D.DS., M.S., C.A.G.S., Prosthodontist, Esthetic and Implantology - Medical Director
At the end of the day, it is all about the people—the doctors, the nurses, and the technicians that make the difference.
"It's the singer, not the song.
"Dr. Waleed Al-Fulaij, his analogy on dentistry
Bayan Dental Center in Kuwait City boasts of its resident specialist in Prosthodontics, Cosmetic dentistry, and Implant prosthodontics, Dr. Waleed Al-Fulaij, and with good reason….a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with the title Doctor of dental Surgery, and of Tufts University School of dental medicine in Massachusetts with a Masters in Dental Science and Certificate in Prosthodontics, Dr. Waleed is a meticulous artisan in every case that he handles.
An American Dental Board and Specialty Board Achiever, Dr. Waleed has also taught in the Esthetics department of Tufts University (USA) and is currently a clinical instructor in Kuwait University, which explains his dedication in ensuring that each patient's needs are catered according to their request without compromising the Patient's Standard of Care.
"It's the singer, not the song," he was quoted on saying once, which is his analogy on the dental profession. Any dental center may have the most advanced technology and the most expensive materials the world can offer, but at the end of the day, it is all about the people—the doctors, the nurses, and the technicians that make the difference.
DDS, DES Pediatric Dentistry
"I especially take my time with kids so that they feel comfortable and they are happy to return."
Dr. George is the dentist of choice when it comes to handling child patients.
A graduate of Lebanese University with the title doctor of dental medicine, he took further specialization in Pediatric dentistry to pursue his passion for treating children. Also an affiliate member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Dr. George has been handling cases involving children with special needs, and even working on pediatric cases under general anesthesia.When asked about the principle he follows in treating patients, he says "I like to keep patients calm and happy. I especially take my time with kids so that they feel comfortable and they are happy to return."
B.D.S., M.S., Diplomate, American Board of periodontology
"Efficiency is Key"
Dr. Mohammad Al-Nouri on his principle in practicing dentistry
A proud graduate of Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts holding degrees in Masters of Dental Science and a Certificate in Periodontology, Dr. Mohammad Al-Nouri practices a very relaxed mood when it comes to treating patients… an approach that his patients appreciate, especially those apprehensive to undergo dental treatments (particularly surgery).
Clearly a "people person," he gains a patient's confidence with an easy nature which makes all dental procedures under his care virtually a breeze; an attitude fashioned by his years of experience teaching students and handling cases in Tufts University, and patient management at Amiri Hospital.
But the real challenge to him is to get a nervous patient to come back after a major procedure…."Efficiency is key," he said. "A doctor has to work properly, carefully and precisely in the shortest amount of time possible in order to reduce trauma to the patient. That way, we don't just gain a patient's trust, we keep it." And in Dr. Al-Nouri's efficient care, his patients' confidence never waivers.
D.D.S., M.S.D, Cert. Orthodontics, Diplomate Of The American Board. Asst. Professor, Kuwait University
"Change what can be changed"
Dr.Rashed received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Medical college of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University (USA) in 1996. He has passed both parts of the American dental National Boards. Dr.Rashed has also passed all the required examinations and practical tests (NERB) that are needed to practice in the USA. He has a Pennsylvania license since May, 2000. He then completed an internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Hospital. Dr. Rashed completed both Master and Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Pittsburgh (USA) in 2002 with highest honor. He is also American Board certified and diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
He has served in the Ministry of Health for more than 12 years and was the Head of Orthodontic Unit in Bneid Al-Gar Specialized Dental Center. Dr.Rashed is the past President of Kuwait Orthodontic Society. He is also the Course Coordinator of the MGDS of the Royal College of Surgeons Residency Program.
Dr. Rashed has been fortunate to learn from many incredible teachers and experts worldwide (USA, UK, South Korea, Japan, and India) throughout his career and loves sharing his passion for Orthodontics with the next generation of dentists and orthodontists. Dr.Rashed is now a fulltime Assistant professor at the Faculty of Dentistry of Kuwait University where he teaches and supervises dental students in their cases and research projects. Dr.Rashed has published many papers in International referred Journals in areas like Cephalometric analysis, Treatment need and Diagnosis, Trauma and Genetics.
Dr. Rashed is trained in the latest orthodontic technologies and techniques including: Invisalign, Clear Braces, friction-free mechanics, orthodontic mini-implants. He also concentrates in the orthodontic preparation needed for Orthognathic Surgery cases. He works in close contact with his Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgeons colleges in Kuwait and the USA.
