Welcome to the College of Dentistry (COD), King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS).
The College of Dentistry at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences has been established by virtue of a decree issued by the University Council in its first session of the academic year 2006/2007 held on 19/12/2006. It commits itself to the pursuit of excellence in dental education, scientific research, compassionate patient care, and community service – guided by Saudi ethics and values. The College affirms its task in the development and formation of competent and compassionate dentists who are committed to quality patient care delivery of global standards and in accordance with the needs and goals of the nation. Therefore, the college delivers an outstanding dental education program that employs cutting-edge techniques for teaching, learning and practice of dentistry…more
One of the objective of the Community Outreach is to expose the students to community service outside clinical experience while gaining an appreciation for cultural diversity and the oral health needs of the population.
Announcement for Launch of New Systemhaqr2021-10-11T10:31:48+03:00
Congratulations Dr. Abdulaziz Abdulrahman AlZaid for recent credentialing as Full Time Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics, under Restorative and Prosthetic Dental Science Department, College of Dentistry, KSAU-HShaqr2021-09-16T16:10:38+03:00
Congratulations Dr. Khalid Abdulrahman AlAmoud for recent credentialing as Full Time Assistant Professor in Orthodontics, under Preventive Dental Science Department, College of Dentistry, KSAU-HShaqr2021-09-16T16:06:35+03:00
Reference and Information Services – This service aims to satisfy all requests for information through the use of library. The library provides reference and information services during the library hours. Inquiries may be made in person, over the telephone, and through e-mail. Orientation and Instruction – The Library Orientation and Instruction is a service to educate students, faculty and staff either individual or group orientation upon request about the library facilities, services, rules & regulations as well as the digital library. (COD Library Orientation Guide) Curricula Service – This service provides primary and secondary textbooks and learning resources for course coordinator, faculty and students in direct support of the curriculum. Circulation Services – Borrowing of library materials are equally provided to its faculty and students. Literature Search – The purpose of this service is to answer clinical or research questions primarily for use in patient care, research or systematic reviews. Availability of the full text is depend on the current subscription of the NGHA/KSAU-HS. (Literature Search Request Form). Inter Library Loan Service (ILL) – Materials not available at NGHA/KSAU libraries are traced out and requested to other libraries worldwide and deliver to users. Only journal article can be requested. (Inter Library Loan Request Form) Internet Services – This service provides computers with internet access for the purposes of research. Each user must login with their university account. Copying/printing – Photocopying and printing is provided as self-service using paid card. Recommend / Request a Purchase – The Books or Journals can be requested for purchase by filling out a prescribed purchase form (The Book or Journal Purchase Request Form)
General Collections – a collection available for loan and circulate for one week and supports the information needs of the College of Dentistry.
Reference – consists of general materials such as encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, directories, yearbooks, indexes, bibliographies and others.
Reserve – consists of textbooks and other references recommended by faculty members as required readings for the courses. Some materials are placed on reserve based on the frequency with which they are requested by the library users.
Periodical – These materials consist of dental/dentistry journals, serials, newsletters, local and foreign. NGHA and KSAU-HS publications are also included.
Multimedia Materials – The collection consists of DVD and CD-ROMs.
All registered students, full-time faculty and staff of College of Dentistry, KSAU-HS are eligible for membership to the Library.
We expect our user to keep the environment clean, healthy and exhibit a highly educated behavior.
All reading materials including books, journals and CDs taken out of the library must be issued properly by the library staff at the circulation desk. Any attempt to exit the library’s premises with material that has not been properly checked out will be considered as attempted theft.
Any attempt to cut, tear or remove pages or sections of library books and journals will be considered as damage of library reading material. The borrower will be held responsible for the mutilation.
If requested by the library staff, users should submit any book or personal material for inspection. All books belong to the users, must be shown to the staff at the library exit for verification.
Complete silence should be observed in the library public areas, except for brief and subdued talk with the library staff at library circulation counter.
Eating and drinking are strictly prohibited in the library’s premises.
Phones should be switched to silent mode while entering the library.
Personal belongings should be kept in the designated area of the library.
The library follows international copyright laws; complete books or journal issues cannot be photocopied and scanned.
