Prof Atef Shaker, Egypt
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Professor Atef Shaker is a distinguished figure in the academic dental field, with a career spanning over three decades. His journey commenced in 1989 when he joined the Fixed Prosthodontics department at Cairo University as a resident. Fueled by a passion for the intricate science of prosthodontics, he pursued further knowledge, earning his MD in 1995. This marked the beginning of his ascent in academia.

In 1995, after obtaining his MD, Prof. Shaker assumed the role of Assistant Lecturer at the Fixed Prosthodontics department, where he continued to contribute to the field through teaching and research. Undeterred by challenges, he pursued a PhD in Ceramics in 2001, demonstrating his commitment to advancing the understanding of this artistic discipline.

Throughout his career, Prof. Shaker has been a stalwart in the realms of Ceramics, CAD/CAM, and Digital Dentistry. His dedication to education and research is evident through his continuous involvement in teaching, lecturing, and supervising MD and PhD research projects at Cairo University's dental faculty. His expertise has been recognized locally and internationally, as reflected in the numerous certificates he has earned in his specialty.

As a testament to his leadership and academic prowess, Prof. Shaker served as the Dean of the faculty from 2017 to 2022. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in shaping the direction of the faculty, with a particular emphasis on integrating Digital Dentistry into education, research, and treatment strategies. This vision has solidified his legacy as a forward-thinking leader in dental education.

Beyond academia, Prof. Shaker has extended his influence as a consultant, trainer, and key opinion leader in Dental materials, CAD/CAM, and esthetic Dentistry. His collaboration with various companies and institutions underscores his impact on the practical application of dental technologies.

Currently holding the esteemed position of Professor of Prosthodontics at Cairo University, Prof. Atef Shaker continues to be a driving force in the field. His multifaceted contributions, from academic leadership to groundbreaking research and practical applications, showcase his enduring commitment to advancing the frontiers of dental science.