Raghad Adib Hashim

Raghad Adib Hashim

Associate Professor
Ext: 6394

Dr. Raghad Hashim has joined the Dental College of Ajman University in 2000. Currently, she is an Associate Professor and the Head of Growth and Development Department. She has received both of her Ph.D. (2007) and Master degrees (1999) from Otago University, New Zealand. Her main interest is child-centered dental research to improve the oral health and treatment experiences of children. She has had published and presented nationally and internationally many research projects. Her research findings were recognized and honored by receiving ten national and international awards.

Education
  • Ph.D. - Otago University, New Zealand (2007)
Experience
  • Associate Professor: Head of Growth & Development Department; Head of Research Committee - Ajman University, Ajman, UAE [2013 - present]
  • Assistant Professor: Head of Growth & Development Department; Head of Research Committee - Ajman University, Ajman, UAE [2008 - 2012]
  • Lecturer: Growth & Development - Ajman University, Ajman, UAE [2000 - 2007]
Teaching Area
  • Within her teaching responsibilities, she was the coordinator and course instructor of the Introduction to Oral & Dental Diseases; and Preventive Dentistry. In addition to organizing the School Health Program in the Emirate of Ajman.
Research
  • Her main research area is dental epidemiology with emphasis on epidemiology of dental caries and risk factors in addition to selecting interventions and strategies for the prevention, control of oral diseases and promotion of oral health.
Publications
  • Hashim, R. Salah, A. Mayahi, F. Haidary, S. Prevalence of postural musculoskeletal symptoms among dental students in United Arab Emirates. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2021; 22 (1): 30.
  • Hashim, R. Mathew, L. Rustom, S. Amer, F. Odeh, R. Emergency Medical Care in Dentistry: A Cross sectional Analysis of Competencies for Undergraduate Students. International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science. 2021; 11(1): 33-38
  • Hashim, R. Amer, A. Rahim, N. Awareness and knowledge of Dental Students about Sterilization\ Disinfection of Extracted Human Teeth. Journal of International Dental & Medical Research. 2021; 14(1): 248-252.
  • Hashim, R. Salah, A. Odeh, R. Forensic Odontology: Knowledge and Attitude of Dental Students in Ajman. The Open Dentistry Journal. 2020; 14: 515-519
  • Hussain, A. Hashim, R. Khamees, A. Knowledge of tooth avulsion first aid management among parents residing in UAE. Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences. 2020; 19: 1-12
  • Hashim, R. Salah, A. Hamid, A. Hamad, A. Slieby, K. Reasons for permanent teeth extraction in United Arab Emirates. Journal of International Oral Health; 2019; 11(5): 304-308.
  • Ahmad, S. Petrou, M. Alhumrani, A. Hashim, R. Splieth C. Prevalence of Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization in an Emerging Community, and a Possible Correlation with Caries, Fluorosis, and Socioeconomic Status. Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry. 2019; 17(4): 323-327.
  • Hashim, R. Abo-Fanas, A. Al-Tak, A. Al-Kadri, A. Abu Ebaid, Y. Early Detection of Oral Cancer- Dentists’ Knowledge and Practices in the United Arab Emirates. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2018; 19 (8), 2351-2355.
  • Hashim, R. Al-Dallal, S. Child physical abuse: Perception and responsibility of dentists living in the United Arab Emirates. European Journal of General Dentistry. 2018; 7:31-34.
  • Hashim, R. Shaltoni R, Kamal L and Khanfar F. The role of acupuncture in the treatment of prosthodontic patients with a gagging reflex. European Journal of General Dentistry. 2016; 5:53-57.
  • Hashim, R. and Ismail S. Self-reported smoking cessation interventions among dental practitioners: cross-sectional study. European Journal of General Dentistry. 2016; 5:53-57.
  • Abu-Fanas, A. Hashim, R. and Al-Ali, S. Orthodontic Treatment Needs Among 9-12 years old children in the Emirate of Ajman, UAE. Journal of Advanced Oral Research; 2015; 6(3):39- 43.
