The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program is offered at RAK College of Dental Sciences (RAKCODS), a constituent college of RAK Medical and Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU), Ras Al Khaimah. This five year program comprises of general education, basic medical & dental sciences, pre-clinical & clinical courses. There are total of 63 courses with 172 credit hours. Preclinical training is provided on patient simulation units and clinical training in RAKCODS dental clinics under the supervision of qualified faculty and staff.
Internship is an optional one year training program after graduation provided to enhance the clinical skills in comprehensive dentistry.
The curriculum has been developed in 2007, revised in 2011 and updated in 2014 to provide learning opportunities enabling dental students to acquire fundamental knowledge, develop basic skills and appropriate principles relevant to oral health care in the context of the community.
The graduates of this program shall have opportunities to work in general practice, the community dental service, hospital practice, university teaching and research in various individual organizations.