Dr. Mohammad S. Al-Zahrani

Dr. Mohammad S. Al-Zahrani

Professor
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Case Western Reserve University, USA

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Area of Interest:

Public Health
100%
Clinical Periodontology
62%
Preventive Medicine
90%
Pediatric Dentistry
75%
Epidemiology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Zawawi, K.H. and M.S. Al-Zahrani, 2014. Gingival biotype in relation to incisors' inclination and position. Saudi Med. J., 35: 1378-1383.
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  2. Al-Sherbini, M.M., M.S. Al-Zahrani, Z.A. Alrefaie, H.A. Amin and K.H. Zawawi, 2014. Estrogen deficiency reduces the expression of estrogen receptor-beta in Wistar rats' periodontal tissues. Saudi Med. J., 35: 242-247.
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  3. Zawawi, K.H., G.A. Malki, M.S. Al-Zahrani and Y.M. Alkhiary, 2013. Effect of lip position and gingival display on smile and esthetics as perceived by college students with different educational backgrounds. Clin. Cosmet. Invest. Dentistry, 5: 77-80.
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  4. Alzahrani, A.S., N.F. Bissada, R.J. Jurevic, S. Narendran, I.E. Nouneh and M.S. Al-Zahrani, 2013. Reduced systemic inflammatory mediators after treatment of chronic gingivitis. Saudi Med J., 34: 415-419.
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  5. Al-Zahrani, M.S., K.H. Zawawi and F.M. Altaf, 2013. The effect of obesity and periodontitis on the expression of antimicrobial peptides in gingival tissues. Saudi Med. J., 34: 525-530.
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  6. Zawawi, K.H., S.M. Al-Harthi and M.S. Al-Zahrani, 2012. Prevalence of gingival biotype and its relationship to dental malocclusion. Saudi Med. J., 33: 671-675.
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  7. Lakkis, D., N.F. Bissada, A. Saber, L. Khaitan, L. Palomo, S. Narendran and M.S. Al-Zahrani, 2012. Response to periodontal therapy in patients who had weight loss after bariatric surgery and obese counterparts: A pilot study. J. Periodontol., 83: 684-689.
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  8. Al-Zahrani, M.S. and H.S. Alghamdi, 2012. Effect of periodontal treatment on serum C-reactive protein level in obese and normal-weight women affected with chronic periodontitis. Saudi Med. J., 33: 309-314.
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  9. Al-Zahrani, M.S., K.H. Zawawi, O.N. Austah and H.S. Al-Ghamdi, 2011. Self reported halitosis in relation to glycated hemoglobin level in diabetic patients. Open Dentistry J., 5: 154-157.
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  10. Al-Zahrani, M.S., 2011. Prehypertension and undiagnosed hypertension in a sample of dental school female patients. Int. J. Dental Hyg., 9: 74-78.
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  11. Al-Zahrani, M.S. and O.N. Austah, 2011. Photodynamic therapy as an adjunctive to scaling and root planing in treatment of chronic periodontitis in smokers. Saudi Med. J., 32: 1181-1186.
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  12. Natto, Z.S. and M.S. Al-Zahrani, 2010. Periodontal bone loss and self-reported medical conditions in a dental school patient population. J. Int. Acad. Periodontol., 12: 104-109.
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  13. Aloufi, F., S.G. Ciancio, O. Shibly and M.S. Al-Zahrani, 2010. Plaque accumulation in orthodontics patients: Bonded versus banded teeth. Dental Learn., 4: 1-3.
  14. Al-Zahrani, M.S., S.O. Bamashmous and N.F. Bissada, 2010. Effect of adjunctive use of photodyncamic therapy in periodontal maintenance of patients with type 2 diabetes. Egypt. Dental J., 56: 451-456.
  15. Al-Zahrani, M.S., 2010. Obesity and tooth loss among a sample of female patients at a Saudi dental school. Egypt. Dental J., 56: 503-509.
  16. Al-Zahrani, M.S., 2010. Obesity and physical inactivity among female dental students. Al-Qura Univ. Med. J., 1: 12-21.
  17. Al-Harbi, M.A., B.M. Abozor and M.S. Al-Zahrani, 2010. Undiagnosed diabetes and hypertension in patients at a private dental clinic in Saudi Arabia. Dental Learn., 4: 1-5.
  18. Ortiz, P., N.F. Bissada, L. Palomo, Y.W. Han, M.S. Al-Zahrani, A. Panneerselvam and A. Askari, 2009. Periodontal therapy reduces the severity of active rheumatoid arthritis in patients treated with or without tumor necrosis factor inhibitors. J. Periodontol., 80: 535-540.
