Roula Abiad

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Roula Abiad

Professor of Endodontics

Roula Abiad is Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at Beirut Arab University (BAU) in Beirut, Lebanon, she also works there as Director of Endodontic Division and Professor of Endodontics. Dr Abiad earned her Bachelor degree in Dental Surgery from BAU where she also pursued, after dental graduation, a one-year program in Advanced General Dentistry and a two-year advanced training program in Fixed Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. After this intensive postgraduate path, she earned a Master’s degree in Endodontics (also from BAU), after which she graduated from Cairo University with a "Doctorate of Dental Sciences - D.D.Sc." degree in Endodontics.

Dr. Abiad is a Specialist Member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and Part of the  European Society of Endodontology Education and Scholarship Committee, engaged in PG programme accreditation. Associate Member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and Active Member and previous vice president of the Lebanese Society of Endodontics (LSE). She has her private practice in Endodontics at Abiad Consulting Clinics ACC. She had many publication in the endodontic education field as well as endodontic microbiology, anatomy, materials and laser Doppler flowmetry.

In terms of basic research, Dr Abiad has actively worked on coronal microleakage, in-vivo LASER Doppler flowmeter measurement, surface cleaning and smear layer removal of root canal walls, bacterial eradication of endodontic canals, treatment of necrotic primary molars, and effect of sonic, passive ultrasonic, and laser energies on root canal dentin walls as well as intraradicular restorative techniques for debilitated teeth rehabilitation, root canal anatomy and root canal instrumentation and obturation as well as retreatment of recently introcuded materials are major parts of her publications. She has also published (in Lebanon , Egypt , Canada, Spain, Australia and United Kingdom) on evaluation of teeth pulp condition, use of laser Doppler flowmeter for detection of tooth vitality, use of CBCT in endodontics, and emergency treatment of pulp and periapical disease and retreatment of endodontic failure, treatment of abnormal root canal anatomy, and clinical efficiency of minocycline. In addition to numerous presentation on students self-assessment methods and effect.

Besides her numerous academic and clinical responsibilities, Doctor Abiad is the president of the scientific committee at the Lebanese Dental Association, she is also a member in the scientific reviewer board of the International Arab Journal of dentistry ( IAJD), the Journal of the Lebanese Dental Association (JLDA) and the Journal of Endodontics and Orthodontics. At BAU, she also works as international affairs officer of the faculty of Dentistry,  a member of IRB committee, research committee, E-learning coordinator, member of advisory committee Faculty of Dentistry, and member of the Faculty Council.


Teaching Experience

Throughout the working experience and teaching as instructor of conservative dentistry, lecturer then Assistant Professor of endodontics at Beirut Arab University University then as Assistant professor of Endodontics, many topics and aspects of the main speciality of endodontics has been taught. Root canal anatomy, Instruments and Biomechanical instrumentation, Root Canal Obturation, Retreatment of Failure. Diagnosis And Treatment Planning of Pulp And Periapical Diseases, Microbiology of The Root Canal, Pharmacology In Endodontics, Root Resorption, Vital Pulp Therapy And Revascularisation, Traumatic Injuries, Procedural Accidents in Endodontics; Prevention And Management. Nickel-Titanium Rotary Instruments, Endodontic Periodontal Interrelationship; Geriatric Endodontics. Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth, Structural and Esthetic Consideration; Sonic and Ultrasonic Instruments in Endodontics; Bleaching of Discolored Teeth. Magnification and Illumination in Endodontics and Endodontic Microsurgery.

Research Interest

Research interest:

  • Endodontic Education 
  • Guided Endodontics
  • Regenerative Endodontics
  • Root canal treatment outcome 
  • Endodontic Microbiology
  • Root canal Anatomy
  • Biology of Pulpal / Periradicular Diseasesand their correlation with Systemic diseases
  • Demographics/Epidemiology of Pulpal and Periradicular Diseases
  • Assessment of New Technology (New Instruments, Materials,Imaging, devices and techniques)






2017 Association of Arab Univarsities Research Award
2000 Student of the year award