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Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – MVLS college, Medical School – Glasgow University Dental Hospital & School

Honorary consultant, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Ashraf Ayoub qualified BDS from the University of Cairo in 1982. He completed a three year Residency in Oral Surgery at Cairo University and graduated MDS. He then moved to the University of Glasgow, where he graduated PhD in 1993. He gained the FDS RCS Ed in 1992 and in 1998 completed his higher specialist training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Glasgow in 1998 and Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2003. He is currently The Glasgow lead of the Scottish Craniofacial Research Group.

Prof. Ayoub is the editor of the oral Surgery section of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is leading a research group to study facial deformities using the recent advances in 3D imaging. Prof. Ayoub is the lead surgeon of a team which includes orthodontics, technologists, psychologist, computer scientists and statistician to investigate facial malformations. He has received several awards & honours, published around 60 research articles on this field of interest and lectured on the same topic locally, nationally & internationally. Prof. Ayoub’s research team was successful in obtaining several research grants to conduct an extensive multidisciplinary research projects to characterise facial deformities and quantify surgical changes. The results of these investigations were presented at several internationally conferences. He also supervised several Master’s and PhD’s in the area of stereophotogrammetry and edited a text book on the correction of dentofacial deformities. In collaboration with colleagues he organises the Glasgow biannial course on the recent advances of the diagnosis and management of dento-facial deformities. He is now also one of the leading clinicians researching the use of 4D stereo photogrammetry for the assessment of facial animation.

Professor Ayoub is the principal investigator and leading a team of researchers to study the utilisation of the recent advances of bone bioengineering for maxillofacial reconstruction. . He also coordinated the Bone Bioengineering summit in Glasgow in 2005. The team was successful in obtaining a research grant to conduct an extensive animal research. The results of this investigation were presented locally, nationally, and internationally in addition to several published articles in refereed journals. The results were translated to human application; BMP has been successful used for the reconstruction of alveolar cleft. In recognition of his contribution to the field of bioengineering he was elected a member of the executive committee of the United Kingdom Society of Biomaterials (UKSB) in 2008.

Professor Ayoub was nominated for the Best Undergraduate Student Teaching Award 2013/14 and was awarded the University of Glasgow Best research supervisor award, in 2015.

The surgical management of deficient alveolar ridge; challenges and opportunities

The aim of this presentation is to demonstrate the recent innovations in bone bioenginnering for oral reconstruction in patients with compromised bony foundation. The following methods of alveolar reconstruction will be presented:

  1. The harvesting and the applications of autogenous Bone grafts
  2. The use of xenogtaft
  3. The application of Guide Tissue Regeneration membrane
  4. Zygomatic implants for the rehabilitation of severely deficient maxillary alveolar ridge
  5. Lengthening of the alveolar bone with distraction osteogenesis
  6. The lateralization of the inferior dental nerve for the insertion of dental implants
  7. The multidisciplinary approach for the rehabilitation of sever bone loss
  8. The clinical use of BMP of reconstruction of alveolar defect

This multimedia presentation will debate the concepts of contemporary implantology, highlight the existing difficulties and emphasise the importance of evidence based practice and research opportunities in implant related biotechnology.  The application of the recent advances of tissue bioengineering for the reconstruction of the lost alveolar bone will be discussed and presented.

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