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Maryam Altuhafy, B.D.S., M.S.

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Faculty Appointments

Biography

Professional Background

Education
University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health – Rochester, USA

Master of Dental Science (June 2021)

University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health – Rochester, USA

Orofacial pain and TMJ Disorders (June 2021)

University of Al-Mustansiryia, College of Dentistry – Bagdad, Iraq

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (June 2007)

Ashworth College – Georgia, USA

Diploma Degree in Interior Decorating (Oct 2014)



Experience



Orofacial pain Resident, University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Rochester, NY, USA

(June 2019 – June 2021)

Performed diagnosis, treatment planning, and full range of Orofacial pain and TMD treatments, in addition to research and classes. Rotation in Oral and Maxillofacial clinic observe the Oral and Maxillofacial, Orofacial and TMD various cases.

Urgent care Rotation, University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Rochester, NY, USA

(July 2019 – June 2021)

Performed diagnosis, treatment planning, and full range of emergency dental treatments in the urgent care clinic.

Dental Assistant, Horizon Dental Group, El Cajon, CA, USA (March 2017 – March 2019)

Chair-side dental assistant to dentists, sterilize / disinfect dental instruments following OSHA cycle of sterilization and take dental x-ray film and process it.



General Dentist, Erbil Health Centers, Erbil, Iraq (March 2008 – Oct 2013)

Provide diagnosis, treatment planning, restorative, endodontic, surgical extraction, and periodontal treatment.

Design prosthodontic appliances including dentures and space maintainers. Replace missing teeth with fixed restoration such as single and multiple units.

Serve as chief of dental residents (managing 8 employees) and perform oral treatment including repairing teeth and extracting teeth when necessary. And educate dental assistants about dental materials and instruments.




Other Dental Experience



Volunteer, UCSD Pre - Dental Society, San Diego, CA, USA (Feb 2018 – Feb 2019)

Provide chairside duties to homeless/low-income patients and regularly attend dental meeting to network with distinguished dentists.

Research

Research and Publication



Master project: Neuropathic pain, ongoing.

Systematic Review: Botulinum toxin and Pain, ongoing.

Systematic Review: Low Level Laser Therapy, ongoing.

Case Report: Trigeminal Neuralgia, submitted.

Credentials

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

7/1/2019 - 6/30/21
Residency in Orofacial Pain at Eastman Institute for Oral Health