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Dr.Shadi Alkhatib Academic RankLecturer


  • Pediatric Dentistry Special care Dentistry (Patients with special needs)

Research Interests:

  • * Children oral health disorders and prevention as well as oral health care delivery * Dental caries, periodontal disease in children, oral habits, and hospital dentistry * Research in the area of behavioral management * Association between oral health & general health


Dr. Shadi received the Masters of Dentistry from the KU Leuven University, School of Dentistry, Belgium. He then completed the Master of Medical Sciences (Oral Health Sciences) degree from University Hospital Leuven (KU Leuven). In 2009, he then completed his Masters and Specialty in Pediatric dentistry and Special Dental Care at the University Hospital St- Rafael KU Leuven.
* Full time Lecturer - University of Sharjah, U.A.E (September 2015 - to present). * Consultant Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Michaels Children Dental Clinic, Dubai, UAE * Consultant Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Sulaiman Habib Medical Center, Dubai Health Care City, Dubai, UAE * Consultant Pediatric Dentist, University Hospital Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium * Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry and Special Dental Care, University Hospital Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
* Clinical, laboratory and theoretical teaching of the undergraduates in the field of Pediatric Dentistry and Special Care Dentistry. * Clinical supervision in the 'clinical attachment' program. * Clinical treatment for patients with special needs. * Part of the 'Student advising committee'. * Treating patients under general anesthesia and under sedation techniques * Apply all preventive measures and treatment procedures for diseases and abnormalities that affect children and patients with special needs.
* European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (EAPD) * Belgian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (BAPD), Belgium * Member of the Flemish Dentists Association (VVT), Belgium * International Association for Disability and Oral Health (iADH)
Al-Khatib S, Berradja A, Celis JP, Willems G. In vitro friction of stainless steel arch wire-bracket combinations in air and different aqueous solutions. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2005 May; 8(2):96-105
I aspire to teach, motivate, elicit the best and inspire others with the same impact if not more as my memorable college professors and mentors have had on me. This philosophy is rooted in four central concepts: Enthusiasm Flexibility Relevance Integration
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