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Dentistry, Department

Fakultät für Gesundheit at the Uni Witten/Herdecke (priv.)

Department für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde

  • Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
  • 58448 Witten
  • Phone: +49 2302 926-660
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 370
Provision of instruments pre-clinical yes, mainly with 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 8/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 94.9 %


Publications per professor 4.2
Citations per publication 2.4
Third party funds per professor 35.9
Doctorates per professor 3.7
Habilitation treatises in ten years 4.0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.1
Research orientation
Job market preparation 1.7
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 1.9
Library 3.4
IT-infrastructure 3.1
Dentist's Chairs 2.3
Phantom Heads 1.9
Overall study situation 1.9

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The course offers a high practical component. From the 1st semester onwards, students are integrated into the daily clinical treatment routine and are thus optimally prepared for their future professional life. We demand and promote social responsibility through numerous social projects. Students benefit from a distinctive personality formation through the Studium fundamentale. The course is offered in an integrated manner, in the integrated clinical course all subjects are taught simultaneously from the 7th to the 10th semester. Students are selected in an individual selection process.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Erasmus programme with the universities of Vienna, Strasbourg, Paris, Brescia, Barcelona, Clemont Ferrand; exchange programme with the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia (UPENN), University of Otago/New Zealand, Hong-Kong University.
  • Treatment- and Simulation-units
    65 dental chairs, 50 phantom heads
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The dental clinic is in a technology centre with focus on dentistry. Accordingly, application-related research is primarily carried out. Clinical research: Studies on implants, bone regeneration, prevention and restorative dentistry. Basic research. Surface changes due to erosion and abrasion, identification of mediators of inflammation, saliva analysis, de- and re-mineralisation, Biomaterial testing. The department has one of the three world-wide accredited pH telemetry centres for determining the cariogenicity of food and drinks.
  • Other special features
    Unrestricted access to the library (open 24/7); unrestricted access to the pre-clinical simulation units; treatment units in the integrated student course can be booked from 8 am until 7 pm daily (net) for 47 weeks a year; integrated preclinical and clinical curriculum; integrated science curriculum; individual selection process.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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