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Dentistry, Department

Medizinische Fakultät

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Medizinische Fakultät
Pauwelsstraße 30
D-52074 Aachen
Telephone: +49 241 80-89165

RWTH Aachen
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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Provision of instruments pre-clinical

yes, mainly free of costs

Provision of instruments for clinical studies

yes, mainly free of costs

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

9/12 points


Publications per professor


Habilitation treatises in ten years


Citations per publication


Third party funds per professor

166,400 €

Doctorates per professor


Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Research orientation
Offers for career orientation
Support for stays abroad
Dentist's Chairs
Phantom Heads
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Cooperation between the disciplines within the framework of the synoptic. Treatment concept; short referral paths between cons and orthodontics, integrated treatment planning in the 1st clinical course. Integration of digital dentistry (Opt. Impression systems, chair side fabrication of restorations) + implant prosthetics into the clinical courses. Student participation in clinical trials. Skill Profiles in Digit. ZM + implants and implant prosthetics. Intensive use of digital media + teaching formats for pre-clinical and clinical training.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Just as medical students have the bvmd (Bundesvertretung von Medizin Studierende), dentistry has the Verb and Zahnmedizinischer Austauschdienst (ZAD). Aachen has had a Local exchange officer (LEO) on behalf of the ZAD for a relatively short time. These structures are very similar in the bvmd and ZAD, similar tasks, anchored in the student council.

Treatment- and Simulation-units

53 dental chairs, 42 phantom heads

Special features regarding research activities

Biomaterials research; laser technology; implantology; microbiology and immunology; networking with engineering and natural sciences; periodontal remodelling after tooth movement, CAD/CAM in orthodontics, biological aspects of tooth movement

Other special features

Medical reference library; laptops for loan; free, university-wide WiFi access; computer rooms, online examinations, registration and evaluation of the classes; e-media skills lab; AIXTRA Dental; modern classrooms, new microscopes; teaching in small groups; simulation patients; didactic training for lecturers; innovative teaching projects; articulators and headgear for loan, 24h training in a phantom room.

Further information on research activities




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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements


Value in percent

Value in points


Thousand Euro

Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service