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Welcome to the University of Sharjah Welcome to the University of Sharjah (UOS), a university providing first-class education to students from the UAE, Arab countries, and to students from around the globe. The University of Sharjah offers academic programs in a broad range of disciplines that truly define it as a world-class university. Programs cover an impressive range of fields and scope including the Arts, humanities and social sciences, Islamic studies and Sharia law, international and civil law, communications and the media, the sciences, business, engineering and architecture, fine arts and design, medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, health sciences and community college programs. Studying at the University of Sharjah, a prominent and comprehensive university, offers many advantages. You will be exposed to numerous course and program options that will allow you to combine disciplines so that you may participate actively in addressing both today’s challenges and those of the future. You will also enjoy the flexibility of choosing from a wide range of options the program that best matches your talents, aptitude and interests. Lastly, at the University of Sharjah, you will experience a wonderful journey of self-discovery and learning that will bring your best abilities to the forefront. Contents The College of Dental Medicine Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S) Future Opportunities Admission Requirements 1 2 3 4 10 Dental Surgery 16UDHS 22 Admission Requirements 3 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Dental Medicine The College of The College of Dental Medicine strives to provide an environment conducive to learning and to instill in students appropriate dentistry values and ethics so that future graduates may contribute effectively to serving the community’s dental needs. 4

VISION The University of Sharjah, College of Dental Medicine will continue to strive towards national and regional prominence, and subsequently international prominence, by continually updating and aligning the undergraduate curriculum with the latest evidence-based practice, and by recruiting the best available faculty with a special emphasis to attract Emirati educators as role models and future leaders of the College. A caring scholarly and research culture will be inculcated, nurtured and supported among students and faculty. The College will strive to provide the UAE with critical and effective national leaders in the delivery of optimal dental health care services, in dental education for the future of the University, and in scholarly activity for the development of new knowledge for the benefit of the region and the world. The College will strive to teach life lessons during the five years of the dental education such that we mould good citizens, and on the way make them great dentists. MISSION The mission of the College of Dental Medicine is to provide the education of dental students through the creation of a supportive scholarly environment that fosters excellence in the lifelong goals of continuing education, scholarly activity, and of caring, compassionate patient care. OBJECTIVES The following objectives of the college of Dental Medicine are that form the foundation of the curriculum are: • Develop a more flexible curriculum structure, one that can respond rapidly to, and reflect, developments in the sciences and practice of dentistry. • Reduce formal contact hours for teaching and provide greater opportunities for self-directed, experiential learning throughout the course. • Facilitate greater opportunities for contextual learning. In the traditional model most of the basic and applied science material was presented in the early years. This material was often not reinforced later in the course where its relevance would have been appreciated more by students. A greater integration, balance and flow of material throughout the course is an important objective. • Introduce problem-based and team based leaning throughout the course so that students (and later graduates) are able to better integrate learning material and apply their knowledge. • Make greater use of developments in computer-aided instruction, audio-visual material and laboratory-based technique exercises. • Develop a course that students will find stimulating and enjoyable and one that engenders a desire to continue learning after graduation, i.e. to become life-long learners. 5 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE


DEPARTMENTS Oral & Craniofacial Health Sciences The Department of Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences delivers its curriculum using a problem-based learning approach, as well as formal lectures and practical sessions. The Department offers dynamic and innovative learning and teaching opportunities across different fields that represent the core basis of the dental practice. All subjects are integrated to form the basis for each PBL (problem-based learning) case. This occurs concurrently with the development of clinical skills in various technical and clinical areas of dentistry, which begins as soon as a student enters the Dental Clinical Practice stream. General & Specialist Dental Practice The Department of General and Specialist Dental Practice interfaces with the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences in developing a motivating environment for dental education. Clinical education for students begins during their first year in the College and full dental clerkship commences in the fourth year. Senior clinical students practice patient care, while being intensively supervised by a team of clinical faculty and instructors who specialize in various dental fields. Dental clinical services are equipped with ultra-modern dental technology, capable of handling any dental case ranging from a routine dental check-up to tooth whitening procedures and advanced dental implant surgery. Students, faculty, tutors, dental hygienists, nurses, dental technologists, dental radiographers, and CSSD technicians make up the professional team, which ensures a pleasant experience for every patient visiting our Academic Dental Center. 7 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Dentistry is a unique specialty among health sciences. On one hand, it relieves unbearable pain, and on the other hand it creates a beautiful smile that helps people communicate better. Bachelor of Science in Dental Surgery 8

