Dental College

Dental College

Dental College, HITEC Institute of Medical Sciences (Dental college, HITEC- IMS) is a newly established Dental college in the private sector in Pakistan. It was inspected and recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Classes of the 1st BDS course have commenced in February 2019.

It offers four years basic and clinical training program leading to BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree. The college is affiliated with the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Rawalpindi. The institute imparts quality education and necessary skills to young potential dentists. The administration makes all efforts to provide them with an enabling environment; a pre-requisite for an honorable career and professional growth. For clinical and practical training, a Dental Hospital with 75 dental units is affiliated with the institution
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Aim & Objectives

The Dental College was founded with the sole purpose of providing quality education to the spring BDS students and also provides Oral Health facilities to the local population. The graduating doctors are expected to be:

  1. Committed to Professional excellence with a strong community orientation.
  2. Able to manage emergencies in clinical practice.
  3. Research oriented knowledge seekers.
  4. Conversant with the application of the latest information technology in dental profession.

At the end of the five-year programme, medical graduates shall be able to:

 

  • Solve problems, deal effectively with unfamiliar problems by continuous learning
  • Direct their own learning
  • Reason critically, make justifiable decisions and practice evidence-based medicine
  • Work effectively with colleagues and health care teams
  • Initiate, participate in and adapt to change using scientific evidence and approaches
  • Demonstrate scientific curiosity and a positive attitude towards research
  • Provide compassionate, concerned care as patient’s advocate
  • Communicate effectively with patients and their families
  • Demonstrate honesty and empathy
  • Provide/arrange for the best possible care, which is ethical and culturally sensitive
  • Recognize their duty towards their own families
  • Regulate their professional activities
  • Provide leadership in issues concerning society​

The following courses will be covered in each respective year of the four-year BDS course program

1st-year: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Oral Biology, Physiology, Islamiyat /Ethics,  and Pakistan Studies
2nd-year: Behavioural Sciences, Community and Preventive Dentistry, General Pathology, Pharmacology, Science of Dental Materials, and Pre-Clinical Dentistry
3rd year: General Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Medicine, and Periodontology
4th-year: Operative Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, and Prosthodontics

Eligibility Criteria(Local & Foreign Student)

F.Sc. / qualification is equivalent to F.Sc. from a foreign university or foreign education system with three science subjects out of which Biology and Chemistry are essential subjects with a minimum of 70% marks in aggregate (without marks of NCC or Hifz-e-Quran). The third subject can either be Physics or Mathematics. The equivalence of IBCC will be required for foreign certifications.

There is no minimum or maximum age limit for admission in MBBS/BDS Course. Due to the peculiar nature and demand of the profession, a candidate should possess adequate mental and physical health.

If the medium of instruction two years prior to application for admission/entry test is not English the candidate will be required to present a valid TOEFL or IELTS with a minimum score of 500 or 5.5 respectively

  1. NUMS Entry Test The affiliated university for Admission Session 2019-20 will be the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi. NUMS entry test will be conducted by NTS. NUMS Entry Test will be held on Oct 2020 for admission to the college as a local candidate. Entry Tests other than NUMS are also acceptable for admission.
  2. SAT-II Exam Valid SAT-II Exam scores can be utilized for merit calculation for foreign seats. SAT-II examination is acceptable with a minimum of 550 marks in each of the three subjects of which two have to be Biology and Chemistry, the third subject can be either Physics or Mathematics.
  3. The validity of the NUMS entry test is 1x year, hence the NUMS entry test undertaken only during the admission year is acceptable. However, the SAT-II score is valid for 2 x years. Admission will be strictly on merit.
  4. Ineligibility A student, who has availed four chances to clear the first and second professional MBBS /first Professional BDS exam and has been expelled on that account, shall NOT be eligible for continuation of medical/dental studies and shall NOT be eligible for fresh admission. Any student having incomplete results / academic documents on the closing date for admission application will not be considered for admission.

The complete admission process shall be taken care of by the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS).

Confirmation of Admission

Admission of the selected students will be confirmed only after they have deposited the college admission, tuition, and other fees as prescribed within specific days of the announcement of the result by the college. If a seat is not confirmed by the due date, it will be offered to the next candidate on the merit list. Once a student is admitted to the college, his Matric, F.Sc, and other certificates will be verified from the respective board by NUMS. If the documents are found incorrect, the admission will be canceled, and the fees/ dues will not be refunded. In the case of students with the same merit position, preference will be given to the student who will be older in age.

Admission / Selection Process

Qualification / Test Weightage

F.Sc. / equivalent = 50%

NUMS / Other Provincial Entry Test = 50%

OR

SAT-II for Foreign Students

Research Achievements

(High Impact Factor Publications in International Journals)

1. Chaudhary FA, Ahmad B, Ahmad P, Khalid MD, Butt DQ, Khan SQ. Concerns, perceived impact, and preparedness of oral healthcare workers in their working environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. J. Occup. Health. 2020;62:e12168. (Impact factor: 2.28)

2. Chaudhary, F.A., Ahmad, B. and Bashir, U., 2019. Dental health status and oral health behaviors of patients with facial burn-in Pakistan. BMC Oral Health, 19(1), p.127. (Impact factor: 2.39)

3. Chaudhary, F.A., Ahmad, B., Butt, D.Q., Hameed, S. and Bashir, U., 2019. The cultural adaptation and validation of an Urdu version of the Satisfaction with Appearance Scale (SWAP-U) for Pakistani burn patients. Burns Open. (Impact factor: 2.31)

4. Chaudhary FA, Ahmad B, Butt DQ, Hameed S, Bashir U. Normal range of maximum mouth opening in Pakistani population: A cross-sectional study. J Int Oral Health 2019; 12:112-7. (Index in Scopus)

5. Haque, A., Mumtaz, S., Khattak, O., Mumtaz, R. and Ahmed, A., 2020. Comparing the preventive behavior of medical students and physicians in the era of COVID‐19: Novel medical problems demand novel curricular interventions. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. (Impact factor: 0.92)

6. Latif, R., Mumtaz, S., Al Sheikh, M.H., Chathoth, S., and Nasser Al Naimi, S., 2020. Effects of Turmeric on Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Mental Health, and Serum Homocysteine in Overweight, Obese Females. Alternative therapies in health and medicine. (Impact factor: 1.32)

Academic Achievements

Students of 1st BDS Professional Examination Session

  • 2018-19 scored 18 distinctions with a passing ratio of 97.9 %.

Top students result

Name Roll No. Total Marks out of 800 Position Remarks
Arooba Mehmood 30158 700 Ist Distinction
Laiba Taimoor Shafiq 30170 676 2nd Distinction
Sana Irfan 30138 674 3rd Distinction