Program Aims and Competencies


AIM 1: To train contemporary dentists and scientists who prioritize human values, communicate effectively, are respectful of ethical values, perform critical thinking, are responsible, work for the protection of the oral and dental health of the society and the treatment of diseases, are competent in professional practices, use his/her knowledge and skills to approach diseases and problems in a solution-oriented manner, adopt the principle of lifelong learning and are prone to teamwork.

AIM 2: To produce universal, quality, valid, and reliable information by conducting scientific studies for the development of health services.

AIM 3: To protect the oral and dental health of society and to provide quality health services by using up-to-date diagnosis and treatment methods in the light of scientific knowledge and observing patient rights.



PC 1. Graduates must be competent in the application of basic medical sciences, clinical sciences, and social sciences knowledge in the delivery of patient care throughout his/her professional life.

PC 2. Graduates must be competent in patient examination, evaluation of the signs-symptoms-causes of oral diseases, differential diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment planning by using his/her knowledge of the normal structure, functions, and interactions of the human body, especially the oral cavity, at the level of cells, tissues, organs, and systems.

PC 3. Graduates must be competent in relating the patients’ systemic conditions with the mouth and surrounding tissues; evaluating laboratory tests and drug interactions, and taking necessary precautions.

PC 4. Graduates must have knowledge of materials, instruments, devices, and their uses in the field of dentistry and must use them effectively.

PC 5. Graduates must act in accordance with the legal responsibilities and ethical principles of the dental profession.

PC 6. Graduates must carry out the treatment process of diseases and anomalies related to the mouth and surrounding tissues, within his/her competence, individually and/or in cooperation with different disciplines, by using the knowledge and skills he/she has acquired in the field of dentistry.

PC 7. Graduates must have knowledge of individual and societal risk factors associated with oral and dental diseases; contribute to the prevention and reduction of diseases with preventive and preventive practices;  support the state of health at different stages of life by participating in community oral and dental health programs and projects.

PC 8. Graduates must provide ergonomic and safe working environments for himself/herself and other healthcare professionals by complying with quality management and processes, infection control methods, radiation safety, and medical waste regulation.

PC 9. Graduates must establish effective communication based on trust and respect with the patient, patient relatives, colleagues, other health personnel, and the society regardless of language, religion, race, gender, socio-cultural, and economic status.

PC 10. Graduates must be competent in keeping and protecting patient records, taking into account the confidentiality of patient information, obtaining informed consent, and observing patient rights.

PC 11. Adopting the importance of lifelong learning, graduates must be competent in following up-to-date and evidence-based scientific data, academic activities, and biomedical innovations by using a foreign language, information communication technologies, library, and other databases to continuously improve himself/herself. Graduates must question the validity and accuracy of information with a critical thinking approach.

PC 12. Graduates must be competent in organizing teamwork in his/her field, examining and evaluating the activities and developments of the employees under his/her responsibility by leading.

PC 13. Graduates must examine current events with the awareness of social responsibility by associating them with his/her field; show sensitivity; organize and implement projects and activities in cooperation with other professional groups.