“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”
― Meister Eckhart
Dr. Shadi Samawi BDS, MMedSci(Orth), MOrthRCSED is a Specialist Orthodontist and a Founding partner/Owner of Samawi Dental & Orthodontic Center, the leading Specialty Orthodontic Center in West Amman, Jordan since 1999. He is also a Consultant Orthodontist in Manama, The Kingdom of Bahrain.
He received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Jordan in Amman in 1999.
Following a one-year Residency at the Royal Medical Services in Jordan and two years in private practice, he left to the UK & obtained his Master’s degree in Clinical Orthodontics from the University of Sheffield in 2003. He later worked as an Honorary Clinical Fellow in Orthodontics at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield until obtaining the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MOrthRCSED) in 2004.
He is a Fellow of a number of orthodontic societies such as The Jordanian Orthodontic Society (JOS), Arab Orthodontic Society (AOS) & The World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO), as well as being on the Board of the British Universities Alumni Association (BUAA) from 2008-2014. He has been on the organizing committees of several dental & orthodontic conferences since 2005, & was in charge of the Jordanian Orthodontic Society’s Internet & Multimedia Committee between 2007-2013, creating its first official website, as well as being Head of Jordan Dental Association’s Conferences Bureau Secretariat (2009-2011). He has also been Head of the Permanent Bureau of Computer & Internet at the Jordan Dental Association & on the Editorial Board of the Jordan Dental Journal (JDJ) as Orthodontic Section Editor. He is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of The Jordan Dental Association.
Over the past 18 years, his major orthodontic interests have included topics such as the management of post-orthodontic demineralisation, Digital Technology related to Orthodontics – including Digital Photography, Radiography, & Practice Management Software, & has been a long-time practitioner of the MBT Treatment Philosophy & Self-ligating systems; most notably the Damon System.
He has previously self-published two editions of the popular eBook A Short Guide to Clinical Digital Photography in Orthodontics in 2008 and 2011, as well as the newly-published Straight-Wire Orthodontics: A Short Guide to Principles and Technique (2014) and From Good to Great: The 4 Keys to Mastery of Orthodontic Finishing (2015). He also has a very special interest in Photography – as a serious hobby – as well as Web & Graphic Design, Hiking and more recently; Blogging. He regularly lectures in multiple venues and through online webinars, and is currently presenting his comprehensive Hands-On Course on Clinical Dental Photography both in Jordan & abroad.
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