Dr Zeeshan Sheikh
(Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD)
- The University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, Toronto, Canada
- Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
- Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada.
Professional Biography Dr Zeeshan Sheikh is trained as a dental clinician and a biomaterial scientist with clinical and research degrees of BDS, MSc and PhD in dentistry. He has more than 5 years of clinical experience in private and hospital-based dentistry. After graduating as a dentist, he worked as a dental surgeon for 2 years before proceeding to obtain an MSc degree in dental and biomaterials from Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) with distinction. During his MSc, he worked on synthesizing and characterizing novel polymeric guided tissue regeneration (GTR) membranes for periodontal regeneration applications. He then joined Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine (AIDM) as Head of the Department of Dental Materials and Preclinical Dentistry (2007). He also continued to work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Anatomy. He then proceeded to obtain a PhD from McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry (2014). During his PhD, his work was related to bone grafting and augmentation for maxillofacial and orthopaedic applications using alloplastic bone replacement graft materials. He currently works at Faculty of Dentistry (Matrix Dynamics Group), University of Toronto, The Mt. Sinai Hospital (Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute) in Toronto, Canada and The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Toronto as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. In addition to several conference talks and presentations both locally in Canada and internationally, Dr Sheikh has more than 35+ publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has published the first and co-author numerous original research articles, reviews, clinical case reports and book chapters. He has also co-edited two textbooks on Oral Biology and Dental Biomaterials. He is the recipient of several research awards and prizes and in addition currently holds two research grants from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation and the Alpha Omega Foundation of Canada. Being trained extensively as a clinician-scientist in world-renowned institutions like the Queen Mary University of London, McGill University and the University of Toronto, his expertise lie in developing novel biomaterial options for bone grafting and alveolar ridge augmentation applications.