• Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Beirut
  • Faculty: Dentistry

Program Description

The Bachelor Degree requirements consist of a total of 180 credit hours as follows:

1- Faculty Mandatory Courses: Faculty Mandatory courses (160 credit hours) which include:

a- Biomedical sciences courses (23 credit hours) which include: Biochemistry; Molecular Genetics; Gross Anatomy; Physiology; Medical Botany; Microbiology and Immunology; Head and Neck Anatomy; General Histology; Pathology; Pharmacology; General Medicine; and General Surgery, ENT and Ophthalmology.

b- Basic sciences courses (20 credit hours) which include: Principles of Dental Biomaterials; Behavioural Sciences; Oral Biology; Fundamentals of Occlusion; Research and Evidence Based Dentistry; Oral Pathology; Practice Management; Oral Medicine; Preventive and Public Health Dentistry; Ethics and Professionalism in Dentistry; and Interprofessional Education for Health Care.

c- Preclinical sciences courses (42 credit hours) which include: Dental Anatomy; Applied Biomaterials; Fixed Prosthodontics; Removable Prosthodontics; Operative Dentistry; Endodontics; Orthodontics; and Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry.

d- Clinical sciences courses (75 credit hours) which include: Oral Radiology; Applied Microbiology and Infection Control; Preventive Periodontology; Anesthesia; Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Treatment Planning; Oral Medicine; Periodontology; Operative Dentistry; Endodontics; Orthodontics; Fixed Prosthodontics; Removable Prosthodontics; Oral Surgery; Pediatric Dentistry; and Clinical Comprehensive Care.

2- Faculty Elective Courses Faculty Elective courses (6 credit hours) which include: Rotary Endodontics; Esthetic Dentistry (CAD CAM); Oral Implantology; Laser Dentistry; Community Service; Advanced Radiology (CBCT); Forensic Dentistry; Medical Emergencies; Dental Photography; Orofacial Pain and Pain Control; Prevention and Risk Assessment Laser Dentistry; Orthodontic Clinical Training; Restorative Dentistry Clinics; Prosthodontics Clinics; Mentored Research; and Research Project.

3- University Courses University courses (14 credit hours) which include:

• Mandatory courses (5 credits)

• Elective courses (9 credits)



In 1995, Beirut Arab University (BAU) established its Faculty of Dentistry as the 9th faculty, ensuring that the training and education given to future dentists equips them with the skills needed for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities related to teeth and associated oral tissues.

The Faculty of Dentistry is constituted of the following Departments and Divisions:

  • Biological & Diagnostic Sciences includes:
  • Oral Biology
  • Oral Diagnosis & Radiology
  • Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology
  • Developmental Sciences includes:
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Public Health & Behavioural Sciences
  • Oral Rehabilitation Sciences includes:
  • Dental Biomaterials
  • Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Removable Prosthodontics
  • Oral Surgical Sciences includes:
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontology
  • Implantology
  • Restorative Sciences includes:
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Endodontics
  • Operative & Esthetic Dentistry

To be an internationally-recognized leading dental institution with an outstanding impact on oral health through excellence in education, patient-centered care, community-based research and public health services.

The Faculty of Dentistry is committed to provide its students with high quality dental education and advanced training through the integration of contemporary science-based knowledge and innovative technology into the delivery of patient care. In order to achieve the primary goal of improving the oral health of the diverse population, the Faculty will continue to respond effectively to changes in education, health care delivery and research to ensure a supply of committed professional graduates who are able to provide optimum oral health care service.

  • To prepare graduates with a strong foundation of evidence-based dental education, comprehensive clinical practice, cultural competency and values that satisfy the needs of the national, regional and international job-market through the continuous reform of curricula.
  • To provide and promote the delivery of optimal patient-centered oral healthcare and community service with emphasis on prevention in a variety of settings to fulfill the needs of a diverse population.
  • To contribute significantly to the advancement of high quality research.
  • To act as a source of life-long learning and provide continual professional development.
  • To strengthen academic cooperation and relations at the national and international levels.
  • Private dental practice either as a solo practitioner or as a partner in a group.
  • Governmental, private and military hospitals as well as other health care institutions may employ dentists. These offer dentists the opportunity to care for more challenging patients in an interdisciplinary setting.
  • Working in health centers located in rural and underserved areas fulfilling the basic humanitarian value of dentistry as a science.
  • Dental school staff members have the opportunity to practice dentistry, in addition to researching, teaching and mentoring the next generation of dentists.
  • Working as representatives in companies for dental equipment and materials.

