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Project Description

Dr. Jehad Al Sukhun

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Jehad Al Sukhun working as a highly qualified Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon has required an in depth knowledge and understanding of the relationship between medicine, surgery and technology. Years of working in the field has granted him not only experience in surgery but also advanced his interpersonal and communication skills. He has been the team leader for designing and conducting research projects in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery over the past 10 years. His next step will be to incorporate the research skills he has gained into a clinically oriented career in surgery. He think clinical work is more valuable if combined with scientific medical research.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. PhD in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery. University College London, London, United Kingdom, (1998-2001).
  2. MSc in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom (1995-1997).
  3. BDS, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (1995).
  4. General Secondary Examination (GSE) with an average 95.2 %.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

  1. Oral & maxillofacial surgeon, MedCare Hospital, Dubai, UAE (2014/2018). Full time.
  2. Oral & maxillofacial surgeon, Medeor / Burjeel Hospital, Dubai, UAE (2017/2018). Part time.
  3. Oral & maxillofacial surgeon, Nicholas & ASP, Dubai, UAE (2013/2014). Full time.
  4. Professor oral & maxillofacial surgeon, program director, Maktoum Ben Hamdan Dental University College, Dubai (2013/2018). Part time.
  5. Oral & maxillofacial surgeon, Al Hayatt Medical Centre, Amman, Jordan (2006/2013). Full
  6. Visiting, senior consultant, oral & maxillofacial surgeon, Shaikh Khalifah Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2003-2007)
  7. Affiliated, oral & maxillofacial surgeon, clinical research associate, Helsinki University Hospital and Medical Director at Euro-Oral LTD, multidisciplinary health care organisation. Helsinki, Finland (2003/2006).
  8. Senior House Officer / Registrar, oral & maxillofacial surgery department, at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom (2001/2002). Approved higher surgical training by the Royal college of Surgeons, England.
  9. Clinical researcher, PhD, in oral & maxillofacial / implantology at University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom (1998/2002).
  10. Clinical training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Trafford General Hospital, Hope Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom (1995/1997).

Clinical Skills:

  1. i) Management of maxillofacial trauma patient
  • Head injuries (Skull base surgery)
  • Facial soft tissue injuries
  • Fractures of the mandible
  • Fractures of the mandible
  • Middle third fractures
  1. Facial cosmetic procedures
    • Facial rejuvenation: fillers, botox, PRP
    • Facial surgical rejuvenation: face lift, neck lift, blepharoplasty, double chin surgery, lipo-suction.

iii)  Management of facial deformities

  • Orthognathic assessment and planning
  • Osteotomy techniques – mandible
  • Osteotomy techniques – maxilla
  • Cleft lip / palate
  1. iv) Management of Oro-facial medicine and pathology
  • Facial pain
  • TMJ diseases
  • Cranial nerve lesions
  • Salivary gland diseases: Parotid gland, submandibular gland surgery
  • Oral manifestations of systemic disease
  • Bone disease
  • Non-malignant jaw tumours
  1. v) Management of Oro-facial neoplasia
  • Premalignant lesions
  • Oral – Facial cancer, swelling, cyst, lump.
  • Neck lumps, swelling, cyst, cancer
  • Head & neck surgery
  • Reconstructive procedures: special interest in the management of mid facial tumours resection and reconstruction using free vascular flaps e.g. DCIA and Free fibular flaps. Please see attached published literature and case reports.
  1. v) Dento alveolar surgery
  • Dental implants
  • Bone graft
  • Sinus lift
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Impacted teeth

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

  1. The use of biodegradable implants to reconstruct bony defects. Multicentre study (2004-2012). Please see published literature.
  2. The use of selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor celecoxib, to control pain in patients after oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. Multicentre study (2007-2011). Please see published literature.
  3. Use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the reconstruction of bony defects. Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland(2004-2007). Please see published literature.
  4. Orbital stress analysis. Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland. (2004-2006). Please see published literature.
  5. Finite Element Computer Simulations of mandibular functional deformation. University College London, London, United Kingdom, 2001. PhD thesis. Please see published literature.
  6. Zygomatico-orbital fracture, complications, and management, prospective study of 120 cases. Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom. MSc thesis (1995-1997). Please see published literature.

Distinguished clinical research achievements:

  • I have, for the first time in surgery, introduced and successfully used biodegradable implants, instead of conventional titanium plates, to reconstruct orbital bony defects. Please see published literature.
  • I have, for the first time in surgery, introduced the concept of ‘stiffness graded’ implants to reconstruct bony defects. Please see published literature.

PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Al-Sukhun J, Koivusalo A, Törnwall J, lindqvist C. Cox-2 inhibitors and early failure of free vascular flaps. N Engl J Med. 2006 ; 355(5): 528-9.
  2. Al-Sukhun J, Lindqvist C, Ashmakhi N, Penttila H. Microvascular stress analysis Part I: Simulation of microvascular anastomoses using finite element analysis. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007; 45(2): 130-7.
  3. Al-Sukhun J, Ashmmakhi N, Penttila H. Microvascular stress analysis Part II: arterial wall compliance and its effect on the anastomosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;  22: 883-7.
  4. Al-Sukhun J, Lindqvist C, Hietanen J, Leivo I, Penttila H. Central adenoid cystic carcinoma of the mandible: Case report and literature review of 16 cases. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2006; 101: 304-8.
  5. Al-Sukhun J, Penttila H, Lindqvist C, Tornwall J. One-stage ‘zygomatico-mandibular’ approach for improved access to hemi-maxillectomy and middle base of the skull. J Craniofac Surg. 2008; 19: 528-33.
  6. Al-Sukhun J, Lindqvist C, Tornwall J. The case of ‘hemi-facectomy’. Repair of oro-mandibular and mid-facial defects by combining two classical free flaps. J Craniofac Surg. 2012; 23: 526-9.
  7. Al-Sukhun J, Kontio R, Lindqvist C, Tornwall J. Use of a Prefabricated Titanium Plate for Accurate Reconstruction of Secondary Orbital Blow-out Fracture. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 15; 117: 1648-51.
  8. Al-Sukhun J, Penttila H. The cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor celecoxib and alveolar J Ir Dent Assoc. 2011; 57: 50-3.
  9. Al-Sukhun J, Penttila H, Ashammakhi N. Analgesic Effect of Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitor Celecoxib is Superior to Those of Traditional Non-steroidal Anti-inflamatory Drug, Ibuprufen. J Craniofac Surg 2012; 23: 526-9.
  10. Al-Sukhun J, Tornwall J, Lindqvist C, Kontio R. Bioresorbable poly-L/DL-lactide (P[L/DL]LA 70/30) plates are reliable for repairing large inferior orbital wall bony defects: a pilot study. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006; 64(1): 47-55.
  11. Al-Sukhun J, Lindqvist C. A comparative study of two implants used to repair inferior orbital wall bony defects. Autogenous bone graft versus bioresorbable poly-L/DL-Lactide [P(L/DL)LA 70/30] plate. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006; 64: 1038-48.
  12. Al-Sukhun J, Kontio R, Lindqvist C. Orbital Stress Analysis. Part I: Simulation of orbital deformation following a blunt injury by finite element analysis method. J Oral and Maxillofac Surg. 2006; 64: 434-42.
  13. Al-Sukhun J, Penttilä H, Ashammakhi N. Orbital Stress Analysis. Part II: Design and fixation of autogenous bone graft used to repair orbital blow-out fracture. J Craniofac Surg. 2011; 22: 1294-8.
  14. Al-Sukhun J, Penttilä H, Ashammakhi N. Orbital Stress Analysis. Part III: Biomechanics of orbital blow out fracture repair using  bioresorbable poly-L/DL-Lactide [P(L/DL)LA 70/30] J Craniofac Surg. 2011; 22: 1299-303.
  15. Al-Sukhun J, Penttilä H, Ashammakhi N. Orbital Stress Analysis. Part IV: A comparative study of two implants used to repair inferior orbital wall bony defects. Biodegradable poly-L/DL-Lactide 70/30 implant with a uniform stiffness versus stiffness graded’ biodegradable poly-L/DL-lactide 70/30 J Craniofac Surg. 2012; 23: 126-30
  16. Al-Sukhun J, Penttilä H, Ashammakhi N, Helenius M. Orbital Stress Analysis. Part V: Variables affecting the predictive behaviour of a finite element model of a human orbit. J Craniofac Surg 2012; 23: 669-74.
  17. Al-Sukhun J, Lindqvist C, Kontio R. Modelling of orbital deformation using finite element analysis method. J R Soc Interface. 2006; 22: 255-62.
  18. Al-Sukhun J, Kelleway J, Helenius M. Biomechanics of the mandible. Part I: Development of custom fabricated displacement Transducers to record Mandibular Functional Deformation. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006; 64: 1015-22.
  19. Al-Sukhun J, Kelleway J, Helenius M. Biomechanics of the Mandible: Part II Development of a three dimensional finite element model to study mandibular functional deformation. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2007; 22: 455-66.
  20. Al-Sukhun J, Kelleway J, Helenius M. Development of a three dimensional finite element model of a human mandible containing endosseous dental implants. Part I. Mathematical validation and experimental verification. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2007; 80: 234-46.
  21. Al-Sukhun J, Lindqvist C, Helenius M. Development of a three dimensional finite element model of a human mandible containing endosseous dental implants. Part II. Variables affecting the predictive behaviour of a finite element model of a human mandible. J Biomed Mater Res A. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2007; 80: 247-56.
  22. Martola M, Hänninen H, Lindqvist C, Al-Sukhun J. Fracture of titanium plates used for mandibular reconstruction following ablative tumor surgery. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2007; 80: 345-52.
  23. Helenius M, Tervahartiala P, Helenius I, Al-Sukhun J et al. Clinical, radiographic and MRI findings of the temporomandibular joint in patients with different rheumatic diseases. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006; 35: 983-9.
  24. Al-Sukhun J, Penttila H, Ashammakhi N, Helenius M. Effects of tissue engineered articular disc implants on the biomechanical loading of the human temporomandibular joint in a three-dimensional finite element model. J Craniofac Surg. 2007; 18: 781-8.
  25. Al-Sukhun J, Penttila H, Tornwall J, Lindqvist C, Helenius M. Stereolithrography and the use of pre-fabricated / adapted plates for accurate repair of maxillofacial defects. Plastlogy (Open Access Journal).
  26. Al-Sukhun J, Helenius M, Lindqvist C, Thören H. Use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the reconstruction of mandibular bony defects: Clinical and radiographic follow-up. Br J Oral and Maxillofac Surg (In Press).
  27. Penttila H, Ashammakhi N, Al-Sukhun J. Generation of Cartilage using Prefabricated Microvascularied Perichondrial Bioabsorbable Polylactide Nonwoven Scaffolds. (In Press).
  28. Penttila H, Ashammakhi N, Al-Sukhun J. Generation of periosteum using Prefabricated Microvascularied Periosteal Bioabsorbable Polylactide Nonwoven Scaffolds. (In Press).
  29. Al-Sukhun J, Helenius M. Reumapotilas ja hammasimplantit. Suomen Hammaslaakari lehti (In Press).
  30. Al-Sukhun J, Penttila H, Ashmmakhi N. No difference in blepharoplasty outcome whether performed by plastic or maxillofacial surgeon JPRAS (In Press).
  31. Al-Sukhun J. Is cosmetic facial surgery better undertaken by plastic surgeons than oral maxillofacial surgeons: Current understanding and practice. BJOMS (In Press)
  • PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES & MEETINGS (A full list of 300 papers would be provided on request)

