Dr Abdul Al-Azri

Dr Abdul Al-Azri
  • Biography/ Background

    Senior Lecturer in Oral Pathology

     

    Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Azri has undertaken his dental speciality training in the University of Adelaide. He obtained his degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Pathology) in 2013 and his Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology in 2014. He was awarded the Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence in 2013. Dr Al-Azri's main interests are oral & maxillofacial pathology, oral medicine and forensic odontology. Clinically, he is involved in the oral care of oncology & medically compromised patients. He is a member of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) and international mucositis study group. He is involved in oral mucositis research and currently investigating the pathophysiology of oral mucositis in animal models. He is also involved in the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of mucositis.

    Dr Al-Azri obtained his Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours II from Trinity College, University of Dublin (Ireland) in 2003. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the same University. In 2005, he obtained his membership from the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (of Glasgow). He worked as a dental surgeon in the Ministry of Health of Oman until December 2009.

  • Qualifications

    -Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology (GDipForOdont), The University of Adelaide, 2014.

    -Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent Oral Pathology), achieved with Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, The University of Adelaide, 2013.

    -Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS RCPSGlasg), Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow, 2005.

    -Bachelor of Arts (BA) Trinity College, University of Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2003.

    -Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc achieved with II Honours), Trinity College, University of Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2003.

  • Awards & Achievements

    2014: Omani Youth Award 

    2013: Australian Society of Forensic Odontology Research Grant Award (Project: Awareness of forensic Odontology among dentists in Australia; Are they keeping forensically valuable records?)

    2013: Award of Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, The University of Adelaide

    2012: Australian Dental Research Foundation Research Grant Award (Project: The role of the matrix metalloproteinases and the tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases in the development of oral mucositis following chemotherapy)

    2012: Faculty of Health Science Postgraduate Travelling Fellowship

    2009: Ministry of Health of Oman Postgraduate Study Scholarship (Specialisation in Oral Pathology and Forensic Odontology)

    2003: BDSc with II Honours: Overall and II Honours in subjects: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Child Dental Health.

  • Teaching Interests

    - Casual teaching & clinical tutor in the School of Dentistry ,the University of Adelaide, Adelaide Dental Hospital (2010-2014) for BDS4.

     

    - Involved in development of Dental Radiology and Radiography Module for undergraduate students at Oman Dental College (2008 - 2009).

  • Research Interests

    Previous Research Projects:

    -The role of matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in the pathogenesis of irinotecan-induced oral mucositis (Animal study).

    -Awareness of forensic odontology among dental practitioners in Australia; are they keeping forensically adequate dental records? (Survey study).

    -Systematic review of cytokines and growth factors for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients (Evidence based clinical practice).

    -Temporomandibular disorders in patients with mandibular fractures (Clinical Study).

  • Publications

    - AlAzri, AR., Harford, J, & James, H. Awareness of forensic odontology among dentists in Australia; are they keeping forensically valuable dental records?. Australian dental journal. 2015. DOI: 10.1111/adj.12316

    - AlAzri, Abdul R., Rachel J. Gibson, Joanne M. Bowen, Andrea M. Stringer, Dorothy M. Keefe, and Richard M. Logan. "Involvement of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP3 and MMP9) in the pathogenesis of irinotecaninduced oral mucositis." Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine. 2014. DOI: 10.1111/jop.12255

    - Al-Azri AR, Gibson RJ, Keefe DMK, Logan RM, Matrix metalloproteinases: do they play a role in mucosal pathology of the oral cavity? Oral Diseases. 2013, 19;347-359.

    - Raber-Durlacher JE, von Bültzingsl.wen I, Logan RM, Bowen J, Al-Azri AR et. al. Systematic review of cytokines and growth factors for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients. Support Care in Cancer. 2013, 21:343-355.

    - Al-Azri AR, Logan RM, Goss AN. Oral Lesion as the first Clinical Presentation in Sarcoidosis: A Case Report. Oman Medical Journal, 2012, 27: 243-245.

    - Al-Hashmi, A., Al-Azri, A., Al-Ismaily, M., Goss, A. N., Temporomandibular disorders in patients with mandibular fractures: a preliminary comparative case-control study between South Australia and Oman. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 2011.

    - E-Thesis: Al-Azri, Abdul Rahman. "The role of matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in irinotecan-induced oral mucositis: an animal model." (2013). (http://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/81399). 

  • Professional Associations

    - The Oman Dental Society (ODS) since  2005, Founding Member, Head of Sicnetific Committe until November 2009.

     

    - The Oman Medical Association (OMA) since 2005.

     

    - The Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) since 2010.

     

    - The International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) since 2010.

  • Professional Interests

    -Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

    -Oral Care of Oncology & Medically Compromised Patients

    -Forensic Odontology

  • Community Engagement

    Active Board Member of The Omani Students' Society of South Australia (OSSSA)

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Entry last updated: Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015