King Khalid University (KKU) has Supported scientific research by providing a quarter of million Saudi riyal as scholarship to Dr. Mohammed Al Farsi who undertook the research.The research deals with discovery of the side effects of Dental Implantation on human genes responsible for the healing of Dental Implantation in the jawbone.
Dr. Mohamed Abdurhman Al Farsi, a professor of prosthodontics, who is also the assistant of Dental implantation program, in addition to being the representative of Saudi Dental Society in Asir region, praised and appreciated the prevailing excellent scientific environment for research in the Dentistry college. He, as well as the prevailing conducive condition provided by KKU for researches, are living example of King Khalid University's pursuit to achieve excellence by investing recourses for the improvement of this country's work force. The proof of this can be ascertained by the university's support of Dr. Mohamed during his Masters and P.hD Studies. Dr. Mohamed pointed out thus, " the cost of my doctorate research was about a quarter of a million Saudi riyals, and this support contributed - thanks to God - in preparing high level scientific research to discover the side effects of Dental Implantation on human genes which are responsible for the healing of Dental Implant in jawbone".
It was pointed out that Al Farsi joined King Khalid University in 2004, where he worked in Abha General Hospital and later at the Military Hospital in Khamis Mushayt. From there he was sent to Australia in 2005 to undertake courses in masters and doctorate degrees on an eight year scholarship. During his study there, he conducted his masters degree research which was about 'the design and making of dental implantation using Computer', while for his doctorate degree research he decided to do it on 'the side effects of Dental Implantation on surrounding genes'. Al Farsi has since returned to Saudi Arabia, and now he is working as a Vice Dean of Dentistry College for academic affairs at King Khalid University.