The Faculty of Dentistry was founded in 1978. The first dean of the faculty was Associate Professor V.P. Shurygin, supervised the work of the faculty until 1979. At various times, the deans of the faculty were professors V.A. Protsenko, V.A. Korolev, N.P. Sysoev, N.I. Ovcharenko, associate professor N.V. Chirsky.
Currently, the structure of the Faculty of Dentistry is formed by 12 clinical and theoretical departments, 5 of which are specialized. The scientific and pedagogical potential of the departments is 127 specialists, including 17 doctors of sciences, professors, 53 candidates of sciences, incl. 23 associate professors.
For 38 years, 8 doctoral dissertations, more than 50 candidate dissertations have been defended at the specialized departments of the faculty.
When training specialists at dental departments, they strictly adhere to the principles of continuity and interdepartmental integration (phantom course, propaedeutics, clinical part). In the educational process, modern dental technologies are used, the problems of implantology, prosthetics with metal-ceramic and clasp structures, the use of new methods of treating dental diseases are studied. Due to the optimal methodological and material support, the educational process is well established. Practical classes are held on the basis of the city dental clinic, the republican clinical hospital named after ON. Semashko, Republican Children’s Clinical Hospital, 7th City Hospital. Industrial practice takes place in medical institutions of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, on the bases of dental departments.
Dental departments, together with the Department of Dermatology and Cosmetology and the Department of Surgical Diseases, take part in a scientific program on the state theme “Development of preventive and therapeutic techniques based on the components of essential oil crops and their introduction into medical practice.” The scientific developments of the faculty staff are constantly being introduced into the educational process and medical practice, reflected in the form of monographs and textbooks.
A scientific approach is needed to form the clinical thinking of future specialists. The most active students of the SSS of the departments of the Faculty of Dentistry publish the results of their research on the pages of the Medical and Biological Journal of Young Scientists and Students of the Medical Academy, continue their professional scientific activities in graduate school and residency. The best of them become employees of the dental departments of the Academy, leading healthcare specialists, heads of private dental clinics.
684 students study at the faculty, of them 143 students on a budgetary form of education and 541 students on a contract basis, incl. citizens from 18 countries of the near and far abroad.
From 2004 to the present, the faculty is headed by Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Zhadko Sergey Igorevich.
Dean of the Faculty – Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor Kryventsov Maxim Andreevich Physician specializing in Pathological Anatomy.
Author of over 60 scientific publications, including 1 monograph, 3 textbooks, 2 patents. Received a grant from the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (2011). Main scientific direction: experimental morphology, immunomorphology.