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Dental Medical

Islamabad, Federal Capital Territory, Pakistan
September 15, 2019

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Muhammad Azhar SHEIKH

BSc. BDS, Statutory Exam (GDC – UK), MSc. (Lond), FDS RCS (Eng)

FFD RCS (Ireland), FDS Oral Surg, (UK)

{Fellow of Intercollegiate Board in Oral Surgery}

Dean / Professor / Consultant - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Oral Surgery -General Dental Council – UK

Permanent Registration Number - 78971

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – Pakistan Medical & Dental Council

Registration Number – 1222-D


Muhammad Azhar Sheikh

Dean / Professor / Consultant – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Foundation University College of Dentistry, DHA – I, Islamabad, Pakistan

Phone: +92-51-578**** Mobile: +92-313-*******

Email: WhatsApp: +92-313-*******

Date of Birth: 30th December 1960 Nationality: British

Home Address: 131 Highfield Road, Hallgreen, Birmingham B28 0HS. England, UK

Personal Email: WhatsApp: +92-313-*******


1999 FDS Oral Surg: Intercollegiate Specialty Examination conducted by all four colleges of Surgeons of UK and Ireland. Exit exam leading to completion of specialist training in Oral Surgery, UK.

1995 FDS RCS. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral pathology, Royal College of Surgeons of England.

1995 FFD RCSI. Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, Republic of Ireland.

1992-94 MSc. Faculty of Medicine, University of London. Two years full-time advanced teaching & training program covering all aspects of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Craniofacial trauma at Eastman Institute of Oral Health Care Sciences and University College Hospitals, London. There was research project with theses writing. Later it was published in British Journal of Rheumatology.

1987 Graded Specialist Diploma. One year full-time teaching and surgical training program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from Armed Forces Medical College, affiliated with Combined Military Hospitals, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Diploma was awarded with first position.

1983 BDS. de'Montmorency College of Dentistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. 1st division in final Examination.

Statutory Examination (GDC-UK). Passed final Statutory Examination from Leeds in February 2001.

Certificate in Medical Education and Professionalism: Foundation University, Islamabad. Presently doing a six month certificate Course to keep upto date in Medical Teaching and Assessment methadology.



Dean Faculty of Dentistry and Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: (November 2013 - upto date) Foundation University College of Dentistry, DHA-I, Islamabad, Pakistan. I was appointed first Dean of this institution. So complete process of faculty hiring, curriculum development, infra-structure provision, equiprment purchase, and Pakistan Medical & Dental Council insepections and approval was carried out under my supervision and guidance. The Institution has developed good reputition in short time and has highest merit amongst eight dental institutions in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Supervisory & Exam Duties - 2011 – up to date. Approved postgraduate training supervisor and examiner of College of physicians and surgeons of Pakistan. Have supervised 18 postgraduate trainees and four of them have completed the training with two passed their final exam of FCPS. I also supervised their research projects. Some of them are under process for publication.

Master of Dental Surgery (MDS): Paper setter and examiner of intermediate module and final exit examination of Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto University, Islamabad and University of Lahore, Pakistan.

Internal and external Examiner of BDS program. Foundation University, Islamabad, Riphah International University Islamabad, University of Lahore, National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi since 2008.

President of Award and Medal Committee of Foundation University Islamabad Campus constituting Foundation University Medical College, Foundation University College of Dentistry, Fuoundation University Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences and Foundation University College of Nursing.

President Sports Committee of Foundation University Islamabad Campus. Regular intra-campus, inter-campus, inter-colleges tournaments are arranged. Our sports teams have also participated in many universities sports activities. It is important that medical and dental graduates use their energies to develop mature balanced personality.

January 2011 – up to date

Approved Supervisor of College of Physicains and Surgeons of Pakistan for higher surgical training (Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (FCPS) in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. I have 10 postgraduate Trainees of FCPS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at present in addition to Undergraduate BDS teaching. Four postgraduate trainees have passed FCPS Degree, which is highest qualification in clinical disciplines of medicine and dentistry.

Faculty member of Life Saver Foundation of Shifa Interantional Hospital, Islamabad for teaching of Basic Life Support approved courses based on Americal Heart Association guidelines. Regularly carried out Basic Life Support courses for all grades of health care providers incuding medical and dental students.

January 2013 – up to date: Approved Training Tutor of Bio-Horizon Implants – USA

Visiting Consultan Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon: June 2010 – up to date. Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad. This is a tertiay care Hospital in Twin cities of Islamabad & Rawalpinidi. Have regular clinics and opration theatre sessions.

