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Prof. Mayssoon Dashash

DDS, MSc, PhD Pead (Eng),MFDS RCS(Edin), MedEd( Dundee)

Scientific Papers


  1. Saeed, H., Hamid, S., Zoukar, I. Khiami A, Al Hawat L, Khoja M, Khawatmy H, Abdalnour H, Dashash M.  Post-quake call for action: developing core competencies matrix for Syrian health workers in emergency time. Conflict and Health 18, 5 (2024).
  2. Alkhouli, M., Al-Nerabieah, Z. & Dashash, M. Analyzing facial action units in children to differentiate genuine and fake pain during inferior alveolar nerve block: a cross-sectional study. Sci Rep 13, 15564 (2023).
  3. Hakmi, A., Dashash, M. Direct or indirect composite for restoring permanent first molars affected by Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH): a randomized clinical controlled trial. BDJ Open 9, 37 (2023).
  4. Zuhair Al-Nerabieah, Muaaz AlKhouli, Mayssoon Dashash. Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization in Syrian Children: A Cross-sectional Study. Scientific Reports,13, 8582, 2023.
  5. Imad Zoukar, Mayssoon Dashash. Using a Modified Delphi Method for Identifying Competencies in a Syrian Undergraduate Neonatology Curriculum. Matern Child Health J (2023).
  6. Bsesa, S. S., Srour, S., & Dashash, M. (2023). Oral health-related quality of life and oral manifestations of Syrian children with congenital heart disease: a case-control study. BMC oral health, 23(1), 316.
  7. Muaaz Alkhouli, Zuhair Nairabia, Mayssoon Dashash. A Novel Scale to Assess Parental Satisfaction of Dental Local Anesthetic Techniques in Children: A Cross-Sectional Study. Pain Research and Management, 2023, 1-9.
  8. Ataya, J., Jamous, I., & Dashash, M. (2023). Measurement of Humanity Among Health Professionals: Development and Validation of the Medical Humanity Scale Using the Delphi Method. JMIR formative research, 7, e44241.
  9. Lubna Alkarad, Muaaz Alkhouli, Mayssoon Dashash. Remineralization of teeth with casein phospho peptideamorphous calcium phosphate: analysis of salivary pH and the rate of salivary flow. BDJ Open, 16(9), 1-6, 2023.
  10. Nour Almassri, Mayssoon Dashash. Evaluation of the effectiveness of electronic educational course about special care dentistry for undergraduate dental students, Azerbaijan Medical Journal 2023, 63(4),8741-8748.
  11. Nauzat Albakkour, Mayssoon Dashash. Perception of pharmacy students towards simulation-based learning in virtual pharmacy: a cross-sectional study, Azerbaijan Medical Journal, 63(3), 8279-8289, 2023.
  12. Amenah Allaham, Adnan Baddour, Jawdat Ataya, Mayssoon Dashash. The effectiveness of online learning in improving the knowledge about medical coding: a pilot study, Azerbaijan Medical Journal, 63(3), 8291-8299, 2023.
  13. Mai Souliman, Mayssoon Dashash. Reasons for Failure to Change Syrian Medical Curricula: A Qualitative Descriptive Study. Azerbaijan Medical Journal, 63(3), 8407-8414, 2023
  14. Yousef, M. A., & Dashash, M. (2022). A suggested scientific research environment measures SREM in medical faculties. Heliyon, 9(1),e12701.
  15. Kenjrawi Y, Dashash M. The First Asynchronous Online Evidence-Based Medicine Course for Syrian Health Workforce: Effectiveness and Feasibility Pilot Study. JMIR Form Res 2022;6(10):e36782
  16. Enass Shamsy, Mayssoon Dashash(2022). The Effectiveness of Online Course about Pain Management and Local Anaesthesia Methods for Undergraduate Dental Students, Azerbaijan Medical Journal 62(10),6129-6137.
  17. Khiami, A., & Dashash, M. (2022). Identification of the role of oral health educators in elementary schools during COVID-19 pandemic: a competency framework. BMC research notes, 15(1), 6.
  18. Alfakhry, G., Mustafa, K., Alagha, M. A., Milly, H., Dashash, M., & Jamous, I. (2022). Bridging the gap between self-assessment and faculty assessment of clinical performance in restorative dentistry: A prospective pilot study. Clinical and experimental dental research, 8(4), 883–892.
  19. Ahmad Moutaz Attar, Mayssoon Dashash. (2022) A Need Assessment Study for Module on Medical Emergency in Syrian Dental Schools, Azerbaijan Medical Journal, 62(10), 5715-5720.
  20. Dashash, M., Boubou, M. Measurement of empathy among health professionals during Syrian crisis using the Syrian empathy scale. BMC Med Educ 21, 409 (2021).
  21. 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, Journal of Genetic and Environmental Resources Conservation, 9(3)123-127, 2021.
  22. 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).
  23. Al Zaher, N., Dashash, M. An educational intervention for improving knowledge of Syrian school children about avulsion using the "save your tooth" posterBMC Oral Health 21, 24 (2021).
  24. 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.
  25. Alfakhry G, Dashash M, Jamous I. Native Arabic Language Use Acceptability and Adequacy in Health Professional Instruction: Students and Faculty's Perspectives. Health Professions Education Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 454-464.
  26. 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, (In press).
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Al-Hilfi T, Dashash M. Evidence Based- Medical Education and Accreditation in Emergency Situation-Iraq. American Journal of Health Research (Submitted,2017).
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Omar K, Alkhatib B, Dashash M, Alhassan F. The Implementation of Using Medical Ontologies in Plagiarism Detection, International Review on Computers and Software (IRECOS), 2016. 11(3), pp. 232-238.
  40. Alshiekhly U, Arrar R, Barngkgei I, Dashash M. Facebook as a Learning Environment for Teaching Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice. Education for Health, 2015; 28:176-80.
  41. Dashash M. Community-Oriented Medical Education: Bringing Perspectives to Curriculum Planners in Damascus University, Education for Health 26(2), 2013, 130-132.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. ALahmar R. Dashash. An Evaluation of Medication Knowledge of Dentists in Damascus city, Damascus University Journal for Health Sciences, 29( 2) 2013, 439-449.
  46. 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 Genetics, 2012 7;91(3):565-71.
  47. 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.
  48. Dashash M, Blinkhorn M. The Dental Health of 5 Year Old Children Living in Damascus, Syria, Community Dental Health, 2012, 29(3), 209-213.
  49. Takriti M, Dashash M Craniofacial Parameters of Syrian Children with Beta-Thalassemia Major. Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry, 2011,2;1-9.
  50. 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.
  51. 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).
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. Dashash M, Gleeny A.M, Drucker DB, Hutchinson IV, Blinkhorn AS ‘IL-1 Receptor Antagonist For Treating Periodontitis’.  Cochrane Library 2009, issue1.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. Dashash M, Sbenati A, Yeung A, Blinkhorn AS. Interventions for the restorative care of amelogenesis imperfecta in children and adolescents Cochrane Library 2009, issue1.
  59. 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.
  60. 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. 
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. Dashash M, Drucker DB, Blinkhorn AS. Interleukin-10 haplotype frequencies in children with gingivitis. The Journal of Periodontology. 2006 Sep; 77(9):1503-9.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.

