United Arab Emirates: Gulf Medical University recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Paolo Rotelli, President of San Donato Group and Mr. Kamel Ghribi, Chairman of GK Investment Holding Group, who were at the university to meet the academic leadership. The meeting involved signing a contract to deliver a Joint Certificate Course in Digital Dentistry and 3D Printing by the College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University and School of Dentistry, San Raffaele University, Milano.
Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University commented that training dentists on 3D printing is aligned with the UAE vision to be a global hub for 3D printing by 2030. “Such technology is expected to influence not only the medical field but it will also impact our lives. Therefore, it is important to incorporate its teaching in the medical curriculum and encourages students and faculty to conduct research in such direction,” he added.
Prof. Hesham Marei, the Dean of College of Dentistry stated that the new course prepares the dentists to meet the current market needs, as it involves training on how to apply 3D printing in the production of dentures, surgical placement of dental implants and planning for a smile design. “The course will serve the dentists and postgraduate students, which would be reflected on better patient care not only in the UAE, but also in the entire Gulf region,” he said.
About Gulf Medical University:
Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, has six colleges and offers 26 accredited programs with students of over 86 nationalities. The undergraduate programs offered by GMU include Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Healthcare Management & Economics, Anesthesia Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy, Medical Imaging Sciences and Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences. Graduate programs are offered in Public Health, Physical Therapy, Endodontology, Periodontics, Clinical Pharmacy, Healthcare Management & Economics, Health Professions Education and Medical Laboratory Sciences. Located in Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, the hub of state-of-the-art medical education, healthcare and research, GMU provides clinical training to its students through the various academic health centers of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System, including Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospitals located in the campus. Since its inception 22 years ago, around 2000 students have passed out of GMU and successfully working at various positions – including CEOs, COOs, Medical Directors and Head of Departments – in the healthcare industry in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Europe, America and Australasia. Among them are a number of Emirati medical practitioners who have made a mark in many UAE hospitals, helping the country advance towards its healthcare goals. The University’s academic and research tie-ups with over 60 international universities and research institutions ensures global acceptance and employability.