Oral Medicine

SchoolSchool of Dentistry
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Medicine
DegreeSpecialty (Residency)

Program Description:

The oral medicine field is one of the most potentially capable and rather old fields in our country, with a history of almost 30 years. The oral medicine specialists are one of the most efficient members of the medical community despite limited resources available for them. 

It can be claimed that the oral medicine field bears the most important burdens in the dental and medical fields. One of the most important responsibilities of oral medicine is to establish a relationship between oral and medical fields, finally resulting in promotion of health status of the community and in solving the problems of patients with special conditions, including skin, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal, oncology, endocrine glands, rheumatology, neurology, pediatric conditions, infections, transplantations etc. It appears the only body responsible for the dental management of the patients with above conditions is the under- and post-graduate dental students and oral medicine specialists. 

Specialists in various fields of medicine require consultation with oral medicine specialists for correct diagnosis and treatment of patients with special diseases in order to prevent, diagnose, prepare treatment plans, control and follow the oral problems of these patients. 

Oral medicine specialists can play a greater role in scientific progress through the use of modern technologies and new research methods and by establishing relationship with other related fields, as evidenced by the existence of 13 fellowship fields in relation to oral diseases. 

Oral medicine specialists can play an important role in prevention, treatment and counseling by cooperating with other specialties in the dental field. In this context, a determining factor is the standard of education. When the education is not favorable, one aspect of the subject will have a problem and the patients will not be worked up properly, creating problem for the health and treatment system. Therefore, determination of a strategic aim and correct educational programming is an important aspect in training efficient specialists.

Considering the ever-increasing rate of progress in various sciences, especially in the dental field, which is younger than other medical fields, and 10 years after implementation of the second educational curriculum of oral medicine specialty field it seems it is absolutely necessary to revise the educational curricula in these fields. The revisions were made based on determination of needs and the guidelines of the Secretariat of Dental Specialty Courses to revise and correct problematic areas.



1.1. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the oral mucosa

1.2. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment  of salivary glands conditions

1.3. Diagnosis of jaw bone conditions

1.4. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral and maxillofacial pains

2.1. Dental treatment for patients with systemic conditions (outpatient)

2.2. Dental treatment for patients with systemic conditions (inpatient)

3.1. Ability to carry out research in the field of oral medicine

3.2. Ability to carry out epidemiological research in the field of oral medicine

4.1. Ability to provide patients with educational programs

4.2. Ability to provide undergraduate dental students with educational programs

4.3. Ability to provide postgraduate dental students with educational programs

4.4. Ability to provide medical students with educational programs

5.1. Ability to communicate with patients

5.2. Ability to communicate with different treatment-related organizations and groups

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) or DMD  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


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: aminishakib@tums.ac.ir or Dentistry_intl@tums.ac.ir

Website: http://dentistry.tums.ac.ir/en/home

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.: 168

Email: admission@tums.ac.ir

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

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