Hello and welcome to the Dental Health Tree Website, where we hope to provide you with important tips on dental health and oral hygiene.
My name is Dr Omer El-Hamdoon, and ever since I was a child I wanted to become a health professional. My father being a medical doctor, probably inspired me – coupled with the fact that in my culture being a doctor is seen as a high societal achievement.
My father qualified in 1971 and he spent a long time trying to pass his membership exams on his road to becoming a consultant. Seeing the long hours, he had put in to pursuing his goal, made me want to take a shorter version of health provision. This is where in my (10 year old) mind I decided that becoming a dental health professional would be the best option.
The reasons (I would explain for over a hundred times) is that when you complete Dental School you will be ready to go and start working, which is unlike medicine. Yet, you will have the same (or similar) prestige as being a medical doctor.
So, with this in mind I went on to do my O Levels (yes a long time ago!), then my A Levels; and accepted an offer to study dentistry at the University of Sheffield in 1993.
I graduate in 1998, and ever since I have been working as a dental health professional in differing titles including an associate and a principal dentist, dental surgeon and maxillofacial doctor.
YOUR TEETH…MY PASSION
“I can’t imagine looking down people’s mouths!” is a phrase I have heard thousands of times, literally.
Believe me, I have seen some really grotty mouths in my time, and so in this regards: nothing phases me. However, I am driven by helping people to discover “pain free” dentistry and transform their confidence by transforming their smiles.
Teeth are an important part of a person’s image, and after the eyes, people scan the mouth to see your smile.
The number of people that I have helped continues to be a driving momentum for me to carry on this profession.
WHY DENTAL HEALTH TREE?
This site is written and overseen by myself with a purpose of providing dental advice to help patients get the most out for their teeth.
My goal is to keep you updated on dental health products and provide advice from my perspective as an experienced dental health professional.
If you ever need some help, or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
DR OMER EL-HAMDOON, BDS MMedSci
The Dental Health Tree