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Muhammed Yunes Hajeer

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
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The World Federation of Orthodontists announced that the scientific research team supervised by the Palestinian doctor and researcher Muhammad Younis Hajeer won the Thomas M. Graber Award for the best article in orthodontics.

The research titled, "Evaluation of the effectiveness of low-energy laser versus paracetamol-caffeine in the control of osteoarthritis pain and changes in oral health-related quality of life in patients with Class I malocclusion: a three-arm randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial".

The article was selected from among a huge number of articles published in this magazine in 2022, which were carefully evaluated by a jury.

Dr. Hajir congratulated his team, which included researcher Dr. Amer Oweida, Associate Professor Dr. Rashad Murad, Professor of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Damascus University, and Professor Dr. Rabab Al-Sabbagh from the University of Hama, pointing out that this victory increases an additional point that counts for the balance of Arab researchers in general and orthodontists in particular. .

Regarding the criteria adopted by the jury in selecting the winning article each year, Dr. Hajeer to Al-Awda News Network: The criteria for awarding the Thomas Graeber Prize for the most distinguished article depends on several criteria: including the impact on the profession, its relevance and closeness to professional practice, in addition to originality, the scientific methodology used, and the way the results are presented and discussed. Alhamdulillah, the article was very strong in all of these criteria.

Dr. added. Hajeer to Al Awda News Network: The winning team will be honored in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in a morning ceremony on April 24, 2023 on the sidelines of the American Congress of Orthodontists.

It is noteworthy that Dr. Muhammad Yunis Hajeer was born in Kuwait in 1972, a Palestinian-Syrian residing in Syria, whose origins are from the town of Tira Haifa in Palestine. He obtained a dental degree from the University of Aleppo in 1995 with the first rank in the country and with a grade of excellence, and he obtained a doctorate in orthodontics. From Britain in 2003 from the University of Glasgow. He also previously obtained a master's degree in scientific research and biostatistics in health and social care sciences from the British University of Sheffield.

He won the first prize for the best scientific research presented at the “British Orthodontic Conference” at the level of the “United Kingdom” in 2001. He published the first book entitled “Foundations and Methods of Scientific Research in Medical Sciences.” The fifth edition was published by Dar Al-Quds in 2022, and it was also used As an international arbitrator in a large number of international journals in dentistry during the period between 2003 and 2023.

He received an award of honor and a certificate of appreciation from the Syrian Private University at a ceremony held in July 2019 for the professors who contributed to raising the international classification of the university through their published research.


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