Dental Medicine

The curriculum of the Program is designed to ensure the quality and efficiency of university graduates when practicing the profession. This approach covers all complex behaviors and skills such as: knowledge, experience, critical analytical thinking, problem solving skills, professionalism, ethical values, procedural and technical skills. Accordingly, the University has developed twenty standards of competency which will be detailed and used to measure the development of student performance in the program.

The program consists of courses with a total number of 185 credit hours and graduation requires the completion of the following requirements:

University requirements: 20 credit-hour compulsory courses distributed over the years of study.

Field Requirements: Success in all compulsory courses specified in the study plan, which equal 165 hours.

Graduates are expected to:

– Have full knowledge of the condition of the patient and how to evaluate, diagnose and refer the case to the exact specialization.

– Be aware of the treatment plan for each case.

– Have full knowledge of communication skills and team working to prevent oral diseases and to proceed and improve oral and public health in the community.

– Be familiar with the methods of prevention and management of oral and dental emergency treatment.

– Diagnose and restore damaged teeth and perform esthetic operations.

– Be proficient in the prosthetic treatment that includes the insertion, removal and implantation of teeth.

– Do the required treatment of gingival, mucosal, and oral bony diseases.

– Collect diagnostic information for the treatment planning and perform of simple oral operations.

– Respect all the professional ethics governing the relationship with the patient and regulating the rules of practice profession.

– Be fully aware of all methods utilized to prevent infection and the transmission of it to patients or to the doctor’s staff, assistants and laboratory technicians.

– Be fully aware of patient caring systems, including the application of all scientific rules and following all effective procedures in dealing with the patient needs and requests.

Knowledge and Understanding skills:

 – Define anatomical, physiological, biochemical and developmental features of head & neck, different techniques of pain control, and principles of surgery.

– Define different pathological conditions.

– Describe the etiology of oral and oral-related disorders.

– Describe the lesions of hard and soft tissues of tooth, fundamentals of tooth preparation and properties of different restorative materials.

– Explain the biological processes contributing to oral pathological conditions.

– Memorize and recall the clinical and radiographic features for normal periodontium and various periodontal diseases along with relevant etiopathogenesis, diagnostic criteria and principles of management.

– Recognize predisposing factors that require intervention in order to promote oral health.

– Apply knowledge of the etiology and the processes of oral diseases in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

– Recognize and describe abnormal development of skeletal pattern of head and neck and occlusion utilizing diagnostic aids.

– Describe the clinical picture, laboratory findings, and microscopic picture of the common oral lesions.

– Recognize the mechanisms of responses to injuries including trauma and disease.

– Outline and reproduce the diagnostic steps and treatment options to replace missing teeth for partially/completely edentulous patients to enhance esthetics and function.

Intellectual skills:

– Integrate basic biomedical, behavioral and dental sciences with signs, symptoms and physical findings of the disease.

– Differentiate between normal and abnormal features that are particularly relevant to dental practice.

– Identify, prioritize and generate a list of potential patient’s clinical problems.

– Analyze, interpret, and integrate collected diagnostic data to solve clinical problems based on current evidence.

– Design appropriate treatment plans for different dental problems.

– Assess and evaluate the effects of medications taken by the patient on dental management.

Cognitive Skills:

– Correlate clinical, laboratory and radiographic findings of dental patients in order to handle a comprehensive treatment plan.

– Analyze the remaining status of tooth structure and to restore the teeth with suitable materials and techniques.

– Differentiate of various root canal morphologies and pathologies in order to select justified instrumentation of root canal treatment techniques.

– Measure and oversee oral diseases in a community by dental indices in order to plan oral health programs.

Interpersonal Skills & Responsibility:

– Conduct the ability to modulate the behavior of dental patients with emphasis on pediatric and geriatric cases in order to carry out dental procedures.

– Interact ethically with the professional colleagues and patients at clinical and community by evaluating the barriers across societies to deliver dental care nationally and globally.

– Communication, Information Technology, Numerical.

 

Psychomotor Skills:

– Conduct prefect oral clinical examination, intraoral radiographic procedures to diagnose dental diseases and to plan treatment successfully.

– Demonstrate Perform the extraction procedure of an erupted tooth under local anesthesia considering medical status of the patient.

– Illustrate Describe the steps in the tooth preparation and manipulation methods for restorative and endodontic materials for effective management of patients.

– Perform oral prophylactic procedures as scaling/root planning by manual and ultrasonic methods in order to manage patients with gingival & periodontal diseases.

– Perform comprehensive dental procedures including restorative procedures, pulp therapy, preventive, interceptive and corrective simple orthodontics in children and adolescents to facilitate normal
eruption of permanent teeth.

– Illustrate steps in tooth preparation, making impressions, provisional restorations and definitive prostheses to restore function, esthetics and maintain integrity of the dental arch.

  • General Dentist
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Conservative Dentist
  • Oral & Maxillofacial prosthodontist
  • Oral Radiologist
  • Periodontist
  • Orthodontist