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Meet Dr. Omar Barakeh

meet dr omar barakeh

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I enjoy all aspects of my profession. But the joy I receive from working with patients to achieve their oral health and cosmetic dental goals means everything to me. There is nothing more exciting than when I see patients truly happy with their smile results. Working with each patient, and getting to know them as a fully-rounded person, allows me to learn new things, every day. I am honored to develop friendships with my patients and proud to provide them with the dental and oral health care that they need.

As a dentist, I believe in open communication between myself and those I treat. It is essential that every patient knows they can come to me with questions and concerns and that they will be heard. I strive to make sure that each patient has the information required to make educated decisions about their dental care and spend time talking with them about treatment options and the positive and negative aspects of each. Working together, giving patients the knowledge that they need ensures the best outcome.

Our dental professionals have a great sense of responsibility to those we treat. We take the time to answer questions and address concerns. Patients and their families recognize immediately from the moment they step into our practice that the quality of their experience here is of paramount importance to us. Our concern for patient comfort begins in the reception area and it continues through our treatment spaces and operatories. We are dedicated to painless dental care, using proven, leading-edge processes and techniques that guarantee a visit to our practice is a positive experience.

Education

My educational background includes:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry – Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 2007
  • Tishreen University, Lattakia / Syria, Faculty of Dentistry – Bachelor of Dental Medicine and Surgery (BDS), 2001  

Honors and Awards

I am the recipient of the following:

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Scholarship (International Honor Dental Society)
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Student Award
  • Top 5 Graduated Dentist 2001, Faculty of Dentistry, Tishreen University

Continuing Education

Staying up-to-date concerning the latest improvements and advances in my profession, as well as pursuing advanced technical training, broadens the range of options I can present to my patients. Therefore, I avidly pursue coursework, seminars, lectures, and conferences relevant to my profession and the needs of my patients. Courses I have taken have included work involving Invisalign® orthodontic treatments, and mini dental implant training. I have also performed a residency in dental implantology.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

A professional’s commitment to their discipline and those they serve is demonstrated by their willingness to work to remain continually aware of what is happening in their field. Through relationships with fellow dental providers and exchanges of information in various venues, I am able to stay abreast of clinical, technical, and research developments.

My professional affiliations include:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • American Student Dental Association
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon

Personal Life and Community Involvement

I have called Wichita, KS, my home for the many years. My wife, our child, and I, love our community and enjoy exploring all that the area has to offer. I am also an avid fan of many sports.

My love for my community compels me to offer my skills outside of work in ways that I hope will be to the benefit of its members. I am active in improving the dental awareness and health in our local community by participating in many dental outreach activities. Included among these is Give Kids a Smile, a program that offers a wide range of oral healthcare services to underserved youth. I also participate in the Kansas Mission of Mercy, part of the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation, a group that provides dental care and treatment to those who might not otherwise have access to it.

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