Visiting Consultan Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon: June 2010 – up to date. Amir Dental Surgery and Implant Centre, Rawalpinid Cantt. Main workload is dental implants and bone augmentation related procedures.


2008 - 2013

Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: (November, 2008 – Novermber 2013) Islamic Intenational Dental College, Riphah International University, 7th Avenue, G-7/4, Islamambad, Pakistan. This depertment was developed substantially and got approved by College of physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan for FCPS training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dental Implantology centre was established in the department and first time this speciality was included in FCPS training pathway.

Visiting Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon: Tahir Shahnawaz Dental Practices, F10/3, Islamabad. Main workload was Dental Implantology.

2003 - 2008

Associte Specialist Surgeon in Oral & Maxillfocial Surgery and Senior Lecturer. (January 2003 – November 2008) University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust. University of Birmingham, Division of Medical Sciences, England. I had my dedicated teaching sessions, clinics, theatre lists and sedation sessions. Fully participated in training programs of the department. Represented OMFS dept in Clinical Governance Committee.

2001 - 2003

Locum Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. (24th July 2001 – January 2003) Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Scartho Road, Grimsby DN33 2BA, UK. Worked very closely with postgraduate tutor and deputy dental dean of the region. Fully took part in teaching programes of the hospital and dental education. Waiting list of patients was brought down from 6 months to 6 weeks.


Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and Head of the Dept. (20th March 2000 – 22nd July 2001) Dental Surgery Department at Riyadh Health Care Hospital, Riyadh, KSA. I was responsible for overall performance and running of the department and a Member of the Quality / Performance Improvement & Infection control committee. During this period, we developed Job descriptions and Policies & Procedures for the department. A certificate of excellent performance was granted during this period.


Assistant Professor / Consultant. (Dec 1999 – Feb 2000) Rawalpindi Medical College and Allied Hospitals, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.


Specialist Registrar. (Feb 1996 – November 1999) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport - UK. This unit carry out all sorts of Oral & Maxillofacial surgical procedures from Dentoalveolar surgery, implants, Craniofacial trauma, TMJ surgery and Arthroscopy, cancer, reconstructive microvascular surgery, Local & Free vasularised flaps, Orthognathic Surgery, Laser treatment for canerous & pre-cancerous lesions, Salivary gland surgery, etc. The department also shared the teaching to undergraduate students. Specialist Registrar has the main responsibility of all in patients management and care. Actively participate in pre / post operative clinics and all operations. Second on call 1:3 rota and carry out all sorts of emergency treatment. This post has provided me substantial experience in all aspects and disciplines of the specialty. There were regular audit seminars. The Program number of the post is 12151V003 and my individual number is 1138. The SpR number is WAL/061/001/V.


Locum Registrar. (Jan 08, 1996 - Feb 26, 1996) Norman Rowe Maxillofacial Unit at Queen Mary's University Roehampton Hospital, London.


SHO. (Sept 05, 1994 - Dec 31, 1995) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dept, Ashford Hospital, London Road, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 3AL. This was recognized training post by Royal College of Surgeons, England. This job provided me good confidence and gained good experience about basic and advance surgical techniques. I also obtained sound knowledge about the British Hospitals Working System.


SHO/Hon Clinical Assistant. (Sept 27, 1993 - August 31, 1994) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Chase Farm Hospital, Middlesex EN2 8JL, UK. This was part of MSc program for hands on training.


Dental/Oral Surgeon. (Jan, 1988 - Nov, 1992) Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia. Three Certificates of Excellent Performance were awarded by Ministry. Actively took part in regional study programmes and gave a few presentations in monthly teaching seminars.


Dental/Oral surgeon. (Jan 29, 1985 - Dec 27, 1987) Rawalpindi General Hospital and Rawalpindi District Headquarters Hospital, affiliated with Rawalpindi Medical College. I gained good experience in basic dento-alveolar surgery and trauma management. Although very junior doctor but given weekly theatre sessions for trauma management.


House Surgeon. (Jan 07, 1984 - Jan 06, 1985) de'Montmorency College of Dentistry, Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore, in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics and Oral medicine.