PROGRAM OF STUDY Phase 1: Foundation Sciences The first year at the College of Dental Medicine prepares students to achieve the level of knowledge necessary to assimilate the more challenging medical and dental science subjects in the later phases. Students are exposed to new learning methods in both the physical and biological sciences in the form of problem-based learning, group projects, critical and lateral thinking and scientific literature research and writing. Self-directed learning philosophy is emphasized and other academic and social activities are conducted to facilitate a smooth transfer from high school education to university campus life. Phase II: Integrated Dental Sciences FIRST, SECOND and THIRD YEAR– BDS 2 ,1 and 3 The Phase II program runs over three years and is composed of teaching-learning activities that are delivered in four streams. A “stream” is an educational structure, organization and philosophy that depicts a collection of established general science, basic medical, dental and clinical sciences and the practice disciplines, which are integrated to represent the knowledge, skills and values necessary for the best healthcare at the individual and community levels. The four streams are Dental Health Sciences, Dental Clinical Practice, Human Biology and General Studies. The streams are integrated laterally during the course of the first year and vertically in subsequent years. Phase III: Dental Clerkship FOURTH and FIFTH YEAR– BDS 4 and 5 The Phase III or Dental Clerkship year is a two-year integrated full-time clinical rotation in four major dental and medical disciplines, ending with a multidisciplinary general practice clerkship in the sixth year. The teaching elements in this phase are the product of the integration of both the Dental Clinical Practice and Dental and Health Sciences streams. The teaching-learning activities are mainly in the formof multidisciplinary seminars conducted by multi-specialty faculty. This leads to innovative and in-depth training in each of the dental/ medical disciplines and at the same time, students apply this knowledge and skills in general dental practice clinics. A strong emphasis is placed on clinical community dentistry and outreach activities. Students are also required to complete one elective project in a related medical, dental or health sciences specialty in partial fulfillment of the BDS degree. The dental clerkship phase is a student’s training ground for independent learning and the final development of a ‘life-long learner’ and future dentist. University Hospital-Sharjah University Hospital - Sharjah, the first teaching hospital of its kind in the UAE, is centrally located alongside the Colleges of Medicine within the University’s Medical and Health Sciences Complex. The hospital is anticipated to become recognized as a leading world-class teaching hospital in the region offering the latest in healthcare, education, and training. The hospital is intended to serve as a major educational component of the University and will provide students studying dentistry with the opportunity to participate in a clinical environment. The teaching hospital has already formed a strong partnership with the Colleges of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy and a highly collaborative partnership with the College of Health Sciences in the areas of nursing, allied health and health service management. UniversityHospital – Sharjahwill provide dental andmedical services to the Sharjah community and others seeking quality medical treatment. It will offer first-class facilities, personnel, and medical technology in an environment characterized by professionalism. 9 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Graduate Programs MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY ORAL SURGERY Oral surgery is the art and science of surgical dentistry that deals with surgical management of trauma, congenital and acquired diseases of the mouth and its associated structures. The Master of Dental Surgery program in Oral Surgery provide the necessary fundamental sciences and surgical education and skills that would enable the dental practitioner to begin a career in oral surgery. Program Objectives The goals of the MDS-OS program are to enable students to: 1. Develop contemporary knowledge specifically in oral surgery, and relevant areas in dentistry and medicine to enable to make appropriate clinical decisions. 2. Acquire basic and advance skills in patient care, investigation techniques and clinical skills at a level of competency for safe practice. 3. Participate in multidisciplinary team work for effective patient care. 4. Develop and adopt high values in decision making, with contemporary evidence based knowledge and skills. 5. Communicate efficiently and practices the highest level of Ethics and Professionalism 6. Promote as an advocate for health and continue to be a life-long learner. 10

MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN PROSTHODONTICS Prosthodontics is an internationally recognized specialty in clinical dentistry. The scope of this specialty is extensive and concerns with the replacement of missing teeth and oral, face and maxillofacial tissues. The curriculum is designed to develop the clinical, academic, research and communicative skills that will provide for diversified career options. The educational experience is progressive in nature offering increasing responsibilities as residents proceed through the program. Program Objectives the goals of the MDS-Pros program are to enable students to: 1. Develop contemporary knowledge specifically in Prosthodontics, and relevant areas to enable making appropriate clinical decisions 2. Acquire basic and advance skills in patient care, investigation techniques and clinical skills at a level of competency for specialist practice 3. Participate in multidisciplinary teamwork for effective patient care 4. Develop and adopt competency in decision making, with contemporary evidence-based knowledge and skills 5. Communicate efficiently and practice the highest level of ethics and professionalism 11 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN PERIODONTOLOGY The Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology [MDS (PERIO)] is a full-time, three-year Master Program with Advanced Clinical Training in Periodontology. The program is offered to certified dentists, with a minimum of two years of clinical experience, who seek to improve their competence in theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in Periodontology. The program gives the participant an extensive knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth and implants. This includes the maintenance of health, function and aesthetics of these structures and tissues, as well as implant site development and their surgical placement and restoration. The resident in this 3-year Master Program attains comprehensive knowledge in Periodontology allowing him/her to examine and evaluate the relevant patient history and clinical conditions and to appropriately design a comprehensive treatment plan, taking into consideration the individual patient needs and expectations. The resident is also trained in the full scope of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy, including periodontal plastic- and regenerative surgery. In addition, the resident acquires training in the full scope of surgical treatment steps for tooth replacement with implants, including the reconstruction – at a certain extent – of the alveolar process, and also regarding the prosthetic rehabilitation of implants, and the management of peri-implant tissue pathology. Finally, the resident is trained in the evaluation and establishment, execution, and monitoring of an individualized maintenance program. 12

MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN ENDODONTICS The Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics (MDS-EN) provides the trainee with a broad academic background in biomedical sciences, non-surgical and surgical endodontic principles, in the diagnosis and management of medically compromised and non-compromised patients, fundamental knowledge, principles and clinical skills in the treatment of pulpal and periapical diseases. The growing demand for qualified Endodontists in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region warrants designing a post-graduate program at the level of Master›s degree. The College of Dental Medicine at the University of Sharjah is at a strategic position to offer this program, which is perceived as highly needed to manage root canal treatment requiring patients with pulpal and periapical diseases and trauma patients which dentally injured. The Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics program is committed to the pursue of excellence in clinical skills, research and evidence based-practice and community engagement that would be able to provide competent professional human resource development in healthcare for the UAE that fit the social and cultural needs of the people to build a healthy society. Provide high quality education and training in endodontics that will develop competent endodontists that are fit to serve the community safely and effectively. Program Objectives The goals of the MDS-EN program are to enable students to: 1. Develop contemporary knowledge specifically in endodontics, and relevant areas in dentistry and medicine to enable to make appropriate clinical decisions. 2. Acquire basic and advance skills in patient care, investigation techniques and clinical skills at a level of competency for safe practice. 3. Participate in multidisciplinary team work for effective patient care. 4. Develop and adopt high values in decision making, with contemporary evidence based knowledge and skills. 5. Communicate efficiently and practices the highest level of Ethics and Professionalism 6. Promote as an advocate for health and continue to be a life-long learner. Upon successful completion of the program, which includes a research project and the defense of a Thesis, participants will be awarded the Degree of Master in Dental Surgery in Periodontology [MDS (PERIO)]. Learning outcomes of clinical, theoretical, pedagogical, and scientific nature are assessed throughout the program. At the end of year 3, final course fulfilment is examined in writing and orally, including presentation of several patient cases treated during the residency, and the participant should demonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding, skills, and approaches in Periodontology. After introductorycourses incomprehensivedentistryandresearchmethodology, focusedspecialization inPeriodontology is obtained through a combination of courses, lectures, seminars, and preclinical/clinical work. The department has a problem-based approach to learning, and encourages self-directed studies in the theory and practice of Periodontology. Participants are exposed to clinical cases with increasing complexity and also collaborate with residents in the national specialization program, Joint seminars with postgraduate students and specialists from other relevant subareas are often offered. Program Objectives The Program Goals are to enable students to: • Make appropriate clinical decisions based on contemporary knowledge in periodontology, implantology and relevant areas. • Acquire advance clinical skills and investigation techniques at a level of competency for safe practice. • Participate in multidisciplinary team work for effective patient care. • Develop and adopt high values in decision making, with contemporary evidence based protocols. • Practice the highest level of ethics and professionalism. 13 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

University Dental Hospital Sharjah The University Dental Hospital Sharjah (UDHS) is the first and largest dental hospital in the UAE, the Gulf and the region. This hospital is linked to the Faculty of the Dental Medicine, which was founded in 2004 at the compound of the medical colleges and health sciences. It is built according to the latest international standards where the 114 dental clinics are equipped with the latest modern medical technology that is unrivaled by any other dentistry hospital in the world. 14

