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1-Study Program:

Students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Dental Compensation Institute (DCI) must successfully complete the following (76 credit hours) during four regular semesters.

  Type of Requirements (Req. Type) Requirement Nature (Reg. Nature) Number of Credit Hours
University (U) Elective (EL) 3
Obligatory (Ob) 3
College (C) Elective (EL) 9
  Obligatory (Ob) 14
Department (D) Elective (EL) 6
Obligatory (Ob) 41
Total of Credit Hours 76


In the following table, the names of the courses, their credit hours, the type of prerequisites, the nature of those prerequisites, and their previous requirements are listed:

Course Credit Regiments
No. Name Code Prerequisites Theoretical Lab Total Required Nature Type
1 English Language - Writing Skills ENGL1001 - 3 - 3 3 Ob U
2 Islamic Culture HUMA1001 - 3 - 3 3 EL U
3 Humanities HUMA1002 - 3 - 3 EL U
4 Computer Skills COM1001 - 1 1 2 14 Ob C
5 Oral Anatomy DENP1002 - 1 2 3 Ob C
6 Partial Removable Prosthodontics 1 DENP1003 - 1 2 3 Ob C
7 Complete Removable Prosthodontics 1 DENP1004 - 1 2 3 Ob C
8 English Language - Speaking Skills ENGL2002 - 3 - 3 Ob C
9 Ethics and Laws of the Medical Profession MCEL1001 - 1 2 3 9 EL C
10 Public Health PUBH1001 - 3 - 3 EL C
11 Communication Skills BUS2004 - 3 - 3 EL C
12 Oral Health DENP2009 - 2 - 2 EL C
13 Scientific Research Methods SRM2001 - 3 - 3 EL C
14 Sociology SOCIO1001 - 3 - 3 EL C
15 Dental Equipment Maintenance DENP2010 - 2 1 3 EL C
16 Fixed Prosthodontics (Crowns and Bridges 1) DENP1001 - 3   3 41 Ob D
17 Dental Materials DENP1005 - 1 1 2 Ob D
18 Fixed Prosthodontics (Crowns and Bridges 2) DENP1106 DENP1001 1 2 3 Ob D
19 Oral Anatomy 2 DENP1107 DENP1002 1 2 3 Ob D
20 Partial Removable Prosthodontics 2 DENP1108 DENP1003 1 2 3 Ob D
21 Complete Removable Prosthodontics 2 DENP2111 DENP1004 1 2 3 Ob D
22 Dental Occlusion and Principles of Orthodontics 1 DENP2112 DENP1002 1 2 3 Ob D
23 Fixed Prosthodontics (Crowns and Bridges 3) DENP2213 DENP1106 - 2 2 Ob D
24 Dental Ceramics 1 DENP2322 DENP1002 - DENP1106 1 3 4 Ob D
25 Complete Removable Prosthodontics 3 DENP2215 DENP2111 1 2 3 Ob D
26 Dental Occlusion and Principles of Orthodontics 2 DENP2216 DENP2112 1 2 3 Ob D
27 Fixed Prosthodontics (Crowns and Bridges 4) DENP2323 DENP2213 - 2 2 Ob D
28 Dental Ceramics 2 DENP2427 DENP2322 1 3 4 Ob D
29 Removable Partial Dentures (Structure 1) DENP2217 DENP1108 1 2 3 Ob D
30 Removable Partial Dentures (Attachment 3) DENP2214 DENP1108 - 2 2 6 EL D
31 Maxillofacial Prosthodontics DENP2218 DENP2111 1 1 2 EL D
32 Removable Partial Dentures (Structure 2) DENP2324 DENP2217 1 2 3 EL D
33 Legal Aspects of Dentistry DENP2325 DENP2214 1 1 2 EL D
34 Fixed Orthodontics DENP2219 DENP2112 1 1 2 EL D
35 Removable Orthodontics DENP2220 DENP2112 1 1 2 EL D
36 Zirconia and Implants DENP2728 DENP2322 - DENP2213 1 1 2 EL D
37 Smile Design and Dental Color Science DENP2729 DENP2322 - DENP2213 1 1 2 EL D
38 Modern Techniques in Dental Prosthodontics DENP2426 DENP1001 - DENP1002 - DENP1003 - DENP1004 2 - 2 EL D
39 Implant Prosthodontics DENP2730 DENP2221 - DENP2322 - DENP1106 1 1 2 EL D
40 Peri-Dental Tissues DENP2221 DENP1107 1 1 2 EL D
Total credit hours 76

3-Courses Descriptions:

