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Lina Sharab

Assistant Professor, Division of Orthodontics

Department: Oral Health Science


  • DDS, Al- Ba’ath University, School of Dental medicine, Syria
  • MS, Biomaterial Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MSc, University of Kentucky


  • Orthodontics, University of Kentucky
  • One-year residency in Orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo


  • 2 Years Educational -Full-time Faculty Fellowship program (FTFF) by the AAO / Faculty development and education program I Fellowship in orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo I

Certification/Special Training

  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • Fellowship in orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo I
  • Invisible Orthodontics
  • Surgical orthodontics
  • Interdisciplinary care I Adult Orthodontics I Lingual Braces I
  • Biomaterial and surface sciences
  • White spot lesion
  • Root resorption
  • Biomedical and technology I Higher Education I Career advancement and leadership I
  • Awards and scholarships: I 2019-2021 Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development by ADEA I 2016- 2020 UKCD IMA Grant Award $12,500.00. I 2019 AAO Fellowship Sponsorship “Academy of Academic Leadership Program I 2019 Teaching Award “Mentor Who Made a Difference” (UK) I 2019 SAO- faculty Lecture Award I 2018-2019 UK Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) I 2018 Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (Phase 3). I 2015 Thomas M. Graber Award of Special Merit. I Publications: I 1. Lina Sharab, Ahmad Kutkut, Joseph Van Sickels, Interdisciplinary Management of a Complex Adult Orthodontic Patient with Functional and Esthetic Rehabilitation, a Literature Review and a Case Report. (Academy of General Dentistry) I 2. Lina Sharab , Robert Baier , Sebastian Ciancio , Thomas Mang Influence of Photodynamic Therapy on Bacterial Attachment to Titanium Surface. J Oral Implantol. 2020 Oct 8. doi: 10.1563/aaid-joi-D-19-00344. I 3. Ahmad Kutkut, Rasha Abu-Eid, Lina Sharab, Mohanad Al Sabbagh. Full Mouth Rehabilitation of a Patient with Marfan’s Syndrome with Implant-retained Prostheses. Clinical Report and Literature Review. J Oral Implantol. 2020 Jan 7. doi: 10.1563/aaid-joi-D-19-00151 I 4. Sharab LY, Morford LA, Dempsey J, Falcão-Alencar G, Mason A, Jacobson E, Kluemper GT, Macri JV, Hartsfield JK Jr. Genetic and treatment-related risk factors associated with external apical root resorption (EARR) concurrent with orthodontia. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2015 Apr;18 Suppl 1:71-82. I 5. Kutkut A, Abu-Eid R, Sharab L, Abadi B, Van Sickels J, Full Mouth Implant Supported Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Ectodermal Dysplasia Patient: Clinical Report and Literature Review. Journal of International Academy of Periodontology, 2015 17/2: 34–41. I Accepted For Publication: I 1. Lina Sharab, Carli Loss, David Jensen, Tomas Kluemper, Mutlaq Al otaibi, , Hiroko Nagaoka “The Prevalence of White Spot Lesions During Orthodontic Treatment with Fixed Appliances” (Accepted at AJODO: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics) I 2. Lina Sharab, Carli Loss, Alex Kluemper, Gregory Hawk, , Hiroko Nagaoka, Cynthia Beeman “The effect of Orthodontic Patients’ perception, believes and Practices on WSL and Plaque Accumulation” (Accepted to JOOF: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedic) I 3. Lina Sharab; Mohamad Adel, Rahaf Abualsoud; Suheil Albaree; Brandi Hall ; Reny De Leeuw Ahmad Kutkut” Perception of Digital Dentistry Among Predental Students” . Accepted to : Bulletin of the National Research Centre I
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