The Faculty of Dentistry at King Khalid University has achieved the first place in the science contest for students in dentistry in the UAE International Dental Conference and the 21st Dental Arab Gallery AEEDEC 2017. A team of five interns from the Faculty participated. They were Dr. Sondos Al-Ghamdi, Dr. Afnan Mea'di, Dr. Shahd Almsouri, Dr. Walaa Al Ghamdi, and Dr. Hajer Mansour. The participated team had got full marks in the final competition with 10 universities qualified for the finals, among 150 universities from around the world.
For his part, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, said that the college students participated in the conference with a range of research in the form of scientific posters. The team also participated in the student scientific competitive contest in which the team of King Khalid University obtained the first place. Moreover, the college participated with a pavilion that reflected the overall role of the college in community service.
Al Shahrani: Obtaining first place reflects the University Students' awareness and ongoing pursuit to achieve advanced places in such conferences
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shahrani further stressed that the college is keen every year on participating in the UAE International Dental Conference, whether with research, scientific posters or with attendance, in order to get informed about what is new in the dentistry field and keep up with universities in the world in the use of modern systems in this field. Dr. Al-Shahrani noted that it is the first time for the college to obtain the first place in a scientific contest in the conference. He clarified that obtaining such place reflects the University Students' awareness and ongoing pursuit to achieve advanced places in such conferences.
It is noteworthy that the conference of AEEDEC Dubai is considered the most effective in the field of dentistry in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia region. It is also the ideal gateway to the emerging and distant markets in the field of dentistry.