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Periodontics Residency, Saudi Arabian Periodontist, Experience with Ministry of Health

Updated: Mar 24

After receiving further training in Periodontics in the USA, I look forward to returning to my native Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to give my all to Periodontics for the balance of my professional lifetime. Jeddah is one of the beautiful and international of all cities in the Middle East and I look forward to bringing my cutting-edge training to good use providing this kind of top-notch dental care to people from all over the world in with the practice that I look forward to developing in Jeddah. I also look forward to networking with other Periodontists throughout the Middle East, building professional solidarity, organization, and advancement in Periodontics in our part of the world. I also look forward to teaching in my field, passing on the torch of advancement in Periodontics to new generations of students in Jeddah.

It was always my intention to spend my life ‘making a difference’ rather than merely making a living. I thought long and hard about how I could translate my intention into reality and considered a number of health care career paths. When I looked at dentistry, I noted that every dentist that I spoke to reported a very high level of professional satisfaction. It was also an excellent fit for me as I have a strong esthetic sense and a wish to work on a one-to-one basis with patients over a long term. It is a decision that I have never regretted. As my training and work has progressed, I have become more and more interested in periodontics and now wish to acquire the specialist skills and knowledge to enable me to practice, research and teach this vital specialty in which so many exciting developments in techniques and materials are taking place.

I dreamed from the time that I was a small child about helping people, especially as a healthcare worker, a doctor or dentist treating people and curing them of their ills. Later, I day-dreamed about educating them as well, especially about oral hygiene and lifestyle choices, learning to live in optimal, healthy ways. Nothing brings me greater joy than seeing people with a beautiful smile and beautiful teeth, especially if I have contributed to the beauty of this smile in particular. For years, I have spent much if not most of my free time reading about dentistry, most recently, I have invested countless hours in a close examination of the use of natural sources in the promotion of oral health, as well as ways to go about assisting with public health education about the importance of lifestyle choices and oral hygiene for the maintenance of oral health in people of all ages. When possible, I like very much being able to recommend natural remedies to my patients rather than chemical or synthetic ones and I look forward to continuing to learn a great deal about this area of dentistry as well, while giving my all to a residency program in the USA. people the importance of good health and aware of the natural source to improve their health,

I graduated near the top of my class in dental school in 2013, at King Abdulaziz University, with a GPA of 3.69. I sent on to practice general dentistry, spending most of 2015 and 2016 with the Saudi Ministry of Health. I currently serve as a dental officer at the Saudi Ministry of the Interior. I also serve as a dentist at a MOI polyclinic in Jeddah.

I feel called to leadership in Periodontics in Saudi Arabia and keenly look forward to advanced training in this field. Self-reliant and hardworking, I will give my all to the institution that selects me to serve. Calm, humble, I am looking forward to really long hours on my feet. Having seen much of the world, living in France for a year-and-a-half, as well as getting to know Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, and much of the Middle East, I am multicultural as well as multilingual. Flexible and adaptable, I thrive best working with people from all over the world, walks of life, and backgrounds.

I thank you for considering my application.

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