Sam Thomas Kuriadom

Sam Thomas Kuriadom

Associate Professor
Ext: 6225

Dr. Sam is a highly qualified specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He graduated and did his higher education from the Tamil Nadu M.G.R. Medical University and the Manipal Academy of Higher Education respectively. He has been admitted as a Diplomate of the National Board of Examination in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of India. He obtained his fellowships of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal Colleges in Ireland, Glasgow, Edinburgh and England. Dr. Sam brings with him over 20 years of academic experience and clinical practice. He has worked on a wide spectrum of specialty but his interest lies in maxillofacial traumatology and orthognathic surgery. He is a regular speaker at various national CMEs and professional events. He has been an examiner to numerous professional examinations and is currently an examiner for the MFD exam of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the specialty membership exam of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Education
  • FDSRCS: Fellow in Dental Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK.
  • FDSRCS: Fellow in Dental Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.
  • FDSRCPS: Fellow in Dental Surgery, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK.
  • FFDRCS: Fellow of Faculty of Dentistry (Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine),The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland.
  • MOS RCS: Membership in Oral Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.
  • DNB: Diplomate of National Board in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, National Board of Examinations, India.
  • MOMS RCPS: Membership in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK.
  • MDS: Master of Dental Surgery (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India.
  • BDS: Bachelor of Dental Surgery, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, India.
Experience
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Sharon Medical & Charitable Trust, Tamil Nadu, India, Jan 2000 to Feb 2003
  • Asst. Prof. in the Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vinayaka Mission’s Sankarachariar Dental Colege, Salem, India, Feb 2002 to Feb 2003
  • Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Dentcare Clinic, Tamil Nadu, India, Dec 1998 to Feb 2003
  • Research associate for quantifying disability criteria – Team appointed by Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, Dec 1999 to Feb 2003
  • Examiner- MFD Part 2 held in Ajman- Appointed by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, April 2015- till date
  • External Examiner – Fifth BDS- Appointed by the RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, June 2012
  • External Examiner – Fourth DMD- Appointed by Gulf medical University, College of Dentistry, Ajman, UAE, January 2012.
  • Examiner for specialist licensing exam-Appointed by Ministry of Health, UAE, Nov 2010.
  • External Examiner – Final BDS Appointed by TN Dr. MGR Medical University to JKK Nataraja Dental College, Komarapalayam, India, Nov 2002.
  • External Examiner – Final BDS Appointed by TN Dr. MGR Medical University to Rajas Dental College, Vadakankulam, India, July 2002.
  • External Examiner – Final BDS Appointed by Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangalore, India, June 2002.
Teaching Area
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Research
  • Epidemiology of maxillofacial trauma
  • Platelet Rich Fibrin / Plasma
  • Human dental pulp stem cells and its future application in regenerative medicine
Publications
  • Alexander M. Luke, Rajashree Patnaik, Sam Kuriadom, Salem Abu-Fanas, Simy Mathew, Krishna Prasad Shetty;Human dental pulp stem cells differentiation to neural cells, osteocytes and adipocytes-An in vitro study; Heliyon, Volume 6, Issue 2, February 2020, Pages e03308.
  • Varma SR, Jaber M, Aboufanas S, Thomas S, Al Hujailan RG, Al Qaoud SK. Evaluating tensile strengths of absorbable suture materials in herbal solutions: An In vitro study. J Int Oral Health 2019;11:148-52
  • Thomas, S., Alaree, A. Causes and pattern of orbital fractures in Sharjah-UAE. International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery; 2013; 42 (10):1235.
  • AbuFanas, S., Jaber,M., Thomas, S. Relationship of diabetes control to periodontal status in type 1 diabetic patients in a Libyan population- a baseline study. Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; 2010; 2(3):112-118
  • Thomas, S., Katbab,H. AbuFanas, S., Do preoperative cutaneous bleeding time test predict the outcome of intraoral surgical bleeding? International Dental Journal; 2010; 60(4):305-10.
  • Thomas, S., Eyad, S.Causes and pattern of tooth mortality among adult patients in a teaching dental hospital. Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; 2010; 2(4):160-167.
  • Mohan, M., Paul, G., Thomas, S., Jaber, M. Evaluation Of neck Node Metastasis From Oral Cancer In An Indian Population– A Comparative Pilot Study. Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; 2010; 2(1):14-23
  • AbuFanas, S,. Jaber, M., Thomas, S. The periodontal treatment need of Libyan school children in Kufra & Tobruk. Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology; 2008; 10(2): 45-49
  • Tily, E., Thomas, S. Glycemic effect of administration of epinephrine-containing local anaesthesia in patients undergoing dental extraction, a comparison between healthy and diabetic patients. International Dental Journal; 2007; 57(2): 77-83.
