Academic Programmes

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Objectives the Programme

  • To act as a primary care provider for individuals and groups of patients. This includes providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral health care, directing health promotion and disease prevention activities, and using advanced treatment modalities.
  • To plan and provide multidisciplinary oral health care for a wide variety of patients including patients with special needs.
  • To manage the delivery of oral health care by applying concepts of patient and practice management and quality improvement that are responsive to a dynamic health care environment.
  • To function effectively provide oral health care in the outpatient setting and a hospital setting.
  • To function effectively within interdisciplinary health care teams.
  • To apply scientific principles to the provision of oral health care. This includes using critical thinking, evidenced or outcomes-based clinical decision-making and technology-based information retrieval systems.
  • To utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity.
  • To understand the oral health needs of communities and engage in community service.