College of Dentistry, a constituent college of Gulf Medical University organized the 7th Annual Dental Conference on New Challenges in Dentistry on the 24th April 2015 at GMU campus in Ajman. More than 125 dental doctors, healthcare professionals and students from all over UAE attended the conference. GMU Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj presented mementos to all the invited speakers.
Earlier in his welcome note, Prof. Mohamed Said Hamed, Dean College of Dentistry, GMU said that “the conference was a distinctive educational event with speakers from renowned institutions like Dubai School of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah and College of Dentistry GMU”. We strive to maintain high standards of education and impart world class teaching and training to our students, he added. Prof. Abdel Wahab El Hamy, a senior practitioner from Dubai expressed his happiness of being a part of the conference. He said that the college is very active in its scientific activities, just as much as in the academic program that it offers. I am highly impressed with the college, he added.
The scientific session included state-of-the-art lectures delivered by experts from Dubai School of Dental Medicine, and other universities in UAE apart from the faculty from the College of Dentistry, GMU.
“Management of Oral & Maxillofacial Infections” by Prof. Mohamed Said Hamed, Dean & Professor of College of Dentistry & Professor of Oral Surgery,
College of Dentistry, GMU, “Shade Selection & Color Management in Esthetic Restorations” by Dr. Marianna Giantantzopoulou, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical General & Specialized Dentistry, University of Sharjah,
“Adverse Drug Reactions in Oral Cavity” by Dr. Sura Ali Fouad Al-Bayati, Associate Dean, College of Dentistry, GMU, “Temporomandibular Disorders…….A Diagnostic Dilemma??” by Dr .Wael M. Talaat, Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Sharjah, “The Changing Field of Temporomandibular Disorders: What Dentists Need to Know?” by
Prof. Mohamed Jaber, Professor of Oral Surgery, Dubai College of Dental Medicine, Pulp Therapy in Primary & Young Permanent Teeth” by Dr. Mawload Kowash, Associate Professor in Pediatric Dentistry, Dubai College of Dental Medicine, Complex Restorative Cases-Taking the Stress out of Treatment by Professor Samira Al-Salehi, Director of Endodontic Programme.
Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine, “Update in Pediatric Dentistry from the UAE: The “Hall” Technique from Dundee to Dubai” by Dr. Iyad Hussein, Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatric Dentistry, Dubai College of Dental Medicine, “Soft Tissue Lasers in Periodontics” by Dr. Prabhu Manickam Natarajan, Assistant Professor in Periodontics, College of Dentistry, GMU and “Forensic Odontology” by Dr. Prathibha Prasad, College of Dentistry, GMU.
The conference was accredited by the Ministry of Health UAE for 8 CME Hrs and was organized by the College of Dentistry, as part of its professional development programs.