Undergraduate Program


Dentistry major

About the dental specialization

Dentistry is a branch MedicineIt specializes in treating and diagnosing oral, jaw, dental and surrounding tissues. Dentistry is aimed not only at treating these diseases, but also on preventing them. It is concerned with studying everything related to oral and dental health.

What does the dentist do?

Specialty aims "Dental and Oral Surgery" Or what is called the English language “Dentistry” To graduate qualified doctors to treat patients, who are ready to work in the dental clinic, and equipped with adequate skills to diagnose, treat and prevent oral and dental diseases such as filling, bridging, dentures, orthodontics, and dislocations. In addition to treating gum disease and performing oral and dental surgeries.

Dentistry joins one of the branches of applied science, where the study stage of the specialization of dentistry includes two tracks, the first track is theoretical and academic, while the second track is scientific, applied, and training.


Qualities of a successful dentist


The dentist must possess a number of personal characteristics that would make him a successful doctor. The study of the dentistry specialization requires certain qualifications and scientific capabilities, in addition to some personal skills that prefer not to differentiate the pioneers of this specialization.

First: the educational qualifications to study dentistry:

  1. A high average in high school, not less than 96% in the event of attending public universities, and a minimum rate of 85% in the case of wanting to study a dental specialization in one of the private universities.

  2. That the high school certificate be scientific only.

  3. Very good level in chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics.

Second: Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to take responsibility.

  • Patience and endurance.

  • High focus potential.

  • Stay ready to study a medicine specialization.

  • Flexibility and smooth handling.

  • Correct time management.

  • Have good manners.

  • Promptitude.

  • Inferential thinking and reasoning skills.

  • Human sense.

  • Precision.

  • Knowing how to deal with different patients.

  • Enjoy good mental health.

Third: Labor market skills:

  1. The use of accurate medical devices, accuracy and balance in the use of hands and fingers to interact easily with patients and accurate devices.

  2. The need to form professional relationships with those who have a relationship in the field such as other doctors, laboratory technicians and dental clinics.

  3. The ability to work as a desk, and field as well.

  4. work as one team.

  5. Analytical skills, and ability to solve problems.

  6. Preparation of technical reports.

  7. Knowledge of the basics of public safety.

  8. Professional work ethics.

  9. Computer skills.

  10. Coordination, arrangement, organization and supervision skills.


Dental specialties


Dentistry is considered a sub-specialty of medicine, where medicine comes first, and all other medical specialties, including dentistry, are included in it, and dentistry is also subdivided into sub-specialties.

Initially, the essentials of medical specialties are all common and similar. Students begin studying common medical subjects and general sciences, then move to specific medical subjects such as anatomy subjects, and later go to specialized and dental materials.

Examples of specializations in the dental department:

  1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Periodontology - Oral, and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Periodontology.

  2. Conservative Dentistry.

  3. Pediatric and Orthodontics - Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Preventive Dentistry.

  4. Prosthodontics - Removable Prosthodontics.

Dental specialization materials


The study plan for this specialization will be different from one university to another. However, a process is represented in different paths, as there are some subjects that are taught in the form of theoretical, practical and practical subjects. 

The academic career is also diverse between theoretical and practical tracks. This allows lectures to be taken in different environments, ranging from lecture halls and laboratories, depending on the nature of the material.

Here is a list of some materials for Oral and Maxillofacial surgery:

  • Oral diseases - Oral Pathology

  • Periodontology - Periodontology Pathology

  • Dental x-ray

  • Oral Diseases - Diagnosis of Oral Diseases

  • Histological anatomy - Oral Histology

  • Oral surgery - Oral surgery

  • Oral medicine - Oral Medicine

  • Anesthesiology - Dental Local Anesthesia

  • Introduction to Clinical Dentistry and Diagnosis - Introduction to Clinical Dentistry

This is in addition to common medical and anatomy materials, going to specialized and dental materials.

Note that these courses range from several courses and levels, where all the subjects in this specialization are scientific and theoretical. Students also study some subjects in the form of one, two or more tracks. The names of these materials, courses, and courses may differ regardless of the unified goal of specializing in preparing doctors for patient treatment.


The number of years of study in dental medicine


The stage of most medical specializations lasts from five to seven years, while other non-medical specializations require no more than four years to obtain a bachelor's degree.

Accordingly, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in dentistry requires a five-year time period, in which the students study in their first two years scientific subjects, general science subjects, medical sciences, and oral sciences, then practical training that takes three years begins, and the first year is In the training is a pre-clinical training at the university, then the fourth and fifth years are considered practical educational training in the field of dentistry.

The percentage of demand for dental specialization and its stagnation rate

The future of dental specialization

It must be recognized that the presence of doctors in our lives is essential, and essential. Therefore, all branches of medicine are important throughout the world regardless of the country's economic conditions. Unfortunately, the labor market is often limited and constrained by some measures such as saturation, stagnation, and demand.

As a result of the above, disciplines can be categorized as required, or stagnant and satiated, what is meant by them?

The required specializations mean the specializations that the job market needs, and this makes it easier for the graduate to work and find an appropriate job opportunity in the field. While specialization is saturated or stagnant when the labor market does not need it.

It is assumed that all disciplines are required across the world, regardless of the challenges facing the labor market, because treating patients and protecting them from diseases is one of the most important human matters that we must practice. Accordingly, medical specializations can be considered necessary in the labor market because students engage in the labor market upon graduation from the major, whether this engagement is in the form of formal work or practical training.

Countries with increasing demand for dental specialization:

It is expected that there will be a demand for professional and medical specialties during the next ten years. The demand for specialization to reach a growth rate of 19% is accepted by 2019.

 Currently, specialization is required in some Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, and the UAE, specifically in the field of X-rays. On the other hand, specialization is not considered among the most demanding specializations in the labor market in Egypt.

As for salaries, the average income for graduates of specialization ranges between 600 to 1000 Jordanian dinars in the Arab world, while it reaches $ 150,000 or more annually in America.


Pros of dentistry


  1. Enjoy a high and prestigious position in society.

  2. Self-employed.

  3. Annual income has reached a very high level over time.

  4. Helping people.

  5. Work with a stable job.

Disadvantages of the dental specialty


  1. Fatigue and tiredness.

  2. Business hours are long at first.

  3. The study period is long.

  4. High costs of studying specialization.

  5. Failure in a subject may delay the graduation for a long time.


Dental work fields


It is possible to work in the following destinations after obtaining a Bachelor's degree in the field of Dentistry:

  • Hospitals, in the dental field.

  • Dental clinics.

  • The educational and academic field, and performing some academic tasks and research with the possibility of teaching some subjects and courses in schools such as biology.

  • Insurance companies specialized in oral and dental medicine.

  • Research institutions and centers whose studies focus on dentistry.

The following jobs can be obtained:

  • Specialized in the field of laboratories, oral health, dental technology and other specialties.

  • dentist.

  • Orthodontist.

  • Pediatric dentist.

  • A dentist in a clinic or hospital.

  • Dental Clinic Director.

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