Dr Esma Dogramaci

Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr Esma Doğramacı's research themes encompass evidence-based dentistry, aetiology of malocclusion, epidemiology, basic sciences, patient-centred information translation, and clinically translatable research. Her research methods include systematic reviews/meta-analyses, original research using 3D diagnostic imaging (CBCT), laboratory-based methods and longitudinal studies, and she additionally publishes clinical case reports.

Her research is recognised internationally.

By applying the Joanna Briggs Institute methodology and using only the best available evidence, the research team she led discovered that those with an increased overjet (distance between top and bottom front teeth) have significantly higher risk of dental trauma. This work is published in the internationally respected Dental Traumatology journal and has an Altmetric attention score of 56, placing it as the highest ranked article published in this journal to date. It is in the top 3% of all research outputs tracked by Altmetric.

 Her research into non-nutritive sucking behaviours and malocclusions was published as the cover story of the December 2016 issue of the prestigious Journal of the American Dental Association. The follow-up article, the most up-to-date into breastfeeding and malocclusions, was also published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and reached a maximum Altmetric attention score of 26, placing it in the top 5% of research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric (which is in excess of 11.5 million papers). This is a measure of the quality and quantity of online attention this research article has received from health care practitioners, scientists and members of the public.

Recently, her research into the long-term outcomes of orthodontics showed that orthodontic treatment does not prevent decay in later life. This important work was covered by the local and international media including The Advertiser,  The Daily TelegraphScimex, Dental Tribune International, Bite , the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as non-English language press. This research gained an Altmetric attention score of 52, also placing it in the top 5% of all research outputs tracked by Altmetric. A video of the research is available here and on YouTube.

 

December 2016 cover story - Nonnutritive sucking behaviours and malocclusions
Journal of the American Dental Association - December 2016 Cover story:
Nonnutritive sucking behaviors and malocclusions. 
Doğramacı & Rossi-Fedele
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adaj.2016.08.018

 

 

 

