Assoc. Prof. Roula Abiad

Assoc. Prof. Roula Abiad
Department: Restorative SciencesPosition: Assistant Dean, International Relations Officer, Associate Professor and Director Division of Endodontics, Undergraduate Academic CoordinatorOffice Number: 340 - 2Phone: 01 / 300 110Ext: 2723E-mail: r.abiad@bau.edu.lb

Biography

Roula Abiad is Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at Beirut Arab University (BAU) in Beirut, Lebanon, she also works there as Director of Endodontic Division and Assistant Professor of Endodontics. Dr Abiad earned her Bachelor degree in Dental Surgery from BAU where she also pursued, after dental graduation, a one-year program in Advanced General Dentistry and a two-year advanced training program in Fixed Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. After this intensive postgraduate path, she earned a Master’s degree in Endodontics (also from BAU), after which she graduated from Cairo University with a "Doctorate of Dental Sciences - D.D.Sc." degree in Endodontics. In terms of basic research, Dr Abiad has actively worked on coronal microleakage, in-vivo LASER Doppler flowmeter measurement, surface cleaning and smear layer removal of root canal walls, bacterial eradication of endodontic canals, treatment of necrotic primary molars, and effect of sonic, passive ultrasonic, and laser energies on root canal dentin walls as well as intraradicular restorative techniques for debilitated teeth rehabilitation. She has also published (in Lebanon , Egypt , Canada, Spain and United Kingdom) on evaluation of teeth pulp condition, use of laser Doppler flowmeter for detection of tooth vitality, use of CBCT in endodontics, and emergency treatment of pulp and periapical disease and retreatment of endodontic failure, treatment of abnormal root canal anatomy, and clinical efficiency of minocycline. In addition to numerous presentation on students self-assessment methods and effect.

Besides her numerous academic and clinical responsibilities, Doctor Abiad is the vice president of the Lebanese Society of Endodontics, she is also a member in the scientific reviewer board of the International Arab Journal of dentistry ( IAJD) and the Journal of the Lebanese Dental Association (JLDA). At BAU Faculty of Dentistry, she also works as member of IRB committee, research committee, E-learning coordinator, member of advisory committee, and member of the Faculty Council.

 

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Teaching

Teaching Experience

Throughout the working experience and teaching as instructor of conservative dentistry, lecturer then Assistant Professor of endodontics at Beirut Arab University University then as Assistant professor of Endodontics, many topics and aspects of the main speciality of endodontics has been taught. Root canal anatomy, Instruments and Biomechanical instrumentation, Root Canal Obturation, Retreatment of Failure.   Diagnosis And Treatment Planning of Pulp And Periapical Diseases, Microbiology of The Root Canal, Pharmacology In Endodontics, Root Resorption,  Vital Pulp Therapy And Revascularisation, Traumatic Injuries,  Procedural Accidents in Endodontics; Prevention And Management. Nickel-Titanium Rotary Instruments, Endodontic Periodontal Interrelationship; Geriatric Endodontics. Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth, Structural and Esthetic Consideration; Sonic and Ultrasonic Instruments in Endodontics; Bleaching of Discolored Teeth. Magnification and Illumination in Endodontics and Endodontic Microsurgery.

Research Interest

Research interest:

·         Regenerative Endodontics

·         Biology of Pulpal / Periradicular Diseases and their correlation with Systemic diseases

·         Demographics/Epidemiology of Pulpal and Periradicular Diseases

·         Assessment of New Technology (New Instruments, Materials, Imaging, devices and techniques)

·         Endodontic Microbiology

Publications:

R.S. Abiad. Competencies Self-Assessment in Preclinical Endodontic Courses.  17th Biennial ESE Congress - Barcelona, Spain 18 September 2015

S. Hadid, M. Dakdouki, R. S. Abiad. Antimicrobial Activity of Clove Oil and Malva parviflora Against Dental Caries-Causing Microorganisms. Edas/Laas Conference. April 15-17, 2015

M. Fawaz, R. S. Abiad, K. AbdelJalil. Assessment of Infection Control Standards at the Outpatient Dental Clinics, Beirut Arab University.  Edas/Laas Conference. April 15-17, 2015

N. Abou Saad, R. Ghandour,  R. S. Abiad. Clinical Efficacy of Local Delivered Minocycline in the Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis Smoker Patients; Journal of Dental Oral Health 1: 1-5, 2014

M. N. Latrash, N.M. Sayed, R. S. Abiad,M. M. Rayyan. Fracture Resistance of Different Restorative Techniques For Endodontically Treated Teeth. IAJD Vol. 6, Issue 2. P 64-70. June 2015.

