In Conversation With: A Sudanese Dentist In Dubai
<p>We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Sahar Elnour, a general and cosmetic dentist from Sudan, now living in Dubai. We discussed her career path, why oral hygiene is so essential to maintain good health, and discovered what makes being a dentist rewarding.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="" alt="" class="wp-image-16593" srcset=" 820w, 300w, 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /></figure> <h2>Hi Sahar. Tell us about the work you do.&nbsp;</h2> <p>I do full mouth Rehabilitation, which includes regular and cosmetic fillings, root canal treatment, simple and surgical extractions, fixed prosthesis (veneers, crowns and bridges), removable prosthesis (removable complete and partial denture).</p> <h2>What is your favorite thing about being a dentist?</h2> <p>Making people smile and be more confident with their teeth is truly the highlight of my journey as a dentist.</p> <h2>Why is oral health such an important topic?</h2> <p>Simply put, our oral health is integral to our general health. It can impair a person’s general health and exacerbate existing health conditions.</p> <h2>How can an unhealthy mouth impact our lives?</h2> <p>There are many impacts and they can be severe. Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental cavities and gum disease and are linked to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is a lifelong commitment.</p> <h2>What are your top recommendations for a healthy mouth?</h2> <p>Well, it’s not always about doing more, but about doing it the right way. We were always taught to brush twice a day, but if we train ourselves to brush our teeth after every meal, that is way better and keeping a mini floss in your pocket never hurts. It’s essential to change your toothbrush every 3 months and use a specific mouthwash prescribed by your dentist.</p> <h2>‘Dentophobia’ (odontophobia) is a common fear of dentists. How does this impact a patient’s dental health?</h2> <p>Getting a patient to come to the dentist for regular checkups is very important. I think dentists should always take the time to explain as much as possible to the patient to keep them aware of their oral health and not rush into just treating them without explanation.&nbsp;</p> <p>Patients tend to act and do something about their teeth when they understand the problem they have first and how serious it is or how it will become in the near future if left untreated. Building a trusting patient-dentist relationship is very crucial and extremely important and should last a lifetime.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="" alt="Dr. Sahar Elnour" class="wp-image-13738" srcset=" 820w, 300w, 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /><figcaption class="wp-element-caption">Dr. Sahar Elnour</figcaption></figure> <h2>Would you recommend people to take up a career in the dental field?</h2> <p>Yes, definitely, it is a very emotionally rewarding career.&nbsp;</p> <h2>What are your hopes for the future? Do you plan to move to a different country or pursue a different specialty or career?</h2> <p>I hope to be more experienced and continue striving to learn new things and stay mindful of new technologies and findings in my field.</p> <p>Yes, to maybe move to a different country to see what dentistry is like on the other side of the world. I don’t think I can ever pursue a different career. I hope to stay practicing dentistry until I am old and grey!</p> <p></p> <h4>Want to take your healthcare career overseas?</h4> <p>If you want to be like Dr. Sahar Elnour and take your healthcare career international, create your FREE Digital CV on today and get noticed by international healthcare employers and recruiters!</p> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button is-style-fill"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background wp-element-button" href="" style="border-radius:100px;color:#f5f5f5;background-color:#00497a" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Create my Digital CV now!</a></div> </div>