Doha, 21 January, 2020: Last week the Hamad Dental Center, part of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), held the first Hamad Dental Centre Symposium with over 110 dentistry professionals from both the public and private sectors and Qatar and abroad in attendance. Held 18 January at HMC’s Bayt Al Dhiyafah, the one-day event aimed to highlight the importance of the interdisciplinary dental management of children.
Dr. Khalifa Al Ansari, Vice-Chair Education, HMC Dental Center, and President of the
Symposium’s organizing committee said the event provided the ideal platform for the local dental community to exchange ideas with leading experts, from both Qatar and abroad, and to enrich the field of dentistry in the country. He said the latest scientific research and treatment methods and techniques in the field of pediatric dentistry were among the topics discussed.
Dr. Al Ansari said the treatment and prevention of diseases related to dental medicine in children and adolescents, and the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments to address dental disease in growing children were also highlighted. He extended his sincere thanks to both speakers and delegates and praised the active participation of those who attended, which included a large number of dentists.
The Symposium’s scientific program included lectures from world-renowned speakers, including Professor Mandeep (Monty) Singh Duggal, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Vice Dean and Faculty Research Director at the National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore. Professor Duggal spoke about auto-transplantation, an interdisciplinary approach in the management of complex dental trauma cases. HMC’s Dr. Hani Nazzal lectured on the emerging field of regenerative endodontics and Dr. Kalaiarasu Peariasamy, Head and Consultant in Pediatric Dentistry and NIH Malaysia spoke about the surgical management of dental conditions in children. Ireland’s Dr. John Walsh led a session on the field of interceptive orthodontics, which is a phased type of orthodontics.
Held under the patronage of HMC’s Medical Education Department and with support from Dr. Ghanim Al Mannai, Dental Service Chairman, the Symposium’s organizing committee included Dr. Hani Nazzal, Senior Consultant Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Najat Alhashimi, Senior Consultant and Unit, and Division Chief Orthodontics, Dr. Jamal Alabdulla, Head of the Pediatric Dentistry Section, and Dr. Huda Al Hashemi, Senior Consultant Prosthodontics and Chair of the Hamad Dental Center CPD Committee.
The event concluded with both speakers and delegates participating in an open discussion. Conference attendees were eligible for Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.