Ikhlas El Karim

    Ikhlas El Karim

    Clinical Senior Lecturer

    Phone: 028 906 32457, +44 (0)28 9097 6026

    For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
    or call +44(0)2890 973091.

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    Research Interests

    Stem cells and regenerative therapies

    Orofacial pain

    Minimal intervention dentistry

    Oral infections and systemic health

    Research Statement

    The goal of my research is to develop minimally invasive, biologically based therapies for inflammatory dental diseases. I have particular interest in investigating the link between pain, inflammation and regeneration as well as the implications of dental disease on general health. The current research programmes include:


    1-    Exploring potential strategies for optimal differentiation of dental pulp stem cells with particular focus on inflammation and its impact on regeneration


    2-    Developing in vitro and in vivo models to study neuronal signalling in inflammatory and neuropathic pain


    3-    Investigate potential links between dental infections, systemic inflammation and general heath.

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    Frequent Journals

    • Journal of Dental Research

      ISSNs: 0022-0345

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1544-0591


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.04 SJR 2.14 SNIP 2.232


    • Journal of Endodontics

      ISSNs: 0099-2399

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1878-3554

      Elsevier Inc.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.69 SJR 1.822 SNIP 1.546


    • International Endodontic Journal

      ISSNs: 0143-2885

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1365-2591


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.57 SJR 2.146 SNIP 1.734


    • Archives of Oral Biology

      ISSNs: 0003-9969

      Elsevier Limited

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.98 SJR 0.61 SNIP 0.843


    • Community Dental Health

      ISSNs: 0265-539X, 0953-6833

      FDI World Dental Press Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.02 SJR 0.433 SNIP 1.014


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