Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University


- 2022/02/26


In 1403H, the Supreme Council of Universities approved, in its first meeting held on 20/05/1403H, of establishing “Medical Sciences Department” as one of the scientific departments subsequent to UQU College of Applied Sciences. The first batch, made up of 20 students, was accepted in this department in 1405H. This department became the cornerstone of all the medical colleges in Umm Al Qura University thereafter.

In 1416H, the resolution of the Council of Higher Education was put into effect by virtue of a royal decree, confirming the change of “Medical Sciences Department” to be “Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences”. The first batch was accepted in the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences in 1419H.

In 1426 Hijri, a royal decree was issued to approve the separation of the medical sciences department from the Faculty of Medicine which became a stand-alone faculty under the name of Faculty of Medical Applied Sciences which includes eight scientific majors, among them is the oral and dental health program.

In 19/12/1427H, His Excellency the rector of the university formed a committee to study the possibility of establishing a faculty of dentistry, and according to the committee’s recommendation, the fourth board of the applied medical sciences faculty decided to recommend the changing of the oral and dental health department in the faculty of applied medical sciences to be the faculty of dentistry in 06/02/1428H. In 28/04/1428H, the scientific council of the university advised in its 18th session to establish the faculty of dentistry and to form a committee that pursues the founding and setting up of the faculty in terms of the plans and programs, in addition to seeking the help of experienced organizations and individuals in the field of dentistry. The board of the university then advised in its 7th session held on 15/06/1428H, to establish the faculty’s four departments which are: “Department of oral basic and clinical sciences, department of preventive dental, department of oral and maxillofacial surgery and diagnostic sciences, department of teeth reformation and restoration”.

In consideration of that, the General Secretariat of the Higher Education Council decided by decree number (13/47/1428) dated 27/08/1428H, to establish the college of dentistry in Umm Al Qura University, with the royal approval of His Highness the King by royal directive number 8626/M B, dated 27/09/1428H, then the faculty started its work on 17/10/1428H and the first semester in the faculty started in 1430H.



To offer an elevated standard of medical education for the students and practitioners in the oral and dental health field, and support the scientific research in the Basic and clinical sciences along with serving the community in accordance with the mission of Umm Al Qura University.



  1. Commitment to the essentials ofIslamic medical morals.
  2. Dedication to the medical profession.
  3. Adherence to the doctor’s role in the team and readiness to lead the medical team.
  4. Respecting the medical services organization and working in an integrative frame.



Educational Objectives

A- For Undergraduates:

1. Providing a high-level learning environment that helps prepare highly efficient dentists who are committed to the Islamic morals and medical work ethics, along with possessing the team spirit while maintaining the individual excellence.
2. Training and empowering an attentive generation of doctors which suits the international standards of oral and dental health through offering an academic syllabus that grants the Bachelor’s degree in oral and dental medicine.
3. Preparing graduate students to pass the professional licensing examinations and to be accepted in advanced training programs nationally and internationally.
4. Preparing graduates to bear the responsibility of raising the level of medical services in the region along with continuing the self-improvement and constant education.
5. Linking the skills and talents of the graduate students to the medical needs of the Meccan and Saudi society as well as the needs of the labor market.
6. Offering a fruitful medical education that is built on the learning outcomes in a modern scientific educative technique, which supports self-assessment for academic programs, teaching and evaluation ways in the college and ensure the activation of the feedback system.
7. Collaborating with the privileged international organizations and universities to improve the academic programs, teaching methods and evaluation as well as scientific search and community service.

B- For Graduates “post-graduate studies and continued medical education”:

1. Setting curriculums for post-graduation studies in order to fill the current and future need in the oral and dental health field.
2. Developing the skills of the teaching staff and the post-graduate students through the continued medical education programs and self-learning, in addition to participating with the scientific researches in honorable specialized medical and scientific forums nationally and internationally.

C- Community service objectives:

1. Offering medical services including care, protection and treating community members through the faculty’s specialized and public clinics.
2. Proposing consultations and medical services as a primary reference in the region in the oral and dental health field.
3. Preparing and sending medical convoys for serving pilgrims and outback residents.
4. Providing special medical services for the handicapped.