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Prof.Manal A Awad Vice-Dean Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Dental Public Health

Research Interests:

  • Research Interests: Assessment of therapies using patient-based outcomes and quality of life, assessment of therapies for orofacial chronic conditions

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Education: BDS, University of Alexandria, Egypt MSc (Public Health) University of Alberta, Canada. PhD, McGill University (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
Employment History: 1999-2000 Lecturer, Ajman University Assistant Professor, 2002- 2005: College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah. 2005- College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah
2018-Consultant: Health Innovation Advisory, Florida, USA. Consultant: Health 2017- President, International Association for Dental Research. 2012- Editor: International Journal of Dentistry. 2008-2015: Coordinator: Sharjah Schools Oral Health Program.
- Cochrane Oral Health Group - International Association for Dental Research - Egyptian Dental Association - Society for Clinical Trials - International Epidemiological Association
2015-2018 Principal Investigator: :The prevalence of tooth wear on buccal and lingual surfaces and possible risk factors in young adults in Arab and Turkish Populations. Funded by GlaxoSmithKLine AED 950,000. 2015-2017 Principal Investigator: Oral health related quality of life among Type 2 diabetic patients in the UAE. Funded by: Al Jalila Foundation, Dubai for AED 227,840. 2016-2018 Co-Investigator: Vitamin D Deficiency in patients with recurrent aphthous dtomatitis. A case-Control Study. Funded by: University of Sharjah AED: 74,088. 2011-2014 Principal Investigator: Type 2 diabetes and periodontal disease: A Comparison between diabetic and non-diabetic subjects Funded by: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Awards for Medical Sciences AED 106,150.
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-
1. Supervisor of all graduation projects of final year undergraduate students. 2. Munira El Shamrany (Master Degree) McGill University, Canada. Thesis title: “Validation of a short form of the Oral Health Impact Profile”. Degree Obtained in May 2008 3. Raghad Hashim (PhD Degree) Otago University, New Zealand. Thesis title: “Oral health status of 4- 6 years old children in the UAE”. Degree Obtained in August 2010. 4. Foorogh Abdalla (PhD Degree): Queen Mary University. Thesis title”The association between obesity and oral health among 12-16 years old in the United Arab Emirates” Degree Obtained in June 2012. 5. Nora Makensie (PhD Degree): McGill University Thesis title “ Determinants of oral health among adolescents in the United Arab Emirates” Degree Obtained in May 2014 6. Nuha Hawas (PhD Degree): McGill University: Thesis title: “Patient satisfaction with clinical services provided at dental clinics in the UAE”. Degree Obtained in May 2015
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.
2018-: Vice Dean, College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah. 2015-2017: Head, Department of Preventive & Restorative Dentistry, University of Sharjah. 2016- President IADR/UAE Section 2014- 2017: Member: University of Sharjah Research Board 2013-: Member: Advisory Board, RAK University, College of Dentistry Member: University of Sharjah Study Plan and Curricula Committee. 2009-2012: Chair, Department of General and Specialist Dental Practice, University of Sharjah 2010- Chair, Limited Private Practice Committee, UDHS 2008-2010 Member: Graduate Program Committee, College of Medicine. 2009- Member :UAE Higher Committee for Research Development and Regulations 2009-2010 Member: Molecular Medicine and Translational Research Committee 2007- Chair, College of Dental Medicine Curriculum Committee 2007-2008 Member: University of Sharjah Grievance Committee 2008- Co-Chair, College of Dentistry Program Evaluation Committee 2008- Member: University of Sharjah Curriculum and Accreditation Committee 2006 Member: Colleges of Medicine and Health Sciences Research and Ethics Committee 2005-2009 University of Sharjah Research Board
My philosophy of teaching is based on a belief that education should be student centered and that students need to be equal partners in the learning process. I also like to to foster critical thinking skills; Help my students to develop evidence-base clinical problem-solving strategies that can prepare them to function as highly skilled, competent and compassionate dentists who effectively communicate with their patient to improve patients’ satisfaction and compliance, and to strive to do their best for their patients.
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