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College Vision
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2nd Research Day 2017
College Vision

To be a leading regional college with the highest internationally acclaimed standards in the field of ‎health sciences.‎

College Mission

To promote science and knowledge through qualifying and developing highly professional ‎healthcare providers to participate in distinctive, professional, and scientific research in order to meet…

 

DEPARTMENT OF ORAL HEALTH BRIDGING PROGRAM

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Oral Health Bridging Program at Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences (PSMCHS) is designed to prepare graduate Saudi dental hygienists to provide basic secondary dental care to the community, as a class of oral health providers traditionally known as dental therapists. Under the supervision of dentists, they work in accredited general hospitals, community hospitals and medical-dental centers.

 

The program prepares, trains, and equips students to be another source of access to care for the community in order to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the communities’ dental tissues, apart from providing preventive therapies and oral health education.

 

The teaching method in the Oral Health Department is comprised of a combination of theoretical Coursework and Practicals, conducted with specimens and manikins, leading directly to the stage of clinical management of patients.

 

Upon graduation, the Oral Health practitioner/dental therapist is qualified to provide primary dental health care and basic secondary dental health care.

 

VISION

 

The Department of Oral Health Bridging Program seeks to:

 

·        Produce highly skilled oral health care practitioners who can provide primary, and some aspects of secondary care, to patients in military hospitals of the Kingdom

 

·        Reduce waiting lists in military hospital dental departments by the successful placement of these graduates

 

·        Provide highly qualified Oral Health practitioners to provide primary and secondary oral care in satellite dental clinics and community centers

 

·        Introduce a new BACCALAUREATE program to the educational choices already available to the youth of Saudi Arabia

 

·        Enable successful students to make a contribution and achieve greater versatility and interest in their professional careers

 

MISSION

 

The mission of the Department of Oral Health Bridging Program is to:

 

       ·        Create a new class of skilled and competent oral health care providers who will work under the supervision of a dentist

 

·        Open up new educational opportunities, upgrade training, and increase employability for the youth of the nation

 

·        Provide new avenues of learning and training for graduate dental hygienists, to result in more productive, versatile clinical contributors

 

·        Ensure and prepare Dental Oral Health Practitioners, of the highest quality, who will become more valuable as members of a dental team

 

AIMS

 

The aims of the Department of Oral Health Bridging Program are to:

 

 ·        Reduce waiting lists in military hospital dental departments by the successful placement of these graduates

 

·        Introduce a new BACCALAUREATE program to the available educational choices of the youth of Saudi Arabia

 

·        Enable successful students to make a contribution and achieve greater versatility and interest in their professional careers

 

Program Description

 

The Oral Health Bridging Program prepares graduates, also known as dental therapists, for entry-level positions in dental or healthcare institutions, as Oral Health Care practitioners. Such trained individuals may pursue careers in hospital settings, community clinics, or any authorized health specialty setting.

 

 The Program provides the rigorous and vigorous training required for the graduate to be proficient in all aspects of preventive dental care, some basic restorative dentistry and minor oral surgery procedures. The program also provides the necessary theoretical bases required for graduates to follow evidence-based best practice management of patients.

 

 At the Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences, the emphasis is always based on the importance of helping students achieve quality, reliability, and responsibility in the discharge of their clinical duties.

 

 

Program Objectives

 

The objectives of the Oral Health Bridging Program are that all graduates should be able to:

 

Function with skill and professionalism immediately after being posted to a hospital dental department, under the direction and supervision of a dentist

 

Promote a Dental Oral Health curriculum that helps build the student’s educational and career goals in a success-oriented learning environment

 

Provide the students with the academic resources and clinical experiences to perform their professional duties with competence, judgment and skill, as approved in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

Create a safe learning environment, in compliance with the standards and regulations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

Encourage the development of a life-time habit of continuous education and self-improvement

 

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