  • Hashim, R. and Akbar, M. Gynecologists’ Knowledge and attitudes regarding oral health and periodontal disease leading to adverse pregnancy outcomes. Journal of International Society of Prevention and Community Dentistry; 2014; 4(3):166- 172.
  • Hashim, R. and Ibrahim, M. Oral health attitudes and behavior among dental students in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Journal of International Dental & Medical Research; 2013; 6(2):84-87.
  • Hashim, R. and Al-Ani A. Child physical abuse: assessment of dental students' attitudes and knowledge in United Arab Emirates. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry; 2013; 14:301-305.
  • Al-Hadi, D. Hashim, R. and Al-Ali, F. Dental students' attitudes to the use of rubber dam in United Arab Emirates. Journal of International Dental & Medical Research; 2013; 6(1):20-24.
  • Hashim, R., Williams, S., and Thomson, WM. Oral hygiene and dental caries in 5- to 6-year- old children in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Dental Hygiene; 2013; 11(3):208-215.
  • Hashim, R and Al-Ali, K. Health of dentists in United Arab Emirates. International Dental Journal; 2013; 63(1):26-29.
  • Hashim, R. Physicians' knowledge and experience regarding the management of avulsed teeth in United Arab Emirates. Journal of International Dental & Medical Research; 2012; 5(2): 91-95.
  • Raza, M and Hashim, R., Dental erosion in 5- and 6-year-old school children and associated factors: A pilot study. Journal of International Dental & Medical Research; 2012; 5(1): 36-40.
  • Hashim, R. Investigation of mothers’ knowledge of dental trauma management in United Arab Emirates. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry; 2012; 13(2):83-86.
  • Al-Ali, K and Hashim, R. Occupational health problems of dentists in the United Arab Emirates. International Dental Journal; 2012; 62(1):52-56.
  • Hashim, R. Self-reported oral health, oral hygiene habits and dental service utilization among pregnant women in United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Dental Hygiene; 2012; 10:142-146.
  • Hashim, R., Williams, S., and Thomson, WM. Severe early childhood caries and behavioral risk indicators among young children in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry; 2011; 12 (4): 205-210.
  • Hashim, R., Mahrouq, R., and Hadi, N. Evaluation of dental waste management in the Emirate of Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Journal of International Dental & Medical Research; 2011; 4 (2): 64-69.
  • Hashim, R. Dental trauma management awareness among primary school teachers in the Emirate of Ajman, United Arab Emirates. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2011; 12(2): 99- 102.
  • Hadi, I and Hashim, R. Factors associated with the utilization of prosthetic dental restoration at Ras-Al-Khaimah dental center, UAE. Dental News Journal. 2011; 18 (1): 19-22.
  • Hashim, R., How to protect your teeth from “acid”? Health Journal. 2011 Feb: 32-33.
  • Hashim, R., Fitzgerald, R, Schafer, C, Thomson, WM. Mothers’ understanding of dental- caries related feeding practices and children’s use of dental care in Ajman. Social Science and Dentistry Journal. 2010; 1(2): 97-107.
  • Hashim, R., Williams, S., Thomson, WM., and Awad, M. Caries prevalence and intra-oral pattern among young children in Ajman. Community Dental Health Journal. 2010; 27 (2): 109-13.
  • Hashim, R., Williams, S., and Thomson, WM. Diet and caries experience among preschool children in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. European Journal of oral sciences; 2009; 117: 734-740.
  • Tahami, A and Hashim, R. Basic infection control procedures in dental practices in Sharjah, UAE. Dental News Journal. 2009; 16 (4): 24-28.
  • Hussain, A. Hashim, R. Khamees, A. Knowledge of tooth avulsion first aid management among parents residing in UAE. Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences. 2020; 19: 1-12.
