Dr Araz Ahmed

Dr Araz Ahmed

Clinical Lecturer in Dental Education

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)



After qualifying as a dentist in 2007, I spent the formative 3 years of my career working in fulltime Primary Care. Following this, I dedicated my clinical career to Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. This included roles in public sector government hospitals and private sector practice. I believe that it was my time working in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery that served as a spark to aim toward addressing fundamental biological questions such as how to optimize to post-surgical healing process or how to stimulate regeneration. My search for knowledge led me to doing a unique and novel course, where I was proudly a part of the founding class of the MSc in Regenerative Dentistry at King's college London in 2014. My unsatiated interest in Oral & Maxillofacial regeneration drove me to earn a highly competitive international fully funded PhD scholarship by King's College London in 2015. Upon completion four years later, I find myself having gained deep cutting-edge insight into craniofacial stem cells and their regenerative functions in Oral & Maxillofacial region. 

Following this, I gained invaluable clinical experience in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery as a Clinical Fellow and then as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in secondary care with the NHS since 2020. My current clinical interests are head and neck skin cancer surgery & reconstruction, trauma, minor oral surgery, wisdom tooth extraction, management of medically compromised patients and oral medicine. In addition to my current duties as a Clinical Lecturer, I am still privileged to work as a locum Specialty Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Secondary Care in NHS. 


BDS, MSc (KCL), PhD (KCL), MFDS RCS (Edinburgh)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2007: Hawler Medical University 

MSc in Regenerative Dentistry 2014: King's College London

Overseas Registration Exam (ORE) 2019: (GDC-UK)

PhD in Craniofacial Stem Cells and Maxillofacial Regeneration 2020: King's College London

The Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2021

Currently enrolled for PGCert in Clinical Education: University of Plymouth

Professional membership

General Dental Council (GDC) - Full Registration no:283828

Member of the Faculty Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

Member of Association of British Academic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABAOMS)

Member of British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB)



Teaching interests

I have interests in clinical and preclinical teaching of, amongst others:

  • Facial Skin cancer Surgery and reconstruction
  • Oral & maxillofacial trauma  
  • Oral Surgery
  • Oral medicine
  • Craniofacial Stem Cells 
  • Maxillofacial Regeneration
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Salivary gland regeneration 
  • Managing medically compromised patients
  • Surgical removal of Wisdom teeth
  • Embryology
  • Communication skills



Research interests

Maxillofacial Regeneration, craniofacial stem cells, salivary gland tumors, salivary gland regeneration, skin cancer, oral medicine, clinical and preclinical aspects of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery.  

Other research

Clinical Audit and quality improvement studies 




Ahmed, A., Gulino, A., Amayo, S. et al. Natriuretic peptide system expression in murine and human submandibular salivary glands: a study of the spatial localisation of ANB, BNP, CNP and their receptors. J Mol Hist 51, 3–13 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10735-019-09849-5

W Arancio , A Ahmed , C Basset , A Jurjus , I Miletich , A Leone. Atrial natriuretic peptide differentiates between primary submandibular gland squamous cell carcinoma and oral squamous cell carcinoma: preliminary data. Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents. 2021, 35(2): 729-733 https://doi.org/10.23812/21-12-L