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    Editor-in-Chief

    Nikolaos A Chrysanthakopoulos

    Nikolaos A Chrysanthakopoulos
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , Greece
    Email: nikolaosc@hotmail.com; nchrysant@med.uoa.gr
    Tel: +30-2610-225288
    Fax: +852 3580 1603

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    Executive Editors

    Mohamed Abdullah Jaber
    Prof/ Program Director
    Oral Surgery
    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
    United Arab Emirate
    mjaber4@hotmail.com
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    Prof Mohamed A. Jaber BDS, PhD, MSc, FDS RSC Ed., FDS RCD Eng., FDSRCPS Glasg, MFDTRCSE. Dr. Mohamed Abdullah Jaber was the professor and head of the Surgical Sciences Department at the Dental College of Ajman University of Science and Technology. He was also the Director of Quality Assurance and Institutional effectiveness Unit of Ajman University of Science and Technology. His clinical work includes management of patients with oral mucosal diseases, salivary gland diseases, TMJ diseases and trigeminal neuralgia. Management of patients with oral premalignant lesions and patients with oral epithelial dysplasia, chronic facial pain patient, and performing oral surgical procedures under local with or without sedation (IV) and general anaesthesia. Dr. Jaber has many publications in peer-reviewed journals. And act as peer reviewers for many journals which includes Journal of Cancer Detection and Prevention, Journal of Applied Oral Science, Journal of Investigative Pathology, Ibnosina Journal of Medical Basic Science, Cancer Epidemiology, Indian Journal of Dental Research, Oral Oncology, Medical Journal of Case Report, International Journal of Oral Sciences, Saudi Dental Journal, BioMed Central Journal, Hospital Psychology Journal, Int Journal of Paediatric Dent, European Journal of General Dentistry, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of Cranio-Maxillary Diseases, Applied Scientific Reports and Annual Research Review in Biology (ARRB). He serve as academic editor of Applied Life Science International Journal and Associate Editor/Editorial Board member of Austin Journal of Autism & Related Disabilities, Open Journal of Stomatology, Applied Scientific Reports, J of Dental Problems & Solutions, Aperito Journal of Oral Health & Dentistry, International journal of Oral and Dental Health and International Journal of Experimental Dental Science His research interest includes Oral epithelial dysplasia, Oral pre-cancer, facial trauma Facial pain and dental education. Dr. Jaber also received numerous awards including Al-Awais Award for Scientific Research and selected as Fellow by the Academy of Dentistry International Ohio, USA. This is in recognition for the outstanding achievement in the field of dentistry and for the services to the profession. Currently Prof Jaber is the director of the oral surgery graduate program at Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine, MBR University for Medicine and Health Sciences.

    Research interest: Oral Precancer, Oral Epithelial Dysplasia, Facial Pain,Facial trauma, Dental Education

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    Editorial Board

    Hakan Kamalak
    Professor
    Restorative Dentistry
    Firat University
    Turkey
    hakankamalak@hotmail.com
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    Kamalak H. was born in 1988 and achieved his DDS degree in Faculty of Dentistry  from Ankara University in 2011. He gained his PhD in 2015 and his professorship in 2015.

    Employment

    On 11 November 2015, Professor Kamalak H. became the first President of Restorative Dentistry at Fırat University.  Prior to his appointment as President, he was an expert dentist at İnönü University (since 2012)

    Research and teaching

    Hakan Kamalak’s scientific production is extensive, including more than 45 scientific articles in international and national publications.

    He has served as a referee for several scientific journals, including Medical and Dentistry. He has extensive teaching experience and led to the establishment of Fırat Universit, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry in Turkey. Meanwhile, Hakan is the President of the International Oral Research Association (ORAD).