The University Dental Hospital Sharjah (UDHS) is dedicated to the protection, promotion, maintenance and improvement of the oral health of the citizens of the United Arab Emirates. VISION It is the vision of University Dental Hospital Sharjah (UDHS) to ultimately promote and maintain the optimal dental health of all citizens in Sharjah and the Emirates through the integration of oral health and general health in the delivery of optimum oral health services to the community. MISSION Provide a caring, high quality, and efficient service, responsive to the needs, rights and dignity of patients, staff members and the community within the framework of the United Arab Emirates and regional health goals. Provide an environment for learning in order to meet the national, provincial and regional needs. The mission of the dental hospital includes: • The education of students to become competent health care professionals. • The delivery of best practices for patient care, and provision of community services. • The promotion and support of oral health research that serves the profession, and the public in translation of basic knowledge into clinical therapies, evaluation of current therapies in order to improve the oral, dental and craniofacial health of the UAE population. OUR TEAM Our dental team is dedicated to provide you with the very best quality in all aspects of dental care within a friendly and caring environment. We place a high emphasis on prevention and patient education, building close relationships with our patients. Patient care and goodwill are extremely important to us. We work with you to help you achieve optimum dental health. UDHS employs young enthusiastic graduates and seasoned professionals who have been working in the field for decades. We have expert scientific teams who come from both within the dental industry and the academic world, spanning a variety of fields. The Sharjah community and others seeking quality medical treatment. It will offer first-class facilities, personnel, and medical technology in an environment characterized by professionalism. UDHS SERVICES Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Complexities made easier – This is the most critical branch of dentistry that deals with the surgical management of infections, complex extractions, injuries and deformities of the mouth, jaw bones and associated structures. Orthodontics Positioning a perfect smile – Irregular teeth and improper jaws are an old story. Our specialized teamof Orthodontists straightens irregular teeth and correct the position of jaws by usingmodern procedures in children and adults. Pediatric dentistry Ensure your child’s precious smile to adolescence – Our pedodontists specialize in oral health care of children with special emphasis on prevention of all abnormalities of teeth and jaws using various preventive and restorative methods. Periodontics Because we understand that your teeth are intended to last a lifetime, our dedicated Periodontists remove harmful deposits from the teeth, treat mobile teeth, undertake flap surgeries, bone grafting, splinting, and cosmetic surgeries. 15 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Endodontic and Conservative Dentistry Endodontists specialize in root canal treatment using worldclass equipment. With the advances in conservative dentistry, restoration of grossly decayed teeth with fillings, on-lays post core can be invisible. Cosmetic Dentistry With the latest in modern technology and procedures like Bleaching, Composite/Ceramic Veneering, Enamel Contouring, Mucogingival surgeries, we make a great difference to your smile. Prosthodontics We can replace missing teeth by using partial dentures, bridges, full mouth dentures and implant supported prostheses to give more natural function and appearance, restorting optimum appearance and function of your smile. Implantology Dental Implants help in fixing artificial teeth directly to the jaws. Our expert team of specialists including an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon, Prosthodontist and Periodontist, work together to provide near natural teeth replacement. Laser Dentistry There is a variety of uses for lasers in the field of dentistry. Lasers can be used for cavity preparation, teeth whitening, gum reshaping, and to harden bonding materials used in fillings. SPECIALIZED CENTERS There are 3 specialized centers in the UDHS, Laser Dental Center, Dental Implants Center, and Root Canal Treatment Center, in addition to a special clinic for oral health care of diabetic patients. The hospital also includes a well equipped dental laboratory that provides excellent dental work using the latest technologies to ensure the best quality. Dental Laser Center Lasers are more accurate than traditional dental treatments and allow the dentist to conserve as much bone and tooth as possible. Uses of Laser in Dentistry: There are a variety of uses for lasers in the field of dentistry. Lasers can be used for cavity removal, teeth whitening, gum reshaping, and to harden bonding materials used in fillings. In addition, lasers are used in periodontal care to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets. • Laser Cavity Detection • Periodontal Therapy • Crown and Bridge Preparation • Aesthetics • Oral Lesion Treatment. • Oral surgery. Dental Implant Center A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. 16

