The Department of Preventive Dental Sciences (PDS) consists of minimum frame prevention and preventive treatment along with the utilization of modern diagnostic methods and providing optimum dental care.  The Department is also involved in several research and behavioral science in coordination with the Basic Sciences Program.  The Department conducts community dental health programs in order to provide preventive dentistry services for individuals and communities.


Dental Public Health and Community Dentistry

This division aspires to qualify the students to meet the needs of the community, particularly those related to oral health in accordance with the community’s social and cultural circumstances.  This division organizes and conducts outreach programs and symposia, which are held at health centers, community service centers and other facilities.  This division also provides oral health care education and treatment for residents of social care homes.

The College provides many activities in this field, such as:

  • Periodic educational and scientific lectures.
  • Training courses.

Orthodontic Division

This division teaches students the basics of orthodontics and the diagnosis of disorders and malformations of teeth, as well as maxillofacial deformities.

Pediatric Dentistry Division

It teaches students the normal growth of dentition and oral structures and their pathological disorder as well as teaching the students about preventive and therapeutic techniques for inherited and acquired dental problems in children.

Periodontic Division

This division focuses on the supporting structures of the teeth (periodontium) and the recognition of pathological changes resulting from local and systemic causes.  The effect of diseased periodontiums on systemic health is also covered.

Academic Programs

The PDS Department offers postgraduate periodontics & orthodontic fellowships, which include theoretical, laboratoryclinical training, and research projects. 



Phone: +966 13 333-1529

Email: CD.PDSD@iau.edu.sa

Published on: 12 May 2014
Last update on: 14 April 2022