His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz, the governor of Asir Region, has inaugurated the 1st Dental Conference, which has been organized by the King Khalid University, represented by the Dentistry School. The conference is launched today, Thursday 12, November 2015 AD, and is taking place in Abha Palace Hotel.
conference aims to give the dentists a chance to meet professional experts in the field so as to spread best practices that are approved internationally
On his arrival to the venue of the occasion, Prince Faisal inaugurated an exhibition that accompanied the conference. The exhibition included 28 corners for the most popular entities in the field of dentistry. His Excellency - the Governor - was also briefed on 90 scientific posters presented by participants from within and FROM outside the Kingdom and University students. After that, the sponsor of the event, Prince Faisal Bin Khalid, was directed to the a hall where the Dean of Dentistry School, who is also the Head of the Scientific Committee of the Conference, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, gave a welcome address to the sponsor of the event and the guests. Dr. Al-Shaahrani confirmed in his speech, that "Intentionally, the Dentistry School is ready for all changes and scientific developments on a local and global basis in order to achieve the goals and mission of the University". He added, "Holding such a conference activates the School's role in serving the community, and it - the conference - strengthens communication between the King Khalid University (KKU) and local and international universities. Furthermore, the conference aims to give the dentists a chance to meet professional experts in the field so as to spread best practices that are approved internationally". He further stated, "The conference is hosting 26 international and local spokesmen with the attendance of 700 participants who are going to present 90 scientific posters, in addition to 2 seminars, 5 workshops for 100 dentists, and a student exhibition, which is first of its kind, to help the visitors of the conference". 24 training hours were accredited by the Saudi Health Specialties Commission to those who attend the conference. On behalf of the spokesmen, Dr. Abdullah Al-Shamri gave a word saying, "On behalf of myself and the spokesmen, I would like to express my pleasure with the event, in which a group of professionals participated to benefit those who are in the field."
In his turn, the KKU President, Prof. Abdulrahman Bin Hamad Al dawood gave a speech in which he welcomed the sponsor of the conference. The President said, "On behalf of the KKU stakeholders, I would like to welcome your Royal Highness in Abha - the city of tourism." He added, "King Khalid University is one of the biggest universities in the Kingdom; it concludes more than 40 schools with more than 70,000 students and 8000 professors and administrators." President Al dawood added, "Today, we are pleased with you sponsorship to the 1st Dental Conference in King Khalid University, which seeks to meet its scientific, research, and social vision and mission. The conference is the first dental conference in the southern province. So, we hope it could develop our educational, professional and research systems locally and internationally as the conference hosts scientists, professionals, and researchers in the field of dentistry. Guests will discuss successful national and international experiences, and they will come out with recommendations that will definitely benefit the people of the Kingdom as well as those the world over." The University President further clarified that the University has achieved enormous achievements - thanks to God - first, then to the unwavering support of the Kingdom leader, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and the support of the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz, and that of the Deputy crown Prince, His royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz. President Al dawood thanked Asir Governor for his continued support to the institution in all its activities. He said, "Based on previous experiences and on your sponsorship to the 1st dental conference, your Royal Highness proved that you cherish science and support it unlimitedly, in addition to King Khalid University stakeholders."
The University President further thanked the participants of the conference, those from within and from outside the Kingdom, for their attendance and interaction with the conference and its activities. The President also thanked all the heads of the scientific committees. He said, "I would like to thank in particular, the Head of the Organizational Committee, the University Vice - President for Health Specialties, Dr. Khalid Al Jelban. Also, I would like to thank the Head of the Scientific Committee, the Dean of Dentistry School, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shahrani." President Al dawood concluded his speech announcing that, "Priority in medical services is for families of martyrs and soldiers on the southern borders, as part of services that King Khalid University offers to this precious segment of our society."
After the speech of the University President, the sponsor of the occasion, His Royal Highness, Price Faisal Bin Khalid, and the guests watched a documentary video about the Dentistry School. The video demonstrated that the school included 326 clinics that serve the university stakeholders and the community. Clinics of the Dentistry School offer many medical services related to the health of mouth and teeth, in addition to other awareness services to the Asiri community.
At the end of the occasion, His Royal Highness, Price Faisal Bin Khalid, honored sponsorship entities. The event also witnessed signing of a cooperation agreement between the Institute of Counseling Studies and Research and the Intellectual awareness Unit of King Khalid University.