Diagnostic Sciences & Oral Biology

Diagnostic Sciences
About Department

The Diagnostic Sciences & Oral Biology department promotes the highest standards in education, research, diagnosis, and management of diseases through the following divisions: Oral Biology, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine.

  • Oral Biology: Provides the ability to recall fundamentals of development of Oro-facial structures and acquire skill in the histological identification of dental tissues.

  • Oral Pathology: Correlates clinical information, radiographic imaging, and microscopic findings to provide diagnosis in order to manage diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions.

  • Oral Radiology: Focuses on applications of diagnostic imaging utilized in dentistry, radiation safety and diagnosis of the diseases affecting maxillofacial complex through interpretation of radiographic images.

  • Oral Diagnosis : Shows the ability to obtain medical and dental history, and perform clinical examination with required investigations to reach the final diagnosis and treatment planning.

  • Oral Medicine: Provides oral health care of medically complex patients, diagnosis and management of medically-related diseases, disorders, and conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial region.

Courses in BDS program
  • MDS 312 (Oral Biology) / 3rd year
  • MDS 311 (Oral Pathology-1) / 3rd year
  • MDS 331 (Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology-1) / 3rd year
  • MDS 332 (Oral Diagnosis-1) / 3rd year
  • MDS 413 (Oral Pathology-2) / 4th year
  • MDS 433 (Oral Diagnosis-2) / 4th year
  • MDS 434 (Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology-2) / 4th year
  • MDS 521 (Oral Medicine) / 5th year
Procedures done by the students under the supervision of faculty
  • Obtaining Medical and Dental History from Patients
  • Diagnostic methods
  • Clinical examination of the patient
  • Radiographic investigations
  • Biopsy procedures for the mucosal lesions
  • Arriving a diagnosis for the patient’s problem
  • Formulating comprehensive treatment plan of the case
  • Non-surgical management of oral mucosa lesions and Orofacial pain
Dr. Abdulla
Dr. Salma