Thikriat Al-Jewair DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Thikriat Al-Jewair

Thikriat Al-Jewair
DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Director, Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics

Department of Orthodontics

School of Dental Medicine


Specialty/Research Focus

Community Dentistry; Orthodontics

Contact Information
140 Squire Hall, 3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-6190
thikriat@buffalo.edu



Education and Training:

  • Cert, Harvard Medical School (2015)
  • MS, Orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2013)
  • Fellowship, Orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2013)
  • Cert, Orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012)
  • MS, Dental Public Health, University of Toronto (2009)
  • Cert, Teaching and Learning, The American Dental Education Association/Academy for Academic Leadership Institute for Teaching and Learning (2009)
  • MBA, Management, University College of Bahrain (2006)
  • BDS, Dentistry, King Saud University (2003)

Employment:

  • Associate Professor, Orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2019-present)
  • Orthodontist, Faculty Practice, State University of New York at Buffalo (2016-present)
  • Director, Advanced Education Program In Orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2016-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2015–2017)
  • Interim Director, Advanced Education Program In Orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2015–2016)
  • Adjunct Research Associate, Orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2014–2015)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Dammam, College of Dentistry, Saudi Arabia (2014–2015)
  • Locum Orthodontist, Royal Commission Hospital in Jubail, Saudi Arabia (2014–2015)
  • Orthodontist, Intramural Faculty Practice, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia (2013–2015)
  • Lecturer, University of Dammam, College of Dentistry, Saudi Arabia (2010–2014)
  • Clinical Instructor, Orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012–2013)
  • Teaching Instructor, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia (2005–2010)
  • Teaching Assistant, Dental Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada (2007–2009)
  • Dental Public Health Intern, The office of the Chief Dental Officer of Canada, Health Canada, Canada (2007)
  • General Dental Practitioner, King Fahd Military Medical Complex, Saudi Arabia (2003–2005)
See all (5 more)

Awards and Honors:

  • Biomedical Research Award (2021)
  • Member, North Atlantic Component of the Edward H Angle Society of Orthodontists (2021)
  • Robert E. Binder Teaching Fellowship Award (2018)
  • First Prize, Best Oral Presentation. Section topic "CBCT and 3D imaging in Orthodontics".47th SIDO International Congress. The Italian Society of Orthodontics. (2016)
  • ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarship for Professional Development: ADEA/AAL Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (2016)
  • Featured author, American Dental Association Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (2014)
  • Scholarship, The Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research (2014)
  • Case of the month (April), Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (2013)
  • Case of the month (December), Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (2012)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics (2012)
  • Fellow (Orthodontics), Royal College of Dentists of Canada (2012)
  • First place award for best treated case by a SUNY Buffalo orthodontic resident, 8th District Orthodontic Academy (2012)
  • Third place award for best treated case by a SUNY Buffalo orthodontic resident, 8th District Orthodontic Academy (2012)
  • Finalist, Charley Shultz Residents’ AAO Award (2010)
  • Fellow (Dental Public Health), Royal College of Dentists of Canada (2009)

Research Expertise:

  • 3D imaging
  • Dentofacial orthopaedics (with special interest in the MARA appliance)
  • Evidence-based dentistry
  • Pediatric and adult sleep-disordered breathing

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • July 2018–June 2019
    Robert E. Binder Teaching Fellowship Award
    American Association of orthodontists Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $20,000
  • September 2017–September 2018
    The Effect of Vibrational Appliances on maxillary canine retraction and perceived pain: A Single Blinded Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
    Northeastern Society of Orthodontics
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $4,000
  • January 2014–June 2015
    The prevalence and risks of obstructive sleep apnea in adult dental patients
    Deanship of Scientific Research, University of Dammam
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $26,666
  • September 2007–September 2009
    Predictors of adolescent compliance with oral hygiene instructions during two-arch multibracket fixed orthodontic treatmen
    Dental Research Institute (DRI) at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,500
  • September 2016
    A longitudinal pilot study of the effects of Invisalign® on upper pharyngeal airway dimensions in adult patients with Class II malocclusion: A CBCT and sleep questionnaire study
    William M Feagans Endowed Chair Research Fund
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $10,000

Journal Articles:

See all (40 more)

Books and Book Chapters:

  • Al-Jewair T. Al-Jewair TS, Farsaii A. Towards Evidence-Based Precision Orthodontics. Craniofacial Growth Series, Center for Human Growth and Development, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2018. Chapter of Book, Submitted. 2018.
  • Al-Jewair TS, Abdul J, Tabbaa S, Chang E. Upper airway dimensions and hyoid bone position in skeletal Class II adolescents treated with functional appliances: What is the CBCT evidence?. Anecdote, Expertise and Evidence: Applying New Knowledge to Everyday Orthodontics. 2017; 53.

