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Faleh Tamimi

Faleh [dot] tamimimarino [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
Tel:(514) 398-7203 ext. 09654

Faleh Tamimi Photo Dr. Tamimi is a dentist who holds 2 clinical certificates, in Geriatric Dentistry, and in Implant-Prosthodontics, respectively, as well as a Ph.D. in Biomaterials. Before being appointed as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Tamimi held a postdoctoral position at McGill University for two years. During his training, Dr. Tamimi worked in the Departments of Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, Physical Chemistry (University Complutense of Madrid, Spain) and Pharmaceutical Technology (University of Parma, Italy), developing a multidisciplinary research profile and network.

Dr. Tamimi’s research interests are in finding solutions to relevant clinical problems of dental patients through the development and application of new biomaterials. Many dental patients suffer from severe bone resorption due to tooth loss, infection and trauma, limiting their treatment options. Dr. Tamimi’s research in dental surgery involves the development of treatment-specific biomaterials for dental bone augmentation, as well as new surgical techniques for this purpose. This research line includes the synthesis of new polymeric and ceramic biomaterials, the formulation drug delivery systems for controlled release of bioactive molecules into treatment sites, and the use of blood-derived growth factors for tissue regeneration. In addition, Dr. Tamimi is conducting several clinical trials evaluating the performance of new biomaterials and surgical techniques in dental patients, under normal and pathological conditions.



Tamimi F, Torres J, Tresguerres I, Clemente C, López-Cabarcos E, Blanco LJ (2006) Bone augmentation in rabbit calvariae: comparative study between Bio-Oss and a novel beta-TCP/DCPD granulate. J. Clin. Periodontol.,33: 922-928.

Mariño FT, Torres J, Hamdan M, Rodríguez CR, Cabarcos EL (2007) Advantages of using glycolic acid as a retardant in a brushite forming cement. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. B: Appl. Biomater., 83:571-579.

Mariño FT, Torres J, Tresguerres I, Jerez LB, Cabarcos EL (2007) Vertical bone augmentation with granulated brushite cement set in glycolic acid. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A, 81: 93-102.

Tamimi-Mariño F, Mastio J, Rueda C, Blanco L, López-Cabarcos E (2007) Increase of the final setting time of brushite cements by using chondroitin 4-sulfate and silica gel. J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Med., 18:1195-1201.

Rubio-Retama J, Mariño FT, López-Cabarcos E (2007) Enzymatic biodegradable micro-reactors for therapeutic applications. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. B Appl. Biomater., 83:145-152.

Tamimi FM, Montalvo S, Tresguerres I, Blanco Jerez L (2007) A comparative study of 2 methods for obtaining platelet-rich plasma. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg., 65:1084-1093.

Torres J, Tresguerres I, Tamimi F, Clemente C, Niembro E, Blanco L (2007) Influence of platelet-rich plasma on bone regeneration: a histomorphometric study in rabbit calvaria. Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Implants, 22: 563-568.

Rubio-Retama J, Tamimi FM, Heinrich M, López-Cabarcos E (2007) Synthesis and characterization of poly(magnesium acrylate) microgels. Langmuir, 23: 8538-8543.

Alkhraisat MH, Mariño FT, Retama JR, Jerez LB, López-Cabarcos E (2008) Beta-tricalcium phosphate release from brushite cement surface. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A, 84: 710-717.

Alkhraisat MH, Mariño FT, Rodríguez CR, Jerez LB, Cabarcos EL(2008) Combined effect of strontium and pyrophosphate on the properties of brushite cements Acta Biomater., 4: 664-670.

Jesús Torres, Faleh M. Tamimi, Isabel F. Tresguerres, Mohammad H. Alkhraisat, Ameen Khraisat, Enrique Lopez-Cabarcos, Luis Blanco (2008) Effect of Solely Applied Platelet-Rich Plasma on Osseous Regeneration Compared to Bio-Oss®: A Morphometric and Densitometric Study on Rabbit Calvaria. Clin. Implant. Dent. Relat. Res., 10:106-112.

Tamimi F, Torres J, Bettini R, Ruggera F, Rueda C, López-Ponce M, Lopez-Cabarcos E (2008) Doxycycline sustained release from brushite cements for the treatment of periodontal diseases. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A, 85:707-714.

