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Being in tune with patient expectations

Orthodontist DR AMINA ABDEL-KARIM says keeping up with the times on a clinical, academic and social level means that you are well prepared for new techniques and procedures

C an you tell us a bit about your background?

AAK: I am originally from Sudan and was bought up in Saudi Arabia. I moved to UK to attend boarding school. I studied dentistry at Bristol University and after I graduated, I moved to London to complete my vocational training. My vocational trainer was such an inspiration to me; he had a specialist interest in oral surgery. Let’s just say, I also caught the bug! I always had a sense of wanting to learn more, on a more detailed level. So, despite being offered an associate position at my practice, I decided to take on senior house officer posts in maxillofacial surgery and paediatrics in Sheffield.

I then taught at Bristol University for a year and worked in oral medicine and special care dentistry. I was thrilled when I was then accepted onto a three-year orthodontic training programme – my post was split between King’s College Hospital and Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. It was such a fantastic time, not only being taught by a world-class teacher, but my passion for orthodontics just seemed to grow and grow.

After I qualified as a specialist orthodontist, I still wanted to know more and offer more to my patients, especially the treatment of complex cases. I then trained for another two years at Guy’s Dental Hospital and Royal Surrey Children’s Hospital and qualified as a consultant orthodontist. I gained experience in managing orthognathic cases, medical compromised patients, hypodontia and cleft lip and palate.

What or who made you choose a career in orthodontics?

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