Dental Biomaterials

SchoolSchool of Dentistry
DepartmentDepartment of Dental Biomaterials 


Program Description:

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

General Competencies*

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"


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 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.

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: 4 years


Courses and number of credits:

Compensatory:                             4 credits

Special Courses:                          30 credits

Thesis:                                          20 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Dental Biomaterials

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.: 168


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


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