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



Is Low-Level Laser Therapy Effective for Treatment of Neurosensory Deficits Arising From Sagittal Split Ramus Osteotomy?

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Is Low-Level Laser Therapy Effective for Treatment of Neurosensory Deficits Arising From Sagittal Split Ramus Osteotomy?

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Apr 13;:

Authors: Eshghpour M, Shaban B, Ahrari F, Erfanian M, Shadkam E

PURPOSE: This study investigated the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for treating neurosensory impairment after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO).
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized, double-blinded, split-mouth trial included patients requiring BSSO. After surgery, 1 side of each patient was randomly assigned to laser therapy and the other side served as the control. At 24, 48, and 72 hours after surgery, LLLT was accomplished by intraoral application of a 660-nm laser around the surgical site (200 mW, 10 seconds, 2 J, 1.5 J/cm(2)) followed by extraoral irradiation by an 810-nm laser (200 mW, 10 seconds, 2 J, 7 J/cm(2)) along the distribution of the inferior alveolar nerve. Subsequently, extraoral irradiation was repeated 2 times per week for 3 weeks along the path of the inferior alveolar nerve, lower lip, and chin. On the control side, the treatment was similar to the laser side but without laser simulation. The main outcome was assessing nerve damage by a "2-point discrimination test" before and up to 60 days after surgery.
RESULTS: The sample consisted of 16 patients. No significant difference was found between the laser and control sides before and after surgery and on postoperative days 15 and 30 (P > .05). The 2-point discrimination distance was significantly shorter on the laser side than on the control side on postoperative days 45 and 60 (P < .05).
CONCLUSION: LLLT was effective in the treatment of neurosensory disturbances arising from BSSO. Therefore, LLLT can be recommended to accelerate the recovery of sensory aberrations in patients undergoing BSSO.

PMID: 28495411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]