Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine/Pathology, Oral/Maxillofacial Radiology

Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine/Pathology, Oral/Maxillofacial Radiology

The Faculty of Dental Sciences started from a humble beginning in 1974 as a department (The Department of Dental Surgery) in the Faculty of Medicine. The first group of eighteen (18) students was admitted in 1974 to pursue the course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) of the University of Nairobi. To facilitate its inception and growth, the Department acquired and renovated the then building structures for the former Princess Elizabeth Maternity in 1977 with financial and material support from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. The aim was to have a university teaching dental hospital. Initially, the Department had only nine (9) dental units, but these soon grew to fifty two (52) distributed in various clinics.

Overview

Overview

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The Faculty of Dental Sciences (FDS) is one of the three faculties that constitute the College of Health Sciences.

INCEPTION

The Faculty of Dental Sciences started from a humble beginning in 1974 as a department (The Department of Dental Surgery) in the Faculty of Medicine. The first group of eighteen (18) students was admitted in 1974 to pursue the course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) of the University of Nairobi. To facilitate its inception and growth, the Department acquired and renovated the then building structures for the former Princess Elizabeth Maternity in 1977 with financial and material support from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. The aim was to have a university teaching dental hospital. Initially, the Department had only nine (9) dental units, but these soon grew to fifty two (52) distributed in various clinics.

GROWTH TO A FACULTY

The then Department of Dental Surgery was upgraded in 1995 to create the current Faculty of Dental Sciences with four Departments namely:-

  1. Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine/Pathology and Oral/Maxillofacial Radiology
  2. Conservative and Prosthetic Dentistry
  3. Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
  4. Periodontology/Community & Preventive Dentistry

In 1996, a ward, major and minor theatres were opened and became operational to complete the Dental Hospital complex where even complex oral maxillofacial and reconstructive surgical procedures are performed.

Thematic Units

Thematic Units

DEPT. PERIODONTOLOGY

DEPT. PAEDIATRIC

DEPT. CONSERVATIVE

  • Bio Material Science
  • Brief History
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Prosthetic Dentistry

DEPT. OMFS

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

 

Link

Link

BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (BDS) - 5