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Dr.Sheela B. Abraham Academic RankLecturer

Specialization:

  • Endodontics

Research Interests:

  • Biomaterials

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1990 - Bachelor in Dental Surgery B.D.S Manipal, Mangalore University, India 1994 - Masters in Dental surgery M.D.S in Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry Manipal, Mangalore University, India 2005 - Diploma in Aesthetic dentistry and Full mouth rehabilitation New York University, USA
Feb 2007 to date - University of Sharjah, College of Dentistry Position-Lecturer 2007-2010– Department of General & Specialist Dental Practice 2007 – 2008 Stream Coordinator – Dental Clinical Practice II & III 2008 – 2009 Stream Coordinator – Dental Clinical Practice III Assistant Professor-2010 to date 2010-Stream co-ordinator of DCP4 2011 to date- Stream Co-ordinator of DCP3 Dec 1999-Feb 2007 Institution-Dr. Sunny’s Medical Center, Sharjah Position-Endodontist practitioner and General Dentist May1998-Dec 1999 Institution-Meera Medical Clinic, Sharjah Position-General Dentist 1994 – 1996 - Institution-Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, India Position-Assistant Professor in the specialty of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
1. Organising committee of the 2nd Pan Arab Endodontic Conference 2012 2. Organising committee ofg the 36th Asia Pacific Dental congress 2014 3. College Council member 2014-15 4. Member of the Curiculum Committee at the college of Dentistry 5. Stream co-ordinator for DCP3 (Dental Clinical Practice 3)at College of Dental medicine
1 .Member of Emirates Medical Association 2. Member of the FODI and IES-Federation of Operative Dentists of India and the Indian Endodontic Society 3. Member of AKMG-All Kerala Medical Graduates
1. Root canal morphology of mandibular first premolars in an Emarati population-a laboratory study Investigators: Dr Sheela Balu Abraham, Dr V.K. Gopinath Research seed grant from the University of Sharjah-15,000Dhs 14-2-2011 2. Cavity adaptation of Biodentin and MTA as cavity liners in comparison with a glassionomer cement Investigators: Dr Sheela Balu Abraham, Dr Maria Dimitra Gaintantzopoulou, Dr Eliades G. Competitive research grant from the University of Sharjah-40,000Dhs 8-12-2013
1. Invitro comparison of the shear bond strength of amalgam to tooth structure using 2 bonding agents-luting glass ionomer and 4META published in Indian Journal of Dental Research 1998 Jan-Mar;9(1):5-11 2.Attitudes and practices of infection control among senior dental students in the United Arab Emirates”-published in in European Journal of Dentistry in Jan.2013 3. Attitudes and Use of Rubber dam in private practices in the UAE- published in Saudi Endodontic Journal Nov 2012
1. Quality of life of dentists in private practices in the UAE Investigators:Aline Amini Ghadder Aref,Hadeel Al Butmah, Imran Maher, Mays Nadawi,Noha Khurshid, Yasmin Obaidi, Yasmine Tariq,Dr Sheela B Abraham and Dr Manal Awad 2. Patient’s attitude towards rubberdam Investigators- Abdel Wahab Mahmoud ,Al-Haytham Waleeed, Ali Istarabad, Danielle Quqa, Maryam Al-Shamsi, Mohammed El-Barbary ,Mohammed Saeed Waleed Sharif , Dr Sheela B. Abraham, Dr Manal Awad
Practising as a specialist endodontist at the Centre of Excellence University Dental Hospital
My goal as a teacher is to encourage students to think in a rational method so that this can be applied in unfamiliar situations; after all the goal of education is to encourage seeking answers. I believe in maintaining a good rapport with students, motivating students to give their best effort in all that they do. To care for the students as individuals and helping them to achieve their best is important for me as a teacher. I try to create an atmosphere in the classroom where students know that I am excited to teach them and they are encouraged to participate in the discussion. I use a lot of examples in the classroom recounting real life situations that I have encountered as a doctor and get the students involved in decision making concerning clinical situations. I also believe in trying to teach in a humane manner where students understand the importance of the value of human life, being empathetic with patients , instilling the value of dignity and trust in their patients.
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