Dean's Message

I am delighted to welcome you to the vibrant College of Dentistry with a diverse international community of students and faculty.

Our college at Ajman University (AU) is the first dental college in the UAE, established in 1997, with close to 1000 students and trainees, and has the single largest dental hospital in the country. It has always encompassed the mission of AU to provide quality education in the UAE, initiate and develop research and offer high quality oral care to meet the needs and requirements of the region. This is why we continue to be the first choice for premier dental education in the country.

We have always integrated excellent dental education and oral care with highly qualified and experienced faculty and state-of-the-art facilities.  The college is considered the first choice for continuing educational training, internship and residency programs. We are popular because of a robust dynamic curriculum, the clinical training and a vast patient pool, with strong emphasis on international good practice standards. These make the crux of our educational program. Our numerous successful alumni, at the moment 5 batches with an average of 150, are well placed in their professional careers locally and internationally. In addition to the DDS program, we currently offer a three-year’s graduate study in Restorative Dentistry that is recognized by the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to sit the Specialty Fellowship examination.  We are hopeful that very soon we will offer more choices of specialties to our potential students.

We take pride in our award-winning community outreach efforts where our students and graduates have provided oral care services to numerous communities locally and beyond. We continue to explore new frontiers, deepening our community engagement to reach farther.  

From my 17 years’ experience as Dean, I have seen this college grow from strength to strength and I am optimistic of its bright future. I welcome you to explore and learn more about our institution and academic programs from our website, and sincerely hope that it will motivate you to enroll with us to achieve your aspirations.

Finally, prayers go to ALLAH, the Most Merciful and the Most Benevolent to help us in all the endeavors towards realizing our goals, as well as in giving back to the society and economy of this generous nation and the greater world.


Prof. Salem Abu Fanas