Success Story

Dr. Faifi

Dr. Mohammed Alfaifi

After the doctor graduated from the College of Dentistry at King Khalid University with honors and first among the graduates of the 2015–2016 batch, Dr. Alfaifi joined the pre-specialization training program from 2018–2019, as this period served as the first building block for achieving the ambition to complete the specialization in one of the most prestigious programs in the United States of America. During this period, he participated in many student activities and volunteer work that had a significant impact on understanding society and building good relationships within the university and outside of it.
After the doctor was accepted into the specialty and master's programs, the scientific journey began with researching a master's thesis, where the doctor worked on a research thesis under dual supervision between Loma Linda University and the University of Washington. The doctor completed all research requirements in the first year, and the thesis was defended early during the specialization and fellowship period.

During this period, the doctor participated in many scientific activities, including scientific posters and lectures. The doctor published and participated in 6 scientific research papers published during this period that were published in high-ranking journals.

During the period of specialization and fellowship, the doctor was chosen to teach some courses and supervise clinics for graduate students. The doctor was chosen as the head of graduate students between 2021 and 2022 and a member of the personal interview committee for the year 2022. During this period, the doctor presented many scientific courses and lectures to students at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
The successes were crowned by the doctor passing the Canadian Board exam on May 5, 2022, and obtaining the Canadian Fellowship on September 9, 2022. The doctor then joined the subspecialty program for digital dentistry and dental implants. During this period, the doctor completed the requirements of the American Board and passed the exam on November 11, 2022, obtaining the American Fellowship in Prosthodontics. It is worth noting that the doctor was the first graduate student to pass one of the parts of the American Board exam in the history of the American Board for prosthodontics during the first half of his third year in the fellowship program.

Dr. Alfaifi is recognized as one of the pioneering dentists in Saudi Arabia to be certified in digital dentistry.

Dr. Alfaifi achieved the Hans Scobal Award, which was given to the best treatment for complex cases among Canadian and American residents. His achievement was published in the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) and other Saudi media. Dr. Alfaifi hosted some of the Saudi TV programs for his achievement.