DDS in Dentistry / Program Overview

Ø Background to the program and subject area:
The School of dentistry plays an important role in dental health education and promotion not only among dental health care providers, but also in the local community. The School’s philosophy is to provide up-to-date and evidence-based dental knowledge, and to promote dental health care in the society through research and continuous education programs. The School focuses on the development of prevention programs for common dental and oral health problems prevalent in the local and regional communities, and at the same time educating about the health problems prevalent in other parts of the world.
Ø Vision statements of the program:
A leading and influential school in the education and development of dental sciences, respected on the regional and international levels.
Ø Mission statements of the program:
To graduate qualified dentists equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies required, by providing a learning and research environment according to the highest quality standards.

Ø Program Aims:
- Provide the student with up-to-date and detailed comprehensive knowledge of basic medical sciences to be able to understand and manage medically-compromised patients, especially with the increase in life expectancy and the subsequent increase in the numbers of older patients suffering from chronic medical problems.
- Provide the student with knowledge in basic and clinical dental sciences with an emphasis on the evidence-based state-of-the-art practices. Hence, providing the society with highly qualified professionals who are capable and committed to oral and dental health, and who can continue to advance their careers through lifelong learning.
- To boost the students’ potential for future specialization and graduate studies through the introduction of the basics of scientific research and the presentation of the new advancements and techniques in the different specialties.
- Provide the students with the essential knowledge about the local and regional communities to help them understand and be able to manage the health problems in their communities, with an emphasis on preventive dentistry and the impact of improving oral and dental health on the society and its development.
- To recruit, retain, support and develop faculty and staff devoted to providing high quality teaching, enforcing ethical conduct, producing highly-ranked research and serving their communities.                  
- To promote scientific research in different fields of dentistry.
- To ensure constructive interaction through strengthening academic ties among dentists, and with local and global communities.