Dr Ahmad Hamdan

Associate Professor in Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Jordan
Attended: 
SDL-4 (2010)

Education:
Bachelor’s of Dental Science, University of Jordan (1990)
Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics), University of Birmingham, UK (1993)
Doctor of Philosophy (Orthodontics), University of Birmingham, UK (1996)
Diploma of Membership in Orthodontics, Royal College of Surgeons of England (2007).

Career:
Associate Professor in Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Jordan (2003 – Present)
Board of trustees, Amman Arabic University, Jordan (2008 – 2009)
Consultant Orthodontist Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization (Oct 2005 – Dec 2007)
Lecturer in Orthodontics, University of Birmingham, UK (2005 – 2007)
Chairman Dept. of Child Dental Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Univ. of Jordan (2003 – 2005)
Assistant Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Jordan (1999 – 2002)
Head of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Jordan (1998 – 2003).

Accreditation:
Ministry of Health, Jordan (1990)
General Dental Council, UK (1996)
Jordanian Dental Association, Jordan (1996)
Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, Saudi Arabia (2007)
Board of Dentistry, Commonwealth of Virginia (2010)

Publications: over 20 publications in refereed international scientific journals. Referee for 3 international scientific journals; invited speaker both nationally and internationally.

Extracurricular activities:
Team member, Jordan National Youth Basketball Team (1985)
Team member, University of Jordan Basketball Team (1985 – 1990)
Team member, University of Birmingham Basketball Team (1992 – 1995)
Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver (PADI) (2004)

Advice to people entering the dental profession:

1. You must be a "people person" to succeed in this profession, as you progress in your career you will find that your social skills are just as important as you clinical skills and academic knowledge.

2. Work hard but don't forget to play it keeps everything in perspective and reminds you of what you are working for.