  1. English Language 1 (Writing and Expression Skills): This course is designed to prepare students for English writing and focuses on integrated reading and writing skills. Students will study and practice reading comprehension, the writing process, and critical thinking. They will develop the necessary skills to construct clear and correct sentences while crafting a variety of well-structured, advanced, and organized paragraphs and/or short essays. Students will be responsible for writing several practical paragraphs/essays. The course may include competency tests in sections or assessment of achievement portfolios.
  2. Islamic Culture: This course explores the concept of Islamic culture, its sources, characteristics, and the Islamic perspective on the universe and humanity. It also covers the importance of Islamic legislation and its features, legitimate transactions, as well as social solidarity, work, and production in Islam. Additionally, it addresses the rights and duties of workers and the Islamic concern for health. The course examines Islam’s stance on contemporary natural issues and intellectual trends, including its response to them.
  3. Humanities: This course aims to introduce students to the concept of civilization and its significance, exploring ancient civilizations, Islamic civilization, and modern European civilization. It also covers the factors contributing to the rise and fall of civilizations and the achievements these civilizations made across political, economic, social, and scientific domains.
  4. Computer Skills: This course aims to discuss fundamental computer-related information, emphasizing the use of computers in education and harnessing computer capabilities for educational purposes. It covers working with basic MS Office applications, digital image handling, and editing using computer applications.
  5. Oral Anatomy and Dentition 1: This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge of oral anatomy, the oral cavity, and general tooth anatomy. It includes the classification of teeth into groups and the drawing and sculpting of permanent upper teeth. Students will also learn to differentiate between temporary and permanent teeth.
  6. Removable Partial Dentures 1: This course aims to introduce students to the sequential stages involved in creating removable partial dentures and various methods of their fabrication. It covers the study of different types of partial classifications, their working methods, and a practical study of a typical case.
  7. Complete Dentures 1: This course aims to familiarize students with different anatomical landmarks of the oral cavity and the edentulous mouth. It includes a practical study of a typical case of an edentulous upper jaw with a natural bite.
  8. English Language 2 (Conversation Skills): This course includes conversations, discussions, and presentations on a wide range of tangible, abstract, and specialized topics. It is designed to enhance speaking and listening skills in English as a second language, focusing on pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, and American English language patterns. Emphasis is placed on oral communication, auditory comprehension, and vocabulary development. Students build their skills through intensive teaching and practice.
  9. Ethics in the Medical Profession and its Laws: This course aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and ethical principles to enable them to provide quality nursing care and make ethical decisions to solve problems in an ethical manner within the medical profession.
  10. Public Health: In this course, students study the concept and objectives of public health, public health activities, epidemiology (disease causation, factors, and environment), health and the environment, influenza, food supervision, solid and liquid waste, smoking, health education, primary healthcare, vital statistics, maternal and child care, and family planning.
  11. Communication Skills: This course aims to introduce students to the concept of communication, its types, and levels, as well as the concept of self-awareness. It empowers students to understand and know themselves better. Throughout this course, students study the foundations, principles, and theories of communication, along with the factors influencing effective communication. It focuses on developing various communication skills and emphasizes individual interaction within a group and an individual’s interaction with their environment.
  12. Oral Health and Dentistry: This course serves as a foundation for understanding the basic concepts of oral health, protection against oral injuries and diseases, methods of disease prevention, and the study of diseases affecting the oral cavity, including teeth and the tongue (such as cavities and ulcers). It also covers vitamins and nutrients that contribute to the protection and preservation of oral health.
  13. Scientific Research: The objective of this course is to introduce students to the principles and fundamentals of scientific research, enabling them to engage in scientific thinking, identify scientific problems, and develop the skills needed to define and study these problems appropriately.
  14. Sociology: In this course, students study the emergence of sociology and socialization, focusing on topics such as family, social groups, communication methods, and their roles in socialization. The course also covers the school as a social and educational organization, the social organization of knowledge, the intersection of politics and education, and the relationship between culture and education.
  15. Dental Equipment Maintenance: In this course, students study dental medical equipment, its operation, common issues, and maintenance procedures.
  16. Fixed Prosthodontics (Crowns and Bridges 1): This course aims to provide a general overview of fixed prosthodontics, its types, forms, working methods, and the materials used in fixed prosthodontics. It includes a practical study of a specific case involving a complete crown for a particular tooth.
  17. Dental Materials: This course aims to introduce students to the materials and tools used in the field of dental prosthetics, their composition, manufacturing methods, interactions, and the study of devices and equipment used in dental laboratories. It also covers the materials used in dental clinics that are required by dentists.
  18. Fixed Prosthodontics (Crowns and Bridges 2): This course aims to provide students with information about the preparation forms and appropriate methods for various prosthodontic cases. It includes a practical study of different cases, such as anterior or posterior bridges.
  19. Oral Anatomy and Dentition 2: This course aims to provide students with detailed anatomical information about the mouth, including the detailed anatomical parts of the mouth, masticatory muscles, mouth cavity muscles, and surrounding ligaments. It also covers the anatomy of the neck and head, drawing the lower set of teeth, sculpting them, and distinguishing individual teeth from each other.
  20. Removable Partial Dentures 2: This course focuses on a practical study of different cases involving Kennedy classifications and the various designs that suit each classification.
