Vision Colleges - Dentistry

Program message

That the Bachelor of Dental Surgery program at Vision College of Dentistry and Nursing contribute to the preparation of qualified competencies in the field of dentistry that are able to compete locally and regionally in an innovative educational environment that encourages learning, scientific research and community participation, in a framework of transparency and commitment to the ethical values ​​of the Saudi society.

Program Goals

  1. Providing the Saudi community with highly qualified dentists.
  2. Strengthening oral and dental health services in the Saudi society.
  3. Developing an effective partnership with the Saudi society.
  4. Enhancing the environment for scientific research to benefit society
  5. Development of financial resources for colleges.

The degree awarded by the program

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS).

The level of the program is in accordance with the National Qualifications Framework

Sixth level.

Program requirements

Vision College of Dentistry and Nursing awards a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree to students who have successfully completed 200 credit hours in addition to the one-year internship program.

Degree
Track type
The beginning of the program
Total hours
Type of study
The language of study
BSC One main track First semester 2009-2010 200 Levels system English

The 200 hours are distributed over the years of study as follows:

The year
Credit hours
First-year courses (basic sciences)

35 hours
Second-year courses
33 hours
Third year courses
32 hours
Fourth-year courses
35 hours
Fifth year courses
32 hours
Sixth year courses
33 hours
Total
200 hours
Program learning outcomes

Code

Description

Knowledge

K1

Understand medical documents in English, particularly in the field of dentistry.

K2

Understand essential theoretical knowledge of basic sciences related to dental sciences.

K3

Describe anatomy, development, structure and function of teeth and associated soft and hard tissue structures.

K4

Describe etiology, clinical features, pathological processes and management of the most common oral diseases and conditions.

K5

Describe etiology, and clinical features including oral manifestations of dentally related systemic diseases.

K6

List different radiographic techniques and describe their application in dentistry.

K7

List basic characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of the commonly used dental materials.

K8

Describe different techniques of local anesthesia commonly used in dental practice.

K9

Describe normal and abnormal occlusion.

K10

Describe basic principles, different techniques and criteria for success and failure of different dental clinical procedures.

K11

Describe different methods and approaches of oral diseases’ prevention at individual and community levels.

K12

List indications, contraindications and side effects of commonly prescribed medications in dentistry.

K13

Describe principles of infection control, including management of needle stick injuries in dental practice.

K14

Describe the different types of study design and basic concepts of conducting research.

Skills

S1

Perform different clinical dental procedures in preclinical settings.

S2

Obtain social, medical, and dental history for dental patient.

S3

Perform extra- and intra-oral clinical examination.

S4

Request the appropriate dental radiographs and interpret the findings.

S5

Apply preventive treatment plan to tackle the most common oral health problems.

S6

Formulate dental treatment plan based on diagnostic findings for dental patients.

S7

Identify and manipulate different instruments, equipment and materials for different clinical dental procedures.

S8

Identify and appropriately refer a patient in need for specialized care.

S9

Establish prognosis for the provided dental treatment.

S10

Identify dental complications that may occur due to dental procedure.

S11

Prescribe commonly used medications in dentistry.

S12

Identify and manage common medical and dental emergencies that may occur in dental practice.

S13

Participate in dental community services.

S14

Apply proper infection control in dental practice.

S15

Participate in research activities.

Competence

C1

Conduct comprehensive dental clinical examination.

C2

Recognize abnormal findings in oral soft and hard tissues.

C3

Perform common intra-oral local anesthesia injection.

C4

Perform non-surgical dental extraction.

C5

Perform non-surgical periodontal therapy.

C6

Perform preventive dental treatment.

C7

Perform simple restorative dental treatment.

C8

Perform simple pulp and root canal therapy for children and adults.

C9

Perform prosthodontic restorations including dental crowns, fixed and removable dentures.

 

 