  • Hashim, R., Thomson, WM., and Awad, M. Prevalence of dental caries among young children in the Arab countries. Dental News Journal. 2008; 15 (1): 17-26.
  • Hashim, R., Thomson, WM., Awad, M and Ayer, K. Caries experience of preschool children in UAE: Review and policy recommendations. Dental News Journal. 2007; 16 (1):20-26.
  • Hashim, R., Thomson, WM., Ayer, K., Lewsely, J., and Awad, M. Dental caries experience and use of dental services among preschoolers in Ajman, UAE. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 2006; 16: 257-262.
  • Hashim, R. Patient satisfaction with dental services provided by Ajman University, United Arab Emirates. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2005; 11 (5-6): 913-921.
  • Hashim, R. Xerostomia – what can be done? Dental Medium. 2003; 11(1): 9-11.
  • Hashim, R., Thomson, WM., and Pack, ARC. Smoking and periodontal diseases among young adult. Dental News Journal. 2002; 11(4): 9-21.
  • Hashim, R., Thomson, WM., and Pack, ARC. Risk factors and oral health. Journal of Dental Research. 2002; 81: Special Issue B; 327-331.
  • Hashim, R., Thomson, WM., and Pack, ARC. Smoking in adolescence as a predictor of early loss of periodontal attachment. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology Journal. 2001; 29(2): 130-135.
  • Thomson, WM., Hashim, R., and Pack, ARC. The prevalence and intra-oral distribution of periodontal loss of attachment in a birth cohort of 26-year-olds. Journal of Periodontol. 2000; 71(12): 1840-1845.
Conference Presentation
  • Hashim, R. Rustom, S Amer, F. Medical emergency in the dental practice: Are we prepared? Presented at the 4th International Conference of Pharmacy and Medicine (ICPM) Ajman- UAE, 2019.
  • Abufanas, A. Hashim, R. Abufanas, S. Abdeen, H. Mohamad, F. In-vitro shear bond strength and clinical failure rate of metal brackets bonded with three different bonding systems. Presented at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 2019 Annual Session. Los Angeles - USA, 2019.
  • Abufanas, A. Hashim, R. Matin, S. Alkhafaji, S. Ridha, N. Assessment of orthodontic treatment need for children aged 6-12 compared with parents and children perception of existing malocclusion. Presented at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 2018 Annual Session. Washinton - USA, 2018.
  • Hashim, R. Minimally invasive dentistry- a new frontier in clinical practice. Presented at Abu Dhabi Dental Conference. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018.
  • Al-Ani A. Hashim, R. Splieth C. Schiffner U. Child physical abuse: knowledge of dental students in Hamburg. Presented at the Deutscher Zahnärztetag. Germany, Nov. 2017.
  • Hashim, R. and Al-Dallal S. Dentists’ involvement in identifying child abuse in United Arab Emitares. Published in the International Dental Journal; 2017; 67(S1);142. Presented at the FDI World Dental Congress, Madrid, Spain, 2017.
  • Haidary,S. Petrou, M. Hashim,R. Alhumrani,A. Splieth Ch. Comparison of Molar-Incisor Hypominaralization Prevalence in Dubai/United Arab Emirates and Greifswald/Germany Presented at the 12th Congress of the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Sopot, Poland, 2014.
  • Hashim, R. Children oral health in United Arab Emirates. Presented at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013.
  • Hashim, R. Dental trauma management awareness among primary schools teachers in the Emirate of Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Presented at the International Symposium Osteology, Cannes, France, 2011.
  • Hashim, R. Risk indicators for sever Early Childhood Caries in United Arab Emirates. Presented at the World Congress On Preventive Dentistry (WCPD), Phuket, Thailand, 2009.
  • Hashim, R. Parental risk attitudes and caries-related behaviours among pre-school children in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Presented at the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2009.
  • Hadi, I. and Hashim, R. Prevalence of various type of prosthetic dental restoration among prosthetic departments’ patients at Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK) Dental Centre, United Arab Emirates. Presented at the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) Dubai, United Arab Emirate, 2009.
