History of Dentistry Faculty of Donetsk National Medical University. Gorky begins with1963. Development of practical public health in the Donets Basin in the years demanded an urgent strengthening of dental services in our region and a significant increase in the State of dentists, especially in rural areas. It was at this time was organized by the training of this profile in medical schools in Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk. The first issue of dentists in June 1968. Over the past decade on the faculty of our medical university trained about 7000 specialists, is now working in our country and abroad.
Ranked Among the graduates of our faculty – well-known people in the country had won the respect and prestige of his high professional and personal qualities. Currently, 118 faculty members have a 70 degree, including 15 doctors and 55 candidates of medical sciences. In the departments of the faculty, teach 14 professors, 52 associate professors and 52 assistants.
Faculty teachers spend most professional work with the applicants. As a result, in the present, as in the past year, set in the first year amounted to 150 persons, i.e. all seats were occupied. In the current academic year, faculty taught 686 students, 169 of them – on the basis of the state budget and 517 – on the contract.
All departments of the faculty provided with adequate classrooms, facilities for teachers, medical rooms, operating theaters, laboratories. At the departments there are computers, televisions, VCRs, slide projectors, and other technical training. This year, the university administration to address the first in Ukraine phantom center for preclinical training of future dentists, equipped with modern phantoms and simulators.
In 1997 the faculty for the first time in Ukraine was carried out one test exam in dentistry recommended by MOH of Ukraine as an experiment in the phased implementation of a system of licensing state final examinations in higher medical education institutions of III and IV levels of accreditation. Since 2000, the license test examination “Step 2.Stomatolopya “has become a prerequisite for admission to the state finals. The most important achievements include the best in Ukraine, the results shown by the students of our faculty in the licensing exams. This means that the state certification confirmed a high level of quality of training at the faculty of the Donetsk National Medical University.
The faculty is constantly looking for new, more sophisticated and effective forms of knowledge and skills of students that can help to fully and objectively assess the level of theoretical and practical training of each student. In all departments of the faculty, there is the bank of test items, which is used for all types of controls, including the conversion exams. Departments spend a lot of work for the publication of manuals, including electronic learning materials in Ukrainian, Russian and English, developed variants of multimedia lectures, educational software, qualimetric tests of the new format, which received a certificate of copyright law, made the model, dummies, simulators, training videos are removed.
Departments maintain stable scientific relations with the departments of medical universities of Ukraine and CIS countries, dental associations in Russia, Belarus and other countries, international organizations, carry out joint programs and projects.
Actively carried out the research work of students. Many times students of the Faculty won prizes at intercollegiate competitions, All-Ukrainian student competitions restoration and scientific conferences. Among the best – excellent pupils Dmitry Sklyarenko, Irina Don, Andrew across, Safonova Natalia, Xenia Vyatkina, Victoria Olshanskaya, Yuri Cherkez, George Apekunov, Chelyah Elena, Elena Lukyanchikova, Elena Parkhomenko, Catherine Yakubenko and others.
Describing the clinical departments of the Faculty of Dentistry, we can say that despite the difficulties associated with inadequate funding for health care institutions, this work is conducted in a professional manner. The department has highly qualified professionals, possessing modern methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases, actively develop and implement practical health advanced technologies, which are the true leaders in their field. Most teachers have the highest category of medical specialty, “Dentistry”. In the departments of medical and dental work propaedeutic teachers, whose professional skills in the field of restoration technologies have repeatedly been highly appreciated in numerous Ukrainian and regional competitions. At the Department of Operative Dentistry and Maxilla-facial department, № 2 № 1 TSGKB Donetsk Interregional Center was created to provide specialized care to children with congenital and acquired diseases of the maxillofacial region. Confirmation of acceptance of relevant departments of the leading positions in Ukraine, Faculty of Dentistry is the annual international exhibition “Stomatology “, which are conducted at our university, and confined him to scientific conferences, which bring together representatives of world-renowned manufacturers of dental equipment and materials. In our department come to study and learn from physicians from many areas of Ukraine.
Prospects for further development of the dental faculty are associated primarily with improving the quality of training of dentists in accordance with the requirements of the Bologna Convention, orientation training for professional activity, the preparation of a dentist general practice based on modern medical-diagnostic technologies. One of the priorities is, of course, informatization and computerization of the educational process. An important role in training the next generation of doctors must be given to education of high moral and ethical qualities. In this respect the key role played by personal example of teachers – professional and intellectual in the highest sense of those words.
A tradition at the Faculty in recent years has become a celebration of awarding diplomas to the graduates, dentists. There have parting words and sincere wishes of teachers, well-known figures of culture and sports, jokes and funny songs first-year students, but in the eyes of many graduates – with tears. It is not easy to say goodbye to students’ community. Leading the way – great complex life. But no matter how steep and winding road of life may be, whether in happiness, hardships and bitterness, let our graduates has a high light target, let them always illuminates the path of a bright star by the name of love – love of the people, to their chosen profession, to the native alma mater!