Amr Fawzy Moussa

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M512), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M501), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Amr is a clinician-scientist with specialization in Dental Biomaterials and Bioengineering. He is leading UWA dental school’s Biomaterials and Nano-dentistry research group.  His current research lab and group at UWA is funded from several external funding agencies including NHMRC, Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Colgate, and industrial support from dental materials companies. Amr’s group currently having several PhD, D Clin Dent and DMD students and engaged with several UWA and overseas research collaborators from Asia-Pacific, Europe, and USA.

After completing a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, a master’s degree in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry and a PhD in Biomaterials, Amr began his academic career at Ain Shams University School of Dentistry in Cairo. He then moved to the National University of Singapore into a role within the Department of Restorative Dentistry and then the Discipline of Oral Sciences where he was directing and coordinating Dental Biomaterials teaching and research program at the university, before moving to UWA in 2017.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Head, Division of Oral Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences
  • Lead, Biomaterials and Nano-Dentistry Research group

Funding overview

  • NHMRC Idea grants (CIA)
  • Australian Dental Research Foundation (CIA)
  • Colgate (CIA)
  • Industrial support

Current projects

  • The interaction and potential of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in restorative and adhesive dentistry and dental biofilms eradication.
  • Nanotechnology in adhesive, restorative, and regenerative dentistry
  • Development of novel nanomodified and graphene-modified 3D-printed dental resin-based materials
  • Enhancing the durability of dental restorations and their antibiofilm resistance

Teaching overview

  • Unit coordinator DENT 4232: Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 2
  • Unit coordinator DENT 4236: Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 6
  • Unit coordinator DENT 3007: Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1

Engagement

-  Member, Research Advisory Committee, Australian Dental Research Foundation (2019-to-date).

- NHMRC Idea grant assessment panel member (2020-date)

- Editorial board member: Frontiers in Dental Medicine, Applied Sciences and BioMed Research International

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