FUND RAISED FOR RESEARCH:

730, 000 Euros awarded by Evo-Government research fund through P6 EU research fund to conduct a study on orbital stress analysis at Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland (2004-2009).

1,240, 000 Euros awarded by Synthes (Oberdorf, Switzerland) to conduct a prospective study on the use of polymax biodegradable plates to reconstruct bony defects at Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland (2005-20012).

100, 000 Euros awarded by Appolonia (Helsinki, Finland) to sponsor a study on the use of finite element computer simulation and its application in surgery, at Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland (2004-2009).

165, 000 sterling pounds, ORS national award, to conduct a clinical research project in the field of oral and maxillofacial implantology at University College London, London, UK (1998-2001). PhD project.

COURSES:

  1. Workshop: microvascualr anastomosis, animal workshop, Biomedicinium, Helsinki, Finland (2006).
  2. Facial aesthetic courses. International congress of oral and maxillofacial surgery (ICOMS), Vienna, Austria (2005/ 2006/2008).
  3. Maxillofacial Implant courses including Bränmark, ITI and Astra, University College London, London, United Kingdom (1997-2000).
  4. Facial plating course, Morriston Hospital, Wales, United Kingdom (1999).
  5. Gortex regenerative material certifying course (1999).
  6. Finite element course. Wild & Partners, Stockport, United Kingdom (1998).
  7. Communication courses, University of London, London, United Kingdom (1999).

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