- College of Dentistry

Oral Diagnosis


This department specializes in diagnosis of different dental conditions and emergencies such as: pain of dental origins, intra and extra-oral swellings and masses, redness and whitening and other discoloration and abnormalities related to oral and maxillofacial parts such as the following cases and conditions:


  1. Extraction according to indications which are badly carious, hopeless and none restorable teeth, retained roots, mobile teeth due to severe and chronic periodontitis.
  2. Minor oral surgery (cyst removal, preprosthetic surgeries, pre-orthodontic surgeries such as diastema correction, and exposing impacted teeth for orthodontic alignment).
  3. Impactions (wisdom tooth removal which may need only incisions or incision and bone removal).
  4. Periapical surgeries such as (periapical curettage, apicoectomy, and root hemisections).
  5. TMJ problems (examination and diagnosis of the condition, motivation and instructions, medications and follow up).
  6. Salivary gland problems (examinations and diagnosis, instructions, medication and follow-up).

Department Vision:

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Department Mission:

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Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of BDS Course, the students should be able to:


  1. Be able to diagnose common oral pathological conditions and suggest treatment on the basis of the diagnosis;
  2. Be able to make differential diagnoses;
  3. Be able to assess the need to perform a biopsy;
  4. Be able to write a complete referral/requisition;
  5. Be able to understand the biopsy report from the pathologist (terminology);
  6. Have knowledge of the histological picture of the most common diseases of the jaws and oral mucosa in order to be able to explain the clinical picture;
  7. Be familiar with advanced education in oral pathology.
  8. Have knowledge of the aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, histopathological picture and prognosis as well as differential diagnoses and treatment of various diseases/conditions.
  9. Have knowledge of tumours in the salivary glands.
  10. Have knowledge of malignant tumours in the soft tissues and jaws.
  11. Have competence in performing clinical assessments, making diagnoses and treating the patient;
  12. Diagnose inflammation in oral tissue;
  13. Make a diagnosis using dental x-rays, occlusal x-rays and panorama x-rays. This also includes differential diagnosis assessments;
  14. Assess radiation exposure of the most commonly used radiological methods in general dental practice;
  15. Perform  clinical odontological activities in accordance with the Act on radiation protection and use of radiation, and regulations;
  16. Assess the need for referral to a specialist in maxillofacial radiology for supplementary advanced diagnostic procedures, including the interpretation of the radiological report.
  17. Interpret  X-ray images  in full, systematically and under optimal conditions.
  18. Know Intraoral, OPG, Cephalometric and CBCT interpretation.

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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