Teaching and Audit. Have regualry been involved in teaching at various levels. Regularly teach at under and postgraduate level. Have taken responsibility of organising teaching programmes, seminars, symposiums and workshops at all levels. Participate in teaching of S - 63 courses and share teaching to junior staff wherever I have worked. Have completed various Audit projects at hospitals and lead an audit project in dental practice in UK.

Duties and Responsibilities as a Member of Various Committees

Member Deans Committee Foundation University, Islamabad: This is highest Academic forum to make academic, managerial and financial policies of University.

Member Academic Council of Foundation University, Islamabad: This council decides about the academic programs of University.

Head of Board of Studies and Faculty – FUCD: Responsible for Syllabus and curriculum application. It also decides the internal and external examiners for dentistry.

Head of Examination Committee for Dentistry – FUCD: Responsible for assuring the quality control of the exams and progress. Submitting the results to the faculty council.

Member of Admission, registration and Academic Advising Committee: Study the student’s application forms and files. Allocate the academic advisor for each student enrolled in the dental faculty. Train and support the advisors in solving student’s problems.

Member of Curriculum Development Committee: It has following responsibilities.

Assessment and updating the curriculum. Presently committee is working to make it integrated and modular. Maintains the course files with review and update the study plan.

Member of Integrated Hospital Coordination Committee: The committee performs the following duties:

Assuring the quality of patients’ services. Clinical training of under and post graduate students.

Head of Purchase Committee: As a head of Purchase Committee for Foundation University College of Dentistry, I am making sure that budget is managed in very effective and efficient manner to meet the requirement of teaching, clinical training and patient care.

Responsibilities for Courses, Workshops and symposiums:

Regular Courses and Workshops Conducted at Islamic International Dental College, Foundation University College of Dentistry and Local Hospitals:

Regular Comprehensive Dental Implantology Course of 6 months in Islamabad and Lahore: This course consitute 6 modules of two days each. Presently sixth course is underway. This course have six modules starting from basic implantology to advance procedurs of Guided bone and soft tissue generation. I am approved tutor of Bio-Horizon Impants of USA.

Regular Course on “How to prepare for FCPS/MDS Exam” This course is run every six months at Foundation University College of Dentistry, It caryy varifies CPD hours.

Hands on workshops on Dental implants: Oct 8th& 9th 2011 at Maroof Hospital, F10/3 Islamabad. 15th & 16th October 20011 at Istitute of dental Implants in Gulraiz Colony, Rawalpindi.

Hands on workshop on “Orientation and surgical protocol for implant surgery”: April 2011 at Islamic Int’l Dental College, Islamabad.

Instructor for BLS and run quarterly course at Islamic Int’l dental college ISB in collaboration with Life Saver Foundation, shifa Int’l Hospital, islamabad.

ACLS: This course is scheduled every 6 months. Last course was held in Dec 2010 at Islamic int’l Dental College in collaburation with life Saver foundation, Islamabad.

Many workshops and courses are conducted in Pakistan and UK on various topics in various aspects of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implants

ADVANCE COURSES & CONFERENCES: Attended and organised many – briefly as follows

Chair Scientific Committee: Eleventh conference of Pakistan Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – 21st to 25th Nov 2018. This is combined effort of Foundation University College of Dentistry and Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry, Rawalpinid. There were more than 20 international speakers came from Europe, USA, Middle East, Turkey and other countries. I was given responsibilities of organising Scientific Programs (Lectures, Posters, table clinics etc) and arrangement of International and national Speakers.

Chair of Dentistry Committee: “International conference of Interdisciplinary Health Care” – This three day conference and multiple workshops were run successfully at Foundation University, Islamabad 2nd to 4th Feb 2018.

Co-Chairman Organising committee – International Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery “Success through Synergy” – At Pearl Intercontinental Hotel in Murree, Paksian – Sept 6th to 8th, 2013 along with five workshops.

International Symposium on Dental implantology Noble BioCare - August 2019: 3 days intensive symposium attended in Madrid, Italy.

The 5th International Congress of the World Academy for Laser Education in Dentistry (WALED) 21 September 2017, Thessaloniki Greece

The 6th Congress of the World Federation for Laser Dentistry - European Division - WFLD-ED 22-23 September 2017, Thessaloniki Greece

Symposium on Dental implantology - May 2011: 3 days intensive symposium attended in Pheonix, Arizona, USA

International Association on Dental studies and research: Lahore April 2011. Presented two research papers and lead poster and presentation by junior doctors of the dept.

Asian conference on dental education and research in Karachi: Feb 2011. Took part in dental education symposium. Played judge role in Educational quiz.