  • Tahami, A and Hashim, R. Infection control measures among dentists practicing in UAE. Presented at the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2009.
  • Hashim, R. Mahrouq, R. Hadi, N. Dental waste management in Ajman, UAE. Presented at the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2009.
  • Hashim, R. The prevalence of sever Early Childhood Caries and its relationship to child and family characteristics, dietary habits, oral hygiene practices. Presented at the First Jordanian and the Seventh Arabic Congress of Pediatric Dentistry, Dead sea, Jordan, 2008.
  • Hashim, R. Qualitative techniques to investigate mother’s oral health knowledge in Ajman, UAE. Journal Dental Research 85: Special issue(A): 2007 Presented at the "85th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR". New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2007.
  • Hashim, R. Oral health, socio-economic status, dietary habits of young children in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Presented at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirate, 2007.
  • Awad, M. Hashim, R. Subeihi, E. Oral health of Arab children. Presented at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirate, 2007.
  • Al-Ali, K and Hashim, R. Occupational Health Problems among Dentists in United Arab Emirates Presented at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirate, 2007.
  • Hashim, R. Caries experience of preschool children in UAE : Review and policy recommendations. Presented at the "84th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR". Brisbane, Australia, 2006.
  • Hawas, N., and Hashim, R. Oral health knowledge of school’s teachers in the northern Emirates, UAE. Presented at the "84th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR". Brisbane, Australia, 2006.
  • Al-Mashhadani, S and Hashim. R. The Oral Health Status of Dental Students in Ajman University, UAE. Presented at the "84th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR". Brisbane, Australia, 2006.
  • Hashim, R. Oral health of young children in Ajman, UAE. Presented at the "83rd General Session & Exhibition of the IADR". Baltimore, MD, USA, 2005
  • Hashim, R. Early childhood caries in children aged 5-6 years in Ajman, UAE. Presented at the "22nd Conference of Arab Medical Union in Europe". Ajman, UAE, 2005.
  • Hashim, R. The use of dental services among preschoolers in Ajman, UAE. Presented at the Continuing Education Program. AUST, Faculty of Dentistry, 2005.
  • Hashim, R. Quality of care in Dentistry. Presented at “The Old and New In Dentistry” approaching seminar. AUST, Faculty of Dentistry, Al-Ain campus, 2003.
  • Hashim, R. The concept of risk in Dentistry. Presented at “The Comprehensive Approach for Oral Dental Health” approaching seminar. AUST, Faculty of Dentistry, Al-Fujaira campus, 2002.
  • Hashim, R. Oral Health and Risk Factors. Presented at the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC – 2002).
  • Hashim, R. Smoking in adolescence as a predictor of early loss of periodontal attachment. Presented at the International Conference on Evidence Based Practice in Dentistry (KuADR). Kuwait University, Kuwait, 2001.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Venus International Woman Award - Distinguished Woman in Health and Medical Sciences for the contribution and achievement in the field of dental research –VIWA 2020.
  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award. Presented at the 1st session of the Honors Assembly -Ajman University 2017.
  • HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Award for Distinguished Medical Research in the GCC (First Prize Winner) presented at the 33rd session of HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Award, UAE, 2017- presented by HH Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimy.
  • HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Award for Distinguished Medical Research in the GCC (Second Prize Winner) presented at the 31st session of HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Award, UAE, 2015.
  • HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Award for Distinguished Medical Research in the GCC (First Prize Winner) presented at the 29th session of HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Award, UAE, 2013 – presented by HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Award for Distinguished Medical Research in the GCC (First Prize Winner) presented at the 28th session of HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Award, UAE, 2012.
  • Arab Dental Faculties Award, for the best scientific research, conducted by the dental faculties’ member working in the Arab universities for the year 2008. Beirut, Lebanon, 2008.
  • Giddon Award for Distinguished research in Behavioural Sciences presented in 85th General Session of the IADR. New Orleans, USA, 2007.
