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    Prof. Sonia Ghoul-Mazgar

    Founding President of the Tunisian Association for Dental Research (TADR)

     

    • Graduated (DDS) from the Faculty of Dental Medicine of Monastir (Tunisia)
    • Doctor es Sciences in Oral and Osteoraticular Biology-Biomaterials. PhD thesis from the University of Paris 07 (France)
    • Specialized Dentist in Oral Histology and Embryology (Tunisia)
    • Practitioner in the Prosthesis service at the dental clinic of Monastir (Tunisia)
    • Founding President of the Tunisian Association for Dental Research (TADR)
    • Responsible of Research on the biology of mineralized tissues in the laboratory research “ Dento-Facial Biological and Clinical Applications” at the Faculty of Dental Medicine of Monastir, Tunisia
    • Responsible of the Laboratory of Histology and Embryology at the Faculty of Dental Medicine of Monastir • Responsible of the courses in General and Oral Histology and Embryology and in Oral Histopathology at the Faculty of Dental Medicine of Monastir (Tunisia)
    • Member of the scientific council of the Faculty of Dental Medicine of Monastir since 2014
    • Reviewer in several indexed journals

     

    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE IN THE DENTISTRY FIELD?


    At the beginning, it was for the wonderful world of care, surgery and biomaterials. I was also happy to be able to treat patients, to help and to feel useful. When I realized that in some cases there were limits and that there were not always ideal solutions to propose, I converted to the limitless world of research in dentistry


    WHAT ARE THE BEST/WORST ASPECTS OF YOUR JOB?

    I think that the best aspect of my job is that I have no limits in my scientific thinking and I can wake up every day with a new working hypothesis or a new idea. I am also often surrounded by young people with lots of energy and daring. I also like to pass on my knowledge, to travel, to present my work and to meet other people and make new friends The worst aspect of my job is when I’m confronted with administrative slowness or a denial of my work


    WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

    In Monastir, in my lovely country Tunisia


    WHAT DO YOU DRIVE?

    A gray German car


    WHAT DRIVES YOU?

    Novelty, changing, discovery...


    YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?

    I’m not difficult; all the world dishes are welcome :)


    YOUR HOBBY?

    Cooking :) and Microscopy


    YOUR FAVORITE FILM?

    “Doctor Zhivago” by David Lean with Omar Sharif & Julie
    Christie


    FAVORITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

    Barcelona

     

    WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

    My readings, my meetings


    WHAT REALLY ANNOYS YOU?

    When someone tries to impose an opinion, refusing the difference, novelty or change

     
    WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?

    Delayed mails


    WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE?

    Jokes, children, animals and flowers


    YOUR BEST CHARACTERISTIC?

    Very patient


    WORST FAULT?

    Very patient too


    CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS?

    Smile, respect and work


    WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?

    Walking helps me to relax


    IF YOU WEREN’T A DENTIST, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO HAVE BEEN?

    Architect


    DO YOU READ AND RECOMMEND SMILE DENTAL JOURNAL REGULARLY?

    Yes, for several years now


    WHAT WOULD BE YOUR MOTTO IN LIFE?
    “Take your time without wasting time”