Tarun Walia

Dr. Tarun Walia did his Masters in Paediatric Dentistry (MDS) in 1997 from prestigious PGIMER, Chandigarh, INDIA. After senior residency in the same institute, he moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2001. He acquired Membership in Paediatric Dentistry from Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2003. He was awarded Fellowship in Dental Surgery from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow in 2021. Presently, he is serving as program coordinator - masters of science in pediatric dentistry and associate professor in department of clinical sciences, College of Dentistry, Ajman University, Ajman, UAE. He is a founder member of Emirates Paediatric Dental Club (EPDC) and involved in organizing and delivering lectures and hands on courses in paediatric dentistry all over the world.

Education
  • Membership in Pediatric Dentistry (M.Paed Dent) from Royal College of Surgeons of England (UK). 2003
  • Master of Dental Surgery (M.D.S.) in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (Punjab University, Chandigarh), INDIA.1997
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) from D.A.V. (C) Dental College & Hospital, Yamunanagar (Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak),INDIA.1994
  • Fellowship in Dental Surgery from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow (UK) 2021
Experience
  • Associate Professor: College of Dentistry, Ajman University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 21.02.2010 till date.
  • Specialist Pediatric Dentist: NMC specialty Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 10.07.2004 to 17.02.2010.
  • Specialist Pediatric Dentist 'A': C.S Medical Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 01.09.2001 to 11.3.2004.
  • Senior Registrar: Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry at Oral Health Sciences Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India from 20.01.1998 to 19.01.2001
  • Program coordinator, Masters of Pediatric Dentistry Program from 12.01.2020 till date
Teaching Area
  • Dental Traumatology
  • Review of literature in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Clinical Anesthesia and Hospital Pediatric Dentistry
  • Advanced Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry - I
  • Advanced Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry - II
  • Research Proposal
  • Thesis Preparation - I
  • Clinical Pediatric Dentistry - I, II, III, IV, V and VI
  • Thesis Preparation - II
Research
  • Zirconia Crowns for primary teeth
  • Pulp therapy for primary teeth
  • Fluoride in prevention of dental caries
  • Early Childhood Caries
  • Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Children
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • Walia T, Retrospective evaluation of clinical performance of NuSmile® pedodontic zirconia crowns in pulp treated primary teeth – 2 years follow up study. Presented at 26th Congress of International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, October, 2017, Santiago, Chile.
  • A split mouth clinical study evaluating stainless steel crowns and primary zirconia crowns in pulp treated primary molars. Presented at 25th Congress of International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, July 2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK).
  • Randomized control trial comparing three esthetic full-coronal restorations in primary Incisors. Presented at 24th Congress of International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, June 2013, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Tooth coloured esthetic crowns for extensively decayed primary dentition - Presented at AEEDC, February 2014, Dubai, UAE
  • Dilemma of nonvital teeth during mixed dentition period – Retain OR Remove. Presented at AEEDC, February 2015. Dubai, UAE
  • Treatment options for non-vital immature traumatized teeth, Advancing excellence in dental care 2011. College of Dentistry, Ajman University of Science & Technology, April 2011 (Ajman, UAE).
  • Pediatric Dentistry - A clinical Art – simplified CME program organized by college of dentistry, Ajman university of Science & Technology, 5 Jan 2010 (Ajman, UAE).
  • Updates in Paediatric dentistry. Presented at continuing medical education programme, Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah, UAE.14 Nov 2008 (Ajman, UAE)
  • A review of Glass Ionomer Cements in Primary Dentition. Presented at Emirates Medical Association – Dental Society, RAK Dental symposium, 2 Feb 2008 (Ras Al Khaimah, UAE)
  • Behaviour Management in Paediatric Dentistry. Presented at Dental Day, 2007, 2 Feb 2007 (Ras Al Khaimah, UAE)
  • Implementation strategies for training school children on oral health - A comparative evaluation. Presented at 3rd Triennial Commonwealth Dental Association & 54th Indian Dental Association Congress, 28 Jan-1 Feb.2000 (New Delhi).
  • Clinical Performance of Space Maintainers in Primary & Mixed Dentition Period presented at 39th National Conference of the Indian society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, September 2017, Chennai, India
  • Extra Coronal Full Coverage Restorations for Primary Dentition presented at 40th National Conference of the Indian society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, October 2018, Chennai, India
  • Comparative Evaluation of Tensile Bond Strength of Luting Cements Used For Posterior Primary Zirconia Crowns. Presented at 27th Congress of International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, July 2019, Cancun, Mexico.
  • Complexities in Long Term Management of Tooth Avulsion in Growing Patients. Presented at Joint Symposium of Emirates Endodontic Society & Emirates Pediatric Dentistry Club. May, 2019, Dubai, UAE.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD)
  • Founding Member of Emirates Pediatric Dentistry Club
  • Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
  • Indian Dental Association
  • Best paper award at 3rd Triennal Commonwealth Association & 54th Indian Dental Association Conference, New Delhi- Feb, 2000.
  • Best Graduate of BDS course for the batch1989-93 by M. D. University, Rohtak. India
  • Merit certificate awarded by Indian Society of Periodontology (1993) for standing first in the subject of Periodontia in M.D. University, Rohtak, India
  • Merit certificate awarded by the Indian Society of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry (1993) for standing first in the subject of Pedodontics in M.D. University, Rohtak. India
  • Ex-Member, Membership Committee, Board of International Association of Pediatric Dentistry