- College of Dentistry

Conservative Dentistry


The Conservative Dentistry department is concerned with the treatment of disease and defects of dental hard tissues mainly the conservation of teeth in the mouth and reconstructing the form, function, and aesthetics through various kinds of direct and indirect restorations of individual teeth. This department provides a huge patient load and renders a wide range of therapy in three different disciplines of Endodontics, Operative Dentistry, and Fixed prosthodontics.

Department Vision:

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Department Mission:

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of BDS course of study, students must:


  1. Have knowledge of processes related to caries, dental erosion (acid damage), tooth wear, mineralization disorders and discolouration of tooth substance, and how these present clinically;
  2. Be able to diagnose, prevent and follow up caries, dental erosion (acid damage), tooth wear, mineralization disorders and discolouration of tooth substance in line with the patient’s wishes, needs and the prevailing clinical conditions;
  3. Have an understanding of social, cultural and age-related aspects that can affect the development and prevalence of such diseases and injuries in the oral cavity.
  4. Know aspects of aesthetic dental treatment including tooth whitening;
  5. Know the role of saliva in the formation of dental pellicle, conditions that can affect pellicle formation and clinical consequences;
  6. know the principles regarding the progression of caries
  7. Know preventive strategies for management of dental erosion
  8. Know possible causes of dental hypersensitivity
  9. Know possible causes of tooth discolouration
  10. Know the aspects related to the clinical use of composites
  11. Know the longevity of dental restorations, criteria for their revision, and considerations regarding repair of direct restorations
  12. Reach an endodontic diagnosis and including possible differential diagnoses;
  13. Establish a differentiated treatment plan, including prognosis for the endodontic treatment;
  14. Perform endodontic emergency treatment and complete an endodontic treatment in teeth with different endodontic problems and of varying complexity in adults;
  15. Work independently;
  16. Justify treatment choice, document treatment and follow-up procedures through clear, concise and contemporaneous clinical records.
  17. Know odontogenic pain conditions and their origins and be competent at treating such conditions;
  18. Know different endodontic treatment complexity.
  19. Know the anatomy and physiology of the pulpo-dentinal complex and of the periapical structures;
  20. Know the immunological aspects of pulpal and periapical disease;
  21. Know the basic equipment used for endodontic treatment, including root filling materials;
  22. Know the basic principles for radiographic evaluation of apical periodontitis.
  23. Perform procedures that prevent or cure apical periodontitis, conventional root canal instrumentation and root filling of extracted human teeth;
  24. Use radiographic and electronic methods for optimized root canal instrumentation and root filling.

Study Methods:

The method of study in the College of Dentistry depends on various tools such as lectures, practical sessions, clinical hospital, and community dentistry, case presentations, and reports. The assessment is achieved via mid-term exams, final exams, essays, OSCE, and reports.

The curriculum program complies with the Bologna process of Directives of the European Union. It consists of 10 semesters across five years of study. The study plan includes 300 ECTS over 5 years and 60 ECTS per year.


The language of academic teaching at the College of Dentistry is English.


The duration of study at the College of Dentistry is 5 academic years of full-time study.

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