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  • Ahmad Abdelkarim, DDS, MS, PhD, DMD, EdD

     ahmad abdelkarimChairman, Department of Orthodontics

    Associate Professor and Chair
    Department of Orthodontics
    Phone : (601) 984-6110
    Fax: (601) 984-6129
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    • Doctor of Education - University of Louisiana at Monroe, LA - 2015
    • Doctor of Dental Medicine - University of Mississippi Medical Center, MS - 2014
    • PhD in Clinical Health Sciences - University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2013
    • Certificate in Orthodontics - Jacksonville University, FL  2010
    • Master of Science in Dental Diagnostic Sciences - University of Texas HSC at San Antonio, TX 2008
    • Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology - University of Texas HSC at San Antonio, TX  2007
    • Certificate in Dental Diagnostic Science - University of Texas HSC at San Antonio, TX 2007
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery - Damascus University, Syria 2003         

    Board certificates

    • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
    • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

    Society memberships

    • American Dental Association
    • American Dental Education Association
    • American Association of Orthodontists
    • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
    • American Association for Dental Research
    • International Association for Dental Research

    Teaching areas

    Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

    Research areas

    Cone Beam-Computed Tomography applications in Orthodontics and Educational Research

    Clinical interests

    Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology; community service

    Biographical information

    Dr. Abdelkarim joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2010. He is dually trained and board-certified in Orthodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and a Fellow to the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, the World Federation of Orthodontists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy - International Dental Honor Society. Dr. Abdelkarim is a Member of Alpha Eta Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi Research Society. He is the recipient of several awards including the Outstanding Faculty Award from the American College of Dentists, the Howard Riley Raper Award and the Radiology Centennial Scholarship Award from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and the Scientific Reviewer Award from Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology Journal (OOOO). He serves as a reviewer for several journals, including the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO), Angle Orthodontist, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research Journal, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, OOOO, and Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. His research appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the AJO-DO, Journal of Orthodontics, Progress in Orthodontics, Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists, OOOO, Journal of Dental Education and others. He holds the Advanced Certificate of Piano Performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London, England. Dr. Abdelkarim regularly participates in professional development programs and volunteers for community service.