Al-Namankany, Abeer

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Abeer Al-Namankany
Source of Influence: Science & Technology
Status: Featured in current year

Dr Al-Namankany made history when she became the first person in the world to create pediatric dentistry and psychology inquiries to measure and treat dental anxiety using drug-free psychotherapy methods, a method used to protect patients from the risks of general anesthesia and the side-effects of the medicine used for sedation. She is the winner of six Distinguished Clinical and Research Awards including from: The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow; The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (The Research Prize) and The Young Researcher’s Prize of the Emirates Medical Association. Other than her medical excellence, Dr Abeer is a social activist and a defender of women’s and children’s rights.