Chairman's Message

Chairman's Message The Prosthetic Dental Science (SDS) Department provides courses in Prosthodontics which is by definition the “branch of dentistry pertaining to the restoration and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of the patient by the restoration of natural teeth and/or replacement of missing teeth and craniofacial tissues with artificial substitutes.” Alongside with all departments in the college providing courses in other branches of dentistry, we share common mission, vision and goals towards achieving excellence in education, patient care, research, and community service. We hope that our collective efforts and contributions will reflect the commitment of the College leadership to promote education in the Kingdom as a vital component of national progress and future success.   Prof. Aws Saleh ArRejaie Chairman of Prosthetic Dental Science (SDS)

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The vision of the Department in few years to come is to continue serving the dental profession and the community by providing the undergraduate and the graduate candidates with the state of the art knowledge, techniques, skills and treatment concepts.

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The mission of the Department of Prosthetic Dental Sciences (SDS) is to achieve academic excellence and professionalism in the art and science of prosthetic dentistry through educational programs, clinical training, research projects, in addition to rendering comprehensive prosthodontic treatment.

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As we fulfill our mission, we aspire to reach the following goals: Our graduates will demonstrate professional behavior including ethical conduct, critical thinking based on sound scientific foundation and lifelong learning. Our graduates will be competent at the basic theoretical, clinical and la

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About

The Department of Prosthetic Dental Sciences (SDS) begun its existence with the founding of the College of Dentistry in 1975 (1395H).   Discipline based courses in Prosthodontics had been offered to the undergraduate students and had a long history of clinical and didactic activities designed to focus, support and promote the respective courses.  In collaboration with the Directorate of Postgraduate Dental Education, the department has also developed and maintained a single unified Master’s degree program in the specialty of Prosthodontics which was initiated in the early of year 1989 (1410H) as mandated by the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies of King Saud University.  
  Today, the SDS department continues with the responsibility of providing didactic, preclinical and clinical teaching in the undergraduate program as well as maintaining accredited postgraduate program in the specialty of Prosthodontics.  The dental curriculum, in general, is innovative and is designed to graduate a doctor of dental surgery who will be trained to practice general dentistry.  The teaching methods are tailored to course content and include traditional lectures, group tutorials, routine laboratories and advanced simulation, clinical practice in a comprehensive care facility and community-based clinical experiences. Clinical experience often includes the management of a variety of special patient groups which represent the disciplines of implantology, geriatrics, comprehensive dental rehabilitation, temporomandibular joint disorders, fixed and removable prosthodontics.