About College of Medicine and Dentistry

The College of Medicine and Dentistry at Riyadh Elm University (formerly Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy) was established in 2004, as the first college offering health programs among the Higher Education private institutes in Saudi Arabia.

The College obtained the Institutional and Program Accreditation by the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation (NCAAA) “Education and Training Evaluation Commission” in 2010, then, re-accredited in 2017 up to 2024.

The college offers bachelor programs in Medicine and Dentistry that span the period of six years programs, and a one-year Internship that presents a stimulating and enjoyable program to develop knowledge, skills, and values, producing life-long learners. It also offers a Master of Science in Dentistry program with clinical certificates in all dental specialties and Higher Diploma in Implant Dentistry.

The curriculum of Medicine and Dentistry programs provide students with Lectures, Labs, Seminars, and Clinical Training, with an emphasis on prevention of diseases, to produce a well-rounded graduate to play a main role in the Society of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. REU Alumni are also aware of the importance of research and its role in the development of the body of knowledge.


  • Graduate competent physicians and dentists to meet the healthcare needs of the population
  • Engage in community service by providing healthcare and promoting health awareness
  • Conduct scientific research
  • Prepare students for graduate study programs
  • Provide lifelong learning through accredited continuous education programs

Our Mission

Effective medical and dental education and training with active contribution to scientific health research and meeting the healthcare needs of the society.

Dean’s Message

Welcome to the College of Medicine and Dentistry at Riyadh Elm University. We strive to contribute to the realization of the goals of the Human Capability Development Program by encouraging the values of moderation and tolerance, mastery and discipline, determination and perseverance, and strengthening the sense of national belonging as part of Saudi Vision 2030.

REU is an exciting place to be, where experts from different specialties meet, teach, train, and mentor students. We offer several programs in medical and dental specialties with an emphasis on research and clinical excellence.

At REU, we strive to accept only the brightest applicants and provide them with a curriculum that is both contemporary and based on evidence. We also utilize cutting edge technologies and implement modern teaching methods in our curriculum.

You are always welcome to visit our facilities and I look forward to meeting you in person.

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Dr. Omar Alkadhi

Dean, College of Medicine and Dentistry

Vice Dean’s Message

I would like to welcome you to the College of Medicine and Dentistry at Riyadh Elm University.

The College Vice Deanship Office oversees the college’s academic departments, in terms of different aspects, such as the educational, training, and quality assurance aspects, being led by the College and University vision. A vision of becoming a preeminent educational institution locally, regionally and internationally.

Our Goal is to empower our students through the most updated knowledge, and Training within the Programs, to ensure the continuity of producing a promising generation to our country, armed with science, developed with leadership skills, passionate towards scientific research and effective to the community.

Along with my colleagues, the College Faculty Members, we aim to apply the highest quality standards of the Educational Process, all of which entitles our Students to meet the needs of the labour market and to align the Saudi Arabian Vision 2030.


Dr. Osamah M. AlMugeiren

Vice Dean, College of Medicine and Dentistry

Academic Departments

  • Periodontics
  • Pedodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Dental Publics Health

Department Chairman: Dr. Haneen N. Alshugairi

  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Advanced General Dentistry
Department Chairman: Dr. Waseem W. Radwan
  • Prosthodontics. (Removable Prothesis & Fixed Prothesis)
  • Implant Dentistery
Department Chairman: Dr. Mohammed R. Rayyan
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Diagnosis Sciences. (Pathology, Radiology)
  • Department Chairman: Dr. Ra’ed G. Salma

Knowledge and Understanding

K1 Identify the principles of oral health, its disease development, prevention, and treatment.

K2 Demonstrate basic research skills in the field of oral science.

K3 Advocate health promotions and disease prevention to serve the community.

K4 Integrate basic, biomedical, and behavioral sciences in the practice of oral care.


S1 Develop decision making and problem-solving skills in health care.

S2 Evaluate the patient’s oral and medical status and request the needed diagnostic investigations.

S3 Analyze and interpret the findings of various investigations to reach an appropriate diagnosis.

S4 Construct a plan of care for both the prevention and treatment of diseases considering the patient’s needs.

S5 Judge and integrate scientific research outcomes with clinical expertise and patient values towards evidence-based practice.

S6 Demonstrate competence in performing procedures in all aspects of general dentistry.

S7 Perform procedures safely and prevent iatrogenic injuries.

S8 Use health informatics in oral care effectively.

S9 Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with patients, their families, colleagues, and other health professionals.

Values, Autonomy and Responsibility

V1 Demonstrate the capacity for self, peer – assessment, accountability, and lifelong learning.

V2 Apply appropriate professional, ethical, and legal standards in providing patient-centered care following health care rules and regulations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

V3 Participate constructively in a team and demonstrate a practice of leadership when appropriate.

  1. Possessor of good manual dexterity. 
  2. Able to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues. 
  3. Life–long learner. 
  4. Compassionate and honest.
  5. Clinical problem solver. 
  6. Knowledgeable in the subject and new technologies. 
  7. Passionate to educate patients and get them involved in the treatment plan.
Key Performance Indicator Actual Performance AY-2022-2023
Students’ evaluation of quality of learning experience in the programs 4.2/5
Students’ evaluation of the quality of the courses 4.4/5
First-year students retention rate 93%
Students’ performance in the professional and/or national examinations 80%
Graduates’ enrolment in postgraduate programs 10%
Employers’ evaluation of the program graduate’s proficiency 4.3/5
Ratio of students to teaching staff 5.7:1
Percentage of publications of faculty members 53%
Rate of published research per faculty member 1.2:1
Citations rate in refereed journals per faculty member 21.5:1

Degrees Offered