Faculty of Stomatology

In order to provide the republic's population with highly qualified dental care, in 1961 stomatological faculty was founded in Yerevan State Medical Institute.

Earlier, the medical school graduate only dentists and dental technicians. To studystomatology the students were sent to Russia, to Stavropol Medical Institute.

The beginning of stomatology development in Armenia was related to the activities of A. Mashur. He founded the first central laboratory of dental prosthetics (now the dental polyclinic №1), and the dental school in 1936.

Since 1946 A.A. Sahakyan, and then GevorgYegianwereteachersofstomatologyat the department of hospital surgery.

In order to provide the republic's population with highly qualified dental care, in 1961 stomatological faculty was founded in Yerevan State Medical Institute.

Earlier, the medical school graduate only dentists and dental technicians. To studystomatology the students were sent to Russia, to Stavropol Medical Institute.

The beginning of stomatology development in Armenia was related to the activities of A. Mashur. He founded the first central laboratory of dental prosthetics (now the dental polyclinic №1), and the dental school in 1936.

Since 1946 A.A. Sahakyan, and then GevorgYegianwereteachersofstomatologyat the department of hospital surgery.

After the opening of the stomatology faculty in 1961, the dental service in Armenia became to form very active. In 1963, the dental department was completely formed under the leadership of GevorgEgiyan. IvetaPetrosyan, Eduard Kilikyan and Eduard Gevorgyan were sent to Moscow for post-graduate studies to prepare highly qualified staff. In 1963, Anna Minalyan, under the guidance of Georgy Eghian, became the first graduate student of the Yerevan State Medical Institute.

In 1963-1969 a unified faculty was formed, which united the stomatological, hygienic and pediatric departments. The first dean of the faculty was the head of the department of histology, associate professor K.G. Karapetyan. Further, taking into account the peculiarities of the dental specialty, as a new branch of science, it became expedient to separate the faculty.During 1969-1970 academic year, the stomatological faculty (specialty “1904-stomatology”) was formed, and the post of dean was successively assigned to professors M.S.Gavalov and Nikoghosyan G.G. In subsequent years, the post of dean of the faculty was occupied by assoc. prof.Frangulyan L.A., assoc. prof. Hovhannesyan M.I., assoc. prof.Petrosyan I.G., prof. TatintsyanV.G., prof. Bakhshinyan M.Z., prof. Qanqanyan A.P., assoc. prof.Margaryan M.M., assoc. prof. Baroyan K.M. Since September 2011 the dean office is headed by assoc. prof.Yessayan L.K.

During 1966-1967 academic year, faculty of stomatology gave its first graduation. Among the 47 graduates of the faculty, 39 were citizens of Armenia and 8 were representatives of the Armenian diaspora.

In 1972, the Republican Dental Polyclinic was founded, and in 1974 the Department of Dentistry headed by Eduard Gulunyan was founded at the Institute for Advanced Training of Doctors. In 1987, the Dental Center of the World Health Organization was opened at the Republican Dental Polyclinic.

Today, the total number of students enrolled in the stomatological faculty of Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi, is 1012.

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Education

Basic education at the faculty of stomatology is organized according to continuous and integrated educational program lasting 5 years with further postgraduate studies of 1-3 years. The education is organized in Armenian, Russian and English.

Duringeducation the students along with the theoretical subjects study also professional and related disciplines. Much attention is paid to the self work of students, conducted under the direct supervision of the teacher. Practical classes are carried out using various didactic materials, dental training phantoms.

Graduates of the Dental Faculty are awarded diplomas of state standard with the qualification of astomatologist.

Among graduates of the faculty there have always been a lot of nominal scholarship students and also students with high academic achievement. Many of them later passed advanced training courses in higher educational institutions of Russia, Europe and the USA, replenishing the ranks of highly qualified medical personnel of the Republic of Armenia.

Teaching of specialty disciplines is carried out at the following departments:

  • Department of therapeutic and general stomatology
  • Department of pediatric stomatology and orthodontics
  • Department of surgical stomatology and maxilo-facial surgery
  • Department of prosthodontic stomatology

Dean office

The dean office is the leading part of the faculty, which conducts educational, methodological, scientific, organizational and educational work, coordinates the educational process at the departments, solving the main problems associated with the educational process. Council of the faculty and student dean's office arepartofthe dean office.

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