Principal College of Dentistry’s Message

Professor Dr. Abid Ashar

FDSRCS (England)
MCPS – Health Professions Education
BDS (Punjab)
Principal, Fatima Memorial Hospital – College of Dentistry
Professor & Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Professor Abid Ashar has been one of the first few faculty members of FMH – College of Dentistry and brings a wealth of experience from England, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. He has previously been the Vice Principal of FMH College of Dentistry. Professor Abid Ashar, a graduate of de Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, specialized from Royal College of Surgeons England attaining FDSRCS. He has also done Membership of College of Physicians & Surgeons in Health Professions Education (MCPS-HPE).
The FMH College of Dentistry is considered as one of the best and most sought-after institution for under-graduate dentistry in Pakistan because of the highly committed and innovative faculty of dentistry. The College of Dentistry is also acknowledged as a premier post-graduate training institute for Fellowship (FCPS) of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan programs in all major clinical specialties of Dentistry. This has only been possible because of vision, efforts, and contributions of faculty and leadership including past Principals Professor Yaqoob Baig Mirza and Professor Nazia Yazdani along with the support of Major General (Retd) Noor Husain.
Professor Abid Ashar is the Professor and Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is well regarded as FCPS training center for post-graduate training. He is Lead Faculty for Educational Research of MCPS-Health Professions Education program and is a well acknowledged trainer of trainers. He is also Visiting Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore. He has a special interest in research and has published extensively in both Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental/Medical Education; and presented on various forums nationally and internationally.

MESSAGE BY THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Students

السلام عليكم

Having joined FMH – College of Dentistry in its infancy, I have witnessed the great strides our institution has taken over the years. Indeed, we can say with pride that ours is one of the premier dental institutions of Pakistan. Fifteen batches have qualified from our institution so far. By the grace of Allah Almighty, our graduates are well acknowledged, wherever they have gone; and have been excellent ambassadors for our institution.

FMH College of Dentistry boasts of having highest numbers of medical educationists among all dental colleges of Pakistan. The faculty of Dentistry is committed not only to provide best of knowledge and skills to our budding dentists and doctors, but also values professionalism in young graduates.  A customized professionalism curriculum has been introduced in this context to further this important competency. There is a sustained effort with innovations by our esteemed faculty to continuously enhance the training standards with a vision of our graduating dentists attaining the world standards.

We are aware of the burden of responsibility that the society has put on us and I am confident that we will honor this trust. We hope you, the graduates of this institution, in turn will continue to contribute to the development of profession in a cyclical way ameliorating the socio-economic and health needs of the people of our country to fulfill the mission of this Muslim Philanthropist Trust.  I can assure that our institution takes responsibility for comprehensive teaching and training of art & science of dentistry of the newly entering prospective dentists; and we welcome our new colleagues at Fatima Memorial Hospital – College of Medicine & Dentistry.

Prof. Abid Ashar. BDS, FDSRCS(England), MCPS-HPE, Dip HRM

Principal – Fatima Memorial Hospital – College of Dentistry

Professor & Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery