Mehrsa Zakershahrak

Dr Mehrsa Zakershahrak

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr Mehrsa Zakershahrak holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree (Professional Doctorate) in Dentistry.
Mehrsa is currently a PhD candidate and researcher under the supervision of Prof. David Brennan and Dr Dandara Haag at the University of Adelaide, Dental school, ARCPOH.
Her research mainly focuses on the psychosocial and socioeconomic determinants of oral health.

Research Interests:

- Oral health

- Public oral health

- Patient-reported outcome measures

- interaction and main effect

- Dental and oral health promotion interventions (community-based and evidence-based)

- Preventive Dental Care and Dentistry

- Head and neck cancers, oral cancers, treatments and patient managements

- Cancer cell biology, Integrins in head and neck cancers

- Low-level laser therapy in dentistry

- Postoperative pain and swelling management

- Endodontic treatment

- Autogenous tooth transplantation

- HIV /AIDS (stigma and discrimination)

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2017 Moshari, A., Vatanpour, M., Esna Ashari, E., Zakershahrak, M., & Ara, A. (2017). Nonsurgical management of an extensive endodontic periapical lesion: A case report. Iranian Endodontic Journal, 12(1), 116-119.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2017 Zakershahrak, M., Moshari, A., Vatanpour, M., Khalilak, Z., & Jalali Ara, A. (2017). Autogenous transplantation for replacing a hopeless tooth. Iranian Endodontic Journal, 12(1), 124-127.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2016 Moshari, A., Vatanpour, M., & Zakershahrak, M. (2016). The efficacy of low-level laser treatment in reducing pain and swelling after endodontic surgery: A systematic review. In D. C. Todea, A. G. Podoleanu, & V. F. Duma (Eds.), Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 9670 (pp. 4 pages). Bucharest, ROMANIA: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING.
    DOI
    2015 Zakershahrak, M., & Zakershahrak, M. (2015). HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma and Discrimination among Dentists. In HN10101120071. Shiraz, Iran.

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