Shahrokh Esfandiari, D.M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.
2001 McGill College, suite 500
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G1
shahrokh.esfandiari [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari is a practicing clinician scientist and the first Canadian dentist with official trainings in Health Technology Assessment (HTA). He has obtained his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McGill University (1990), followed by a year of M.Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry at University of Ottawa (1991). He completed his dental trainings at Université Laval (1995), and continued onto another MSc in “International Health Technology Assessment and Management” at Université de Montréal (2008), along with his PhD in “Oral Health Technology Assessment” at McGill University (2008).
While remaining a hands-on clinician, he conducts and teaches on how to perform HTA reports. Dr. Esfandiari is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and is an appointed Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry of McGill University. His main research focus is on integrating Evidence-Based Dentistry and HTA into the undergraduate dental curriculum, aiming to improve clinical decision-making skills of our dental graduates. Dr. Esfandiari is also an ITI fellow and conducts clinical trials in the field of Implantology.
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S. Esfandiari "Dental Curing Light with Flexible Tip," New United States Provisional Patent Application, Flex-E-Lite, 55794242-1USPR, Serial No. 61/813,686, U.S.A., April 19, 2013.
S. Esfandiari "Dental Curing Light with Flexible Tip," Utility and Invention, Flex-E-Lite, 201310309699.5and201320438618.7, China, December 2, 2013.
Books - published
Book Title; Oral Health Technology Assessment, Study of Mandibular Two-Implant Overdenture, (2010), S. Esfandiari; Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN 978-3-8383-3057-0
Book Title; Mandibular Two-Implant Overdentures, an Oral Health Technology Assessment Report, (2013), A Srivastava, N Hamdan & S. Esfandiari; Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN 978-3-659-47752-2
Book Title; Computerized Dental Occlusal Analysis for Temporomandibular Disorders: Oral Health Technology Assessment of T-Scan® System. (2014), KI Afrashtehfar, A Srivastava, S Esfandiari; Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN 978-3-659-40679-9
Book Chapters - published
Book Title; L’avancement des connaissances et des technologies au service de la personne âgée, actes des échanges cliniques et scientifiques sur le vieillissement, (2007) , S Esfandiari ; p 272-79; Evaluation technologiques de la santé bucco-dentaire; cas particulier des prothèses implantoportees chez les aines du Québec. Sherbrooke, Canada. ISBN 978-2-89130-213-5,
Book Title; Dental Caries: the Disease and its Clinical management Ole Fejerskov and Edwin A M Kidd, (2007), J. S Feine, N Jamal, and S Esfandiari; Chapter 30; Economic issues in caries prevention and control. Oxford, UK. ISBN 978-1-40513-889-5
Peer-Reviewed Articles – published
Can general dentists produce successful implant overdentures with minimal training? 2006, S Esfandiari, JP Lund, M Thomason, E Dufresne, T Kobayashi, M Dubois, JS Feine, Journal of Dentistry, Vol. 34, 796-801.
Mandibular 2-Implant overdentures for edentulous seniors: Study of patient preference, 2008, S Esfandiari, A Savard, JP. Lund, J Penrod, JM Thomason, JS Feine, Gerodontology, Vol. 26, 3-10.
When it comes to new technologies, are you fulfilling your professional mandate? 2008, B Rashdi, S Esfandiari, G Lemieux, J Feine, Journal of Canadian Dental Association, Vol. 74, No. 7, 627-28.
Community specific preventive oral health policies: A review of preventive measures on dental caries, 2010, S Esfandiari, N Jamal, J Feine, Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry, Vol. 1, 2-7.
What types of dentists are more likely to adopt new dental technologies? 2010, S Esfandiari, J Feine, R Battista, Journal de l'Ordre des Dentistes du Québec, Vol. 47, No. 4, 44-52.
The limited role of citizens in shaping health care policies, 2010, S Esfandiari, Journal of World Medical and Health Policy, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Article 6, 43-51.
Types of Canadian Dentists Who Are More Likely to Provide Dental Implant Treatment, 2011, S Esfandiari, R Majdzadeh, J. Feine, Journal of Dental Implants, Vol. 20, Number 1, 76-84.
Health Technology Assessment in Oral Health, 2011, S Esfandiari, J. Feine, The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, Vol. 26, Supplement, 93-100.
