To improve oral health through excellence in research and strengthening of local, regional and international collaboration.


to enable interaction between faculty, scholars, students, dental practitioners and policy makers to enhance research opportunities, academic excellence and dissemination.



  • Providing all the necessary skills, abilities and research theories to our graduates to be able to conduct high quality research.
  • To conduct high-impact, innovative research and reflects research knowledge into practice and policy
  • Establishing partnerships and networks locally, nationally and internationally


Research board

  • Mayson A salih
  • Hiba Mohamed Ali
  • Yusra Salah
  • Ebtihag Abdelbagi
  • Ahmed Yousif

Research by numbers

108 Finished

12 Ongoing

2 Finished

4 Ongoing


Publish papers  

Author/s  Title Journal name DATE
Raouf Ali 1-Halitosis; A Dental Problem?



2- Periodontal infection as risk factor for some systemic diseases. A resurgence of the “focal infection theory”?


3- Oral health status of 12-year-old school children in Khartoum state, the Sudan; a school-based survey.

4- Prevalence of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans in Sudanese patients with aggressive periodontitis: a case–control study

5- Oral mucosal lesions in Sudanese skin diseased patients attending Khartoum Teaching Hospital-Dermatologic clinic.

Sudanese Dental Journal.


Sudanese Dental Journal.




BMC Oral Health




J Periodont Res






BMC Oral Health






















Elwalid Nasir 1- HIV and AIDS related knowledge, sources of information, and reported need for further education among dental students in Sudan-a cross sectional study


2- Utilization of dental health care services in context of the HIV epidemic-a cross-sectional study of dental patients in the Sudan


3- Predicting intention to treat HIV-infected patients among Tanzanian and Sudanese medical and dental students using the theory of planned behavior–a cross sectional study.

BMC Public Health






BMC Oral Health






BMC Health Services Research
























Hatim Almahadi 1- Exposure to the advertisement of toombak at the point-of sale among adolescents in Khartoum State, Sudan: A cross-sectional study


2- Perception of health professions students of their role model status in Toombak cessation: A cross-sectional study from Sudan


3- School workers’ knowledge, attitude and behaviour related to use of Toombak: A cross sectional study from Khartoum state, Sudan

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation




PLoS One







BMC Oral Health


March 2020





February 2020






December 2017

Hiba Mohamed Ali 1- Presence of plaque, gingivitis and caries in Sudanese children with congenital heart defects


2-Oral-health-related background factors and dental service utilisation among Sudanese children with and without a congenital heart defect.


3-Dental plaque microbial profiles of children from Khartoum, Sudan, with congenital heart defects.


4- Inflammatory mediators in saliva and gingival fluids of children with congenital heart defects.

Clinical Oral Investigations




BMC Oral Health






Journal of Oral Microbiology



Oral Diseases

May 2017












January 2017




February 2020

Mechella Abbas 1-A comparative assessment of oral health-related quality of life of children born with orofacial clefts in Sudan and their caregivers’

2-Oral Health-Related Quality of Life Among Sudanese Children Treated for Cleft Lip and Palate


BMC Oral Health



The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal


March 2021




Nada Tawfig 1- Evaluation of Dental Students’ Oral Hygiene attitude and behavior using HU-DBI in Sudan.

2-Assessment of Dentists Knowledge towards Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Public and University Teaching Hospitals in Khartoum State

Science Postprint


OMICS Journal of Radiology




January 2017

Maysoon Salih Oral Health Status among Older Adults Attending Public Clinics in Khartoum State, Sudan: a cross-sectional study. Gerodontology December 2021
Maria Hassan Assessment of risk indicators of peri-implant diseases among a group of Sudanese subjects attending Khartoum dental teaching hospital

Exploring Research Opportunities and Challenges Facing Dental Students in Khartoum State




Journal of Dental Research and Review





Israa Abdulrahman 1- Risk indicators of apical periodontitis in an adult Sudanese population World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews 2020
Hager Zainelabdeen 1- Cytokine profile in gingival crevicular fluid and plasma of patients with aggressive periodontitis


Acta odontologica Scandinavica September 2017

Conference papers

Author Title Conference   Date
Hatim Elmahdi 1- Patterns and Determinants of Self-medication with Antibiotics in Sudan

2- Health Professions Students Perceived Role Model for Patients and Public; the Issue of Toombak Cessation

3- Oral Cancer Awareness Among a Group of Sudanese Patients Attending the UST Teaching Dental Hospital, 2014.

4- knowledge, attitude and Toombak use among schoole personnel in Khartoum state, Sudan.



5th AMER IADR Conference Addis Ababa

FDI Bangkok 2015


FDI 2015, Bangok

September 2019


September 2017

September 2015


September 2015

Hiba Mohamed Ali 1- Oral Health Background Factors and Dental Services Use among Children with-without Congenital Heart Defects

2- Gingivitis and Plaque Bacterial Profiles among Children with and without Congenital Heart Defects in Khartoum, Sudan: a cross sectional study.

3- Oral Health Related Factors among Children with Congenital Heart Defects.

4- Caries and Dental Habits among Children with Congenital Heart Defects.

Nordic Young Scientist Conference



Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research



47th Meeting of CED-IADR



August 2016



May 2016



October 2015


March 2015

Student’s research Antimicrobial effect of Neem leaf extract against Enterococcus Faecalis and Candida Albicans

Aerobic bacterial content of the dental unit’s water lines at UST dental hospital

Knowledge, attitude and practice of antimicrobial self-medication in Khartoum state

A sample of Sudanese pregnant women’s knowledge and attitude towards oral care of the infants

A Comparative Study of Non-Surgical Treatment with and without Hyaluronic Acid in the Management of Chronic Periodontitis Patients Attending the University of Science and Technology Teaching Dental Hospital

Impact of early childhood caries on OHRQoL of preschool children attending UST dental teaching hospital

Knowledge, attitude and practices of dental students towards occupational risk of infections and post exposure management

2nd VSDC, Gulf Dental Students Association





5th International Dental Students Conference at the University of Sharjah- UAE





International Dental Conference of King Saud University- KSA

Third International Dental Students Conference at the University of Sharjah- UAE






















Conferences and research days

The faculty hosted:

5 Oral Health Conferences between 2007 and 2012 in collaboration with the University of Bergin and 5 students research days.