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Dr.Wael Mohamed Talaat Taha Assistant Director for Training and Education Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Research Interests:

  • Temporomandibular Disorders

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- Doctor Degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Joint Supervision between Faculty of Dentistry, Suez Canal University, Egypt and Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States Of America, 2008 - United States National Board Dental Examinations, The American Dental Association, United States of America, 2007 - Fellowship in Research in Plastic, Reconstructive, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States Of America, 2007 - Certificate of Qualification in Temporomandibular Joint Diagnostic and Operative Arthroscopy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States Of America, 2007 - M.Sc in Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, Suez Canal University, Egypt, 2003 - B.D.S. Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 1997
2012 – Current: Assistant Director for Training and Education, University of Sharjah Dental Hospital, United Arab Emirates 2011 – Current: Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 2010 – 2011: Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Dammam University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2008 – 2010: Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt. 2005 -2007: Fellow of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States Of America 2003 – 2008: Lecturer of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt. 2000 – 2003: Resident of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
Assistant Director for Training and Education - Oversee the training and education of students and interns at University Dental Hospital Sharjah Interns Seminar & Research Program - Coordinator Sharjah Prison Dental Service Coordinator and operator Undergraduate Dental Implant Training Instructor Temporomandibular Disorders Clinic - Instructor and Operator Clinical Coordinator Coordinator Chair of Safety Committee - Implementing several policies and procedures
- Chair of Clinical Quality Assurance Committee - Chair of Safety Committee Member of: - Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance Committee - Continuing Education and Professional Development Program - Internship Program - Recruitment Committee - Purchasing committe
- CBCT Analysis of Bony Changes Associated with Temporomandibular Disorders, Wael Talaat, Saad AlBayatti, Sausan Al Kawas, CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice, accepted 22 Jan 2015 - A CBCT measurement of the mandibular buccal bone thickness in dentate adults, Wael M. Talaat, Saad W. AlBayatti, Dina Dohair, Maisa Zobeidi and Khalid Hannouneh, Oral Surgery 8, 2015, 38 – 41. - Promoting Sustained Intra-Articular Drug Release for Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders. 5th EuroTMJoint Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, 12 – 13 April 2013 - Single Needle Arthrocentesis, A Better Alternative to the Standard Technique, 5th EuroTMJoint Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, 12 – 13 April 2013 - Role of the Dentist in Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Gulf Medical University Conference, Ajman, UAE, 19 -20 April 2013 - Complex Mid Face Fracture Patterns Treated Using Computer Aided Technology. Khaled M. Mohamed, Wael M. Talaat and Hala M. Abdel-Alim, Egyptian Dental Journal 58 (2.4): 2043, 2012 - Relationship between the Canthal-Tragus Distance and the Puncture Point in Temporomandibular Joint Arthroscopy. Wael M. Talaat, PhD , Thomas A. McGraw, DMD and Bruce Klitzman, PhD, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 39 ( 1 ) : 57 – 60 , 2010 - Single Needle Arthrocentesis In Treatment Of Internal Derangements Of The Temporomandibular Joint. Mohamed M. Ghoneim; Mohamed S. Hamed and Wael M. Talaat, Egyptian Dental Journal 57 (1.3): 675, 2011 - Immunosuppression Agents Inhibit Stem And Endothelial Cell Proliferation At High Doses In Vitro. Wael Talaat Taha, MSc, Blaine Mischen, BS, Detlev Erdmann, MD, Kurtis Moyer, MD, L. Scott Levin, MD, and Bruce Klitzman, PhD. Kenan Plastic Surgery Research Labs, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710. BMES Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, September 26-29, 2007 - Efficacy of Arthrocentesis with injection of Sodium Hyaluronate or COX-2 Inhibitor in treatment of internal derangements of Temporomandibular Joint. Wael Talaat Taha, Ph D, Mohamed Saied Hamed Ph D, Hassan Galal Mourad, Ph D and Bruce Klitzman, PhD. Egyptian Dental Journal, October 2008. - Validity of Tumor Necrosis Factor as a Biomarker for Temporomandibular Joint disease. Wael Talaat Taha, Ph D, Mohamed Saied Hamed Ph D and Bruce Klitzman, PhD, Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 38 (5) : 464, 2009.
Great learning can only happen when the student realizes that the lesson being taught will help his professional performance afterwards, and is considered a brick in building his career wall. This can be achieved by identifying the concepts and procedures that the students need to master, then developing a sequence of instructional activities intended to lead to that mastery. Students are expected to demonstrate conceptual mastery, not just to recognize or recall. My job as a teacher is to take students a step further in what they want to attain and to nudge them into endeavors that, from my perspective, seem important to their chosen futures. I prefer creating a kind of relaxation in my classes so that students feel free to act normally and reveal their knowledge. To improve cognitive skills, I prefer linking the basic knowledge to its practical implications. I use problem solving and develop scenarios to promote critical thinking of my students. When presenting the current concepts, I prefer to list the old ones also in order to teach my students how the concepts are modified. That way they think more deep into the subject and learn the basics behind it. I am a proponent of active learning and use a variety of methods to encourage discussion and interaction on the issues the course presents. I also organize debates in which the student is asked to support or oppose specific arguments advocated by various scientists. I am very committed to providing a learning environment that is both exciting and rigorous, one that empowers both student and teacher in pursuing learning. I devise various assessment strategies that allow me to fairly assess student learning regardless of the student's learning styles. Above all, I treat my students with the utmost respect, creating an environment where students feel safe to candidly discuss topics which they might otherwise be hesitant to address. For all my classes, regardless of size, I pride myself on learning the names of all my students and treating each student as an individual. Students reward my commitment to them by committing themselves to the class as a whole as well as to the furtherance of their own education
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