Scientific Research

  1. Dashash, M., Boubou, M. Measurement of empathy among health professionals during Syrian crisis using the Syrian empathy scale. BMC Med Educ 21, 409 (2021).

  2. Mayssoon Dashash: Suggested Strategy to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4: Implementation of Outcome-based Education in Syrian Medical Faculties

  3.  Mohammad Ali Yousef1,2,  Mayssoon Dashash3: A new Measure for Assessing the Environment of Scientific Research  in Syrian Medical Schools.

  4. Nour Alnassaf, Mayssoon Dashash. Implementation of Competency-based Medical Education in Syrian Pharmacy Curricula: An Example of Biotechnology

  5. Mayssoon Dashash, Dana Alahmad, Aghiad Khalil, Raneem Mohammad, Nashwa Khrait, Shireen Haidar,  Nahawand Alhalabieh. A suggested Strategy to Decrease Mortality of COVID-19 among Healthcare Providers/ Workers Using the Kotter’s Change Model.

  6. Hamid, S., Dashash, M. & Latifeh, Y. A short-term approach for promoting oral health of internally displaced children with PTSD: the key is improving mental health—results from a quasi-randomized trial. BMC Oral Health 21, 58 (2021).

  7. Al Zaher, N., Dashash, M. An educational intervention for improving knowledge of Syrian school children about avulsion using the "save your tooth" poster. BMC Oral Health 21, 24 (2021).

  8. Dashash M, Almasri B, Takaleh E, Halawah AA, Sahyouni A. Educational perspective for the identification of essential competencies required for approaching patients with COVID-19. East Mediterr Health J. 2020 Sep 24;26(9):1011-1017. doi: 10.26719/emhj.20.111. PMID: 33047791.

  9. Alfakhry G, Dashash M, Jamous I. Native Arabic Language Use Acceptability and Adequacy in Health Professional Instruction: Students and Faculty's PerspectivesHealth Professions Education Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 454-464.

  10. Dashash M. The use of the Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure (DREEM) for assessing the Educational environment in the Faculty of Dentistry, Damascus University. Hama University Journal, accepted, 2020.

  11. Ballouk M and Dashash M. Caries prevalence and dental health of 8-12 year-old children in Damascus city in Syria during the Syrian Crisis; a cross-sectional epidemiological oral health survey. BMC Oral Health. 2019 Jan 15;19(1):16. doi: 10.1186/s12903-019-0713-9.

  12. Ballouk M and Dashash M. The gingival health status of 8–12 year-old children in Damascus city in Syria during the Syrian Crisis: a cross-sectional epidemiological oral health survey. BMC Res Notes   (2018) 11:887.

  13. Hamid SH, Dashash MAD. The impact of post-traumatic stress disorder on dental and gingival status of children during syrian crisis: A preliminary study. J Investig Clin Dent. 2019 Feb;10(1):e12372. doi: 10.1111/jicd.12372. Epub 2018 Nov 20. PMID: 30460768.

  14. Al Bardaweel SDashash M. E-learning or educational leaflet: does it make a difference in oral health promotion? A clustered randomized trial. BMC Oral Health. 2018 May 10;18(1):81.

  15. Dashash M, Al-Jazar N. Timing and sequence of emergence of permanent teeth in Syrian schoolchildren. Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry. J Investig Clin Dent. 2018 May;9(2):e12311. doi: 10.1111/jicd.12311.

  16. Al-Hilfi T, Dashash M. Evidence Based- Medical Education and Accreditation in Emergency Situation-Iraq. American Journal of Health Research (Submitted,2017).

  17. Al-Mouslli H, Dashash M. Through the Eye of the Beholder: Oral Health- Related Quality of Life of Children with Traumatic Dental Injuries during the Syrian Crisis. Tishreen University Journal for Research and Scientific Studies - Health Sciences Series, 2016; 38 (4): 225-235.

  18. Latifeh Y, Dashash M. A Critical Analysis and a Suggested Reform of Psychiatric Curriculum in Medical Faculties during Syrian Crisis. American Journal of Health Research, Special issue: Medical Education in Emergency, 2016; 4(6-1): 12-18.

  19. Dashash M. Identifying and Assessing Competencies for an Entry Level Graduate in The Faculty of Dentistry, Damascus University: Approaches, Lessons Learned and Evidence Provided, International Journal of Current Medical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2016; 2,9, 708-711.

  20. Alkhatib B, Dashash M, Omar K.  Plagiarism Detection in Medical Research Using Medical Ontology Tishreen University Journal for Research and Scientific Studies - Engineering Sciences Series Vol. (38) No. (1) 2016.

  21. Omar K, Alkhatib B, Dashash M. Plagiarism Detection in Arabic Using Translation and Medical Ontology, International Journal of Current Medical and Pharmaceutical Research Sciences, 2016: 2, 648-653.

  22. Dashash M, Omar K. CRISIS Criteria for Effective Continuous Education in Traumatic Dental Injuries during Syrian Crisis. American Journal of Health Research, Special issue: Medical Education in Emergency, 2016; 4(6-1): 1-6.

  23. Omar K, Alkhatib B, Dashash M, Alhassan F. The Implementation of Using Medical Ontologies in Plagiarism DetectionInternational Review on Computers and Software (IRECOS), 2016. 11(3), pp. 232-238.

  24. Alshiekhly U, Arrar R, Barngkgei I, Dashash M. Facebook as a Learning Environment for Teaching Medical Emergencies in Dental PracticeEducation for Health, 2015; 28:176-80.

  25. Dashash M. Community-Oriented Medical Education: Bringing Perspectives to Curriculum Planners in Damascus University, Education for Health 26(2), 2013, 130-132.

