Dr Karim has been practising dentistry for 12 years. In 2011, he was appointed as orthodontic registrar at the Adelaide Dental Hospital. He also began his doctorate in clinical dentistry in orthodontics at the University of Adelaide, which he completed in December of 2013.
He excelled in all areas of this extensive, full-time training, which involved different aspects of contemporary orthodontics, including straight wire, tip-edge and self-ligating orthodontics, aesthetic orthodontics (Invisalign, lingual and ceramic brackets), orthognathic and early intervention orthodontics. During his final year of training, he was a clinical tutor involved in the teaching and mentoring dental students. Prior to that, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in health sciences with honours from the University of Adelaide, in conjunction with clinical tutoring.
He lived in Dubai for four years where he practised and taught dentistry at the dental school in Sharjah University. In 2006, he obtained his membership for The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. At Straight Smiles, Dr Karim designs each patient’s smile according to their most aesthetic facial outcome, giving each smile its fair share of time and effort. Dr Karim’s exceptional combination of clinical and academic experience allows him to lead every patient through the guided journey, from diagnosis and treatment planning to implementation of essential clinical skills.
Coming from his strong belief in professional development, Dr Karim is eager to attend local and international conferences to keep up with the latest orthodontic techniques with the view to deliver the best orthodontic treatments available to his patients.