The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has pledged since its establishment to raise the intellectual and educational level of the citizen. The Kingdom has given development basics of special education services and great health care interest, in particular the Colleges of Dentistry, this interest culminated in the establishment of a tripartite committee of the Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Finance and National Economy, and the Ministry of Higher Education the decision of the proposed establishment of the College of Dentistry in Dammam in 1405 AH-1984 G.

The College of Dentistry at the University was the first college of its kind in the Eastern Province and the third dental institute in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Following a ministerial directive in 1430 AH-2009 CE, the College of Dentistry became part of the newly established University of Dammam (formerly known as the Dammam campus of King Faisal University) and now Known as Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. The College of Dentistry began accepting male students in the fall of 2001 and female students in the fall of 2011. Since 2013 over 448 dentists have graduated from the College.



To be recognized internationally for excellence in dental education, research and community service.


To achieve outstanding professional quality in oral health by graduating dentists committed to serving the community and primed for lifelong learning and research.


  • To ensure graduates will excel and lead the future of oral health
  • To conduct research for the benefit of education, patient care and scientific discovery
  • To provide state-of-the art facilities for dental education and patient care
  • To promote the oral health of the community at large


  •     Integrity
  •     Respect
  •     Accountability
  •     Empathy
  •     Collaboration
  •     Social Responsibility
  •     Innovation


  • Effective communication and networking.
  • Professionalism demonstrated at all levels.
  • Evidence-based practice foundation for dental education and patient care.
  • Exemplifies the ethical standards and social responsibility.
  • Commitment to discovery and scholarly activities.