     
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    Andre W Machado
    Associate Professor
    School of Dentistry
    Federal University of Bahia
    Brazil
    awmachado@gmail.com
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    Vesna Ambarkova
    Senior Scientific Associate
    Department of Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry
    Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
    Macedonia
    vesna.ambarkova@gmail.com; vambarkova@stomfak.ukim.edu.mk
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    Senior research fellow d-r Vesna Ambarkova has received her McS  in Ss.Cyril & Methodius  University during the period of 1994-2004. She has received Ph.D from Ss.Cyril & Methodius University in 2015. Currently, she is working as teaching assistant  in the Department for preventive and pediatric dentistry at the Ss.Cyril & Methodius University. She have successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as   a member of the Coordinating body for prevention of oral diseases in children 0 to 14 years of the Republic of Macedonia for the period 2008 to 2018 designated by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Macedonia.

    Her research has included dental age estimation, oral health, DMFT scores, ethics, inform consent, fluoridated drinking water.   Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors, such as: Acknowledgement awarded for active participation in the pursuit of goals and objectives of the Macedonian Medical Association, 2000.   Acknowledgement awarded by the Faculty of Stomatology at the jubilee - 50 years of existence as  appreciation for participation in the work of the Faculty of Stomatology 2009. The winner of the certificate shown great results in scientific research in 2014 by the rector of St. Cyril and Methodius.

    She is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like  Journal of Dental Applications, Imaging Journal of Clinical and Medical Sciences, International Journal of Oral and Dental Health, Peertechz Journal of Biological Research and Development   and Austin Journal of dentistry  & expert Reviewers for journals like  Acta Stomatologica Croatica, Collegium antropologicum, Journal of Cranio-Maxillary Diseases and Journal of Theory, Journal of Dental and Oral Health, Edorium Journal of Dentistry, Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research, Annals of Forensic Research and Analysis, Journal of Nutrition and  Health Sciences, Annals of Anatomy, European Journal of Forensic Science, Allied Academies Journal, Journal of dentistry and orofacial surgery, Journal of International Society of Preventive and   Comunity Dentistrtry  and Practice of Dental Public Health. 

    She has authored many research articles, Тhe National Strategy for  Prevention of Oral Diseases for  children of 0-14 year of the Republic of Macedonia and Guidebook for Implementation of the National Strategy for  Prevention of Oral Diseases for  children of 0-14 year of the Republic of Macedonia. Ministry of Health, Department for Dental Health Care,Skopje, 2010. 

     She is a member of  Macedonian Stomatological Chamber., Macedonian Medical Society. Macedonian Stomatological Society, Member of Association of specialists in Pediatric and Preventive dentistry of the Republic of Macedonia, Member of International association of pediatric dentists, Member of International Society for Fluoride Research INC, International Association for Paleodontology. She has honored as а member of organizing committee of the 5-th Macedonian Dental Congress with International Participation, which was held in Ohrid, 2009.

    Research Interest: Rare diseases, Dental caries, Oral epidemiology, Special care dentistry

    Grants: 

    Travel grants from the European Association of Dental Public Health for participation at the Congress EADPH 2015 20th EADPH Congress

    17th-19th September 2015, 23th EADPH Congress, 18th-20th October 2018, Palam de Mallorca, Spain.

    22th EADPH Congress, 8th-10th June 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania

    24th EADPH Congress, 12th-14th September 2019 Ghent, Belgium

    ORCA Conference Travel Fellowship for attending the Congress 2015 Athens Greece

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    Shyrley Diaz Cardenas
    Professor
    Public Health
    Public Health
    Colombia
    shyrley77@hotmail.com
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    Roopali Muttagi
    Assistant Professor
    Dental Public Health
    India
    docrups@gmail.com
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    Research Interest: Preventive dentistry, paediatric dentistry, dental public health.

     
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    Deborah J Mattheus
    Assistant Professor
    School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
    University of Hawaii
    USA
    mattheus@hawaii.edu
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    Biography: Dr. Mattheus has over 30 years of experience as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner including 12 years as a nursing educator.  She is currently involved in the education of graduate nursing students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH). She serves on the University IRB committee, several committees at the SONDH and also within the community. She is an editorial board member for the Journal of Dental Problems and Solutions and the International Journal of Oral and Dental Health.

