Okba Mahmoud

Associate Professor in Endodontology & Consultant Endodontist at College of Dentistry, Ajman University, Ajman, UAE (since 2016). Dr Okba qualified from Baghdad University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2003. He joined Newcastle University, UK in 2005 and undertook PhD programme in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry for 4 years. Dr Okba gained Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK (MFDS RCPS). He completed more clinical training in the field Restorative Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery as Senior House Officer (SHO) in the UK. Later, he joined University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2011 and was appointed as Senior Lecturer & Clinical Fellow in Endodontology until 2015. Dr Okba is a regular speaker of various national and international conferences and events; he has published several scientific abstracts and articles in several international journals in the field of Dentistry. He has over 15 years of academic experience and clinical practice, he is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, British Endodontic Society, Malaysian Endodontic Society, and International Association for Dental Research.

Education
  • MFDS RCPS (Glasg) - Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, United Kingdom (2022).
  • PhD - Clinical PhD in Endodontics, Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom (2009).
  • BDS - Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq (2003).
Experience
  • Endodontics Coordinator for Undergraduate Program (BDS) and Internship Program at College of Dentistry, Ajman University, Ajman, UAE (2017 - present).
  • Associate Professor in Endodontology & Consultant Endodontist at College of Dentistry, Ajman University, Ajman, UAE (2022 - present).
  • Assistant Professor in Endodontology & Consultant Endodontist at College of Dentistry, Ajman University, Ajman, UAE (6 years).
  • Assistant Professor & Consultant Endodontist at RAK College of Dental Sciences, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (1 yaer).
  • Assistant Professor (Endodontist) at College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE (1 year).
  • Senior Lecturer (Specialist Endodontist) in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (4 years).
  • Senior House Officer (SHO) in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Hull Royal Infirmary, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, and Scunthorpe General Hospitals, UK (1 yaer).
  • Senior House Officer (SHO) in Restorative Dentistry at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK (1 yaer).
  • Dentist (Rotational) at Al-Karama Specialised Dental Centre “Al-Karama Hospital”, Baghdad, Iraq (1 yaer).
Teaching Area
  • Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics & Dental Biomaterials.
Research
  • Endodontics & Dental Biomaterials Research
  • Postgraduate Supervision: Masters (4) & PhD (1) level projects in Endodontics and Dental Biomaterials.
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • Comparative Analysis of Canal Aberrations Using Different Rotary Systems in Simulated S-shaped Canals: A Hybrid Technique. (Oral Presentation). The 99th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the 50th Meeting of the AADR and the 45th Meeting of the CADR virtual experience! 21st -24th July 2021.
  • Working Length Determination: The IQ Ecosystem. Live Webinar with DENTSPLY Sirona/USA, 17th September 2020, Ajman University, Ajman, UAE.
  • When to Treat, When to Refer and When to Extract. Live Online Lecture & Workshop, 10th July 2020, Organized by Global Education Development Centre – DHCC, Dubai.
  • Effectiveness of different techniques in removing smear layer from the root canal: A Scanning Electron Microscope study (Poster Competition). International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC), 4th - 6th February 2020, Dubai, UAE.
  • Improving Your Endodontics: Lecture & hands-on course covering modern thinking on endodontic treatments at 4th International Conference of Pharmacy & Medicine (ICPM) was held on 19th November 2019 at College of Dentistry, Ajman University, Ajman, UAE.
  • Endodontic Complexity and Case Selection – Introducing the E-CAT (Oral Presentation / Invited Speaker) at 3rd Abu Dhabi Ambulatory Healthcare International Congress was held on 19th October 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • ProTyper Next: A safer and reproducible choice for better shaping of the root canal system (Lecture and Workshop) at 3rd Abu Dhabi Ambulatory Healthcare International Congress was held on 18th October 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Comparison of Canal Transportation and Centering Ability of OneCurve, WaveOne Gold & ProTaper Next using Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT): An in Vitro Study (poster presentation). The European Society of Endodontology (ESE), 12th - 14th September 2019, Vienna, Austria.
  • Root Canal Medicament: Non-setting Calcium Silicate-based Cement. The Iraqi Association of Oral Research (IAOR)/The Iraqi Division of the IADR, 4th international scientific meeting, 6th – 7th August 2017, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Root Canal Medicament: Mixture of Calcium Silicate-based Cement and Chlorhexidine Gel (oral presentation). The 95th International Association for Dental Research Congress (IADR), 22nd - 25th March 2017, San Francisco, California, USA.