International dental conference on Medical education: Dec 2010 in Abu Dabhi

Advace Cardiac Life Support Provider Certificate: 3 dys course at Shifa Int’l Hosp, islamabad, August 2011

British Dental Association – Annual Conference (20-22nd May 2010) in Liverpool, UK

Int’l Conf on Medical Education: January 2009, Isb, Pakistan.

Developing a measurment of patient safety: January 25, 2009, Pakistan.

Advance Life Support (May 2004) at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

SAAD course in conscious sedation – November 2003. UK

Eropean Computer Driving Licence (2002) 7 Modules course of computer hard and softwares from Hull college. UK

Oral Titanium Osseo-integrated Implants (A Clinical Training Course): 1-2 Oct, 1999. Organized by ASTRA TECH, UK.

Going in to the Orbit: 30th July, 1999. Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead,

Plastic surgery of the Nose: 10-12 February 1999. The Institute of Laryngology and Otology, University of London. Gained basic but solid surgical concept and techniques of Rhinoplatsy.

First Steps in Rhinoplasty: 30th Oct, 1998. One day course at Stamford Institute of Cosmetic & Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, London.

South Coast Surgical Anatomy Course: 7th - 11th Sept, 98, Southampton University, UK. Five days course involving cadeveric dissection and lectures for resection and facial reconstruction with local and free flaps.

Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS): 2nd - 4th Sept 98, Cambridge University. This is organized under the auspices of Royal Colleges of Surgeons of UK and American College of Surgeons.

Aesthetic Laser Surgery: 15 & 16 Nov, 1997, A practical course on Laser Skin Resurfacing, Blepharoplasty, Vascular Lesions, Facial Telangiectasia, Tattoo, Small Leg veins. The course is recognized by Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Advanced Trauma Skills Course: 11 to 13 July 1997 at Birmingham University, UK. Emergency Management of severely traumatized patient. Teaching involved Lectures, Cadaver demonstrations/practical and Live situation assessment.

Tempromandibular Joint Surgery and Arthroscopy: 31 June - 2 July 1997. Glyn Clwyd Hospital, UK. Teaching and practical course, recognized by RCS England.

Microvascular Surgery Course. (7 - 11 October 1996) Northwick Park Surgical Research Department London with RCS of England.

Course in Hospital Management. (19 - 22 November 1996) This four days course was organized by Dental Postgraduate Department, University of Wales, College of Medicine.

Study and Review of Osseointegration Procedures in the Craniofacial Region (6 & 7 July 1996). Organized by Norman Rowe Educational Trust (London) in collaboration with Institute of Applied Biotechnology, Gothenburg. Professor P I Brenamark was the main speaker and teacher in the course.

Maxillofacial Injuries and Basic & Advanced Life Support. (November 23-24, 95) Maxillofacial Unit of the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, England.

Radiation Protection: (Jan 28, 94) The Physical and Clinical aspects of Radiation Protection, organized by The Institute of Physical Sciences in Medicine, England.

Osseointegration Implant Course (Branemark System). (November 1994) OSSEOINTEGRATION IMPLANT SYSTEM organized by Nobelpharma at Eastman Institute of Dental Surgery, Gray's inn Road, London.

Maxillofacial Reconstructive Prosthetics. One year (twelve hours a week, 1992-93) practical training course at the Dept of Maxillofacial technology, Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health Care Sciences, was successfully passed with 1st position.


Clinical Research Fellow. Part-time Clinical Research Fellow (November 1994 - July 1995) Maxillofacial & Microbiology Research Laboratories at Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health Care Sciences, University of London. This work provided me a good knowledge about oral microbiology and detection of various oral commensals and pathogens.

Etiology of Osteomyelitis. "Surface Associated Material from Staphylococcus aureus stimulate TRAP+ve Multinucleated cells generation in Mouse bone marrow cultures and cause bone resorption in osteomyelitis". This study was done with Prof/Head of the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department (M. Harris), Prof/Head of Maxillofacial research laboratory (B. Henderson) & Senior Lecturer (Dr. S. Meghji), Eastman Institute for Oral Health Care Sciences, University of London.

Osteonecrosis of jaw bones and use of Bisphosphonates: Clinical study was carried out in UK. Two papers puplished.

An evaluation of dental curriculum and teaching strategies in Pakistan: This pakistan wide study is underway and hopefully results will be published soon.

Many studies and audits were carried out and supervised.



