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English College Portal/Faculty of Dentistry

Summary about the College

 In 2008, the College of Dentistry at Jazan University was established by a Royal Decree through the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The College was to play a critical role in addressing the limited number of dental programs, to improve the local dentist to population ratio and to increase the number of Saudi general dental practitioners throughout the southern region and the country. The following year, the first student batch was accepted and teaching started immediately in a relatively small building, since then the College has significantly progressed towards a huge campus that provides various educational, research, and clinical services. The College of Dentistry provides a comprehensive six-year Bachelor in Dental Surgery program that is followed by a one year compulsory rotatory internship training program. Non-dental courses are taught by the participation of faculty from other schools at Jazan University such as the College of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy. Since its establishment, 456 general dentists have graduated during the years between 2015 - 2019. These dentists currently serve as health care leaders and some have gone to join various post-graduate programs in both national and international institutions. Our campus provides an adequate academic environment with an almost ideal ratio of (1:5) of teaching faculty to students and is well equipped with 273 state-of- the art dental clinics, phantom labs, and teaching halls. These clinics provide dental services to more than 15,000 patients annually and has annually planned extracurricular activities that align with the programs community outreach efforts. With the Kingdom’s vision 2030 on the horizon, the College has taken significant steps to support its implementation by establishing new postgraduate programs and reforming its BDS program curriculum into a hybrid study plan that includes new courses that enable graduates to effectively compete in the private sector and to improve the overall oral health of the communities that they serve.