The VGWU Arad Faculty of Dentistry undertakes the mission of a modern, formative education through the inter- and trans-disciplinarity of the basic and applicative fields of studies, so contributing to the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge, and to the development of horizontal and transversal competences in order to be able to fit in successfully on the national and international labor market.
The curricular structure and the teaching process combine the informative character of the dentistry education with the formative one, allow for the students’ involvement in taking decisions and adopting educational strategies and the systems of curricular evaluation, and develop the capacity to team working.
The mission and the objectives of the study program of Dentistry are consistent with the sector regulations specific for the medical education, such as they are stipulated by the European Directive on the international recognition of the diplomas and qualifications, and are imposed by the connection to the European Higher Education Area. We have created new opportunities for students’ mobility via the ECTS credit points system by assuring the compliance with the national and international education according to the standards specific for Dentistry.
After re-assessing the curriculum, the specialization practical activities have received a larger number of hours, such as: dental prosthetics, oral rehabilitation, oral surgery, odontotherapy, endodontic, etc., so that the graduates are able to fit in successfully in the specialization profile. New subjects have been introduced: Preventive and community dentistry, Emergency Medicine, Pre-hospital emergencies, Therapy of the pain, as optional subjects, in order to allow the graduate to choose for his/ her own educational path.
The teaching/ research infrastructure has been modernized by own resource, by modernizing the technical-material basis, by creating new laboratories, consistent with the European and ARACIS standards.