The College of Dentistry proved a distinguished presence with ten research participations in various dental specialties at the 95th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) which was held in San Francisco, California, USA on March 22-25, 2017.
The General Session is known to be the largest dental conference in the world, which most dentists are keen to attend and participate in, especially those interested in scientific research.
In turn, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ali Al-Khotani, Dean of the College of Dentistry, said that the College's participation in the conference included ten worksheets in the various domains of dentistry. This included a worksheet presented by Dr. Muhammad Al-Harithi, Assistant Professor at and Vice-Dean of the College, with the title, “Cultural Differences among Patients with Facial Pain and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction in Terms of Their Convictions in the Specialist to Be Reviewed and the Types of Treatment: A Comparative Study between Female Patients from Saudi Arabia, Sweden and Italy.” In addition, the College’s scholars in USA presented (8) research worksheets. The worksheets included a research by Dr. Muhammad Brashi, a scholar of the College at Tufts University, on “Cellular Differentiation of Dental Buds in Silk Hydrogel.” Moreover, Dr. Wael Yaghmour, a scholar at Boston University, presented a research titled, “Comparison of Two Oral Gargling Substances in Terms of Prevention of Bacterial Contamination during Implantation.” In another specialty of the scientific posters of the conference, Dr. Anmar Kinsara, scholar at North Carolina University, presented a research on "Evaluation of the Strength of Dental Ivory Bonding of Different and Modified Material of Glass-Ionomer Filler under Different Extra-Oral Effects." In addition, Dr. Shahinaz Sembawa, a scholar at King's College London, presented a research on “Professional Encouragement; Expectations and Impact of the Dentist Profession among Saudi Women.” Besides, Dr. Mustafa Tashqandi, a scholar at Boston University, presented a research into, “Prevention of LOXL2 Enzyme for Temporo Mandibular Joint Disease and Knee Arthritis.”
On the other hand, Dr. Iman Hifni, scholar at North Carolina University, presented a research on “Effects of DNA Methylation Prevention on the Function of Epithelium.” Moreover, Dr. Yousef Ashmawy, scholar at Indiana University, presented a research into “Effect of Beam in the Transformation and Durability of Dental Composite.”
In the same context, a distinguished lecture was presented by Dr. Hutaf Samir Radwan, scholar at Boston University, on “Analysis of Surface Roughness of Dental CAD/CAM Ground Materials.” The lecture witnessed the attendance of a number of specialists.
Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ali Al-Khotani, Dean of the College of Dentistry, extended deep thanks to all participants in such international event, who represented their college, university and homeland very well, asking Allah the Almighty to bring them back safely.
He also thanked the President of Umm Al-Qura University (UQU), Dr. Bakri bin Maatouq Assas, for his continuous support to the College of Dentistry and its scholars at all levels in general, especially at the educational and research levels, internally and externally.