  • The Effectiveness of Different Remineralizing Agents in Reduction of Dentine Permeability–In Vitro Study (poster presentation). International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC), 2nd-4th February 2016, Dubai, UAE.
  • Comparison between Dental Arch Dimensions and Forms in Complete Dentures and Natural Dentition (poster presentation). The 94th International Association for Dental Research Congress (IADR), 22nd - 25th June 2016, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • Calcium Silicate-based Cement (CSC) as Root Canal Medicament (poster presentation). The 28th Annual Scientific Meeting, International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Southeast Asia Division (SEA), and the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting, South East Asian Association for Dental Education (SEAADE), 11th - 14th August 2014, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Chemical analysis of recent types of Calcium Silicate-Based Cements (oral presentation). The British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR), the British division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), 9th - 11th September 2013, Bath, UK.
  • Concentration of trace elements in Portland-type cements (oral presentation). The 88th International Association for Dental Research Congress (IADR), 14th - 17th July 2010, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Long term solubility of Portland-type cements with and without serum contamination (poster and oral presentation). The European Society of Endodontology (ESE), 24th - 26th September 2009, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Long term pH of Portland-type cements after serum contamination (oral presentation). The Pan European Federation (PEF) of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), 10th - 12th September 2008, London, UK.
  • Serum contamination affects the surface hardness of Portland-type cements (poster and oral presentation). British Endodontic Society (BES), Spring Scientific Meeting (SSM), 8th March 2008, London, UK.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • American Association of Endodontists (AAE)
  • Malaysian Dental Association (MDA)
  • Malaysian Endodontic Society (MES)
  • International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
  • British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR)
  • European Society of Endodontology (ESE)
  • British Endodontic Society (BDS)
  • The 99th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the 50th Meeting of the AADR and the 45th Meeting of the CADR virtual experience! Which was held on 21-24 July 2021. The conference abstract has been selected as the ten finalists for the 2021 IADR Joseph Lister Award for New Investigators! a prize of $500 has been awarded. The title of the abstract was “Comparative Analysis of Canal Aberrations Using Different Rotary Systems in Simulated S-shaped Canals: A Hybrid Technique”.
  • Awarded for supervising the Best Scientific Research Project Titled “Evaluation of Root Filling Removal after Two Stages of Retreatment Procedure: A Micro-Computed Tomography Study”. Which was held on 6th June 2021 at 4th AU Students’ Research Day, College of Dentistry, Ajman, UAE.
  • Awarded for supervisor the best scientific paper project titled “Comparative Analysis of Canal Aberrations Using Different Rotary Systems in Simulated S-shaped Canals: A Hybrid Technique”. Which was held Online on 7th June 2020 at 3rd AU Students’ Research Day, College of Dentistry, Ajman, UAE.
  • Patent: Calcium Silicate-Based Cement (CSC) as Root Canal Medicament. Patent Number: PI2014703468 (2019). To evaluate the possibility of using CSC (primarily known as MTA) as a root canal medicament by retarding or impeding the setting reaction of the cement after mixing with 2% Chlorhexidine gel. This patent is registered in Malaysia and supported by University of Malaya.
  • Poster Award Competition (2nd Place Winner): The 4th International Conference of Pharmacy & Medicine (ICPM) which was held on 19th November 2019 at College of Dentistry, Ajman University, Ajman, UAE. Poster Title: Comparison the amount of apical debris extrusion associated with different retreatment systems during retreatment process of a root canal.
  • Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award 2018 at Ajam University’s Honors Assembly with celebration of Ajman University’s 30th Anniversary, Ajman University, Ajman, UAE.
  • Awarded for supervisor the best scientific paper titled “Comparison of Canal Transportation and Centering Ability of OneCurve, WaveOne Gold & ProTaper Next using Cone Beam Computed Tomography: An in Vitro Study”. Which was held on 28th April 2018 at 14th Student Scientific Conference of College of Dentistry, Ajman, UAE.
  • International Association for Dental Research (IADR), 95th General Session & Exhibition in San Francisco, California, USA (23rd March 2017): The abstract have been selected as the eight finalists for the IADR/AADR/CADR Johnson & Johnson Joseph Lister Award (prize of $500).
  • Poster Award Competition (3rd Place Winner): International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition - AEEDC Dubai 2016, which was held on 2nd – 4th of February 2016. Poster Title: The Effectiveness of Different Remineralizing Agents in Reduction of Dentine Permeability – In Vitro Study.