Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

The DMD program will educate students to become competent dentists, dedicated to serve the community and will practice dentistry with the highest level of ethical and moral standards. The curriculum focuses and emphasizes the importance of research and encourages student participation in research activities. This program is tailored to meet the needs of the dental students in the region.

Goals, outcomes, effectiveness and curriculum practice, prepare a generation of general dental practitioners with clinical competency; produce graduates who possess the knowledge, skills and values to begin the practice of general dentistry serving citizens in UAE or any other geographic location of their practice.

Goals:

  1. Maintain a high standard of dental education, research and services.
  2. Produce competent, confident and high employable dentists. Widening access to higher education by producing highly competent graduates that are capable of carrying out postgraduate studies at local and international universities.
  3. Enable graduates to develop their capacity to learn and to become independent learners. Provide broad based scientifically strong education in dentistry that equips the graduates to enter all areas of the profession and to adapt to changes that may occur during their professional life.
  4. Produce graduates who are able to communicate and deliver dental care both in community and hospital settings.
  5. Ensure that students acquire clear understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities towards their communities and humanity at large.
  6. Participating in the process of improving and implementing oral health care in UAE in cooperation with public and private sectors.
  7. Cooperating with local and international dental education and research centers in the field of research in order to enhance scientific knowledge in oral medicine and dental health care.
  8. Participating in local and international scientific meetings.

Vision

The Vision of the College of Dentistry is to be nationally prominent in Dental education, research and service and merit international recognition for quality in education, research and service.

Mission

The DMD program aims to promote dental education and enhance dental practice through a broad spectrum of knowledge, simulations and clinical practice. It aims to prepare a generation of general dental practitioners with clinical competency, possessing the knowledge, skills, and values to begin the practice of general dentistry serving UAE citizens or at any other geographic location of their choice

Admission requirements for DMD program (AY2020-21)

  1. The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
  2. All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st of December in the year of admission.
  3. The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as follow:
  • 1100 in Emirates Standardized Language Test (EmSAT)
  • 500 in TOEFL (CBT 173 – iBT 61)
  • 5.0 in IELTS for Academic
  • 44 in PTE A
  • B2 in Cambridge ESOL /
  • or equivalent in any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE
  1. Applicants from various educational systems must comply with the minimum requirements listed below:
Country Education System Minimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for DMD program
UAE UAE

(Advanced Track/Stream or Abu Dhabi Education Council criteria)

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 80% in the 12th Grade.

Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

India Indian State Board or

Indian Central Board-CBSE/ICSE

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 60% in the 12th Grade.

Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

Pakistan Bangladesh Pakistan Board
Bangladeshi Board
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% in the 12th Grade.

Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

UK IGCSE/GCE Student should have been studied all the 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in O Level with a Minimum of:

·         ‘C’ in all ‘O’ level subjects and

·         ‘C’ any of the two Science subjects in AS level or ‘D’ in any of the two Science in A Level

Science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

ECTS International
Baccalaureate
Student should have secured an overall minimum 24 points.

 

(Must have at least 2 Science subjects (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)

USA American Diploma Student should have secured an overall minimum score of 80%.

Student should complete all Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in 10th ,11th, 12th Grades).

(SAT (Chem / Math) to be completed for equivalency)

Africa WAEC

NECO

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% in the 12th Grade.

Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in 10th,11th, 12th Grades).

  • Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 80% as per International Grade Conversion Table published by World Education System.
  1. Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems must submit an Equivalency Certificate of their High School certificate from Ministry of Education, UAE.
  2. Applicants who did not study the science subjects (Biology or Chemistry or Physics) in Grade 12, may register for the preparatory course offered by the University.
  3. All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which includes Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and personal interview.
  4. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.
  • As a General Dentist
    • In Private practice
    • In Public Health facilities and centers
  • In an academic Position
  • As a researcher