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Department of Dental Sciences

MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL SCIENCES
The mission of the Department of Dental Sciences is to partner with students in achieving academic excellence, providing the best oral health care and engaging in research, scholarship and creative endeavours to improve the health of the highly diverse populations in Africa and around the world.
In view of those commitments, the Department of Dental Sciences affirms its determination:

  1. To provide outstanding educational programs to prepare Community Oral Health professionals, Dental Technologists, Clinical Researchers, Educators and to offer lifelong learning opportunities for the profession.
  2. To offer high-quality state-of-the-art oral health care which includes health promotion, disease prevention and intervention and rehabilitation in oral healthcare delivery to meet changing global healthcare needs
  3. To conduct research that generates and applies clinical knowledge and technology to health and disease and also promotes the transfer of technology to the dental care delivery system
  4. To impact health globally using resources that will influence the healthcare beliefs of the public and thereby the knowledge, skills, values and beliefs of healthcare professionals.


VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL SCIENCES
Dental Sciences vision is to become the dental institution in Kenya with the greatest impact on the health of society by:
•    Establishing new paradigms for practice
•    Leveraging the power of enlightened consumers to improve the practice of dentistry
•    Providing a destination for patients seeking the best care
•    Developing a nexus between MKU and the international dental community
•    Creating an exciting community of scholars involved in lifelong learning that enjoy each other’s ideas, cultures and company and constantly challenge the “status quo”.


PROGRAMMES ON OFFER

PROGRAMMES    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSDURATION & FEES

Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology
(Registered with Kenya Dental
Technologists Association)      

 

DIRECT ENTRY
KCSE C+ and C+ in Mathematics/Phys- ics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry or Biology and English or Kiswahili.(UPGRADING) MATURE ENTRY Diploma in Dental technology from an institution recognized by Mount Kenya University Senate.
  • Have undergone 1 year manda- tory internship and at least 2 years working experience.
  • Foreign students must be cleared by their professional body and Kenya Dental Technologist Association.
8 semesters for direct entry and
5 semesters
for diploma holders

Ksh.80, 000 per semester

Diploma in  Community Oral
Health (Dental Therapy)    

  

KCSE certificate with a minimum ag- gregate of C and C plain in English/ Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences and C- in either Chemistry
or Biology, Physics/Physical Sciences/ Mathematics/Agriculture/ Home Science.
9 trimesters Ksh 34,550 per trimester
Diploma in Dental Technology
 

KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of C and C in English/Kiswa- hili, Chemistry/Biology and C- in either Mathematics/Physics/Physical  Sciences. 9 trimesters Ksh 34,550 per trimester