  26. Dashash M, Yeung CA, Jamous I, Blinkhorn A. Interventions for the restorative care of amelogenesis imperfecta in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jun 6; 6:CD007157.

  27. Dak-Albab, R.J.  , Dashash, M.A. The influence of socioeconomic status on oral health-related quality of life among Syrian children with cleft lip, or palate, or both. Saudi Medical Journal 34,(2), 2013, 181-186.

  28. Omar, K.a, Alkhatib, B.a, Dashash, M. The implementation of plagiarism detection system in health sciences publications in Arabic and English languages. International Review on Computers and Software. 8 (4)2013, 915-919.

  29. ALahmar R. Dashash. An Evaluation of Medication Knowledge of Dentists in Damascus city, Damascus University Journal for Health Sciences, 29( 2) 2013, 439-449.

  30. David A. Parry, Steven J. Brooks, Clare V. Logan, James A. Poulter, El-Sayed W Al-Bahlani S, Al Harasi S,  Sayed J, El Raïf M , Roger C. Shore, M, Dashash M, Martin J. Barron, Joanne E. Morgan, Ian M. Carr, Graham R. Taylor, Colin A. Johnson, Michael J. Aldred, Michael J. Dixon, J. Tim Wright, Jennifer Kirkham, Chris F. Inglehearn, Alan J. Mighell. Mutations in C4orf26 Cause Amelogenesis Imperfecta and Identify a Novel Peptide with in vitro Hydroxyapatite Nucleation Activity. American Journal of Human Genetics2012 7;91(3):565-71.

  31. Jaghasi I, Hatahet W, Dashash M. Dietary Patterns and Oral Health in Schoolchildren from Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, East Mediterr Health J 18,4, 2012. 358-364.

  32. Dashash M, Blinkhorn M. The Dental Health of 5 Year Old Children Living in Damascus, Syria, Community Dental Health, 2012, 29(3), 209-213.

  33. Takriti M, Dashash M Craniofacial Parameters of Syrian Children with Beta-Thalassemia Major. Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry, 2011,2;1-9.

  34. Dashash M. Bazrafshani R, Poulton K,  Jaber S,  Naeem E, Blinkhorn AS.  Enamelin /Ameloblastin gene polymorphisms in autosomal amelogenesis imperfecta among Syrian families, Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry, 2010,1; 1-7.

  35. Takriti M, Dashash M. A comparison between Thalassemic Patients and normal controls in terms of dimensions of the dental arch. Damascus University Journal for Medical Sciences 2010, (In press).

  36. Dashash M. Youssef M. Dental education in Damascus University: a critical analysis and a suggested road map for accreditation, proceeding in the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Spain, 5-7 July, 2010.

  37. Dashash M. Arab universities: information management for better world ranking the policy is: writing right for your website. Conference Proceeding in the International Conference of Higher Education, Lebanon, 2010.

  38. Dashash M, Gleeny A.M, Drucker DB, Hutchinson IV, Blinkhorn AS ‘IL-1 Receptor Antagonist For Treating Periodontitis’.  Cochrane Library 2009, issue1.

  39. Dashash M. Yousef M. Does the Level of Knowledge Delivered in 'English in Dentistry' affect the Quality of Future Dental Education?   Conference Proceeding in the International Conference for Education, Research and Innovation, Spain, 2009.

  40. Kayyal M and Dashash M. The Participatory Approach in the Reform of Academic Curricula –  Case Study of the Faculty of Dentistry at Damascus University – Syria. The Arab Regional Conference on Higher Education(ARCH+10), UNESCO Regional report, June 2009.

  41. Dashash M, Blinkhorn F, Blinkhorn AS. IL-10 Gene Polymorphisms, Periodontal Disease and Intrauterine Growth Restriction; A Pilot Study. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 2009. 47(3):79-88.

  42. Dashash M, Sbenati A, Yeung A, Blinkhorn AS. Interventions for the restorative care of amelogenesis imperfecta in children and adolescents Cochrane Library 2009, issue1.

  43. Dashash M, Nugent J, Baker P, Tansinda D, Blinkhorn F. –174 Interleukin-6 Genotype, Periodontal Disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes A Pilot Study.  Journal of Clinical Immunology. 2008. May;28(3):237-43.

  44. Nugent J L, Dashash M, Blinkhorn F, Tansinda D, Baker PN. Periodontal disease is not associated with poor pregnancy outcome. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education 45(4), 2007-107-110. 

  45. Dashash M, Drucker DB, Hutchinson IV,  Bazrafshani MR, Blinkhorn AS.  Interleukin -1 receptor antagonist gene polymorphism and gingivitis in children. Oral Diseases. 2007 13(3):308-13.

  46. Dashash M, Pravica V, Hutchinson IV, Barson AJ, Drucker DB. Association of sudden infant death syndrome with VEGF and IL-6 gene polymorphisms. Human Immunology. 2006; 67(8): 627-33.

  47. Dashash M, Drucker DB, Blinkhorn AS. Interleukin-10 haplotype frequencies in children with gingivitis. The Journal of Periodontology. 2006 Sep; 77(9):1503-9.

  48. Dashash M, Blinkhorn AS Hutchinson IV, Pravica V, Drucker DB‘ The Relationship between IL-10 Gene Polymorphism at Position –1082 and Susceptibility to Gingivitis in Children’. The Journal of Periodontology, 2005; 76(9) 1423-1430.

  49. Dashash M. The relation between protein energy malnutrition and gingival status in children. East Mediterr Health J. 2000 Mar-May; 6(2-3):507-10. Arabic.