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Hawler Medical University

College of Dentistry

Degree Qualification Committee

B.D.S. Degree Qualification Program Topics & Regulations

2016 - 2017



Page no.

Time Table for the examinations


Design of the examinations


Schedule of the examinations


Oral Surgery Topics


Prosthodontics Topics


Oral Medicine Topics


Pedodontics Topics


Orthodontics Topics


Preventive Dentistry Topics


Periodontology Topics


Conservative Dentistry / Endodontics Topics


Conservative Dentistry / C & B Topics


Conservative Dentistry / Operative Topics


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Oral Surgery

Trans-alveolar extraction

Techniques of maxillary anesthesia

Techniques of mandibular anesthesia

Local complications of local anesthesia

Systemic complications of local anesthesia


Basic principles of oral surgery

Impacted teeth

Cysts of the oral region

Pre-prosthetic surgery

Maxillary sinus disease

Management of medically compromised patients

Diseases of blood

Bleeding disorders

Cardiovascular diseases

Diabetes mellitus

Pregnancy & breast feeding

Adrenal insufficiency

Thyroid diseases


Liver diseases



Chronic renal failure

Fracture of mandible

Mid-face fracture


Flaps & grafts

Diseases of the salivary glands

TMJ diseases

Drugs in oral surgery

Dental implantology

Orthognathic surgery

Oro facial clefts

Laser & cryosurgery


Removable Partial Denture

Introduction to removable partial denture / diagnosis & treatment plan for RPD

Mouth preparation & abutment preparation for RPD

Impression for RPD (primary & final)

Design of RPD including:

1. Surveying   2. Extra-coronal & intra-coronal clasps   3. Major connectors

Support for distal extension to denture base

Occlusal relation record for RPD

Insertion of RPD & Post insertion of RPD

Damage caused by RPD

Relining, rebasing & Repair for RPD

Complete Denture

Diagnosis & treatment plan for complete denture

Pre-prosthetic surgery

Retention, stability & support for complete denture

Impression for complete denture (primary & final)

Posterior palatal seal

Maxillo-mandibular relation record of complete denture

Face bow

Selection & arrangement of artificial teeth

Occlusion of complete denture

Try-in of complete denture

Insertion & post-insertion of complete denture

Relining & rebasing

Special types of complete dentures:

a. single denture    b. immediate denture    c. over denture

Prosthodontic part of Implants

Maxillofacial prosthodontics

Oral Medicine

Oral mucosa

Assessment & investigation of patient

Infection of the gingiva & oral mucosa

Oral ulceration

Disease of the lip & tongue & disturbances of taste & halitosis

Swelling of the face & neck

Inflammatory over-growths, developmental & benign lesions, & pigmentation of the oral mucosa

Muco-cutaneous disease & connective tissue disorder

Gastrointestinal disease

Blood & nutrition, endocrine disturbances & renal disease

Immunodeficiency, autoimmune disease & oral reactions to drug therapy

Facial pain & neurological disturbances

Psychogenic oro-facial problem

Disorder of the teeth & bone

Medical emergency in dentistry

Salivary glands & saliva

TMJ disorder

Precancerous lesions & conditions, oral carcinoma & carcinogenesis


Examination of the mouth

Behavior management

Management of traumatic injury

Reaction of pulp to capping materials

Extraction of primary teeth

Management of space maintenance problem

Arch length analysis

Dental problem of disabled child

Development & morphology of the primary & permanent teeth

Pharmacological management of child’s behavior

Non-Pharmacological management of child’s behavior

Chronology of the teeth

Eruption of the teeth, local, systemic and congenital factors that influence tooth eruption

Treatment of deep caries, vital pulp exposure and pulpless teeth

Management of trauma to the teeth and other supporting structures

Management of the developing occlusion


Orthodontic examination & diagnosis (general status of the patient, patient examination)

Case sheet

Examination of the skeletal relationship (antero-posterior, vertical, transverse)

Examination of the soft tissue

Diagnostic records (orthopantomograph, study models, photographs, cephalometric radiography)

Cephalometric radiographs

Occlusal development (at birth, deciduous dentition, mixed & permanent dentition)

Cross bite & incisal overbite (definition, types, etiology, examination & management)

Bad habits (definition, incidence, factors, types)

Guidance of Occlusion

Space creation & space analysis (space regaining, re-approximation, expansion)

Teeth extraction in orthodontics

Space analysis (permanent teeth analysis, space required, methods of space analysis)

