Postgraduate Admission Timetable
Postgraduate IMPLANT COURSE
The college administration in its Mission, Vision and Goals envisaged Postgraduate Dental Education Programs in the college as a major contribution to Dentistry and Dental Health in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was expected that Postgraduate Programs would include the mandatory Internship Program, the Dental Residency Programs, Graduate Programs (Master's and Doctorate Degrees) and Continuing Education Programs.
Approval for a Master's Degree Program plus a competency certification in a Dental Specialty was given by the Ministry of Higher Education (MHE) in 2008. It was also in 2008 that the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) approved the college as a training center for selected Dental Residency (Boards) Programs. Now all the Dental Residency Programs training have been approved for offering by the college.
The double achievement is an indication of the quality of staff of Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy as well as the fair judgement of both the MOE and SCFHS that saw the capability of the college in all its Departments and Divisions.
Consequently in October 2009, four students were admitted as pioneer Postgraduate Education Students - three (3) in Periodontics and one (1) in Restorative Dentistry.
For the Residency Training Programs, the college in 2010 had a total of eleven residents: two (2) in Restorative Dentistry, two (2) in Orthodontics, two (2) in Prosthodontics, three (3) in Endodontics and two (2) in Pediatric Dentistry.
For the academic year which began in September 25, 2010, thirteen (13) graduate degree students were admitted as follows: three (3) in Orthodontics, two (2) in Pediatric Dentistry, three (3) in Periodontics and four (4) in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery.
If the college as expected, continues to maintain its qualitative and quantitative growth, encourage and achieve quality research by the academic staff, invite visiting international scholars, within a reasonable time, it should be possible to commence doctorate programs in Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy.
Although there is a Coordinator for the combined Postgraduate Programs, the administration of each program is guided by a Postgraduate Studies Committee which oversees both the graduate degree (M.S) Program and the Residency Programs.
Master of Science in Dentistry
The Master of Science in Dentistry and Competency Certificate in Dental Specialties is a postgraduate research program of up to three-year duration offered in the Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy which is approved and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.
It offers graduates of all areas of dentistry a unique opportunity to broaden their knowledge and clinical skills to meet the demands of contemporary practice.
The following MSD Clinical Specialty Programs:
- Restorative Dentistry (3 years)
- Periodontics (3 years)
- Prosthodontics (3 years)
- Endodontics (3 years)
- Orthodontics (3 years)
- Pediatric Dentistry (3 years)
- Diagnostic Clinical Dentistry (Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology & Oral Medicine Diagnosis) (3 years)
- Dental Public Health (2 years)
- Advanced General Dentistry
- Advanced General Dentistry and Dental Public Health
The annual tuition fee for MSD & Clinical Certificate in Dental Specialty is SR 180,000 for the following programs:
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Diagnostic Clinical Dentistry Program (Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Oral Medicine Diagnosis)
- Dental Public Health
- Advanced General Dentistry
- Advanced General Dentistry and Dental Public Health
Master of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharm. D. Certificate
The Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharm. D. Certificate Program offered through Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy is designed to provide practicing pharmacists the opportunity to extend their education, enhance their clinical skills, and complete Pharm. D. (MSc) training while remaining in the work force. This is an important advancement in the level of practice in the profession of pharmacy. The curriculum promotes active learning, problem solving, and critical thinking and is designed for the adult learner.
The program allows for individualized assessment of professional competencies to determine placement and allows academic credit for prior learning as evaluated through the students preparation of a portfolio, challenge examinations, or other methods of experiential assessment deemed appropriate by the faculty. All applicants accepted into the program need to be, or willing to become, proficient at using personal computers and must have internet access and an E-mail account. The didactic and experiential portion curriculum is designed to be completed in two (2) years and awarded a Pharm. D. certificate followed by six (6) months of research dissertation to satisfy the requirement for Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy.
