Sir Johan Walsh Research Institute,
University of Otago.
188E Queen Street North,
Dunedin, New Zealand.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery and oral implants
- Allauddin Siddiqi PhD (NZ), MSc (Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery- cum laude) (SA), PDD (SA), AO CMF fellow (Switzerland), IBRA scholar (Germany), BDS (PK)
- Primary research theme: Clinical and Applied
- Allauddin Siddiqi graduated from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan in 1994.
- He obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Dentistry (2006) and then MSc in Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery (2008) with cum laude from University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
- He was granted fellowship in Oral Surgery by The International Association of Bone Research (IBRA) from Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Germany (Frankfurt) and AO Cranio- Maxillofacial from Ludwig-Maximilians- University of Munich., Germany (Munich) in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
- He has recently completed his PhD from the University of Otago, New Zealand (Dunedin).
- His PhD project comprised of a human clinical trial, an in vivo sheep study and two in vitro human cadaver studies.
- Human research investigated the surgical challenges and outcomes of new surgical sites of titanium and/or ceramic implants placed in the mid-palate and posterior mandibular region.
- The relevance of the palatal region to implant dentistry in humans was studied by histological and examination in cadaver model.
- The significance of the research field is the prompt and cost-effective rehabilitation of patients (often elderly and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged) who suffer the disabling handicap of edentulism.
- The current research will have an impact on future oral healthcare as there are no randomised controlled clinical trials in the literature using zirconia implants supporting overdentures.
- He has always adopted an innovative approach to dental research.
- This is evident from his clinical research and his papers in refereed journals.