Dental Medicine & Surgery Departments
In the faculty of dental medicine and surgery there are various departments that include:
- Department of the university requirements and basic sciences (joint department that work in collaboration with other colleges).
- Department of the dental sciences
Department of the dental sciences
The degree of B.D.M.S in the faculty of dental medicine & surgery attained upon completion of courses that run over 10 semesters. After that the candidates graduate as general dental practitioners.
Vision and Mission of Department of dental science:
Vision: looking forward to the graduation of safe dental practitioners and global leaders in oral health.
Education committed to clinical excellence
We achieve our mission through:
- Evolving comprehensive dental education that integrates science, technology, patient needs, and lifelong learning in a world-class environment
- Recruitment, development, support, and retention of a diverse group of exceptional students, faculty, staff, and alumni
- Civic engagement in service to our local, regional, national, and global communities
The departments that belong to dentistry include
- Preclinical phase of dentistry include the following departments
- Oral and maxillofacial pathology
- Community Dentistry
- Clinical phase III of dentistry include the following clinical departments
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Oral and maxillofacial radiology
- Oral medicine
- Restorative dentistry
- Pediatric dentistry
Department of Oral and maxillofacial pathology:
The Department of Oral Pathology is one of the basic faculty departments. It is a well equipped and prepared department that intends to develop an up to standard level of Dental students.
The department educates students in the fundamentals of Oral Pathology through lectures, seminars and tutorials. Also practical laboratories are held during the course to augment the theoretical component.
The subject is taught in semester 5&6 (third year) as a longitudinal course through the year with frequent tutorials, Seminars and exams.
Aims & Objectives
The Oral Pathology aims at acquiring adequate knowledge and the necessary skills for the future dental practitioners in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and anomalies of the oral and maxillofacial region.
The objectives of training in Oral Pathology are to:
- Provide adequate knowledge on development, structures and functions of the teeth, jaws and supporting tissues in the orofacial region.
- Provide adequate knowledge of Diseases affecting orofacial region and the importance of etiology and pathogenesis of oral disease.
- Attaining knowledge and skills in evaluating clinical findings, ability to carry out and interpret various investigative procedures to establish a definitive diagnosis and institute proper treatment
- Promote oral health and prevent oral diseases.
Dr.Aisha Khidir Babiker BDS, MSc (Oral Pathology) university of Khartoum
Department Of Community Dentistry
This is the branch that deals with practice of dentistry in the community.
The subject is taught over semester 3, 4, 6, 7. The main goal is to connect the students with the community and health services, determine the community practice that runs with and against oral health. Also the students develop the skills of determining health problem and find the causes and offer the suitable treatment
Dr. abdalla dooros (head of the department)
Dr. hibatalla hassanein
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was established as one of the departments of the Faculty of Dental medicine & Surgery at National University. It supervises the preparation, teaching and training of the scientific subject related to the essentials of oral and maxillofacial surgery for dental students.
The staff members of the department participate annually in the mobile clinic, which provides free treatment for some villages and remote areas. The staff members of the department also participate actively in spreading awareness in the field of oral and dental health through educational seminars and therapeutic campaigns with college undergraduate students.
The department provides therapeutic services in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery through consulting clinics at Al-Raqi University Hospital by performing major operations for treatment of Maxillofacial fractures, oncological and plastic and reconstructive surgeries.
Oral & Maxillofacial Department Goals
– Contribute to the graduation of national cadres of distinguished dentists
– Spreading awareness of the importance of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery specialty at the community level
– Establishing graduate programs and participating in the training of MD registrars in oral and maxillofacial surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial Department staff members
- Ashraf Abdulghani (Head of Department)
Consultant & Assistant Professor (OMFS)
- Tarig Babiker
Consultant & Associate Professor (OMFS)
- Sarah Abdallah
Specialist & Assistant Professor (OMFS)
Oral and maxillofacial radiology
It is a branch of dentistry that is concerned with the diagnostic imaging in dentistry. The course is taught over semester 8 and the course includes lectures, tutorial, seminars and practical sessions.
The aim of the course is to:
Provide students with the knowledge necessary to interpret radiological images.
Train students to perform the imaging procedure
Staff of the department:
The course is taught in collaboration with the department within faculty and with faculty of medicine, faculty of radiology.
Department of Oral medicine :
Oral medicine is a branch of dentistry that is concerned with the effects of the general health of the patient on teeth and mouth, in addition to precautions needed to treat and manage patients with medical conditions. It represents a fence that joins medicine and dentistry.
