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Interview: Only personal accountability can lead to success

January 19, 2021 | Interviews

Professor Dr Khalid Almas graduated from de Montmorency College of Dentistry, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. He then moved to the UK, for Master in Periodontology and later Master in Dental Public Health from Eastman Institute of Dental Sciences and the London Hospital Medical College/University College, University of London. He earned a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgery and later a Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Later on, he earned a fellowship of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. He is also a fellow of the International College of Dentists. He served as Head of Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, and Assistant Professor at de Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, then as an Assistant Professor at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He served as an Associate Professor at New York University from 2003 -2007 and then moved to University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He was promoted to full professor rank in 2011 and served as a Clinical Professor, Director predoctoral periodontics program and Director International Fellowship in Advanced Periodontics. Currently, Dr Almas is serving as Professor of Periodontology and Graduate Periodontics Program Director, at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. He also maintains his visiting/volunteer professor position at the University of Connecticut, USA and Rawal Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan. His editorial and Ad hoc reviewer services extended to more than 15 biomedical and dental journals. He has also served as International Examiner in top universities of Malaysia, Sweden and Sudan. He has written more than 230 papers in peer reviewed dental and Medical journals, along with two books and many chapters written for books published in different countries. His exceptional record has made his name listed among world’s top 2% scientist. A list that has been compiled by Ioannidis et al from Stanford University who analysed thousands of articles on the Scopus database until May 2020. The inclusion of Dr Khalid name in the list is a true testimony of his hard work and dedication in the field of Dentistry and Research. Dental Tribune Pakistan recently spoke to Dr Khalid about his efforts toward the positive representation of Pakistan on global and national dental platforms and about his contribution to the dental profession and research.

Students showcase skills in Orthodontic presentation competition

January 18, 2021 | News

Karachi: The Department of Orthodontics, Bahria University Medical and Dental College (BUMDC) recently organised a presentation competition of final year BDS students as an end-rotation activity. 

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LCMD Organises Workshop On ‘Formatting BCQs’

January 8, 2021 | News

Karachi: The Department of Health Professional Education (DHPE), Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry (LCMD) recently organised a series of workshops entitled ‘Formatting Best Choice Questions (BCQs) for faculty members of Medicine and Dentistry.

SSCMS arranges study group on ‘Prescription Writing’

December 26, 2020 | News

Karachi: Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences (SSCMS) recently held a study on ‘Art of Medical Prescription Writing.’  The event was hosted by Prof. Dr Abdul Manan, Head of Department of Pharmacology, and Prof. Dr HR Sukhia, Principal, Dental Section, SSCMS.

Dental Students Raise Oral Hygiene Awareness Among Masses

December 17, 2020 | News

Karachi: The Department of Periodontology, Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine (AIDM) in collaboration with Al Mustafa Welfare Society recently arranged a community trip. The one-day, ‘Oral hygiene awareness trip’ aimed to highlight dental hygiene tips among the masses.

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Interview: Pakistan Dental Association Should Create Women’s Wing

December 12, 2020 | Interviews

Dr Kamran Ahmed Vasfy was conferred with the State Civil Award of Pakistan, Sitarah-e-Imtiaz in recognition of his services rendered to Dentistry by the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, in the ceremony held at President House on September 7th 2020.

Prof Khalid Almas Among World’s Top 2% Scientists

November 27, 2020 | News

Karachi: Professor Khalid Almas has been figured in the list of the world’s top two per cent scientists in a global list issued by the United States’ Stanford University. 

Interview: “Artificial Intelligence can revolutionise the future of dentistry”

November 12, 2020 | Interviews

Born and raised in Pakistan, Dr Wardah completed her bachelors from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) in 2010. Later she moved to the USA in 2012, where she completed her Masters in Electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), went to Harvard Business School for a year for select courses and then completed her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  She has corporate experience in GE and Apple and is the recipient of the MIT Graduate Women of Excellence Award. She is the Co-founder of U-link technologies, where they developed the first AI-driven operating systems of an autonomous and fully-distributed micro grid. She then co-founded and is the CEO of the company Overjet. Her ground-breaking research in the use of Artificial Intelligence in dental imaging has taken the dental world by storm.  The company name and Dr Wardah Inam have been featured in Forbes and TechCrunch. Overjet is pioneering Artificial Intelligence-Driven Dentistry. Her company was founded by PhDs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and dentists from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and incubated at the Harvard Innovation Labs. The team of Overjet is dedicated to solving the most challenging problems in dentistry to improve care for millions of patients.

