Oman Dental College is the first and currently the only dental college in the Sultanate of Oman. It admitted its first cohort of students in the academic year 2006/7 and has successfully graduated three cohorts of qualified dental surgeons with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree to date.
It has always been ODC’s intention to play an active and informed role in achieving the long sighted vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, for both the Higher Education and Healthcare sectors in Oman and this is realised through ODC‘s new state-of-the-art dental college and dental teaching hospital that benefits students and the public, both citizens and residents. The College provides an excellent academic environment and contains student teaching and learning facilities which include general and specialised laboratories, multiple lecture theatres, small group teaching rooms, a well-stocked library, multimedia room and a number of other student areas. The College also has a modern, fully equipped outpatient dental clinical facility with 67 dental chairs, X-ray facilities, a Central Sterile Supply Department and an operating theatre suite. All these facilities are equipped to the highest standards using the latest technology currently available.
In addition to providing dental undergraduate clinical education and training in Oman, the dental clinical teaching hospital provides outpatient dental facilities that significantly increases the number of dental chairs and dentists available to the general public in the Sultanate, thereby improving patient access to quality dental healthcare which is almost free of cost.
Oman Dental College is an associate member of the Association for Dental Education in Europe.