Lecturer and Head, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Dr Emeria Mugonzibwa-Mwanga
Dr Mugonzibwa-Mwanga is a lecturer at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), and is responsible for research, undergraduate orthodontics and child oral health clinical teaching and practice. She supervises research projects for undergraduate dental and some medical students. Her research interests and publications are in the areas of orthodontics, tooth emergence, caries, dental education, trauma, oral habits, temporomandibular joint(s), fluoride, cross infection and HIV. She participates in various committees and leadership opportunities in and outside the University. Currently she is the President of Rotary Club Dar es Salaam Mzizima. On the other hand, she says, being a wife and proud mother of five kids (two boys and three girls) aged 18 to 27 years in a third world country without many opportunities, her scientific advancement or productivity in various directions has been slowed, although the whole situation has inspired and motivated her to work harder. She is an avid reader of various books on gardening, beauty, politics, community and charity work, international affairs, sports, cooking and general knowledge and enjoys travelling, networking and meeting new people.