Open bite (definition, types, etiology, examination & management)

Canines (development, etiology maxillary canine displacement, incidence of canine problems, importance of canines,

 assessing the position, clinical evaluation, management of buccally or palatally displaced canine)

Occlusion (Definition, ideal occlusion, normal occlusion, malocclusion, classification of malocclusion,

 Angle classification, incisal classification)

Orthodontic appliances (passive appliances, active appliances, fixed appliances, removable appliances,

 myo-functional appliances, combination orthodontic appliances)

Removable appliances (Definition, advantages & disadvantages, properties, rigidity, flexibility, deflection, properties of SS alloy)

Components of Removable appliances (active components, retentive components, anchorage, base plate)

General principles of wire design (wire dimension, direction of tooth movement, ease of insertion & patient comfort, force of activation)

Commonly used removable appliance springs

Growth & development

Etiology of malocclusion

Orthodontic tooth movement

Fixed appliances

Myo-functional appliances

Cl. I malocclusion (etiology, occlusal & dento-alveolar features, mandibular position, soft tissue, growth, management)

Cl. II malocclusion (etiology, occlusal & dento-alveolar features, mandibular position, soft tissue, growth, management)

Cl.III malocclusion (etiology, occlusal & dento-alveolar features, mandibular position, soft tissue, growth, management)

Orthognathic surgery

Preventive Dentistry


Types of epidemiological studies



Diet and dental caries

Oral immune system

Preventive program of medically compromised patient

Levels of prevention

Theories of dental caries formation

Etiology of dental caries

Prevention of periodontal disease

Prevention of aging dentition

Tooth paste

Fissure sealant

Laser in dentistry


Microbiology of periodontal disease

The role of dental calculus & other predisposing factors

Clinical features of gingivitis

Gingival enlargement

Periodontal pockets

Aggressive periodontitis

Chronic periodontitis

Treatment plan

Phase I periodontal therapy

Scaling & root planning

Treatment of periodontal abscess

Bone loss & patterns of bone destruction

Periodontal flap surgery

The flap technique for pocket therapy



Conservative Dentistry


Anatomical consideration of root canal, indication of RCT

Diagnosis & treatment planning

Inflammatory conditions of the pulp

Endodontic radiography

Endodontic instrument rubber dam

Endodontic entries

Preparation of root canal

Intra-canal medication

Filling of root canal

Endodontic culture

Endodontic emergency

Restoration of endodontically treated teeth


Management of traumatized teeth

Perio-endo lesion

Rotary Ni-Ti instruments

Recent instrumentation techniques

Recent obturation techniques

Endodontic surgery

Endodontic errors

Electronic apex locator

Endodontic failures

Laser in endodontic treatments

Fixed Prosthodontics 

Patient selection & diagnosis

Types of retainers & preparations

Pontic & pontic design

Bridge design

Impression material

Temporary restoration


Bite registration


Failures in C & B

Porcelain materials & restorations

Operative Dentistry

Caries & defense mechanism of dentin

Treatment of caries

Pain control

Pulp reaction to irritation

Pulp exposure

Capping agents


Laser in operative dentistry

Diastema closure

Amalgam restorations

Cavity liners & cement bases

Tooth-colored restorations

Cusp capping & pin

Posterior composite restorations

Indirect composite restorations

Time Table for the examinations

Four examinations dates per year had been designed as following:

·     1st October 2016 

·     1st February 2017

·      1st June 2017

       1st October 2017


The examinations would be held within 3 months of the presentation to the committee

 & the nearest date would be the time of the exam.

One examination attempt would be allowed for each presentation to the committee.

Design of the examinations

1. Practical exam. (oral or clinical depends on the department) (40%) would be held at 12:00 p.m. at department level.

2. Theoretical exam. (60%) would be held at 9:00 a.m. at examination hall for a time of 3hrs.

3. The examinations would be at the level & the subjects of the 5th year students of the college.

4. For each department, scientific committee composed of three teaching staff would be the supervising examiners including:

1. The head of the department;

2. The department coordinator;

3. One of the subject teaching staff.

5. The results would be announced through the degree qualification committee as either passed or failed

    & the details of the results would be sent closed to the university.

Schedule of the examinations

Oral Surgery , Oral Medicine , Periodontology 

1st exam.

Orthodontics , Pedodontics , Preventive dentistry 

2nd exam.

Conservative Dentistry , prosthodontics 

3rd exam.

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