How successful are small-diameter implants? A literature review, 2012, K Sohrabi, A Mushantat, S Esfandiari, J Feine, Clinical Oral Implants Research, 23(5):515-25
Are people who still have their natural teeth willing to pay for mandibular two-implant overdentures? 2013; A. Srivastava, J Feine, S Esfandiari; Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry, Vol.4, 1-8.
How do I manage a patient with a loosened dental implant associated with Pain? 2014; A Srivastava, K Afrashtehfar, S Esfandiari; Journal of Canadian Dental Association, 80:e46
Five things to know about teeth in a day with dental implants, 2014; KI Afrashtehfar, S Esfandiari, Journal of New Jersey Dental Association, winter 2014, Vol. 85, 1, 24-5
An inquiry into female dentists’ professional lives and concerns, 2014; M Rajeh, R Hovey, S Esfandiari, Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 2, 121-29
Other publications/ reports
Invited Interview, Online Journal, Apex, 2008 http://www.dental-learninghub.com/Clinical/Implantology/Implant-overdentures-preferred-choice-for-edentulo.aspx
Impella Percutaneous Assist device, 2009, Technology Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Center, Report No. 37, S Esfandiari, L Erickson, McGregor, http://www.mcgill.ca/files/tau/IMPELLA_FINAL_JUNE_09.pdf
Clinical Efficacy and cost of Allogenic Acellular Dermal Matrix (AADM) in implant-based breast reconstruction of post mastectomy cancer patients, 2009, Report No. 40, Technology Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Center, S Esfandiari, N Dendukuri, M McGregor, http://www.mcgill.ca/files/tau/DERMAMATRIX_FINAL_JUNE_09.pdf
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) at the MUHC: a Health Technology Assessment, 2009, Report No. 45, Technology Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Center, M McGregor & S Esfandiari, http://www.mcgill.ca/files/tau/TAVI_FINAL_JAN_21_2010.pdf
Implementation of the digital impression system iTero in undergraduate dental clinic, 2011, Oral Health Technology Assessment Unit, Internal report No. 1, S Esfandiari, McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry, Montreal, Canada http://www.mcgill.ca/dentistryohs/sites/mcgill.ca.dentistryohs/files/itero.pdf
A perfect alternative to treat edentulous patients? 2013, Espertise magazine, 3M ESPE MDI Mini Dental Implants, S Esfandiari, published expert opinion, Germany
A Health Technology Assessment Report on Mandibular Two-Implant Overdentures, 2012, A Srivastava , N Hamdan, S Esfandiari http://www.mcgill.ca/dentistryohs/sites/mcgill.ca.dentistryohs/files/mandibular_two_implant_overdentures.pdf
A Health Technology Assessment Report on Cone Beam Computed Tomography vs. Conventional Two Dimensional Imaging Techniques in Implantology, 2012, A Angrula, I Boraschi-Diaz, S Esfandiari http://www.mcgill.ca/dentistryohs/sites/mcgill.ca.dentistryohs/files/cbct.pdf
Role of Platelet derived Growth Factor in Intra-Osseous Periodontal Regeneration, 2013, MA Javaid, S Esfandiari http://www.mcgill.ca/dentistryohs/sites/mcgill.ca.dentistryohs/files/platelet.pdf
Utility of Digital Occlusal Analyzer System T-Scan® in Temporomandibular Disorders , 2013, K Afrashtehfar, A Srivastava, S Esfandiari http://www.mcgill.ca/dentistryohs/sites/mcgill.ca.dentistryohs/files/t-scan.pdf
Clinical Efficacy and Cost of Allograft use in Maxillary Sinus Lift Procedure Performed by the Lateral Window Technique, 2013, V Krishnan, S Esfandiari http://www.mcgill.ca/dentistryohs/sites/mcgill.ca.dentistryohs/files/sinus_lift.pdf
Cost-Effectiveness of Mandibular Two-Implant Overdentures versus Conventional Dentures, S Esfandiari, JS Feine, (McGill University Hospital Centers, Montreal), 2004.
Counting the Cost of Oral Health Therapies: Periodontal Disease, JS Feine, S Esfandiari, (International dental Federation, Annual World Dental Congress, Montreal), 2005.
On the Edge of Technology, 1st prize winner, $1,000, S. Esfandiari, N. Nicolas, JS. Bastien, JS Feine, (Poster presentation, CIHR/IMHA, Calgary), 2006.
Do seniors prefer mandibular 2-implant overdentures? A utility measurement evaluation, S Esfandiari, JP Lund, JM Thomason, JS Feine, (International Association of Dental Research, Brisbane), 2006.
