Dr Esma Dogramaci

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


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, with numerous invites to lecture locally, nationally and 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 57, 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 58, 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

 

 

 

 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Fellow Advance HE
    2020 - ongoing Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    2020 - ongoing Member Adelaide Education Academy - The University of Adelaide
    2019 - ongoing Worldwide recognised tutor University of London
    2019 - ongoing Senior Lecturer - Orthodontics The University of Adelaide
    2017 - ongoing Senior Dental Specialist (Orthodontics) South Australian Dental Services
    2009 - ongoing Lecturer Faculty of Dental Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Fellowship Fellow - Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Advance HE United Kingdom -
    2020 Fellowship Fellow - Dental Surgery 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
    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 Adelaide Australia PhD
    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 Training UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors United Kingdom
    Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) General Dental Council United Kingdom
  • Research Interests

* 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

  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Scientometric analysis - oral surgery University of Adelaide Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship Other - Dr Arya Rao
    2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Frenectomy University of Adelaide Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship Other - TBC
    2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor IOTN University of Adelaide Adelaide Summer Scholarship, Honours, DClinDent Other - TBC
    2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Traumatic Dental Injuries University of Adelaide - Honours - TBC
    2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Homeless and dentistry University of Adelaide - Other - TBC
  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2022 - ongoing Board Member Associate Editor - Editorial Board Frontiers in Psychology Switzerland
    2022 - ongoing Board Member Associate Editor - Editorial Board Frontiers in Dental Medicine Switzerland
    2020 - ongoing Member Editorial Board Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry Turkey
    2019 - ongoing Board Member Allied Health Practice and Science Program Board - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences The University of Adelaide Australia
    2009 - ongoing Representative Executive Group e-Den, e-Learning for Healthcare United Kingdom
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Member Special Studies Program University of Adelaide - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Australia
    2021 - ongoing Co-Chair Interprofessional Learning University of Adelaide - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2020 - ongoing Member Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh United Kingdom
    2020 - ongoing Member Adelaide Education Academy Australia
    2007 - ongoing Member The Royal College of Surgeons of England United Kingdom
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2023 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Scientometrics -
    2022 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice -
    2022 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement The Open Dentistry Journal -
    2021 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Evidence Based Dentistry -
    2021 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Dentistry Journal -
    2020 - ongoing Academic - peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement International Endodontic Journal -
    2020 - ongoing Academic -peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Heliyon -
    2020 - ongoing External examiner - doctoral degree Scientific Community Engagement Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM-Selangor) Malaysia
    2020 - ongoing Academic - Peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement International Orthodontics Journal -
    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 Academic -peer reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Australian Dental Journal -
    2018 - ongoing Academic - peer 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
    2022 - ongoing Guest Lecturer Faculty of Dental Medicine - Universitas Airlangga Indonesia
    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
  • Email: esma.dogramaci@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences
  • Org Unit: Dental

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