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Egyptian dentistry began 4 1/2 thousand years ago and dentists in Egypt today know they have a rich heritage to build upon. Cario - one of the world's mega cities seems to span the history of the world, from the vast symbols of lost civilizations to the clamour of ultra modern construction sites.
Benefits of travelling to Egypt
A global society means that dentists in Egypt are perfectly aware of the standards they have to match and surpase in the dental travel market. Cario offers gleaming modern clinics that operate within a comprehensive system of professional associations that promote training, high standards and the continual updating and expansion of their members' skills. Combine this with low prices and Egypt makes a compelling destination.
Dentists in Egypt - Qualifications
Egypt has 5 dental universities, 2 situated in Cario, 1 in Alexandria, 1 in Mansoura and 1 in Tanta. Qualification takes 5 years: consisting of one year of pre-dent and 4 years of further dental study. Successful graduates receive a Bachelor Degree in Dental Science (B.D.S). The course is closely aligned with and based on the British dental education system.
There is non-mandatory continuing education for dentists offered by the country's dental universities. Courses range from dental ethics to clinical health and specialties such as implantology.
The Egyptian Dental Association organizes seminars and talks. It also publishes a journal of dental research from Egyptian and regional specialists.
Dentists in Egypt - Additional Information
Overall responsibility for dental health is held by the Ministry of Health and Population.
The Egyptian Dental Association (EDA) and the Egyptian Dental Union are the main professional bodies for dentists in Egypt. The EDA was established in 1937, as part of the Medical Association, it became independant in 1955.
The Egyptian Orthodontic Society provides services targeting the orthodontic specialty. It organizes conferences and publishes a journal on the specialty.
Both the Egyptian Dental Association and the Egyptian Orthodontic Society may remove a dentist from their association if their conduct has been shown to be unethical. Ethics is studied at undergraduate level and several universities in Egypt offer postgraduate courses for dentists in ethics and a dentist's relationship with the law.
The Ministry of Health and Population
3 Magles El Shaab St.,
tel: +20 (2) 794 9802
website: www.mohp.gov.eg (Egyptian)
Egyptian Dental Association
84A Mat'haf El-Manial St,
tel: +20 (2) 365 8568
Egyptian Dental Union
6, Hadika St,
tel: +20 (2) 354 9876
Egyptian Orthodontic Society
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