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
ANAT221 Gross Anatomy 2 (2 Lec., 1 Pract.) Biom. Sci.
BCHM221 Biochemistry 2 (2 Lec., 1 Pract.) Biom. Sci.
BIOL221 Molecular Genetics 1 (1 Lec.) Biom. Sci.
BIOM221 Principles of Dental Biomaterials 1 (1 Lec.) Bas. Sci.
DANT221 Dental Anatomy 2 (1 Lec., 3 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
PHRM221 Medical Botany 2 (2 Lec., 1 Pract.) Biom. Sci.
PHYL221 Physiology 2 (2 Lec.) Biom. Sci.
Second Semester
ANAT222 Head and Neck Anatomy 3 (2 Lec., 2 Pract.) Biom. Sci.
BIOM224 Applied Dental Biomaterials I 3 (2Lec, 2 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
DANT222 Dental Anatomy and Occlusion 3 (2 Lec., 3 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
GHST222 General Histology 1 (1 Lec., 1 Pract.) Biom. Sci.
MICR222 Microbiology and Immunology 2 (2 Lec., 1 Pract.) Biom. Sci.
OPER222 Preclinical Operative Dentistry I 2 (1 Lec., 3 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
Third Semester
BIOM225 Applied Dental Biomaterials II 3 (2Lec, 2Pract.) Prec. Sci.
FPRO223 Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics I 2 (1 Lec., 2.5 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
MICR223 Applied Microbiology and Infection Control 1 (1 Lec., 1 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
OCLS223 Fundamentals of Occlusion 1 (1 Lec.) Bas. Sci.
OPER223 Preclinical Operative Dentistry II 2 (1 Lec., 2.5 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
ORBL223 Oral Biology I 3 (3 Lec., 1 Pract.) Bas. Sci.
PATH223 Pathology 2 (2 Lec.) Biom. Sci.
PHBS223 Behavioural Sciences 1 (1 Lec.) Bas. Sci.
RPRO223 Preclinical Removable Prosthodontics I 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
Fourth Semester
FPRO224 Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics II 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
OPER224 Preclinical Operative Dentistry III 2 (1 Lec., 3 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
OPTH224 Oral Pathology I 2 (2 Lec., 1 Pract.) Bas. Sci.
ORAD224 Oral Radiology 1 (1 Lec., 1 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
ORBL224 Oral Biology II 2 (2 Lec., 1 Pract.) Bas. Sci.
PHBS224 Research and Evidence Based Dentistry 2 (2 Lec.) Bas. Sci.
PHBS226 Preventive and Public Health Dentistry 2 (2 Lec.) Bas. Sci.
PHRM224 Pharmacology 2 (2 Lec.) Biom. Sci.
RPRO224 Preclinical Removable Prosthodontics II 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
Fifth Semester
ENDO323 Preclinical Endodontics I 3 (2 Lec., 3 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
FPRO321 Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics III 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
GMED321 General Medicine 2 (2 Lec., 1 Pract.) Biom. Sci.
ODTP321 Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Treatment Planning 3 (2 Lec., 2 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
OPER321 Preclinical Operative Dentistry IV 2 (1 Lec., 3 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
OSRG323 Anesthesia & Introduction to Oral Surgery 2 (2 Lec., 1 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
PERI323 Preventive Periodontology 1 (1 Lec., 1 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
PHBS321 Practice Management 1 (1 Lec.) Bas. Sci.
RPRO321 Preclinical Removable Prosthodontics III 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
Sixth Semester
ENDO322 Preclinical Endodontics II 3 (1 Lec., 5 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
FPRO322 Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics IV 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
GSRG322 General Surgery, ENT and Ophthalmology 2 (2 Lec., 1 Pract.) Biom. Sci.
OMED324 Oral Medicine 2 (2 Lec., 1 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
OPER322 Operative Dentistry I 2 (1 Lec., 3 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
OPTH322 Oral Pathology II 3 (3 Lec., 1 Pract.) Bas. Sci.
PERI324 Periodontology I 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
RPRO322 Preclinical Removable Prosthodontics IV 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
Seventh Semester
ENDO421 Endodontics I 2 (1 Lec., 3 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
FPRO421 Fixed Prosthodontics I 3 (1 Lec., 5 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
OPER421 Operative Dentistry II 2 (1 Lec., 3 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
ORTD423 Orthodontics I 2 (2 Lec., 1 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
OSRG421 Oral Surgery I 3 (2 Lec., 2 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
PEDI421 Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry I 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
PERI423 Periodontology II 1 (1 Lec., 1 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
RPRO421 Removable Prosthodontics I 2 (1 Lec., 3 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
------- Faculty Elective 1 1Cr. Fac. Ele.
Eighth Semester
ENDO422 Endodontics II 3 (1 Lec., 4.5 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
FPRO422 Fixed Prosthodontics II 3 (1 Lec., 5 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
OPER422 Operative Dentistry III 3 (1 Lec., 4.5 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
ORTD424 Orthodontics II 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
OSRG422 Oral Surgery II 3 (2 Lec., 2.5 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
PEDI424 Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry II 2 (1 Lec., 1 Pract.) Prec. Sci.
RPRO422 Removable Prosthodontics II 2 (1 Lec., 2.5 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
------- Faculty Elective 1 1Cr. Fac. Ele.
Ninth Semester
ENDO521 Endodontics III 3 (1 Lec., 6 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
FPRO521 Fixed Prosthodontics III 3 (1 Lec., 5 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
OPER521 Operative Dentistry IV 2 (1 Lec., 3 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
OSRG521 Oral Surgery and Implantology 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
PEDI521 Pediatric Dentistry I 2 (1 Lec., 2.5 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
PERI521 Periodontology III 1 (1 Lec.) Cln. Sci.
PHBS521 Ethics and Professionalism in Dentistry 1 (1 Lec.) Bas. Sci.
RPRO521 Removable Prosthodontics III 2 (1 lec., 2.5 Pract. ) Cln. Sci.
------- Faculty Elective 2 2Cr. Fac. Ele.
Tenth Semester
CLNC522 Comprehensive Clinical Care 2 (2 Lec.) Cln. Sci.
OSRG524 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
PEDI522 Pediatric Dentistry II 3 (2 Lec., 2.5 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
PHBS522 Interprofessional Education for Health Care 1 (*: 2 hrs/week Interactive Learning Activity) Bas. Sci.
PROS524 Prosthodontics 5 (1 Lec., 9 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
REST524 Restorative Dentistry 5 (1 Lec., 9 Pract.) Cln. Sci.
------- Faculty Elective 2 2Cr. Fac. Ele.

