Chairman's Message

Chairman's Message On behalf of the Faculty Staff of the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, I am delighted to welcome you to our web site. We strive to provide superior general dental and subspecialty care in an academic environment. Our department is committed to its mission to provide oral health through excellence in dental education and research. The Department consists of three divisions: the Division of Operative Dentistry, Endodontics and Dental Biomaterials. Although the students differ within each division, the focus of all three is primarily in clinical teaching and applications. The department faculty is comprised of individuals who are recognized for clinical, teaching and research expertise. They are highly enthusiastic, innovative and dedicated team of professionals who are devoted to resident education and quality patient care. It thus presents a recognizable research profile and identity that make a clear and tangible contribution to the strategic mission of the College of Dentistry. I hope you find this website useful and enjoy browsing individual faculty profiles in our department.   Dr. Husam AL fawwaz

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The Season of Achievements for the College of Dentistry: 125 graduates and 62 on the honor roll.
The Season of Achievements for the College of Dentistry: 125 graduates and 62 on the honor roll.

20 students from the college of dentistry out of 76 total graduate students were on the roll of honors for the 56th class of king Saud University.


The RDS Department honors its retired Faculty members
The RDS Department honors its retired Faculty members

Picture 1: The dean of the college honereing Prof.


Official inaugurating
Official inaugurating "Dean Award for Ideal Employee" and honoring the employee of the month

  The Dean of the College of Dentistry inaugurate the official launch of "the Dean Award for the Ideal Employee", which was launched at the beginning of the current year, the aim is to improve the ad


The department aims at becoming a leader in promoting the provision of  high quality education and researches in the  fields of  Operative Dentistry, Endodontics, and Dental Biomaterials.

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To promote oral health through excellence in dental education and research.

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To train undergraduate dental students to become competent in the  fields of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics. To provide contemporary dental education in the fields of Operative   Dentistry, Endodontics, and Dental Biomaterials through continuous reform and uopdating of courses, and a

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The Department of Restorative Dental Sciences (RDS) started its existence during the founding of the College of Dentistry in 1975G (1395H).   It is committed to its mission to provide unparalleled dental education to our undergraduate and postgraduate students.  The Department provides a pre-doctoral instruction in the disciplines of dental anatomy and occlusion, dental materials, treatment planning, operative dentistry and endodontics. The RDS Department has eight undergraduate courses offered to both male and female sites.  

The Department encompasses three Divisions:

1) Division of Operative Dentistry - which is planned to provide pre-clinical dental students with the basic knowledge and skills required for the training of operative dentistry.  This course starts with a brief introduction of operative dentistry and dental morphology, followed by the discussion of instruments used and laboratory excercises.   The pathology, clinical presentation and restoration of teeth with complex cavities are discussed.
2) Division of Endodontics – which covers etiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp.  The learning sessions include lectures, demonstrations and hands-on instruction in all clinical and laboratory procedures related to the practice of endodontic therapy.
3) Division of Dental Biomaterials – which is involved in different aspects of materials sciences necessary for enriching and understanding the applications of various  dental biomaterials.  This division provides the basic foundation for proper learning of the applications of dental practice.

Moreover, a Division Head and Course Director for each specialty are assigned by the Department.  Currently, the Department has forty-one professionals and high-caliber faculty members (Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Lecturers and Demonstrators) participating and contributing their teaching abilities to our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In addition, the Department sponsors an advanced educational program for the Saudi Board in Advance Restorative Dentistry which enrolls ten students annually.  It links also with the Postgraduate Educational Program in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry which usually accept four students for each specialty.  The goal of these programs is to provide our graduate students to pursue several career possibilities, including specialty practice, research, or teaching, with the increased knowledge of the interrelationship in the field of clinical dentistry.
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To promote oral health through excellence in dental education and research.
The department aims at becoming a leader in promoting the provision  of  high quality education   and researches in the  fields of  Operative Dentistry, Endodontics, and Dental Biomaterials.
To train undergraduate dental students to become competent in the  fields of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics.
To provide contemporary dental education in the fields of Operative   Dentistry, Endodontics, and Dental Biomaterials through continuous reform and uopdating of courses, and adoption of state of the art teaching methodology.
To promote delivery of high quality teaching through faculty motivation and continuous self assessment of department performance, and maintenance of an acceptable faculty to student ratio.
To encourage collaboration among the department members in the pursuit of high standard scientific research.