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Undergraduate Studies in Athens School of Dentistry

The aim of the undergraduate curriculum is to prepare the dental students, to develop the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to practice dentistry. A graduate dentist must possess competences based upon:

  • Biomedical foundation knowledge
  • Preventive strategy
  • Social sensitivity and
  • Seeking lifelong learning.

The biological bases are necessary for practising contemporaty dentistry, since without them dentistry remains an "art" rather than science. Preventive direction is central to health sciences, and a primary goal is not to treat injury or disease but also prevent them, and preserve any therapeutic effect. Social sensitivity ensures that the dentist, is both a professional and a servany of health. Seeking lifelong learningshould be developed by each student during his/her studies for continuously updating and improving skills throughout their professional life.