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University of Toronto, Canada Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute – Mt. Sinai Hospital, Canada
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Zeeshan Sheikh is trained as a Dental Clinician and a Biomaterial Scientist with clinical and research degrees of BDS, MSc and PhD in Dentistry. After graduating as a Dentist, he worked as a Dental Surgeon for 2 years before proceeding to obtain an MSc degree in Dental and Biomaterials field from Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) with distinction. During his MSc, he worked upon synthesizing and characterizing novel polymeric guided tissue regeneration (GTR) membranes for periodontal regeneration applications. He then joined Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine (AIDM) as Head of the Department of Dental Materials and Preclinical Dentistry (2007). He also continued to work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Anatomy. He then proceeded to obtain a PhD from McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry (2014). During his PhD his work was related to bone grafting and augmentation for maxillofacial and orthopaedic applications using alloplastic bone replacement graft materials. He currently works at Faculty of Dentistry (Matrix Dynamics Group), University of Toronto and the Mt. Sinai Hospital (Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute) in Toronto, Canada as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow. In addition to several conference talks and presentations both locally in Canada and internationally, he has more than 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has also co-edited two text books on Oral Biology and Dental Biomaterials. He currently holds two research grants from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation and the Alpha Omega Foundation of Canada. Being trained extensively as a Clinician Scientist in world renowned insititutions like the Queen Mary University of London, McGill Univeristy and University of Toronto, his expertise lie in developing novel biomaterial options for bone grafting and alveolar ridge augmentation applications.
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