Pediatric Dentistry

SchoolSchool of Dentistry
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatric Dentistry
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).


Program Description:

Considering the ever-increasing rate of progress in various sciences, especially in the dental field, which is younger than other medical fields, it seems it is absolutely necessary to revise the educational curricula in these fields. Such revisions were deemed necessary considering: 1) changes in the needs of community members and dental specialists; 2) changes and innovations in the field of prevention and provision of oral health services and also the results of evaluations and determination of real needs as reported by recent graduates and post-graduate students of pediatric dentistry. On the other hand, the guidelines of pediatric dentistry prepared by the Supreme Committee of this field have made it mandatory to revise the curriculum of pediatric dentistry. Therefore, the present revised curriculum was prepared.  


Pediatric dentistry is one of the specialty courses in dentistry, which aims to prevent, preserve and promote health, and diagnose and treat orodental diseases in healthy children and adolescents and in individuals with special needs. The educational materials in this specialty field consist of the materials taught during the general dental course but at a higher and more extensive learning level. Graduates passing the specially exams held by the authorities of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education will be certified as pediatric dentistry specialists.




The Objectives of the new curriculum is to train pediatric dentistry specialists who have achieved the global and national standards of knowledge levels, academic and clinical skills, beliefs and professional behaviors. In addition, the graduates are expected to offer high-quality preventive and diagnostic services and also offer educational and research services.

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • Complete examination and designing a comprehensive treatment plan
  • Controlling children's behavior
  • Detecting oral cavity’s acquired and evolutionary anomalies and disorders
  • Applying dental caries preventive methods
  • Children’s milk and permanent teeth treatment
  • Applying fissure sealant and preventive resinous treatment
  • Children’s milk and permanent teeth pulp treatment
  • Management and treatment of impact seen teeth
  • Dental Hospital services
  • Dentistry for disabled children and adolescents
  • Managing and supervising occlusion in children and adolescents




Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.


Specific Requiremetns: Degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) by one of the Iranian or foreign universities.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved general physician program and should be proficient in English or Persian.


Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Duration:  2.5   years


Total Course Credits       

  • Common basic sciences:                        9.5
  • Specific basic sciences:                          3.5
  • Faculty-presented related sciences:      16.5
  • Hospital-presented related sciences:      5.5
  • Core courses:                                          86


Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Pediatric Dentistry

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Dentistry through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Pouyan Amini Shakib

Tel.: (+9821) 42794266

Email: or


Address:  Faculty of Dentistry: End of North Kargar Street, Tehran, 1439955991, Iran


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Ir


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