Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Message from the Dean


- 2019/03/17

Welcome to the College of Dentistry website.

After the decision of the General Secretariat of the Higher Education Council by decree number (13/47/1428) dated 27/08/1428H to establish the college of dentistry, which would be a portal of science and knowledge in the field of oral and dental health, and a pioneer in the field of scientific research, as well as a center of modern medical education which relies on the learning outcomes that creates a stimulating academic environment for the students and the teaching staff to be creative and uniquely knowledgeable, in addition to having an active role in protecting the Makkah community and serving the pilgrims.

The first semester in the faculty of dentistry started in 1430 Hijri, 50 students were welcomed as the first batch and are regarded as the first cornerstone of the faculty.

The college is devoted to hard work since its establishment, as an elite of distinguished faculty members were recruited along with appointing distinct teaching assistants who got scholarships who began to return home to join the teaching staff.

Since the college establishment, the curriculum was developed in cooperation and through quoting from a distinct curriculum at Tufts University-USA. In addition, the college curriculum undergoes regular development to be a creative one that keeps up with the fast-paced development in dentistry and that follows the academic objectives.

We, as a part of a deeply rooted university having an ambitious vision, work together with other colleges to create academic, educational, administrative and service environment which keeps up with modern developments, increases efficiencies and cognitive capabilities and participates in achieving the KSA 2030 Vision under directions of his highness/ the university president. Winning the German Academic International Accreditation in 2016 (Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences (AHPGS)  and winning the first place in the Kingdom for three successive years, with its students achieving 100% in the examination of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, was a crown to those efforts and evidence of taking steady steps in academic accreditation field.

On the other hand, cooperation with the best international universities was done to welcome groups of teaching assistants in the college and to study all the academic programs in the College of Dentistry in Umm Al-Qura University, as well as preparing all the factors to form the academic atmosphere needed for this. We, thanks to success granted by Allah and continuous support by the university management, will search for creative means to be able to provide the highest degree of education quality and scientific research.

I seize this opportunity to extend thanks to Umm Al-Qura University President, His Highness Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, his Highness /Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed Muhammad Ahmed Al-Isa, our wise leadership under the rule of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and Minister of Defense, his Royal Highness/ Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, for their care of education and learning which is the fundamental pillar of the nation renaissance and empowerment.

At the end, I extend my thanks to every individual participating in the success of the college which would not have been achieved without the sincere efforts of the former deans: Dr. Ghassan Noaman and Dr. Mohamed Bayari along with their teams, faculty members, college staff and the current team which takes steady steps toward more dedication, excellence and creativity to be an example, particularly gas Almighty Allah honored us with working next to the ancient house of Allah, Kaaba, to have Noble Knowledge in Holy Place.   

 

Hoping that Allah the Almighty would guide us all to the rightness

Dr. Abdul-Aziz bin Ali bin Rozi Al-Khotani

 

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