Chair's Welcome

The Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry comprises of seven specialties including Community Dentistry and Preventive Dentistry, Removable and Fixed Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontology, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Preclinical and clinical educational programs operate within the laboratories and clinics of the dental facilities. We integrate emerging technologies into the education program and in the delivery of patient care.


The Department has the largest responsibility for the clinical teaching at the College of Dental Medicine and University Dental Hospital Sharjah, with particular focus on providing patient centered comprehensive dental care. The Department is also committed to preparing future dentists to understand and recognize principles of preventive dentistry as it applied to individual patients and communities with special emphasis on special needs and underserved populations.

Research at the Department spans the spectrum from basic to translational to clinical to population health research. The Department is very active in biomaterial and dental public health research, with funding from the industry as well as the University.  Areas of emphasis include, Dental Biomaterials, Biomimetic and related sciences. A major focus of this research area is the development of an enhanced understanding of reasons for the clinical success or failure of dental biomaterials. Research in dental public health and behavioral science includes a spectrum of ongoing projects, related to the estimates of the prevalence of oral conditions in the UAE population, prevention of oral diseases and the assessment of the impact of oral conditions on quality of life.

 Dr. Nadia Khalifa

    Head of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry Department