- College of Dentistry



The Department of Periodontics is potentially engaged in the educational, research, and service missions of the College of Dentistry, University of Sulaimani in Kurdistan region of Iraq. As an integral unit of the Dental College, Department of Periodontics collaborates with other departments of the college of dentistry to provide optimal oral health care to the patients in order to meet the needs of the population of Sulaimani. The Department of Periodontics provides instruction and clinical experience dealing with the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the periodontium in adults.

Our syllabus comprises under-graduate and postgraduate programs. Our undergraduate program includes a theoretical and clinical curriculum during fourth and fifth year of their study which comprises 2 hours theory per week and four hours clinical per week. Our clinics are open from Sundays to Thursdays and run by qualified professors with MSc and PhD qualifications, providing full working time attachment with their students. Our clinical training focuses on the understanding of periodontal and peri-implant health and treatment of associated diseases, and is supported by departmental research activities.

Department Vision:

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Department Mission:

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of BDS study, students must:

  1. Be able to diagnose, prevent and deal with all periodontal conditions or refer to a specialist;
  2. Have clinical skills that make them competent to treat patients with other coexisting chronic conditions that are independent of each other or are associated with the periodontal condition,
  3. Be  able to manage the increased expectations held by the aging population;
  4. Be aware that a specialist periodontal programme can be used in treatment of difficult, complex cases.

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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