Technology Adoption among Canadian Dentists, S Esfandiari, R Rezaei, A Keschani, J Feine, (Journée scientifique, Réseau de recherche en santé buccodentaire et osseuse, Trois Rivière, Quebec), 2007.
Évaluation de prothèses implantoportées chez les personnes âgées. Est-ce que nous connaissons tout ce qui est à savoir? S Esfandiari, (Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec), 2007.
Who Adopts New Oral health Technology, 1st prize winner, Hinmann Award, R. Rezaei, S. Esfandiari, A. Keshani, J. Feine, (Poster presentation, McGill University, Montreal , Quebec), 2007.
The supply and demand for whiter teeth, R. Rezaei, S. Tamburrino, S. Esfandiari, (McGill
Scientific Research Day, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec), 2008.
How do practicing Canadian dentists learn about implants? B. Rashti, S. Esfandiari, Genevieve Lemieux, J. Feine, (McGill Scientific Research Day, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec), 2008.
Can oral health technology assessment promote evidence-based decision-making in dental faculties? M Esfandiari, S Esfandiari, (McGill Scientific Research Day, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec), 2010.
How successful are small-diameter implants? A literature review, K. Sohrabi, A Mushanat, S Esfandiari, A Fakhry and J Feine, (McGill Scientific Research Day, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec), 2012.
Willingness to Pay for Mandibular Two-Implant Overdentures - A Pilot Study. A Srivastava, S Esfandiari, S Feine, (McGill Scientific Research Day, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec), 2012.
Dental implants right on the spot: do CBCT scan and imaging software make any difference? P Oliveira, J Feine, S. Esfandiari, F Albuquerque (International Association of Dental Research, IADR, Brazil), 2012.
Willingness-to-pay for Mandibular Two-Implant Overdentures: A Societal perspective, S Srivastava, S Esfandiari, J Feine, (International Association of Dental Research, IADR, Washington, USA), 2013.
Occupational exposure and negative pregnancy outcomes in female dental personnel: A scoping Review, A Srivastava, A Le, S Hashemi and S Esfandiari, (McGill Scientific Research Day, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec), 2013
S Esfandiari, JP Lund, JM Thomason, JS Feine, Do seniors prefer mandibular 2-implant overdentures? A utility measurement evaluation, (International Association of Dental Research, IADR, Brisbane), 2005.
S. Esfandiari, J Penrod, JP Lund, JS Feine, Contingent Valuation of Mandibular Two-Implant Overdentures, 2nd prize winner, (Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry, Montreal, Quebec), 2006.
S Esfandiari, Évaluation de prothèses implantoportées chez les personnes âgées. Est-ce que nous connaissons tout ce qui est à savoir? (Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec), 2007.
S Esfandiari, M Esfandiari, Technology Assessment Promotes Evidence Based Decision-Making in Dental Faculties, (International Association of Dental Research, IADR, Barcelona), 2010.
S Esfandiari, The dilemma of oral health technology assessment, (3M Head Quarter, Minnesota, USA), 2010.
S Esfandiari, J Feine, The role of oral health technology assessment in implant dentistry, (Academy of Osseointegration Summit, Chicago, USA), 2010.
S Esfandiari, J Feine, How do clinicians find out about the safety and appropriateness of implant treatments? (ITI Speaker Library, Switzerland, Zurich), 2010.
S Esfandiari, Can OHTA promote evidence based decision making in dental faculties? (McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry, Montréal, Québec), 2011.
S Esfandiari & Elham Emami, Dentisterie factuelle et analyse des technologies de santé orale, (Journée Dentaire Internationale du Québec, Montréal, Québec), 2011.
S Esfandiari, The 3M-imtec mini implants complications, (3M open forum, Groningen, Netherlands), 2012.
S Esfandiari, P Oliveira, J Feine, Do MDI-retained Mandibular Overdentures Improve Oral Health Quality of Life? A case series report, (International Council of Implantology, ICOI World Congress, Orlando, Florida), 2012.
S Esfandiari, E Emami, P Dupont, Evidence-Based Dentistry and Technology Assessment, (Unversite de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec), 2013.
S Esfandiari, P Oliveira, J Feine, Do MDI-Retained Mandibular Overdentures Improve Oral Health Quality of Life? A case series report, (Dental 2013 Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada), 2013.