Dr. Abdullah Marghalani is an Assistant Professor in Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He received his Masters degree in Dental Public Health from Boston University. After that, he obtained his DrPH in Epidemiology from Loma Linda University. He received his pediatric dentistry training in University of Maryland Baltimore and he is a board certified in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Marghalani worked in the evidence based dentistry group within the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and co-authored several systematic reviews/meta-analyses and clinical practice guidelines. He was a co-author on two publications that won the AAPD Paul P. Taylor Award for best manuscripts. In addition to teaching and research, he is a part-time private clinician.