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Dr. Ashraf Shaweesh

Assistant Professor
Jordan University of Science and Technology
P.O.Box 3030 Irbid

Brief Biography:

GCSE 1994

BDS 1999

PhD 2006


Academic positions:

Assistant Professor of oral anatomy


Research interests:

  • Three and two-dimensional photogrammetry for applications in craniofacial anthropology, forensic sciences, craniofacial dysmorphology and in planning and assessing surgical and orthodontic treatment.
  • Chronobiology: applications in maxillofacial and tooth development.
  • Chronology of maxillofacial and dental development in cleft patients and other craniofacial abnormalities
  • Dynamic relationship between dental occlusion and the temporomandibular joints.
  • Prevalence and quantitative analyses of developmental anomalies of teeth.
  • Quantification of face and dental arch symmetry.
  • Water fluoridation and enamel hypoplasia and hypomineralization
  • Quantification of biological forms (size and shape)
  • Facial bony and soft tissue profilometry (using Fourier shape analysis)
  • Quantification of biological curved outlines
  • Relationship between skin colour and tooth shade
  • Relationship between anterior facial height and bite force and tooth morphometry
  • Relationship between bite force and oral tori and exostoses.
  • Quantification of tooth and arch morphology in prehistoric middle eastern skulls

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