Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

Program Description and Local Accreditation

The Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) is a 5 year undergraduate competency-based program spanning over 10 semesters, offering a total of 190 credits.  DMD program was initially accredited in 2008 and received final accreditation in 2018 by Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, UAE. The DMD curriculum focuses on achieving the required outcomes through an integrated learning experience. Our faculty and staff are dedicated towards academia, professional development, research, and community service. They are committed to provide student-centered instructions to help students in achieving academic excellence.

Pre-clinical training is offered in state of art dental simulation laboratories and the clinical training is offered in a JCI accredited Thumbay Dental Hospitals. Students can choose to undertake elective training within the country or across the globe to widen their experience. There are three branches of Thumbay Dental Hospitals located in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.

The college also offers a one-year internship program for GMU and non-GMU graduates. This program is tailored to provide the maximum clinical exposure to the dental students in the region.

The college is in collaboration with reputed and prestigious international universities like Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan, Kiehl University in Germany, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences in India, San Raffaele Dental School in Italy, British University and Ain Shams University in Egypt.

 

Chair/Program coordinator

  • Prof. Hesham Marei, Dean College of Dentistry

 

Program learning outcomes

Competency

Domains

Program Learning Outcomes
Professionalism PLO1 1.1 Demonstrate an appropriate caring behavior towards patients.

1.2 Apply ethical and legal standards in the provision of dental care.

1.3 Practice within one’s scope of competence and consult with or refer to professional colleagues when indicated.

 

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

PLO2 2.1 Apply appropriate interpersonal and communication skills that allow the effective delivery of dental treatment.

2.2 Apply principles of stress and behavioral management in patient-centered health care.

2.3 Share information and professional knowledge with both the patient and other professionals, verbally and in writing.

Health Promotion PLO3 3.1 Provide prevention and oral health education to the whole community.

3.2 Participate with dental team members and other health care professionals in the management of primary oral health care and health promotion for all patients.

Practice Management PLO4 4.1 Apply the principles of risk management, including appropriate record keeping in patient care.

4.2 Demonstrate effective business, financial management, and human resource skills.

4.3 Apply quality assurance concepts in dental practice management.

4.4 Comply with local, state, and federal regulations, including MOH&DHA.

Patient Care PLO5 5.1 Perform an extra-oral and intra-oral examination appropriate to the patient, including assessment of vital signs, and the recording of those findings.

5.2 Complete and chart a comprehensive oral hard and soft tissue examination.

5.3 Obtain and interpret patient/medical data including diagnostic images and other special investigations and use these findings to accurately assess and manage all patients.

5.4 Recognize the manifestations of systemic disease and how the disease and its management may affect the delivery of dental care.

5.5 Formulate a diagnosis, comprehensive treatment plan, and/or referral plan for the management of patients.

5.6 Employing appropriate techniques to manage oro-facial pain, including TMJ disorders, discomfort and psychological distress.

5.7 Prevent, diagnose, and manage periodontal diseases.

5.8 Develop and implement strategies for the clinical assessment and management of caries.

5.9 Perform restorative procedures that preserve tooth structure, replace missing or defective tooth structure, maintain function, esthetic, and promote soft and hard tissue health.

5.10 Perform simple teeth extraction and mange surgical complications.

5.11 Diagnose and manage developmental or acquired occlusal abnormalities.

5.12 Replace missing teeth for the partially or completely edentulous patient.

5.13 Diagnose, identify, and manage pulpal and periradicular diseases.

5.14 Diagnose, identify, and manage oral mucosal, osseous diseases and disorders.

5.15 Evaluate normal and abnormal tooth development, eruption and occlusion of the developing primary, transitional and young permanent dentition and treat simple orthodontic problems.

5.16 Prevent, recognize, and manage medical and dental emergencies.

5.17 Prescribe appropriate medications (antimicrobial therapy, pain killers, mouth wash) that are commonly in use in dentistry.

5.18 Manage the oral health care of the infant, child, adolescent, and adult, as well as the unique needs of women, geriatric, and special needs patients.

5.19 Evaluate outcomes of comprehensive dental care.

5.20 Implement sterilization, disinfection and antisepsis, and cross-infection control in their practice.

 

Cost of studying in the Program

The tuition fees is 126,000 AED including 5% vat.

Prof. Hesham Fathi Marei

Dean, College of Dentistry
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Prof. Hossam Abdelatty Eid Abdelmagyd

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Periodontology and Oral Medicine

Dr. Walid Shaaban Moustafa Elsayed

Associate Dean Academics
Associate Professor of Oral Histopathology

Dr. Sura Ali Ahmed Fuoad Al- Bayati

Chairperson, Department of Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
Associate Professor of Oral Medicine

Dr. Ahmed Atef Aly Shon

Chairperson, Department of Restorative Dental Sciences
Associate Professor of Prosthodontics

Dr. Dusan Surdilovic

Chairperson, Department of Preventive Dental Sciences
Associate Professor of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry

Dr. Pooja Narain Adtani

Chairperson, Department of Basic Medical and Dental Sciences
Assistant Professor of Oral Pathology

Dr. Bassem Mohamed

Associate Professor of Endodontics

Dr. Venkataramana Vannala

Assistant Professor of Orthodontics

Dr. Ahmed Salloum

Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Heba Mohamed Abdelaal

Assistant Professor of Operative Dentistry

Dr. Shakeel S Khazi

Lecturer and Specialist in Prosthodontics

Dr. M Sesha Reddy

Lecturer and Specialist in Periodontics

Dr. Mohammed Shoaib ur Rahman Tippu

Lecturer & Specialist A; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Riham HadjHamou

Lecturer & Specialist in Orthodontics

Dr. L. Ashwin Narayanan

Lecturer & Specialist in Endodontics

Dr. Jovita Lawrence D’souza

Lecturer & Specialist in Periodontics

Dr. Majdolin Nakhal

Dental Instructor

Dr. Lena Adil

Dental Instructor

Dr. Simran Kaur

Clinical Tutor

Dr. Doha Mohamed Fouad

Clinical Tutor

Mr. Abdul Rahoof Narimukkil

Senior Dental Technician

Mr. Prashobh Kandambeth Puthiyapurayil

Dental Technician

Mr. Pradeep John Ekka

Executive Secretary Dean’s Office

Mr. Shahudeen Kader Kolangarakandy

Office Assistant Dean’s Office

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 31stof 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
    • 36 – 44 in PTE A
    • 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 85% in the 12thGrade.

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

India Indian State Board or

Indian Central Board-CBSE/ICSE

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

(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 12thGrade.

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 85%.

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

SAT (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 85% 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. Student should complete Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, in 10th, 11th or 12th Grades).Applicants who did not study the science subjects (Biology or Chemistry or Physics/Math) in 10, 11 or 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 Admission Test, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and personal interview.
  4. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.

