Prof. Hesham Marei, DDS (OMFS), MSc, FDS (RCS – Eng.), PhD (Med Edu.), is an esteemed Professor and Consultant of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery currently serving as the Dean of the College of Dentistry at Gulf Medical University, UAE. Initiating his academic journey in 1997 at Cairo University, he subsequently obtained his Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Suez Canal University, Egypt. Prof. Marei honed his clinical expertise in the UK at the Cardiff Dental School, earning his Fellowship in Dental Surgery in 2006 from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in London. Always a strong advocate for medical education, Prof. Marei further enriched his academic repertoire by acquiring a Master’s Degree in Medical Education in 2012 and a PhD in Health Professions Education in 2018 from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. His doctoral work focused on the innovative use of computer simulation in dental education. Prior to his current role in the UAE, Prof. Marei held various influential academic and clinical positions in the UK, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, with his most recent post being Associate Professor and Consultant of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. A highly productive researcher, Prof. Marei has over 50 publications in internationally acclaimed journals. His research interests span a broad spectrum of areas, including the applications of 3D printing technology in dentistry, the effect of chemotherapy on bone healing, osseointegration of dental implants, use of virtual patients in dental education, and medical professionalism. Beyond academia and research, Prof. Marei is recognized for his active participation in a host of national and international events, contributing extensively through presentations, workshops, and courses across countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Pakistan, the Netherlands, UK, and USA.
Prof. Hesham Marei is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Dentofaces