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Dr. Betul Rahman Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • Periodontology

Research Interests:

  • My research interest is on periodontal diseases and its impact on systemic health of patients and effect of systemic conditions on periodontal tissues.


- PhD: Faculty of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara. Turkiye. 1989 - BDS: Faculty of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkiye. 1985
- 2008-To Date –Assistant Professor, College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah, Sharjah UAE - 2007-2008- Part time staff, College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah, Sharjah UAE - 2001-2006- Part time staff, Ajman University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi , UAE - 2001-2006- Consultant Periodontist, Munir Silwadi Dental Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE - 1994-2000-Specialist Periodontist, King Fahd Specialist Hospital, Buraida, KSA - 1992-1994- Specialist Periodontist, Ittefaq Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan - 1991-1992- Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkiye - 1986-1989-Research Assistant, Faculty of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkiye
Presentation in « Standardization of Teaching in Dental Clinics » UOS (May 2010) Supervisor of students’ poster session in »Toward Safer Health Care Pratice » in Multi-Professional Education event held in UOS(2011) Organizer (Scientific Committee) in The 1st and 2nd International Students’ Dental Conferences ( 2013 and 2014) External examiner in final BDS 4 exams in Ajman University of Science and Technology, UAE Observer in HAAD dental speciality licensure oral examination (2012) Lecturing in CME events in national level . Poster Judge in AEEDC Dubai ( 2010 and 2012) Editorial board member of Journal of International Dental and Medical Research (2010-2013) Advisory board member of Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Dental Sciences (2011-2012)
1. Title of the Project: Comparative anti-plaque effectiveness of antiseptic mouth rinses. PI: Betul Rahman CoPI: Sausan Al Kawas Funding Agency: University of Sharjah Amount (in dirhams): AED: 15,000 2. Title of the Project: Type 2 diabetes and periodontal disease : A comparison between diabetic and non-diabetic subjects. PI: Manal Awad CoPI: Betul Rahman Funding Agency: Hamdan Award for Medical Sciences MRG-05/2009-2010 3. Co-PI for the research project titled : The relationship of Vitamin D, VDR polymorphism and adipokines and their effects on oral health in Metabolic Syndrome. Funded by University of Sharjah.
1. Gopinath VK, Rahman B, Awad MA . Assessment of gingival health among school children in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Eur J Dent. 2014; in press 2. Rahman B, Alkawas S, Al Zubaidi EA, Adel OI, Hawas N. Comparative anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis effectiveness of a tea tree oil mouthwash and a cetylpyridinium chloride mouthwash- a randomized crossover study. Cont. Clin. Dent. 2014; 5(4):39-43 3. Rahman B, Al Kawas S. The relationship between dental health behavior, oral hygiene and gingival status of dental students in the United Arab Emirates. Eur J Dent. 2013;7(1):22-27 4. Rahman B, Abraham SB, Alsalami AM, Alkhaja FE, Najem SI. Attitudes and practices of infection control among dental students in the United Arab Emirates. Eur J Dent 2013; 7:15-9. 5. Rahman B, Hawas N, Rahman M M , Rabah A F, Al Kawas S. Assessing dental students’ knowledge of oral cancer in the United Arab Emirates Int Dental J. 2013; 63( 2):80-84 6. Abraham SB, Rahman B, Istarabadi A, AliMahmoud AH, Danielle Q. Attitudes towards use of rubber dam in private practices in the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Endod J 2012; 2(3):142-6. 7. Al Kawas S, Fakhruddin KS, Ur Rehman B. A comparative study of oral health attitudes and behavior between dental and medical students. Journal of Int Dent Med Res.2010; 3(1):6-10 8. Ur Rehman MM, Mahmood N, Ur Rehman B. The relationship of caries with oral hygiene status and extraoral risk factors. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad, 2008. 20 (1): 103-108 9. Ur Rehman B, Ur Rehman MM, Yehdek A Relationship between maternal periodontal disease and preterm birth/low birth weight: A pilot study from United Arab Emirates. Journal of the Pakistan Dental Association. 2008; 17 (4): 182-186 10. Awad MA, Rahman B, Hasan H. Body mass index and periodontal disease in diabetic patients. 91th American Dental Association Conference, US, 2014
Dental Clinical Practice 4 A Stream coordinator 2009-2015 DCP 5 A Stream coordinator 2009-2010 Member of curriculum committee 2010-2015 Periodontics specialty coordinator2009-2015 Member of Clinical Quality Assurance Committee 2011-2012 Member of Internship program committee 2012-2014 Member of College accreditation Committee 2012-2015 Member of Patient and Family Education Committee of the UDHS 2012-2015 Member of Multi Professional education Committee in the Medical and Health Sciences Colleges 2013-2014 Member of Center for Oral Health 2013-2015
My teaching in College of Dental medicine involves lecturing to 3rd,4th and 5th year BDS students broadly on periodontal diseases, their etiology, contributing factors, prevention, surgical and nonsurgical managements, effects of systemic conditions on periodontal tissues and effects of periodontal infections on systemic health, integration of periodontal treatment strategies with other disciplines of dentistry; teaching undergraduate students basic clinical skills in periodontics ,including scaling and root planning ,examination of periodontium(soft tissue examination and periodontal charting, diagnosis and treatment planning starting with the lab exercises in 1st and 2nd year and continuing in clinical practices, in BDS 3,4,and 5 further improve and apply these skills on patient management. In periodontics clinics I teach students how to incorporate periodontal treatment as part of a general treatment plan(problem based teaching).
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