Students make 2,500-mile journey to receive qualification from the University of Dundee
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A group of students from the University of Dundee’s pioneering Orthodontics (MSc) course delivered in Cairo made the long journey to Scotland last month, taking to the Caird Hall stage to receive their qualifications.

The students were:

Khaled Abdelmaksoud
Abdelaziz M Ahmed
Munaa Bashir
Mohammed Deep El-Leill
Mena Ebaid
Ahmed El-Shanawany
Amro Elsharbasy
George Habib
Hussam Shalabi

A further three students graduated in absentia:

Hashem Farouk Fouad Mohamed
Kareem Gebril
Adel Zakhary

The new alumni will now take what they've learned back to practices in countries like Egypt, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.

Professor David Bearn, Professor of Orthodontics and the University Lead for Middle East and North Africa, said:

“It was an immensely proud moment for me to see our first cohort of students graduating in Dundee, receiving the recognition of their three years hard work and study. It is a credit to them and all involved in delivering and hosting the programme, and I wish our graduates well as they pursue their careers as excellent orthodontists.”

First taught in 2013, the Orthodontics (MSc) is an innovative off-shore course aimed at qualified dentists from the Middle East and North Africa who wish to specialise in orthodontics, as well as work in general practice.

It sees staff from the University of Dundee and colleagues from around the UK work with students in Cairo, in conjunction with the Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE).

The University is now investigating the possibility of teaching similar courses in other parts of the world, including potentially India and Thailand.

For more information on studying Dentistry at the University of Dundee, visit our course pages

For more information on the Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education, visit the ASCDE website

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First graduates from School of Dentistry’s Orthodontics (MSc) Cairo course