Institute of Education

ACTA provides the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam’s six-year Dentistry programme. In the context of this educational activity, ACTA’s objective is to provide a basic, comprehensive dental programme, while focusing on the students’ learning process. In addition, ACTA is committed to making provision for the continuing education of dental scientists and practicing dentists. By extension, this involves the delivery of various courses and postgraduate programmes to keep individuals’ knowledge up to date, and to enhance and promote their expertise.

Theory & Practice

Dentistry is a medical/technical specialism. Accordingly, the programme provides a combination of theoretical and practical training. To this end, ACTA is committed to furnishing students with an optimum learning environment, through the use of quality facilities and a range of teaching methods. The theoretical training includes medical, social, and dental subjects.

Academic training is another important aspect of the curriculum. The practical training consists of dealing with patients, and providing treatment. Under the guidance of experienced dentist-lecturers, this training gives dental students experience in different areas of dentistry.

Effective learning situation

ACTA endeavours to achieve an interplay between theory and practice in which the knowledge and insight gained are applied in everyday situations. In this way, ACTA creates an effective learning situation that prepares students for their duties as a health care provider and/or scientific researcher.

The Dentistry programme is subject to a registration limit. As a result, students are selected for one of three study programmes in the Netherlands by means of a national lottery.

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