How to study dentistry in Turkey

Study Dentist in Turkey for International Students.

Studying Dentistry is a dream for many international students. It remains a dream for some due to inability to afford the tuition fees, not enough opportunities in his country, and many others; Dentistry is a highly developed and one of Turkey’s most requested studies.

Dentistry Education in Turkey is at the top rank as Turkey comes in the 16th worldwide in dentistry. The learning process is an interactive and creative way in a supportive environment. Turkish universities had many world-famous doctors who graduated from Turkey.

Dentistry, where some name it as the art and science of oral health, is a study that leads to a career touching people’s life gently. Dentists help people improve their quality of life, prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles, and be one of the Lifelong relationships with patients/customers.

Dentistry is more than your teeth’ health; it is all issues related to the human skull: from the jaw to the cranium and the health of the facial region. Dentists play a vital role in ensuring that all maxillofacial structures are in proper working order. Everything is healthy and kept in its place. It is even more than a science to be an artistic element, from shaping a white filling on an anterior tooth to realigning a whole arch. It is a very hands-on career, very physically and emotionally demanding, and service-oriented profession.

Students are recommended to study business management courses as electives while studying dentistry. As most graduated students, they start their own business (clinics). A business owner Dentist needs to learn more about managing staff, balance sheet, revenue, marketing, and many other skills needed to run a business.

Dentistry has nine different dental specialists, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Dental Public Health. The dentist has multiple options to choose from those specialists or go for graduate studies and be part of the education institutions.

Dentistry provides a balanced lifestyle for the doctor between his work and family / social life, especially when you own your clinic/business.

What will your study be? And how many years? 

The courses in general (not limited to as each university decides on the courses required for graduations) the students of dentistry will explore Deontology and ethics, Dental material, Oral simulation, Basic Medical science, Behavioral science Preventive medicine, Epidemiology, Emergency medical care Medical science, Restorative Dentistry, Pedodontics, Orthodontics, Endodontics, Integrated clinic module, Dental radiology, Oral surgery, Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology, Dental office management, and many others.

In addition to the above, the future dentist needs a caring attitude, good communication skills, Patience, a thorough and systematic approach, the ability to work long hours, often under pressure, manual dexterity, Detail-oriented, Physical stamina, Organizational skills, and teamwork skills.

The Bachelor’s degree in dentistry needs to attend a full-time university for five years. In case you are learning in a different language than your mother language, you may need one year in preparation for the language. 

What Does a dentistry Graduate Do?

Graduated students from the Dentistry department are one of the luckiest. As long as there will be teeth, so there will always be a

need for dentists. Dentistry is a great profession and a very rewarding one as well. It is of the undergraduate studies which most students go to open their businesses. Also, they have the opportunities to work as endodontics, academics, research, military, public health, corporate dentistry, private practice, group practice, international health care, or hospital care.

As a dentist could work in many fields, it has the lowest unemployment rate and profitable growth in the next ten years, and the dentist is one of the top 10 carriers worldwide.

Top 5 reasons to study dentistry in Turkey:

  • Turkey has a large number of private and state universities that teach Dentistry.  
  • Rapidly changing and expanding profession
  • Top 10 careers in the world and extremely stable careers with one of the lowest unemployment rates.   
  • Start Your Own Business.  
  • Affordable tuition fees and living cost in Turkey 
  • Famous People graduated from Dentist Dept. 

Share this post

Comments (5)

  • Ahmad Reply

    Sir I did my intermidate in 2011, I got 58 % marks.
    I want to study dentistry now is it possible for me get admission in turkey?

    September 17, 2021 at 9:12 pm
    • Ali Akbari Reply

      There are some options for you. Please send an email to

      September 20, 2021 at 2:07 pm
      • Dr Afsheen Reply

        Tuition fee for MSc in oral and maxillofacial radiology in your university and in turkey if English is the main language course

        December 28, 2021 at 5:48 pm
  • Ibrahim Rashid Reply

    Can i do BDS turkey

    June 23, 2022 at 10:06 am
    • Adeeb Saadeh Reply

      Hello Mr. Ibrahim
      In Turkey, you have the option of studying Dentistry in English or in Turkish, kindly contact us on the below WhatsApp number +905318664662 or via e mail

      July 18, 2022 at 11:04 am

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.