Our Faculty's focus is on training oral physicians, capable of providing comprehensive health care to their patients. We offer unparalleled opportunities for practical experience in a wide variety of hospital and clinical settings. Internationally renowned for our research bolstered by new, world-class facilities, our students are exposed to the latest developments in dental research.
Welcome to the Faculty of Dentistry at Sudan International University. Our Faculty will be one of the best dental faculties in Sudan. It has a strong programme of clinical training.The Faculty has built on its excellence in clinical training to create a team that is also extremely strong in research and community service.
Our Undergraduate Dental Program is innovative and dynamic, reflecting the minds of our outstanding professors and their vision for training tomorrow’s leaders in oral health care. First and foremost, we want our graduates to be professionals who possess sound judgment. We believe this is the best way to ensure that their patients, and the population at large, receive the most effective care possible – that means health care that is supported by scientific evidence and a sense of social justice.
To attain this goal, we have created a curriculum that employs cutting-edge approaches to the management of oral health problems, as well as innovative teaching and learning techniques. It focuses on the relationship between oral health and general health. In other words, we strive to understand what the health of a single individual can tell us about society as a whole, all with a view to addressing the enormous disparities in oral and general health that exist in society today.
Amir Siddig A|Gader BDS,FSMSB
To be a leading institution in dental education, research and patient care.
The Faculty Mission is to develop a regional centre of excellence committed to dental education, research and clinical practice. It provides leading expertise in oral health in Sudan through the education and training of graduate dentists in dental specialties in accordance with national requirements and maintaining international standards.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The primary objective of the Faculty of Dentistry is to be recognized nationally and internationally and to be the leader of academic excellence in the areas of oral health education, training and practice.
- -To pursue excellence in research, both basic and applied, in which the encouragement of individual endeavours is complemented by the development of productive collaborative research groups both within the Faculty and internationally.
- - To provide an environment, accessible to all sectors of the community, for the provision of the highest quality undergraduate and postgraduate education and training in the disciplines of Dentistry, Dental assisting and dental technology in cooperation with Faculty of Medicine.
- - To provide clinical expertise, consultative advice and first-class clinical services to, nationally, and - in some disciplines - internationally.
- -. Foster interdisciplinary cooperation and achievements within the Faculty and with the other faculties at the University, with various teaching hospitals, research institutes, the industrial sector and international academic institutions.
- - Provision of an academic and clinical environment for the progressive development of all the disciplines within the Faculty.
- -The personal development of all staff members, based on equity and justice
The Faculty of Dentistry at Sudan International University offers professional training through a number of programs through the following departments:
- 1. Conservative and Endodontic Dentistry.
- 2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
- 3. Pediatric Dentistry.
- 4. Orthodontics.
- 5. Periodontics.
- 6. Removable Prosthodontics.
- 7. Fixed Prosthodontics
From a patient care focus, this stream introduces students to the practice of dentistry and provides a foundation for understanding the normal structure and function of a health body, including the oral cavity, evidence-based maintenance of patients' health and dentistry as a career. By working through a series of interactive learning activities, students develop an integrated knowledge base related to evidence-based patient care and related biodental, clinical and behavioural sciences, clinical skills and professional behaviours. These integrated learning activities present various practice situations that focus on the initial phases of patient care and are supported by class meetings, laboratory, tutorial and clinical exercises. Learning is also supported by independent study and discussion of findings in class. Students work in a collaborative environment to learn to critically evaluate themselves, and plan and implement strategies for improvement.
This stream builds on first year, maintaining the focus on patient care. The aim is to develop an understanding of the changes that occur in the oral cavity when an imbalance of the oral ecosystem develops. The emphasis will be to restore and maintain the balance towards health. Students will participate in integrated learning activities, supported by class meetings, laboratory, tutorials, clinical sessions and independent study. The stream continues the emphasis on a scientific basis of dentistry by integrating knowledge of the structure and function of body with an emphasis on developing skills to examine, assess risk and systematically manage healthy patients with minor conditions.
Third and Fourth Years
In the third and fourth years students will extend their Dental Sciences studies to include the understanding of dental disorders and the human diseases which have direct relevance to oral health and dental practice. The scientific basis of dental practice, and the health and the community components will continue throughout the year. Students clinical skills in comprehensive treatment planning will be developed further through the provision of supervised care for patients in both general dental practice and dental specialities. Students will have the opportunity to undertake an elective at the end of the fourth year.
This is planned as an 'clinical placements' year. Students will undertake a range of placements in the dental hospital and in a range of community settings, both in public and private practice. An elective placement will also be made available to provide students with an opportunity to pursue a particular aspect of dental practice in more depth.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Teaching methods are tailored to course content and include traditional lectures, small group tutorials, cooperative learning teams, routine laboratories and advanced simulation, clinical practice in a comprehensive care facility and community-based clinical experiences.