Study/Guidance Plan

Semester – 1

Course Title CH LH NLH Pre/ Co-requisite(s) Department
ICU 101 Islamic Culture 2 2 Nil General Education
ANA 101 Anatomy I 3 2 2 Nil Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
HIP 101 General Histopathology I 3 2 2 Nil Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
AHP 101 Arabic for Health Professionals 1 1 Nil General Education
BSE 101 Behavioral Sciences & Ethics 3 3 Nil General Education
ENG 101 English Language 3 3 Nil General Education
CMB 101 Cell & Molecular Biology 3 3 Nil General Education
  TOTAL 18

 

Semester – 2

Course Title CH LH NLH Pre/ Co-requisite(s) Department
ANA 102 Anatomy II: Head & Neck 4 3 2 ANA 101 Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
DAN 102 Dental Anatomy and Occlusion 3 2 2 Nil Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
HPH 102 Human Physiology 4 3 2 Nil Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
BIO 102 Biochemistry 4 3 2 Nil Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
ITE 101 Information Technology 1 2 Nil General Education
USO 101 UAE Society & Cultural Diversity 2 2 Nil General Education
HIP 102 General Histopathology II 3 2 2 HIP 101 Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
TOTAL 21

 

Semester – 3

Course Title CH LH NLH Pre/ Co- requisite(s) Department
MIC 201 Microbiology & Immunology 4 3 2 Nil Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
OHP 201 Oral Histopathology I 3 2 2 HIP 102 Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
PHA 201 Pharmacology 4 4 0 HPH 102 Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
DMA 201 Dental Materials 3 2 2 Nil Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
GMD 201 General Medicine 3 2 2 Nil Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
GSR 201 General Surgery & ENT 3 2 2 Nil Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
BIS 101 Biostatistics 3 2 2 Nil General Education
  TOTAL 23

 

Semester – 4

Course Title CH LH NLH Pre/ Co-requisite(s) Department
ORD 202 Oral Radiology I 2 1 2 Nil Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
OHP 202 Oral Histopathology II 3 2 2 OHP 201 Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
OPD 202 Operative Dentistry I 3 2 3 DMA 201 Restorative Dental Sciences
RPR 202 Removable Prosthodontics I 3 2 3 Nil Restorative Dental Sciences
FPR 202 Fixed Prosthodontics I 3 2 3 Nil Restorative Dental Sciences
END 202 Endodontics I 3 2 3 Nil Restorative Dental Sciences
ORT 202 Orthodontics I 2 1 3 Nil Preventive Dental Sciences
CDE 202 Community Dentistry I 1 1 0 Nil Preventive Dental Sciences
RME 202 Research Methodology 2 1 3 BIS 101 Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
  TOTAL 22

 

Semester – 5

Course Title CR LH NLH Pre/Corequisite(s) Department
OHP 301 Oral Histopathology III 3 2 2 OHP 202 Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
ORT 301 Orthodontics II 2 1 3 ORT 202 Preventive Dental Sciences
CDE 301 Community Dentistry II 1 1 0 CDE 202 Preventive Dental Sciences
LAN 301 Local Anesthesia 1 1 0 Nil Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
OPD 301 Operative Dentistry II 3 2 3 OPD 202 Restorative Dental Sciences
END 301 Endodontics II 3 2 3 END 202 Restorative Dental Sciences
FPR 301 Fixed Prosthodontics II 3 2 3 FPR 202 Restorative Dental Sciences
RPR 301 Removable Prosthodontics II 3 2 3 RPR 202 Restorative Dental Sciences
REP 301 Research Project 2 0 6 RME 402 Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
  TOTAL 21

 

Semester – 6

Course Title CH LH NLH Pre/Corequisite(s) Department
OSR 302 Oral Surgery I 2 1 3 LAN 301 Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
OPD 302 Operative Dentistry III 2 1 3 OPD 301 Restorative Dental Sciences
END 302 Endodontics III 2 1 3 END 301 Restorative Dental Sciences
FPR 302 Fixed Prosthodontics III 2 1 3 FPR 301 Restorative Dental Sciences
RPR 302 Removable Prosthodontics III 2 1 3 RPR 301 Restorative Dental Sciences
PER 302 Periodontics I 2 1 2 Nil Preventive Dental Sciences
ODG 302 Oral Diagnosis 3 2 3 ORD 202 Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
ORT 302 Orthodontics III 2 1 3 ORT 301 Preventive Dental Sciences
ETH 302 Ethical & Medico-legal Aspects of Dentistry 2 2 0 Nil Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
ORD 302 Oral Radiology II 2 1 3 ORD 202 Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
TOTAL 21

 

Semester – 7

Course Title CH LH NLH Pre/Corequisite(s) Department
OPD 401 Operative Dentistry IV 2 1 3 OPD 302 Restorative Dental Sciences
END 401 Endodontics IV 2 1 3 END 302 Restorative Dental Sciences
FPR 401 Fixed Prosthodontics IV 2 1 3 FPR 302 Restorative Dental Sciences
RPR 401 Removable Prosthodontics IV 2 1 3 RPR 302 Restorative Dental Sciences
PER 401 Periodontics II 2 1 3 PER 302 Preventive Dental Sciences
OSR 401 Oral Surgery II 2 1 3 OSR 302 Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
PDN 401 Preventive Dentistry 2 1 2 Nil Preventive Dental Sciences
ORT 401 Orthodontics IV 2 1 3 ORT 302 Preventive Dental Sciences
MCP 401 Medically Compromised Patient and Medical Emergency 3 2 3 Nil Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
  TOTAL 19

 

Semester – 8

Course Title CR LH NLH Pre/Corequisite(s) Department
PER 402 Periodontics III 1 1 0 PER 401 Preventive Dental Sciences
OSR 402 Oral Surgery III 2 2 0 OSR 401 Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
COC 402 Clinical Occlusion 2 2 0 Nil Restorative Dental Sciences
OME 402 Oral Medicine I 2 2 0 GMD 201 Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
CCD 402 Comprehensive Care Dentistry I 4 0 12 OPD 401, END 401,FPR 401, RPR 401, PER 401, OSR 401 Restorative Dental Sciences
DPM 402 Dental Practice Management 2 2 0 Nil Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
DPH 402 Dental Photography 1 1 0 Nil Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
  TOTAL 14

 

Semester – 9

Course Title CR LH NLH Pre/Corequisite(s) Department
OME 501 Oral Medicine II 2 2 0 OME 402 Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
DDP 501 Digital Dentistry and 3D Printing 2 2 0 Nil Restorative Dental Sciences
PER 501 Periodontics IV 1 1 0 PER 402 Preventive Dental Sciences
PED 501 Pediatric Dentistry I 4 2 6 All Previous Clinical Courses Preventive Dental Sciences
CCD 501 Comprehensive Care Dentistry II 4 12 CCD 402 Restorative Dental Sciences
IMP 501 Implantology 2 1 3 Nil Restorative Dental Sciences
FOD 501 Forensic Odontology 1 1 0 Nil Basic Medical & Dental Sciences
TOTAL 16

