The Danube Private University has integrated the teaching methodology of "Problem Based Learning" throughout its course structure. Emphasis is placed on getting the student in touch with patients at an early stage and exposing them to "Problem Based Learning (PBL)" tasks, which are typical of those tasks encountered in the every day dental praxis. Exposure to such teaching and training enables students to develop analytical skills, helping them to identify, question and solve problems.
Students will acquire practical experience through the obligatory preclinical and clinical training sessions. These are carried out at practical training clinics and outpatient departments as well as at the Danube Private University Clinic (which will be opened in 2010). Areas of focus include the professional cleaning of teeth, prophylaxis care, traditional preservative-restorative actions, oral surgery, periodontics, implantology and orthodontics.
Internationally renowned visiting professors will teach special fields within the block schedule during the preclinical phase, and clinical parts of the course.
(This takes place as an add-on to the practical trainings at the own fully-equipped DPU dental clinic. The latter has 50 phantom chairs for the digitally monitored introduction to the clinic, 50 treatment units and human resources made up of dental assistants as well as special phantom service reactions. )