A young UAE student studying dentistry in Britain, Sultan Al Ameemi, has been awarded a prize for his excellence in his studies by the British Endodontic Society, one of the top organisations in the field. The prize is the Tom Pitt-Ford Undergraduate Prize in Endodontology, named after a former editor of the society's journal, Professor Pitt-Ford.
Al Ameemi is a student at the School of Dentistry in Scotland's Dundee University.
The British Endodontic Society was founded in 1963 to promote the interchange of ideas on all aspects of pulp and root canal treatment, especially in general dental practice. It describes its objective as being: "to promote and advance endodontology to ensure that that dental and general health of the nation is both maintained and improved, and that life-long education is encouraged and facilitated".
As part of this, it promotes research, provides continuing education for dentists and seeks to encourage the provision of high quality treatment in the field. It also encourages undergraduate dental students to undertake projects related to pulp and root canal treatment.
The society also publishes the leading international scientific journal in the field of endodontology.