 

Semester – 10

Course Title CH LH NLH Pre/ Corequisite(s) Department
CCD 502 Comprehensive Care Dentistry III 4 0 12 CCD 501 Restorative Dental Sciences
PER 502 Periodontics V 1 1 0 PER 501 Preventive Dental Sciences
PED 502 Pediatric Dentistry II 4 2 6 PED 501 Preventive Dental Sciences
GER 502 Geriatrics Dentistry 1 1 0 Nil Diagnostic and Surgical Dental Sciences
RPR 502 Advanced Prosthodontics V 2 2 0 RPR 401, FPR 401 Restorative Dental Sciences
ISE 101 Entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability 3 3 0 Nil General Education
TOTAL 15

 

Course Descriptions

Semester 1

ICU 101: Islamic Culture The course introduces the learner to the concepts and beliefs in Islam that form the basics of Islamic culture. The students are expected to identify the differences, compare values, and preferences in Islamic culture with the existing ones. The course consists of a general review of Islam as a religion and as an approach to life. The objective of this course is to enable the student to demonstrate awareness of the effects of culture upon interpersonal communications and to interact appropriately with the culture of the colleague/patient.

ANA 101: Anatomy I The Human Anatomy course covers the skeleton including the skull, vertebral column, upper limbs, and thorax with the accent on the development of nose, lips, oral cavity, cranium, salivary glands, and pharynx. It also includes information about the viscera of the thorax and abdomen with their blood and nerve supply. The course also gives information about human embryology: the gametogenesis, fertilization and the embryological development of the face, nose, lips, oral cavity, jaws, brachial arches and their derivatives, cranium, vertebrae, temporormandibular joint, teeth, salivary glands, pituitary gland, pharynx, respiratory tract and blood vessels of head and neck. The use of computer software is vital in teaching this course.

HIP 101: General Histopathology I General Histopathology I is a foundation course that covers the histological and pathological basis of normal and diseased tissue that includes morphological changes in tissues caused by various disease processes. It begins with an introduction to Histopathology followed by detailed learning of the ultramicroscopic structures of the cell and their functioning simultaneously understanding the process of cellular injury, cell death, and adaptation. The course highlights the ultramicroscopic structure of normal epithelium and connective tissue. Histology topics concomitantly merge with pathological processes such as inflammation and wound healing. The use of computer software is fundamental in teaching this course.

AHP 101: Arabic for Health Professionals The course is designed for both Arabic and non-Arabic speakers to enable them to communicate in health professional settings. Many role plays will help students of basic and advanced levels at the same time to understand each other’s problems while speaking to the person with language limitations of any kind. The course will enable nonnative speakers to acquire basic knowledge of greetings and simple communication with patients. All students will function as an effective team member and contribute to peer learning.

BSE 101: Behavioral Sciences & Ethics An overview of the main topics in general psychology includes the biological basis of behavior and mental processes: sensation and perception: learning: motivation: intelligence, human development: personality and behavioral disorders. The course covers sociological concepts such as socialization, social factors, social groups and leadership, culture and health, social security, changing trends of family and community, Social trends. It will enable students to demonstrate appropriate human behavior in the social context.

ENG 101: English Language The course provides intensive instruction in the writing process focusing on the organization of ideas in well-developed expository and argumentative essays with an emphasis on developing vocabulary and writing examination answers. In the process, the students will be able to document their learning experiences effectively. This course prepares students to be proficient in spoken and written English. It is intended to improve the way of the use of the English language as a basic tool for professional communications.

CMB 101: Cell and Molecular Biology This course will introduce dental students to the ultrastructure and function of the human cell. It includes the study of structure and functions of cell and cell organelles, protein function and structure, how the cell read the genome, cell signaling, cytoskeleton, and cell division. This course provides the basic knowledge required to understand the pathophysiological aspects of human disease that will be explained in other dental courses.

Semester 2

ANA 102: Anatomy II: Head & Neck The course covers the exhaustive Anatomy of the head and the neck regarding bones, and soft parts. The bony parts comprise the anatomy of the skull and cranium, jaws, parietal, frontal, sphenoid, ethmoid, vomer, nasal, zygomatic, temporal, lacrimal bones, and nasal conchae. The soft parts cover scalp and temple (muscles, vessels, and nerves), anterior and posterior triangles, suboccipital triangles, muscles, vessels and fascia of the neck, face and facial muscles, nose, ear, eye, pharynx and larynx, deep dissection of neck, thyroid, parathyroid, brain, cranial nerves, spinal cord and meninges, muscles of mastication, temporal and submandibular region, the parotid, sublingual and submandibular salivary glands.

DAN 102: Dental Anatomy and Occlusion This course provides an introduction to dental anatomy, terminology, dental formulas, dental notation systems, a detailed description of the chronology and morphology of each tooth, anatomical variations, dental arches alignment, and an introduction to occlusion as well as forensic dentistry. The laboratory part will comprise anatomical wax carving of teeth. This course is fundamental for students to give information on the comparative anatomy of teeth with their anatomical abnormalities.

HPH 102: Human Physiology This course helps the students in identifying the functions of different organs of the body. It provides information on cell physiology, extracellular fluid, homeostasis, and transport across the cell membrane, blood gases, and acid-base physiological aspects. Also, it covers blood and its constituents, hemorrhage, and coagulation. It describes hemodynamics, physiological properties of the cardiac muscle, ECG, cardiac output, blood pressure, heart rate, vasomotor center, shock, and special circulation. In addition, it covers the physiology of respiratory, excretory systems, endocrine system, reproductive system, GIT as well as CNS. This course also provides information on the influence of diet on oral structures as well as the effect of hormones on oral tissues and saliva.

BIO 102: Biochemistry This course provides knowledge of properties and mechanism of action of enzymes and coenzymes, factors affecting enzyme activity (pH and temperature), different types of enzyme inhibitions and regulations, isoenzymes, and diagnostic enzymology. It also covers the biochemical reactions and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Moreover, it provides knowledge on functions, sources, and deficiency symptoms of minerals, vitamins, and macronutrients relevant to clinical dentistry and nutritional counseling. Biochemistry of saliva and sugar metabolism in relation to enamel, dentine, dental plaque, and caries process has also been included. The topics of nucleotide (DNA and RNA) metabolism, DNA replication and repair, RNA and protein synthesis, and DNA based techniques are also covered. Laboratory sessions help in understanding the principles and importance of estimation of blood calcium, phosphate, glucose, lipids, and proteins. The course also focuses on the principles and interpretation of restriction fragment length polymorphism using restriction enzymes and probes. The course provides the student with the knowledge of Biochemistry preparing him/her to comprehend other courses of dentistry.

