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Prof.Manal A Awad Vice-Dean Academic RankProfessor


  • Community & Preventive Dentistry

Research Interests:

  • Patient-based outcomes, Quality of life, Dental implants, Association between oral health & general health


1983: BDS (University of Alexandria, Egypt) 1989: MSc (University of Alberta, Canada) 2001: PhD (McGill University, Canada)
2008 : Associate Professor and Consultant (Community and Preventive Dentistry), College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah 2008 : Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, Canada 2009-2012: Head of the Department of General & Specialist Dental Practice 2005-2007: Assistant Professor, College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah 2002-2005: Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah 1999-2000: Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE 2001- 2008: Assistant Professor 1995-1997: Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada 1989-1993: Research Associate, University of Alberta 1987-1989: Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Alberta 1984-1986: Sidi Gaber polyclinic, Alexandria, Egypt
President-elect International Association for Dental Research/UAE Section (2015-2017), Editorial Board: Journal of Clinical Dentistry (2013-) Canadian Dental Association Journal (2008-) Journal of Dental Research (2006-2008) Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology Journal (2008-2011) International Journal of Oral Sciences (2008-) ISRN Dentistry (India) (2010-2012) Coordinator 2008-: School Oral Health Program 2009-2013: Sharjah Oral Health Program in Sharjah Humanitarian Centre. Reviewer: - Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Grant Office - British Medical Journal - Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology Journal - Health Education and Research Journal - Journal of Dental Research - Patient Education and Counseling Journal - Evidence Based Dental Practice - Journal of Oral Rehabilitation - Journal of the America Medical Association Invited Speaker 2014: Higher Colleges of Technology,Sharjah: Oral Health and Nutrition 2014: Interview Dental Tribune: Oral health issues in Arab populations 2014: Al-Rashid Hospital Dubai: Screening for breast cancer in Arab populations 2010-2012: McGill University, College of Dentistry. Uses of Statistics in Oral Health Research
- Cochrane Oral Health Group - International Association for Dental Research - Egyptian Dental Association - Society for Clinical Trials - International Epidemiological Association
1. Awad MA, Rahman B, Hasan H, Ali H. The Relationship between Body Mass Index and Periodontitis in Arab Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Oman Med J 2015 (in press) 2. Al Amad S, Awad MA, Nimiri O. Oral cancer in young Jordanians: potential association with frequency of narghile smoking Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2014;118:560-565 3. El Damanhoury H, Fakhruddin K, Awad MA. Effectiveness of teaching International Caries Detection and Assessment System II and its e‑learning program to freshman dental students on occlusal caries detection. Eur J Dent 2014; 8:493-497 4. Hamdan NM, Gray-Donald K, Awad MA, Johnson-Down L, Wollin S, Feine JS. Do Implant Overdentures Improve Dietary Intake? A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Dent Res 2013 92:146S-153S 5. Awad MA, Rashid F, Feine S. The effect of mandibular 2-implant overdentures on oral health related quality of life in a pragmatic international multicentre study Clin Oral Impl Res 2013 25:46-51 6. Al Amad S, Awad MA, Silverman H. Attitude of dental patients towards research participation. Eastern Med J 2013 V 21: 241-247 7. Awad MA, Morais JA, Wollin S, Khalil A, Gray-Donald K, Feine JS. Implant overdentures and nutrition: a randomized controlled trial. J Dent Res. 2012 Jan;91(1):39-46. 8. Awad MA. Third molar extraction and use of pre-post operative amoxicillin. J Evid Based Dent Pract 2012 ; 12(3):149-50 9. Awad MA. Publication bias in clinical trials. J Can Dent Assoc 2010;76:a175 10. Rashid F, Awad MA, Thomason JM, Piovano A, Spielberg GP, Scilingo E, Mojon P, Müller F, Spielberg M, Heydecke G, Stoker G, Wismeijer D, Allen F, Feine JS. The effectiveness of 2-implant overdentures - a pragmatic international multicentre study. J Oral Rehabil.2011; 38;176-84 11. Hashim R, Williams S, Thomson WM, Awad MA. Prevalence and intra-oral patterns of Early Childhood Caries among young children in Ajman. Comm Dent Health 2010;27 109-13. 12. Awad M, Kouatly M, Fakhry R. Smoking counseling practices of physicians in the UAE. Global Health Promotion 2010; 17: 8-15. 13. Pan S, Dagenais M, Thomason JM, Awad M, Emami E, Kimoto S, Wollin SD, Feine JS. Does mandibular edentulous bone height affect prosthetic treatment success? J Dent. 2010; 38(11):899-907. 14. Hydecke G, Thomason JM, Awad MA, Lund J, Feine JS. Do Mandibular Implant overdentures and conventional complete dentures meet the expectations of edentulous patients? Quintessence Int, 2008; 39(10) 803-9. 15. Awad MA, Denic S, El Taji H. Validation of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaires for Arabic-speaking Populations. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008 Sep;1138:146-54 16. Awad MA and O’Loughlin J. Physician delivery of smoking preventive counseling to young patients in the United Arab Emirates. Patient Educ Couns 2007; 67 (1): 151-6 17. Awad MA, Lund JP, Dufresne E, Feine JS. Comparing the efficacy of mandibular implant-retained overdentures and conventional dentures among middle-aged edentulous patients: Satisfaction and functional assessment. Int J Prosthodont. 2003: 16(2): 117-22. 18. Awad MA, Locker D, Korner-Bitensky N and Feine JS. Oral rehabilitations of patients in a randomised controlled clinical trial. J Dent Res. 2000: 79 (9): 1659-63. 19. Awad MA, Shapiro SH, Lund JP and Feine JS. Determinants of patients' treatment preferences in a clinical trial Comm Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2000: 28(2): 119-25. 20. Awad MA and Feine JS. Measuring patient satisfaction with mandibular prosthesis Comm. Dent Oral Epidemiol. 1998: 31: 36-
2013 - Sharjah Islamic bank Award for best paper in medical and health sciences 2009 - Distinguished Researcher Award, University of Sharjah 2008 - HH Sheikh Hamadan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Research Achievement 1998 - Morita Junior Investigator Award, Presented at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Conference, Nice, France. 1998 - Alma Mater Award, McGill University. 1978 - 1980 - Egyptian Government Scholarship.
As a university professor I translate my research knowledge and expertise to my teaching modules. I have an important role in emphasizing evidence-based decisions when evaluating treatment options and to consider individual patients’ needs, to develop appropriate care plans. To inspire my students to become more passionate about providing treatments that not only perceived as clinical successful, but also that have positive impacts on patients quality of life and their health in general.
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