Firas Hussein Abdulsalam Elmsmari  5301

Firas Hussein Abdulsalam Elmsmari

Assistant Professor
Ext: 055 6661023

Dr Firas Elmsmari obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Bachelor's Degree (DDS) from Ajman University, UAE in 2012. Afterwards, he began working as clinical instructor in Endodontic 4th and comprehensive 5th year clinics in Ajman University, UAE between 2013 to 2016. Dr Elmsmari completed his maters in the International University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain in 2019, obtaining the title of European Master's Degree in Endodontics, as one the few programs recognized by the European Society of Endodontology (ESE). Subsequently he worked as a clinical instructor and assistant lecturer in the European Master's Degree in Endodontics between 2019 to 2020. In 2020 he became a Specialist Member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), one the few residing in the UAE. He obtained the title of Doctorate in Health Sciences (PhD) in Endodontics with distinction from the International University of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona in 2021, culminating in the procurement of a European product patent and a wining several grants by the European Regional Development Fund. Dr Elmsmari has several publications in Endodontic journals with the highest impact factor and is a devoted researcher in the field of Endodontics with special focus on vital pulp therapy and the application of nanoparticles in Endodontics as an innovative drug delivery system.

Education
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery Bachelor's Degree (DDS), Ajman University, UAE, 2012
  • European Master's Degree in Endodontics (MSc), International University of Catalonia, Spain, 2019
  • Specialist Member, European Society of Endodontology (ESE), Norway, 2020
  • Doctorate in Health Sciences (PhD), International University of Catalonia & University of Barcelona, 2021
Experience
  • Clinical instructor, Ajman University, UAE, (2013-2016)
  • Bruker Micro-CT User Training, Bruker Micro-CT, Belgium, (2018)
  • Research methodology l & II, International University of Catalonia, Spain, (2019)
  • Clinical instructor & Assistant lecturer in the European Master's Degree in Endodontics, International University of Catalonia, Spain, (2019-2020)
  • Pre-clinical and clinical instructor, University of Sharjah, UAE, (2020-2021)
  • Assistant professor, Ajman University, UAE, (2021-till date)
Teaching Area
  • Pre-clinical Endodontics
  • Clinical Endodontics
  • Vital pulp therapy
  • Nanoparticles in Endodontics
  • Primary and secondary root canal treatments
  • Surgical root canal treatments including: intentional replantation, apical surgeries, root amputation and autotransplantation,
  • Cracked tooth syndrome
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
Research
  • Endodontics
  • Vital pulp therapy
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Nanoparticles application in Endodontics
  • Cracked tooth syndrome
  • Root canal instrumentation and shaping ability of different systems
  • Micro computed tomography (Micro-CT)
  • Primary and secondary root canal outcome
  • Surgical root canal retreatment
  • Selective root canal retreatment
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • Presenter of Clinical oral communication entitled “Orthograde Root Canal Retreatment For Severly Curved Upper Maxillary First Molar” at the Congress ORALTHBCN 2017 in Barcelona – Spain (May 2017)
  • Participation at the European Society of Endodontology 18th Biennial Congress held in Brussels - Belgium (September 2017)
  • Presenter of Clinical oral communication entitled “Retreatment of a maxillary rst molar with severe curvatures” at the AEDE (Spanish Society of Endodontics) 38th National Endodontic Congress in A Coruña – Spain (November 2017)
  • Presenter of Clinical oral communication entitled “Autotransplantation and Radix entomolaris: A multidisciplinary approach” at the AEDE (Spanish Society of Endodontics) 39th National Endodontic Congress in Malaga – Spain (November 2018).
  • Presenter of Clinical investigation entitled “Retreatment of bioceramic sealers: an invitro study” at the Viernes Endodoncia of the Master in Endodontics of University of Valencia Valencia – Spain (November 2018).
  • Participation at the AEDE (Spanish Society of Endodontics) 40th National Endodontic Congress in Valencia – Spain (November 2019).
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Specialist Member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE)
  • Member of the Spanish Society of Endodontics (AEDE)
  • Part I National Dental Board Exam (American Dental Association)
  • Part Il National Dental Board Exam (American Dental Association)
  • Winner of the european grant given by the European Regional Development Fund / Agencia de Gestió d'ajuts Universitaries Investigació (AGAUR) (January 2019). PhD project entitled “Nanoparticles: the next step in endodontics medicaments.” Winner of the grant Agencia de Gestió d'ajuts Universitaries Investigació (AGAUR) given by European Regional Development Fund Fons Europeu de Desenvo-lupament Regional (FEDER).
  • Winner of the Journal of Endodontics Annual Awards Presented During the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) Annual Meeting (USA). (March 2020). Winner of the Journal of Endodontics Awards in the category of Systematic and Scoping Reviews as the best systematic review of the year presented in the American Association of Endodontists 2020 annual meeting for the systematic review “Outcome of Partial Pulpotomy in Cariously Exposed Posterior Permanent Teeth: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” published in September 2019 in the Journal of Endodontics
  • Winner of the valorization projects grant presented by the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) Barcelona (January 2021). PhD project entitled “Nanoparticles: the next step in endodontics medicaments.” was elected as a winner of the valrioaztion orojects grant prestned by the European Regional Development Fund “Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)” through Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
  • Journal of Endodontics Annual Awards Presented During the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) Annual Meeting (USA). (March 2021). Article entitled “Outcome and Survival of Endodontically Treated Cracked Posterior Permanent Teeth: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” published in february 2020 in the Journal of Endodontics was selected as an honourable mention in the category of Systematic and Scoping Reviews of the year in the the Journal of Endodontics awards presented in the American Association of Endodontists 2021 annual meeting
  • Specialist member of the Libyan Dental Syndicate (Bengahzi, Libya)
  • Dubai Health Authority Dental License (DHA) (Dubai)
  • Department of Health Dental License (DOH) (Abu Dhabi)
  • European patent for the product entitled “Composition comprising nanoparticles, method for the preparation of a composition comprising nanoparticles and uses of the composition for dental treatment.” Patent number (#EP20382504) (June 2020)