The Dental Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine has two dedicated members of staff namely; Dr. Wilfred Arubaku (Senior Lecturer) and Dr. Godfrey Kwizera (Assistant Lecturer, Ag. Head of Department). The two gentlemen offer general and specialized oral health services at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, In addition to their core mandate of teaching and research.
Two years ago an Introduction to Dental Health course for year four Medical students was implemented. We are probably among the first ones in East Africa to integrate Dental Health with the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery program.
The ADB/HEST funded Dental equipment comprising of radiological, diagnostic, laboratory and treatment machines have arrived; and await space for installation. Once in place, this equipment will partly be a basis for starting a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course.
Our department has done it before and will continue to contribute to the improvement of the population wellbeing through committed community health service, teaching/learning and research.