عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
The aim of this paper is to review integration experience in general dentistry curriculum in the world universities in the twenty-first century and advantage of it to review the same curriculum in Iran. In this study, a qualitative method is used. First, by library research and the analysis and interpretation of data, integration of the dental curriculum were some prestigious universities in the world. Then an image of the situation of Iran was present. In the end of, examined the ways of using international experience to improve the curricula of dental in Iran. Findings show that two types of dental curriculum integration in the first decade of the twenty-first century have been used: horizontal and vertical integration. In terms of numbers vertical integration has more used. Combining the benefits of a long period of six years in dentistry is very significant. It benefits from an educational perspective to facilitate learning, continuing retention, recall and precision speed related application, that each of them is sufficient to review the curriculum of the field. In addition, these empirical grounds, as well as alignment with international pressure and respond to social needs and adapt to labor market conditions, due to the revised curriculum is based on a combination of criteria, necessary and inevitable effects.