Doctor In Dentistry

Doctor in dentistry

Doctor in dentistry program has a mandatory pre-medical Spanish proficiency course for non-Spanish speaking students unless showing the mastery of the Spanish language, demonstrated through a proficiency test (oral and written) at a price of 75.00 USD which is not included in the price of any of the under grade careers.

The purpose of the course is to prepare is to arm the student with deep knowledge of the Spanish language and all relevant vocabulary related to Biomedical Sciences. It also prepares students in the development of the teaching process including evaluations.

Non Spanish speaking students:

The program’s duration is 6 years. It includes 1 year of Spanish pre-med training in addition to the standard 5-year degree program. Total cost of the program, including premedical and Spanish language courses, is 64,300.00 USD and is divided as follows:

CareerPre-med (including Pre-medical and Spanish courses) *PRICE (USD) 1st yearPRICE (USD) 2nd yearPRICE (USD) 3rd yearPRICE (USD) 4th yearPRICE (USD) 5th yearTotal Program cost
Doctor in Dentistry$14,140.00 USD$8,800.00 USD$8,800.00 USD$7,600.00 USD$12,400.00 USD$12,400.00 USD$64,140.00 USD

*Accommodation in CubaHeal students’ residence for the 1st year of Spanish Pre-med program is included.

Spanish speaking students:

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Important Notices:

  1. All non-Spanish speaking students are required to enroll in a 1-year pre-med program intended to deepen students’ knowledge of the Spanish language related to Biomedical Sciences and also to train the students in the development of the teaching process including the evaluation
  2. Upon submitting your application, it will be recorded in a database and is only valid for the academic year in which it was requested. Otherwise, if you do not come in that period, you must make a new formal request.

The above prices include the following:

  1. Enrollment
  2. Right of attendance to all practical and theoretical teaching activities
  3. Right to all the exams including the final state examination
  4. Marks certification
  5. Title duly legalized by the University of Medical Sciences where the student has attended studies at the end of the program
  6. Use of library services during the studies
  7. Access to sport and cultural areas of the University of Medical Sciences
  8. Participation in its various manifestations and scientific advisory for research works.

The above prices do not include the following:

  1. Accommodation
  2. Meals
  3. Teaching materials
  4. National or international transportation
  5. Telephone services and/or internet services
  6. Books
  7. Printing
  8. Immigration procedures in Cuba
  9. Change of migratory status
  10. Identity document
  11. Translations and legalizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or embassies
  12. Health insurance or medical care
  13. Paperwork and transfer of the deceased in case of death.

Summary of the Dentistry Degree Curriculum

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    Brief history of the profession and the teaching of stomatology

    In Cuba, the first dental academy dedicated to the training of dental surgeons was founded in 1878, although prior to that, in 1842, at the Royal and Literary University of Havana, in the Faculty of Medicine, the degree of phlebotomist, closely linked to our profession, was created, this being the origin of dental education in Cuba.

    On November 19, 1900 the school of dental surgery was founded and inaugurated with two permanent professors: Cirilo Yarini of Ponce de Leon and Pedro Calvo of Castellanos, as well as an interim assistant professor, Marcelino Weiss of Gramatges, with an enrollment of six students, eleven subjects and a duration of three years.

    On January 6, 1945, the faculty building was inaugurated and has continued to be the main headquarters of the degree program, which has been in existence for more than one hundred years. It is the leading methodological center for the teaching of stomatology in the country and has the category of degree of excellence granted by the national board of university degrees.

    With the triumph of the revolution in 1959, the university begins to reach a new dimension, free of charge, with access for all Cubans and curricula that leave behind the formation of biologist and technicist professionals, creating the conditions for the formation of professionals who, through the Cuban health system, respond to the needs of the population.

    Several generations of curricula followed one another, transitional, by phases and hemi-phases, experimental, which were continued with the plans called a, b and c (1989), the latter due to its characteristics such as: early linkage of the student with clinical and community work, The introduction of subjects with social content, a system of rotations for learning in stomatological clinics, the linking of study-work as an element of training and a fundamental form of organization of teaching in stomatology, the incorporation of preventive aspects of the most frequent oral diseases in the subjects, resulted in a graduate with a broad profile for his or her performance in primary health care.

    Based on the foundation of plan c and in order to respond to the transformations of stomatological education in our country and in the world in the current conditions of globalization of knowledge, transformations that should also be aimed at strengthening the best of human beings in their training; The curriculum currently in force, with the purpose of strengthening an integral professional development, research activity, self-learning that allows continuity of studies when graduating from the degree, preparing them to immediately begin the specialty of general comprehensive stomatology and later pursue second specializations, diplomas, master’s degrees and doctorates, was designed to promote equity and social justice, while making possible a greater flexibility of knowledge for lifelong learning.

    The Stomatology degree curriculum

    The Stomatology degree curriculum is unique for the Higher Medical Education System. 

    General Data 

    Name: Degree in Stomatology 

    Organization: by semesters 

    Duration: 5 years 

    Formative model: Classroom attendance, day program. 

    Academic degree: Doctor of Stomatology 

    Accreditation: Doctor of Stomatology degree. 

