Suhail Hani Al-Amad
Suhail Hani Al-Amad
Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Medicine
College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah
United Arab Emirates


Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Oral Medicine
    University of Melbourne, Australia. Dec 2006.
  • Graduate Diploma in Oral Pathology & Medicine
    University of Melbourne, Australia. Dec 2004.
  • Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology
    University of Melbourne, Australia. Dec 2003.
  • Graduate Certificate in Research Ethics
    University of Maryland, Unites States of America. Aug 2007.
  • Bachelor of Dental Science
    University of Jordan. Jul 1998.

Professional Qualifications

  • Australian Board in Oral Medicine
    The Dental Board of Australia. Jul 2013.
  • Fellowship in Oral Medicine (FRACDS-Oral Med)
    The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons RACDS, Sept 2010.
  • Australian Board in General Dentistry
    The Dental Board of Australia. Oct 2004.
  • Membership of RACDS in Oral Medicine (MRACDS-Oral Med)
    The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons RACDS, Jul 2008 - Sept 2010.
  • Jordanian Medial Council Certificate in Oral Medicine (Jordanian Board)  
    Jordanian Medical Council, Feb 2007.
  • Australian Dental Council Certificate (ADC)  
    Australian Dental Council, Oct 2004.



Dr. Suhail Al-Amad is an Assistant Professor at the University of Sharjah (UAE), and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University (Australia). He received his bachelor degree in Dentistry from the University of Jordan, and his Diploma in Forensic Odontology and Doctorate in Oral Medicine from the University of Melbourne. Dr. Al-Amad holds the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and the Australian Dental Board Certificates in both Oral Medicine and General Dentistry. Between 2002 and 2006, Dr. Al-Amad worked as a Forensic Odontologist at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (Australia); then he relocated to Jordan where he established the Forensic Odontology services at the National Institute of Forensic Medicine. Between 2010 and 2013, he was summoned by the UAE’s Ministry of Interior to train and establish the country’s first Forensic Odontology team. In 2005, he joined the Australian Federal Police in identifying the victims of the tsunami disaster. In recognition of his work, Dr. Al-Amad was awarded the Australian Federal Police Operations Medal. Dr. Al-Amad is a trainer for the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC in the field of human identification. He is also a trainer on Research Ethics for the University of Maryland’s MERETI program in the Middle East. He served as an expert witness in several criminal cases in courts in Jordan, Australia and the UAE.

Research Interest

His research interests lies in Oral Medicine/Forensic Odontology.

Professional Activities:

Teaching Experience;

July 2014 - present

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences.University of Monash. Australia.

Mar 2012-present


Middle East Research Ethics Training Initiative MERETI, organized by the University of Maryland School of Medicine,USA.

Aug 2008-present

Assistant Professor

College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Aug 2008-present


charge of the Oral Medicine Teaching Clinic for 4th year students. University Dental Hospital Sharjah, UAE.


Part-time trainer

Forensic Odontology to Abu Dhabi Police GHQ.



Forensic Odontology. Royal Police Academy, Jordan.

Oct 2006-Aug 2008

Honorary Lecturer

Ethics and Legal Issues course (Master’s program). Jordan University ofScience and Technology, Jordan.

Mar2002-Nov 2005

Casual tutor

Oral Anatomy and Histology and in Oral Pathology and Medicine. MelbourneDental School, University of Melbourne, Australia.




  1. Al-Amad SH, Awad M, Al Farsi L, Elkhalid R. Detecting and reporting child abuse by dentists working in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine (under secondary review).
  2. Al-Amad SH, Awad M, Nimri O. Oral cancer in young Jordanians: a potential association with the frequency of Narghile smoking. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology (2014);118(5): 560-565.
  3. Madi HA, Swaid S, Al-Amad SH. The Uniqueness of the Human Dentition. Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology (2013); 31:1:30-39.
  4. Al-Amad SH, Awad M, Silverman H. Attitudes of Dental Patients Towards Participation in Research. Eastern Mediterranean Journal of Medicine (2014);20(2)90-98.
  5. Al-Amad SH, McCulloughMJ, Jaloudi M¬¬
. Oral cancer in the United Arab Emirates. A descriptive analysis. Oral Diseases. (2010) 16, 516–572.
  6. Al-Amad SH, McCullough MJ, Angel CA. Measuring immune-histochemical expression of proteins using virtual microscopy: A novel objective assessment method*. Oral Oncology supp 3(2009); 56-122.
  7. Ahmad B. Ajeilat S. Al-Amad SH, et al. Design of Workshops in Research Ethics for Countries in the Middle East.Developing World Bioethics (2010); 10(2):70-77.
  8. Al-Amad SH, Clement JG, McCullough MJ, Morales A, Hill AJ. Evaluation of two dental identification computer systems:DAVID and WinID3. Journal of Forensic Odontostomatology (2007); 25(1):23-29. 3
  9. Al-Amad SH, McCullough MJ, Graham JP, Clement JG, Hill AJ. Craniofacial identification by computer-mediated superimposition. Journal of Forensic Odontostomatology (2006); 24(2):47-52.
  10. Clement JG, Winship V, Ceddia J, Al-Amad S, Morales A, et al. New software for computer assisted dental data matching in disaster victim identification and long-term missing persons investigations: “DAVID Web”. Forensic Science International (2006); 159S:24-S29.
  11. Al-Amad SH, Angel CA, O’Grady JF, McCullough MJ. Angioleiomyoma on the Hard Palate. Oral Oncology Extra (2006); 42:244– 246.
  12. Burke, MP, Alamad SH, Opeskin K. Death by Smothering Following Forced Quetiapine Administration in an Infant. American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology (2004); 25(3):243-245.


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