Written books

  1. Dashash, M. (2023). The Implementation of Online Medical Education in the Arab World. In: Badran, A., Baydoun, E., Hillman, S., Mesmar, J. (eds) Higher Education in the Arab World. Springer, Cham.
  2. Dashash M. Unified National Medical Assessment: An Approach Towards Meeting the Needs of the Population During the Syrian Crisis, in Major Challenges Facing Higher Education in the Arab World: Quality Assurance and Relevance, Springer, 363-382. 2019.
  3. Dashash M. Measurement and Evaluation of Quality of Educational Institutions; Practical Guide. The centre for Measurement and Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017.
  4. Dashash M. World Ranking of Universities Indicators, National vision to improve the ranking of Syrian Universities. The centre for Measurement and Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017.
  5. Dashash M. Text book of Medical Ethics for first year medical students, Al- Sham University, 2017.
  6. Text book of Paediatric Dentistry for fifth year student in Dentistry, Damascus University, 2017 (In collaboration with Syrian academic staff).
  7. Text book of Paediatric Dentistry for Fourth year student in Dentistry, Damascus University,2015 (In collaboration with Syrian academic staff).
  8. Dashash M. Your Guide to National Medical Unified Exam, Centre for Measurement and Evaluation, 2014).(One author).
  9. Dashash M. Essential Competencies in Dentistry, Centre for Measurement and Evaluation, 2014(one author).
  10. Your Guide to National Unified Exam for Pharmacy, Centre for Measurement and Evaluation, 2015, (In collaboration with Syrian academic staff).
  11.  A Guide to measurement and evaluation of the quality of private universities, Ministry of Higher Education, Syria (In collaboration with Syrian academic consultants in quality assurance).
  12. Public health for dental assistant (in collaboration with staff in institute for dental assistant), (In collaboration with Syrian academic staff).
  13. Public health for dental technicians (in collaboration with staff in institute for dental technicians), (In collaboration with Syrian academic staff).
  14. Guidelines for implementing the Second Stage of the National Plan for Developing and Reforming the Curricula of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Syria, 2012(one author).
  15. Guidelines for Writing up Master and Ph.D Thesis. Wrote in collaboration with academic staff (2010).
  16. Self-Evaluation Report about the Faculty of Dentistry. EU partners in (Accreditation; Pathway to Quality Assurance) project, 2010.

Prize and achievements

Unilever poster prize, British Society for Dental Research, UK, 2004.

Travel Award, British Society for Dental Research to represent the UK in the IADR conference in the USA, Hatton Award, 2005.

The best scientific research in health Sciences-Damascus University- 2014

TWAS Arab Regional Award 2023" Development of Scientific Educational Material 

Reviewer for the following international scientific Journals

  1. Archive of Oral Biology.
  2. Journal of Periodontology.
  3. International Journal of Dental Traumatology.
  4. International Journal of Dentistry.
  5. Maternal and child Health Journal.
  6. Education for Health.
  7. American Journal of Health Research.
  8. Journal of Health Sciences for Damascus University.
  9. American Journal of Clinical Immunology.
  10. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes.

Member in the Editorial Board of the following journals 

  1. Lead Editor for a Special Issue: Medical Education in Emergency, in the American Journal of Health Research.
  2. Member in the International Journal of Dental Medicine.
  3. Member in Dentistry and Oral Medicine.
  4. Member in the BMC Medical Education, Cuuriculum Planning