  • International Association of Dental Research/Colgate Research in Prevention Award, presented in the 83rd General Session of the IADR". Baltimore- MD, USA, 2005.
  • Sultan Al-Owais Award for the best medical research in UAE (First Prize Winner) presented at the 15th session of Al-Owais Award for Studies & Scientific Innovation, Dubai -UAE, 2005.
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  • CERTIFICATES OF MERIT / APPRECIATION
  • Performance Excellence Certificate for Excellent Achievement in Research & Scientific Publication; from the former Assistant to the President of AU for External Relations. December 2015.
  • Performance Achievement Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Research; from the former Vice-President & CEO of AU. November 2015.
  • Annual Faculty Evaluation Certificate; for Outstanding Academic Distinction; from the former AU HR Manager August 2015.
  • Research Accomplishment Excellence Certificate for Excellent Performance in Research & Scientific Publication; from the former Assistant to the President of AU for Academic Affairs. June 2014.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from President of the Research, Information, and Training Council for contributing in assessing the graduation projects presented in 10th Students Scientific Conference of AU held in Sheikh Zayed Center for Conferences and Exhibition, Ajman, UAE, May 2014.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Chairman of AEEDC conference for the outstanding contribution as Judge in AEEDC Conference, Dubai, UAE, February 2014.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Chairman of AEEDC conference for the outstanding contribution as Judge in AEEDC Conference, Dubai, UAE, February 2013.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Dean of College of Dentistry, Sharjah University for contribution as Judge in the 1st Students' Dental Conference, Sharjah, UAE, April 2012.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Dean of College of Dentistry, AU for contribution towards the joint dental conference by College of dentistry, AU and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), UAE, April 2012.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from President of the research, information, and training council for contributing in assessing the researches presented in 7th Approach Students Scientific Conference of AU held in Sheikh Zayed Center for Conferences and Exhibition, Ajman, UAE, May 2011.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Chairman of AEEDC conference for the outstanding contribution as guest speaker in AEEDC Conference, Dubai, UAE, March 2009.
  • Certificate of Merit from the former president of AU, for supervising the best scientific paper of AU, presented in the 4th Approach Scientific Conference of AU held in Sheikh Zayed Center for Conferences and Exhibition, Ajman,UAE, May 2008.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from President of the research, information, and training council for contributing in assessing the researches presented in 4th Approach Scientific Conference of AU held in Sheikh Zayed Center for Conferences and Exhibition, Ajman, UAE, May 2008.
  • Certificate of Merit from the former president of AU, for supervising the best scientific paper of AU, presented in the 2nd Approach Scientific Conference of AU held in Sheikh Zayed Center for Conferences and Exhibition, Ajman,UAE, May 2006.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the former President of the Research, Information, and Training Council for contributing in assessing the papers presented in 2nd Approach Scientific Conference of AU held in Sheikh Zayed Center for Conferences and Exhibition, Ajman, UAE, May 2006.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for presenting a scientific paper in the Continuing Education Program, of AU held in Sheikh Zayed Center for Conferences and Exhibition, Ajman, UAE, November 2005.
  • Letter of Appreciation from Secretary General, research, information and training council AU, for chairing the research team and winning the first prize of Al- Owais Award for Studies & scientific innovation for the year 2005.
  • Letter of Appreciation from Secretary General, research, information and training council AU, for chairing the research team and winning the first prize of Al- Owais Award for Studies & scientific innovation for the year 2005.
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  • SCIENTIFIC MEMBERSHIP & LICENSES
  • Head of Growth & Development Department; Faculty of Dentistry, Ajman University.
  • Member of the Research Ethical Committee; Ajman University.
  • Member of Curriculum Development Committee; Faculty of Dentistry, Ajman University.
  • Member of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR).
  • Member of the Iraqi Dental Association.
  • UAE Ministry of Health (MOH) - Specialist practicing license