Omar Kujan

Dr, MSc DipOPath DM DDS <Hama PhD Manc.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 634 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Personal profile


Dr Omar Kujan received his PhD degree from the University of Manchester, School of Dentistry in 2006. He was then appointed by the University of Manchester as a Clinical Research Fellow to develop and assess an innovative oral cytobrush. Afterwards, he took a training post at the Oral Pathology Department, Guy's Hospital, King's College of London, United Kingdom. He has most recently joined the Oral Health Centre and School of Dentistry at the University of Western Australia. His previous appointment was an assistant professor of oral pathology and medicine at the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Al-Farabi Colleges. At the same time, he was the director of Skills Development and Continuing Education Unit. Also, he chaired the local quality assurance teaching and learning committee at Al-Farabi Colleges. He was formerly a senior lecturer in the Department of Oral Pathology at Al-Baath University, Syria, and head of the department during the period 2008-2011.
Dr Kujan holds a bachelor degree in dental surgery from the Faculty of Dentistry, Al-Baath University in 1998. He did his specialist training in oral pathology and oral medicine. He received his Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Oral Pathology from Damascus University in 2000 and 2002 respectively. He then took further training in oral pathology and oral medicine during his PhD at the Oral Pathology Unit, University of Manchester.

Roles and responsibilities

-Research Coordinator

-Graduate Research Coordinator

-Research Integrity Advisor

-DENT4121, DENT4122 (Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences) Unit Coordinator

Teaching overview

He has developed an extensive teaching experience built on his academic work for 12 years. He was responsible for delivering dental courses in relation to oral diagnostic sciences theoretically and clinically on both levels undergraduate and postgraduate.


His research expertise areas fall in the field of oral cancer screening, grading of oral epithelial dysplasia, using biomarkers for the prediction and prognostication of oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders, molecular pathology of oral carcinogenesis, and Oral Diseases as well as Dental Education.

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Projects 2016 2018

Research Output 2005 2019

  • 634 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 34 Article
  • 8 Review article
  • 3 Chapter

Chronic disease comorbidity in patients with oral leukoplakia

Frydrych, A., Kujan, O. & Farah, C., 2 Jan 2019, In : Oral Cancer.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Oral Leukoplakia
Chronic Disease
Disease Progression
Early Diagnosis
1 Citations

Assessing miRNAs profile expression as a risk stratification biomarker in oral potentially malignant disorders: A systematic review

El-Sakka, H., Kujan, O. & Farah, C. S., 1 Feb 2018, In : Oral Oncology. 77, p. 57-82 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Oral Health
Health Status
Healthy Volunteers
Cross-Sectional Studies
2 Citations

Evaluation of an innovative oral brush for potential applications using liquid based cytology

Kujan, O., Pemberton, M. N., Schwarz, M. & Sloan, P., 2018, In : Journal of Oral Science. 60, 1, p. 45-50

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cell Biology
Mouth Neoplasms
Early Detection of Cancer

Knowledge, attitudes, and practice behavior of dental hygienists regarding the impact of systemic diseases on oral health

Faden, A., Alsahani, A. B., Idrees, M. M. M., Alshehri, M., Nassani, M-Z. & Kujan, O., 2018, In : Saudi Medical Journal. 39, 11, p. 1139-1147

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Dental Hygienists
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Oral Health
Saudi Arabia
Mouth Diseases