Dr. Awab Alvi
DENTAL NEWS PAKISTAN: A bright young dentist from Pakistan – Dr. Awab Alvi has been elected as a Member – Standing Committee for Communications and Member Support, during the FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2013, held recently in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Awab Alvi is the son of Dr. Arif Alvi – a prominent Dental Surgeon, Member Pakistan National Assembly and Former Councilor of FDI.
On the occasion, Dr. Awab Alvi stated that he is very excited to be elected as the “Digital Strategist” for the global governing body of dentists. The central Council of FDI is composed of FDI Presidents, President-Elect, Treasurer and 10 Councilors, each one elected by the General Assembly to serve as directors of FDI World Dental Federation. The prestigious conference in Turkey was held between 28th- 31st August, and attracted a large number of delegates from numerous countries all around the world.
One of Pakistan’s leading dental surgeon and parliamentarian Dr. Arif Alvi is currently attending the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Istanbul- Turkey, where he will be concluding his second tenure as an elected FDI Counselor.
Over the past 6 years, Dr. Alvi had been elected twice, as an FDI counselor by more than 120 country delegates. During that tenure he actively participated and made valuable contributions to the numerous deliberations and initiatives of this global dental federation. He tweeted as below:
A three year old child Rayan, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a fatal form of blood cancer, which causes damage and death by of normal cells in the bone marrow, and slowly spreads to other organs
Rayan is now in URGENT need of a bone marrow transplant. He has not been able to find the perfect match which will help increase his chances of survival. Once the match is identified the donation is easy, maybe slightly inconvenient but imagine the gift of life that you will give for saving the life of a 3 year old young boy
We would like to request you to take a bone marrow compatibility test, and if a match is identified then a non-surgical method to borrow some of your bone marrow cells for infusion into Rayan
Alvi Dental Hospital well act as a collection center for anyone willing to come in for a Saliva test. we are open six days a week from 9:30am to 8:00pm walk in and someone from our team will help do the quick & painless cotton swab sampling of your cheek
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The Alvi Dental Hospital would like to announce that it will be taking new FCPS Part II trainees for the 2011-2015 session. This is a 4-year FCPS Part II program licensed under the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. The prerequisite for applying to this program is that you must be a dentist and have cleared the FCPS Part I examination. If you are interested in getting admission please apply to Alvi Dental Hospital with your CV along with your FCPS mark sheet and current photograph. To better enable us to understand you betterplease also include a handwritten summary not exceeding 400 words on what are your goals in life and why would you like to do Orthodontics and send to apply AT alvidental DOT com.
Applications should reach us by 31st December 2010. Please also intimate to us whether you would be available for an interview which may be a part of the selection process in the first week of January. The selection is based purely on merit and therefore un-solicited recommendations should not be a part of your effort, in fact it may be detrimental for your evaluation.
Sharing an interview of Dr. Awab Alvi published on TEDBlog on Friday November 5th 2010.
For years, orthodontist Awab Alvi has been an outspoken political activist via his blog, Teeth Maestro. With the onset of disastrous flooding in his native Pakistan this July, Awab traveled to the front lines, delivering food and supplies to flood victims. Though the after effects of the floods have caused personal family tragedy, Awab’s fierce love for and faith in his country make him optimistic about the future.
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The biggest hinderance for any person with crooked teeth is to have the courage to get metal braces, quite often the fear of a horrid social impact deters many from having braces, many instead choosing to live with their naturally (but crooked teeth) teeth, fearsome of the horrible wedding pictures with a “metal braces look” or even suffer work place taunting of having a “metal mouth“. At times transparent / ceramic braces may help hide a bit of the “metal braces look” but it may still not be sufficient to convince you to get the treatment.
Alvi Dental Hospital is proud to have recently entered into an association with a german company to provide high-end digitally custom fabricated lingual braces which are tuned to quickly straightening of your teeth in the shortest time possible, the lingual braces are tucked in the backside of your teeth, no one needs to know you are having braces unless you deliberately open you mouth wide enough to show them, else within a short span of time, you are guaranteed to have straighter teeth. These braces are casted in Gold alloy this enables a clean and pristine treatment without any allergic reactions or discoloration of teeth
Dr. Awab Alvi has been extensively trained in the precision treatment of lingual orthodontics during his post graduate training at Saint Louis University. The classical and older designs of lingual braces were cumbersome and the overall treatment took longer then regular braces, we at Alvi Dental Hospital never truly offered this option to our patients, Until the improvement in technology to custom fabricate these lingual braces perfectly for each person
Now with drastic improvement in technology Alvi Dental Hospital is proud to be one of the first few dental practices to offer computer precision designed lingual braces for your teeth, a huge advantage of quicker treatment without the hassles and problems of the standard (older) lingual orthodontic treatment. All without no one ever knowing that you got braces, since everything was conveniently hidden behind your teeth
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Dr Arif Alvi has been elected as a Trustee and Councilor of the World Dental Federation. The election was held in Salvador Brazil yesterday in the General Assembly in which delegates from more than 150 countries took part.
He was voted in by more than a hundred countries with a clear majority when 62% delegates casted their votes in his favor. He soundly defeated candidates from India, Brazil, New Zealand, Italy, Malaysia and Armenia. Millions are spent in the campaign for these elections by some countries with embassies and foreign ministries playing a major role, but Dr Alvi won the election without any extraneous expenses or help. Delegates gave importance to his candidature as the Asia Pacific Region had recognized him and bestowed the List of Honor award on him for outstanding contributions to dentistry.
This was the biggest congress of dentists in recent years and there were more than 10000 participants. The floods in Pakistan were also discussed in the General Assembly where it was decided to consider helping the flood victims in Pakistan similar to the effort done for Haiti by the World Dental Federation. It must be pointed out that no Pakistani or Indian has ever been elected to this prestigious position before.
On the 4th of June Karachi witnessed an amazing event in the form of TEDxKarachi organized by a team of volunteers, in which Dr. Awab Alvi as a TEDIndia fellow curated the first session of the meeting. The event was organized under the official license from the TEDx organization and showcased seven speakers who motivated the audience with their own inspirational stories in the trademark 18-minutes TED Talks. The speakers were
- Chris Anderson, Curator, TED
- Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder/CEO, Acumen Fund
- Roshaneh Zafar, Founder/CEO, Kashf Foundation
- Asad Umar, CEO, Engro
- Monis Rahman, Founder/CEO, Naseeb Networks
- Asad Rezzvi, CEO, e-Cube Global
- Joshinder Chaggar, Theater Artist
It was followed by an Op-ed by Dr. Awab Alvi published in his weekly column at Express Tribune on 11th of June. Videos and Pictures of the event can be seen at the TEDxKarachi website
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