- College of Dentistry

Pedodontics and Community Oral Health


Our department is committed to providing excellent educational services to our students and delivering the highest standard of preventive and therapeutic procedures for the younger parents and the community. To accomplish this, we incorporated the learning objectives for pediatric dentistry, prevent dentistry, and community dentistry into the undergraduate and graduate curricula of our College.

Department Vision:

Through the integration of these specializes – preventive dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and community dentistry – our department endeavors to deliver outstanding educational services while ensuring the best preventive and therapeutic procedures are available for our young patients as well as the wider community.

Department Mission:

Our department recognizes the unique needs of pediatric patients. Through specialized training in pediatric dentistry, we are equipped to provide comprehensive dental care for children of all ages. We prioritize creating a comfortable and child-friendly environment that fosters positive dental experiences. By incorporating preventive dentistry into our practices, we can focus on promoting oral health and preventing dental diseases through regular check-ups and patient education. Our goal is to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to maintain optimal oral hygiene. Furthermore, we understand that oral health extends beyond individual patients. Community dentistry plays a vital role in promoting oral health at a population level. By engaging with local communities, we strive to raise awareness about oral hygiene practices and provide access to dental care for underserved populations.

Learning Outcomes:

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

Be able to take responsibility for assessing ethical and psychological factors in the treatment of children; Show tolerance for children’s reactions during dental treatment and understanding of the reactions of parents in the case of disease, injuries, and developmental abnormalities; Have an informed attitude to prevent work and measures, and be able to ensure that the patient receives appropriate assistance regarding treatment options, treatment plans, possible financial support, and follow-up.

Communicate with pediatric patients at different stages of development, getting the patient to cooperate and feel safe in normal treatment situations; Perceive and respond to negative affective reactions in children so as to prevent the development of anxiety towards and avoidance of dental treatment. know the epidemiology of caries and the ecological factors of caries in children and young people; Know relevant methods in caries diagnosis; Know the factors that contribute to increased risk of caries in children and the efficacy of fluoride in caries prevention; Know fluoride preparations and fissure sealants in caries prevention; Principles for non-operative and operative caries treatment, and materials used in connection with the treatment of caries.

Assess the most appropriate use of fluoride in each individual case and carry out clinical preventive measures, including fissure sealant techniques; Conduct all clinical procedures associated with caries therapy in children and adolescents on the basis of localization of the caries lesions and degree of severity.

Know the purpose of and indications for various forms of pulp therapy in primary and young permanent teeth in relation to caries and traumas; Diagnose and treat clinically healthy, inflamed, and necrotic pulp in primary teeth and in permanent teeth with incomplete root development. Know normal tooth development, tooth eruption, and shedding in primary and secondary dentition and deviation from the norm (numerical and morphological); Extract primary and permanent teeth as well as being able to perform simple surgical procedures on children; Diagnose all types of anomalies in dentition and occlusion through systematic examination of children and adolescents;

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 t0
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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