Dr. Hend Alqaderi
Dr. Alqaderi is featured on episode 12 of the Dental Digest Podcast. Dr. Hend Alqaderi gained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at Alexandria University, Egypt. She then completed an Advanced General Dentistry Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland in 2008. In 2016, she gained a Doctoral Degree in Medical Science and a Certificate in Dental Public Health from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, USA.
In addition to being a licensed dentist and an Assistant Clinical Investigator at the Forsyth Faculty Associates in Cambridge, USA, Dr. Alqaderi is currently a lecturer and a part-time faculty at the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She mentors post and undergraduate students in their research. Dr. Alqaderi joined Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI) in Kuwait as a public health researcher, and she is currently working on the cohort, Kuwait Healthy Life Study; a joint research between DDI and the Forsyth Institute.
Dr. Alqaderi had a decade of experience in advanced general dentistry and she was a director and a clinical supervisor of a 10-dental-chair clinic at the School Oral Health Program in Kuwait between 2008-2012. Dr. Alqaderi’s research focuses on the relationship between oral health and systemic health; she presented her research in national and international conferences and had several publications in peer-reviewed international journals.
Findings from Dr. Alqaderi’s recent publication, Association between sleep and severe periodontitis in a nationally representative adult US population: “Findings of this cross‐sectional representative study of an adult US population revealed a statistically significant association between sleep duration and severe periodontitis. In this study, individuals who slept >7 hours/night were less likely to exhibit severe periodontal disease. It also seems that this relationship was stronger among individuals with diabetes compared with individuals without diabetes.”