Assoc. Prof. Hala Ragab

Assoc. Prof. Hala Ragab
Department: Restorative SciencesPosition: Associate Professor and Director Division of Operative and Esthetic Dentistry, Coordinator of AGDP, Coordinator of Continuing Dental EducationOffice Number: 57Phone: 01 / 300 110Ext: 2526E-mail: halaalimaher@bau.edu.lb

Biography

Hala Ragab received her Bachelor degree of Science in Oral and Dental Medicine (BDSc) in 1989 from Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. She gained a Diploma in Conservative Dentistry in 1992 from the same university. She attended continuing dental education in General Dentistry and  Endodontic Continuum in 1997 and 1998 respectively, University of California - Los Angeles – UCLA, USA. She pursued her Master Degree of Science in Restorative Dentistry  (Operative Dentistry, Endodontics, and Fixed Prosthodontics, MDSc) in 2002 from Cairo University. She completed her studies in Operative and Esthetic Dentistry and obtained the Doctorate Degree of Science (DDSc) in Operative and Esthetics in 2008 from the same University. She worked as Assistant Lecturer from 2004-2008, Assistant Professor from 2008-2011in the Department of Operative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry - Misr University for Science and Technology, Cairo, Egypt. Then she moved to Lebanon and worked as as Assistant Professor from 2011-2013 in the Faculty of Dentistry at Beirut Arab University (BAU). In 2013 she got promoted to Associate Professor. She is the Director of Operative and Esthetic Division since 2012, the Coordinator of Advanced General Dentistry Program since 2013 and the Coordinator of Continuing Education since 2014 in Faculty of Dentistry, BAU. Currently she is a Member of Faculty Council, Advisory Committee, Quality Assurance Unit, Research Committee, Scientific   and Ethical Committee, Curriculum Committee, BAU Steering Committee. Dr. Hala Ragab is a member of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) since 2009, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) since 2013, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) since 2014.

 

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Teaching

Teaching Experience

I started the career of teaching as assistant lecturer and clinical instructor in the Department of Operative Dentistry (2004-2008) at Faculty of Dentistry-Misr University for Science and Technology, Cairo, Egypt. My responsibilities included supervision of both, preclinical and clinical courses. I got promoted as assistant professor in 2008. Since then I started lecturing. I enjoy teaching and strive to make it relevant and understandable. I consider the needs of the student paramount. Because I stay current in the scientific literatures, I incorporate up-to-date evidence based concepts and principles in all operative and esthetics curriculum. I was assigned as course director of the preclinical course (302) of 3rd year students and the clinical course (502) of senior students. In 2012, I moved to Beirut, Lebanon. I teach the clinical courses of 3rd, 4th and 5th year students. I also teach postgraduate courses, Masters and PhD. Since 2012 until the current date I am the division director of operative and esthetics at the Faculty of Dentistry, Beirut Arab University. My responsibilities extended to include several administrative tasks including complete curriculum reform on the undergraduate and postgraduate level. The up-to-date curriculum of operative and esthetics was commended by the Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE). Other responsibilities and contributions include the following:

  • Set policies and guidelines for the division and advanced general dentistry program (AGDP)

  • Continuous curriculum enhancement of Operative and Esthetics

  • Contribution in program development and self-assessment report

  • Coordination of continuing education courses

  • Research and scholarly activities including MS and PhD theses supervision, contributionin national and international conferences

  • Student advising and counselling

  • Supervision of clinics and labs

  • Quality Assurance work

 

Office Hours:

Monday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Research Interest

1.      Cariology: early caries detection, caries prevention, caries risk assessment, fluoride and remineralization, chemotherapeutic agents, root caries detection and management.

2.      Biomaterials: bioactive materials, bonding and adhesion of esthetic restorations; direct and indirect partial coverage restorations (veneers, inlay, onlay, bonded bridges).

3.      Clinical research: minimal invasive restorations, biomimetic approach, complex esthetic restorations targeting high risk groups and elderly patients.

Publications:

Evaluation of Caring Depth of Bulk fill versus Composite (Comparative Study). Medical Journal of Babylon. Medical Journal of Babylon, Vol 12, No 1, 2015

Effect of Aggressive Beverage on Color Stability of Different Nano-Hybrid Resin Based Composite. European Journal of General Dentistry, Vol 3, No 3, 2014

Effect of Aqueous Suspensions of Titanium Dioxide in Photoreactor with the Radiation Source on Colour Changes of Three Contemporary Composite Resins. Asian Journal of Chemistry,  Vol 26, No 14 , 2014

Influence of Ceramic Color and Translucency on Shade Match of CAD/Cam Porcelain Veneers. European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, Vol 9, No 1, 2014

Influence of Separation Ring and Curing Light Intensity on Proximal Contact Tightness of Two-Resin Composite. Egyptian Dental Journal, Vol 60, No 1, 2014

Evaluation the Effect of in-office Bleaching on Color Changes on Restorative Composite Resins.International Journal of Science and Research Vol 3, No 1, 2013

Effect of Different Bleaching Materials on Color of Stained Resin Composite by Photocatalytic Treatment. Journal of Applicable Chemistry, Vol 2, No 12, 2013

Shear Bond Strength of Silorane-based Composite. Egyptian Dental Journal, Vol 59, No 4, 2013

Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Clinical Performance of a Hybrid lonomer to a Hybrid Resin in Primary Molars. Egyptian Dental Journal, 2013

Effect of Different Polishing Procedures on Contemporary Composite Resin Restoration. Egyptian Dental Journal,  Vol 59, No 4, 2013

Influence of Storage Media and Power Tooth Brushing on Contemporary Restoratives Surface Toughness. Egyptian Dental Journal, Vol 59, No 4, 2013

Effect of Non- Fluoride and Fluoride-Containing Bleaching Agent on Surface Topography of Enamel. Cairo Dental Journal, 2012

Repair of Silorane-Based Composite Restoration Using Different Procedures. Egyptian Dental Journal, Vol 57, No 2, 2011

Influence of Resin-Tags on Shear-Bond Strength of Butanol-Based Adhesives. Life Science Journal, Vol 7, Issue 4, 2010

Activities

Membership

(2009)

International Association of Dental Research (IADR)

(2013)

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

(2014)

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

Conferences

(2015)

Essential in Smile Design: Saida Scientific Day

Tyr – Lebanon

(2015)

Scientific Day

Saida – Lebanon

(2015)

Learning Style - Staff Development Program

Medical Sector - Beirut Arab University

(2015)

All about BAU Institutional Review Board - Staff Development Program

Medical Sector - Beirut Arab University

(2014)

LDA International Conference

Beirut – Lebanon

(2014)

Hands - on course: The Style Italiano Philosophy, LDA International Conference

Biel – Lebanon

(2014)

Restorative Forum (train the trainers , Ivoclar)

Lichtenstein – Switzerland

(2014)

Healthcare Corporate Governance Guidelines

Medical Sector - Beirut Arab University

(2014

Cost of Quality

Medical Sector - Beirut Arab University

(2014)

Quality Aspects and Dimensions

Medical Sector - Beirut Arab University

(2014)

Why Quality in Healthcare. Quality Definitions & Quality Management Principles.

Medical Sector - Beirut Arab University

(2014)

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) & First Aid Training in collaboration with United Nation Development Program (UNDP)

Medical Sector - Beirut Arab University

(2014)

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

Medical Sector - Beirut Arab University

(2013)

First Alumni Gathering, Bridge Meeting

(2013)

The 7th International Congress of Lebanese Dental Association

Tripoli - Lebanon

(2013)

13th  International Convention of the Lebanese University

Beirut – Lebanon

(2013)

International Association of Dental Research (IADR)

Seattle – USA

(2013)

CAD - CAM workshop, Sirona: Master CAD-CAM Technology

Beirut – Lebanon

(2012)

Restorative forum, DENTSPLY: Train the trainers

Konstanz - Germany

(2012)

Hands-on Course: Class

University of Zurich - Switzerland

(2012)

Lebanese Prosthodontic Association Conference, Esthetics in Dentistry

Presentations

(2015)

International Association of Dental Research (IADR). “Influence of Bulk-fill & Cavity Depth of Occurrence of Postoperative Sensitivity”.

Boston - USA

(2015)

Essential in Smile Design: Saida Scientific Day

Tyr – Lebanon

(2013)

First Alumni Gathering, Management of Dentine Hypersensitivity. Bridge Meeting

(2013)

7th International Congress of Lebanese Dental Association. Vital Tooth Bleaching Material Update and Future Perspectives

North Lebanon – Tripoli - Lebanon

(2013)

13th International Convention of the Lebanese University, Bulk Fill Resin Bonded Restoration

Beirut - Lebanon

(2013)

International Association of Dental Research (IADR), Influence of Surface-Treatment and Cement - Selection on Bond-Strength of Zirconia Ceramic. Seattle - USA

(2013)

Master Anterior and Posterior Esthetic (lecture and hands-on).

Beirut Arab University, Tripoli Campus – Tripoli - Lebanon

(2012)

Continuing Education Course, Mastering Direct Anterior Composite Restoration (lecture and hands-on).

Faculty of Dentistry - Beirut Arab University

(2012)

Continuing Education Course, Mastering Direct Posterior Composite Restoration using SDR (lecture and hands-on).

Faculty of Dentistry - Beirut Arab University

(2012)

Research day, Polish ability of Silorane-Based Composite Restorative Material.                                  

Beirut Arab University - Lebanon

(2011)

International Association of Dental Research (IADR), Reparability of Silorane-Based Composite Restoration. Kuwait

(2011)

Woman and Oral Health Symposium, Esthetics and Woman Health

MISR University for Science & Technology - Egypt

(2010)

International Association of Dental Research (IADR), Polishability of Silorane-Based Composite using Different Techniques

Barcelona - Spain

PhD Thesis Supervision

(2015)

Evaluation of Color Replication Potential of Different Zirconia

Faculty of Dentistry - Beirut Arab University

(2012)

Effect of In-Office Bleaching on Surface Properties and Marginal Integrity of New Contemporary Restorative Material (In Vitro and Vivo study)

Faculty of Dentistry - Beirut Arab University

PhD Jury Member

(2015)

Evaluation of Color Replication Potential of Different Zirconia Framework

Faculty of Dentistry – Beirut Arab University

Msc Thesis Supervision