The mission of the program is the delivery of pharmaceutical care. Pharmaceutical care involves the process through which a pharmacist collaborates with a patient and other professionals in designing. Implementing, and monitoring a therapeutic plan that will produce specific therapeutic outcomes for the patient. Therefore, we have two major goals for the Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharm. D. program.
These goals are:
- To provide graduates with a basic core of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed by pharmacists to meet the professional competencies necessary to become generalists who pratice pharmaceutical care.
- To prepare graduates to assume leadership in the provision of pharmaceutical care and advance the practice of pharmacy.
Higher Diploma in Implant Dentistry
Mission of the Program:
- Preparing dentists to become more competent in the art and science of advanced implant dentistry.
- Improving the oral health and well being of dental patients and the society thru didactic, practical clinic sessions and research.
- Assuring at any time that these activities are consistent with the Mission of Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy.
Vision of the Program:
- To be recognized as a qualitatively preeminent program for advanced Implant Dentistry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in particular and the Gulf/Arab region in general.
The duration of the program is 1 year. Upon completion, the candidate will be a Specialist in Implant Dentistry and he/she will receive an Implant Dentistry Certificate recognized by Saudi Commission for Health Specialties with SCFHS certificate (no. 110001107).
The Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy as accredited Training Center and Admission Office by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties offers six Saudi Board Programs. The following are:
The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Restorative Dentistry Program
(SSC-(Dent) Resto) Former (SBARD)
The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Restorative Dentistry [SSC-(Dent) Resto] former SBARD is an advanced education program in restorative dentistry started October 1999 designed to provide didactic, clinical and hospital training to upgrade the level of dental profession in Saudi Arabia. The instruction and experience provided in SBARD prepare residents to be highly qualified restorative dentists who are able to treat complex restorative cases of the following disciplines; Restorative dentistry, Endodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics.
The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics Program
The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics (SSC-Dent (Prosth) program is a four-year training program that offers didactic, clinical and laboratory training in the field of prosthodontics. As the adult population in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia increases, there will be a proportional increase in need for high quality trained Prosthodontists becomes evident. Graduates of the Saudi Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics (SSC-Dent (Prosth) program will contribute in providing such optimal prosthodontic care.
The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Endodontic Program
The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Endodontics [SSC-(Dent) Endo] is the branch of dentistry, which is concerned with the morphology, physiology, and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its studies and practice encompass the basic clinical sciences, including biology of the normal pulp, the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions. The program extends for four years and it has been designed to satisfy the needs for those who wish to acquire greater skill, knowledge, and experience in clinical Endodontics, as well as a background in biological sciences. The program includes participation in formal lectures, seminars, book and literature reviews.
The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Periodontics Program
The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Periodontics [SSC-Dent (Perio)] Program is a four year program designed to satisfy the needs of those who wish to acquire high skills, knowledge and experience in clinical Periodontics, as well as a background in biological sciences. Significant training will be given in impantology, periodontal plastic surgery, oral reconstructive surgery, and periodontal medicine. Educational objectives are accomplished through lectures, seminars, case presentation, conferences and clinical practice.
The Saudi Specialty Certificate Program in Orthodontics
The Saudi Specialty Certificate Program in Orthodontics (SSCPO) is a 5-year clinical training program in the field of orthodontics approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS). Candidates who are accepted into the program undergo intensive didactic and clinical orthodontic training.
The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry Program
The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry is a four years program designed to meet the educational standards of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. Upon completion of the program, the resident receives a Saudi Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.
The Program involves intensive clinical training in Pediatric Dentistry which includes providing primary and comprehensive dental care for pediatric patients from infant, child, adolescents and for patients with special needs. In addition, it includes diagnosis and treatment of occlusal problems in the primary, mixed and young permanent dentition. The program will also include Pediatric Dentistry literature review and basic sciences.
|Dr. Mansour K. Assery
Dean, Graduate Studies and Scientific Research
|00966-1-2931177 Ext: 142
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