  21. Complete Dentures 2: This course involves studying detailed anatomical points within the oral cavity, head, and neck. It also covers various cases of complete dentures for patients with reversed or deep overbites. The course includes the study of different stages of the construction of removable devices until the finishing stage.
  22. Orthodontics and Occlusion Principles 1: This course covers the principles and basics of dental occlusion for both jaws, tooth movements, temporomandibular joint movements, tooth movements during eruption, proper and improper tooth positioning in relation to each other. It also includes a study of some mobile orthodontic devices, setting edges, and arches suitable for simple orthodontic cases. The course also involves studying the stages of working on a mobile orthodontic device. Students learn to create a complete mobile orthodontic device from start to finish for a specific case.
  23. Fixed Prosthodontics (Crowns and Bridges) 3: This course aims to study advanced cases of dental prosthetics, such as long-span bridges for cases with reversed or edge-to-edge bite.
  24. Dental Ceramics 1: This course focuses on studying the types and composition of materials used in making ceramic restorations. It covers various types of dental ceramics, their characteristics, and the features of each type. The course also includes a practical study of a ceramic-on-metal restoration for a single tooth.
  25. Complete Removable Dentures 3: In this course, students learn the stages of working on a complete removable denture until the finishing and delivery to the dentist. It includes trial stages in the mouth and the production of a final complete removable denture for a specific case.
  26. Orthodontics and Occlusion Principles 2: In this course, students delve into complex dental movements, malocclusion cases, prevention methods, and treatment approaches. The course covers some advanced removable orthodontic appliances used for challenging cases, their fabrication, the use of expanders, the function of wires, retainers, and various expanders.
  27. Fixed Prosthodontics (Crowns and Bridges) 4: This course aims to study practical cases of long-span bridges, including cases that involve a complete arch for fixed restorations. It focuses on the principles underlying the fabrication of fixed restorations for complete arches. The course also introduces the latest devices and tools used in fixed prosthodontics.
  28. Dental Ceramics 2: This course explores the relationship between various types of fixed restorations and ceramics, including cases involving different types of ceramic restorations, such as ceramic-on-metal, zirconia ceramics, or Empress ceramics. It also covers the characteristics of different materials used for each type of restoration.
  29. Removable Partial Dentures 1: This course aims to introduce students to the sequential stages involved in making removable partial dentures. It covers some methods of fabrication, the tools used in the process, and different classifications for various dental cases. The appropriate clasps for each appliance are also discussed, and a typical case is studied from impression taking to the completion of the finishing process.
  30. Removable Partial Dentures 3 (Flexible Dentures): In this course, students study the different stages involved in the fabrication of flexible acrylic removable partial dentures. It covers various methods of fabrication, the different materials that can be used for creating flexible dentures, various wire clasps, and their sections.
  31. Maxillofacial Prosthetics: This course focuses on prosthetic solutions for parts of the mouth or face, such as the eye, ear, palate, or portions of the jaws. It includes the methods used for fabricating maxillofacial prostheses for cases involving fractures or the loss of facial bone structures or the skull.
  32. Removable Partial Dentures 2: In this course, students study various cases of metal framework partial dentures and the metal appliances used. It covers the stages of fabrication from impression taking to the completion of the appliance and its delivery to the dentist. The course also addresses common problems that these appliances may encounter, and it involves the fabrication of a final metal appliance and the creation of various clasps suitable for different classifications.
  33. Articulators: This course explores the relationship between fixed and removable prostheses and the principles of their connection. It also covers the reliance on tissues and abutments and examines the types of articulators that secure the relationship between fixed and removable prostheses. Additionally, it discusses the indications for using each type of articulator.
  34. Fixed Orthodontics: This course aims to study the various types of fixed orthodontic appliances, their indications for use, the cases in which they are employed, and the treatment duration for each device. It includes an examination of the patient’s case under the supervision of a specialized orthodontist to determine the most suitable appliance for the condition. The course covers the working principles of fixed orthodontic devices and their impact on tooth movements for different types of teeth.
  35. Removable Orthodontics: The objective of this course is to educate students about the differences between removable and fixed orthodontic appliances, the indications for using removable devices, the methods of fabrication, and the components and elements of these appliances.
  36. Zirconia and Empress: In this course, students study the materials zirconia and Empress, including their characteristics, principles of working with them, and the most suitable cases for their use. It also introduces the necessary devices and tools for working with each of these materials.
  37. Smile Design and Dental Color Science: The purpose of this course is to provide students with the fundamentals of cosmetic dentistry and the principles of smile design, including how to create a beautiful smile, the most suitable and aesthetic materials for creating it, the software used for this purpose, and how to determine the appropriate colors. The course also covers color guides from various companies and how to select the right color for a smile that matches an individual’s facial structure and appearance.
  38. Modern Techniques in Dental Prosthetics: The goal of this course is to study the latest devices used in dental prosthetics across various fields, the operation of each device, the materials needed for creating these devices, and the unique features of the technicians operating them.
  39. Prosthodontics Over Implants: Students will study the basics of dental implantology, including a comprehensive overview of the history of dental implants, the indications and contraindications for dental implantation, the different components and parts of implants, and various types of prosthetic restorations on implants. The course also covers the selection of the best prosthesis for implantation and methods for loading restorations on implants.
  40. Peri-oral Tissues: The course aims to provide an anatomical study of oral tissues and the tissues surrounding teeth, as well as the mechanisms by which these tissues are connected to the teeth. It also includes the study of bone tissue surrounding teeth and the healing mechanisms of bone wounds in cases of surgical extraction and implantation.