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Ihab Suwwan

Title:
Staff Paediatric Dentist, Department of Dentistryy
Designations:
BDS, M.Sc., FRCD(C)
Phone:
416-813-6018
Alternate Email:
ihab.suwwan@sickkids.ca
U of T Positions:
Instructor, Faculty of Dentistry

Research Positions

Project Investigator

Biography

Dr Ihab Suwwan was a General Dental Practitioner in Amman, Jordan when he became interested in the field of Paediatric Dentistry and began to pursue specialty training. He successfully completed his master’s degree and speciality training in Paediatric Dentistry from the University of Toronto in 2007. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentist of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a staff paediatric dentist at SickKids and also works as a Specialist Paediatric Dentist in a variety of community based dental offices. He utilises over 15 years of experience in this area to teach residents and fellows at SickKids Hospital in addition to Post-graduate Students in the graduate program of Pediatric Dentistry at U of T. He is fluent in Arabic and English languages.

Research

  • Low Level Laser Therapy for the prevention of oral mucositis in children undergoing bone marrow transplantation
  • Research into practice of pediatric dentistry for special needs patients in hospital setting with a special focus on pediatric oncology patients

Education and experience

  • 1993–1998: BDS Degree in Dentistry, University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan
  • 1998–2003: General Dental Practitioner Amman, Jordan
  • 2003–2004: Research / Teaching Assistant, Pediatric Dentistry Dept., University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • 2004–2007: Paediatric Dentistry Speciality Training, University of Toronto and SickKids, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2004–2007: M.Sc. in Paediatric Dentistry, University of Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • 2006–2016: Paediatric Dentistry Undergraduate Clinical Instructor, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2008–2016: Associate in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2008–present: Paediatric Dental Specialist, community based dental practices, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2011–present: Attending Staff Paediatric Dentist, SickKids, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2016–present: Paediatric Dentistry Post-Graduate Clinical Instructor, City Schools Clinic, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

Achievements

  • 2007–2011: Awarded Harron Scholarship from Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • 2008: Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry, the Royal College of Dentists of Canada FRCD(C)
  • 2012: Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • 2014: Jordanian Dental Specialty Board in Pediatric dentistry

Publications

M.Sc. Thesis Title: Longitudinal Effects of Habit-breaking Appliances on Tongue and Dento-alveolar Relations and Speech in Children with Oral Habits 
Supervisors: Drs G.V. Kulkarni and T. Bressmann

Funding

Cures Within Reach is funding a joint research project into “Low Level Laser Therapy for the prevention of oral mucositis in pediatric patients undergoing myeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation “with the Department of Dentistry and the Bone Marrow Transplant Team at SickKids

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