EDUCATION Postgraduate Studies:
- Maîtrise de Sciences Biologiques et Médicales from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon. Obtained on November 15th, 2002.
- Certificat C1 de Génétique obtained on July 29th, 2002
- Certificat C2 de Biostatistique et Epidémiologie obtained on October 21st, 2002
- Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures- Endodontics from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon. Obtained on June 26th, 1999.
- Tronc Commun- 3ème Cycle from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon. Obtained on January 23rd, 1996. Dental School
- Docteur en Chirurgie Dentaire (D.C.D.) degree from St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon. Obtained in February 1991. ACADEMIC POSITIONS
- Attachée de Consulation in Endodontics, Département d’endodontie ,Faculté de Médecine Dentaire , St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon,
General Dentistry, Lebanon North- since April 13th, 1992.
Specialist in Endodontics, Lebanon- since October 27th, 1999.
Private Practice, General Practitioner and Endodontics, Zghorta, Lebanon.
1999-2006: Editor in Chief, Scientific Journal of North Lebanon Dental Association.
2014: President of the Union of the liberal professions in Lebanon
November 2011-2014: President of Lebanese Dental Association – Tripoli
Novel nanotechnology to improve osseointegration
Titanium (Ti) and titanium alloys are among the most widely used materials for dental implants due to their excellent biocompatibility, mechanical properties, good machinability, chemical stability and high corrosion resistance.
Despite high clinical success rates greater than 90% in controlled clinical trials, the smooth implants required healing periods as long as six to nine months prior to loading, and were associated with relatively high failure rates in compromised clinical conditions such as poor bone quality especially in the posterior maxilla and specific patient groups such as smokers, diabetics, and oncology patients.
Since Ti is intrinsically bioinert, various approaches have focused on implant surface modifications mainly topographical ones to accelerate and optimize osseointegration, and allow earlier occlusal loading.
In addition to the topographical features of implant, surface chemistry, wettability and charges are important parameters affecting peri-implant bone apposition.
Methods used for surface modifications; sandblasting, treatment with fluoric and sulphuric acid and heat treatment.
In vitro study to compare between new surfaces and other commercially available implant surface.