    Dr. Mattheus research has focused on improving the oral health outcomes for women and children and reducing oral health disparities in the State of Hawaii.  She has presented her research at local and national conferences and has received funding to continue her work here in the State of Hawaii.

    Research Interest: Improving Oral Health Outcomes in the Pediatric Population, Development of Oral Health Promotion Programs in Primary Care Practice and Oral Health Assessment and Managment to Improving Oral Health Status During Pregnancy.

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    Tomislav Badel
    Associate Professor
    Department of Prosthodontics
    University of Zagreb
    Croatia
    badel@sfzg.hr
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    Research Interest: A Prospective Study on Temporomandibular Disorders (Disorders of Temporomandibular Joints and Masticatory Muscles) and Other Causes of Orofacial Pain of Non-Odontogenic Etiology (Such as Trigeminal Neuralgia, Headaches, Systemic and Local Rheumatic Diseases, Syndromes Related to Cervical Spine and other Painful Symptoms in the Orofacial Region) will be based on Patients' Data Collected in Standardised Studies from 2001 to Date.

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    Nilminie Rathnayake
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Dental Medicine
    Karolinska Institute
    Sweden
    Nilminie.Rathnayake@ki.se
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    Research Interest: Human Saliva is a Fluid with Many Biological Functions, and Essential for the Maintenance of Oral Health. It is known that many Substances found in Peripheral Blood are also found in Saliva, although generally lower concentrations are found in Saliva than in Blood. With the emergence of New and Highly Sensitive Technologies, it is now possible to analyse Minute Quantities of Substances in Human Saliva. Proteomics Technologies have allowed the Determination of over 1,000 Proteins in Human Whole Saliva. Several Studies Report Local and Systemic Biomarkers Appearing in Saliva, Including Electrolytes, Blood Products, Enzymes and Tissue Destruction Molecules, Inflammatory Markers as Well as Proteins Putatively Associated With Deadly Diseases.  Much of the Early Research on Saliva Focused on its Local Biomarker Function, as an Indicator of Periodontal Health. Support for the use of Saliva for the Detection of CVD and Myocardial Infarction is Built on the Framework that many Serum Biomarkers Associated with Inflammation, Atherosclerosis, Plaque Stability, and Myocardial Damage are known and appear in Oral Fluids. 

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    Swati Ahuja
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Prosthodontics
    UTHSC College of Dentistry
    USA
    sahuja@uthsc.edu
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    Research Interest: Implant Overdentures, Hybrid Restorations, Restorative Space in Implant Overdentures and Cone Beam CT in Dental Practice

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    Tolga Fikret Tozum
    Associate Professor
    Department of Periodontics
    University of Illinois
    USA
    ttozum@uic.edu
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    Research Interest: Clinical Studies Including Health and Diseased Implants, Peri-Implant
    Crevicular Fluid, Enzymes and Bone Turnover Markers Around Dental Implants, Computerized Tomographic Bone Density Changes. Impact of Different Types of Loading on Implant Stability, Marginal Bone Loss and Nitric Oxide Metabolism. Dental Implant Stability with Resonance Frequency Analysis Devices and Mobility Measuring Device. Comparison of Hydrophilic & Hydrophobic Implant Surfaces.

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    Gianni Frisardi
    Professor
    Orofacial Pain Centre
    Medical and Dentistry Center
    Italy
    frisardi@tin.it
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    Biography: Gianni Frisardi has completed his bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Dentistry in 1983 and 1987 respectively at the “La Sapienza” University in Rome. In 1993 he attained a Master in Bioengineering and his experimental thesis “Mandibular Kinematics has been awarded by the ENEA Institute. He worked for several years in the trigeminal neurophysiology laboratory in order to transfer the know how in the field of the gnathology. He published papers in reputed journals and in 2014 was candidated as Editor by the World Dental Federation for the International Dental Journal. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Rome, Chieti, Ancona and currently at the University of Sassari in the Department of Masticatory Rehabilitation and Orofacial Pain.

