Dentistry is the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment (non surgical, surgical or related procedures) of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body.

Our Vision

To produce competent human resources for Oral health and to advance knowledge through research and community education.

Philosophy

The philosophy is to train and produce highly knowledgeable and skilled Dental Surgeons who will continue to search for more knowledge and professional skill (Life-Long Learning) and apply the same for the prevention and treatment of Orofacial diseases as part of the total good health of the populace.

Programme Objectives

    Knowledge and Understanding

    The student at the end of the BDS programme should be able to demonstrate cognitive knowledge up to the level of interpretation including:

  • The basic terminology used in dentistry.

  • The scientific principle which form the basis of clinical dental practise.

  • The normal structure, development and functioning of the human body and mind with special emphasis on the face and the masticatory apparatus.

  • The abnormal or disease state found in relations to the development and function of the human body and mind with special emphasis on the face and masticatory apparatus.

  • The normal interaction between man and his social, biological and physical environment.

  • Methods of treating such abnormal or disease states; and

  • Methods of preventing and/or controlling diseases.

  • Skills

    At the end of the undergraduate programme, the student should be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to collect and record baseline data in respect of patient by:
    (a) taking a complete history
    (b) conducting physical examination of Oro-facial region
    (c) correctly evaluate the facts so obtained

  • Ability to formulate an effective treatment plan for Oro-facial disorders.

  • Ability to carry out necessary treatment in order of importance and within reasonable time.

  • Capacity to refer patients to appropriate centres for treatment where his training and experience are not adequate for the provision of required treatment.

  • Aptitude to prevent diseases using relevant methods.

  • Ability to assess the dental health situation of a community, define the major problems, allocate priorities and formulate plans for dealing with them.

  • Capacity to organise and direct a dental health team as well as operate an effective community health programme placing greater emphasis on the prevention of diseases.

  • He/She can work in or lead a health team.

  • He/She can effectively assess the effectiveness of his own work.

  • Attitude

    At the end of the undergraduate programme, the student should be able to demonstrate:

  • Conduct his professional behaviour in accordance with the international code of Medical Ethics known as the Geneva Declaration of 1948.

  • Allow nothing in his private life to reduce his effectiveness as a dental practitioner.