"Patients have to receive the best care they can from me as their dentist"
A cool, calm and collected person by nature, Dr. Alaa is known to influence the same qualities of calmness to the people around him, including his patients. He takes his time with each procedure that needs to be done, and is very careful in ensuring that patients do not feel any pain while under his care; a very helpful trait especially for those who aren't very comfortable sitting on a dental chair.
With the results of his careful dental works a testament to the quality of service he provides, it's not a wonder that Dr. Alaa has steadily built up a strong number of recall patients who trusts him in all treatments. "Patients have to receive the best care they can from me as their dentist," and because he sticks to this maxim everytime, his patients also receive the best treatment everytime.
DDS , MSD , PHD Consultant of Eshtetic & Restorative Dentistry
"The world loves a smile, and I know a beautiful smile can provide a lifetime of happiness to my patients"
A dentistry graduate of Damascus University with a Ph.D. in Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry, Dr. Samer treats his patients with a sincere and earnest atmosphere. Exercising a keen eye for detail, he demonstrates that he will not take chances in ensuring that a patient's smile is not just "passable" but "noticeably beautiful" after the procedure. Dr. Samer attended lectures and seminars from Switzerland to Lebanon and the USA, to most recently, the Lumineers©seminar held in Dubai, in order to afford patients with the most current advances in dental technology."The world loves a smile, and I know a beautiful smile can provide a lifetime of happiness to my patients," Dr. Samer says about his attitude towards providing dental health care.
Crowns & Bridges Aesthatic Dentistry
"Raise your standards and give more of yourself. Then you will achieve the success you deserve."
A graduate of Maxim Gorky University in Ukraine, Dr. Eyad may intimidate anyone with his towering height, but his attitude towards his patients, especially the children, is a stark contrast to the usual stern first impression of him. Evidence of this passion is his involvement with Forsyth Center based in Massachusetts, which developed a dental health program for the youth of Kuwait.
Dr. Eyad also attended a number of seminars and conferences that focused on pedodontics, restorative dentistry, and prosthodontics. Among the seminars he recently attended is the Lumineers© seminar launched in Dubai, which shows his motivation for delivering better options to his patients. "Raise your standards and give more of yourself. Then you will achieve the success you deserve," states Dr. Eyad.
Endodontist DDS, CESE
"Patients should feel that we know our job well so that they could trust us completely."
A dentistry graduate of Kalinin Medical Institute in Moscow who earned his postgraduate degree in Endodontics from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, Dr. Bassam is the dentist on call for root canal treatments and teeth whitening at Bayan Dental Center in Salmiya. A proficient Endodontist, he works on root canal treatments capably so that each case feels like it's just another simple restoration even if in reality, it is quite a complicated job. Dr. Bassam believes that part of a successful treatment is gaining the patient's confidence, "Patients should feel that we know our job well so that they could trust us completely," he states.
"Honesty, honesty, honesty."
"Honesty, honesty, honesty." This is the mantra that Dr. Subodh Sharma says when asked about his philosophy in treating patients...Trained in preventing and correcting tooth position irregularities effectively, Dr. Sharma can accommodate treating even those who are hesitant about wearing braces. "I care for a patient's concern," he says. And when this concern involved hesitations about wearing braces, he adjusted to the need by making available the Invisible braces and Invisalign approach - methods which involve the placement of mouth appliance either at the surface of teeth not visible in a smile, or by using clear appliances not readily seen when worn. He says patients should always be treated "With care." A simple phrase yet all-embracing of the kind of therapy he delivers to each and every case he handles.
"Successful dental treatment is a balanced and skillful approach, taking care to avoid extremes"
Dr Al-Khabbaz obtained her bachelor in general dental surgery from Leeds University in United Kingdome. She underwent both her clinical specialization training in periodontology and Masters of Sciences at Tufts University-Boston MA (USA).
As a full Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology, Dr Areej Al-Khabbaz is also occupying a full time assistant professor position at the Faculty of Dentistry- Kuwait University. She is currently involved in teaching dental students, treatment of advanced cases and research in the dental field.
DDS, CAGS, MSD, Periodontist, Implantology Fellowship
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Boston University
"To me, nothing is more gratifying than being appreciated by the patients we treat… The greatest trophy life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing"
Dr. Bokhadhoor received her Bachelor of Arts degree as well as Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) in 2000 in a combined BA/DDS program from the University of Missouri Kansas City.
From 2000-2002, she practiced general dentistry for the Ministry of Health- Kuwait.
In 2002, she received her Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Periodontics and Oral Biology (CAGS) as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry (v). In 2005, Boston University awarded Dr. Bokhadhoor Ruben Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence.