The course (DE-OMED-424) runs over two semesters (7&8) and intended to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for managing patients with mucosal diseases and /or systemic diseases.
The course is sometimes taught in collaboration with the department of periodontology because of many areas of intersection between the two departments.
Staff of the department:
-Eman Ahmed Kheir
BDS, MSc, MD (SMSB)
Periodontics Department :
Periodontology is an important science in dentistry that deals with the health and diseases of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.
It consists of 3 courses:
Periodontic 1– DE-Perio 423 (Semester 7)
Periodontic 2– DE-Perio 427(Semester 8)
Periodontic 3—DE-CDCT 521 (Semester 10)
These courses are ordered systematically and aim to:
-Provide the candidate with knowledge and skills of diagnosing and managing patients with periodontal diseases
-Provide students with the sufficient knowledge of fundamentals of oral hygiene measures, prevention and treatment of the gingival and periodontal diseases.
– Fatima Hassan Khidir Makki (MSc) (Head of Department)
– Hiba Ahmed Elsidig Ahmed (MSc)
– Alaa Ali Ahmed Ali (MD)
Restorative dentistry Department :
Restorative department in faculty of Dental medicine and surgery include three disciplines
Operative dentistry :
Operative dentistry deals with the restoration of diseased or damaged teeth, it is taught in two stages (pre-clinical and clinical courses). The first stage started early in semester 6 (third year) and the undergraduates are taught the course as a preclinical course for operative dentistry; it includes lectures and practical training in phantom head labs. The practical training includes various restorative procedures that are done on dummies (mannequin).
Then the second stage follows during the fourth year, the students are then taught the clinical course where they master the diagnosis and treatment planning and carry out simple restorative procedures on patients under close supervision of consultants.
Dr.enas osman sharfi
Endodontics is the branch of restorative dentistry concerned with the morphology, physiology, and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. The students are taught this course during the first and second semesters of the fourth year. They develop first their preclinical skills on root canal treatment on dummies. Then during the final-year the students get supervised hands-on practice in providing endodontic treatment to real patients.
Dr.enas osman sharfi
Fixed prosthodontics :
The Discipline of fixed Prosthodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the replacement and restoration of teeth through utilization of the ready and custom made crowns and bridges. This course is carried out in semester 9 simultaneously with the preclinical training on artificial teeth. Then the students perform their clinical requirements on real patients under close staff supervision.
Dr. shaza sidig
Orthodontics Department :
It is one of the important departments in the faculty of dental Medicine and surgery. It deals with alignment of crooked teeth and correction of dentofacial deformities. The subject is taught in fifth year (semester 9 & 10)
Aims: The orthodontics department aim to
Provide basic theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in the in the field of orthodontic for undergraduate
Prepare the student to be able to diagnose orthodontic problems and to treat simple cases beside referral of difficult cases to specialist orthodontist.
Facilities of the department: include a modern orthodontic clinic and clinical laboratory
Staff: Dr. Motasim adam
Department of removable prosthodontic :
It is a branch of dentistry concerned with replacement of the missing teeth and eventual restoration of shape and function. The subject is taught over 4 courses that extend over semester 5, 7,8, 10.
The main aims of the courses are to:
Provide the students with the fundamentals of the of removable prosthodontic
Train the students to perform removable appliances to replace teeth
Dr.Mona Ibrahim (head of department)
Dr. Doaa Hassan
The practice of pediatric dentistry is an interdisciplinary subject, providing different aspects of Oral and Dental Health Care to infants, children and adolescents as well as individuals with special needs. Undergraduate students should have an immense knowledge of the major areas of the practice of pediatric dentistry.
This subject is taught on the fourth and fifth year dental students;
The fourth year students
The course is designed to provide guidance to begin delivery of competent oral health care for children. Students are expected to learn current techniques and principles based on most recent scientific literature.
This course is taught over semester eight. Teaching will be conducted in English.
Only consists of theoretical components (with two credit hours), taught in semester eight.
The fifth year students
Pedodontics-2 (DE-PEDO-513) and Comprehensive Dentistry Training/peadodontics-3 (DE-CDCT-521)
These courses are extended one and are taught over semester nine and ten. It consists of theoretical and clinical components (with four credit hours):
- The theoretical component is taught in semester nine & ten.
- The clinical component is in the form of clinical training four hours session every week for each student.
The course is designed to provide guidance to begin delivery of competent oral health care for children. Students are expected to learn current techniques and principles based on most recent scientific literature. Teaching will be conducted in English.
Department Staff :
Dr. Maha Osman (lecturer)
Dr. Amel Satti (lecturer)