ITE 101: Information Technology This course aims to develop an effective literature search, scientific writing, and presentation skills. It intends to enable the students to understand the various types of scientific literature available, perform an effective literature search, write a review on a scientific topic, prepare effective tables and graphs, and present effective oral and poster presentations. The student will be made aware of plagiarism as well. Students will be able to demonstrate skills in searching for a topic using various learning resources and databases (information literacy skills).

USO 101: UAE Society and Cultural Diversity This course focuses on the unique nature of the UAE society and its political, geographical, cultural, demographical, and social aspects. It highlights the Emirati perspective of contemporary global changes. This course allows the students to explore the Emirati society in the global context. The students will be able to get an insight into the unique political, geographical, cultural, demographical, and social aspects of the UAE society. They will use this knowledge in their interpersonal dealings with the individual members of this community when they meet them in the work-related settings or the community. Students will develop an awareness of cultural diversity advantages and disadvantages and discuss cultural, social, and communication sensitivities and will be able to relate themselves to a global context.

HIP 102: General Histopathology II The course is a continuation of general histopathology I and covers the histological and pathological basis of normal and diseased tissue which include the morphological changes in tissues that are caused by various disease processes. It begins with the neoplastic transformation of cells to the process of carcinogenesis. The course also highlights the normal muscular tissue, muscles of mastication, the lip and tongue along with the normal histology of salivary glands, vascular tissue, nervous tissue, liver, and kidney. Histology topics concomitantly merge with genetic and pediatric diseases, autoimmune disorders and hypersensitivity reactions, nerve injury, and hemodynamic disorders, infectious diseases, environmental and nutritional disorders.

Semester 3

MIC 201: Microbiology and Immunology This course provides an understanding of the fundamental characteristics of microorganisms and the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of various infectious diseases with special emphasis on systemic bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology. It also deals with the structure & function of the immune system, cell interactions, antibody formation, antigen-antibody reactions/hypersensitivity reactions, transplantation & tumor immunity, cell-mediated immunity, and biological effects of immunological reactions. The aspect of oral and clinical microbiology is also highlighted.

OHP 201: Oral Histopathology I This course covers the growth and development of head, face, palate, tongue, teeth, and jaws. Besides, this course covers developmental disturbances of dento-oral and para-oral structures including hereditary disorders, congenital abnormalities, odontogenic and non-odontogenic cysts, and general infections. Emphasize is placed on the demonstration of microscopic sections of oral lesions in the laboratory that aids in understanding the histopathology and the concurrent management to be planned.

PHA 201: Pharmacology This course covers information on universal principles of pharmacology, with special accent on dental therapeutic pharmacokinetics related to general dentistry, drug-receptor pharmacodynamics, dosage forms and routes of drug administrations, adverse drug reactions, drugs acting on CNS and peripheral nervous system, anti-infective drugs, cardiovascular system, hemopoietic system, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system and immune system, hormones, vitamins, miscellaneous agents, prescription writing and compliance to medication. This information assists the students in drugs and their dosage form, doses, dose regimens, duration of use, precautions, contraindications. Also, it provides the students with information on proper dealing with prescriptions and information are given to patients to ensure their compliance with medication.

DMA 201: Dental Materials This course offers introduction to structure, terminology, composition, manipulation, physical properties, biocompatibility, and uses of dental materials including gypsum products, impression materials, resins, waxes, restorative materials, types of cement, cavity liners, varnishes, amalgam, alloys, ceramics and implant materials with its practical application. This course is essential to provide information on the aims, scope of science, types, uses, and limitations of materials. Students learn the skills for the manipulation of dental materials. Students will be trained to apply the skills needed to perform all steps required for the manipulation of different dental materials during the laboratory sessions.

GMD 201: General Medicine This course covers definite infectious diseases, nutritional, metabolic, endocrinal, renal, hematological, rheumatological, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, hepatic, neurological, and oncological diseases. This is a fundamental course for a dentist as it covers the most important human diseases especially those of intimate relation to dentistry. Knowledge of etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases is required for a dentist to help him/her in consultation with other health care professionals in the clinical, laboratory, or diagnostic procedures necessary for proper treatment of such diseases. Also, he/ she must be familiar with the implications of systemic diseases on dental diseases. This information helps students in the proper management of dental diseases. Prerequisite: MIC 201, GPA 201.

GSR 201: General Surgery and ENT This course includes an introduction to general surgery covering information about introduction, road traffic accidents and other injuries, basic and advanced life support, fluid and electrolyte balance, hemorrhage and shock, wound infections, and wound healing. Knowledge in these subject areas is a kernel to the provision of satisfactory dental practice and advice to patients undergoing dental treatment. The course is intended to provide students with sufficient knowledge to recognize problems in the surgical history of patients about to go under dental treatment and to take the appropriate action to provide quality care. An important aspect is to ensure that graduate practitioners understand when referral of complex treatment is indicated.

BIS 101: Biostatistics This course introduces the dental students to the principles of basic statistics and basics of clinical trial design and analysis. Systematic critical appraisal of the design, analysis, and outcomes from these trials form the basis for conclusions on the effectiveness of different treatment modalities. This provides the evidence base for developing guidelines in clinical care. Research continues to be essential to develop a clearer understanding of approaches. This course is intended to cover the previously mentioned principles to enable the student to be acquainted with clinical trials especially evidence-based dentistry.

Semester 4

ORD 202: Oral Radiology I Oral Radiology is the branch of dentistry concerned with the use of X-ray for the diagnosis of oral diseases. Oral radiology- It is a preclinical course. This course covers topics on radiation physics, radiation biology, and radiation protection. The course also includes dental radiographic techniques, infection control protocol, and digital radiography. The practical component of the course will involve the performance of radiographic procedures in a simulated environment, identification of normal radiographic landmarks, and interpretation of intraoral radiographs.

OHP 202: Oral Histopathology II The course provides full information about the microscopic structure of dental tissues, enamel, dentin, cementum, pulp, periodontal membrane, and alveolar bone. This is followed by studying the pathology of dental caries and its sequalae on the pulp and periapical region. In addition, the course covers the normal structures of the periodontium and its periodontal pathosis. Emphasize is placed on the demonstration of microscopic sections of oral lesions in the laboratory that aids in understanding the histopathology and the concurrent management to be planned.

OPD 202: Operative Dentistry I (Preclinical) This course offers basic information such as introduction to operative dentistry, classification of cavity designs, biomechanical principles of cavity design, and preparation as related to tooth morphology, knowledge, and skills to identify and use the operative instruments. Differentiate between carious and non-carious lesions, infection control, and chair positions. Along with theoretical knowledge, students prepare simple and compound class I and II cavities along with restorations on simulators which provide a patient like environment. This information is so important for the student to manage the different clinical situations regarding teeth restoration. Also, it offers information and skills required for patient management, diagnosis for cases that need restorative dentistry, and selection of the most appropriate materials used in restorative dentistry.

