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 former Consultant Orthodontist in Manama, Bahrain, and former Secretary General/Treasurer of the Jordanian Orthodontic Society (JOS) and current Secretary General of the Jordanian Commission for Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction (JCOPD).
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). He has held several positions in various professional organizations over the years and has been on the organizing committees of several dental & orthodontic conferences since 2005, including:
1- A Member of the Board of the British Universities Alumni Association (BUAA) from 2008-2014.
2- In charge of the Jordanian Orthodontic Society’s Internet & Multimedia Committee between 2007-2013, creating its first official website http://www.jos.org.jo
3- Head of Jordan Dental Association’s Conferences Bureau Secretariat (2009-2011).
4- Head of the Permanent Bureau of Computer & Internet at the Jordan Dental Association (2013-2015)
5- A Member of the Editorial Board of the Jordan Dental Journal (JDJ) as Orthodontic Section Editor (2011-2016)
6- A Member of the Scientific Committee of The Jordan Dental Association (2016-2017)
7- A Founding Member and current Secretary General of the Jordanian Commission for Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction (JCOPD) in 2020.
8- Former Secretary General and Treasurer of the Jordanian Orthodontic Society (JOS) (2020-2023)
9- Former Part-time Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Jordan.
Over the past 24 years, his major orthodontic interests have included topics such as the management of post-orthodontic demineralization, Digital Technology related to Orthodontics – including Digital Photography, Radiography, & Practice Management Software, & has been a long-time practitioner of the MBT Treatment Philosophy & several Self-ligating systems.
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, as well as the newly-published Straight-Wire Orthodontics: A Short Guide to Principles and Technique (2014) and From Good to Great: The 4 Keys to Mastery of Orthodontic Finishing (2015).
He also has a very special interest in Photography – as a serious hobby – and has a Certificate Diploma in Photography from the Hollywood Art Institute, and has published two photography portfolio books to date; Layers of A Precious City (2013) and Wherever You Go, There You Are (2019). He is also interested in Web & Graphic Design, Hiking and more recently; Blogging, where he runs his increasingly-popular orthodontic blog; The Orthodontic Notefile. He regularly lectures in multiple venues and through online webinars about various orthodontic and clinical photography topics, and currently presents his comprehensive Hands-On Course on Clinical Dental Photography both in Jordan & abroad.