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Green light confirmed for Saudi dental college

King Saud University of Health Science, part of King Abdul Aziz Medical City (KAAMC) Riyadh Saudi Arabia, has confirmed plans it will construct a dental college.

King Saud University of Health Science, part of King Abdul Aziz Medical City (KAAMC) Riyadh Saudi Arabia, has confirmed plans it will construct a dental college.

Work will soon go ahead on the establishment, which will aim to be a national leader in dental education, according to the office of the dean of King Saud University of Health science.

Dr Ali Al Ehaideb, chairman of Dental Services in the Central Region, told local newspaper Arab News that as many as 90% of Saudis were in pressing need of dental care.

"It is sad to note that many neglect oral hygiene due to work pressure," he told reporters.

"Individuals fail to realise that it could lead to serious medical complications in the long run."

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