    Research Interest: Gnathology, Temporomandibolar Disorders, Orofacial Pain and Orthodontics.

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    Khamis Ahmed Hassan
    Professor
    Department of Restorative Dental Sciences
    King Saud University
    Saudi Arabia
    khamis_hassan@yahoo.com
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    Research Interest: Bond strength of composite resins, microleakage and repair, Placement techniques for composite resins, polymerization shrinkage and curing lights, Adhesive resins and resin cements, Bleaching of discolored teeth. 

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    Zakirulla Meer
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontic Sciences
    King Khalid University
    Saudi Arabia
    drzak786@yahoo.co.in
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    Dr. Zakirulla Meer completed his BDS in 2003 from the KGF College of Dental Sciences, KGF, India, and completed his masters (MDS) in Pediatric Dentistry from prestigious College of Dental Sciences (CODS), Davangere in 2007. Presently working as Assistant Professor in College of Dentistry King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Zakirulla Meer has authored over 50 scientific articles, and serves as a reviewer/board member to many national and international journals. He has also attended many conferences and has also been the chair person and judge for poster presentations & scientific paper presentations at various national conferences. He is also an active speaker at various national and international conference. He is an active member of various committees dealing with scientific research, student welfare, social causes, environmental issues, sports activities in the college. He was awarded the best paper award by faculty at 13th Annual Research Day held at King Khalid University in 2018. He is a life member of ISPPD (Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry) and SDS (Saudi Dental Society).

    Research Interest:  Teaching, Clinical Research in Pediatric Dentistry, dental caries, Pulp Therapy, Dental Traumatology, Surveys, Epidemiology.

    URL:  Google Scholar Link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=C76xznIAAAAJ&hl=en
    Research gate Link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Zakirulla_Meer 
    Publons Link: https://publons.com/researcher/1701097/m-zakirulla/

    List of Publications:

