Dr Araz Ahmed
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Dr Araz Ahmed

Clinical Lecturer in Dental Education

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

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. 

Qualifications

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

Teaching

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

Research

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 

Publications

Publications

Journals

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