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Prof. Febronia K. Kahabuka


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Professor Febby Kahabuka is a Tanzanian, born in a small village west of Lake Victoria. She graduated as a dentist at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Dar es Salaam. Immediately after graduation she pursued postgraduate sandwich training between the University of Dar es Salaam and Groningen & Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Later she did her PhD in dental traumatology at the Catholic University of Nijmegen. Prof. Febby lectured in Nutrition and Oral health and Paediatric Dentistry at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Dar es Salaam. At present she lectures in Paediatric Dentistry at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).

She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Tanzania Dental Journal since 2003. She has published scientific articles in various fields of Paediatric Dentistry as well as HIV/AIDS, and has contributed two chapters in books. She has edited a book titled “Oral Health Care for Socially Disadvantaged Communities”. In September 2009 she was appointed Associate Dean, School of Dentistry, MUHAS.

She is a wife and a mother of three daughters; Gloria, Gellane and Genovive, fluent in Kiswahili and English. Two recommendations for those interested in entering the dental profession; 1. Dentistry is a noble profession. Anyone who joins a course in Dentistry will not   regret his/her decision. 2. Dentists work in the oral cavity - an important part of the human body  through which, a  human being (child) learns how to: Love, Laugh, Trust and Communicate.

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