AU Now Offers MSc Pediatric Dentistry (MSc Ped Dent)
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019
Ajman University (AU), all set to meet the needs of local, regional and global labor markets, has come up with an all new Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry graduate program.
The MSc Ped Dent program has received initial accreditation from the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates.
Ajman University Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir, Ph.D., said the program is intended to improve the employability of AU graduates and enrich the labour market with competent specialists in pediatric dentistry.
“The Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry is targeting qualified local and international dentists who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to meet the special oral healthcare needs of children.”
He added that “the door is now open for application in the new program slated to kick off in the new academic year 2019-2020.”
“There is normally an intake of four residents each year.”
Prof. Salem Abu Fanas, Dean, College of Dentistry, said successful candidates will be eligible to take the examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (FFD RCSI – Pediatric Dentistry.”
This is a full time course that extends over three academic years, he explained. “Students will enroll and complete all units of study outlined for each semester.”
There are total of 67 credit hours in this course and is primarily clinically based with theoretical sessions and a research component in each semester, he elaborated.
“Applicants are required to have valid up to date basic life support and CPR training certificate, and should be readily available on request.”
In this course, students will study preventive dentistry, behavior management using pharmacological techniques, child assessment and treatment planning, and the management of orofacial trauma, he elaborated.
“Students will also study childhood dental anomalies and genetics, and pediatric oral pathology and medicine, and complete a research project in pediatric dental surgery or practice under the supervision of an academic staff member.”