Associate Professor Oral Pathology
Adelaide Dental School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Yakin's research interests are in oral cancer tumour microenvironment and biomarkers, clinical oral and maxillofacial pathology, and dental education. He was awarded the first IADR/Unilever-Hatton Divisional Award in 2013 in Seattle, USA for his work on biomarkers in odontogenic keratocysts. He was also awarded a doctoral Scholarship from the University of Otago in 2013, a Fuller research scholarship from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago in 2014, and two research grants from the New Zealand Dental Association Research Foundation in 2015 and 2016. His doctoral research was awarded the best oral presentation prize in Sir John Walsh Research Institute Research Symposium at the University of Otago in 2016. He previously served as the Chair of the School of Dentistry & Health Sciences’ Research Development Committee at Charles Sturt University and is the recipient of a number of research grants from the same university.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2016 Award University of Otago Doctoral Postgraduate Publishing Bursary University of Otago New Zealand — 2016 Award Sir John Walsh Research Institute Research Symposium Oral Presentation Prize (2016) Sir John Walsh Research Institute New Zealand — 2016 Award International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists Travel Award (2016) International New Zealand — 2014 Award Faculty of Dentistry Departmental Awards, University of Otago (2014-2016) University of Otago New Zealand — 2013 Award University of Otago International Doctoral Scholarship (2013) University of Otago Nicaragua — 2013 Award IADR/Unilever-Hatton Divisional Award (2013) Unilever-Hatton New Zealand —
Language Competency Arabic Can read, write, speak and understand spoken Turkish Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 - 2016 Faculty of Dentistry, Sir John Walsh Research Institute, University of Otago, New Zealand DClinDent Oral Pathology
Year Citation 2021 Yakin, M., & Linden, K. (2021). Adaptive e-learning platforms can improve student performance and engagement in dental education. Journal of Dental Education, 85(7), 1309-1315.
2019 Yakin, M., Seo, B., & Rich, A. (2019). Tunicamycin-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress up-regulates tumour-promoting cytokines in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Cytokine, 120, 130-143.
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2019 Yakin, M., Seo, B., Hussaini, H., Rich, A., & Hunter, K. (2019). Human papillomavirus and oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma: the essentials. Australian Dental Journal, 64(1), 11-18.
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2019 Yakin, M., Escalera, C. L., Perez, L. A. M., & Aldape-Barrios, B. (2019). Clinical pathologic conference case 3: a slow-growing expansile posterior mandibular swelling. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, 128(4), e133-e137.
2017 Yakin, M., Gavidi, R. O., Cox, B., & Rich, A. (2017). Oral cancer risk factors in New Zealand. The New Zealand medical journal, 130(1451), 30-38.
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2016 Yakin, M., Jalal, J. A., Al-Khurri, L. E., & Rich, A. M. (2016). Oral and maxillofacial pathology submitted to Rizgary Teaching Hospital: A 6-year retrospective study. International Dental Journal, 66(2), 78-85.
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|CSU Compact Seed grant||2019||A$9,793|
|CSU Faculty of Science Conference and Training Support Scheme||2019||A$2,534|
|CSU Research Infrastructure Support Scheme||2018||A$61,356|
|New Zealand Dental Association Research Foundation Grants||2015/2016||NZ$17,503|
|Fuller Scholarship –University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry||2014||NZ$3,000|
Dr Yakin is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and has over a decade of clinical and academic teaching experience in general and oral pathology, oral surgery, and oral medicine and diagnosis. He is currently the module convenor of general pathology in Year 2 and oral pathology in Year 3 the Bachelor of Dental Surgery course at the University of Adelaide. He also contributes to clinical tutoring in the General Practice Unit of Year 3 students and supports coordination of Years 4 and 5 of the same course. He also contributes to the supervision of DClinDent Oral Pathology presentations and slide seminars. In his previous role at Charles Sturt University, Dr Yakin was the subject coordinator of oral and general pathology and histology in addition to his role in clinical and preclinical tutoring in years 2-3 of the Bachelor of Dental Science course. He also delivered lectures in oral pathology and medicine to years 4 and 5 of the same course and year 3 of the Bachelor of Oral Health cours
Teaching and Subject Coordination Experience
- Subject coordinator and principal instructor:
- Oral-Maxillofacial Pathology (Year 3)
- Pathological Basis of Human Disease (Year 2)
- Oral Anatomy and Histology (Year 1)
- Subject moderator:
- Clinical Dental Practice (Year 3; 2020)
- Oral microbiology and Immunology (Year 1; 2020)
- Foundations of Oral Surgery (Year 3; 2019)
- Head and Neck Anatomy (Year 2; 2017-2018)
- Gerodontics, Special Needs Dentistry, Dental Public Health (Year 5; 2018)
- Teach lectures and tutorials in the following subjects:
- Dental Clinical Practice 5 (Year 5; 2017-2020)
- Gerodontics, Special Needs Dentistry, Dental Public Health (Year 5; 2018-2020)
- Medicine and Surgery for Dental Practice (Year 4; 2018-2020)
- Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice (Year 2; 2019-2020)
- Oral Pathology module in the Bachelor of Oral Health Course (Year 3; 2018-2020).
- Tutor in simulation and patient clinics:
- Dental Clinical Practice 5 (Year 5; 2019)
- Dental Clinical Practice 4 (Year 4; 2019-2020)
- Prosthodontics 2 (Year 4; 2018)
- Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice 2 (Year 2; 2018-2020)
- Endodontics (Year 3; 2018)
- Foundations of Restorative Dentistry (Year 2; 2018-2020)
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