Academic Rank:
Honorary Lecturer, UBC
VGH-Microbiology and Infection Control
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Short Bio:

I finished Medical School and obtained my MD degree from the National University of Iran,
in Tehran, and went on to pursue a residency in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the University of Tehran in 1979. While working on my thesis, I continued my education and received a Masters certificate from the Institute of Public Health at Tehran University in 1983. I started my career at the University of Shahid Beheshti as a clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Infectious Diseases. After a career of 17 years, I decided to quit my job as an Associate clinical Professor and immigrated to Canada in 1999.

In January 2012, I was appointed as Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Academic background

  • School of Public Health, University of Tehran, Iran. Postgraduate Master Program in Public Health. 1980
  • National University of Iran, Faculty of Medicine. MD. 1975
  • National University of Iran, Tehran, Iran. Pre-Medical. 1969

Awards and Recognition

  • Award for Outstanding and Contribution to Medical Service, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Iran. Sept 2008

Publications

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Is Low-Level Laser Therapy Effective in the Management of Pain and Swelling After Mandibular Third Molar Surgery?

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Is Low-Level Laser Therapy Effective in the Management of Pain and Swelling After Mandibular Third Molar Surgery?

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Jul;74(7):1322.e1-8

Authors: Eshghpour M, Ahrari F, Takallu M

Abstract
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on decreasing pain and swelling after removal of impacted third molars.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized, double-blinded, split-mouth study included patients presenting 2 symmetrically impacted mandibular third molars. In each participant, one side was randomly assigned to laser treatment and the other side received placebo. LLLT was performed by intraoral application of a 660-nm laser (200 mW, 6 J per point at 4 points) followed by extraoral application of an 810-nm laser (200 mW, 6 J per point at 3 points). Irradiation at the 810-nm wavelength was repeated on days 2 and 4 after surgery. On the control side, the treatment protocol was similar to the experimental side, but with laser simulation. The main outcomes were the degree of pain during the next 7 days and the edema coefficients on days 2, 4, and 7 after surgery. Data were analyzed using generalized linear models to determine the effect of group and time on pain level and edema coefficients.
RESULTS: The final sample consisted of 40 patients. Pain level was significantly lower in the laser than in the placebo side at all time points during the experiment (P < .05). Swelling was significantly lower in the laser than in the placebo group on days 2, 4, and 7 after surgery (P < .05).
CONCLUSION: LLLT proved effective in decreasing the intensity of pain and swelling after removal of impacted third molars and can be recommended to alleviate patients' symptoms after surgery.

PMID: 27055228 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]