Obtained Bachelor Degree in Dental Surgery:
The goal of dental education is to produce dentists who are prepared to serve the fundamental purposes of dental medicine. In addition, dentists must possess the attributes that are necessary to meet their individual and collective responsibilities towards society. Emerging from this belief comes the basic aim of the dental faculty at Al Quds University which is to graduate highly qualified dental professionals who are knowledgeable, skillful, dutiful and above all altruistic.
Students passes through two main stages during which they gain all expected knowledge and training to become highly skilled and qualified dentists who can achieve the intended goals in their future career:
This stage is implemented in the first three years, where the student is exposed to all basic medical and dental sciences. The student receives his courses that is served and facilitated by various faculties such as the faculty of science and technology, faculty of medicine, and the faculty of pharmacy.
This stage is implemented in the last two years (fourth and fifth), where students are exposed to various specialties of the dental art and medicine; and receive suitable training to become able to treat patients.
- To graduate socially and ethically committed and responsible highly qualified dental professionals who will be dedicated to serving others in the community.
- To provide students with good knowledge of the principles that govern ethical decision making and of the major ethical dilemmas that are faced in the field of dentistry.
- To create dental professionals who would care for compassionate treatment of patients and respect their privacy and dignity.
- To provide students with good knowledge of:
- Normal structures and functions of the body including major organ systems.
- Molecular, biochemical and cellular mechanisms that take place within the body.
- The altered structure and function (pathology and pathophysiology) of the body and the oral cavity.
- Relieving dental pain and minimizing the suffering of patients resulting from acute infections.
- The epidemiology of common oral diseases within a defined population and following the systematic approaches which are useful in reducing the incidence and prevalence of such diseases.
- To make dental students have the appropriate skills for:
- Obtaining accurate medical and dental history that covers all aspects related to oral health.
- Performing complete extra and intra oral examinations.
- Interpreting results of commonly used diagnostic procedures including laboratory tests and radiographs.
- Seeking consultation from other physicians and other health professionals when needed and indicated.
- To enhance dental students abilities in clinical diagnosis, treatment planning and delivery of clinical care.
- To prepare trained students to become qualified general dentists who would treat patients with basic safe treatment needs in various dental disciplines which could be summarized as follows:
- To be able to perform restorative and root canal treatment for different age group patients.
- To be able to carry out removable and fixed prosthodontic treatment including partial dentures, complete dentures as well as bridges, crowns and post crowns.
- To be able to manage the child patient and execute the necessary needed treatment for such target group including restorations, pulpotomies, pulpectomies, space maintainers, orthodontic treatment and extractions.
- To know how to do dental professional teeth cleaning procedures as scaling and root planning.
- To be capable of performing simple extractions and minor oral surgeries for unrestorable teeth.
- To be capable of dealing with the medically compromised patient and seeking consultation when needed.
- To increase students opportunities for research or to expose them for research opportunities and strengthen their research capabilities.
- To graduate a dental professional who is highly competent for continuing higher education in any dental field.
- A Minimum score of 90% in the Tawjihi Exam (scientific stream) or the equivalent score in the IB, SATs, or the GCE exams (subject to the equivalence standards prescribed by the Ministry of Education). 85% for parallel and international program.
- Meeting the university’s general admissions requirements.
- Passing an interview and/or a written program admissions test.
- Medical and mental fitness.
- Governmental sector (Ministry of Health and Medical services).
- Private sector (private clinics or dental health care centers).
- Non-Governmental institutions.
- Academic sector.
- Pursuing higher education and specialization in dental sciences.