Faculty of dentistry

Faculty of dentistry

Aitbek Karibzhanov

Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Chair of Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry of the NJSC “AMU”.
Born in 1962 in the city of Semipalatinsk, KazSSR. Graduate of the pediatric faculty of the Semipalatinsk State Medical Institute. In 1996 he defended his thesis on the topic “Vegetative and immunological disorders in enuresis and their dynamics in the process of treatment with the use of laser reflexotherapy”.
Until 1999, he held the positions of assistant and associate professor of the Chair of Pediatric Diseases of the Semipalatinsk State Medical Academy. In the period from 1999 to 2003, he worked as an assistant professor at the Chair of Pediatric Diseases No.1 of the Akmola State Medical Academy. Over the years, he headed the faculties at the Astana Medical University: the Faculty of Secondary Medical Education (2003-2006), the Faculty of Biomedical, Preventive Medicine and Pharmaceuticals (2006-2008), the Faculty of Pediatrics and Oriental Medicine (2008-2010), the Faculty Public Health, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing (2011-2018) From 2019 to the present, he has been working as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry.
Author of more than 40 scientific publications. He has badges:
1) “Excellent healthcare worker of Kazakhstan”, 2011.
2) “For contribution to the healthcare development”, 2021.

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History of creation

The course of dentistry was formed in 1970. For 14 years Associate Professor V.S. Bondar, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in 1984, headed it. He published 88 scientific papers, made several rational proposals, received two copyright certificates.
Since 1981, Associate Professor T.U. Batyrov, who published 40 scientific papers, prepared a large number of methodological recommendations. Together with the Almaty Medical University, scientific work was carried out to improve emergency dental care in Kazakhstan.
In July 2002 (07/08/2002), according to order No. 535 of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Faculty of Dentistry was opened at the Kazakh State Medical Academy. This event was an important step in the organization of dental education in the new capital of Kazakhstan.
The first curator of the Faculty of Dentistry was Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor Sholpan Shakirovna Donenbayeva, who arrived in 2002 from Almaty. Behind Sholpan Shakirovna was a great experience in teaching and medical activities at the Faculty of Dentistry of the Kazakh National Medical University named S.D. Asfendiyarov, as well as to study the methods of teaching dentists abroad (Turkey).
In 2003, at the invitation of the management of the university, a prominent dental scientist, doctor of medical sciences, professor Maksut Abuovich Temirbayev came from Almaty. Maksut Abuovich organized and headed the then only department of united dentistry and was appointed curator of the Faculty of Dentistry. A great contribution to the organization of the faculty and the first dental chair was made by candidate of medical sciences, associate professor T.U. Batyrov, who worked at the Kazakh State Medical Academy for more than 20 years before the opening of the faculty. From Almaty, together with Professor M.A. Temirbayev the first teachers of the chair arrived in Astana – associate professors, candidates of medical sciences S.A. Atabayev, A.M. Sumanova, candidate of medical sciences A.E. Urazayeva, who had experience in the chair of surgical and therapeutic dentistry of the Kazakh National Medical University named after S.Zh. Asfendiyarov. The chair was also replenished with experienced doctors from practical healthcare – assistants S.Zh. Alimzhanov, A.A. Adilbekov, S.I .Kilibayev, G.O. Okhas.
In subsequent years, new employees who worked in medical universities in the city were accepted into the staff of the chair in Karaganda and Almaty: Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor A.M. Yeslyamgalieva, Candidate of Medical Sciences T.M. Urazalina, Candidate of Medical Sciences A.B. Syzdykova, Candidate of Medical Sciences M.U. Raganin, assistants Zh.Zh. Zhilkibayeva, M.B. Seitova, A.S. Yessimbekov, B.B. Kozhakov, etc.
The Chair of Therapeutic and Surgical Dentistry was organized on March 1, 2007. The head of the Chair was PhD A.Zh. Zhumadilova.
In connection with the change in the structure of the university, since September 2019, all undergraduate specialties have been divided into separate faculties, and Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor Aitbek Karibzhanov was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry.


Provision of qualified personnel of the dental profile.


Students study in educational buildings, ECC Dentistry, at the clinical sites of the university and other health facilities. In the learning process, a large role is given to the independent work of students. Students get acquainted with the rights and obligations, the rules of living in a hostel, current orders and instructions, the Academic Policy and the Code of Ethics for students. As part of the educational work, conversations are held about the culture of behavior, the prevention of corruption and offenses. The activity of the faculty is carried out in accordance with the legislative norms of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the regulations on the faculty of NAO MUA, job descriptions.
To date, the chairs of the faculty are actively introducing innovative teaching methods into the educational process, new forms of control, modern methods of preventing and treating diseases, expanding international cooperation with foreign partners in educational and clinical activities, actively attracting students to research work. Every year the geography of academic mobility of students and teaching staff is expanding, the number of universities both in Kazakhstan and abroad, with which memorandums of cooperation are concluded, is increasing.
Faculty students participate in republican and international conferences, in various events and academic mobility programs, and are engaged in volunteer activities.


To date, the specialty “Dentistry” is accredited by the NAAR agency. Post-accreditation monitoring was carried out in September 2019.
Employees of the chairs actively improve their pedagogical and medical qualifications (100%); undergo training and internships (Austria, Russia, Spain, Kazakhstan and other countries); they are members of public and professional associations (Euro-Asian Society for Infectious Diseases, International Head and Neck Association, Kazakhstan Association of Dermatovenerologists, Charitable Foundation “Kobelek Balalar”, Kazakhstan Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Plastic Surgery, Kazakhstan Dental Association); participate in conferences of republican and international level; they are the authors of a large number of publications and abstracts (Web of Science or Scopus, republican journals and publications from other countries).
The teaching staff of the chairs provide advisory and practical assistance to medical organizations / healthcare entities (visits to the regions, expert work, consultations, operations, training, development and implementation of innovative diagnostic and treatment methods, joint projects, development of clinical protocols, etc.).
In the Rating of educational programs conducted by NCE RK “Atameken”, the educational program B087 - Dentistry of the NJSC “Astana Medical University” took first place according to the results of 2021.


Beybistshilik str. 49а
2-floor, office No.208.
Phone No.:8(7172)539-434, 539-572
e-mail: karibzhanov.a@amu.kz

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