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Affiliate member Adelaide Education Academy - The University of Adelaide
    2020 Fellowship (elected, without examination) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    2019 Worldwide recognised tutor University of London
    2019 Senior Lecturer - Orthodontics The University of Adelaide
    2017 Senior Dental Specialist (Orthodontics) South Australian Dental Services
    2015 - 2018 Lecturer - Orthodontics University of Adelaide
    2009 Lecturer Faculty of Dental Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2020 Fellowship Fellowship - Dental Surgery, elected without examination Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh United Kingdom
    2003 Research Award Laurence Usiskin Elective Prize winner British Orthodontic Society United Kingdom £1000
    2003 Award Farrar Prize in Oral Surgery The University of Manchester United Kingdom £50
    2002 Award Dental Student Award winner Wrigley’s Oral Healthcare in Action, in conjunction with the British Dental Association United Kingdom £500
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    University of Manchester United Kingdom Bachelor of Dental Surgery
    King's College London United Kingdom Master of Science - Orthodontics - Pass with Merit
    The University of London United Kingdom Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    MFDS The Royal College of Surgeons of England United Kingdom
    MOrth The Royal College of Surgeons of England United Kingdom
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Certificate of Completion of Dental Vocational Tra UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors United Kingdom
    Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training ( General Dental Council United Kingdom
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Canullo, L., Rossi-Fedele, G., Camodeca, F., Marrucchella, G., Dogramaci, E., & Scarano, A. (2020). Comparative histopathological analysis of granulomatous tissue of endodontic and periodontal origin.. The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants.
    2020 Kim, J., Rossi-Fedele, G., & Dogramaci, E. (2020). Post-operative instructions following minor oral surgery - the quality and the level of evidence: a cross-sectional study. British Dental Journal.
    2019 Dogramaci, E., & Brennan, D. (2019). The influence of orthodontic treatment on dental caries: an Australian cohort study. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 47(3), 210-216.
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    2019 Arraj, G., Rossi-Fedele, G., & Dogramaci, E. (2019). The association of overjet size and traumatic dental injuries - a systematic review and meta-analysis.. Dental Traumatology, 35(4-5), 217-232.
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    2019 Dogramaci, E., & Brennan, D. (2019). The long‐term influence of orthodontic treatment on adults’ psychosocial outcomes: an Australian cohort study. Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, 22(4), 312-320.
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    2019 Rossi-Fedele, G., Franciscatto, G., Marshall, G., Gomes, M., & Doğramacı, E. (2019). Endodontic complications associated with orthodontic temporary anchorage devices: A systematic review of human studies. Australian Endodontic Journal, 8 pages.
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    2018 Rossi-Fedele, G., & Doğramacı, E. (2018). A History of Suboptimal Breastfeeding may Increase the Risk of Developing Anterior Open Bite, Posterior Crossbite, and Class II Canine Relationship. Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, 18(2), 190-191.
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    2018 Doğramacı, E., Chubb, D., & Rossi-Fedele, G. (2018). Orthodontic thermoformed retainers. A two-arm laboratory study into post-fabrication outcomes. Australian Dental Journal, 63(2), 347-355.
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    2018 Doğramacı, E., & Rossi-Fedele, G. (2018). Odontogenic keratocyst: the pitfalls of uncoordinated multidisciplinary care. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 153(2), 167.
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    2018 Arraj, G., Rossi-Fedele, G., & Dogramaci, E. (2018). The association of overjet with traumatic dental injuries: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(7), 1511-1518.
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    2017 Doǧramaci, E., Rossi-Fedele, G., & Dreyer, C. (2017). Effect of breastfeeding on different features of malocclusions in the primary dentition: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(7), 1856-1866.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC1
    2017 Dogramaci, E., Rossi-Fedele, G., & Dreyer, C. (2017). Malocclusions in young children - does breastfeeding really reduce the risk? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Dental Association, 148(8), 566-574.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS9 Europe PMC4
    2016 Dogramaci, E., & Rossi-Fedele, G. (2016). The quality of information on the Internet on orthodontic retainer wear: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Orthodontics, 43(1), 47-58.
    DOI Scopus13 Europe PMC5
    2016 Rossi-Fedele, G., Musu, D., Cotti, E., & Dogramaci, E. (2016). Root canal treatment versus single-tooth implant: a systematic review of Internet content. Journal of Endodontics, 42(6), 846-853.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS17 Europe PMC3
    2016 Dogramaci, E., Peres, M., & Peres KG. (2016). Breastfeeding and malocclusions - the quality and level of evidence on the Internet for the public. Journal of the American Dental Association, 147(10), 817-825.
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    2016 Dogramaci, E., Jonest, V., & Jones, A. (2016). The Hawlix: a simple and aesthetic prosthetic- orthodontic retainer. Australian orthodontic journal, 32(2), 229-232.
    Scopus3 Europe PMC1
    2016 Dogramaci, E., Rossi-Fedele, G., & Mahdmina, A. (2016). Orthodontic retainer wear: A cross-sectional study of information quality available on the internet. Journal of Orthodontics, 43(1), 6.
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    2016 Doğramacı, E. (2016). Adult orthodontics: a quality assessment of Internet information. Journal of Orthodontics, 43(3), 162.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2016 Dogramaci, E., & Rossi-Fedele, G. (2016). Establishing the association between non-nutritive sucking behaviour and malocclusions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Dental Association, 147(12), 926-934.e6.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS14 Europe PMC3
    2016 Doʇramaci, E., Rossi-Fedele, G., & McDonald, F. (2016). Response to letter to editor. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, 121(2), 197-198.
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    2015 Doğramaci, E., Rossi-Fedele, G., & Jonest, A. (2015). Multi-disciplinary management of a patient with a post-traumatised incisor presenting concurrent replacement and inflammatory resorption: a case report. Australian orthodontic journal, 31(2), 216-225.
    Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2015 Dogramaci, E., Sherriff, M., Rossi-Fedele, G., & McDonald, F. (2015). Location and severity of root resorption related to impacted maxillary canines: a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) evaluation. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 31(1), 49-58.
    Scopus15 WoS14 Europe PMC4
    2015 Dogramaci, E., & Rossi-Fedele, G. (2015). Dental abrasion of incisor caused by a babies' dummy clip: a case report. Dental Update, 42(7), 681-685.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2015 Rossi-Fedele, G., Dogramaci, E., & Steier, L. (2015). The effect of chlorhexidine irrigation on the bond strength between resin-bonded root canal fillings and dentin: A review. Endodontic Practice Today, 9(1), 9-13.
    2014 Doğramacı, E., Rossi-Fedele, G., & McDonald, F. (2014). Clinical importance of incidental findings reported on small-volume dental cone beam computed tomography scans focused on impacted maxillary canine teeth. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, 118(6), e205-e209.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS8 Europe PMC4
    2014 Steier, L., Steier, G., Doǧramaci, E., & Rossi-Fedele, G. (2014). Maxillary sinus unilateral aplasia as an incidental finding following cone-beam computed (volumetric) tomography. Australian Endodontic Journal, 40(1), 26-31.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2013 Rossi-Fedele, G., Steier, L., Dogramaci, E., Canullo, L., Steier, G., & de Figueiredo, J. (2013). Bovine pulp tissue dissolution ability of HealOzone®, Aquatine Alpha Electrolyte® and sodium hypochlorite. Australian Endodontic Journal, 39(2), 57-61.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS9 Europe PMC7
    2013 Rossi-Fedele, G., Doǧramaci, E., Steier, L., & de Figueiredo, J. (2013). Interaction between chlorhexidine-impregnated gutta-percha points and several chlorine-containing endodontic irrigating solutions. International Endodontic Journal, 46(7), 675-680.
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    2012 Rossi-Fedele, G., Doramac, E., Guastalli, A., Steier, L., & Poli De Figueiredo, J. (2012). Antagonistic interactions between sodium hypochlorite, chlorhexidine, EDTA, and citric acid. Journal of Endodontics, 38(4), 426-431.
    DOI Scopus57 WoS49 Europe PMC31
    2012 Doğramacı, E. J., & Naini, F. B. (2012). Impacted maxillary canines: contemporary management and review of the literature. Faculty Dental Journal, 3(4), 210-217.
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    2011 Rossi-Fedele, G., Guastalli, A., Doǧramaci, E., Steier, L., & de Figueiredo, J. (2011). Influence of pH changes on chlorine-containing endodontic irrigating solutions. International Endodontic Journal, 44(9), 792-799.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS23 Europe PMC15
    2011 Rossi-Fedele, G., Dogramaci, E., Steier, L., & De Figueiredo, J. (2011). Some factors influencing the stability of Sterilox®, a super-oxidised water. British Dental Journal, 210(12), 1-3.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC4
    2011 Dogramaci, E., & Rossi-Fedele, G. (2011). Letter to editor. Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, 38(4), 305-307.
    DOI Europe PMC4
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2010 Dogramaci, E., Grant, J., & Bradford, R. (2010). PAR Scores of patients treated at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, UK. In 7th International Orthodontic Congress. Sydney, Australia.
    2010 Dogramaci, E. (2010). The social response of young Turkish adults to malocclusions. In 7th International Orthodontic Congress. Sydney, Australia.
    2003 Dogramaci, E. (2003). The influence of malocclusions, as part of the dentofacial appearance, on the social response of young adults in Turkey. In British Orthodontic Conference. Bournemouth, UK.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2019 Arraj, G., Rossi-Fedele, G., & Dogramaci, E. (2019). The association of overjet size with traumatic dental injuries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of Dental Traumatology. Edinburgh, UK: WILEY.
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    2019 Haddad, Y., & Dogramaci, E. (2019). Novel e-resource to teach cephalometry. Does simulation beat real-world experience?”. Poster session presented at the meeting of American Association of Orthodontics. Los Angeles.
    2017 Dogramaci, E., & Rossi-Fedele, G. (2017). Malocclusions in young children - does breastfeeding really reduce the risk?. Poster session presented at the meeting of American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session. San Diego, USA.
    2017 Dogramaci, E., & Rossi-Fedele, G. (2017). What's worse for a child's teeth: non-nutritive sucking behaviours or sub-optimal breastfeeding?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 57th International Association of Dental Research - Australia and New Zealand Divisional Meeting.
    2016 Rossi-Fedele, G., Dogramaci, E., Naicker, D., Clarkson, R., & Guastalli, A. (2016). Interactions between surfactants containing sodium hypochlorite and chlorhexidine-based mouthwashes on precipitate formation. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th World Endodontic Congress. Cape Town, South Africa.
    2013 Dogramaci, E., Sherriff, M., & McDonald, F. (2013). Location and severity of root resorption related to impacted maxillary canine teeth: a retrospective cone-beam computed tomography evaluation. Poster session presented at the meeting of 89th Congress of the European Orthodontic Society. Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Original Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2019 Publication status: Published online
    NTRO sub category: 4 Other
    Title: No better way to prevent tooth decay
    Authors: Dogramaci E
    Author affiliation: (1220969) Dogramaci, Esma
    Place of publication: Research Square
    Publication date: 2019
    DOI: 10.21203/rs.2.15146/v1
    Extent: 1 video
    ERA Research Statement - 2000 character limit: Braces can make teeth straighter and result in a healthier looking smile
    But can they prevent tooth decay?
    New research says no
    Many people think braces early in life can help avoid future tooth decay
    Because people think straighter teeth are easier to brush
    But a study at the University of Adelaide found no proof of this
    The team followed more than 400 teens for 17 years—over 1/3 of whom had received braces
    By age 30, there was no difference in the number of decayed teeth between those who had received braces and those who had not
    Greater numbers of decayed teeth were strongly linked to brushing less than twice a day
    While the study focused on one Australian city, the message does appear clear
    To avoid tooth decay, there’s no better advice than brushing twice a day
    Doğramacı EJ and Brennan DS. “The influence of orthodontic treatment on dental caries: An Australian cohort study.” Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (2019). DOI: 10.1111/cdoe.12446
    Record created at source: 23 September 2019

