Project Description

Saudi Specialty Certificate (Saudi Board) Programs

Riyadh Elm University as an accredited independent training center by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties offers seven Saudi Specialty Certificate (Saudi Board) and AEGD Programs:

Saudi Specialty Certificate in Restorative Dentistry Program [SSC-(Dent) Resto] Formerly (SBARD)

The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Restorative Dentistry [SSC-(Dent) Resto] formerly (SBARD) is an advanced education program in restorative dentistry that started October 1999, and designed to provide didactic, clinical and hospital training to upgrade the level of dental profession in Saudi Arabia. The instruction and experience provided in [SSC-(Dent) Resto] prepare trainees to be highly qualified restorative dentists who are able to treat complex restorative cases of the following discipline.

Saudi Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics Program [SSC-(Dent) Prosth]

The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics [SSC-(Dent) Prosth] program is a three-year training program that offers didactic, clinical and laboratory training in the field of prosthodontics. As the adult population in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia increases, there is a proportional increase in need for high quality trained Prosthodontists. Graduates of the Saudi Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics [SSC-(Dent) Prosth] program will contribute to providing such optimal prosthodontic care.

Saudi Specialty Certificate in Endodontic Program [SSC-(Dent) Endo]

The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Endodontics [SSC-(Dent) Endo] is the branch of dentistry, which is concerned with the morphology, physiology, and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its studies and practices encompass the basic clinical sciences, including biology of the normal pulp, the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions. The program extends for three years and it has been designed to satisfy the needs for those who wish to acquire greater skill, knowledge, and experience in clinical Endodontics, as well as a background in biological sciences. The program includes participation in formal lectures, seminars, book, and literature reviews.

Saudi Specialty Certificate in Periodontics Program [SSC-(Dent) Perio]

The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Periodontics [SSC-Dent (Perio)] Program is a four-year program designed to satisfy the needs of those who wish to acquire high skills, knowledge and experience in clinical Periodontics, as well as a background in biological sciences. Significant training will be given in implantology, periodontal plastic surgery, oral reconstructive surgery, and periodontal medicine. Educational objectives are accomplished through lectures, seminars, case presentation, conferences, and clinical practice.

Saudi Specialty Certificate Program in Orthodontics [SSC-(Dent) Ortho]

The Saudi Specialty Certificate Program in Orthodontics (SSCPO) is a three-year clinical training program in the field of orthodontics approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS). Candidates who are accepted into the program undergo intensive didactic and clinical orthodontic training.

The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry Program [SSC-(Dent) PD]

The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry is a three-year program designed to meet the educational standards of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. Upon completion of the program, the resident receives a Saudi Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.

The Program involves intensive clinical training in Pediatric Dentistry which includes providing primary and comprehensive dental care for pediatric patients from infancy through childhood and adolescence, and for patients with special needs. In addition, it includes diagnosis and treatment of occlusal problems in the primary, mixed and young permanent dentition. The program will also include Pediatric Dentistry literature review and basic sciences.

Saudi Specialty Certificate in Family Dentistry Program [SSC-(Dent) Family]

The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Family Dentistry is a three-year program designed to meet the educational standards of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. Upon completion of the program, the trainees receive a Saudi Specialty Certificate in Family Dentistry.

The Program involves intensive clinical training in Family Dentistry which includes providing primary and comprehensive dental care for children and adults as well as medically compromised patietns. In addition, iThe program also includes Family Dentistry literature review and basic sciences.

Advanced Education in General Dentistry [AEGD]

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program is a two-year program designed to meet the educational standards of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. Upon completion of the program, the trainee receives an AEGD.

The Program involves intensive clinical training in Dentistry which includes providing primary and comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages. In addition, it includes diagnosis and treatment of dental problems. The program also includes literature review and basic sciences.

Program Requirements

The following are the Admission Requirements:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • 4pcs. 4×6 photo with blue background
  • Submit a Clear Copy of Passport
  • Accredited Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree (BDS) or equivalent from a recognized university
  • Successful completion of an internship year in general dentistry (12months)
  • Passed the competitive selection examination process
  • Applicant must have valid certification of PALS (for pediatric applicant only)
  • Provision of at least three confidential recommendation letters from three different consultants as to the suitability of the applicant for training in post-graduate program which must include one letter from the candidate’s immediate supervisor
  • Letter of no objection from the applicant’s sponsor indication that the applicant can be in a full-time training program for the entire period of 4 years except SB-Orthodontics which is 5 years
  • Applicant should be registered in the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties as a trainee
  • Applicants should pay the application and training fees
  • Signed obligation to abide by the rules and regulations of the training program
  • Passing of all Required Admission Test

Note: All Saudi Board requirements should be done in The Saudi Commission Health Specialties Office according to their Admission Timetable. Just specify that you prefer to have REU as your Training Center.