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Dental graduates are health care professionals to diagnose and treat oral diseases and infections. They restore cavities, perform scaling and root canal treatment, extract and replace missing teeth, place implants and perform other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dentists play an important role to improve the oral health care of the community by providing information and awareness on proper oral health care practices.

Graduates can continue their career as a general practitioner in their respective countries, bypassing respective exams or continue postgraduate training.

Become a dentist and promote oral health care

Dentistry is the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures, and their impact on the human body.

A radiant smile is a precious gift you can offer

RAKMHSU’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is a 5-year program. First 2 years are for Basic Sciences. In the 3rd year, pre-clinical components are elaborated to prepare students to efficiently work on patients. This is followed by 2 years of dental training where students provide comprehensive dental care to patients under the supervision of qualifies staff.

An internship is mandatory for expatriates who wish to practice dentistry in UAE. However, the students who wish to continue for internship/post-graduation in other countries have to fulfill the requirements of that country.

The curriculum has been developed to cultivate internationally competent oral health care professionals. They will be specially trained to improve the oral health status of the community through outreach programs, and contributing research to the understanding of its biological, behavioral, biomedical and clinical aspects.

Furthermore, the curriculum prepares dental students for evidence-based dental practice in a changing healthcare environment, acquiring basic medical and dental knowledge and the skills that will allow the professional, ethical and humane practice of dentistry.

The program is focused on promoting the acquisition of expertise, attitude, and behavior that facilitate effective and appropriate interaction with patients and colleagues. Its goal is to produce caring, knowledgeable, competent and skillful oral specialists who recognize and accept the obligation to practice in the best interest of patients at all times.

Admission Criteria


Admission to all programs is based entirely on merit. Admissions are open to students of all nationalities.


An average of 80% in the grade 12 science stream/ Advanced stream of UAE GSEC of Ministry of Education with a minimum of 70% in Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses. Preference in admission will be given to those with higher aggregates in Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses.

Abu Dhabi Education Council stream students should similarly have 80% average with 70% in Advanced Biology (level 3) and Advanced Chemistry (level 3)

English Language Requirements

Proficiency in English equivalent to a TOEFL score of 500 in paper-based test, 173 in computer-based, 61 in internet-based or its equivalent such as IELTS score of 5 Or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 41 or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) score range of 36 – 41 is mandatory for entry to undergraduate BDS program.

Examples of Secondary School Certificates

The following is a list of certificates and the corresponding minimum levels of performance required for admission to RAKMHSU. These certificates and levels of achievement serve as guidelines for admission to RAKMHSU.

American High School Diploma

An aggregate of 80% is required. If Biology is not taken in 12th Grade, a SAT II score of 550 in Biology is mandatory.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Must have completed any six courses including Biology and Physics or Biology and Chemistry at the higher level and three at standard level, with a score of at least 25.

Pakistani Board/s Certificates

Higher Secondary School Certificate with aggregate of 75 is required (Part 1 and Part 2 total) with min 60% % in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Indian Board/s Certificates

All Indian senior school certificate/ CBSE XII Std with 75% with at least 60% in physics, chemistry & Biology.

For Indian state board examination 80% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Biology with at least 70% in each of these three courses is required.

IGCSE, GCSE, GCE / British Curriculum

Students applying for the MBBS/BDS programs must have completed at least four Advanced Supplementary or AS level OR two AS and one A level OR two A levels with at least ‘C’ grade after having completed 5 IGCSE/GCSE or O levels with minimum grade of ‘C’ in O level courses.

Admission Procedure

  • Submit Online Application after completing all the required fields and upload the required document at
  • If all requirements are met then admission offer letter will be sent to the candidate
  • If 12th grade final result is awaited then conditional offer letter will be sent to the candidate
  • Admissions are offered to the candidates subject to the compliance of all requirements specified in the Admission Offer Letter.
  • All the documents submitted by the candidates will be verified with the originals submitted by the candidates on the date of Registration and Orientation. In case of non-compliance of any of the admission criteria, the admission of the candidate will automatically stand cancelled.


RAKCODS BDS program is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE and is also listed in the EMRO WHO listing (WHO Directory of Dental Schools).The college is an approved training center for MFDS from Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.


·A minimum of 80% overall average marks in 12th Grade

·Accredited by Ministry of Higher Education UAE

·State-of-the-art Teaching Dental Hospital Facilities

·High Quality Hostel Facilities Provided by EDRAK

·20% Concession on getting 95% Marks in 12th Grade & 15% concession

·on getting 90% Marks

·Free Buss Shuttle Service from (Dubai, Sharjah & Ajman)

·Easy payment plans available

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated October 17, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
5 years
42,000 AED
Tuition fee per semester (including VAT): AED 42,000. Other fees apply.