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Dr. Md. Sofiqul Islam

Assistant Professor

Educational Qualification:
  • Ph.D. in Cariology and Operative Dentistry (2014) Tokyo Medical and Dental University 
  • BDS in Dentistry (2006) University of Dhaka 
  • Assistant Professor, RAK College of Dental Sciences, RAK from 01/2017 to present
  • Project Assistant Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. From 04/2015 to 03/2016 
  • Post-Doctoral fellow, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. From 04/2014 to 03/2015
  • Instructor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. From 04/2010 to 03/2014
  • General Dental Practitioner, From 02/2006 to 03/2010
  • In Vitro Optical and Physical Stability of Resin Composite Materials with Different Filler Characteristics. Islam MS, Nassar M, Elsayed MA, Jameel DB, Ahmad TT, Rahman MM. Polymers (Basel). 2023;15(9):2121. doi:10.3390/polym15092121 
  • Effect of different chelating agents on the shear bond strength of calcium silicate‐based cements to coronal dentin MA Elsayed, MS Islam, K Elbeltagy, M Nassar. Aust Endod J. 2023;10.1111/aej.12759. doi:10.1111/aej.12759
  • Erosive Potential of Various Beverages in the United Arab Emirates: pH Assessment M Nassar, MS Islam, N Hasan, A Al-Khazraji, H Maki Dubai Medical Journal, 1-10 https://doi.org/10.1159/000530094 
  • Tinnitus Prevalence and Associated Factors among Dental Clinicians in the United Arab Emirates M Nassar, MS Islam, S D’souza, M Praveen, MH Al Masri, S Sauro, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 20 (2), 1403
  • Inhibition of Silver Diammine Fluoride Induced Tooth Discoloration – A Literature Review Md Sofiqul Islam, Noor Sayed Majed Salman, Zainab Mohamed Ahmed, Mohammed. International Journal of Clinical Dentistry 15 (4), 707-717 
  • The Blending Effect of Single-Shade Composite with Different Shades of Conventional Resin Composites-An In Vitro Study Islam MS, Huda N, Mahendran S, Aryal Ac S, Nassar M, Rahman MM. Eur J Dent. 2022;10.1055/s-0042-1744369. doi:10.1055/s-0042-1744369 
  • The effect of different finishing polishing protocols on stain absorption and color stability of resin composite restorations. MS Islam, AA Aal-Fatlah, NS Alkhan, A Sadr, MM Rehman American Journal of Dentistry 35 (2), 141-145 
  • Competitive research grant, University of Sharjah (2022) "Understanding the Molecular Mechanism of Peri-implantitis in Response to Titanium Particles Released from Failed Dental Implants" (co-author)
  • IADR-SEAD Research Category Award (Cariology and Mineralized Tissue); The 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of IADR-SEA Division, Bali, Indonesia 2015. (co-author) 
  • Complementary poster award; The 6th International Congress on Adhesive Dentistry, Bangkok, Thailand 2015. (co-author)
  • JASSO fellowship (2013) 
  • Advanced. I. Super Studentship grant, The Global Center of Excellence (GCOE) Program International Research Center for Molecular Science in Tooth and Bone Diseases at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. (2012) 
  • Outstanding paper award; The 4th International Congress on Adhesive Dentistry Seoul, Korea (2011)  
  • IADR Geriatric Oral Research Awards; The 89th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, San Diego, Calif., USA 2011 (co- author) 
  • Exchange fellowship of Japan Dental Association (2008)