Dental implants are natural-looking and feeling; you may forget you ever lost a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Advantages of Dental Implants over Dentures or a Bridge • Esthetic. • Tooth-saving. • Confidence. • Reliable Root Canal Treatment Center At UDHS our endodontic specialty practice is dedicated to provide State-of-the-Art Endodontics and Microsurgical Endodontic to you. Our goal is to preserve your natural teeth, so that you benefit from the comfort and dental health that only natural teeth can provide. Our team has many years of specialty training and practice experience to correctly diagnose the problem and treat the affected tooth with today’s latest technology. In addition, we at UDHS are making every effort to make your endodontic experience as efficient and pleasant as possible. LABORATORY SERVICES UDHS is a quality oriented lab serving the UAE dental community; we understand that high quality results begin in the dental office and continue on through the laboratory process. Using the finest materials available, along with close quality control, we are able to offer beautiful, life-like restorations for our patients, clients and their patients. As part of continuing commitment to quality workmanship and service, UDHS has implemented a revolutionary CAD/CAM technique for fabrication precision, custom-designed wax patters, all metal restorations, Like: • Dental Bridges. • Dental Crowns. • Veneers • Bonding RADIOLOGY At UDHS Radiology Department , our competent staff has an excellent knowledge of dental disease and pathology as well as the latest radiographic techniques that ensure all images are of the highest diagnostic quality. UDHS offers the following Dental Radiology Services: • Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) X-ray machine • The panoramic X-ray machine • Intra-oral X-ray machine: • All the X-ray machines used are digital to reduce patient’s exposure to ionizing radiation and enable the dentists to view the X-ray images on their computer monitors inside the clinic to cope with the most advanced systems used in contemporary dentistry. 17 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

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EXPERTISE DEVELOPMENT Qualified graduates may seek various positions, including positions of leadership, in areas related to health sciences, where they may provide dental services to both the public or private sectors in police or military services, health related industries, educational establishments, and community settings such as hospitals, health clinics, schools, universities and primary healthcare centers. They may also provide services to rehabilitation centers, elderly homes, social centers, and research or other institutes requiring expertise in the dental fields. GRADUATE STUDIES There are ample opportunities to join graduate programs offering various dental specializations at institutions in the UAE and overseas. Internship Program The internship program aims to provide interns with further development of knowledge, skills and attitudes common to all branches of dentistry. The continuum of training and education begins as an undergraduate and continues after qualification over the practicing career. Internship training program is usually undertaken immediately following qualification and has been defined as the structured further development of knowledge, skills and attitudes common to all branches of the dental profession which will provide a basis for informed career choice and improved patient care. A consistent and high standard of postgraduate dental education is essential to sustain and improve patient care. This Internship Training Program is Recognized by The Ministry of Health and agreed that the entry requirements to approved specialist training programs will be in this Internship Training Program. 19 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

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MAKING THE GRADE Students with a minimum overall average of 85% on the UAE Secondary School Scientific Certificate or its equivalent, as approved by the Ministry of Education, may apply for admission to the College of Dental Medicine. IGCSE, GCSE, GCE Students are required to present certificates indicating a minimum of 12 years of schooling. All applicants must have taken the following subjects at the GCSE level with a minimum grade of (BBCCC) or above in any order: Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics (or additional Mathematics or Statistics), Physics. Two A-level grades (B & C) in Biology and Chemistry. AMERICAN-STYLE HIGH SCHOOL Students must have passed grades (10, 11, and 12) and taken a minimum of five (5) subjects in each grade with a minimum grade point average B. Only subjects classified as academic are considered in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average (CGPA). ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TESTS All new students applying to the College of Dental Medicine are required to obtain a passing score in one of the English language proficiency exams recognized by the University of Sharjah. Students may take the institutional TOEFL exam at the University of Sharjah upon registration and must achieve a minimum score of 500. The University of Sharjah also accepts a minimum of 61 on the international iBT TOEFL (Internet-based exam), a minimum of 73 on the International TOEFL CBT (computer-based exam), or a minimum of 5.0 on the academic IELTS exam provided that the student’s test score certificate is still in effect. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS Students in the University’s clinical programs are required be immunized for tuberculosis (TB) and Hepatitis B and will have the opportunity to arrange for such vaccinations at the University. Students are, however, encouraged to arrange for their own vaccinations and to provide appropriate documentation as proof of immunization. • The college of Dental Medicine are running an Australian-based curriculum, which is five years in duration plus a foundation year. • Third and fourth year students can undergo their summer training overseas. Also, The College offers attractive elective courses which broaden students’ skills and knowledge. 21 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

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