The clinical area is divided into the following components:
- - Sterilization
- - Radiology
- - Implants Clinic
- - Sedation Dentistry (Nitrous Oxide for Pediatric Dental Patients)
- - Dental Laboratory
- - Registration, Appointment, and Records
The PNU-CD uses the Axium which is the comprehensive clinic management system that was implemented in April 2018. Together with MiPacs digital radiography which was launched in the same year. Axium was designed exclusively for use in dental schools and its functions include appointment scheduling, patient billing, instrument tracking, student grading, and treatment charting.
There are 180 dental clinics that will be equipped with modern dental units, machines, and instruments needed for providing high-quality treatment and preventive services to patients in accordance with international standards.
College of Dentistry's Clinic floor is divided into the following sections
- 1. Undergraduate Clinics:
- are the teaching clinics where patient care is provided by dental students under faculty supervision using the latest state-of-the-art equipment.
2. Saudi Board Clinics:
Clinical training for the dental residents in the different dental specialties such as Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Endodontics under faculty supervision using the latest state-of-the-art equipment.
- 3. Specialty Services Clinic:
- Consultant/Specialist clinic runs by the faculty members offering a full range of services.
- 4. Emergency Clinic:
- Providing walk-in emergency services as determined by a dentist or physician.
Treatment services include the followings:
- - Emergency dental services for relief of immediate pain or treatment of trauma.
- - Oral diagnostic services
- - Preventive dental treatment.
- - Dental decay management
- - Treatment of the gums and tissues surrounding the teeth.
- - Root canal treatment
- - Fixed and removable prosthodontics.
- - Oral and maxillofacial surgery.
- - Pediatrics dental treatment service.
- - Orthodontic service.
- - Oral medicine and treatment of pathology
The Sterilization Center in PNU-CD is designed to streamline the sterilization process from start to finish, making it easier, safer, and less time-consuming. The center uses the latest technologies applies the highest safety and sterilization in accordance with international standards.
The radiology unit provides a full spectrum of imaging services in digital diagnostic oral and dental radiography for patients of the PNU College of Dentistry, with facilities ranging from conventional tomography to digital state-of-the-art cone beams imaging technology such as Intraoral x-ray, 3D Panoramic x-ray, and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT).
The Implants unit provides the highest level of care for the patients and to educate undergraduate dental students in the art and science of dental implant treatment. The unit offers a comprehensive approach to the replacement of missing teeth through implant dentistry. The dental faculty team comprises specialists in the field including oral and maxillofacial surgeons, prosthodontists, and administrators. Dental implants can provide patients with a smile that looks and feels natural.
Sedation Dentistry (Nitrous Oxide for Pediatric Dental Patients)
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation as a safe and effective technique to reduce anxiety, produce analgesia, and enhance effective communication between a patient and health care provider. This unit uses Nitrous Oxide often called a “laughing gas" type of sedation which is a very safe, mild sedative that will help your child remain relaxed during dental procedures.
The dental Laboratory unit features the latest products and technologies available to produce consistent and highly dental prosthetics (partial and full dentures, dental crowns, and dental bridges). The unit provides a variety of treatment options. These include metal-free products such as Emax, Zirconia, and porcelain veneers. Our experienced and highly skilled technicians will create full and partial dentures that will look both natural and with the precision key, so any repairs or required adjustments can be made at any time that will ensure patient satisfaction.
Registration, Appointment, and Records
This unit is responsible for registering the patients, schedule appointments, and maintaining the patient's records. Automated booking and online registration have been utilized, as well as electronic oral health records with the use of the Axium system.