Specialty Clinical Training

This course is the clinical course that encompasses the scope of clinical pediatric dentistry. During
the program students are closely supervised while developing skills in diagnosis, radiographic
technique, treatment planning, preventive and restorative dentistry, space management, trauma
management and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic behavior management techniques and
management of children with special healthcare needs. Students gain extensive experience in the
team management approach to patient care while interacting and coordinating with other
departments within the College and with outside clinics and practitioners. In addition, a weekly
meeting is convened to discuss the treatment planning of the new cases and to present completed
cases for the department. The clinical course takes part in the clinics of the Dubai Dental Hospital.
Treatment under general anesthesia is conducted at a day surgical center in DHCC and at
Mediclinic City Hospital. During the second semester of the second year, the residents will
perform a clinical rotation in pediatric medicine. This is a 2-week rotation for the residents in
pediatric medicine. The primary goal is to acquire knowledge and skills to function as health care
providers within the hospital setting. In addition, the 3rd year residents will attend the dental
clinics at Al Jalila Children’s Hospital to manage the care of children with special medical
conditions.