The State University Of Zanzibar

School of Dentistry (SoD)

Zanzibar School of Dentistry was established on August 2019/2020 academic year with the goal to begin offering a five years programme degree in Doctor of Dentistry.

School of Dentist (SoD)

Zanzibar School of Dentistry was established in the August 2019/2020 academic year to begin offering a five-year program degree in Doctor of Dentistry.

The main objective is to provide graduates with an opportunity for acquisition of knowledge, competencies, and skills to bring about the best practices in the discipline of Dentistry, and bestow guidance in accomplishing exemplary patient care. The need for the establishment of the program is of high demand for dental professionals in the country

The newly established school located at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital campus, a referral hospital which is located in the Vuga area. Currently, the school is offering a Doctor of Dental Surgery Programme for five years.

During the First five semesters, students take per-clinical courses at the Mbweni campus which is located in the West District within the Urban West Region about 7 kilometers South West Zanzibar Town. The remaining five-semester students are studying at the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital campus. Admission of the first class of students was done in 20192020 with a total number of 7 students, then 9 students in 2020/2021, 15 students in  2021/2022, and 14 students in 2022/ 2023.

Our Mission

Contribute to knowledge, provide service, and produce health professionals with practical knowledge and intellectual skills able to provide quality oral health services, create, preserve, and disseminate knowledge interact with other professionals, and undertake quality research.

Our Vision

To be preferred higher institution of training Dentistry with the highest degree of competence, scientific knowledge, attitudes, and skills in oral health service and research in Zanzibar and the rest of Africa.

Our Core Values

The Degrees offered are geared towards producing competent dentists with scientific knowledge, skills, and attitudes to cope with the dynamic changes in the profession, technology, and socioeconomic needs.

Our Philosophy

In line with the mission and vision of SUZA, the program:
  • Integrates a diverse range of biomedical and clinical services and practices that develop knowledgeable, skillful, and competent graduates.
  • Shares the responsibility for the oral health welfare of the public.
  • Provides effective and safe oral health care based on ethical foundations.
  • Motivates continuous professional development.
  • Provides community-based clinical experience through outreach and extension programs.
  • Prepares for a gradual transition from sheltered undergraduate education to unsupervised dental practice.

Dr. Iddi Suleiman Iddi

Dean of School of Dentist (SoD)

Dr. Iddi Suleiman Iddi he is a dean of School of Dentist (SoD) at the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA). Dr. Iddi Suleiman Iddi holds a Master of Orthodontist and Dentofacial Orthopaedics (Central South University China) and also Degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (ORAN Medical University)


Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery

Orthodontics and Paedodontics (OP)

Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics

Programs Offered

Our dedicated Staff have extensive experience and are enthusiastic about the courses they teach.

Undergraduate programmes

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Organogram of School of Dentist

Institutional Collaborations & Partnerships of the SOD with other Universities.

School of Dentistry (SOD) through State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) has the following collaborations:

  1. Collaboration and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).
  2. Collaboration with the Ministry of Health to use their Hospitals as teaching Hospitals.
  3. Collaboration and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ankara University through staff and students Mobility and Erasmus exchange program.
  4. Collaboration and signed MOU with China Medical University.
  5. Collaboration and signed MOU with the National University of

Cooperation Between SoD And SHMS

School of Dentistry-SUZA cooperates with the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) in the following committees:

  1.  School Board and Standing Committees
  2. Curriculum Sub-Committee
  3. Examination Sub-Committee, Timetabling Sub-Committee).
  4. Quality Assurance-Committee
  5. Research and Innovation Committee.

School Of Dentistry Sign an MOU with ANKARA UNIVERSITY

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