About the Dental Program

About the Program

Program Mission

To graduate qualified dentists, in an attractive environment that encourages learning, research and community services.

Program Goals

  1. Offering high standard education and training to dental students
  2. Providing an enthusiastic learning environment
  3. Promoting excellent scientific research
  4. Building effective partnerships with community institutions

Graduate Attributes

  1. Competent dentists
  2. Effective communicators
  3. Experienced collaborators
  4. Investigative
  5. Ethical practitioners
  6. Community-engaged

The Degree Awarded by The Program

Bachelor’s Degree of Dental Surgery (BDS).

Program Level According to The National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

Seventh level.

Program Requirements

Vision College awards a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Surgery to students who have successfully completed 200 credit hours in addition to the one-year internship training program.

The 200 hours are divided over the years of study as follows:
YearCredit hours
First year Courses (Basic Sciences)35 hours
Second year courses33 hours
Third year courses32 hours
Fourth year courses35 hours
Fifth year courses32 hours
Sixth year courses33 hours
Total200 hours

Program Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

K1Recognize the essential theoretical knowledge and basic sciences related to dental sciences.
K2Describe the anatomy, development, structure, and function of teeth and associated soft and hard tissue structures.
K3Describe the etiology, pathology, clinical features, and management of common dental, oral, and related diseases.
K4Identify the different principles, techniques, materials, and medications applied in dental practice.
K5Explain the basis of evidence-based dental practice at the individual and community levels.


S1Perform basic preclinical practices and procedures relevant to the dental practice.
S2Utilize obtained patient history and diagnostic measures to detect dental and oral abnormalities for managing patients effectively.
S3Discern and manipulate different instruments, equipment, and materials for different clinical dental procedures.
S4Perform different preventive and basic therapeutic dental procedures based on appropriate treatment plans.
S5Provide basic care for common complications or emergencies that may occur in dental practice.
S6Apply the principles of scientific research required to practice evidence-based dentistry.


V1Demonstrate ethical, professional, and legal responsibilities in the dentistry profession.
V2Demonstrate commitment to community service, career planning and life-long learning within the dental profession.
V3Establish collaborative teamwork and leadership responsibility in the dental practice.