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Your Path to Success: Essential Books for DHA Exam Preparation

Jun 04, 2024 3 min read
DHA Exam Preparation Books

Key Takeaways:

  • Choose books specifically designed for your medical profession or specialty, whether you are a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or allied healthcare professional. Targeted resources help you focus on relevant topics and streamline your preparation.
  • Complement your study with practice questions, mock exams, and question banks. Regularly test your knowledge and identify areas that require further attention.


Embarking on a career in the healthcare sector is a noble pursuit, and for healthcare professionals aspiring to work in Dubai’s thriving medical landscape, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) exam is a crucial step. 

The DHA exam serves as a gateway to obtaining the necessary license to practice in Dubai, enabling healthcare professionals to contribute their skills and expertise to one of the world’s most dynamic healthcare systems.

As with any licensing exam, thorough preparation is vital to excel in the DHA exam. Among the plethora of study materials available, books stand as timeless and dependable resources that provide in-depth knowledge, structured learning, and targeted preparation.

This blog will explore the top books recommended for DHA exam preparation, catering to various medical professions, and equip aspiring healthcare professionals with the tools they need to succeed in this significant milestone. 

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1. An Introduction to Orthodontics, Third Edition, Laura Mitchell, 2007, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2. Contemporary Orthodontics, Fourth Edition, William R. Proffit, Henry W. Fields and David M. Sarver 2006, Saint Louis: Mosby, Inc.

Operative Dentistry:

1. Textbook of Operative Dentistry/L. Baum, Ralph W. Phillips, Melvin R. Lund.Philadelphia: Saunders, 1995.

2. Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: AContemporary Approach, Third Edition, Summitt, James B.,

3. Robbins, William J., Hilton, Thomas J., Schwartz, Richard S. Quintessence Pub. Co

4. Sturdevant’s Art & Science of Operative Dentistry (Hardcover) by Theodore M. Roberson (Editor), Harold O. Heymann (Editor), Edward J. Swift Jr.(Editor) Publisher Mosby

Removable Prosthodontics:

1. Complete Denture 5th Edition By Rahn, Hartwell.

2. Boucher’s Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients 10th ed.

Fixed Prosthodontics:

1. Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics 4th edition By Rosensteil

2. Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics 3rd Edition by Shillinburg


1. Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology by Michael G. Newman DDS, Henry TakeiDDS,

Fermin A. Carranza Dr. Odont

2. Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry

Dental Materials:

1. Philips Science Of Dental Materials: 11th Edn. – Kenneth J. Anusavice. Publisher:

Elsevier Science

2. Restorative Dental Materials 12 Edn. Robert G. Craig Publisher: CV Mosby, 2006


1. Pediatric Dentistry Infancy Through Adolescence By Pinkham,J.R., 4th Edition,2005

2. Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent By: Macdonald, R.E.AND Avery,D.R 8TH Edition

,2005; Mosby Co,LLC

3. Fundamental of Pediatric Dentistry By: Mathewson RJ, Primosch RE Third Edition, 1995


1. Endodontics By Ingel 6th edition

2. Pathways of the Dental Pulp 10th Edition by Cohen and Burns

Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology:

1. Oral Pathology A Textbook of Oral Pathology by Shafer W. Hine M. and Levy B. 4th edition, W.B Saunders Co., Philadelphia 2009 Edu.Elsevier India, New Delhi

Oral Surgery:

1. Peterson Principle of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery By Peterson

2. Local Anesthesia in Dentistry


Preparing for the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) exam is a challenging yet rewarding endeavour for healthcare professionals seeking to make their mark in Dubai’s thriving healthcare sector. 

As we conclude our exploration of the top books for DHA exam preparation, it becomes evident that the right study materials can make a significant difference in one’s success.

By selecting textbooks tailored to their specific profession or specialty, aspiring doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and allied healthcare professionals can build a solid foundation of knowledge.

Let’s embark on this journey together to unlock a world of possibilities and make a positive impact on Dubai’s healthcare landscape.

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Dr. Akram Ahmad
Dr. Akram Ahmad
about the author

Dr. Akram Ahmad is a clinical pharmacist and lecturer with over 10 years of teaching and research experience across various subjects of medicine in India, Malaysia and Australia. He is an educationist and a medpreneur with extensive knowledge of the global healthcare diaspora. Through his articles, videos and engaging sessions, he always aims to impart unexplored knowledge about the healthcare world to interested students and professionals.