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Sultanate of Oman Health and Oral Care Author: Silvia Borriello silvia.borriello@infodent.com While a number of serious challenges remain, Oman’s healthcare sector is built on solid foundations offering high-quality care to Omanis and expatriates alike. Even if still relying heavily on foreign medical expertise, as well as imported medicines and equipment, serious efforts are under way and the growing importance of the private sector will lead to plenty of opportunities for private providers and foreign medical professionals.

Slightly smaller in area than the country of Poland, the Sultanate of Oman is strategically placed at the mouth of the Gulf at the south-east corner of the Arabian Peninsula, at the confluence of the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea. It is bordered in the northwest by the United Arab Emirates, in the west by Saudi Arabia, in the southwest

by Yemen and in the south and east by the Arabian Sea. A detached are of Oman, the Ru’ūs al-Jibāl (“the Mountaintops”), separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates, lies at the northern tip of the Musandam Peninsula at the Strait of Hormuz; this territory gives Oman its only frontage on the Persian Gulf.

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