Dean's Message

Welcome to Oman Dental College (ODC), the first and only dental college in the Sultanate of Oman.  We are a forward-looking, multi-cultural institute providing high-quality dental education of international standards in keeping with our Mission and guided by our Values “Opus Discere Credo”, meaning “Work Learn Believe”.

Since the establishment of the College in 2006 we have graduated over 300 dentists from our Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree Programme, with a low attrition rate and positive student feedback.  Many of our graduates are successfully employed in government or private practice in the Sultanate or pursuing international opportunities in countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, the USA, India and regionally.

Teaching and learning on the ODC BDS Degree Programme follows an holistic and interdisciplinary approach, utilising a combination of interactive lectures, small group tutorials, clinical skills instruction and chairside clinical teaching, with an emphasis on evidence-based learning.  The College is an Associate Member of the Association for Dental Education in Europe and also benefits from an academic affiliation with the University Complutense of Madrid.  This ensures that the BDS Degree Programme is benchmarked to international standards, which is also verified by the College's International Advisory Panel.

Our diverse faculty is of the highest standards, including a number of international Visiting Professors, who work collectively to ensure the delivery of a contemporary,  integrated approach to dental education in a state-of-the-art environment.  ODC believes in lifelong learning and engagement with colleagues in the dental profession and to support this we are involved in the regular delivery of CPD activities.

Significant contribution to community engagement and support takes place through our modern clinical facility where students provide comprehensive oral and dental healthcare for the local population under close supervision.  The College also provides access to specialist clinical services for those patients with advanced treatment needs.

Please take this opportunity to explore our website which provides more information and insights into the opportunities available to students and patients at ODC.  Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or wish to contribute to the Mission and Vision of the College.

Dr Rahul Arora

Dean