Professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery Dr. Hesham Marei has been appointed as the Dean of the College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman. A remarkable academician, Dr. Hesham Marei had been working at the College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia, prior to joining GMU.

Graduating from Cairo University in 1997, Dr. Marei later received his Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in oral and maxillofacial surgery from Suez Canal University, Egypt. He completed his clinical training at Cardiff Dental School, University Hospital of Wales, UK and obtained his fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in London. He has also holds a Master’s Degree in medical education to his credit, and in 2018, he obtained a Doctoral Degree in medical education from Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Dr. Marei has delivered numerous presentations, workshops and courses in both his specialties at several national and international events in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Pakistan, the Netherlands, UK and USA.

“Dr. Hesham Marei brings to GMU years of experience as an academician and scholar and an impressive set of international engagements,” said Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU. “We warmly welcome him as the new Dean of our College of Dentistry” he added.

“The College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University is the only college offering DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) program in the UAE. The DMD program is a competency-based model of education, reflective of an evidence-based definition of general dentistry, unique from the other dental programs offered in the region. The standards and program goals are aligned with those identified by American Dental Association (ADA) and American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Multiple clinical training sites in Ajman, Sharjah and Dubai owned by the Thumbay Group supports the program. Furthermore, the Thumbay Dental Hospital in the University campus is equipped with 60 dental units. The College of Dentistry also has a new state-of-the-art Dental Simulation Laboratory which is used for teaching and assessment purposes” a press release from the GMU added.

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New Delhi: The death toll in the northeast Delhi communal riots reached 38 on Thursday, according to senior officials.

The death count at GTB Hospital has risen to 34.

Till Wednesday night, the total count of casualties had stood at 27, 25 of those at GTB Hospital in Dilshad Garden.

"Over 215 riot victims have been brought to our hospital and treated since February 24. However, at present only 51 patients are admitted. The condition of almost all patients are stable except one," Medical Superintendent of GTB Hospital Sunil Kumar said.

Since February 24, 25 victims have been brought dead at GTB Hospital and nine have died during treatment, he said.

One person was declared brought dead by doctors, while another had died during treatment at the LNJP Hospital on Wednesday.

"One more death at LNJP Hospital was recorded on Thursday. One fatality was reported at Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital on Thursday, taking the total death toll to 38," a senior official said.

Over 50 patients have been provided treatment at the LNJP Hospital since the violence broke out on Sunday in various parts of northeast Delhi, officials at the hospital said.

Post-mortem have been conducted on nearly 15 victims, officials said.