Dental Materials is a basic science which deals with the composition, modification in composition, fabrication, characterization and evaluation of dental biomaterials’ properties. There are different types of dental materials due to their intended purposes e.g. restorative materials, endodontic materials, impression materials, orthodontic materials, dental implants and etc.
Furthermore, it includes the application of the analytical techniques of materials science to the characterization and mechanical testing of dental materials. The biological tests are also performed on these materials to consider their biocompatibility.
We are concerned with the education of dentists who wish to advance their knowledge and research skills in the field of dental materials to the highest qualification standards. Professional excellence and integrity in education is considered with the highest professional ethical consideration.
The mission of this program is to provide education and training candidates in this field. Ultimately, it may lead to improve oral care and human health. The graduates will be qualified to teach in the dental faculties. Also, they develop their research skills based on national or international priorities.
Expected Competencies at the End of the Program
Specific Competencies and Skills
At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:
- Knowledge on the dental materials’ composition and properties
- Characterization and testing of dental materials
- Designing research projects based on priorities and clinical demands.
- Development of new dental materials
- Collaboration with industry in order to test and improve manufactured products
- Innovation in the field of dental materials, tissue engineering and "regenerative dentistry"
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 Degree in General Physicians (M.D) 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.
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: 4 years
Courses and number of credits:
Compensatory: 4 credits
Special Courses: 30 credits
Thesis: 20 credits
For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Dental Biomaterials
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
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
Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran
In case you are ready to apply, please refer to TUMS Online Application Form below.
Alternatively, you can visit the following pages if you require more information about the university:
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