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Elham Emami

Elham Emami
elham [dot] emami [at] umontreal [dot] ca (Email)

Elham Emami
Faculty of dentistry
Roger-Gaudry Pavilion, Suite C-219
University of Montreal
2900, Édouard-Montpetit
Montreal (Quebec) H3T 1J4

Tel.: (514) 343-6053

Dr Emami is a clinical scientist, with a postgraduate professional training in Prosthodontics (MSc, Université de Montréal), research training in Biomedical Science (PhD, Joint program, McGill University & Université de Montréal), Dental Public Health (Postdoctoral fellowship, McGill University), and Cancer Epidemiology (Postdoctoral fellowship, Environmental Epidemiology and Population Health research group, Université de Montréal).

Dr Emami is an associate professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, and the Director of Oral Health and Rehabilitation Research Unit at the “Université de Montréal”. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, at McGill University and a Research associate at the CRCHUM (Centre de recherche Hospitalier l’Université de Montréal). Dr Emami holds a CIHR Clinician-Scientist Salary Award, and her research activities are supported by Canadian government grants, as well as industry grants.

Research Interests

Dr Emami’s research program is dedicated to multidisciplinary, practice-relevant research, with the ultimate goal of decreasing the burden of poor oral health in general population. In particular, her research activities focus on the following 3 themes:

  • Intervention: The effectiveness of prosthodontic treatment modalities in edentate individuals
  • Impact: The impact of oral health on general health
  • Access: Social inequalities in oral health care access, with particular emphasis on rural populations

Beyond her research program, Dr Emami is collaborating in several other related research activities. Specifically, she contributes to protocol development, data analysis, knowledge transfer and dissemination activities including systematic reviews and meta-analysis along with a team of national and international scientists.


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

*Ahmadi M, Lamarche C, De Grandmont P, Gauthier G, De Koninck L, Emami E. Development of evidence-based prosthodontic record: an action research study. Int J Prosthodont; 2013; In Press.

Emami E, Salah M.H, Rompré P.H, Huynh N, Beauchamp A, Feine S.J. The use of complete dental prostheses and sleep stability in edentulous elders. J Dent 2013; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2013.05.017.

Huynh NT, Emami E, Helman JI, Chevin RD. Interaction between sleep disorders and oral diseases. Oral Diseases; 2013; Accepted.

Emami E, De Souza RF, *Kabawat M, Feine JS. The impact of edentulism on oral and general health. I J Den; 2013; Article ID 498305, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/498305.

Emami E, *Kabawat M, De Koninck L, Gauthier G, de Grandmont P, Barbeau J. La stomatite prothétique : nouvelle perspective; JODQ; 2013; In Press.

Emami E, Michaud PL, Sallaleh I, Feine JS. Implant-assisted complete prostheses: A scoping review, Perio 2000; 2012; In Press.

Emami E, A. St-Georges, P. de Grandmont. Two-unit cantilevered resin-bonded fixed partial denture as a substitute for a failed prostho-orthodontic treatment plan: a five-year case report. J Can Dent Assoc.; 2012 Jun; 78:c67.

Emami E, Hanan T, De Grandmont P, Gauthier G, De Koninck L, Lamarche C, De Souza RF. The association of denture stomatitis and removable partial prosthesis: A systematic review. Int J Prosthodont 2012; 25(2):113-9.

*Jabbour Z, Emami E, de Grandmont P, Rompré PH, Feine JS. Is oral health-related quality of life stable following rehabilitation with mandibular two-implant overdentures? Clin Oral Implants Res. 2012;23(10):1205-9.

Emami E. In individuals with loss of molar support, the treatment based on shortened dental arch concept may not decrease the risk of tooth loss compared to molar replacement with removable partial prosthesis. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2011;11(2):99-101.

Emami E, De Grandmont P, Rompre PH, Wollin SD, Feine JS. Oral health quality of life and physical health. International Journal of Health, wellness and Society. 2011; 1(1):157-170

Emami E, Allison PJ, de Grandmont P, Rompre PH, Feine JS. Better oral health related quality of life: Type of prosthesis or psychological robustness? J Dent 2010; 38(3): 232-6.

Emami E, Feine JS. Resin-bonded cantilever partial dentures are effective in terms of patient satisfaction in the restoration of the mandibular shortened dental arch. J Evid Based Dent Pract 2010; 10(1): 64-6.

Emami E, Lavigne G, De Grandmont P, Rompre PH, Feine JS. Perceived sleep quality among edentulous elders. Gerodontology 2012 Jun;29(2):e128-34.

Pan S, Dagenais M, Thomason JM, Awad M, Emami E, Kimoto S, Wollin SD, Feine JS. Does mandibular edentulous bone height affect prosthetic treatment success? J Dent 2010; 38(11): 899-907.

Emami E, Heydecke G, Rompre PH, de Grandmont P, Feine JS. Impact of implant support for mandibular dentures on satisfaction, oral and general health-related quality of life: A meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials. Clin Oral Implants Res 2009; 20(6): 533-44.

Emami E, de Grandmont P, Feine JS. Research approaches in prosthodontics. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2008; 16(4): 185-9.

Emami E, de Grandmont P, Rompre PH, Barbeau J, Pan S, Feine JS. Favoring trauma as an etiological factor in denture stomatitis. J Dent Res 2008; 87(5): 440-4.

Emami E, Feine JS. Focusing on oral health for the Canadian rural population. Can J Rural Med 2008; 13(1): 36-8.

Emami E, Seguin J, Rompre PH, de Koninck L, de Grandmont P, Barbeau J. The relationship of myceliated colonies of candida albicans with denture stomatitis: An in vivo/in vitro study. Int J Prosthodont 2007; 20(5): 514-20.

Published Books

Emami E. 2010. General health and oral health related quality of life: A study of an elderly edentulous population wearing either mandibular two-implant overdentures or conventional dentures: Saarbrüken, Germany, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

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