Why study Dentistry at University of Puthisastra?

We believe that UP has best dental school in Cambodia, Please compare our program with other schools. We welcome students to visit us and we will give you a tour of our facilities.

1Have modern clinic facilities with plenty of equipment, instruments and materials (please come and have a tour)
មានសម្ភារៈប្រើប្រាស់ និង បរិក្ខារទំនើបៗ (អាចមកទស្សនៈកិច្ចបានគ្រប់ពេល)
2More than half our lecturers and tutors have Masters or PhD degrees, mostly from overseas
បុគ្គលិកភាគច្រើនមានសញ្ញប័ត្រ Masters or PhD degrees មកពីបរទេស
3Dental lecturers and tutors are from the top dental clinics in Cambodia
គ្រូបង្ហាត់ទ្រឹស្តី និង គ្លីនីក បម្រើការនៅគ្លីនីកធំៗ(មាន៩នាក់មកពីមន្ទីរពេទ្យទន្តសាស្រ្តរំចង់)
4Most students have opportunities to attend international exchange programs and/or overseas conferences in SEA, Japan and the USA
5Have modern dental simulation lab for practicing before starting to treat patients
មានមន្ទីរពិសោធន៏ធ្មេញសប្បនិម្មិត សម្រាប់អនុវត្តមុនពេលព្យាបាលផ្ទាល់លើធ្មេញអ្នកជម្ងឺ
6Staff and students publish papers in international journals each year
បុគ្គលិក និងនិស្សិត បានចេញផ្សាយអត្ថបទស្រាវជ្រាវរៀងរាល់ឆ្នាំក្នុងទស្សនាវដ្តីអន្តរជាតិ
7Allow students to start treating patients in year 4 – providing plenty of clinical experience before graduation
និស្សិតទាំងអស់ចាប់ផ្តើមព្យាបាលអ្នកជម្ងឺ តាំងពីឆ្នាំទី៤
8Have frequent overseas dental specialists visit to teach students and tutor in the clinic
និស្សិត និង គ្រូបង្ហាត់គ្លីនីក តែងតែទទួលបានការរៀនសូត្របន្ថែមពីសំណាក់ គ្រូពេទ្យឯកទេសមកពីបរទេស
9Have the best collection of up-to-date dental books in Cambodia in our library
10Have two dental technicians trained in Thailand to ensure high-quality lab teaching
មានគ្រូ Dental Lab Technicians ដែលបញ្ចប់ការសិក្សាពីប្រទេសថៃ ២នាក់ ដែលជួយបង្ហាត់និស្សិតផ្នែក Dental Lab
11Provide training and opportunities for senior students to place simple implants, carry out rotary endodontics, and perform minor surgery and cosmetic dentistry
ផ្តល់ឱកាសឱ្យនិស្សិតឆ្នាំទី៧ អាចធ្វើការដាំបង្គោលក្នុងឆ្អឹងករណីធម្មតាបាន
12Use modern teaching methods such as problem-based learning and case-based learning
មានបន្ថែមមុខវិជ្ជាបែបថ្មីដូចជា problem-based learning and case-based learning
13Provide many opportunities for students to be involved in community outreach programs eg in schools, prison, poor communities etc
និស្សិតមានឱកាស ចុះកម្មសិក្សាតាមសហគមន៏ដូចជា សាលារៀន ពន្ធធនាគារ និងសហគមន៏ក្រីក្រ រៀងរាល់សប្តាហ៏
14Provide some scholarships for top students
15Provide additional teaching in several subjects which are not presently in the national curriculum eg extra English, Communication & Behavioural Sciences, Implantology, Research Methods, Practice Managementបន្ថែមជូននូវមុខវិជ្ជា ដែលមិនមានក្នុង curriculum ថ្នាក់ជាតិដូចជា extra English, Behavioural Sciences, Implantology, Research Methods, Practice Management
16Have a team in the dental department dedicated to helping all students achieve their potential
មានបុគ្គលិកប្រកបដោយសមត្តភាពខ្ពស់ ដែលអាចជួយជ្រោមជ្រែងនិស្សិតឱ្យសម្រេចគោលដៅការសិក្សារបស់ខ្លួនបាន
17Have MOUs with famous overseas universities including: Mahidol University and Khon Kaen University (Thailand), University of New England (USA), James Cook University (Australia), AUT University (NZ), New York University (USA)
មានកិច្ចសហការ ជាមួយសាកលវិទ្យាល័យល្បីៗដូចជា Mahidol, Khon Kaen (Thailand), New England (USA), James Cook (Australia), AUT (NZ)..
18Have competency assessments from years 4 to 7 for most clinical procedures to ensure students are competent to practice safely on graduation
មានការប្រលងcompetency លើការងារគ្លីនីករបស់និស្សិតដើម្បីធានាបាននូវគុណភាពសិក្សារបស់និស្សិត
19Provide expert support for students in years 6 and 7 to complete their thesis
ជួយជ្រោមជ្រែងនិស្សិតឆ្នាំទី៦ និងទី៧ ឱ្យបញ្ចប់និក្ខេបទរបស់ខ្លួនឱ្យបានជោគជ័យ
Career Opportunities in Dentistry

