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Middle East dental conference focuses on perio health
Release Date: December 19, 2010
Eye Of Dubai

As part of its plan to promote the innovative medical environment at Ajman University of Science & Technology (AUST), the AUST Innovative Medical Environment in cooperation with the Emirates Medical Association (EMA) Dental Society has organized the 2nd College of Dentistry AUST and the 15th EMA International Dental Conference themed Global Perspectives in Dentistry, on December 15-16, 2010.

The two-day joint conference has opened Wednesday morning at the AUST Sheikh Zayed Centre for Conferences and Exhibitions, under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Saeed Abdulla Salman, AUST President, in the presence of Dr. Ibraheem Arab, Director of Dental Department of the UAE Ministry of Health, Dr. Aisha Sultan Al Suaidi, Head of the Dental Society of the Emirates Medical Association, delegates of Arab Dental Societies and Dentists Unions, Deans of Dentistry Colleges in the Arab World, AUST Vice-Presidents and College Deans, alongside AUST College of Dentistry faculty members and students as well as the conference guests and participants.

In his address to the conference, read on his behalf by Mr. Thamer Saeed Salman, AUST Vice- President for Administrative and Financial Affairs, Dr. Saeed Salman praised the achievements in higher education and scientific research attained by the United Arab Emirates under the wise leadership of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayn, President of the UAE, his brother H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashed Al-Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and their brethren Members of the UAE Supreme Council, Rulers of the Emirates.

He also commended the constructive partnership between Ajman University of Science and Technology and the Emirates Medical Association, stating that AUST believes in the effectiveness of such events, as they promote scientific research by presenting cutting edge practices and techniques in oral healthcare, which will contribute to providing better dental treatment services for the UAE community.

On her part, Dr. Aisha Sultan Al Suaidi, Head of the Dental Society of the Emirates Medical Association, praised the conference saying that such scientific gatherings are an indicator of the implementation of the continuing medical education policy in the UAE to keep dentists abreast of the latest developments in all areas of dentistry. She added that these conferences and workshops open new horizons for UAE dentists to learn about the expertise of their counterparts from other countries and get the maximum benefit in various dental specialties.

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