Dr Kamal Hanna

Dr Kamal Hanna
 Position Visiting Research Fellow
 Org Unit Dental School Administration
 Email kamal.hanna@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5626
 Location 122 Frome Street ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Kamal joined ARCPOH in Jan 2013. He is an Oral Surgeon. Kamal is from Egypt. He graduated in the Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University in 1998 with a grade Very Good. After his graduation, he worked as Dentist for 3 years in National Health Service of Egypt. In 2001, he joined a 5 years Residential Training Program of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery leading to a Fellowship of Egyptian Board that was awarded to him in 2006. In 2007, he was awarded the Membership of Oral Surgery of The Royal College of Edenbutgh (MOSRCSEd).  


    In 2008, He was awarded MSc. Oral Surgery (by research), Cairo University. His research investigated the impact of handpiece speed on post-operative oedema after surgical removal of mandibular third molar via a controlled clinical trial.


    In the same year, 2008, Kamal joined Glasgow Dental Hospital and School as a staff grade (speciality doctor) Oral Surgery. He was involved in supervising the undergraduate students in oral surgery clinics and also involved in undergraduate teaching for oral surgery.


    In late 2009, he joined Sunderland Royal Hospital. In 2010, he joined Luton and Dunstable Hospital. In 2011, he returned to Egypt to work as an Oral Surgeon with the National Health Service. 


    While working with patients, in different scopes of dental services, and also in different countries, he found that, the provided patient educational materials are difficult to be understood by them. Moreover, he realised that, patients surf the internet for more information that satisfies their needs; but the information they gain is not very accurate or up-to-date, affecting their treatment preferences and satisfaction. Kamal’s research aims to evaluate the impact of patient-centred dental open educational resources on enhancing a shared clinical decision–making in dental practice. He was awarded an ASI scholarship to conduct this research. 


  • Qualifications


    • PhD (Dentistry), The University of Adelaide, Australia.

    • MSc (Oral Surgery), Cairo University, Egypt.

    • MRCSEd (oral surgery), The Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh, UK.

    • Fellowship of Egyptian Board of Oral and Jaws Surgery, Egypt.

    • PGDip (Laser), Cairo University, Egypt.

    • BDS, Cairo University, Egypt.


  • Research Funding

    • Adelaide Scholarship International.

    • Colgate Travel Award.

    • The University of Adelaide Eustas Travel Award.

  • Publications

    Peer-reviewed journal articles

    • Hanna K, Nair R, Armfield J, Brennan B. Temporomandibular dysfunction among working Australian adults and association with workplace effort-reward imbalance. Community Dent Health 2020 37: 1-7. PMID: 32306565

    • Santiago P, Song Y, Hanna K, Nair R. Degrees of xerostomia? A Rasch analysis of the Xerostomia Inventory. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2019. PMID: 31715641

    • Nair R, Luzzi L, Jamieson L, Spencer AJ, Hanna KMB, Do LG. Private Dental Care Benefits Non-Indigenous Children More Than Indigenous Children. JDR Clinical & Translational Research 2019;0. PMID: 31661646

    • Hanna K, Sambrook P, Armfield J, Brennan D. Internet use, online information seeking and knowledge among third molar patients attending public dental services. Aust Dent J. 2017:DOI: 10.1111/adj.12509. PMID: 28241385

    • Hanna K, Sambrook P, Armfield J, Brennan D. Exploring and modelling impacts of third molar experience on quality of life: A real-time qualitative study using Twitter. 2017;67(5):272-280. PMID: 28338226

    • Hanna K, Sambrook P, Armfield JM, Brennan D. Preferences for dental decisional control and associations with quality of life among third molar patients attending public dental services. Community Dental Health. 2017;34(3):163-168. PMID: 28872811.

    • Hanna K, Sambrook P, Armfield J, Jamieson L, Brennan D. Third molar extractions among Australian adults: Findings from the 2013 National Dental Telephone Interview Survey. Int Dent J. 2017:DOI:10.1111/idj.12330. PMID: 29034476

    • Hanna K, Brennan D, Sambrook P, Armfield J. Third molars on the Internet: A guide for assessing information quality and readability. Interactive Journal of Medical Research. 2015; 4 (4): e19. 


    Higher Degree by Research thesis

    Peer-reviewed conference abstracts

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