The Department of Dentistry at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre provides oral and maxillofacial care using state-of-the-art facilities for tertiary care in- and out-patients, as well as for eligible medically healthy out-patients. Remaining clinic time is utilized to provide primary dental care to hospital employees and their dependents. The mission is accomplished by engaging in clinical practice, teaching, research, continuing education, medical outreach, and by providing consultative service to other hospital departments and outside institutions.

 

The Department of Dentistry serves four major categories of patients:

  • Medically compromised (cardiac, oncology, BMT, organ transplant, renal, etc.)
  •  Dental tertiary care (cleft lip & palate, craniofacial anomalies, oral cancer)
  •  VIP / Protocol patients
  • Eligible Hospital Employees / Dependents

 

Specifically, the tertiary care services are available for:

1- patients who are medically compromised and have a well-defined relationship between their systemic health problems and their oral health, whose medical condition may make routine dental care hazardous without specific considerations and management, or who need dental/oral clearance prior to medical care at our institution

2-  patients who are experiencing oral-facial pain

3-  patients needing maxillofacial or comprehensive prosthetics

4-  patients with facial deformities

5-  patients requiring general anesthesia for dental treatment.

 

The department also staffs the walk-in emergency dental clinic in the Family Medicine/Polyclinic area, as well as the satellite clinic at KFNCCC, and provides team members to the Hospital’s Cleft lip &Palate and Head & Neck tumor/oncology teams.

  

Scope of Services

The department is an integral component of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) under the direction of Medical and Clinical Affairs. It offers comprehensive tertiary dental care, providing vital support for the medically compromised patients by clearing them from dental problem prior to critical or surgical management, enhancing the quality of care delivered to them. Services offered are as follows:

- Cosmetic Dentistry

- Dental Implantology

- Endodontics

- Hospital Inpatient Dentistry

- Maxillofacial Prosthetics

- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

- Orthodontics

- Pediatric Dentistry

- Periodontics

- Preventive Dentistry

- Prosthodontics

- General & Restorative Dentistry

- Hygiene Clinics

- Research Projects

 

Achievements

The Department of Dentistry at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre is the first and only institution to acquire state of the art-technology like 3D digital solutions program, CAD/CAM and 3D printing technology. This cutting edge equipment’s revolutionized surgical patient care treatment with computer aided design systems:

- Virtual planning and designing for surgical treatment /procedure.

- 3D printing surgical stints for patient care.

- CAD/CAM technology (Ivoclar Wieland) will add positive technical solutions to the hospital patient care services.

- 3D medical camera and intra-oral camera for impression.

- 3DMD cameras for complicated ortho cases

- R4 Patient Management program on February 2015

 

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is a major referral center for head and neck tumor tertiary care patients, whereby the department leads in the area of special care dentistry.

 

The department is also the leading center for cleft lip & palate and craniofacial anomalies, orthognathic and oral-maxillofacial surgery in the Kingdom.

Furthermore, the department is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), which is a testament to the first-rate quality of dental services delivered to patients.

 

Subsections

Department of Dentistry comprises the following dental specialties:

  1. Endodontics
  2. General and Restorative Dentistry
  3. Oran and Maxillofacial
  4. Orthodontics
  5. Pediatric Dentistry
  6. Periodontics
  7. Prosthodontics

*With Dental Hygiene and state-of-the-art in house Dental Laboratory.