1- "Fractures of the Mandible", 1987. (Armed Forces Medical College, Rawalpindi, Graded with distinction).

2- "Osteoclasts-like cell formation by Surface Associated Material from Staphylococcus aureus is mediated by Cytokines and 5-Lipoxygenase products", 1994. (University of London).

Papers Published:

Hanif M, Sheikh MA and Fazal M. Anlysing the knowledge & practice of cross infection control among Pakistani and Swedish dental students. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal Vol 39, No. 2 (June 2019) Page 149-154

Sheikh MA, Khan Ali, Riaz M, Zaman H. Comparison of different types of bone grafts and assessing success of dental implants. Journal of Implant Dentistry (accepted for publication - Article #2587-416)

Dr. Nimra Tahir, Dr. Yawar Hayat, Dr. Faisal Moeen, Dr. Azhar Sheikh “Effect of water absorption and solubility on dimensional change of self-cure acrylic resin using Ultraviolet visible spectrophotometer; an in vitro study”. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 7, Issue 10, October-2016. Pages 724-731 (ISSN 222*-****-***)

Sheikh MA, Kayani A, Mehdi A, Shafiq S & Rafique Z. Aetiology and management of alveolar osteitis. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal Vol 30, No. 2 (Dec 2010)

Sheikh MA, Kayani A & Ashfaq A. Removal of third molars – Should we have guidelines for surgery? Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal 2011.

Sheikh MA & Mehdi A: Hereditary ginginval fibramatosis – literature review and case report. J of pak Dent Association 2011.

Sheikh MA, Kayani A & Musharaf Q. Bisphosphosnate related osteonecrosis of jaw bones – A rare but serious complication. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal Vo29, No. 2 (Dec 2009)

Sheikh M A et al. Incidence of injury to inferior alveolar nerve following removal of mandibular impacted third molars. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal Vo29, No. 2 (Dec 2009)

Sheikh M A, Vohra F A. Osteonecrosis of the jawbones in patients treated with Bisphosphonates for multiple myeloma J Surg Pak Sep 2008;13(3):132-6.

Vohra F A, Sheikh M A. Bisphosphonates: a potential cause of osteonecrosis of jaws. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2007 Sep; 17(9): 579-80.

Sheikh M A. "SAM from Staphylococcus aureus stimulates Osteoclastogenesis by the 5-LO pathways and by stimulation of the Cytokines IL-6 and TNF ". J Dent Res: 787 (1994).

Sheikh M A, Ma W-G, Song Y, Wilson M, Henderson B, Harris M, Nair S and Meghji S. "Surface-associated material from Staphylococcus aureus stimulates TRAP positive Multinucleated cell differentiation from mouse bone marrow". Bone 15: 238 (1994).

Sheikh M A and co-authors. Surface-associated protein from Staphylococcus aureus stimulates osteoclastogenesis: Possible role in S. aureus-induced bone pathology. Br J Rheumatol 37: 1095-1101 (1998).

Papers being written

Hanif M and Sheikh MA. Efficacy of platelet rich plasma (PRP) on mouth opening & pain after surgical extraction of mandibular thirs molars. In Process

Sheikh M A, Khalid N and Tahir N Impacted Third Molars and Mandibular Canal; A Clinical and Radiographic Co-relation ( in process)

A few more papers in preparation and hoping to get puplished soon.


The various conferences and seminars attended and posters and paper presented. Regularly attend and present conferences in Pakistan, Europe and rest of the world. List is long.


Member of Pakistan Dental Association since 1985 - up to date.

Vice-president Pakistan Dental Association Federal Zone (1986 - 87).

British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (June 1994 - 1999)

Member of the Library Policy Group, Education Center, Ashford Hospital NHS Trust (July 1995 - 6th Dec 1996).

British Association of Oral surgeon

British Dental Association

Secretary BDA Hospital Group, West Midland Branch (2005 – 2008)

Honorary Secretary of BDA central counties branch (2005 -2007)

Member of Central Commettee of Hospital Dental Services for BDA (2005-08)

Member Pakistan Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.


I am multi-linguitic and possess excellent cumminication and teaching skills.

English: Excellent in speaking, writing and reading

Arabic: Satisfactory in speaking, average in writing and reading

Urdu: Excellent in speaking, writing and reading

Punjabi: Excellent in speaking, writing and reading

Satisfactory in understding and speaking Hindi

References: May be furnished on request

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