Monday, December 7, 2020

Dental Education in Doha

Dental Education Doha Qatar

Did you know we can get a Diploma in Dental Hygiene or a Dental Degree right here in Doha itself? Read on to know more about the courses and the colleges offering them.

Diploma in Dental Hygiene 

A dental hygienist is a licensed oral health professional who works alongside a Dentist in helping patients in maintaining their oral health and prevention of oral disease.

College of North Atlantic - Qatar provides a three year Diploma in Dental Hygiene at their campus in Doha. 

Their website gives a detailed introduction about their program.

Their website states - The Dental Hygiene curriculum is a balance of didactic and clinical training. Dental hygiene training is supplemented with seminars, lectures, laboratory sessions, clinical practice sessions, group work, independent study, problem-based learning and community outreach. Instruction will begin with gaining general health and science knowledge in the first year pre-requisite courses and advances into the community and client care while working with the public in the College of the North Atlantic-Qatar Dental Clinic. In the final year, the emphasis is placed on developing entry-to-practice level competencies, professionalism and skills.

CNA–Q’s Dental Hygiene program is fully aligned to the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association’s (CDHA) competencies and the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada’s (CDAC)standards. The Dental Hygiene program also meets or exceeds the current scope of practice for Dental Hygienists in Qatar, as outlined by the Ministry of Public Health.

Their website also mentions the possibility of transferring credits.

'Graduates of the Dental Hygiene program may have the opportunity to transfer course credits to other academic institutions'

It is a good option to work as a dental hygienist in Qatar since students from CNAQ can work directly after their program or you can also head to Canada for further education.

For further education in Canada. The site of Canadian dental hygienist association is helpful.

Doctor of Dental Medicine

College of Dental Medicine, under Qatar University was established in 2019. It is a 6 year program leading to a Doctor of Dental Medicine. It has  a common first year with all the other disciplines under QU Health.

There is a limited intake of 25 students and the admission to the college is based on a high school GPA of 90%, IELTS score of 6, TOEFL -520, IPT - 68. Mathematics: SAT 530 or ACT 21 or QU Math Placer 200.

For more information on Dentistry at Qatar University, you can access their website.

HMC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

HMC had recently opened application for their OMFS residency program for 2021 intake.

The admission criteria are :
  • Graduated within the last 5 years (2015-2020)
  • Completed internship in all major dental departments
  • IELTS score of 7 or above, TOEFL of 550/60 above
Besides other requirements, which can be viewed on their website.

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