M. M. Rayan, N. Sayed, G. Ayash, R.S. Abiad. Comparison of Intraradicular Restorative Techniques for  Rehabilitation of Single Rooted Debilitated Teeth Egyptian Dental Journal vol 60, July 2014

K. Sharkas, R. S. Abiad. Mandibular Second Premolar with Three Root. Canals: A Case Report. JLDA, volume 48- Nb1- June 2013

R. S. Abiad. Computer Enhanced Learning for Dental Students, Presented at the 39th ADEE Annual Meeting - Birmingham, UK. August 2013 

R. S. Abiad, S. Ibrahim, M. Kataia, M. Abdelazim. Evaluation of teeth pulp condition, treatment plan, and prognosis; a comparative study in a group of diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Cairo Dental Journal; 26 (3), 759-65, 2010

Activities

Membership

2013-present

Member of the Institutional Review Board at Beirut Arab University

2010-present

E-learning Coordinator , Faculty of Dentistry, BAU

2010-present

Member of Advisory committee, Faculty of Dentistry, BAU

2010-present

Member of the training committee of endodontics, continuing education, LDA.

2010-present

Member of the Quality Assurance Committee at the Faculty of dentistry, Beirut Arab University

2002-present

Member of the Advisory Committee of the BAU Alumni

2001-present

Member of Beirut Dental League

2013-2015

Executive Coordinator of the Scientific Committee. Lebanese Dental Association.

2013-2014

Member of the Medical Faculties Research Committee. Beirut Arab University. 

2010-2014

Member of the E-learning Committee, BAU

2011-2013

Member of the Research Committee, BAU

2011-2013

Member of the Research Day Organizing Committee, BAU

2011-2013

Member of the Research Committee in the Faculty of Dentistry

2011-2012

Member of the Continuing Education Committee at the Lebanese Dental Association

2011-2013

Member and Trustee of the Faculty Council, Faculty of Dentistry, BAU. 

2010-2013

Member of the Advisory Board of Beirut Dental League since 2010

2010-2011

Member of the Library Committee at Beirut Arab University 2010-2011

Presentations

2014

Art & Science of Endodontic Diagnosis. Lebanese University, Post Grad Endo Student. January 30th, 2014

2013-2014

Diagnosis and management of traumatic and non-traumatic dental emergencies, series of continuing education courses (2013-2014), organized by the Lebanese Dental association as a part of continuing education program in endodontics for the Lebanese dental association members. 

2013

Abnormal Root Canal Anatomy: A Real Clinical Challenge. 3rd PanArab Endodontic Conference. Beirut- Lebanon. November 2013.

2013

The use of laser Doppler flowmeter for detection of tooth vitality in daily dental practice. Oral Presentation at the Beirut Dental International Meeting 2012 (20 September 2012) and LDA, North; May 2013.

2011

Clinical diagnosis, treatment plan and prognosis; comparative study in a group of diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Oral Presentation at the Beirut International Dental Meeting.  21 September 2011.

2011-2013

The Emergency treatment of pulp and periapical disease, series of continuing education courses (2011-2012, 2012-2013), organized by the Lebanese Dental association as a part of continuing education program in endodontics for the Lebanese dental association members.    

2011-12013

Non- surgical retreatment of endodontic failure, series of continuing education courses (2011-2012, 2012-2013), organized by the Lebanese Dental association as a part of continuing education program in endodontics for the Lebanese dental association members.   

2011-present

Several training workshops on DenTrooper Software, Digital filing system for staff and students at the faculty of dentistry, BAU since September 2011.

2011-present

Organized many workshops for under and post- graduate students since 2011  ProTaper-Dentsply,  RevoS and One Shape- MicroMega, faculty of dentistry, BAU.

Conferences

2015

17th Biennial ESE Congress - Barcelona, Spain. 16-19 September 2015

2015

Edas/Laas Conference

2015

Beirut International Dental Meeting (BIDM 2015)

2015

Infection control day at BAU 11/05/2015

2015

Bekaa Dental League Annual Scientific Day 3/5/2015

2015

22ndScientific day/ Beirut Dental League 2/5/2015

2015

Lebanese University Conference April 2015.

2014

Beirut International Dental Meeting (BIDM 2014)

2014

40th ADEE Annual Meeting Emerging New Approaches to Dental Education. ADEE, Riga Latvia, August 2014

2014

11th Journées Odontologiques Sur Le Thème Clés Du Succès, St. Joseph University. May 2014

2014

American association of endodontists annual session, Striving for perfection. Washington USA, April 2014

2013

Third  PanArab Endodontic Conference. Beirut- Lebanon. November 2013

2013

Beirut International Dental Meeting. September 2013

2013

39th ADEE Annual Meeting - Birmingham, UK. August 2013. 

2013

American association of endodontists annual meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii. April 2013

2012

Scientific Day in Lebanese University organized by the Lebanese Association of Endodontists. December 2012.

2012

Beirut International Dental Meeting September 2012

2011

Traumatology Day conference with Dr. Lars Anderson , Lebanese university.

2011

Beirut International Dental Meeting September 2011

2011

Conference for  Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Lebanon, organized by the Association of the Lebanese Universities and Tempus, Unesco Palace, 29th & 30th  of April 2011

2010

First International conference on Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, American University of Beirut, December 10 &  11, 2010

Workshops