Faculty of Dentistry

Master's Degree Program in Pedodontics

1.  Program Goals:

The post-graduate program in Pediatric Dentistry is developed to provide dentists with skill and knowledge to    efficiently deliver a comprehensive oral health care for children and adolescents. It also includes care for children beyond the age of adolescent who demonstrate physical, mental, and emotional problems.

 The course addresses the following areas: the guidance of human behavior, diagnosis, preventive, operative, endodontic and prosthodontic measures for infants, children, teenagers, and medically compromised individuals. The program is expanded to include the management of related oral surgery, growth and development problems recognized to be within the realm of pediatric dentistry.

2.  Program Objectives:

 At the end of this program, the graduate student will gain the highest professional knowledge relevant to science and practice of pediatric dentistry as well as the clinical experience which enable him / her to accomplish the following tasks:

1.Provide the child community with efficient and superior comprehensive oral health care.

2.Participate efficiently in judgment and decision making in the dynamic health care system.

3.Establish a preventively oriented dental practice at the individual and community levels.

4.Develop research expertise which enables him/her to conduct independent scientific research.

5.Meet the challenge of continual advancement of the profession through participation in continuing education which helps inhis / her professional maturation.

3.  Entry Requirements:

BDS Overall Grade -        Good

Pediatric Dentistry -           Very Good

Finish Pediatric Internship

4.  Course Offered:

 Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry (M.Sc.)

 Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry

5.  Program Structure:

This program will run as a yearly program for THREE academic years of full time formal training. It will normally commence in September and end by June of the third academic year of the University.

The program is designed to consist of the following parts.

1.Biodental and Biomedical Courses (i.e. The Core Course).

2.Specialty Courses

3.Advanced Specialty Courses

4.Research leading to Thesis

The Biodental and Biomedical Courses constitute the core course which is common to all the specialty programs of the Faculty of Dentistry.. The rest of the courses in Pedodontics or Pediatric Dentistry is described in the following text.

The Program Skeleton 

Years

Requirement

Number of Courses

Credits

Credits

Lecture

Practical

Clinic

First Basic Sciences 8

11

8 3 -
Specialty Course 5 14 7 - 7
Second Specialty Course

 8

19 7 1 11
Third Specialty Course 5

13

2 - 11
Sub total 26 57 24 4 29
Thesis 1 8 8    
Total 27 65 65

Summary of Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry

A.BIOMEDICAL / BIODENTAL COURSES (1st Year)

Course #

Course Title

Credits/Year

Lecture

Practical

Clinical

Total credits

Total marks

ANTD 800 Applied Head and Neck Anatomy 1 1 - 2 200
OBCS 801 Oral Pathology/ Oral Medicine 1 1 - 2 200
OBCS 802 Oral Diagnosis and Radiology 1 - - 1 100
OBCS 803 Oral Biology 1 - - 1 100
PDS 804 Biostatistics                                1 1 - 2 200
PHAD 805 Applied Dental Therapeutics 1 - - 1 100
PDS 806 Research Design and Scientific Writing 1 - - 1 100
EDTD 807 Medical Education and Clinical Teaching Skills                                          1 - - 1 100
Total   8 3 - 11 1100

Credits / Year = 15 Weeks x 2 Semesters = 2 Credits = 30 Hours Lectures or 60 Hours Clinical or 60 Hours Practical.

Summary of Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry

C. SPECIALITY COURSES (2nd Year)

 

Course # Course Title

Credits / Year

   
Lecture Practical

Clinical

Total credits

Total marks

PDS 835 Laboratory  Technique in Pediatric Dentistry

-

1

-

1

100

PDS 836 Diagnosis, Treatment planning and Treatment in Orthodontics

1

-

2

3

300

PDS 832 B

Pediatric Dentistry Seminar

2

-

-

2

200

PDS 833 B

Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

-

-

6

6

600

OBCS 808 Oral Microbiology, Immunology and Cariology

2

-

-

2

100

PDS 837 A Handicapped an Medicall Compromise Children’s Clinic

-

-

1

1

200

PDS 838 A Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Seminar

2

-

-

2

200

PDS 839 A Hospital Dentistry

 

 

2

2

200

 Totale

 

7

1

11

19

1800

Advanced Specialty Courses (3rd Year)

D. SPECIALITY COURSES (3rd Year)

 Course #

Course Title

Credits / Year

Lecture Practical Clinical Total credits Total marks

PDS 838 B

Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Seminar

2

-

-

2

200

PDS 839 A

Hospital Dentistry

-

-

2

2

200

PDS 839 B

Multidisciplinary Clinic

-

-

2

2

200

PDS 839 C

Advanced Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

-

-

6

6

600

PDS 837 A

Handicapped and Medically Compromised Children’s Clinic

-

-

1

1

100

PDS 899

Research/Thesis 

8

8

-

Total  

21

 

 

 

1300

E- Total Credits in three years.

Years

Credits

Lecture

Practical

Clinic

First Year (A) 8 3 -
First Year (B) 7 - 7
Second Year 7 1 11
Third Year 2 - 11
Sub total 24 4 29
Thesis 8    
Total Credits for the program 65

To apply graduate study:

Males        Male section

Females     Females section

Contact:

Dr.Abdullah Almushayt                                          Prof.Najlaa Alamoudi

Ext.20388                                                                  Exts.23626/23625

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