To improve the oral health and meet the maxillofacial surgical needs of vulnerable, underserved, or at-risk populations


To lead and support projects, practices, and policies that promote oral health and prevent oral disease of the vulnerable, underserved, or at-risk population.



Dental Care Service Delivery:

Our therapeutic dental care for refugees and displaced populations is pivotal in clinics located in Jordan, Kurdistan, Lebanon, Greece and North Syria, where we:

  • Implement guidelines to maintain high service standards.
  • Provide training and education to local providers.
  • Equip clinics with essential dental tools and technology.
  • Develop support systems for urgent care needs outside regular mission schedules.


Dental Mission:

SAMS orchestrate six primary dental missions annually across Jordan, Lebanon, Greece, and North Syria, serving approximately 500 patients every mission.

Our dental missions support existing services and provide urgently needed care, including:

  • Dental extractions.
  • Pediatric full-mouth rehabilitation surgeries.
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgical care.
  • Comprehensive restorative and periodontal treatments.

Cranio Maxillofacial Missions:

Based on need assessment studies, SAMS also deploys multispecialty surgical teams consisting of maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, orthodontists, and dentists. These teams utilize advanced innovations such as surgical virtual reality and 3D printing to treat complex conditions including:

  • Congenital deformities
  • Facial reconstruction post traumatic injuries
  • A variety of tumors excisions (jaw, parotid and thyroid)


Affordable Health Initiative Collaboration

SAMS dental committee and SAMS Jordan office team, are planning a pilot program, in collaboration with the UK based Affordable Health Initiative, that will target children aged 6-8 at selected schools in Zatari camp. This is a simple, affordable and scalable school based health promoting project with a focus on dental and oral care. This initiative serves as a foundation for potential expansion, eventually aiming to cover all schools within the camp. We plan to use the data gathered from Zaatari camp experience to refine and scale our services across the region

Key Activities

  • Offering Sealants, Silver Diamine Fluoride, and Fluoride Treatments for school aged children.
  • Oral Health Community Worker Programs to enhance access to care, coupled with dietary and hygiene counseling.
  • Comprehensive oral health education for children and adults.
  • Regular tooth brushing initiatives within schools.
  • Periodic health screenings for comprehensive care access.
  • A robust referral system to connect individuals to necessary and affordable dental services.
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SAMS Dental Committee

Hazar Jaber, DDS, MBA Chair of the Dental Committee

Joseph Krajekian, DMD, MD, FAAOMS, DABOMS Chair of the Craniomaxillofacial Committee

Rouzana Hares DDS, MBA, MAGD

Fouad Al- Sabeq, DDS, MS

Othman Shibly, DDS, MS, Miles for Smiles

Kholood Al Abed, DDS

Aziz Salim, BDS

Samer Hejlaw, DDS, MSD

Khaled Sinjab, DDS, MS

Maher Jandali, DMD, MD, MOS

Rania Shaltoni, DDS

Mohamed Hamzeh, DDS

Rohi Atassi, DDS