  • Thomas, S . Management of perioperative intraoral bleeding- A review. Indian Dentist Research and Review; 2007; 21(1): 28-31.
  • In magazines- Thomas, S. An Educated And Responsible Usage Of Antibiotics In Dental Practice- A Review; AKMG Medical Journal; 2012; (6)1:89-93.
Conference Presentation
  • Thomas, S. Problems in the clinical judgement of the dental patint, Presented at IbinSina Dental Conference, Ajman, UAE, 2017
  • Thomas, S. Sci-Fi Dentistry: A look into the future. Presented at IbinSina Dental Conference, Ajman, UAE, 2016.
  • Thomas, S. Clinical dilemmas and challenges in oral surgery. Presented at IbinSina Dental Conference, Ajman, UAE, 2014.
  • Thomas, S. Causes and pattern of orbital fractures in Sharjah-UAE. Presented at International Conference of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Barcelona, Spain, 2013.
  • Thomas, S. TMJ disorder and facial pain. Presented at IbinSina Dental Conference, Ajman, UAE, 2013.
  • Thomas, S. Avoiding complication during third molar extraction. Presented at Fujairah-MoH Dental Day, Fujairah, UAE, 2012.
  • Thomas, S. Can we understand the TMJ disorder? Presented at IbinSina Dental CME, 2012.
  • Thomas, S. Current concepts in the management of the medicalised patients. Presented at UmAlQuwain-MoH Dental Day, UmAlQuwain, UAE, 2011.
  • Thomas, S. Rehabilitation of the patient with trismus. Presented at Association of Kerala Medical Graduates CME, Sharjah, UAE, 2011
  • Thomas, S. Management of complications of dentoalveolar surgery- Part 1 & 2. Presented at the CME Session of Al Salam Group of Dental Centres, Al-Ain, UAE, 2010.
  • Thomas, S. Prevention of complications during the surgical removal of lower wisdom tooth. Presented at the CME Session of Al Salam Group of Dental Centres, Al-Ain, UAE, 2009
  • Thomas, S. Controversies & current concepts in the management of the dental patient. Presented at the CME Session of Al Salam Group of Dental Centres, Al-Ain, UAE, 2009.
  • Thomas, S. Temporomandibular Joint Arthrocentesis. Presented at the CME Session of Al Salam Group of Dental Centres, Al-Ain, UAE, 2009.
  • Thomas, S. Current Concepts in the management of the dental patient. Presented at the CME session of the Ministry of Health Ajman Medical District, Ajman, UAE, 2009.
  • Thomas, S. A Comparison of Standards of Pre-Operative Assessment in Cervical node Metastasis in Oral Cancer for an Indian Population. Presented at 8th Asian Congress on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008.
  • Thomas, S. Do preoperative bleeding time test predict the outcome of post surgical bleeding? Presented at 8th Asian Congress on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008.
  • Thomas, S. Current concepts in drug-related emergencies and altered consciousness in the dental Clinic. Presented at ‘Dental Practice 2008: An update’ CME Session of Al Salam Group of Dental Centres, Al-Ain, UAE, 2008.
  • Thomas, S. Drug-related emergencies in dental practice. Presented at the Association of Kerala Medical Graduates Continuing Education Seminar, Sharjah, UAE, 2007.
  • Thomas, S. Unconsciousness in the dental Clinic. Presented at Gulf Medical College Conference, Ajman,UAE, 2007.
  • Thomas, S. Dental Causes of Headache. Presented at the Association of Kerala Medical Graduates Continuing Education Seminar, Sharjah, UAE, 2006.
  • Temporomandibular Joint Arthrocentesis – Presented at the Approach Seminar, Ajman University of Science & Technology, 2004
  • Mandibular reconstruction using free fibular graft, presented at the XXVII National conference of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, Goa, 2001.
  • Marginal Mandibulectomy in Carcinoma of Retromolar Region – Surgical Design Vs Quality of Life, Poster presented at the XVIII Tamil Nadu State Dental Conference, Yercaud, 2000.
  • Abbe – Estlander Flap for Lip Operation, Poster presented at the XVIII Tamil Nadu State Dental Conference, Yercaud, 2000.
  • Orthognathic Surgery – Results, Poster presented at the V Mid Term National Conference of the Association of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, Mangalore, 2000.
  • Evaluation of Three Nerve Blocks – Paper presented at the XVII Tamil Nadu State Dental Conference, Madurai, 1999.
  • Temporomandibular Joint Arthrocentesis – Paper presented at the XXIV National Conference of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, Cochin, 1999.
  • Management of Recurrent Ameloblastoma – Paper presented at the XXIII National Conference of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, Hyderabad, 1998.
  • Rabdomyosarcoma of the Maxilla – Paper presented at the XXII National Conference of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, New Delhi, 1996.
  • Thomas, S. Management of pain in the dental clinic, Presented at AKMG Dental CME program, Ajman, UAE, 2018.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Life Member of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India.
  • Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education, India.
  • Member of the Asian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
  • Board member- Board of International Editorial Consultants- Journal of Orofacial and Health Sciences
  • Reviewer for Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
  • Certificate awarded for supervising the best student research project in the College of Dentistry, AUST, Ajman, 2009.
  • Faculty Excellence Award for Service