29th September 2016, Dubai, UAE: Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic, the most trusted oral healthcare provider in the region opens doors to Dr. Lina Shaar, the latest addition to its team of general dentists. Dr. Lina is now seeing patients at Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic’s newest practice in Dubai Healthcare City.
Dr. Lina is passionate about providing gentle, individualized care. She enjoys helping her patients heal their pain and educating them on how they can better improve their oral health. She loves all aspects of dentistry and has many years of private practice and training in Canada and the UAE.
"I enjoy meeting new people all the time, many of whom come from different backgrounds, have fascinating jobs, and varied interests," said Dr. Lina. "It’s fulfilling to see that the work that I do directly improves my patients’ quality of life."
"I value patient feedback very much. Some patients are afraid of dentists because they have usually had bad experiences before. So when I treat them and educate them on oral care and then see them return 6 months later and they’re cavity-free and happy to visit me as their dentist, I find that very rewarding. I truly appreciate the trust that my patients have placed in me to improve their oral health."
When asked about the importance of patient education, Dr. Lina said, "I’m most passionate about educating patients on flossing. It’s surprising how few patients do it and yet it’s so beneficial and can be done just once a day for about 30 seconds. The impact that those 30 seconds per day can have on patients' oral health is so profound that I never stop telling patients to floss, floss, floss!"
Dr. Lina was a consistent Dean’s Honor Roll student and has received prestigious awards while in the university. She received her undergraduate degree (with honors) in Biochemistry from Western University in Ontario, Canada in 2005 and earned her DMD from the University of Manitoba – School of Dentistry in 2009. She is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Manitoba Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.