SMHS Doctor in Dental Surgery
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Why study dentistry?
Our educational model is distinguished by its patient-centered innovative methodology, under strict control of clinical science learning in public and private hospitals.
Our program is part of the Mexican Federation of Faculties and Schools of Dentistry, A.C. (FEMFEO) and accredited by the National Council for Dental Education (CONAEDO).
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Competencies for success
Did you know?
In order to contribute to preserving the integral well-being of the human being, the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program of the Tecnológico de Monterrey promotes real and balanced interdisciplinarity with the rest of the health disciplines, in which the students assume an active role in the prevention and early detection of medical and dental conditions in our society.
Throughout the curriculum, innovative teaching techniques are used, as well as dental simulators and care for real patients, with strict adherence to evidence-based dentistry, and close international ties.
To respond to the challenges and opportunities that global demographic changes represent and to establish solutions for the adequate care of the population in the face of an increase in life expectancy and the aging of the population, the OM - DDS program also offers specialized training for the care of geriatric, high risk, and special needs patients, promoting an ethical and professional sense, in response to a clear need presented by these sectors of our society. We incorporate state-of-the-art equipment and technology, both for this purpose and to instill the student with a vision of high achievement, under international standards.
Competencies for success
Address oral health needs by applying knowledge of biomedical and clinical sciences, with ethics, professionalism, and human sense, using scientific foundations and critical thinking, as well as innovative techniques and procedures.
Detect and diagnose oral problems and alterations, interpreting and integrating findings obtained in the medical history, clinical examination, radiographic examination, and auxiliary diagnostic tests, and establish a comprehensive dental treatment plan, considering the individual conditions of each patient.
Employ techniques to manage pain in the orofacial region.
Perform basic procedures of periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, preventive and interceptive orthodontics, and pediatric dentistry to restore health, function, and aesthetics of the teeth, as well as the hard and soft tissues that are part of the oral cavity, in adult patients, children, older adults and people with special needs.
Assume a leadership role and commitment in activities related to the prevention and promotion of oral health and its relationship with the rest of the body, in the different sectors of its community, especially for the most disadvantaged.
Furthermore, sharing a common core with other degree programs in the health area gives you a general knowledge of medicine. In this way, you can treat your patients more comprehensively and face greater challenges in the dentistry field.
The multidisciplinary approach
Students in health careers are trained to work in multidisciplinary teams and approach the patient from their own specialty. This is a very important innovation in education.
The Center for Innovation and Transfer of Health Technology (CITES)
This Center houses learning spaces, design simulators, state-of-the-art laboratories, an exclusive library for health, research areas, and consulting for you to set up your own office.
The Academic Center for Dental Care (CAAD)
This Center, equipped with cutting-edge technology, is designed so that from the early stages of training you perform dental treatments on patients, under the strict supervision of the professors of the dentistry department.
The main job market is private practice, with the multiple activities that this implies. These range from designing prevention plans, diagnosing diseases, and of course the treatment and rehabilitation of patients. In addition, it is necessary to coordinate the administrative processes of the office, which includes the areas of organization, purchasing, marketing, advertising, and personnel relations.
Additionally, you can work in:
- Public and private health institutions.
- Campaigns for community care and promotion of oral health.
- The educational area, as a teacher.
- In the research field, since there is very little oral health-related research in the country.