Bashar Bakdash

Bashar Bakdash

Academic Title

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Director of Program for Advanced Standing Students
Professor
Division of Periodontology
Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences

Education

Master's
Public Health, MPH, University of California at Los Angeles, 1972, Periodontology, MSD, Indiana University, 1974
Other Education
Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Faculty of Dent. Med., Damascus University

Contact Info

Email
bakda001@umn.edu

Phone
612-624-6588

Fax
612-626-2654

Office Address

15-238 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Bio Statement

Bashar Bakdash, DDS, MPH, MSD is currently serving as the interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Program for Advanced Standing Students (PASS), and professor, Division of Periodontology, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Bakdash has authored/co-authored over 100 articles, abstracts, textbook chapters, symposia proceedings, instructional, web-based, and digital programs in the areas of periodontics, public health, preventive dentistry, dental education and information technology.

He served as the President of the Minnesota Section, American Association for Dental Research, the Minnesota Association of Periodontists, and the Beta Beta Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Publication Committee’s Chair, member of the Task Force to Develop an Outcome Assessment Program, for the American Academy of Periodontology, the Chair of the Informatics Section, American Dental Education Association, the President of the Minneapolis District Dental Society, the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs, the Committee on International Development, and the Gold Medal Selection Committee.

Among the awards and honors that Dr. Bakdash has received are: the Distinguished Teaching Award from UCLA, School of Dentistry in 1972, the Outstanding Lecturer Award from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976 and 1983, Fellowship in the International College of Dentists in 1982, Fellowship in the American College of Dentists in 1985, fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 2002, the first recipient of the American Dental Association’s Periodontal Health Award in 1984, the University of Minnesota Century Club Professor of the Year in 1986, the American Academy of Periodontology Clinical Research Award in Periodontology in 1988, the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center Recognition of Excellence Award in 2001, and 2002, the Past President Award in recognition of devoted services to the dental profession as the 2003 president of the Minneapolis District Dental Society in 2003 and the American Academy of Periodontology Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics Award in 2005, the 2008 Certificate of Appreciation for Being a Great Teacher from the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota, and the 2008 Guest of Honor, Minneapolis District Dental Society, and the 2010 Guest of Honor, Minnesota Dental Association.

At the present time, Dr. Bakdash continues to provide leading roles at the University of Minnesota including serving as a member of Faculty Senate, member of the Academic Health Center eLearning Leadership Table, and as Chair of the Public Relation Committee, Chair of the Technology Task Force of the Minnesota Dental Association, and the Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Dental Foundation. Dr. Bakdash also continues to serve on the editorial review boards of a four national and international dental journals.

 

Research Interests

Clinical Evaluation of Antimicrobial Agents

Subject recruitment and retention in Clinical Trials

Compliance in Clinical Trials

Use of Mass Media in Public Education

Epidemiology of Periodontal Diseases

Information Technology

Awards

Distinguished Teaching Award from UCLA, 1972.

Outstanding Lecturer Award from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 1976 and 1983.

Fellowshipin the International College of Dentists, 1982.

Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, 1985.

First recipient of the American Dental Association's Periodontal Health Award, 1984.

University of Minnesota Century Club Professor of the Year, 1986.

American Academy of Periodontology Clinical Research Award in Periodontology, 1988.

University of Minnesota Academic Health Center Recognition of Excellence Award, 2001 and 2002.

American Academy of Periodontology Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics Award, 2005.

University of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning, Certificate of Appreciation for Being a Great Teacher, 2008.

Minneapolis District Dental Society, Guest of Honor, in recognition of valuable contributions to dentistry and the community, 2008.

Minnesota Dental Association, Guest of Honor, in recognition of his outstanding commitment to the field of organized dentistry, 2010.

Publications

Bakdash, M.B., Lange, A.L. and McMillan D.G. The effect of a televised periodontal campaign on public periodontal awareness. J Periodontol 54:666-670, November 1983.

Pihlstrom, B.L., Wolff, L.F., Bakdash, M.B., Schaffer, E.M., Jensen, J.R., Aeppli, D.M. and Bandt, C.L. Salt and peroxide compared to conventional oral hygiene: I. Clinical results. J Periodontol. 58:291-300, May 1987.

Wolff, L.F., Pihlstrom, B.L., Bakdash, M.B., Schaffer, E.M., Jensen, J.R., Aeppli, D.M. and Bandt, C.L. Salt and Peroxide compated to conventional oral hygiene. II. Microbial results. J Periodontol. 58:301-307, May 1987.

Bakdash, M.B., Wolff, L.F., Pihlstrom, B.L., Aeppli, D.M. and Bandt, C.L. Salt and peroxide compared to conventional oral hygiene: III. Patient compliance and acceptance. J. Periodontol. 58:308-313, May 1987.

Wolff, L.F., Pihlstrom, B.L., Bakdash, M.B., Aeppli, D.M. and Bandt, C.L. Four years investigation of salt and peroxide compared to conventional oral hygiene. J Am Dent Assoc 118:67-72, January 1989.

Wolff, L.F., Pihlstrom, B.L., Bakdash, M.B., Aeppli, D.M. and Bandt, C.L. Effect of toothbrushing with 0.4% stannous fluoride and 0.22% sodium fluoride gel on gingivitis over eighteen months. J Am Dent Assoc 119:283-289, August 1989.

McCaul, K.D., Bakdash, M.B., Geboy, M.J., Gerbert, B., Tedesco, L.A. Promoting self-protective health behaviors in dentistry. Annals of Behavioral Med 12:156-160, Fall 1990.

Bakdash, B. Oral hygiene and compliance as risk factors in periodontitis. J Periodontol 65:539-544, May 1994.

Hastreiter, R.J., Bakdash, B., Roesch, M.H., and Walseth, J. Use of tabacco prevention and cessation strategies and techniques in the dental office. J Am Dent Assoc 125:1475-1484, November 1994.

Bakdash, B., Current patterns of oral hygiene prodeuct use and practices. Periodontology 2000, 8:11-14, 1995.

Wolff, L., Kim, A., Nunn M., Bakdash, B. and Hinrichs J.: Effectiveness of a sonic toothbrush in maintenance of dental implants: A prospective study. J. Clin Periodontol 1998; 25:821-828, October, 1998

Stafne, E.E. and Bakdash, B.: Tobacco use cessation program web resources. URL: http://www.umn.edu/perio/tobacco. School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, 1998-present.

Bakdash, B.,: Strategies for effective periodontal case presentation. URL: http://www.umn.edu/perio/periocasepresent/gateway.html. School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, 1999-present.

Stafne, E.E., and Bakdash, B.: Tobacco cessation intervention: How to communicate with tobacco using patients. J. Contemporary Dental Practice, Vol. 1, No. 4, Fall, 2000. URL: http://www.thejcdp.com

Lenton, P.A., Majerus, G., and Bakdash, B.: Counseling and Treating Bad Breath Patients: Step-by-Step Approach. J. Contemporary Dental Practice, Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring, 2001. URL: http://www.thejcdp.com

Stafne, E.E., and Bakdash, B.: Tobacco cessation program: Recourses to help organize a Dental office program. Northwest Dent. 83:31-35, July-August 2004. URL: http://www.mndental.org/archive/7_04/features/article_3/

Bakdash, B. and Stafne, E. E.: Tobacco cessation for tobacco using periodontal patients. Dental Medium Journal. 13:(3) 32-37, 2005. Published in English (PP. 34-37) and (PP. 32-33).

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