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  19. Aloufi, F., N. Bissada, A. Ficara, F. Faddoul and M.S. Al-Zahrani, 2009. Clinical assessment of Peri-implant tissues in patients with varying severity of chronic periodontitis. Clin. Implant Dentistry Relat. Res., 11: 37-40.
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  20. Al-Zahrani, M.S., S.O. Bamshmous, A.A. Alhassani and M.M. Al-Sherbini, 2009. Short-term effects of photodynamic therapy on periodontal status and glycemic control of patients with diabetes. J. Periodontol., 80: 1568-1573.
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  21. Al-Zahrani, M.S., 2009. Reasons for tooth extraction at three private dental clinics in Saudi Arabia. Egypt. Dental J., 55: 21-23.
  22. Bouri, Jr. A., N. Bissada, M.S. Al-Zahrani, F. Faddoul and I. Nouneh, 2008. Width of keratinized gingiva and the health status of the supporting tissues around dental implants. Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Implants, 23: 323-326.
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  23. Al-Zahrani, M.S., 2008. Implant therapy in aggressive periodontitis patients: A systematic review and clinical implications. Quintessence Int., 39: 211-215.
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  24. Merdad, L.A., M.S. Al-Zahrani and J.M. Farsi, 2007. Smoking habits among Saudi female university students: Prevalence, influencing factors and risk awareness. Ann. Saudi Med., 27: 366-369.
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  25. Al-Zahrani, M.S., R.A. Kayal and N.F. Bissada, 2006. Periodontitis and cardiovascular disease: A review of shared risk factors and new findings supporting a causality hypothesis. Quintessence Int., 37: 11-18.
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  26. Al-Zahrani, M.S., 2006. Increased intake of dairy products is related to lower periodontitis prevalence. J. Periodontol., 77: 289-294.
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  27. Al-Zahrani, M.S. and R. Kayal, 2006. Alveolar bone loss and reported medical status among a sample of patients at a Saudi dental school. Oral Health Prev. Dent., 4: 113-118.
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  28. Al-Emadi, A., N. Bissada, C. Farah, B. Siegel and M. Al-Zahrani, 2006. Systemic diseases among patients with and without alveolar bone loss. Quintessence Int., 37: 761-765.
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  29. Al Zahrani, M.S., 2006. Self-reported medical conditions among a sample of adult patients screened at faculty of dentistry's clinics, King Abdulaziz University. J. King Abdulaziz Univ.-Med. Sci., 13: 3-13.
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  30. El-Sayed, H.H. and M.S. Al-Zahrani, 2005. Locally administered metronidazole as an adjunct to conventional periodontal therapy in diabetic patients. Med. J. Cairo Univ., 73: 451-456.
  31. Alabdulkarim, M., N. Bissada, M. Al-Zahrani, A. Ficara and B. Siegel, 2005. Alveolar bone loss in obese subjects. J. Int. Acad. Periodontol., 7: 34-38.
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  32. Al-Zahrani, M.S., N.F. Bissada and E.A. Borawski, 2005. Diet and periodontitis. J. Int. Acad. Periodontol., 7: 21-26.
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  33. Al-Zahrani, M.S., E.A. Borawski and N.F. Bissada, 2005. Periodontitis and three health-enhancing behaviors: Maintaining normal weight, engaging in recommended level of exercise and consuming a high-quality diet. J. Periodontol., 76: 1362-1366.
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  34. Al-Zahrani, M.S., E.A. Borawski and N.F. Bissada, 2005. Increased physical activity reduces prevalence of periodontitis. J. Dentistry, 33: 703-710.
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  35. Al-Zahrani, M.S. and N.F. Bissada, 2005. Predictability of connective tissue grafts for root coverage: Clinical perspectives and a review of the literature. Quintessence Int., 36: 609-616.
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  36. Al-Zahrani, M.S., N.F. Bissada, A.J. Ficara and B. Cole, 2004. Effect of connective tissue graft orientation on root coverage and gingival augmentation. Int. J. Periodont. Restorative Dent., 24: 65-69.
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  37. Al-Zahrani, M.S., E.A. Borawski and N.F. Bissada, 2004. Poor overall diet quality as a possible contributor to calculus formation. Oral Health Prev. Dentistry, 2: 345-349.
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  38. Al-Zahrani, M.S., N.F. Bissada and E.A. Borawski, 2003. Obesity and periodontal disease in young, middle-aged and older adults. J. Periodontol., 74: 610-615.
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