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Minister of Health opens DLS7 Bahrain

November 4, 2022

Her Excellency, the Minister of Health, Dr Jalila bint Sayed Jawad Hassan, has stated that the Kingdom of Bahrain is becoming an internationally recognised leader in the health industry and is providing a fertile environment for scientific research pertaining to the health sector. She noted that there have been significant developments within the sector that have been seen throughout the Kingdom, with improvements made to services offered to its citizens and residents. This is in accordance with the visions and aspirations of the King, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and all are grateful for the continuous support that the sector receives from His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

This statement was made during the opening of the seventh edition of DLS Bahrain, The International Dental Conference and Exhibition, on Thursday morning. More than 500 dentists, technicians, experts and health practitioners from Bahrain, other GCC countries and the wider international community are in attendance.

In her speech, the Minister emphasised the Ministry of Health’s enthusiastic support for health and medical scientific events and conferences, which help to develop Bahrain’s health and medical sector. She noted that the DLS7 conference is one of the star contributors to the development of the field of dentistry as a result of the many prominent experts and specialists who attend. The Minister stressed what a draw the conference continues to be and how it attracts health experts from the international community who come to exchange ideas and showcase the latest developments in dentistry.

Dr Mohamed Shahda, President of the DLS7 Bahrain Dental Conference and Exhibition, explained that the conference – the seventh of its kind – has received comprehensive Gulf accreditation represented by 24 training hours from NHRA; 24 hours from the Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization and 21 hours from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.

In his lunchtime address to the conference, Dr Shahda said that the conference had become an essential scientific conduit for many health and medical organisations throughout the Gulf region. He expressed his thanks to all the conference’s patrons, supporters and sponsors drawn from both the public and private sectors, as well as the domestic and international healthcare community.

More than thirty dental specialists and consultants from Bahrain, the Gulf region and the world will address the DLS7 conference and they and the wider caucus will review the latest innovations and treatments in different fields of dentistry. These areas include orthodontics, preventive dentistry, dental implants, oral and periodontal surgeries, pediatric dentistry and many others.