The DPU Dental Clinic in Krems
The DPU Dental Clinic in Krems is adjacent to the main building of the Danube Private University and equipped with 52 DENTSPLY SIRONA dental treatment units and an operating room from which surgeries can be streamed live to the lecture halls for its undergraduate and postgraduate students to follow. During the integrated treatment course of the 72-week practicum that they are required to complete as part of the programme's compulsory clinical components ("Pflichtenheft"), the students apply state-of-the-art treatment methods based on the principle of diagnosis and case-oriented, center-overlapping treatment planning. The intensive support provided by a fixed team of dentists assigned for each semester allows the students to practice the best possible evidence-based dentistry under the academic guidance of experienced professors, senior and assistant dentists and doctors. They can also make use of x-ray equipment to make panoramic tomographic images (orthopantomograms) and digital volume tomograms.
The technical dental work for the patients of the DPU Dental Clinic in Krems will be performed by master and assistant dental technicians in the DPU’s own industrial-grade laboratory and partner dental laboratories, in cooperation with the Center for “Digital Technologies in Dentistry and CAD/CAM. The candidati med. dent. are therefore able to focus entirely on their profession — the treatment of patients — during the clinical stage of study.
The DPU has two research centers: the Center of Natural and Cultural History under University Professor Dr. Kurt Alt and the Center for Digital Technologies in Dentistry and CAD/CAM under University Professor Dr. Constantin von See, both with internationally acclaimed publications with high impact factors. These research focuses result in international research projects with about 30 renowned partner universities throughout the world and cooperating companies in the dental industry.
Dental Practice of the Future
Technical Equipment: The DPU is characterized by a very high level of digitally networked dental devices and equipment. The digital workflow, for example, between radiology, implant planning and working chairside, is thereby integrated directly into the teaching and conveyed to the students with a practical orientation. The areas of dental practice organization and material management are also networked, and therefore fulfil the requirements of a modern information system, instrument preparation and patient administration.
Processes: Quality management within the practical work the continuous improvement process are integrated in the clinical processes and teaching, and supported professionally by the corresponding bodies. The manufacturing methods for prosthetic restoration represent the technical state of the art. The linking of scientific testing for new methods and comparative process management also deserves a special mention.
Devices: The DPU is equipped with state-of-the-art technical equipment. The students complete their training on this equipment and are able to use it for the benefit of the patients. Working on the patient chairside and intraoral scanning are taught with the help of various devices. The software training on the technical devices allows for a high standard of training in the teaching of students.