RPR 202: Removable Prosthodontics I (Preclinical) It is an introduction to the basic laboratory (pre-clinical) course in removable prosthodontics. The theoretical part covers the anatomical landmarks related to complete denture prosthodontics, introduction to impression theories and techniques, introduction to mandibular movements, articulators, and maxillo-mandibular relations. The laboratory part includes training on all the procedures involved in complete denture fabrication, manipulation of the materials, instruments, and devices.

FPR 202: Fixed Prosthodontics I (Preclinical) It is an introduction to the basic laboratory (pre-clinical) course in Fixed Prosthodontics. It includes lectures and laboratory training that cover the principles and procedures of fixed prosthodontics. The theoretical part includes the classification of FPD, principles of tooth preparation for different crown retainers, principles of wax pattern construction, and laboratory procedures for its casting. The lab part includes training on different types of tooth preparation, making impressions, removable die, and wax pattern of different types of retainers, spruing, investing, casting, sandblasting, and finishing of PFM crown.

END 202: Endodontics I (Preclinical) This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of Endodontics. It provides the basic biological and mechanical concepts of Endodontics; covers the biology of pulp, etiology of pulp pathology with their signs and symptoms, radiographic interpretation of different pulp and periapical conditions as well as the fundamental root canal treatment including internal morphology of different teeth, access cavity preparation, working length determination, biomechanical preparation, and obturation. In the laboratory, the student will perform Endodontic treatment on natural teeth and simulators which helps in understanding the complex root canal anatomy and preceding clinical courses.

ORT 202: Orthodontics I (Preclinical) This is the first in a series of four courses on orthodontics. This course is the introduction to orthodontics to provide students with basic knowledge to identify the existing and developing problems associated with dental and skeletal malocclusions. The course also deals with the etiologies and various classification systems of malocclusion. The practical sessions include appropriate wire selection, basic wire bending exercises, soldering, and welding techniques and fabrication of various components of removable.

CDE 202: Community Dentistry I This course will discuss the dental public health programs, ethical and legal responsibilities, the dentist’s obligation to patients, professions, and the community which will help the students in identifying his/her role in public dental health programs. It also explains the dimensions of health, disease, illness, and different views on health. This course introduces the various epidemiological studies and indices used to measure caries, fluorosis, periodontal diseases, and malocclusion along with the cause of the disease and its prevention.

RME 202: Research Methodology This course is designed to cover general principles of research methodology and to provide knowledge for evaluating research methodologies. Students will be able to evaluate the appropriateness of research methodologies designed to answer a research question or to test a hypothesis, select an appropriate statistical test, analyze the data, explain and evaluate the obtained results and apply the results to decisions about research and practice. It introduces the issues and practice of critical appraisal and research methodology aiming to present the conceptual foundations and an understanding of the purposes of research methodology and critical appraisal. It will develop the ability of students to apply the principles of research to understand published research literature, formulate research proposals, and undertake research.

Semester 5

OHP 301: Oral Histopathology III This course covers the microscopic study of the oral mucosa and para-oral structures; lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, palate, salivary glands of the oral cavity, shedding and eruption of teeth and temporormandibular joint. This is followed by studying the etiopathogenesis of diseases of salivary glands, bone and temporormandibular joint disorders, diseases affecting the nerves, oral mucosa and skin. It also discusses the potentially malignant disorders and benign and malignant tumors of odontogenic origin. Emphasis is placed on demonstration of microscopic sections of oral lesions in the laboratory that aids in understanding the histopathology and the concurrent management to be planned.

ORT 301: Orthodontics II This is the second course in the series of orthodontic courses providing the students with more experience with orthodontics. It provides knowledge on the evaluation, prevention, and treatment planning for the common cases encountered by the general practitioner. It also covers the biomechanical principles and the selection of the most proper appliances. The practical skills gained in this course by the fabrication of orthodontic appliances make the students ready for the first clinical orthodontic course.

CDE 301: Community Dentistry II This course discusses the various activities carried out in the field of community dentistry which includes health education, communication, and health promotion along with environment and health. This course also emphasizes ethical and legal responsibilities, the dentist’s obligation to patients, professions, and the community which will help the students in identifying his/her role in public dental health programs. It also explains the behavioral sciences, dental auxiliaries, and survey procedures used in dentistry.

LAN 301: Local Anesthesia This course covers the fundamentals of local anesthesia, nerve conduction, and pharmacology, safe and efficient administration of anesthetic agents. Moreover, the students will understand how to manage the different local and systemic complications of local anesthesia. This course will enable the students to apply the knowledge and skills of local anesthesia in dental practice.

OPD 301: Operative Dentistry II In this course, students are trained to select proper pre-clinical skills in restoration. It provides the students with continued information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of patients with an emphasis on the management of defective restorations. Along with theoretical knowledge students prepare cavities along with restorations on simulators which provide patient like environment, under the supervision of faculty members. The student participates in the selection of the most appropriate restorative material and the execution of basic operative dental treatment. This experience improves their skill and confidence for subsequent clinical courses.

END 301: Endodontics II This course emphasizes advanced concepts of Endodontics so that the student can be introduced to diagnostic procedures, to the possibilities and modalities of treatment for endodontic diseases, management of pulpal pathology of permanent teeth. The effect of dental caries and dental procedures on the pulp will be covered in this course. Interpersonal communication will be included where the student will be prepared to deal with patients from the ethical point of view in Endodontics. In laboratory sessions, students get training in procedures of cleaning, shaping, and obturating root canal system on extracted human teeth and artificial training blocks.

FPR 301: Fixed Prosthodontics II This is the second pre-clinical course in fixed prosthodontics. It includes lectures and laboratory training covering all the principles of the fixed partial denture prostheses and prepares the dental students for the clinical practice of fixed partial denture prostheses. The lab part includes training on different types of bridge preparation, making impressions, and provisional restorations.

RPR 301: Removable Prosthodontics II It is an introductory basic laboratory (pre-clinical) course in removable Prosthodontics. It includes lectures and laboratory training that cover the principles and lab procedures of partial denture prostheses fabrication. The theoretical part includes lectures for the following topics: components of RPD, surveying, forces acting on RPD, and lab procedures. The lab part concerns the training on surveying cast and outlining, designing of RPD, wax pattern fabrication, investing, casting, finishing, and polishing of RPD framework.

REP 301: Research Project The course enables the students to integrate the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired in the Biostatistics Course (BIS 201) in semester three and research methods and ethics course (RME 301) in semester five. The students will have the opportunity to work as a team group, apply the knowledge and skills developed during the previous courses of study in comprehensive research. This includes the development of the required tools and methods to answer a specific research question, choosing study subjects, application of the ethically acceptable process for data collection, planning for data collection, management, and analysis; using of the Excel stat software to analyze the data in addition to the writing and critical appraisal of a research paper. The course also focuses on basic ethical and legal principles of research including academic misconduct, the confidentiality of the information, and informed consent. Concepts of bias, confounders, validity precision, accuracy, and their applications in research are also discussed in this course while implementing the research work.