Faculty Elective (Fac. Ele.)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
DENT501 Rotary Endodontics 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Fac. Ele.
DENT502 Esthetic Dentistry (CAD CAM) 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Fac. Ele.
DENT503 Implantology 2 (1 Lec., 2 Pract.) Fac. Ele.
DENT504 Laser Dentistry 1 (1 Lec.) Fac. Ele.
DENT505 Community Service 1 (1 Lec.) Fac. Ele.
DENT506 Advanced Radiology (CBCT) 1 (1 Lec.) Fac. Ele.
DENT507 Forensic Dentistry 1 (1 Lec.) Fac. Ele.
DENT508 Medical Emergencies 1 (1 Lec.) Fac. Ele.
DENT509 Dental Photography 1 (1 Lec.) Fac. Ele.
DENT510 Orofacial Pain and Pain Control 1 (1 Lec) Fac. Ele.
DENT511 Prevention and Risk Assessment 1 (1 Lec) Fac. Ele.
DENT512 Orthodontic Clinical Training 1 (1 Lec) Fac. Ele.
DENT513 Restorative Dentistry Clinics 1 (2.5 Pract.) Fac. Ele.
DENT514 Prosthodontics Clinics 1 (2.5 Pract.) Fac. Ele.
DENT515 Mentored Research 1 (1 Lec) Fac. Ele.
DENT516 Research Project 2 (2 Lec) Fac. Ele.