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Dr Khaled Khalaf Associate Professor and Consultant in Orthodontics Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Orthodontics

Research Interests:

  • • Epidemiology, aetiology, diagnostic features (skeletal, dental and soft tissues) and clinical management of patients with congenital oro-facial and dental anomalies especially anomalies of tooth number and size. • Tooth size and shape of the remaining dentition • Arch dimensions • 3D facial soft tissues • Patterning and phenotype of gene expression • Tooth shape in patients with anomalies of tooth number and the design of fixed appliance technique • 3D Geometric Morphometric analysis of tooth shape in hypodontia patients • Impact of hypodontia on quality of life • Evaluation of different management strategies and clinical techniques in orthodontics • Consumer-based orthodontic treatment need and outcome • Research in Dental education

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• PhD (Sheffield, UK) • FDS (Orth) RCS (Eng): Fellowship in Orthodontics • FFDRCSI (Orth.): Fellowship in Orthodontics • M Orth RCS (Eng) • M Orth RCS (Edin) • Dip. in Orthodontics • MFDSRCS (Eng) • MFDSRCS (Edin) • MFDSRCPS (Glasg) • LDS-A (RCS Eng) • IQE • BDS • CASAP in teaching and learning (Newcastle, UK) • FHEA: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK • FDTFEd: Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Trainers, RCS of Edinburgh, UK
August 2017-Present Associate Professor and Consultant in Orthodontics, Sharjah University, UAE. February 2015-August 2017 Associate Professor and Consultant in Orthodontics, King Faisal University, KSA. April 2011-February 2015 Senior Clinical Lecturer (Associate Professor) and Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics, Aberdeen Dental School and Hospital, UK. December 2006-April 2011 Clinical Lecturer/Senior Specialist Registrar in Orthodontics, Newcastle Dental School and Hospital and JCUH Middlesbrough, UK. August 2006-Dec. 2006 Locum Consultant in Orthodontics, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland, UK. Feb. 2006- July 2006 Specialist in Orthodontics, Orthoworld, Aberdeen (part time), UK. Feb. 2006-Oct. 2006 Specialist in Orthodontics, Old Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. May 2003-Feb. 2006 SHO, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Nov. 1997-Nov. 2002 PhD student, Department of Child Dental Health (Orthodontics), and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Orthodontics, Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, The University of Sheffield, England, UK. Sep. 1990- June 1995 & July 1996- Nov. 1997 Specialist in Orthodontics, private practice, Damascus, Syria. July 1996- Nov. 1997 Clinical Lecturer/ Specialist in Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Aleppo, Syria. June 1995- July 1996 Specialist in Orthodontics, Clinical Director, Al-Hokail Orthodontic Centre, KSA. May 1993- June 1995 Specialist in Orthodontics, Damascus Dental Hospital, Damascus, Syria. Nov. 1992- May 1993 Clinical Lecturer/ Specialist in Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Damascus, Syria. Sep. 1990- Oct 1992 SPR in Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, Damascus Teaching Dental Hospital and School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria.
Currently as well as the Lead for the Orthodontic Discipline in the BDS programme in UOS I carry out professional duties as a Consultant in Orthodontics at Centre of Excellence at UOSDH
• International Association for Dental Research (IADR) • British Society for Dental Research (BSDR) • British Orthodontic Society (BOS) • Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS Eng) • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCS Edin) • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPS Glasg) • British Dental Association (BDA) • British Consultant Orthodontists Group (COG) • Scotish Consultant Orthodontists Group (SCOG) • British University Teachers Group in Orthodontics (UTG)
• Root lengths in hypodontia patients and a control group • Assessment of smile aesthetics of patients with anterior crowding and spacing
• Khaled Khalaf (2016) Supernumerary teeth-review of prevalence and characteristics. Part I. International Journal of Advanced Research, 4(11): 1356-1362. • Khaled Khalaf (2016) Supernumerary teeth-review of aetiology, sequelae, diagnosis and management. Part II. International Journal of Advanced Research, 4(11): 1363-1375. • Khaled Khalaf (2016) Review of supernumerary teeth in the maxillary incisor region. International Journal of Current Medical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2 (11): 1011-1015. • Khaled Khalaf (2016) Dental arch dimensions in patients with mild, moderate and severe hypodontia and a control group. International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science, 1(9): 338-344. • Khalaf K. (2016) Tooth size in patients with mild, moderate and severe hypodontia and a control group. Open Dentistry Journal, 10: (1): 382-389. • Khalaf K (2016). Alveolar bone height in patients with mild hypodontia. Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, 9: (1): 64-69. • Khalaf K and Larmour CJ (2015) Multidisciplinary Management of a Patient with Unusual Hypodontia: A Case Report. International Journal of Orthodontics, 26 (3): 37-40. • Khaled Khalaf, John Miskelly, Elena Voge , Tatiana V. Macfarlane (2014). Prevalence of hypodontia and associated factors: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Orthodontics, 41: 299-316. • Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, Wendy Dirks, Nicholas Jepson, Khaled Khalaf (2014). 3D - Geomorphometrics tooth shape analysis in hypodontia. Front Physiol-Craniofacial Biology, 5:154. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00154. • Khaled Khalaf (2014). Comparison of Tooth Size Discrepancies in Patients Who Have Had Upper Anterior Supernumerary Teeth and a Control Group. Journal of Orthodontic Research, 2:85-89, 2014 doi: 10.4103/2321-3825.131119. • Khaled Khalaf (2014). Factors affecting the formation, severity and location of white spot lesions during orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. J Oral Maxillofac Res, 5(1):e4, doi: 10.5037/jomr.2014.5104. • Claire L Williams, Khaled Khalaf (2013). Frictional Resistance of Three Types of Ceramic Brackets. J Oral Maxillofac Res, 4(4):e3, 2013 doi: 10.5037/jomr.4403. • Khalaf K, Smith RN, Elcock C, Brook AH. (2009). Multiple crown size variables of the upper incisors in patients with supernumerary teeth compared with controls. Archives of Oral Biology, 54 Suppl 1: S71-78. • Bu X, Khalaf K, Hobson RS (2008). Dental arch dimensions in oligodontia patients. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 134 (6): 768-72, 2008. • Brook AH, Karmo M , Elcock C, Al-Sharood M, Shah AA, Khalaf K, Robinson DL, Lath DL, Smith RN (2006). The Measurement of Tooth Morphology: Validation of an Image Analysis System. Dental Morphology, 475-482. • Khalaf K, Elcock C, Smith RN, Brook AH (2005). Fluctuating dental asymmetry of multiple crown variables measured by an image analysis system. Archives of Oral Biology, 50 (2): 249-253. • Khalaf K, Robinson DL, Elcock C, Smith RN, Brook AH (2005). Tooth size in patients with supernumerary teeth and a control group measured by image analysis system. Archives of Oral Biology, 50 (2): 243-248. • Brook AH, Elcock C, Al-sharood MH, McKeown HF, Khalaf K, Smith RN (2002). Further studies of a model for the aetiology of anomalies of tooth number and size in humans. Connective Tissue Research, 43: 289-295. • Khalaf K, Robinson DL, Elcock C, Smith RN, Brook AH (2001). Determination and comparison of size variables of upper central incisors in patients with supernumerary teeth. Dental Morphology, 2001: 343-350.
• 3D Geometric Morphometric Analysis of tooth shape in hypodontia (PhD) • An Odontometric and Histological Study of Fluctuating Dental Asymmetry of Human Premolar Teeth (Mphil) • Alveolar bone height in hypodontia patients (MSc) • Aesthetic assessment of orthodontic treatment outcome of severely mal-positioned maxillary canines using two extraction choices • A pilot study of dietary intake and behaviour of adolescent patients undergoing fixed appliance therapy • Root lengths in hypodontia patients and a control group • Assessment of smile aesthetics of patients with anterior crowding and spacing
• Research Appreciation Award, 2017, King Faisal University, KSA. • Teaching Appreciation Award, 2017, King Faisal University, KSA. • Teaching Appreciation Award, 2016, King Faisal University, KSA. • Carnegie Vacation Scholarship 2012, University of Aberdeen, UK. Feasibility study of the prevalence of anomalies of tooth number and size and associated features in Grampian population. Supervisors: Dr. Khaled Khalaf and Dr. Tatiana Macfarlane • First place, Sarnat Craniofacial Biology Award 2010. International Association of Dental Research (IADR), General Session, Barcelona, Spain, 14th-17th July 2010. • Distinguished achievement award 2011. The 5th Saudi International conference, Coventry, UK, 23rd-26th June, 2011. • Second best poster award in medical science 2011. The 5th Saudi International conference, Coventry, UK, 23rd-26th June, 2011.
• I am a reviewer for several journals including • American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics • Journal of Orthodontics • European Journal of Orthodontics • Angle Orthodontist • World Journal of Orthodontics • Archives of Oral Biology • The Open Dentistry Journal • Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine and Dental Science • International Journal of Orthodontics • Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics • Editorial Advisory Board Member of The Open Dentistry Journal • On the Editorial Review Board of American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (Growth and Development Section)
I believe my main role as a teacher is to help students to become a long-life learner and be able to develop themselves and keep up to date regarding the required knowledge and skills. This means students should be treated as adult learners, active learners, participate in their own learning and drive their own learning in a manner to continually add to their professional development with my help and guidance. Learning outcomes, teaching methods and assessment should be constructively well aligned and aim to help prepare students to practice competently and even excel in their future careers. I believe, to be an effective teacher and play a significant role in medical/ dental education, teachers should understand how students learn from past and present experiences, understand the power of positive encouragement/reinforcement and peers interaction, facilitate students learning and focus on critical thinking, analysis and interpretation of data, application of knowledge, synthesizing information and evaluating services and outcomes and to have an intellectual curiosity and an enquiring mind and be able to ask good questions. Furthermore, teachers need to be good learners themselves and have a good knowledge of their own subject area and be up to date with current emerging evidence and be able to change their teaching methods to meet students needs. They should set high academic standards, have great academic integrity and be professional, as students will see them as one of their role models in life.
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