UP staff have had a major role in shaping the new National Curriculum – however this has not yet been approved by the MOH. Therefore, we have added subjects to the existing National Curriculum to ensure that students have the best education possible. Below are SOME of the key subjects you will study during your 7 year program:

Selection Criteria / Key Subjects
Year 1 (Foundation Year)Anatomy, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Demography, English, French, Mathematics, Embryology, Philosophy, Physics
Years 2-3 (Basic Medical & Dental Sciences)Dental English, General and Head and Neck Anatomy, Microbiology, Oral Biology, Odontology, Dental Laboratory, General Histology, Physiology, First Aid, Physio-pathology, Anatomo-pathology, Medical Pathology, Surgical Pathology, Immunology, Dental Pathology and Cariology, Preventive Dentistry, Dental Materials, Cross Infection Control, Behavioural Sciences, Minor Oral Surgery, Conservative Dentistry, Radiology, Oral Health Assessment, Dental Ethics, Special Needs Dentistry
Years 4-6 (Clinical years)Orthodontics, Periodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Endodontics, OMF Surgery, Oral Pathology, Implantology, Opthalmology, General Anesthesia and Sedation
Research Methods, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, E.N.T and Plastic Surgery, Community Dentistry
Year 7Internship; Thesis; Practice Management
Career Opportunities in Dentistry

Most people in Cambodia (especially children) have dental problems and require treatment. Those in rural areas are particularly underserved. A new graduate in dentistry has many career options. These include:

♦  Private general practice – providing a full range of clinical treatment for adults and children. Most dentists like to be in a group practice – working with other dentists.
♦  Specialized dental practice – there are many different specialties in clinical dentistry eg periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, implantology, orthodontics etc. 2 or 3 years of postgraduate training is needed to become a specialist, and their knowledge and skills in that particular area are more advanced than the general dentist.
♦  Academic dentistry – some dentists (who normally have postgraduate qualifications) choose to work in the university, where they can teach, practice in their specialty, and do research.
♦  Government service – there are various opportunities in the government service, including working in the military, hospitals and Ministry of Health. Those in the MOH often need to have postgraduate qualifications in Dental Public Health, as they make policy and implement programs to improve the health of the population. Hospital dentistry often involves more oral surgery.

Some dentists combine more than one of these options in order to have a very interesting career. Here at the University of Puthisastra, our aim is to prepare students well for their future dental career, whatever that may be. Dentistry requires a good intellect along with good hand skills. It is often said that dentistry is both an “art” and a “science”. It also provides many opportunities to help people to improve their health and their smile. This is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a dentist.

We believe that our graduates are the best in the country, and we aim to reach the standards of some of our neighbors in the region. Year by year we are moving in this direction.

Faculty Team Members

Adj Prof Callum Durward, BSc, BDS, MDSc, MPH, DComH, FRACDS
Dean, Faculty of Dentistry
Tel: (+855) 12 394 534

Asst Prof Soeun Sopharith, DDS.
Deputy Dean of Dentistry
Tel: (+855) 12 350 123
Email: ssopharith@puthisastra.edu.kh