In 2006, Dr. Bokhadhoor completed a one year fellowship program in Implant Dentistry at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Bokhadhoor joined Boston University Institute for Dental Research and Education Dubai where she acted as the program director for the Periodontology program. In June 2009, she joined Bayan dental.
Dr. Bokhadhoor is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bokhadhoor is actively involved in the postdoctoral program at Boston University giving continuing education courses, presentations and lectures.
Dr. Bokhadhoor is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Bokhadhoor has co-authored journal articles and books and has presented extensively in the dental community both in Dubai and in the States.
Dr. Bokhadhoor is the first Kuwaiti female dentist to graduate from the United States. She is also the only Kuwaiti female dentist carrying the credentials she has.
BDS, MSD, Prosthodontist, Esthetic, and Implantology
"A Prosthodontist is the one who works with his hands, mind, eyes, heart, and soul"
Dr. Yousef Marafie completed a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the "first dental college in the world", Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland in USA.
In 2005, Dr. Marafie moved to the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry, where he completed an Advanced Program in Prosthodontics and awarded a certificate in Prosthodontics.
In 2006, he successfully competed with nine dentists in the States, and received a grant for his research in Dental Materials from the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.
Dr. Yousef also taught in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Georgia (USA), and is currently a clinical instructor in Kuwait University.
In 2008, he acquired his Masters of Science Degree in Prosthodontics from the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine – Boston University in Massachusetts, USA.
Currently, Dr. Marafie is a member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and a member of the American College of Prosthodontists. He has published three scientific and research papers in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and also contributed in publishing a chapter in the "textbook of complete dentures".
DDS,MS – Oral Surgeon
"A smile is a precious gift of god, it makes people feel happy without any expenses"
Dr. Khalid received his dental degree from Lviv Medical University in Ukraine. He also received his Masters in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Khaled is known for his unique way in treating his patients. He always welcomes his patients with a SMILE on his face. He always says 'a SMILE is a precious gift of god, it makes people feel happy without any expenses'.
He allows his patients to ask questions and express their concerns.
BDS, Cert. Orthodontics, MDS, PhD Professor of Orthodontics, Ain Shams University
"A straight white set of teeth changes the personality from shy and hesitant to a smiling, self-confident, successful individuals"
Being at the top of his graduating class in 1979, Dr. Refaie was appointed at the Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, and he chose the Orthodontics Department where he started teaching the undergraduate dental students Clinical Orthodontics for two years. In 1985, Dr. Refaie completed a three years Graduate Orthodontics Program at the University of Pittsburgh, PA (USA), and obtained his Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master Degree in Orthodontics.
Dr. Refaie has been in private practice of Orthodontics since 1985 in his downtown office in Cairo where he has treated hundreds of Orthodontic cases, as well as lecturing and teaching in Cairo and Ain Shams Universities.
Dr. Refaie Obtained his PhD in Orthodontics from Cairo University in 1992.
"Nothing is more rewarding than the change from "hand covered smiles" at first visits, to the big happy smiles I get from my patients after treatment."
"A treatment should always begin and end with a smile"
Dr. Mai Omar is known for her pleasant approach to treating patients, and at the same time, for producing admirable treatment results. A dentistry graduate of (Oral & Dental Medicine Cairo University) ___, she is strongly passionate about caring for her patients, and keeping patients' fear outside the dental clinic.
"A treatment should always begin and end with a smile," summarizes the principle that she follows. She believes that every treatment must begin with the patient feeling comfortable about the procedure, and just as importantly, finish with the patient feeling satisfied with the overall result.
That's why inside Dr. Mai's clinical treatment room, dental fear and treatment quality has never been an issue.
D.D.S.,C.A.G.S., Prosthodontist, Esthetic and Implantology University of Southern California- U.S.A
"It’s important that the treatment results are not just “passable.” It should always be impeccable.”
Blending a lighthearted approach to dental treatments with an impeccable professionalism is a hard feat, but Dr. Ahmad Bunashi finds that these 2 characteristics are the exact combination that works the best for both him and his patients.
A Prosthodontics graduate from the University of Southern California, Dr. Ahmad Bunashi earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from yet another esteemed institution in the US, Virginia Commonwealth University, before practicing dentistry in Kuwait.
The outcome of hardwork and a passionate practice is reflected in all of Dr. Ahmad’s cases, “Achieving great results has always been my goal” he says. “And in doing so, it’s important that the treatment results are not just “passable.” It should always be impeccable.”
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