School of Dentistry is one of the schools of Amoud University. It is situated in Borama District, Awdal Region. It was established on Academic year 2009-2010.
The word of the dean (2013-2014)
I am delighted to welcome you to the University of Amoud School of dentistry. You are joining a community that is committed and dedicated to our mission of oral health education, truth, innovation, service, and faith.
I encourage you to become an active member of this community of scholars and learner. Exercise every opportunity to grow intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and socially. The school Life Staff is available to assist you in achieving your goals by creating a studying climate conducive to your personal development.
As your Dean, I am available to assist you with any questions or concerns you have in accessing the dentistry school services and understanding the Amoud University and college of health sciences policies and processes.
Objectives of the School
To produce highly trained doctors and dental assistants who will play a great role in the delivery of dental and oral health care. In order to achieve this objective the School will:
Provide these trainees with the knowledge, skill and attitudes to become competent densities.
Promote Dental knowledge through research in all areas related to dental and oral health care including Basic science, clinical science studies, cultural and behavioral aspects of Dental methods for delivering dental health care and dental education.
Aim at promoting exemplary, primary, secondary and tertiary dental and oral health care and related community services.
Undertake continuing dental education to maintain and improve the competence of the practicing professional and serve as a dental recourse center (DRC) for dental professionals and Organizations involved in dental health care.
Participate in the Development and improvement of the quality of dental services in the country
The goal school of dentistry is to produce competent Doctors who can deal with the prevailing health problems of the country, competent to practice preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative oral health in respect to the commonly encountered dental health problems and Possess the attitude for continued self learning and to seek further expertise or to pursue research in any chosen area of dentistry.
The vision of school of dentistry is producing and training desperately needed qualified dental professionals particularly for Somaliland.
The mission of School of dentistry is to contribute to knowledge and to produce dental graduates fully armed with practical and intellectual skills appropriate to the needs of our community. The school will work and make sure that the students acquire such skills using modalities that encourage active learning in the context in which they will later function as dental professionals.
Most subjects are taught with a variety of methods including lectures, projected materials with lecturers notes presented to the students, practical work and seminars.
Lap and clinical practice
Self directed learning
Staff training and development
Criteria for admission
Applicant to this School must have:
Completed secondary education
Passed the general requirement courses of the freshman year with at least a GPA of 3:00
Student assessment characteristics
1. theory, practical and oral evaluation
2. credit hour evaluation
4. assignment and presentations
1. end of course student feedback
2. courses coordinators report
3. yearly review
he credit hour per semester forms the basis of awarding a Bachelor degree at the faculty. In order to be eligible for the degree, the student must successfully earn a minimum of 280 hours. The duration for completing theses hours is four years, which are divided into the following manner.
¨ Basic science study: two years
¨ Pre-clinical study: one years
¨ Clinical study: one years
OSCEs is final exam of the whole years which observe foreign examiners from king collage London. This is followed by an internship of one year in the Borama dental hospital, Hargaysa group hospital, manhel cerigabo hospital.
Achievements from 2009-2014
Graduation of the first group of dentist in whole Somalia speaking lands.
We Provide free community services include (160 patients with different fillings and 140 patients with complete and partial dentures and also so many different teeth extractions, all are free services)
New clinical lab that students take their clinical and laboratory activities.
There are so many achievements that we can’t summers here.