Prof. Hesham Marei

Dean, College of Dentistry
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

MSc, FDS (RCS – Eng.)
DDS (OMFS) – Suez Canal University, Egypt
PhD (Med Edu.) – Maastricht University, Netherlands

Prof. Hesham Marei is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He graduated at Cairo University in 1997, and then received his Master and Doctoral Degrees in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Suez Canal University, Egypt. Dr. Marei has completed his clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery training at Cardiff Dental School, UK and obtained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery in 2006 from the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

Moreover, Dr. Marei has a passion in medical education. Such passion derived him to obtain another Master’s Degree in Medical Education in 2012 and a PhD in the Health Professions Education in 2018 at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Dr. Marei PhD thesis is about the use of computer simulation in dental education.

Before moving to UAE, Dr. Marei has taken different academic and clinical positions in UK, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Marei last position was Associate Professor and Consultant of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, where he was awarded the best medical teacher for his academic excellence. Dr. Marei has also been involved as a subject matter expert in building different E-learning platforms that serve both the dental students and the profession. Moreover, he has provided consultation services to private and governmental dental colleges seeking national and international accreditation.

In research, Dr. Marei has over 35 publications in internationally recognized journal and his research focus is on 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. Dr. Marei has actively contributed with presentations, workshops and courses in both specialties at several national and international events in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Pakistan, the Netherlands, UK and USA.