Dentists are responsible for the care and maintenance of the teeth, gums and mouth. This requires specialized postgraduate training. In the United Arab Emirates, a Middle Eastern country (federation of seven emirates) of 5 million people, education at all levels is free to citizens. Although the total adult literacy rate is 90%, the literacy rate among youth ages 15-24 is 99%, a major shift. 95% of female students and 80% of male students who are enrolled in the final year of secondary school apply to college or university.

Dentists are responsible for the care and maintenance of the teeth, gums and mouth. This requires specialized postgraduate training. In the United Arab Emirates, a Middle Eastern country (federation of seven emirates) of 5 million people, education at all levels is free to citizens. Although the total adult literacy rate is 90%, the literacy rate among youth ages 15-24 is 99%, a major shift. 95% of female students and 80% of male students who are enrolled in the final year of secondary school apply to college or university.

Boston University Dubai

The Boston University Dubai Institute for Dental Research and Education enrolls just 50 students a year into its competitive program. Students receive a three-year combined Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) and Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD). Courses include dental public health, orthodontics, endodontics and operative dentistry. The program is accredited in the UAE by the Commission of Academic Accreditation. The related Dental Health Clinic serves patients and gives students hands-on opportunities.

Boston University Dubai P.O. Box 505097 Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai United Arab Emirates 011-971-4-3622838 budubai.ae/budr/index.asp

Ajman University of Science and Technology

Students at Ajman University of Science and Technology can receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree or a diploma in dental hygiene. The 5-year DDS program requires three clinicals where students gain work experience. This includes working at an on-site dental clinic that provides free dental work to all patients. Courses include geriatric dentistry, preventative dentistry and nutrition, oral radiology and implantology. The College of Dentistry at Ajman University was the first dental school in the UAE.

Ajman University of Science and Technology PO Box 346 Ajman United Arab Emirates 011-971-6-7482222 ajman.ac.ae

Nicolas & ASP College of Postgraduate Dentistry

The Nicolas & ASP College of Postgraduate Dentistry has both diploma and master programs. The three-year Master of Science in Orthodontics degree includes education about making diagnoses, creating treatment-planning strategies and clinical experience. The one-year Higher Diploma in Oral Implantology degree is a part-time program that admits 15 students every two months. The on-campus practice receives patients and gives students the opportunity to interact with patients. Orthodontics, implants and general cleaning are all performed at the clinic.

Nicolas & ASP College of Postgraduate Dentistry 3rd Floor, Block D, Dubai Healthcare City. P.O. Box 53382 Dubai United Arab Emirates 011-971-4-3624787 dubaipostgraduate.com