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  • Ahmad Abdelkarim, DDS, MS, PhD

     ahmad abdelkarimChairman, Department of Orthodontics
    Assistant Professor, Care Planning and Restorative Services
    Phone : (601) 984-6110
    Fax: (601) 984-6129
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    • DMD - 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
    • DDS-Damascus University, Syria 2003        

    Board certificates

    • American Board of Orthodontics
    • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, 2009

    Society memberships

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

    Teaching areas

    Orthodontics, oral and mixillofacial radiology, oral diagnosis, dental hygiene

    Research areas

    Cone Beam-Computed Tomography applications in orthodontics, educational research

    Clinical interests

    Orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial radiology, cone beam-computed tomography, cosmetic dentistry, laser applications in dentistry

    Biographical information

    Dr. Abdelkarim joined the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2010. He is dually trained in orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial radiology. He is 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, National Honor Society, and a Member of Phi Kappa Phi and a member of Sigma Xi Research Society. He is recipient of the Howard Riley Raper Award and the Radiology Centennial Scholarship Award presented by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and three time recipient of the Scientific Reviewer Award by Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology Journal. He serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and is one of “Top Reviewers” for this journal. Also, he serves as a reviewer for Angle Orthodontist Journal, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement Journal, Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research Journal, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, OOOO Journal, and Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Journal. His research appeared in peer review journals, such as the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Journal of Orthodontics, Progress in Orthodontics, Quebec Dental Journal, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology, Journal of Dental Education, Orthodontics Products, and the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists. He holds the Advanced Certificate of Piano Performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), London, England.