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SEHA AHS educates 30 dental professionals in partnership with CAPP Tipton Dental Academy

By Dental Tribune MEA/CAPPmea
January 28, 2019

ABU DHABI, UAE: SEHA AHS Academic Affairs educated 30 of its upcoming young dental professionals on various multidisciplinary topics in dentistry. The three days course was organized in close cooperation with Centre for Advanced Professional Practices and Tipton Dental Academy on the latest tips & techniques on Posts & Core, Restoration of Post Endo Treated Teeth and Veneer Cementation. The programme took place at the new flagship Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City which is expected to be the new hub for innovation and artificial intelligence. 

The latest scientific content, tips, tricks and techniques were presented by the faculty lead Professor Paul Tipton, President of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) and his faculty support staff with a programme of three full days lectures and hands-on trainings tailor made to the needs of the SEHA dental professionals. 

First day featured “Posts & Core – Modern Techniques in dentistry” consisting of a seminar covering posts and the afternoon session a hands-on practical covering shenker, duralay and fibre post preps. Following a steep learning curve, the second day continued with “How to Restore Root Filled Posterior Teeth” with the course outlining lectures, seminar and hands-on practical on adhesion and posterior composites. The three days ended on a high with the third day covering “Porcelain Veneer Preps and Cementation Techniques” where the delegates learned impression taking, veneer preparation and cementation. The young dental professionals had access to the latest reading materials, webinars and preparation ahead of their courses which were practiced on state-of-the-art Phantom Heads. 

Dr. Ali Al Obaidli, Chief Academic Affairs Officer of SEHA stated: "The UAE is witnessing a rapidly growing health and  medical infrastructure that comes from the belief in its importance and priority in building a human being, enjoying good health and physical integrity. SEHA is committed to providing a world class education to our dentists".

He added: "These workshops aim to up-skill our dentists’ competencies, keep them up-to-date with cutting-edge techniques and advancements as well as becoming accustomed with new materials".

He praised the workshop which was structured around the latest dental technologies and their applications in modern dentistry.

Dr. Sumaya Khalifa Al Rubaei - Health Centre Manager - Specialist commented: "In line with SEHA’s strategic objective to continuously attract and retain qualified healthcare professionals & particularly UAE Nationals, AHS Dental Services at Ambulatory Healthcare Services are committed to embracing the latest technologies and upgrading the knowledge and the skills of our dentists, dental technicians and hygienists, in order to continue providing high quality dental services to the community.”

Dr. Rola Al Hayek – Corporate Clinical Education Manager (Corporate Academic Affairs) further indicated: "At SEHA, we are committed to the highest quality of care to patients which can only be delivered by well-trained and educated medical & clinical professionals. SEHA is keen to provide a variety of outstanding continuing education programs and training opportunities for our dentists. And so, these workshops are part of our efforts to bring the latest and best practices in prosthodontics. 

Guests of honor included Dr. Sumaya Khalifa Al Rubei and Dr. Ali Al Obaidli.

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