The Dental Department offers a state-of-the-art facility and comprehensive dental services in its 12 clinics and surgical suites equipped with the latest dental equipment. The department has eight sub-departments: General Dentistry, Endodontics, Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pedodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Hygienist. We have recently incorporated 3D Digital Dental Implant planning, digital impression, and digital fixed prosthesis fabrication. The department will soon launch their pioneer project “In-Patient Dental Education Program,” which will be directed to improve the oral health of healthcare professionals and patients.

 

Scope of Services:

The Department of Dentistry located at the ground floor performs its clinical practice in 15 operatory clinics and surgical suites with state of art dental units and an advanced digital radiography network.

The Dentistry Department delivers services to the following groups of patient:

  1. General clearance patients of KFSH & RC
  2. Tertiary patients, as workflow allows.
  3. Staff and Dependents
  4. Protocol

 

The departments provide its full services through eight functional sections:

 

1- General Dentistry

The General Dentistry section provide a high standard quality general dental care for all groups of patient. This is delivered by 7 consultants and includes:

  • Examination, radiographs, treatment planning
  • Management of Medically compromised patients and medical consults
  • In-patient consults, Dental Treatment under GA in OR
  • Filling (composite and amalgam)
  • Extractions, Crowns, bridges
  • Implants, Denture, cosmetic dentistry, pulp extirpations & TMD Management

 

2- Prosthodontics

The Prosthodontics section provide quality prosthodontic care using the latest techniques for crowns, bridges, implant supported restorations, cosmetic procedures, complete and partial dentures, complete mouth reconstruction and Maxillofacial prosthesis.

 

3- Endodontics

The Endodontics section provide both conventional and surgical treatment. Is well equipped with modern instruments. Staffing is with one full time consultant and one resident, currently the only staffed training post.

 

4- Paedodontics

Pediatric dental care section, provide a comprehensive care to the children through prevention and management of dental caries and periodontal disease. Also all aspects of tooth and occlusal developmental disturbances, traumatic injuries, oral pathological conditions, juvenile prosthodontics, pain control using advanced sedation technique and dental treatment of handicapped and medically compromised children.

 

5- Orthodontics

The orthodontic section take care of all minor and major orthodontic problems in addition to the facial abnormalities and cleft palate patient care in coordination with other dental and hospital specialties. Multidisciplinary clinics are held for cleft lip and palate and dento-facial deformity.

 

6- Maxillofacial Surgery

The Maxillofacial surgical suite takes care of all of the dental alveolar surgeries in addition to the facial trauma reconstruction, Temporomandibular Joint Problems, cleft lip and palate surgery, oro-facial tumors, oral & facial reconstruction and facial aesthetic surgery in coordination with the other dental and hospital specialties.

 

7- Periodontology

The periodontology section deals with complex periodontal problems, including bone grafting, gingival surgery and cases of complex implant placement. There is a close clinical interaction between periodontology, prosthodontics and maxillofacial.

 

8- Dental Hygiene 

Oral health providers working together with a dentist to provide preventive and routine care. Provides patient education on good oral hygiene practice.

 

 

Quality of Provided Services

Tertiary care services are available for patients who are: Medically Compromised, have facial pain, require comprehensive prosthetics or general anesthesia for dental treatment. The Department provides team members to the hospital’s Cleft Palate and Head and Neck Oncology Teams.

 

Achievements

  • The clinical practice is executed in twelve (12) clinics and surgical suites equipped with state-of-the-art dental equipment, instruments and technologies including an advanced digital radiographic network and to complete the integration between Jeddah and Riyadh.
  • The Dental Department is soon to launch a pioneer project “In-Patient Dental Education Program “the purpose of this program is to incorporate new technology for education and to improve understanding of Oral Health and its importance to the nurses and physicians for all in-patients.
  • The Dental Department has recently incorporated 3D Digital Dental Implant planning, digital impression and digital fixed prosthesis fabrication.