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Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

AHEC Biosketch

Dr. Ibrahim Duqum

Dr. Ibrahim Duqum (More Detail)

Dr. Ibrahim Duqum is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and the inaugural director of the Oral Health Innovation Center at UNC School of Dentistry. He completed his B.D.S. in dentistry from the faculty of dentistry at the University of Jordan in 1997. After graduation he worked as a general dentist in Jordan for seven years, serving five of those as a military dentist in the Royal Medical Services (RMS). He Joined the UNC Graduate Prosthodontics Program in 2005 and received his certificate and an M.S. in prosthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008. His thesis was entitled, A comparative study on the effect of Beta 1 and Beta 3 Integrin subunits on Osteoblast implant interactions. Dr. Duqum is board eligible for the American Board of Prosthodontics and a member of numerous dental organizations.

Dr. Duqum teaches all aspects of prosthodontic therapy at the graduate, clinical and preclinical levels. He is currently the director of the preclinical fixed prosthodontics courses (Dent 204 and Dent 211) and the director of the digital dentistry elective course. Dr. Duqum also participates as a guest lecturer in multiple courses for both the graduate and the pre-doctoral students, he also directs and presents multiple continuing dental education activities. Dr. Duqum was the recipient of the 2014 Richard Hunt Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence and received multiple class teaching awards previously.

Dr. Duqum is actively involved in patient care at UNC Dental Faculty Practice and is a member of UNC dental implant team. His clinical interests include oral rehabilitation of complex cases with fixed, removable and implant supported prostheses. His research interests include the educational and clinical applications of digital dentistry in addition to the clinical application of implant therapy and contemporary dental materials. Dr. Duqum publishes and lectures about all aspects of prosthodontic and dental implant therapy.