study plan

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Level
ENGL 105 Medical Terminology 3 First
ISLM 101 Islamic Culture 2
COM 101 Introduction to Computing 3
ARAB 101 Arabic Language (1) 2
BIOS 101 Biostatistics 2
ENGL 101 English Language (1) 6
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry 3 Second
PHYS 101 General Physics 3
ARAB 102 Arabic Language (2) 2
ENGL 103 English Language (2) 4
COMM 101 Communication Skills 2
BIOL 101 Biology 3
RSD 213 Dental Anatomy & Morphology 2 Third
GDC 283 Introduction to Dentistry 1
ANAT 213 Anatomy, Embryology, Histology 4
BCH 261 Biochemistry (1) 2
PSL 211 General Physiology (1) 3
DSD 251 Oral Biology & Histology (1) 1
IC 102 Islam & Construction of Society 2
DSD 252 Oral Biology & Histology (2) 2 Fourth
RSD 212 Introduction to Operative Dentistry 2
GDC 284 Applied Computer Technology in Dentistry 2
ANAT 214 Head & Neck Anatomy 3
RSD 230 Basic Dental Materials 1
BCH 262 Biochemistry (2) 2
PSL 212 General Physiology (2) 2
GDC 282 Introduction to Behavioral Dentistry 1
IC 103 The Islamic Economic System 2
OMS 312 Applied Surgical Anatomy, Local Anesthesia & Exodontia (1) 1 Fifth
RSD 312 Pre-Clinical Operative Dentistry (1) 3
DSD 331 Oral Pathology (1) 2
GDC 382 Ethics in Dentistry 1
PHL 312 Dental Pharmacology (1) 1
MAC 322 General Microbiology & Immunology 3
PATH 330 General Pathology (1) 1
DSD 134 Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (1) 2
RSD 332 Dental Material Science (1) 2
OMS 313 Applied Surgical Anatomy, Local Anesthesia & Exodontia (2) 1 Sixth
DSD 332 Oral Pathology (2) 2
RSD 333 Dental Material Science (2) 2
DSD 234 Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (2) 2
DSD 344 Oral Diagnosis (1) 2
RSD 313 Pre-Clinical Operative Dentistry (2) 3
CPD 321 Preventive Dentistry 1
PSD 312 Introduction to Pre-Clinical Prosthodontics & Occlusion 2
PHL 313 Dental Pharmacology (2) 1
PATH 331 General Pathology (2) 2
DSD 441 Oral Diagnosis (2) 2 Seventh
OMS 412 Clinical Oral Surgery (1) 2
RSD 412 Clinical Operative Dentistry (1) 2
DSD 443 Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (3) 1
RSD 423 Pre-Clinical Endodontics (1) 2
PSD 422 Pre-Clinical Removable Prosthodontics (1) 3
PSD 432 Pre-Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics (1) 3
CPD 412 Clinical Periodontology (1) 2
OMS 413 Clinical Oral Surgery (2) 2 Eighth
RSD 413 Clinical Operative Dentistry (2) 1
CPD 413 Clinical Periodontology (2) 2
DSD 444 Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (4) 1
PSD 423 Pre-Clinical Removable Prosthodontics (2) 3
PSD 433 Pre-Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics (2) 3
POD 413 Pre-Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 2
RSD 424 Pre-Clinical Endodontics (2) 2
GDC 481 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
OMS 512 Clinical Oral Surgery (3) 2 Ninth
RSD 512 Clinical Operative Dentistry (3) 2
RSD 523 Clinical Endodontics (1) 2
POD 514 Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (1) 2
PSD 522 Clinical Removable Prosthodontics (1) 2
PSD 533 Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics (1) 3
CPD 512 Clinical Periodontology (3) 2
POD 516 Pre-Clinical Orthodontics (1) 2
GIM 511 General Internal Medicine 1 Tenth
GSO 511 General Surgery 1
MAC 521 Applied Microbiology 2
OMS 513 Clinical Oral Surgery (4) 1
DSD 522 Oral Medicine (1) 2
RSD 513 Clinical Operative Dentistry (4) 1
RSD 524 Clinical Endodontics (2) 1
CPD 513 Clinical periodontology (4) 2
POD 515 Clinical pediatric dentistry (2) 2
POD 517 Pre-Clinical Orthodontics (2) 2
PSD 523 Clinical Removable Prosthodontics (2) 1
PSD 534 Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics (2) 1
ENT 511 Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery 1
DSD 690 Oral Medicine (2) 2 Eleventh
POD 693 Clinical Orthodontics 1
POD 694 Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (3) 1
CPD 695 Biostatistics in Dentistry 1
CPD 696 Dental Public Health & Community Dentistry (1) 2
PSD 694 Advanced Prosthodontics & Implantology (1) 2
GDC 692 Comprehensive Clinical Dentistry (1) 4
PHL 698 Dental Pharmacology (3) 1
IC 104 Fundamentals of Islamic Political System 2
RSD 694 Esthetic Dentistry 2 Twelfth
POD 695 Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (4) 1
CPD 697 Dental Public Health & Community Dentistry (2) 1
CPD 698 Dental Practice Management 1
PSD 695 Advanced Prosthodontics & Implantology (2) 2
GDC 690 Geriatric Dentistry 1
GDC 693 Comprehensive Clinical Dentistry (2) 4
ARAB 103 Writing in Arabic Language 2