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    2002 Publication status: Published
    NTRO sub category: 3 Written work
    Title: Safer snacking for fab, healthy teeth
    Authors: Dogramaci E
    Author affiliation: (1220969) Dogramaci, Esma
    Publisher: Wrigley's Oral Healthcare in Action, UK
    Place of publication: UK
    Publication date: 2002
    Extent: dental practice leaflet, 4 pages
    ERA Research Statement - 2000 character limit: Dental Student Award 2002 winner.
    Record created at source: 14 June 2017
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2014 Rossi-Fedele, G., & Dogramaci, E. (2014). Tooth isolation. e-Den, e learning for healthcare.
    2014 Dogramaci, E., & Rossi-Fedele, G. (2014). Diagnosis of pulpal status. e-Den, e learning for healthcare.
    2002 Parker, E. (2002). Dental Conference: 2002 British and Irish Dental Associations' Annual Conference.
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* 2018 Learning Enhancement and Innovation Grant Scheme, $2400.

* KCL small University grant, £600.

* Laurence Usiskin Student Elective, administered by the British Orthodontic Society, £1000

* British Dental Association, administered by the British Medical and Dental Students' Trust, £250

* Wesley Johnson Travel Fund, £350

Undergraduate teaching

* Bachelor of Dental Surgery: BDS orthodontic program co-ordinator 

* Bachelor of Science in Dentistry - honours

* Bachelor of Oral Health

 

Postgraduate teaching

* Doctor of Clinical Dentistry - Orthodontics

* Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Blended learning in orthodontics The University of Adelaide DClinDent - orthodontics Doctorate Full Time Dr Yul Kim
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor D-amino acids in biofilm disruption and caries prevention in orthodontics The University of Adelaide DClinDent - orthodontic Doctorate Full Time Dr Lasni Kumarasinghe
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Comparative assessment of radiological approaches for pre-orthodontic treatment planning The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours Part Time Miss Catherine Chen
    2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Fake news in dentistry The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours Part Time Mr Mikolle Montano
    2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Cohort study of oral health amongst vulnerable populations in Adelaide The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours Part Time Mr James Kim
    2017 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Internet information and orthodontics The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Other Full Time Miss Leah Sidhu
    2017 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Internet information and orthodontics The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Other Full Time Miss Yu Fang Seetoh
    2017 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Internet information and orthodontics The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Other Full Time Miss Jung Yeh
    2017 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Internet information and endodontics The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours Part Time Dr Janahan Shanmugananthakumar
    2017 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Use of plasma encapsulated particles containing D-amino acids to reduce biofilm accumulation and caries in orthodontic patients. The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours Part Time Mr Joshua Lee
    2016 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Thermoformed orthodontic retainers The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Other Full Time Mr David WR Chubb
    2016 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Overjet and trauma - Systematic review and meta-analysis The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours Part Time Mr George P Arraj
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2018 - ongoing Orthodontic appliances The University of Adelaide and Graduate Program in Dentistry, PPGO PUCRS Dr Giselle Jung Franciscatto
    2017 - ongoing Endodontic treatment and dental and social outcomes The University of Adelaide Dr Tallan Chew
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2019 - ongoing Board Member Allied Health Practice and Science Program Board - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences The University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 - ongoing Board Member Dentistry Program Board - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Adelaide Australia
    2009 - ongoing Representative Executive Group e-Den, e-Learning for Healthcare United Kingdom
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Member ITDS Research and Innovation reference group University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2007 - ongoing Member The Royal College of Surgeons of England United Kingdom
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing External examiner - doctoral degree Scientific Community Engagement Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM-Selangor) Malaysia
    2019 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Dental Traumatology
    2019 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
    2019 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement BMC Oral Health
    2019 - ongoing Reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Australian Dental Journal
    2018 - ongoing Reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research
    2017 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement International Journal of Dentistry
    2016 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement European Journal of Orthodontics
    2016 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Journal of Orthodontics
    2016 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Joanna Briggs Institute
    2016 - ongoing Consultant: career options and pathways in dentistry Public Community Engagement Pulteney Grammar School
    2015 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Angle Orthodontist
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Worldwide recognised tutor University of London United Kingdom
    2009 - ongoing Lecturer Faculty of Dental Surgery - The Royal College of Surgeons of England United Kingdom
  • Position: Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics
  • Email: esma.dogramaci@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences
  • Org Unit: Dental

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