Dr. Shadi Samawi

 

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”
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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.

Dr Shadi Samawi

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 19 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.

Lectures & Courses

Orthodontic and Clinical Photography-related courses, presentations and publications by Dr. Shadi Samawi include authoring, publishing and presenting several practical dental photography and orthodontic eBooks and articles:

  1. A Short Guide to Clinical Digital Photography in Orthodontics eBook, 1st Edition (2008) and 2nd Edition (2011)
  2. Straight-Wire Orthodontics: A Practical Guide to Principles & Technique eBook (2014)
  3. From Good to Great: The 4 Keys to Mastery of Orthodontic Finishing eBook (2015)
  4. Clinical Digital Photography in Orthodontics: Professional Photographic Records in Daily Practice in the Jordan Dental Journal (JDJ 2012; 18:20-32)
  5. The Three Pillars of Orthodontic Passive Self-ligation in Advanced Dentistry & Oral Health (ADOH); Adv Dent & Oral Health. 2016; 2(3): 555589. DOI: 10.19080/ ADOH.2016.01.555589
  • A Presentation entitled: “Interceptive Orthodontics in General Dental Practice” at the 20th Jordanian Dental Conference, Amman, Jordan (2006)
  • A Presentation entitled: “Clinical Digital Photography in Orthodontics”, for the Jordanian Orthodontic Society-JOS  (January 2009)
  • “Clinical Digital Photography in Orthodontics” presentations at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) for Orthodontic Postgraduate and Masters Students (April 2010)
  • “Clinical Digital Photography in Orthodontics” presentations at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) for Orthodontic Postgraduate and Masters Students (May 2012)
  • A Presentatoin entitled: “The Essence of Multi-disciplinary Treatment: A Case Report” presenting the 2nd place award-winning case at the 2011 MENA Aesthetic Dentistry Awards, for the Jordanian Society of Conservative Dentistry (January 2012)
  • “Interceptive Orthodontics” presentations as part of the Jordanian Board in Orthodontics Orientation Courses organized by the Jordanian Orthodontic Society (February 2011)
  • “Interceptive Orthodontics” presentations as part of the Jordanian Board in Orthodontics Orientation Courses organized by the Jordanian Orthodontic Society (February 2012)
  • “Interceptive Orthodontics” presentations as part of the Jordanian Board in Orthodontics Orientation Courses organized by the Jordanian Orthodontic Society (February 2013)
  • Module II of The German Training Diploma in Oral Implantology DGOI 2013-2014 – University of Jordan: Full-Day Hands-On Clinical Photography Course (August 2013)
  • The 1st Al Basheer Hospital’s Dental Department Scientific Day 2013 – Ministry of Health: Full Day Pre-Congress Hands-On Clinical Photography Course (October 2013)
  • Jordanian Society of Conservative Dentistry (JSCD) course entitled “Biodynamic Concepts in Esthetic Dentistry” with Dr Nadeem Abou Jaoudeh (Lebanon) + Dr Muna Abbadi (Jordan): Presentation entitled “Esthetic Considerations in Clinical Dental Photography” .
  • Module I of the 2014 Advanced Training in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry – Faculty of Dentistry-University of Jordan: Full Day Hands-On Clinical Photography Course (1st third of 2014)
  • The International BAIRD Diploma in Implant Dentistry Course in Manama, Bahrain. A Half-Day Hands-On Clinical Photography course (January 2014).
  • “Clinical Dental Photography: Professional Clinical Photographs in Daily Practice” online Webinar, in association with the Internationl Group for Oral Rehabilitation (IGOR) (Oct 2014)
  • The University of Jordan Comprehensive Diploma in Implantology (in association with DGOI) – Full-day Hands-on Clinical Photography Course. (2014)
  • A Presentation entitled: “Active vs Passive Self-ligation: Control vs Low Friction?” at the 2014 JOS Scientific Day (December 2014)
  • The first-ever BAIRD Implantology Diploma course in Jordan, at The Jordan University of Science & Technology / Irbid (Jan 2015) – A full day Hands-on Clinical Photography course.
  • The ITI Study Group – Jordan; Half-day Clinical Photography Course at The Academic Specialized Dental Center in Amman (March 2015)
  • The University of Jordan Comprehensive Diploma in Implantology (in association with DGOI) – Full-day Hands-on Clinical Photography Course. (Jan 2016)
  • Jordan Dental association (JDA) Scientific Program: A presentation entitled: Principles of Clinical Dental Photography: A Guide to Systematic, Every-day Practice. (March 2016)
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) – Part of the Faculty of Dentistry’s Implantology course: Half-day, Hands-on course entitled: Principles of Clinical Dental Photography. (March 2016)
  • The 1st Jordanian National Orthodontic Conference; a presentation entitled: “Non-Extraction Treatment in Orthodontics: Conventional vs Self-ligating Systems” (March 30th 2016)
  • Full-day Orthodontic module for the Comprehensive Aesthetic Dentistry Course at the Jordan University of Science & Technology (JUST) (March 23rd 2017)
  • Half-day, Hands-on Course on Clinical Dental Photography as part of the Jordanian Implant Dentistry Commission (JIDC) one-year Implant Dentistry comprehensive course (March 2017)
  • Post-Congress Hands-On Clinical Dental Photography course as part of the 10th Scientific Day of the School of Dentistry-The University of Jordan (June 2017)
  • Full-day Clinical Dental Photography module of The Comprehensive Dental Implants Course by the Internationl Group for Oral Rehabilitation (IGOR) – (July 2017)
  • Full-day Clinical Dental Photography module of The Comprehensive Dental Implants Course by the Jordan University of Science & Technology (JUST)– (October 2017)
  • Post-Congress, Half-Day Clinical Photography Masterclass as part of the 25th Jordanian International Dental Conference – Landmark Hotel, Amman-Jordan (October 2017)
  • The 2nd Scientific Day of the Jordanian Commission of Cosmetic Dentistry – A Presentation entitled “Anterior Esthetics: An Orthodontic-Multidisciplinary Perspective.” (November 2017)
  • The University of Jordan Comprehensive Program in Implantology (GIDE) – Full-day Hands-on Clinical Dental Photography Course. (November 2017)
  • Half-day Clinical Dental Photography module of The Comprehensive Dental Cosmetic Course by the Jordan University of Science & Technology (JUST)– (March 2018)
  • Full-day “Orthodontics & Anterior Aesthetics” module of The Comprehensive Dental Cosmetic Course by the Jordan University of Science & Technology (JUST)– (July 2018)

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