Prosthodontics and/or restorative dentistry are recognized specialties within dentistry and there is strong demand in the marketplace for restorative dentists and prosthodontics in the United Arab Emirates. Restorative & Prosthodontics program graduates are recognized for their ability to manage oral conditions, diseases, and pathologies complicated by multi-disciplinary concerns for healthy and special needs patients. There is strong need for well trained specialists in the UAE in order to provide comprehensive oral rehabilitative services. As UAE continues to increase in population and as the population ages, the demand for dentists with comprehensive and advanced restorative and prosthodontic skills and abilities will increase.
Dentists with advanced training in restorative and prosthodontics work in collaboration with other dentists. As such, these specialists are an integral part of the dental health care professional community and infrastructure of out-service health service delivery facilities.
The Master of Science degree in Restorative & Prosthodontists program provides learners with advanced training from both clinical and research perspectives. The course content of the curriculum is designed to be a major part of the overall oral care of patients. Emphasis is given to retaining and preserving the dentition and maintaining the overall health of the teeth, periodontium, soft tissue, oral and facial muscles, TMJ and other head and neck tissues, as opposed to removal and replacement with artificial appliances. But when removal and replacement is necessary, the specialists graduated from the Restorative & Prosthodontists program will demonstrate advanced skills in this oral rehabilitation.
The Master degree curriculum courses provide experiences and an in-depth understanding into the following subjects relative to the restorative and prosthodontists patient: (a) diagnosis of oral and dental disease, pathology, and conditions, (b) restorative treatment of disease, pathology, and conditions, and (c) prosthodontic restoration of oral and dental disease, pathology, and conditions and replacement of missing teeth as needed including placement and use of dental implants for restoration. The Master degree learner in the Restorative & Prosthodontists program will not graduate until he/she completes 90 credit hours, and all credit hours are required.
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Last updated December 4, 2015