College of dentistry is considered as mother and oldest college of dental specialty in Kurdistan region / Iraq that established in 1995 as part of Salahaddin University in Erbil city. In 2005 the college becomes a part of Hawler Medical University which includes the following colleges (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences).
The mission of the college of dentistry is to be known for innovative dental education commitment to cultural dentistry discovery, transfer of scientific knowledge, the superior care and service.
Teaching staff of the college of dentistry consist of 115 academic staff (2 professors, 16 Assist prof. , 41Lecturer and 56 Assist. Lecturers).Each year an average of 70 – 80 students are admitted to the college , up to now more than 752 students has been graduated from the college and 171 post graduates (23 PhD and 148 MSc.).
Study period in the college is 5 years and the student will be a worded degree of B.D.S (Bachelor of dental surgery) after completion of their study, throughout period of study English is the language of study and instruction. The college has specialized dental training clinics which provide scientific dental treatments for peoples of Kurdistan region , about 150 – 200 patients get benefit from it every day in different dental specialties (oral and maxillofacial surgery , conservative dentistry , Prosthodontics , orthodontics, preventive dentistry ,pedodontics, periodontics and oral diagnosis) .
Assist. Prof Dr. Dara Hamarashid Saeed