Semester 6

OSR 302: Oral Surgery I The course is considered an introductory clinical course in the series of oral surgery courses. This course introduces the learners to the basics of oral surgery practice that involves injection of LA and teeth extraction. Moreover, the course will cover the basic principles of surgical extraction and the different intraoperative and postoperative complications.

OPD 302: Operative Dentistry III This course gives students the knowledge and clinical experience in restorative Dentistry. Besides, the course provides the learner with the necessary clinical experience for helping them in carrying out proper diagnosis and treatment planning. Also, it covers topics fulfilling the esthetic demands of the patients and advanced restorative dentistry.

END 302: Endodontics III This course introduces the student to the clinical application skills learned in the relevant preclinical courses. It covers the clinical experience in the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and management of endodontic patients under the supervision of faculty members. The course will provide knowledge of drugs to be given to endodontic patients. The course shall provide the techniques to manage tooth discoloration by internal and external bleaching. The course also includes endodontic mishaps where the student understands prevention, detection, management, and treatment. The course will prepare the undergraduates to deal with cases that require vital pulp. The course shall also focus on the restoration of endodontically treated teeth. A review of Nickel-Titanium rotary instrumentation, traumatic injuries, Endodontic treatment in primary teeth will also be covered in this course.

FPR 302: Fixed Prosthodontics III This is the first clinical course in the series of fixed partial denture courses. This course introduces the student to the clinical application of skills learned in the preclinical relevant courses. In this course, the student performs all clinical steps of graded complexity for the construction of full anterior veneer crowns, bridges, post and core for patients under faculty supervision. This course exposes the student to the interaction with the professional dental laboratory technician. It ensures the strict implementation of the infection control policy by students with their patients, staff, and lab technician.

RPR 302: Removable Prosthodontics III This is the first clinical course in the series of removable prosthodontics. This course introduces students to the clinical application of skills learned in the preclinical relevant courses. Students are required to directly deal with patients under the supervision of staff. This course includes diagnosis, treatment planning, preparation of the mouth for complete dentures, impression techniques and techniques for recording maxillomandibular relations, selection of teeth, try-in procedures, delivery of denture and follow up. This course exposes the student to the interaction with the professional dental laboratory technician. It ensures the strict implementation of the infection control policy by students with their patients, staff, and lab technician.

PER 302: Periodontics I Periodontics is the branch of dentistry dealing with periodontium in health and disease. Periodontics courses are designed to focus the functions and structures of the periodontium, etiopathogenesis, classification of periodontal diseases, and prevention of oral diseases and management of periodontal disorders. During this preclinical course, Laboratory exercises provide the students with the training necessary for performing manual scaling on dummy heads. The acquired knowledge and simulated experiences will prepare the students for the subsequent pre-clinical course. The students perform instrumentation on simulators for manual scaling procedures.

ODG 302: Oral Diagnosis This clinical course enables the student to take patient history, conduct complete regional, extra- and intraoral examination; obtain appropriate diagnostic tests including radiographs and imaging, various investigations, obtain medical advice and reach conclusions regarding patients’ health status. Also, it offers knowledge, on treatment planning, principles associated with diagnostic methods, and data analysis followed by treatment planning of various oro-facial diseases. This clinical course also enables the student to earn communication skills and aids are used for presentations and data collection.

ORT 302: Orthodontics III This is the first clinical course in orthodontics, in which the students apply their knowledge and skills obtained from preclinical courses on patients. They are focused on infection control protocol in orthodontic practice. In the present course, the students are trained for comprehensive management of simple orthodontic cases encountered in general dental practice using diagnostic aids like clinical examination, cephalometric, and cast model analyses. The infection control protocol is emphasized during the clinical sessions. This course also outlines preventive, interceptive, and adult orthodontic procedures.

ETH 302: Ethical and Medico legal aspects of Dentistry This course is intended to provide an overview of the ethical and legal obligations of dental practitioners. It is primarily concerned with the principles and standards of professional conduct and ethical behaviour that apply to all dental practitioners.

ORD 302: Oral Radiology II This is a clinical course in oral radiology. The course covers topics concerned with the radiographic interpretation of developmental anomalies of the tooth, dental caries, periodontal disease, inflammatory lesions, cysts, tumors, malignant lesions, and jawbone diseases. Diagnostic imaging of temporomandibular joint disorders, para-nasal sinus diseases, and salivary gland disorders are included in this course. The course incorporates principles of panoramic radiography and the basics of cone beam computerized tomography and implant imaging. In the clinical component of the course, the students perform intraoral/extraoral radiographic procedures on patients.

Semester 7

OPD 401: Operative Dentistry IV The present course appraises students with skills to diagnose, plan treatment, and perform several esthetic procedures with appropriate materials in the context of comprehensive care. New concepts in esthetic dentistry are applied in this course like porcelain veneers. It encompasses a broad approach to the total esthetic needs of the patient.

END 401: Endodontics IV The course covers endodontic surgery, endodontic adjuncts, orofacial pain, geriatric endodontics as well as understanding the advanced endodontic concepts including endodontic-Periodontic relationship. Pulpal and periapical emergencies and differential diagnosis of the pulpal pathology will be done by the students under the supervision of the faculty members. The students must carry out independently, diagnosis, and treatment as well as follow up of the patients to assess the effectiveness of treatment. Evaluation of previously root canal treated teeth whether they are successful or failed and how to proceed. This course shall enable the students to perform a comprehensive examination, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and management of endodontic patients.

FPR 401: Fixed Prosthodontics IV This is the second clinical course in the series of fixed partial denture courses. This course includes clinical training. It covers all clinical principles of bridges in fixed partial denture prostheses fabrication including patient’s examination, diagnosis, and treatment planning for rehabilitation of oral functions. The student is expected to manage their clinical treatment procedure with progressively less supervision and assistance from the faculty. The student must follow up with the patients and assess the effectiveness of treatment.

RPR 401: Removable Prosthodontics IV This course deals with partially edentulous patients and is a continuation of the clinical experiences gained in the previous relevant course. The theory part covers all the topics related to casting RPD starting from the diagnosis to the insertion. The clinical part covers the diagnosis, treatment planning, designing, and all clinical procedures for partially edentulous patients.

PER 401: Periodontics II This is the second pre-clinical course that discusses periodontal diseases which include chronic and aggressive periodontitis, diseases affecting the periodontium and non-surgical management of periodontal disease, ultrasonic instrumentation, and root planing. Laboratory exercises provide the students with the training necessary for performing ultrasonic scaling and root planing on dummy heads. The acquired knowledge and simulated experiences will prepare the students for the subsequent clinical courses.