Only some pages from library book and journal’s article will be photocopied. Personal notes and documents cannot be photocopied.
The College of Dentistry Library supports various educational, research and clinical activities and programs. It has excellent collection of dental resources available for reading and reference purpose in print and digital format. Our library has a massive collection of dental e-resources from different databases composed in one digital library named Ac-Knowledge database (http://www.ac-knowledge.net/ngha/). The primary objective of the collection is to provide current and up-to-date scholarly and scientific literature to fulfill the academic and research requirement of our students, faculty and staff. Each year, new books are added to the collection. The digital library provides online access to 5900+ eBooks, 6400+ scientific journals and other scholarly material available from 37 different online databases. Some of the most popular databases are Accessmedicine, BMJ Journals; CINAHL Complete, Clinical Key; Dentistry and Oral Sciences Sources, Medline; Ovid; Oxford Journals; Sage Journals; ScienceDirect, Springerlink, VisualDx, and Wiley Blackwell.
The Quality Assurance and Academic Accreditation Committee (QAAA)
The committee is chaired by the Dean and meets on a monthly basis unless otherwise called by the Chairperson. The committee needs a sixty six percent quorum and resolutions are reached by the simple majority vote. The charges of the committee include but not limited to the following:
Monitor and enforce ETEC-NCAAA standards to enhance the quality of practices and reduce incompetence.
Oversee the preparation of the programs’ applications for national and international accreditation processes.
Lead the process of accreditation at the colleges or deanships levels.
Review and oversee the processes and functions of the Development and Quality Unit, including but not limited to preparation of reports, data collection, KPIs, benchmarking and suggested action plans for improvement.
Develop interactive constructive rapport with different offices and committees particularly those related to the academic curricula or training programs.
Oversee the submission of regular reports to the QAAA Steering Committee by the Development and Quality Unit.
Identify areas that need improvement and propose the appropriate solutions.
Identify the needs for faculty enhancement activities at the college and deanship level.
The DQAU is the “executive arm” of the QAAA committee. The main strategy of work of DQA unit at COD is to build a system of responsibility, self-reporting, KPI data collection, action plan and follow up from the base up. The data regarding course portfolios, course surveys, course reports, department and program reports and KPIS are archived in central database (shared folder). Action plans are approved and their implementation is followed and reported in regular reports.
The unit is chaired by experience faculty in the domain of quality and meets on a monthly basis unless otherwise called by the Chairperson. The committee needs a fifty percent quorum and resolutions are reached by the simple majority vote. The charges of the committee include but not limited to the following:…
Support college development and quality assurance.
Spread and sustain quality culture at college’s level.
Periodically review and update college/programs Strategic Plan and operational plan.
Propose initiatives to ensure that the strategic goals and objectives of the College are being met on a timely manner.
Ensure the availability of updated Administrative Policies and Procedures.
Submit regular reports to the appropriate bodies upon their request.
Review research strategy with the research unit and ensure its alignment with the university mission.
Review committee formation orders within the college to prevent redundancy of charges.
Review resolutions of respective college committee meeting minutes/reports pertaining to quality and academic accreditation and ensure the implementation of any approved recommendations and measure effectiveness.
Apply the principles of quality assurance based on the appropriate national accreditation bodies’ standards (e.g. ECC-NCAAA, SCHS and international) in different academic and non-academic units.
Lead the process of programs applications for national and international accreditation as applicable.
Ensure that the requirements for program’s accreditation are met in a timely manner.
Ensure archiving of programs accreditation documents for future enhancement.
Provide support for institutional accreditation/re-accreditation.
Collect, analyze and review reports, surveys, KPIs and benchmarks submitted by different Units.
Provide needed support to faculty, staff and students in areas related to quality and development.
Ensure a systematic implementation of the curriculum, best utilization of learning resources, optimal educational management, and monitor the outcomes of the academic programs.
Identify deficiencies in the academic program, curriculum, assessment and evaluation to suggest the necessary improvement plans to QAAA Committee.
Oversee the progress of sections reporting to the unit.
Perform any other duties related to college development, quality assurance and academic accreditation.