Dr. Shadi Samawi BDS, MMedSci(Orth), MOrthRCSED is a Specialist Orthodontist, Co-Founder and General Manager of Samawi Dental & Orthodontic Center, a leading Specialty Dental Center in West Amman, Jordan, and a Consultant Orthodontist in Manama, Bahrain, and current Secretary General/Treasurer of the Jordanian Orthodontic Society (JOS).
He received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Jordan in Amman in 1999.
Following a one-year Residency at the Royal Medical Services in Jordan and two years in private practice, he left to the UK & obtained his Master’s degree in Clinical Orthodontics (MMedSci) from the University of Sheffield in 2003. He later worked as an Honorary Clinical Fellow in Orthodontics at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield until obtaining the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MOrthRCSED) in 2004.
He is a Fellow of a number of orthodontic societies such as The Jordanian Orthodontic Society (JOS), Arab Orthodontic Society (AOS) & The World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO), as well as being on the Board of the British Universities Alumni Association (BUAA) from 2008-2014. He has been on the organizing committees of several dental & orthodontic conferences since 2005, & was in charge of the Jordanian Orthodontic Society’s Internet & Multimedia Committee between 2007-2013, creating its first official website, as well as being Head of Jordan Dental Association’s Conferences Bureau Secretariat (2009-2011) and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Jordan Dental Association.
He has also been Head of the Permanent Bureau of Computer & Internet at the Jordan Dental Association between 2013-2015 & on the Editorial Board of the Jordan Dental Journal (JDJ) as Orthodontic Section Editor and a Former Associate Editor for the “Advances in Dentistry and Oral Health (ADOH)” journal. He is currently the Secretary General/Treasurer and member of the Executive Board of the Jordanian Orthodontic Society for the 2020-2022 session and is a Founding Member of the Jordanian Commission for Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction.
Over the past 20 years, his major orthodontic interests have included topics such as the management of post-orthodontic demineralisation, Digital Technology related to Orthodontics – including Digital Photography, Radiography, & Practice Management Software, & has been a long-time practitioner of the MBT Treatment Philosophy & Self-ligating systems; most notably the Damon System.
In 2011, he received the 2nd Place Award for the Aesthetic Dentistry MENA (Middle East & North Africa) Awards in the Multi-disciplinary Treatment Category for joint treatment done in association with colleague & Restorative Specialist Dr. Maher Abdeljawad.
He has previously self-published two editions of the popular eBook A Short Guide to Clinical Digital Photography in Orthodontics in 2008 and 2011, Straight-Wire Orthodontics: A Short Guide to Principles and Technique , as well as the newly-published From Good to Great: The 4 Keys to Mastery of Orthodontic Finishing. He also has a very special interest in Photography – as a serious hobby – as well as Web & Graphic Design, Hiking and more recently; Blogging. He regularly lectures in multiple venues and online webinars, and is currently presenting his comprehensive Hands-On Course on Clinical Dental Photography both in Jordan & abroad. He also runs his increasingly-popular orthodontic blog; The Orthodontic Notefile.
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