OSR 401: Oral Surgery II This is the second in the series of oral surgery courses. The course is intended to provide the students with the knowledge and cognitive skills that would enable them to formulate a treatment plan and manage patients with problems related to impacted wisdom teeth, maxillary sinus, and oro-facial facial infection. The course will also allow the students to acquire the psychomotor (clinical) skills relevant to the injection of local anesthesia and teeth extraction on real patients.

PDN 401: Preventive Dentistry This course emphasizes the importance of ongoing hygiene procedures and daily practices to prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases and conditions. This course covers the primary preventive measures like dental prophylaxis, the role of fluorides, nutrition, pit and fissure sealants, and atraumatic restorative treatment in preventive dentistry. It also includes a school dental health program for motivating patients to practice effective oral health care.

ORT 401: Orthodontics IV This course is a continuation of the previous course which deals with the diagnosis, treatment plan, and management of complex orthodontic cases. The students are trained to improve their clinical judgment on treatment procedures based on diagnostic tools. The course also deals with iatrogenic effects of orthodontic treatment along with the causes of relapse and the need for retention. The students will be capable of diagnosing the complex orthodontic cases which may require specialist referral.

MCP 401: Medically Compromised Patient and Medical Emergency This course covers medical, dental, oral manifestations, psychological and social problems of medically compromised patients, and the role of dentists to manage patient safety, even in an emergency, the course covers diagnosis and management of medical emergencies. According to the nature of the medically compromised patients, each one may need a special collection of the data, diagnosis, treatment planning, and management during emergencies. The management of the health care of these patients must be tailored according to the nature of the medical problem. This course is designed to provide the students with information and experience to deal with medically compromised patients and the principles of medical emergencies, in regards to potential problems related to dental care, prevention of problems and treatment planning modifications, administration of emergency drugs and management of medical emergencies situation. The practical component of this course deals with the management of medical emergencies situation in a simulated environment.

Semester 8

PER 402: Periodontics III This the first clinical course in Periodontics designed to cover diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning. During this clinical course, the student can adequately diagnose the patients with the periodontal condition and provide instructions to patients for plaque control and perform scaling and root planning for gingivitis and mild to moderate cases of periodontitis.

OSR 402: Oral Surgery III This is the final course in the series of oral surgery courses. The course covers important topics such as management of cystic lesions of the jaws, maxillofacial trauma, and pre-prosthetic surgery. The students will still improve their psychomotor skills relevant to the injection of LA and teeth extraction by continuously practicing on real patients in dental clinics through the different comprehensive care clinics.

COC 402: Clinical Occlusion This course concludes the principles of occlusion. The essential information and skills needed for dental occlusion are covered in this course. It reinforces the basic concepts of occlusion and integrates these concepts with the clinical situations that the students will face. It also covers the diagnostic considerations, preliminary therapy, and treatment sequencing of temporormandibular joint disorders.

OME 402: Oral Medicine I This Course is essential for offering student’s knowledge of oral medicine practice. It provides knowledge on taxonomy, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of oro-facial lesion: ulcerative, vascular-bolus lesions, red and white lesions, pigmented lesions, benign tumors, oral cancer, temporomandibular disorders, and salivary gland diseases, to allow students carry out diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. The clinical training allows the student to carry outpatient management applying the knowledge, skills, and attitude for correct diagnosis and successful treatment.

CCD 402: Comprehensive Care Dentistry I This course is the first course in a series of three courses, it is designed to increase the student’s skills in all disciplines of dentistry providing intensive clinical emphasis and patient care experiences which will further develop the student’s expertise in the field of comprehensive care dentistry. Students will perform all required dental management phases for each case. Phases include, extraction of uncomplicated erupted teeth and remaining roots, non-surgical Periodontal therapy, crown and bridge, porcelain laminates veneers, root canal therapy, partial and full dentures, Onlays and inlays and treating carious tooth tissues with appropriate tooth-colored materials. It is designed to introduce the students to the concept of patient-centered care. Students will perform a comprehensive treatment that considers patient complaints and at the same time emphasizing the importance of performing different treatment phases. Students are required to record patient history, perform a complete intraoral and extraoral examination in addition to taking photographs. Further, they will record and present their cases to the CCD committee at the end of the year.

DPM 402: Dental Practice Management This course is a continuation of the previously taught course in ethical and medico-legal aspects in dental practice. It is primarily concerned with reviewing the previously taught principles and standards of professional conduct and ethical behavior that is applied to all dental practitioners. This course also covers non-dental legislation affecting dentists including inquests. Also, the course appraises infection control and patient safety. The focus is given on effective communication and teamwork, as well as, management skills, financial management, record keeping, general professional training, audit, and peer review.

DPH 402: Dental Photography The aim of this course is to provide dental students with the required knowledge and skills to be ableto perform intra/extra-oral photographs which contribute to documentation, diagnosis, treatmentplanning, communication and follow up of patients with different dental and skeletal problems. Thiscourse covers the advantages and disadvantages of various systems of photography. This coursealso discusses the camera, lens, and light systems and key settings for dental photography.Specialized hands-on sessions include intraoral photography, portraiture, and post processing steps.

Semester 9

OME 501: Oral Medicine II This Course is essential for offering student’s knowledge of oral medicine practice. It provides knowledge on taxonomy, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of orofacial lesion: orofacial pain, cervical swelling, tongue disorders, granulomatous diseases, systemic diseases and their impact on oral health, to allow students carry out diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.in addition to review of various methods for treatment of orofacial diseases, drug interaction in immune-compromised patients. The clinical training allows the student to carry outpatient management safely, applying the knowledge, skills, and attitude for correct diagnosis and successful treatment.

DDP 501: Digital Dentistry and 3D Printing  This course is designed to be offered to students in their last year of the DMD program.This course includes a broad range of technologies that bring the communication, documentation, manufacture and delivery of dental therapy under the umbrella of computer-based algorithms. This course is dealing with a broad array of topics that include dental photography, investigations of intraoral and extraoral scanning accuracy, CBCT technology, virtual implant treatment planning, guided implant surgery, virtual smile design, the CAD/CAM milling of restorations, digitally fabricated complete and partial dentures. The delivery mode of this course will be in the form of  lectures  and hands-on components.

PER 501: Periodontics IV This course covers more advanced topics including management of periodontitis, tooth mobility, splinting, and general principles of periodontics including pre-prosthetic and periodontal plastic surgery, as well as occlusal therapy. The student gains experience in instructing the patients to follow preventive oral hygiene measures as well as develop the skills to carry out independently diagnosis, treatment, and follow up of the patients.

