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Prof. Sausan Al Kawas Chairperson, Department of Oral & Craniofacial Health Sciences. Academic RankProfessor


  • Oral Biology

Research Interests:

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Development, Bone and Teeth histology and pathology, Oral Cancer Cell Biology, Prevention of common oral diseases, Public oral health, Ameloblast and Osteoclast cell biology, Dental Education


Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Damascus University, Syria 1990 PhD Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada 1997 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada 1998 MSc Leadership in Medical Education, Royal College of Surgeon Ireland (RCSI), 2015
2007-2015 Head of Department - College of Dental Medicine, UoS 2005-2015 Associate Professor - College of Dental Medicine, UoS 2004-2005 Associate Professor - Faculty of Dentistry, Ajman University (AUS) 1999-2005 Deputy Dean & Head of Department - Faculty of Dentistry, Ajman University (AUS) 1999-2004 Assistant Professor - Faculty of Dentistry, Ajman University (AUS)
Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD), Washington, USA. Member in the Emirates Medical Association, Dental branch, UAE.
2008-2015 Member Central committees for faculty selection University of Sharjah 2011-2013 Member Institutional effectiveness & Accreditation University of Sharjah 2007- 2015 Chair - Program Evaluation College of Dental Medicine University of Sharjah 2007- 2015 Chair - Students Assessment College of Dental Medicine University of Sharjah
1. Rahman B, Al KAWAS S, Al Zubidi E, Abdel OE, Hawas N, Comparative anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis effectiveness of a tea tree oil mouthwashand a cetylpyridinium chloride mouthwash-a randomized controlled crossover study. Contemporary Clinical Dentistry, 5 (1), 2014. 2. Rahman B, Hawas N, Rahman M, Rabah A, Al KAWAS S, Assessing dental students’ knowledge of oral cancer in the United Arab Emirates. International Dental Journal, 63: 80-84, 2013. 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. European Journal of Dentistry, 7 (1): 22-27, 2013. 4. Al-Rawi N, Al KAWAS S, Imad O, Public awareness and attitude toward oral cancer screening in United Arab Emirates. J International Dental and Medical Research, 5 (3): 149-154, 2012. 5. Al KAWAS S, Rahim Z, and Ferguson DB, Potential uses of human salivary protein and peptide analysis in the diagnosis of disease. Archives of Oral Biology, 57 (1): 1-9, 2012. 6. Al KAWAS S, Abu Ghazzi, and Suliman, Knowledge and oral health awareness about diabetes among college population in United Arab Emirates: A pilot study. World Journal of Medical Sciences, 6 (1): 1-5, 2011. 7. Al-Rawi NH, Al-Samarai M, Al KAWAS S, Majeed A, Expression of matrix metalloproteinase MMP-2 and its tissue inhibitor TIMP-2 in Intraoral pleomorphic adenoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma. J International Dental and Medical Research, 4 (1): 1-6, 2011. 8. Fakhruddin KS and Al KAWAS S, Prevalence and etiological factors related to dental injuries amongst 18-22-year-olds in United Arab Emirates. Dental Traumatology, 26: 296-300, 2010. 9. Mustafa EA and Al KAWAS S, The effect of Gallium-Arsenide laser irradiation on odontogenesis. J International Dental and Medical Research, 3 (2): 52-56, 2010. 10. AL-Rawi N, Husam O, and Al KAWAS S, Immunohistochemical Analysis of P 53 and bcl-2 in benign and malignant salivary glands tumors. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, 39: 48-55, 2010. 11. AL-Rawi N, Al KAWAS S, Younis W, Immunolocalization of the cell adhesion molecules ICAM-1 & VCM-1 in pyogenic Granuloma. Advances in Medical and Dental Sciences, 3: 92-97, 2010. 12. Baron J, Steel L, Al KAWAS S: Case Study book chapter on E-learning. Book title: Cases'n Places: Global Cases in Education Performance Technology, Chapter 4: 59-74, 2010. 13. Al KAWAS S et al., A comparative study of oral health attitudes and behavior between dental and medical students and impact of dental education in United Arab Emirates, Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, 3 (1): 6-10, 2010 . 14. Al KAWAS S, Warshawsky H: Ultrastructure and Composition of Basement Membrane Separating Maturation Stage Ameloblasts from Enamel. Archives of Oral Biology, 53(4): 310-317, 2008. 15. Al KAWAS S et al., Analysis of Mercury in Wastewater of some Dental Clinics in United Arab Emirates. Journal of International Environmental Application & Science, 3 (1): 21-28, 2008.
2011 - Annual Faculty Incentive Award in Community Services, University of Sharjah, UAE 2009 - Annual Faculty Incentive Award in Teaching, University of Sharjah, UAE 2009 - Third winner of poster presentation, 16th International Dental Congress, of Turkish Dental Association 1998 - Young Investigator Award, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 1998 - Travel Award, ASBMR-IBMS San Francisco 1998 - Research Fellowship, Royal Victoria Hospital Fellowship 1996 - Biennial Research Award, Dentistry Canada Fund, Canadian Dental Association
1. Lecture titled ‘Cosmetic Dentistry: between necessity and marketing’ given to medical & dental professionals, students, and the public on 16/11/2016 2. Member of Scientific Committee of the 6th Sehati Conference, Sharjah, UAE, 15-16 November 2016 3. Member of Scientific Committee of the 4th Emirati German Congress in Medicine & Dentistry, 6-8 November 2016 4. Chairperson of the second session on Update in Orthopedic Surgery Conference, 6 November 2016 5. Head of Organizing Committee for Dental Awareness Day in Collaboration with MOH, 13/12/2016, Sharjah Humanitarian Center 6. Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Oral Health and Dental Studies, 2017, Rivera Publications, USA. 7. Editorial Board Member of the Madridge Journal of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, 2016, Madridge Publication, USA. 8. External Reviewer for candidates applying for Associate Professor, October 2016, Mu’tah University Jordan
During my education career, I strive to create a stimulating and enjoyable study environment for the dental students that engender a desire for life long continuing learning. I aim to provide supportive environment in which students are encouraged to share their ideas without fear. This environment is created through delivering learning and teaching opportunities across the various courses that I teach and coordinate.
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