Royal Dental College


  • Acquire knowledge of the basic biological, medical, technical and clinical sciences to recognize the difference between physiological and pathological conditions relevant to dental practice
  • Acquire skills required to establish a general dental practice  involving  prevention, diagnosis and treatment of  anomalies and  diseases of the teeth, mouth, jaws and associated structures
  • Adequate knowledge of scientific foundations on which dentistry is based and proper understanding of various relevant scientific methods, principles of biological functions
  • Acquire knowledge of the management and interaction (pharmacological, physical, nutritional, behavioral and psychological) of important oral and medically-related conditions.
  • Understand pharmacology and therapeutics relevant to clinical dental practice and be familiar with pharmacology in general medicine
  • Acquire knowledge of clinical disciplines and methods, which provide coherent picture of anomalies, lesions and diseases of teeth, mouth and jaws.
  • Acquire skills to provide treatment options based on the best available information
  • Acquire skills to establish general dental practice
  • Acquire the ability to recognize when clinical problems exceed their knowledge and skill, and a willingness to seek help or refer
  • Know scientific principles of sterilization, disinfection and antisepsis and infection control
  • Carry out certain investigation procedure and ability to interpret laboratory findings
  • Willingness to apply the current knowledge of dentistry in the best interest of the patient and community.
  • Maintain a high standard of professional ethics and conduct and apply these in all aspects of professional life.
  • Willingness to participate in the CPED programmes to update knowledge and professional skills from time to time.
  • Ability to exercise empathy, kindness, honesty, integrity, flexibility and lifelong curiosity, and  recognition of their importance in health care.
  • Acquire knowledge of research methods and their applications
  • Acquire the ability to access new knowledge from all sources, to analyze and interpret it in a critical manner, and to apply it appropriately in the provision of oral health care
  • Acquire adequate skills and competence in performing various procedures as required in the specialty.
  • Ability to integrate and interpret clinical findings and apply rigorous reasoning to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis or differential diagnosis
  • Ability to formulate an evidence-based and cost effective treatment plan in collaboration with the patient
  • Ability to perform appropriate dental procedures effectively and safely, with due regard for the patient‟s comfort including emergency procedures
  • Acquire skills to use contemporary information technology for documentation including patient records, communication, management of information and applications related to forensic dentistry & oral health care
  • Willingness to update knowledge by self-study and by attending courses, conferences and seminars relevant to specialty
  • Ability to recognize when clinical problems exceed their knowledge and skill and a willingness to seek help or to refer
  • Acquire knowledge of the moral and ethical responsibilities involved in the provision of care to individual patients and communities
  • Ability to respect community values, including an appreciation of a diversity of backgrounds and cultural values