcare and Dentistry. You will learn about important human structures and how body systems and molecules function in health and disease. We will teach you the biological basis of Dentistry and you will study in detail the anatomy and functions of structures in the head and neck regions. You will learn how to communicate with patients and understand the importance of professional behaviours. Ethical healthcare is vitally important and you will learn how to be a caring and competent practitioner.
From Year 3 onwards, you will be based full time at the Dental Hospital. We will teach you to improve your manual dexterity and spatial awareness skills in our clinical simulation laboratories and you will be taught how to undertake all aspects of clinical dentistry, including the treatment of adults and children.
This will involve improving your patient management skills supported by continuous feedback on your clinical care. On graduation from the Dental School at UCC, you will be well equipped for a rewarding career in Dentistry.