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The Faculty of Dentistry, established by Amiri proclamation on May 28, 1996, is a rapidly growing institution,
totally committed to providing quality dental education for the Nation. It is entrusted with the development and
implementation of the undergraduate curriculum, the initiation of research projects, the establishment of postgraduate
specialties and research educational programs. The commitment of the faculty, staff and alumni has helped ensure
the continuing quality and prestige of the Faculty from its inception in 1998.
Since the 2010 intake the Faculty follows a seven-year program. The Curriculum is divided into three phases,
i.e. Phase I, II and III. The first year of the program (Phase I) is a Pre-professional program.
Phase II consists of three years. Dental students follow the same Phase I & Phase II curriculum as the medical
students in the Medical Faculty and receive the Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree (B.Med.Sc.) at the end of
the Phase II program. The Phase III program consists of three full years, including three summer semesters,
which are clinical years at the end of which students are awarded the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).
Research by an International team led by authors from the Faculty of Dentistry and College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University, together with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany), the University of Reading (UK) and the University of Albany (New York, USA), that was published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, suggests that the main cause of the physical wear of mammalian teeth is the extremely hard particles of crystalline quartz present in soils in many parts of the world....