    About the curriculum

    The curriculum “D” of the Stomatology degree program has 6710 hours, of which 3075 are on-the-job education, and is organized as follows: 

    • Basic Curriculum that contains the essential elements that guarantee the formation of the professional in all fields of action, with 8 disciplines and 5 independent subjects that occupy 6078 hours (90%). 
    • Self Curriculum with 286 hours (4.5%) completes the curriculum according to the needs of the Higher Education Centers and the needs of the territories; it is mandatory for all students and they must take a total of 6 courses of their own. 
    • Optional / elective with 346 hours (5.5%) are freely chosen by the student, responding to individual needs and interests. The electives are related to Stomatology, its fields of action and spheres of action. The electives are not related to the profession and once enrolled it is mandatory to pass them. It is established that each student must take 8 elective subjects. 
    About disciplines and subjects

    Degree Disciplines 

    • Main integrating discipline 

    Integral Stomatology 

    • General training disciplines 

    Physical Education 


    Computer science and research 

    Philosophy and society 

    Defense Preparation 

    History of Cuba 

    • Basic disciplines 


    • Core curriculum subjects  

    Psychology and Health 


    Pathological Anatomy 


    Stomatological Imaging 

    About the Professional Model or Professional Profile: General Stomatologist

    The General Stomatologist is a professional with diagnostic, therapeutic, communicative, formative, administrative, research and innovation competencies, capable of providing comprehensive stomatological care to the population, with ethical, humanistic and revolutionary values. It performs general functions of comprehensive care, teaching-educational, administrative, research, as well as other special functions. 

    The curriculum defines 15 oral health problems to be identified and solved, according to levels of action, in addition to mastering methods of action to meet the demands of the health system that allow him/her to perform actions such as: health promotion, health education of the population, disease prevention: timely detection of risks to perform or indicate individual and collective prevention, indication and application of Natural and Traditional Medicine, identification of risks and their modification or elimination as part of the health team, scientific and pedagogical training, health administration, stomatological care in special situations, research. 

    The forms of teaching organization favor learning by having an active, conscious, independent and creative character, directed by the teacher and with the student as the main subject. They are bearers of the unity of education and instruction and of theory and practice, both principles permeating the whole process, with a very important expression in education at work. 

    The first four years of the degree are structured in two semesters of 18 teaching weeks each and 4 weeks of exams, the 5th year is structured in 2 semesters of 20 weeks. 

    The evaluation of the subjects and disciplines as a system comprises frequent partial and final evaluations, which develop the main role of learning evaluation, placing fundamental emphasis on the student’s performance during the course. 

    Due to the importance of the pre-professional practice in the 5th year of the degree, where the consolidation of professional performance modes must be achieved, the evaluation takes particular characteristics consisting of: 

    Partial evaluation: This is done through the results of independent work, participation in seminars, rotation through the specialties and the presentation and defense of the Health Situation Analysis with emphasis on the epidemiological explanation of the main oral diseases. 

    Final evaluation: This is done through a practical exam in which they must demonstrate the integral approach in the solution of problems and presentation and defense of the final report of the Health Situation Analysis (HSA), with emphasis on the execution of the intervention plan. 

    The final grade of the 5th year will have an integrating character of the frequent, partial and final evaluations, taking into account the importance of each one of them. The final grade will be as established in the methodological teaching regulations. 

    On the completion of studies

    The Stomatology degree program provides for the State Examination as a form of study culmination, the passing of which is indispensable for graduation and practice. The grades are satisfactory (pass) and unsatisfactory (fail). In order to be eligible to take the exam, the student must have passed the Stomatological Care to Population, a 5th year subject where he/she performs his/her pre-professional practice and does not acquire new knowledge but rather deepens and updates the same and develops greater skills of the profession. 

    The state exam consists of 2 components: practical exam and theoretical exam, in which the final objectives of the degree are measured. In order to take the theoretical exam, it is a prerequisite to have passed the final integrative practical exam. The State Exam is of national character and is planned to be taken at the same time in all the Higher Education Centers of the country. 

    Within the Educational Teaching Process, the plan establishes the realization of Curricular Educational Activities, such as the Student Scientific Activity, Knowledge Meetings, Award Exams, Student Assistants Movement and Special Attention to Students of exceptional academic performance. 

    The University also has an extensive program of Extracurricular Educational Activities oriented and directed by the University Extension Departments, which are part of the University life of each student.  


    Prior and upon the student’s arrival to the Republic of Cuba, CubaHeal Inc. will be responsible for coordinating and concluding the following logistical issues:

    Prior to the student’s arrival:

    1. Ensure adequate accommodation in or near the school
    2. Keep constant line of communication with the university’s administration to confirm seat reservation
    3. Arranging for airport pickup

    Upon Student’s arrival:

    1. Airport pickup
    2. An orientation session to familiarize the student with:
      • CubaHeal team;
      • local transportation;
      • Other aspects relating to and city’s facilities as well as relevant immigration and legal laws that must be adhered to in the Republic of Cuba
    3. Establishment of bank
    4. Stand as a permanent point of reference for the student should a need arises
    5. Stand as a permanent point of reference to the student’s relatives overseas should the need arises

    For students interested in the above program, kindly note the following:

    • CubaHeal requests an initial deposit of $ 200 CAD for the submission of all university admittance forms.

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