Abstracts:

  • Lowe R, Warunek S, Manzella K, Al-Jewair T. Mechanical Properties of the Ni-Ti Memoria ® Leaf Spring Activated Expander. Journal of Dental Research. 2018.
  • Al-Jewair T, Snodgrass V. Treatment outcomes in postgraduate orthodontic clinical programs: connecting the dots. Journal of Dental Research. 2018.
  • Tabbaa S, Palmer J, Mang T, Al-Jewair T. Orthodontic adhesive clean-up methods: introducing and evaluating the Erbium laser technique. Journal of Dental Research. 2018.
  • Al-Jewair T, Abdul J, Tabbaa S, Chang E. Adolescents Upper-Airway and Hyoid-Bone Changes Following Class II Functional Treatment. Journal of Dental Research. 2017; A:96(0797).
  • Palmer J, Mang T, Al-Jewair T, Tabbaa S. Erbium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (ER:YAG) laser effects on different orthodontic adhesive resins, a pilot study. 36th Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. 2016.
  • Al-Jewair T. Quality assessment of systematic reviews on the efficacy of oral appliances for the management of obstructive sleep apnea. Journal of Dental Research. 2016; A:95(1134).
  • Al-Jewair T, Al-Jasser R. Is There an Association Between Periodontitis and Obstructive Sleep Apnea? A Systematic Review. Journal of Dental Research. 2015; A:94(1682).
  • Al-Jewair T, Suri S, Tompson B, Leake J. Adolescent Compliance with Oral Hygiene Instructions during Fixed Orthodontic Treatment. Journal of Dental Research. 2008; B:87(2535).

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:


Professional Memberships:

  • Edward H Angle Society--North Atlantic Component, Affiliate Member (2018–present)
  • Greater Buffalo Association of Orthodontists (2017–present)
  • New York State Dental Association (2016–present)
  • Eighth District Dental Society (2016–present)
  • American Dental Education Association (ADEA) (2015–present)
  • College of Diplomates of the ABO (2012–present)
  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) (2009–present)
  • American Dental Association (ADA) (2009–present)
  • International Dental Research Association (IADR) (2007–present)

Presentations:

  • "From evidence-based orthodontics to evidence-based precision orthodontics: the big data approach" Japan Association of Adult Orthodontics (2018)
  • "A Survey of Faculty Mentoring Programs in Academic Dentistry" 2018 ADEA Session and Exhibition (2018)
  • "Mechanical Properties of the Ni-Ti Memoria® Leaf Spring Activated Expander" SUNY at Buffalo SDM Student Research Day (2018)
  • "Mini-CEX: A method of work-based assessment in clinical orthodontics" 2018 ADEA Session and Exhibition (2018)
  • "Stability of rapid maxillary expansion utilizing primary dentition: A systematic review" SUNY at Buffalo SDM Student Research Day (2018)
  • "Towards Evidence-Based Precision Orthodontics" 45th Annual Moyers Symposium (2018)
  • "Do functional appliances improve upper-airway dimensions? Lessons and considerations from CBCT studies" The 117th American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session, Orthodontics (2017)
  • "The Association Between Sella Turcica Bridging And Maxillary Palatal Canine Impaction: A CBCT Study" The 117th American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session (2017)
  • "A systematic literature review of the short- and long-term outcomes of fixed bonded orthodontic retainers" SDM Student Research Day 2017, SUNY at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Removing orthodontic appliances before magnetic resonance imaging, is it necessary? A systematic review." SDM Student Research Day 2017, Orthodontics (2017)
  • "The AAOF Craniofacial Growth Legacy Collection In Orthodontic Literature--Utilization And Trends: A Systematic Review" SDM Student Research Day 2017, Orthodontics (2017)
  • "Upper airway dimensions and hyoid bone position in skeletal Class II adolescents treated with functional appliances: what is the CBCT evidence?" 47th SIDO International Congress "Patient-important outcomes in Orthodontics", Italian Orthodontic Society (2016)
  • "Correlation between skeletal age, standing and sitting heights, and craniofacial growth in a sample of juveniles" 116th Annual Session, American Association of Orthodontics (2016)
  • "Obstructive sleep apnea symptoms in adult dental patients" 2nd Asian Symposium on Health Care without Borders (2015)
  • "Dental Caries Prevalence among Deaf and Hearing Impaired Students Attending Government Schools in Eastern Saudi Arabia" 12th ADS Advanced Technologies in Dentistry and Dental Education (2015)
  • "Health complications resulting from tongue piercing: A systematic review" State University of New York at Buffalo Research Day (2015)
  • "The treatment effects of the edgewise Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Appliance (MARA) in adolescent patients with skeletal Class II malocclusions" Postdoctoral Research Symposium, UNY at Buffalo (2011)
  • "The effects of the simultaneous mandibular lip bumper and rapid maxillary expansion therapy on the mandible: A systematic review" Postdoctoral Research Symposium, SUNY at Buffalo (2010)
  • "Orthodontic Pain Management: A systematic review" Research Day, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto (2010)
  • "Adolescent Compliance with Oral Hygiene Instructions during Fixed Orthodontic Treatment" 109th Annual Session, American Association of Orthodontists (2009)
  • "A Comparative Study of the Health Care Delivery Systems of Canada and Saudi Arabia" Celebration of Dental Public Health in Canada, University of Toronto (2008)
  • "Risk factors for ECC in Toronto children aged 0-6" Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry Annual Meeting (2007)
See all (12 more)

Service Activities:

  • Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine Admissions Committee; Member (2015–2016)
  • School of Dental Medicine Advanced Dental Education Committee; Member (2015)
  • School of Dental Medicine Clinical Council; Member (2015)
  • 2018 IADR General Session, London UK; Moderator (2018)
  • BMC Oral Health; Associate Editor (2018–present)
  • The 118th American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session; Moderator (2018)
  • 2018 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting; Chair, poster session; Chair (2018)
  • ADEA Section on Orthodontics; Secretary (2018–present)
  • American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics; Peer Reviewer (2018–present)
  • SQU Med J Oman; Peer Reviewer (2017–present)
  • Greater New York Dental Meeting; Seminar and workshop committee; Volunteer (2017)
  • Turkish Journal of Orthodontics; Peer Reviewer (2017–present)
  • BMC Oral Health; Peer Reviewer (2017–present)
  • 2017 SDM Student Research Day; Judge (2017)
  • Ethics and Risk Management Seminar; Moderator (2017)
  • Decisions in Dentistry; Peer Reviewer (2017–present)
  • European Journal of Orthodontics; Peer Reviewer (2016–present)
  • 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition; Reviewer (2016)
  • The 116th American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting; Moderator (2016)
  • Angle Orthodontist; Peer Reviewer (2016–present)
  • Advocate, representing SUNY at Buffalo at the American Board of Orthodontics; School Representative (2016–present)
  • JSM Dental Surgery; Editorial Board Member (2016–present)
  • Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics; Peer Reviewer (2015–present)
  • Journal of Dentistry for Children; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2015–present)
  • Research Unit, University of Dammam; Member (2014–2015)
  • Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, American Dental Association; Reviewer (2013–present)
  • International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry; Peer Reviewer (2012–2013)
  • 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition; Reviewer (2010)
  • Journal of Dental Education; Peer Reviewer (2010–present)
  • Graduate Student Association; Secretary (2009–2011)
  • University of Toronto Organizing Committee, IADR General session; Member (2008)
  • Journal of Public Health Dentistry; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2008–present)

School News:

In the Media:


Clinical Specialties:

Clinical Offices:

Insurance Accepted:



Contact Information

140 Squire Hall, 3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-6190
thikriat@buffalo.edu