PED 501: Pediatric Dentistry I The course represents the foundation for pediatric dentistry courses. It provides an introduction to numerous aspects of pediatric dental practice and treatment. These encompass child psychology, behavioral management, growth and development, cavity preparation and restoration of primary teeth, and the young permanent dentition, nutrition and caries control, radiography, pulp therapy, stainless crowns, preventive orthodontics, risk assessment in pediatric dentistry including caries risk assessment, caries preventive strategies, radiation, periodontal risk assessment for children, risk assessment for traumatic injuries, anesthetic risk assessment, fluoride (safety and toxicity), dietary analysis and advice. Students manage children in the clinic with the accent on caries preventive measures, cavity preparation, and restoration, pulpotomy, tooth preparation, and construction of stainless-steel crowns.

CCD 501: Comprehensive Care Dentistry II This course is the continuation of the first course taught in 4th year (CCD I). And it is the second course in a series of three courses, it is designed to increase the student’s skills in all disciplines of dentistry providing intensive clinical emphasis and patient care experiences which will further develop the student’s expertise in the field of comprehensive care dentistry. Students will perform all phases of dentistry on more complicated cases level compared to cases managed in the CCD I course. Phases include, extraction of uncomplicated erupted teeth and remaining roots, non-surgical periodontal therapy, crown and bridge, porcelain laminates veneers, root canal therapy, partial and full dentures, onlays and inlays and treating carious tooth tissues with appropriate tooth-colored materials. It is designed to introduce the students to the concept of patient-centered care. Students will perform a comprehensive treatment that considers patient complaints and at the same time emphasizing the importance of performing different treatment phases. Students are required to record patient history, perform a complete intraoral and extraoral examination in addition to taking photographs. Further, they will record and present their cases to the CCD committee at the end of the year.

IMP 501: Implantology This course provides the students with the knowledge and skills needed to replace missing teeth and support oral tissues with dental implants. It covers the indications and contraindications of dental implants, pre-surgical investigations, surgical techniques, various implants systems. It also discusses Osseointegration and the factors affecting it. Different treatment modalities, immediate implants, sinus lift surgery, relevant prosthodontics, implant maintenance, and complications of Implants are briefly taught. As this field needs more skills, this course prepares the students to be acquainted with the importance of Implantology.

FOD 501: Forensic Odontology Forensic dentistry (odontology) is the field within the greater disciplines of dentistry and forensic science that evaluates, manages, and presents dental evidence in legal proceedings in the interest of justice. The course covers a wide variety of topics including individual identification, mass identification, bite and lip mark analysis. In addition, a forensic odontology course may also help general dentists to assist in determining the age, raceoccupation, previous dental history, and socioeconomic status of unidentified human beings. The course trains dentists to use dental records including radiographs, ante-mortem (prior to death), and post-mortem (after death) Photographs and DNA in the field of Forensic Medicine.

Semester 10

CCD 502: Comprehensive Care Dentistry III This course is the continuation of the second course taught in the last semester (CCD II). And it is the last course in a series of three courses, it is designed to increase the student’s skills in all disciplines of dentistry providing intensive clinical emphasis and patient care experiences which will further develop the student’s expertise in the field of comprehensive care dentistry. Students will perform all phases of dentistry on a higher degree of complexity compared to cases managed in CCD I and CCD II. Phases include, extraction of uncomplicated erupted teeth and remaining roots, non-surgical Periodontal therapy, crown and bridge, porcelain laminates veneers, root canal therapy, partial and full dentures, onlays and inlays and treating carious tooth tissues with appropriate tooth-colored materials. It is designed to introduce the students to the concept of patient-centered care. Students will perform a comprehensive treatment that considers patient complaints and at the same time emphasizing the importance of performing different treatment phases. Students are required to record patient history, perform a complete intraoral and extraoral examination in addition to taking photographs. Further, they will record and present their cases to the CCD committee at the end of the year.

PER 502: Periodontics V This course is designed to introduce the students to basic surgical techniques available to manage selected periodontal cases. The surgical techniques like gingivectomy, pocket eradication, periodontal flaps, gingival curettage, and minor surgical procedures are introduced to the students in this course.

PED 502: Pediatric Dentistry II The course represents an extension to the previous Pediatric Dentistry course. Students manage children in the clinic with the accent on caries-preventive measures, cavity preparation, and restoration, pulpotomy, tooth preparation, construction of stainless-steel crowns, and management of dental trauma under supervision. The course ensures continuous clinical training and further experience in the field of pediatric dentistry.

GER 502: Geriatrics Dentistry This course covers challenges of the aging process, including demography, epidemiology, psychological aspects, pathological changes, gingival recession, root caries, oral aging problems, special pharmacological considerations, and functional declines, e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, with special emphasis on comprehensive elderly patient oral care, dental considerations for geriatric patients and their impact on the treatment plan.

RPR 502: Advanced Prosthodontics V This course includes lectures and clinical training. The theory part of the course is discussing topics covering advanced removable and fixed restorations. An introduction to maxillofacial prosthodontics in a simplified form suitable for this academic level also covered in the form of clinical scenarios to prepare students to deal with clinical problems and how they can find out solutions to such problems through clinical reasoning and critical thinking. In the clinical part, the student will be supported to finish their clinical requirements and implement the approved treatment plan as per the complexity of each case.

ISE 101: Entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability This course aims to introduce the learners to the basic entrepreneurship skills and make them understand the concepts of sustainability in modern words in the field of their future profession. The course is designed in three parts to explain the main principles of the entrepreneurial process; to link them with the concept of innovation and to engage in sustainability leadership to affect positive societal change. For future medical professionals, this course has to ensure the ability of medical decision making properly balanced between professional, ethical approaches on one side and finance and business on the other side.

 

Completion/Graduation Requirements of the Program

  • Completion of credits required for the program
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0
  • A minimum pass mark of 60% (Grade D) for each course
  • A minimum attendance of 80%

Dentistry offers varied career options. In addition to private practice, excellent opportunities exist in teaching and research, careers with government agencies or in industry.

Private Practice: Dentists can work in solo private practice or in partnership with other dentists.

Academia: An academic dentistry career combines teaching, research, community service and patient care. Faculty members work in university hospitals, provide clinical training to dental students, mentor student research projects and actively participate in dental camps.

Public Health Dentistry: This career focuses on community settings. Promoting dental health, developing health policy and preventing disease are the major roles of a public health dentist.

Research: A dentist while doing research collaborates with various industries that offer manufacturing of technologically innovative materials and equipment such as smart toothbrushes and dental materials that generate new knowledge leading to scientific discoveries that ultimately impact patient care.

International Health Care: Dentists provide services to populations abroad and work for agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Hospital dentistry: Hospital dentistry contributes a great deal to Interprofessional Education. Hospital dentists treat patients with medical conditions and disabilities alongside physician colleagues, often in operating rooms and emergency departments.

Alternative Dental Career Opportunities

Dental Insurance: Insurance companies higher dentists for roles such as claims review, high managerial and administrative positions including research analyses that require adequate knowledge in the field of dentistry.

Federal Services: Dental professionals fulfil essential roles and serve in their countries Armed Forces or in the Department of Health and Human Services.