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Hamdard University organises event to highlight importance of oral diagnosis

November 7, 2020 | News

Karachi: The Department of Oral Diagnosis, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, recently arranged a presentation session for their students. The students were given different topics pertaining to dentistry, oral, and general health conditions.

KMDC dental house officers unpaid for 9 months

October 29, 2020 | News

KARACHI: Dental house officers of Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) have been deprived of their salaries for the past nine months and protested against the administration outside Press Club.

RCD holds IMM TOACS preparatory course

October 23, 2020 | News

Peshawar: IMM (intermediate module) Task-Oriented Assessment of Clinical Skills (TOACS) preparatory course was recently arranged at Rehman College of dentistry (RCD), Peshawar. The chief guest of the event was Dr Bakhtiyar Zahid, Dean, Rehman Medical Institute (RMI).

Dr Aubrey Sheiham: An unfinished journey

October 20, 2020 | News

Aubrey Sheiham was born in South Africa in 1936. A dental graduate from the University of Witwatersrand South Africa, Dr Aubrey progressed to become a dental epidemiologist. Later was appointed as professor of Dental Public at the University College, London. 

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Interview: Explanation given to patient after procedure, is an excuse!

October 12, 2020 | Interviews

Dr Mohammad Ahmad Javaid graduated from the University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan in 2009. Following graduation, he moved to Canada to study for a Master’s in Dental Sciences from the McGill University, Canada. After completing his graduate studies, Dr Javaid then enrolled in Diploma in Periodontics, a three-year clinical residency program with a focus on advanced surgical techniques in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, at The University of British Columbia, Canada. Simultaneously, he also started his second Master’s in Craniofacial Sciences at The University of British Columbia. He also cleared the Fellowship of Royal College of Dentist Canada (RCDC) Exam in Periodontics and is a Fellow Elect with the RCDC. Dr Javaid has published numerous international articles and has peer-reviewed international journals and has contributed to multiple book chapters in internationally published books in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry. He is currently working as Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, University of Alberta, Canad

Royal College Of Surgeons Honours Dr Noor Ul Wahab With Fellowship

October 8, 2020 | News

KARACHI: President Pakistan Dental Association (PDA), Karachi Chapter, Dr Noor ul Wahab was recently awarded by a Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDSRCS England). The fellowship has been a Dental postgraduate professional qualification which is bestowed by the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

PDA Gujranwala provides free oral treatment to Central Jail inmates

October 3, 2020 | News

Gujranwala: Under the leadership of Dr Hasan Bashir Basra, President, Pakistan Dental Association (PDA), Gujranwala, Dr Rizwan Asghar, Finance Secretary, PDA organised a free dental camp in Central Jail, Gujranwala.

Dr Irfan becomes first Pakistani dentist to speak at Latin American online conference

September 28, 2020 | News

Karachi: Dr Irfan Qureshi, who is rapidly becoming a talismanic presence for Implantology in Pakistan, once again made Pakistan dental community proud. He will be the first and the only Pakistani dentist representing country ever on the global event, DENTIS Latin America Online Conference.

Hamdard University conducts workshop on research

September 19, 2020 | News

KARACHI – Hamdard University Dental Hospital (HDUH) conducted a two-day online research methodology workshop. The workshop was organized and facilitated by Dr Shikoh Naz, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Dentistry and Oral Diagnosis and Dr Saima Asim, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Dentistry and Oral Diagnosis, HUDH. 

Live session highlights dental career opportunities after graduation

September 10, 2020 | News

Karachi: The office of Student Affairs, Ziauddin University (ZU) recently conducted a live online session titled, BDS perspective (after graduation) on Facebook. The event was the first session of the many upcoming sessions under the umbrella of ZU student affairs. The session was hosted by Dr Ayesha Hanif, Faculty member and MDS trainee, Department of Periodontology. The event was moderated by Dr Khizra Rehman, Lecturer, Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, Ziauddin College of Dentistry (ZCD), Ms Sehar and Dr Almas Farhan, Director, Department of Continuing of Medical Education, ZU.

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