The Saudi Dental Society was established in 1401H (1981G) which was adopted by King Saud University, represented by the College of Dentistry. However, its actual activity started in Rajab 1408H (1988G) by forming a preparatory committee whose task was completed in Rajab 1410H (1990G). As the lead was assumed by the first official board elected by the General Society, followed by the formation of other boards which are to be re-elected every three years and was inaccordance with the Internal Regulations. The society seeks to achieve many objectives through its various activities, most importantly to upgrade the dental medicine service level in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to promote scientific research in the various dental medicine areas, to upgrade the scientific and practical efficiency of the dentist, to collaborate between workers in the local, Arab and International level and to spread awareness and concern to maintain oral health care in the community.
The Saudi Dental Society’s main office is located in the College of Dentistry of King Saud University, Riyadh and has two other branches:
The Saudi Dental Journal is dedicated to the continuing professional development of dentistry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arab countries. Founded in 1989, the journal is the official publication of the Saudi Dental Society. The Saudi Dental Journal is 24 years old. Four issues are printed every year and now it has reached its 25th volume which means 76 issues until today. The primary objectives of the Journal are multifarious: to advance the science and art of dentistry, to encourage scientific research, and to improve and enhance the general standard of dentistry in the Kingdom and the Arab world. Furthermore, the Journal serves as the major information source of dental health care in the Kingdom and the Region. The dental community is, therefore, provided with an educational tool which monitors and reports the latest developments in dental science and its application to preventive dentistry, clinical dentistry, dental care management, and dental research. The Saudi Dental Journal publishes original scientific papers with special emphasis on accomplished research in and on Saudi Arabia, as well as unusual case reports, editorial and review articles, book reviews and other relevant information which assist the Journal in achieving its objectives in the context of high professional standards.