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Dentistry, Department

Medizinische Fakultät at the RWTH Aachen

  • Pauwelsstraße 30
  • 52074 Aachen
  • Phone: +49 241 80-89165
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 470
Provision of instruments pre-clinical yes, mainly free of costs
Provision of instruments for clinical studies yes, mainly free of costs

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 78.0 %


Publications per professor 13.1
Citations per publication 3.5
Third party funds per professor 166.4
Doctorates per professor 4.8
Habilitation treatises in ten years 3.0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.8
Support in studies 3.0
Courses offered 2.8
Study organisation 2.5
Exams 2.5
Research orientation 2.7
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 3.5
Rooms 1.8
Library 2.3
IT-infrastructure 2.6
Dentist's Chairs 2.0
Phantom Heads 1.9
Overall study situation 2.7

Degree courses with details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Cooperation between the disciplines within the framework of the synoptic. Treatment concept; short referral paths between cons and orthodontics, integrated treatment planning in the 1st clinical course. Integration of digital dentistry (Opt. Impression systems, chair side fabrication of restorations) + implant prosthetics into the clinical courses. Student participation in clinical trials. Skill Profiles in Digit. ZM + implants and implant prosthetics. Intensive use of digital media + teaching formats for pre-clinical and clinical training.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Just as medical students have the bvmd (Bundesvertretung von Medizin Studierende), dentistry has the Verb and Zahnmedizinischer Austauschdienst (ZAD). Aachen has had a Local exchange officer (LEO) on behalf of the ZAD for a relatively short time. These structures are very similar in the bvmd and ZAD, similar tasks, anchored in the student council.
  • Treatment- and Simulation-units
    53 dental chairs, 42 phantom heads
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Biomaterials research; laser technology; implantology; microbiology and immunology; networking with engineering and natural sciences; periodontal remodelling after tooth movement, CAD/CAM in orthodontics, biological aspects of tooth movement
  • Other special features
    Medical reference library; laptops for loan; free, university-wide WiFi access; computer rooms, online examinations, registration and evaluation of the classes; e-media skills lab; AIXTRA Dental; modern classrooms, new microscopes; teaching in small groups; simulation patients; didactic training for lecturers; innovative teaching projects; articulators and headgear for loan, 24h training in a phantom room.
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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