    1.    Zakirulla M, Uloopi K.S, Reddy V.V. Subba. “Invivo comparison of reduction in bacterial count after caries excavation with three different techniques”. J Dent Child, January/April 2011;78(1):31-35.
    2.    Shashikiran ND, Reddy VV, Yavagal CM, Zakirulla M. Application of Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in contemporary pediatric dentistry. J Clin Pediatr Dent 2006; 30(4): 283-286.
    3.    Sadatullah S, Odusanya S, Mustafa A, Abdul Razak P, Abdul Wahab M, Meer Zakirulla. Prevalence of Mesiopalatal Cusp in the upper molars (Caravelli trait) in Saudi Arabian school students. Int. J. Morphol 2012; 30(2):757-760.
    4.    Rafi A Togoo, Nasim VS, Zakirulla Meer, Syed Yaseen. Knowledge and practice of pulp therapy in deciduous teeth among general dental practitioners in 2 cities of southern Saudi Arabia. Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research. July 2012; 2(2):119-123.
    5.    Sachin B. Mangalekar, Tajammul Ahmed, M Zakirulla, Halawar Sangmesh Shivappa, F. B. Bheemappa, Chandrashekar Yavagal. Molariform Mesiodens in Primary Dentition. Case Rep Dent. 2013; 2013:750107. doi: 10.1155/2013/750107. Epub 2013 Mar 31.
    6.    Yaseen SM, Togo RA, Zakirulla M, Al-Dheer AM, Al-Futaih MA, Al-Jalal AA, Al-Qahtani NA. Dental erosion among 12-15-year-old school boys in southern Saudi Arabia. Arch Orofac Sci 2013; 8(1):1-6.
    7.    Zakirulla Meer. Malocclusion in deciduous dentition of Saudi children: A cross-sectional study. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science 2012. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science 2012; 11(4): 343-346.
    8.    Al-Hammadi AA, Al-Rabai NA, Togoo RA, Zakirulla M, Alshahrani I, Alshahrani A. Knowledge, attitude, and behavior related to use of miswak (Chewing Stick): A cross-sectional study from aseer region, Saudi Arabia. Contemp Clin Dent 2018 Jun; 9 (Suppl 1):S64-S68. doi: 10.4103/ccd.ccd_45_18.
    9.    Rawan A Saddah, Shahad H Alhassani, Rafi A Togoo, Zakirulla M. Awareness about emergency management of dental trauma among nursing interns in Saudi Arabia. Medical Science 2018; 22(91):279-287.
    10.    Abu-Melha AS, Zakirulla M, Almojathel Alqisi AY, Qasem Khawshal AA. Evaluation of cell pack paper points before and after sterilization: A microbiological study. Int J of Med Dent 2018;22(2):144-148.
    11.    Alshahrani I, Tikare S, Zakirulla M, Mustafa A, Abdulwahab M, Sadatullah S. Prevalence of dental caries among male students aged 15-17 years in Southern Asir, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Dent J 2018 Jul;30(3):214-218. doi: 10.1016/j.sdentj.2018.03.003. Epub 2018 Apr 3.
    12.    Zakirulla M, Essa A Khormi, Hamed M Bakri, Mohammed Y Tarrosh, Mosa A Shubayr, Hussain Almubarak. “Prevalence of Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) in 7-10 year old school children in southern Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional study”. Annals of Tropical Medicine & Public Health-2018;Special Feb (2):192-207.
    13.    Shaik Mohammed Asif, Naheeda Shaik, Bhavna Barthunia, Sultan Mohammed Kaleem, M Zakirulla, Mohammed Zahir Kota and Fawaz Abdul Hamid Baig. Nifedipine induced gingival enlargement in an edentulous patient: a case report with one year follow up. BMC Oral Health. 2018 Dec 27;18(1):227. doi: 10.1186/s12903-018-0690-4.
    14.    Shaik Mohammed Asif, Shaik Naheeda, Khalil Ibrahim Assiri, Hussain Mohammed AL Mubarak, M Zakirulla, Sultan Mohammed Kaleem, Fawaz Abdul Hamid Baig, Mohammed Zahir Kota. Oral Hygiene practice and Periodontal Status among Two Tribal Population of Telangana State, India- An Epidemiological Study. BMC Oral Health. 2019 Jan 9;19(1):8. doi.org/10.1186/s12903-018-0705-1.
    15.    M Zakirulla, Amerah Bedah Muraih, Amjad Ali Al-whlan, Ohood Saeed Almerei, Rasha Hussain Al-zahrani, Abdulaziz Bedah Alshahrani, Allah Baksh Meer. Dental students’ knowledge and practices regarding antibiotic prescribing guidelines in children in Abha, KSA: A cross sectional study. Medical Science, 2019, 23(96), 179-184.
    16.    Sharaf ALOTHMAN, Shatha MOHAMMED, Nada ALRABAI, Asma ASIRI, Ibrahim ALSHAHRANI, Rafi TOGOO, M ZAKIRULLA. Variation in the buccal surface morphology of primary first molars among Saudi children. Int J Med Dent 2019;23(1):74-78.

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    Hai Ming Wong
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Paediatric Dentistry Unit
    Paediatric Dentistry The University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    wonghmg@hku.hk
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    Research Interest: Social Impact of Child Oral Health, Dental Development and Anomalies, Children with Special Health Care Needs.

     

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    Olusegun Alonge
    Dental Director
    College of Dentistry
    University of Illinois
    USA
    oalonge@healthpoint-tx.com
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    Research Interest: Epidemiology of Oral Cancer, Dental Caries, Dental Trauma, Periodontal Disease.

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