University of Dental Medicine, Yangon

The University of Dental Medicine, Yangon (Burmese: သွားဘက်‌ဆိုင်ရာ ဆေး တက္ကသိုလ် (ရန်ကုန်) [θwábɛʔ sʰàɪɰ̃jà sʰé tɛʔkəθò (jàɰ̃ɡòʊɰ̃)]), is the leading university of dental medicine, located in Yangon, Myanmar. The university, along with the University of Dental Medicine, Mandalay, is only one of two universities of dental medicine in the country. The annual intake into both dental universities is 300 but from 2017 it introduced the new intake and decrease to only 100 per university per year.[1] The country with a population of over 50 million had only about 1500 dentists in 2005.[2]

University of Dental Medicine, Yangon
Mottoအာရောဂျံ ပရမံ လာဘံ
(Pali: ārogyaṃ paramaṃ lābhaṃ)
Established1964; 59 years ago (1964)
RectorShwe Toe, Dr (2015 Feb - Present)
16°50′3.2″N 96°12′32.3″E / 16.834222°N 96.208972°E / 16.834222; 96.208972
AffiliationsMinistry of Health

History Edit

The dental school's origins trace back to the Faculty of Medicine of Rangoon University. In 1964, the College of Dental Medicine became independent per the University Act of 1964, and was located near the Lanmadaw campus of then Institute of Medicine 1. The college turned out 50 to 60 dental doctors with Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degrees. In 1974, the college was upgraded into the Institute of Dental Medicine. Until 1998, when the Institute of Dental Medicine, Mandalay was opened, it was only institution of dental medicine in the country.[3]

Programs Edit

The university offers bachelor's (BDS), master's (MDSc), and doctorate (DrDSc) programs as well as graduate diplomas in dental science (DipDSc) and dental technology (DDT).[4] The first Ph.D. program of Oral Biological Science was opened in 2011.[5]

Coursework Edit

The B.D.S. coursework extends six years.

Year Duration
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 1 year
Total 6 years

Subjects Edit

First B.D.S. Edit

Second B.D.S. Edit

Third B.D.S. Edit

  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Conservative Dentistry (Junior Operative Course)
  • Prosthodontics (Dental Material Science and Basic Prosthodontics)

Fourth B.D.S. Part I Edit

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Clinical Dentistry I (Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine)
  • Clinical Dentistry II (Periodontology, PCD, PSM)
  • Clinical Dentistry III (Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics)
  • Conservative Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics

Final B.D.S. Part II Edit

  • Oral Medicine
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Paedodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Conservative Dentistry
  • Preventive and Community Dentistry
  • Periodontology

House Surgeon Training Edit

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.

Leadership Edit

The University of Dental Medicine, Yangon has been headed by an academic dean known as a rector.

  1. Aung Than (1964–1983)
  2. Khin Maung Lay (1983–1992)
  3. Htay Saung (1993–1995)
  4. Myint Naing (1995–1997)
  5. Paing Soe (1997–2003)
  6. Ba Myint (2004–2007)
  7. Myo Win (2008–2012)
  8. Thein Kyu (2012–2015)
  9. Shwe Toe (2015–present)[6]

Alumni Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Health Infrastructure" (PDF). Ministry of Health, Myanmar. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 22, 2011. Retrieved 2008-11-28.
  2. ^ Phyu Lin Wai (2005-02-28). "Continuing education essential, Secretary 1 tells dentists' meet". The Myanmar Times.
  3. ^ Dr. Ba Myint (2014-02-01). "A milestone in Myanmar's dental medical field". The New Light of Myanmar.
  4. ^ "Health Statistics" (PDF). Ministry of Health, Myanmar. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2008-11-28.
  5. ^ Nay Aung BDS(Mdy) (2014). "My Favorite University by Dr. Chit-U". University of Dental Medicine, Yangon.
  6. ^ Dr Nay Aung BDS(Mdy) (2014). "Leadership of University of Dental Medicine, Yangon". University of Dental Medicine, Yangon.

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