Dental Unit

Department of Dental Unit

Dentistry is a branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area. Although primarily associated with teeth among the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is not limited to teeth but includes other aspects of the craniofacial complex including the temperomandibular and other supporting structures. The term dentistry comes from odontology – the study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth. Because of their substantial overlap in concept, dentistry is often also understood to subsume the now largely defunct medical specialty of stomatology (the study of the mouth and its disorders and diseases) for which reason the two terms are used interchangeably in certain regions

Dentistry is important to one's overall health. Dental treatments are carried out by the dental team, which often consists of a dentistand dental auxiliaries (dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, as well as dental therapists.

KWMC Dental Unit has been established in 2012 and is affiliated to Dhaka University under Medical Faculty. Bachelor of Dentistry (BDS) is a four years undergraduate course. However, it will be five year professional course from 2018 session. Also one year compulsory internship is required. We have impressive infrastructure, modern and fully equipped clinics and labs, a well equipped library and a team of dedicated faculty. Our academic results of every professional exam are excellent. We have got approval of foreign students’ admission for this course. Our 1st batch has successfully graduated in 2016. The course is composed of Basic Science (1st and 2nd year) and Clinical Science (3rd and 4th year).