College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University is the only college offering DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) program in the UAE. The Doctor of Dental medicine (DMD) program is a competency- based model of education, reflective of an evidence-based definition of general dentistry, unique from the other dental programs offered in the region. The standards and Program goals are aligned with those identified by American Dental Association (ADA) and American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Initial Accreditation of the program was obtained from Ministry of higher education, UAE, in September 2008. The curriculum focuses on achieving the characteristic core of required education, training and experience. Not only are the students receiving prescribed levels of knowledge and skill, the program is designed to explore their intellectual and creative potential.
Multiple clinical training sites in Ajman, Sharjah and Dubai owned by the Thumbay Group supports the DMD program. Thumbay Dental Hospital in the University campus is equipped with 61 dental units. Dental services in all areas of dentistry will be provided by highly qualified Consultants and specialists licensed by MOH, UAE. The College of Dentistry inaugurated the new state of the art Dental Simulation Laboratory which is used for a wide variety of teaching and assessment purposes.
The college also offers a One-year internship program for GMU and Non- GMU graduates. The College has prestigious international collaborations with reputed universities like Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan and British university in Egypt.