Rector and Dean's Message
Prof. Abdullah R. Al Shammery
Rector and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Welcome to the Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy (RCsDP)! We take great pride in our world-class institution which is considered unique in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
RCSDP is a premier provider of quality didactic and clinical education in dentistry, pharmacy and allied health sciences. Our school stands out as an exceptional institution of higher learning that constantly updates its programs with current best practices, research discoveries, and tailor-made training - all aimed towards successfully educating and preparing our students for the dynamic, technology-intensive and highly competitive environment of the dental, pharmaceutical and allied health care professions.
Our synergistic multidisciplinary learning environment revolves around our continued commitment to quality education which continues to demand more knowledge, expertise, creativity, innovation and will power to continue building on the school's reputation as a leader in dentistry, pharmacy and allied health sciences education. It is anchored at ensuring the best educational experience for all our students and producing highly trained and competent graduates who will make a difference in the ever-changing world of lifelong learning in the 21st century.
As the Rector of the College, I am, thus, committed to ensure the highest standard of quality education for our students and the constant pursuit of excellence, not only in academics, but also in research and community services.
We surely appreciate your interest to associate with us thru our website www.riyadh.edu.sa as we boldly face the challenging tasks of the present and look forward to a very exciting future in our educational endeavor where all our standards spell excellence.
Dr. Saleh Al Shamrani
Dean, College of Dentistry (Male)
Dr. Jamal Al Sanea
Dean, College of Dentistry (Female)
Dr. Kais G. Al Obaidy
Dean, College of Pharmacy and Medical Allied Sciences
Dr. Mansour K. Assery
Dean, Graduate Studies and Scientific Research
Welcome to the Riyadh College of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Deanship of Post Graduate and Scientific Research. RCsDP is a great place for Post Graduate education for Dentistry and Pharmacy which offers different kind of specialties in the field of Dentistry. And which are all accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. The Deanship of Post Graduate office is committed to providing an outstanding resident experience updated clinical laboratories, and hands on patients practice. All programs offer an outstanding depth and breadth of educational experience that will prepare our residents for a productive and challenging career. Let me tell you a brief history of our Post Graduate Studies.
In 2008, RCsDP got approval from the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) to offer a Master of Science degree program in Dentistry. In the same year, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) also officially approved dental specialties Certification programs designed by the College. In addition SCFHS granted accreditation and approval to the RCsDP to train dentists for Board Certification. The outcome of these approvals was the intake in September 2009 of four graduate students (for Masters Degree & Certificate) and eight dentists for residency programs that will lead to Board Certification.
At the beginning of the 2009/2010 academic year, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy (RCsDP) commenced postgraduate dental studies which combine a Master's Degree with Certification in a Dental Specialty. This did not happen by chance. It happened because of the forward planning of the Administration of RCsDP to offer graduate education at the earliest feasible time in the exciting and evolving history of the Institution.
The Institution has every reason to be proud of this achievement. As the first privately-supported higher Institution of learning to offer graduate dental studies, we have joined those government Institutions who started graduate dental education before us. The common goal is the training of young men and women to become proficient and competent professionals who will give quality dental care to the people of Saudi Arabia and beyond.
There will be continuous improvement in our clinical facilities, research laboratories and positively engaged interactions with the community around us.
It is our hope and expectation that products of our postgraduate education programs will be as productive and competitive in view of education and innovation as world class.