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Welcome to the University of Sharjah Welcome to The University of Sharjah (UOS), a university that provides first class education to students from the UAE, Arab countries, and 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 scopes including the arts, humanities and social sciences, Islamic studies and Sharia law, international and civil law, communications and media, sciences, business, engineering and architecture, fine arts and design, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and health sciences. 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 to choose 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. Admission Requirements: University Ranking: Content University Website: 04 06 07 08 12 College of Dental Medicine Department of Oral & Craniofacial Health Sciences Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry Bachelor of Science in Dental Surgery University Dental Hospital Sharjah 3 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

OUR VISION TheUniversity of Sharjah, College of Dental Medicine strives towards national and regional prominence, and subsequently international prominence. We do that 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 strives 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 productive citizens, and on the way make them great dentists. OUR MISSION The mission of the College of Dental Medicine is to educate students by creating a supportive scholarly environment that fosters excellence in the lifelong goals of continuing education, scholarly activity, and compassionate patient care. OUR GOALS • Make greater use of developments in computer-aided instruction, audio-visual material and laboratory-based technique exercises. The College of Dental Medicine strives to provide an environment conducive to learning and instill in its students appropriate dentistry values and ethics so that future graduates may contribute effectively to serving the community’s dental needs. The College of Dental Medicine 4

• Reduce formal contact hours for teaching and provide greater opportunities for self-directed, experiential learning throughout the course. • Develop a more flexible curriculum structure, one that can respond rapidly to, and reflect, developments in the sciences and practice of dentistry. • 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. • Introduce problem-based and team based learning throughout the course so that students (and later graduates) are able to better integrate learning material and apply their knowledge. • 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. OUR PROGRAMS Undergraduate Programs • BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (BDS) Graduate Programs • Master Of Dental Surgery In Oral Surgery • Master Of Dental Surgery In Prosthodontics • Master Of Dental Surgery In Periodontology • Master Of Dental Surgery In Endodontics • Master Of Dental Surgery In Orthodontics 5 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Department of 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. In the Department, we aim to provide a stimulating and enjoyable study environment for our dental students to engender a desire for life-long education. This environment is created through a team of excellent educators with various teaching and research backgrounds across a wide range of disciplines. Our curriculum is delivered in a problem-based learning approach as well as formal lectures with great emphasis on contextual learning of relevant scientific information throughout the program. The Department offers dynamic and innovative learning and teaching opportunities across two main streams. These major streams are the basics of dental practice: Human Biology and Dental Health Sciences. The Human Biology stream aims to provide an overview of the biology of the human body, a basic knowledge of classical and molecular genetics, and an introduction to the anatomy of the human body at the gross and histological levels. At the second level, this stream includes topics related to human structure and function, anatomy of the head and neck, and, neuroanatomy. This leads to the third level of this stream which includes topics dealing with the nature and causes of human disease and their manifestation at the cellular, organ, and clinical levels. The Dental and Health Science stream emphasizes the scientific basis of dentistry and covers oral anatomy, preventive dentistry, and the dentist-patient relationship. It also covers oral histology and embryology, oral biochemistry, dental occlusion, masticatory function and disorder, human growth and development, and orthodontics. Dental and Health Science covers aspects of pharmacology, medicine, and surgery related to Dental Practice. These streams are integrated and form the basis for each PBL case. This occurs concurrently with the development of clinical skills in various technical and clinical areas of dentistry, which begins from day one in the Dental Clinical Practice stream. The faculty in our Department therefore contribute to both basic dental sciences and clinical education. 6

Department of Preventive and RestorativeDentistry 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. The Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry 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 teeth 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 the University Dental Hospital Sharjah (UDHS). 7 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Bachelor of Science inDental Surgery Bachelor of Science in Dental Surgery 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. PROGRAM OF STUDY The curriculum consists of three phases that are completed over a six-year period. 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 physics and biology 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 level. 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 phase 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 form of 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. 8

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 Dental 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. University Dental HospitalSharjahwill provide dental and oral health services to the Sharjah community and others seeking quality dental treatment. It offers first-class facilities, personnel, and medical technology in an environment characterized by professionalism. CAREER Opportunities 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 PROGRAMS 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. 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. 9 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN 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 provides the necessary fundamental sciences and surgical education and skills that would enable the dental practitioner to begin a career in oral surgery. 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. 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 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. 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 required by patients with pulpal and periapical diseases and trauma patients. The MDS-EN program is committed to the pursute of excellence in clinical skills, research and evidence based-practice and community engagement that will 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. In addition to providing high quality education and training in endodontics that will develop competent endodontists fit to serve the community safely and effectively. MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN ORTHODONTICS Orthodontics is that branch of dentistry that addresses the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of mal-positioned teeth and jaws, and misaligned bite patterns. It may also address the modification of facial growth, known as dentofacial orthopedics. The Master of Dental Surgery program in Orthodontics is a three-year full time program that provides the necessary fundamental sciences and clinical training and education that enable the dental practitioner to begin an independent career in orthodontics. 11 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 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. The University Dental Hospital Sharjah (UDHS) is dedicated to the protection, promotion, maintenance and improvement of the oral health of the citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates. OUR VISION 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. OUR MISSION Provide 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. OUR GOALS • 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 high emphasis on prevention, building close relationships with our patients. Patient care and goodwill are extremely important to us. We work with the community to help 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. 12

UDHS SERVICES Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Complexities made easier – This is the most critical branch of dentistry that deals with surgical management of infections, complex extractions, injuries and deformities of themouth, jawbones and associated structures. Orthodontics Positioning a perfect smile – Irregular teeth and improper jaws are an old story. Our specialized team of Orthodontists straighten irregular teeth and correct the position of jaws using modern 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. Endodontic and Conservative Dentistry Endodontists specialize in root canal treatment using world- class 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. 13 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

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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. 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. Uses of Laser in Dentistry: • Laser Cavity Detectio • 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. • 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 Endodontics. 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 has quality oriented laboratories 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. 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 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. 15 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

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