Roula S Abiad

Roula S Abiad
Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
 
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 Associate 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 bioactive root canal material, revascularization of teeth with incomplete root formation, 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 , 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.
 
Research Interest
Regenerative Endodontic, Biology of Pulpal and Periradicular Disease, Demographics/Epidemiology of Pulpal and Periradicular Disease, Correlation between pulpal/periapical diseases and systemic responses, Assessment of New Technology (New Instruments, materials, devices and techniques), Endodontic Microbiology