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Hungary Report

Nature of OMFS

Medical diploma or double degree
(both MF and DOMFS programmes exist)

The speciality of OMFS is part of the faculty of medicine

Timing of second degree (if any)
Dentistry or medicine first (individual)
Length of specialty training
6 yrs
Number of OMFS specialists
Number of OMFS trainees
Number of OMFS training rotations
not applicable
Major (Hub) units
National Specialty Assoc.
Magyar Arc-, Állcsont- és Szájsebészeti Társaság
Contact for specialty association
Dr. Zsolt NÉMETH
Semmelweis Egyetem, Fogorvostudományi Kar Arc-Állcsont-Szájsebészeti és Fogászati Klinika
1085 Budapest, Mária u. 52.
Tel.: 003612660456
Medical Assoc (confirming status)

Magyar Orvostársaságok és Egyesületek Szövetsége (MOTESZ)
1083 Budapest, Szigony u. 43.
Tel.: 00361312-3807

Section representative
Dr. Zsolt NÉMETH
Board representative
Dr. Zsolt NÉMETH
Oral Surgery

Number of oral surgeons

This means: dentoalveolar surgeons

(the speciality of Oral Surgery is part of the faculty of dentistry)

In hospital practice: 40
In office practice: 350

Oral surgery training duration
Dentoalveolar surgery: 36 months

Update on national scene - Yes

Changes since last year

The Hungarian Government has decided on reforming the system of medical specialty training in Hungary. This includes preparing the reinvention of oral and maxillofacial specialist training as well. The proposed substantial changes have been discussed on various forums and are established in compliance with the health administration. The previous 6-year training system was based on a single medical degree and included 2000 hours of dental training without obtaining a dental degree. The most important element of the proposed 4-year system is that it is based on double medical and dental degrees compulsorily. If the candidate successfully passes the board exam at the end of the specialist training, obtaining the dental degree on top of the medical degree would be free of charge. Formerly, this was only possible if the candidate has payed the tuition fee for the second degree. During graduate dental training, the candidates would receive a government grant as well. A maximum of 8 candidates would be accepted into the program every year, providing adequate supply of junior professionals. The health administration is keen on supporting this profession.

The candidates would gradually obtain partial competencies during their training. The 4-year training can be divided into two main phases: residency training and specialist candidate training. The first two years of residency training would be based on emergency medicine, trauma surgery, and dentoalveolar surgery, while the second two years of specialist candidate training would mostly include surgical management of malignancies and craniofacial surgery. Completing a standardized surgical “catalogue” would be a mandatory part of the training.

The proposed changes are aimed at reaching European standards of specialist training, thus, creating Hungarian oral and maxillofacial surgeons who are on the same level as their European colleagues.

No changes
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