Tamimi F, Kumarasami B, Doillon C, Gbureck U, Nihouannen DL, Cabarcos EL, Barralet JE (2008) Brushite-collagen composites for bone regeneration. Acta Biomater., 4:1315-1321.

Jesús Torres, Faleh Tamimi, Ignacio García, Jose Luis Cebrian, Enrique López-Cabarcos, Antonio Lopez (2008) Management of atrophic maxilla in severe osteoporosis treated with bisphosphonates: a case report. Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol. Oral Radiol. Endod., 106:668-672.

Tamimi F, Torres J, Kathan C, Baca R, Clemente C, Blanco L, Cabarcos EL (2008) Bone regeneration in rabbit calvaria with novel monetite granules. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A, 87:980-985.

Huang DC, Duque G, Yang XF, Marino FT, Barralet J, Kremer R (2008) Low Dose Administration of Interferon gamma Stimulates Osteoblastogenesis and Prevents Ovariectomy-Induced Osteoporosis in C57BL/6 Mice. J. Bone Miner. Res., 23: S457-S457.

Rossdeutscheur L, Huang DC, Yang XF, Marino FT, Barralet J, Kremer R (2008) Effect of 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D-3 and 25-Hydroxyvitamin D-3 on Osteoblastogenesis and Bone Strength in Vitamin D Sufficient Growing Mice. J. Bone Miner. Res., 23:S291-S291.

Tamimi F, Torres J, Lopez-Cabarcos E, Bassett DC, Habibovic P, Luceron E, Barralet JE (2009) Minimally invasive maxillofacial vertical bone augmentation using brushtie based cements. Biomaterials, 30:208-216.

Torres J, Tamimi F, García I, Herrero A, Rivera B, Sobrino JA, Hernandez G (2009). Dental implants in a patient with Paget's disease under bisphosphonate treatment: a case report. Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Path. Oral Rad. Endo., 107: 387-392.

Sánchez-Paniagua López M, Tamimi F, López-Cabarcos E, López-Ruiz B (2009) Highly sensitive amperometric biosensor base on a biocompatible calcium phosphate cement. Biosens and Bioelectron., 24:2574-2579.

Ibasco S, Tamimi F, Meszaros R, Le Nihouannen D, Vengallatore S, Harvey E, Barralet JE (2009) Magnesium sputtered titanium for the formation of bioactive coatings. Acta Biomater., 5:2338-2347.

Alkhraisat MH, Gbureck U, Blanco L, Tamimi F, Rueda C, Torres J, Lopez Cabarcos E (2009) Effect of hyaluronic acid on brushite cement cohesion. Acta Biomater., 5: 3150-3156.

Torres J, Tamimi F, Martinez PP, Alkhraisat MH, Linares R, Hernández G, Torres-Macho J, López-Cabarcos E (2009) Effect of platelet-rich plasma on sinus lifting: a randomized-controlled clinical trial. J. Clin. Periodontol., 36:677-687.

Tamimi F, Torres J, Gbureck U, Lopez-Cabarcos E, Bassett DC, Alkhraisat MH, Barralet JE (2009) Craniofacial vertical bone augmentation: A comparison between 3D printed monolithic monetite blocks and autologous onlay grafts in the rabbit. Biomaterials, 30:6318-6326.


Torres J, Tamimi F, Tresguerres IF, Alkhraisat MH, Khraisat A, Blanco L, López-Cabarcos E (2009) Effect of Combining PRP with Anorganic Bovine Bone on Vertical Bone Regeneration: Early Healing Assessment on Rabbit Calvariae. Int. J. Oral Max. Impl., Accepted manuscript, In press.

Alkhraisat MH, Rueda C, Blanco L, Tamimi Mariño F, Torres J, Gbureck U, Lopez Cabarcos E (2009) Effect of silica gel on the cohesion, properties and biological performance of brushite cement. Acta Biomater., Accepted Manuscript, In Press.

Tamimi AF, Tamimi F,(2009) Medical education in Jordan. Med. Teach., Accepted Manuscript, In Press.

Alkhraisat MH, Rueda C, Cabrejos-Azama J, Lucas-Aparicio J, Mariño FT, Torres García-Denche J, Jerez LB, Gbureck U, Cabarcos EL (2009) Loading and release of doxycycline hyclate from strontium-substituted calcium phosphate cement. Acta Biomater., Accepted Manuscript, In Press.