Dr Esma Dogramaci

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. 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
    2017 Senior Dental Specialist (Orthodontics) South Australian Dental Services
    2015 Senior lecturer in Orthodontics The 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
    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 BDS
    King's College London United Kingdom MSc, Orthodontics - Pass with Merit
  • 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
    0 Certificate of Completion of Dental Vocational Tra UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors United Kingdom
    0 Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training ( General Dental Council United Kingdom
  • Research Interests

* 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: Joint BDS orthodontic program co-ordinator 

* 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 Dentistry Program Board - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Univeristy 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
    2016 - ongoing Careers breakfast, mentorship and volunteer Public Community Engagement Pulteney Grammar School
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2009 - ongoing Lecturer Faculty of Dental Surgery - The Royal College of Surgeons of England United Kingdom
  • Position: 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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