Maha Hashim

Maha qualified from one of the top dental schools in the UK (Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ School of Dentistry part of King’s College London) with honours in 2007. Her determination and passion for dentistry has led her to drive for excellence in her studies and beyond. During her undergraduate years she was awarded the David Frank Sturdee Prize for Prosthodontics and, in her final year, was awarded the Newland Pedley Medal for her clinical thesis and case presentation.

In 2010, Maha gained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and also began to fulfil her interest and journey into the medico and dento-legal world with a Masters in Medical Law (LLM) from Cardiff University, which she acquired in 2012. Since then she has always been interested and determined in making a change in the dento-legal world.

In 2014, Maha spent time teaching as an honorary clinical instructor at Tufts University in Boston, USA. She returned to the UK later that year and has since continued working in general dental practice while also continuing her professional development with various courses in implants, restorative dentistry and aesthetic dentistry. 

The opportunity to co-chair the Dental Defence Society is the beginning of Maha’s determination to make a positive change in the dento-legal world and for DDS to be the defence organisation that puts dentists’ interests first. Maha’s ability to help deal with stressful complaints by analysing the situation, thinking clearly and strategically to arrive at an amicable solution is known by her colleagues and her advice is sought and respected by her peers.