Lina Sharab

Assistant Professor, Division of Orthodontics

Department: Oral Health Science

  • Office:D416 Dental Science Building
    Lexington, Kentucky 40536
  • Phone:859 323-7638
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  • 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


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

Certification/Special Training

  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • Fellowship in orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Invisible Orthodontics
  • Surgical orthodontics
  • Interdisciplinary care Adult Orthodontics
  • Biomaterial and surface sciences
  • White spot lesion
  • Root resorption
  • Biomedical and technology Higher Education
  • Research Awards: Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (2018) & Thomas M. Graber Award of Special Merit (2015)
  • Students Mentored Academic and Research Awards: UKCD Student Research Fellowship 2017-2018 & UKCD 4th Annual Implant Symposium, DMD Poster Award
  • Academic Award: UK CELT (Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching-University of Kentucky) Educational award (2018)
  • 1. 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. 2. 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 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. 3. Influence of Methylene Blue-Mediated Photodynamic Therapy on the Resistance to Detachment of Streptococcus Mutans Biofilms from Titanium Substrata. Lina Y. Sharab, DDS. Copyright 2011 by ProQuest LLC.
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