Professor Al Ismaili has a rich and broad experience spanning over 35 years. He is a highly respected Senior Consultant and Educator in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with a remarkable record. He received his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical training at Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow, UK and was successful in both the general Dental fellowship and the Oral Surgery & Oral Medicine specialty fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1987) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (1988) respectively. He also underwent fellowship training at the cranio-facial surgical unit in Adelaide, Australia in 2001.

From 1991 and for over a quarter of a century Professor Ismaili was the Chief of Dental Services in the Sultanate. Apart from his duties as a senior consultant Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon at the Ministry of Health, covering Al Nahdha, Khoula and Sultan Qaboos hospital in Salalah, he has also been a visiting senior lecturer and senior consultant at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, the Armed Forces hospital, the Royal Oman Police hospital and other private establishments.

Nationally: • Established the training of: o oral and maxillofacial surgeons o dental surgery assistants • Former chairman of the Dental Licensure Examination committee • Founding Member of Oman Dental College and its former chairman • Former chairman of the Oral & Maxillofacial residency program • Former member of the Executive Council of the Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) • Former member of the Accreditation Committee of the OMSB • Founding member of the Oman Medical Association • Founding member of the Oman Dental Society • Founding member the Oman Oral & Maxillofacial Club • Founding member of the Oman Oral & Maxillofacial society

Regionally: • Founding Member and former member of the Examination committee of the Scientific Council of the Arab Board in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Internationally: • Member, Panel of Examiners for the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS-Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow) • Member, Panel of Examiners for the Membership in Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgery (MOMS-Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow) • Fellow of the International Team of Implantogists

Core Competencies and Interests: • Dental Implantology • Dento-alveolar surgeries including surgical removal of wisdom teeth • Oral medicine and pathology • Orthognathic surgery

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