ajlouni-raed.jpgClinical Professor, Public Health Sciences

Dr. Raed Ajlouni graduated from The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, where he received a master’s degree and certificate in operative dentistry, as well as a certificate in oral pathology. As a Professor of Dentistry at Texas A&M College of Dentistry, he is dedicated to helping patients maintain healthy mouths while making their smile beautiful.

Dr. Ajlouni is an experienced esthetic dentist who has gained recognition from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry by receiving the 2007 Excellence Award and he is included in “Marquis Who’s Who in America and in the World as a leader in the dental field. He directed Aesthetic Dentistry and CAD-CAM courses at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry and teaches implant and aesthetic dentistry to other dentists at Texas A&M College of Dentistry and around the world.

He is active in research, development and evaluation of dental biomaterials, and techniques for bonding, cosmetic dentistry and implants and has published over 50 articles and abstracts and a book chapter. Dr. Ajlouni has helped thousands of patients by improving their smiles with conservative yet sophisticated techniques.

When Dr. Ajlouni is not treating patients, he lectures nationally and internationally on these topics. Dr. Ajlouni also serves as a consultant to the industry on dental healthcare issues. Dr. Ajlouni has special interest in personal financial planning for dentists and medical doctors.

Honors

  • Marquis Who’s who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2009
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2008
  • Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Excellence Award, 2007
  • Member, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, 2004

Significant Papers

  1. Ajlouni K, Elshahawy W, Ajlouni R, and Sadakah A. Color masking measurement for ceramic coating of titanium used for dental implants. J Prosthet Dent. Mar;119(3) (2018):426-431.
  2. Elshahawy W, Ajlouni R, Ajlouni K, and Sadakah A.,“Failure torque of ceramic neck titanium implant”, J Prosthet Dent. Mar;119(3) (2018):432-436.
  3. Jamshidinia, M., Wang, L., Ton, W., Ajlouni, R., and Kovacevic, R., “Fatigue Properties of a Dental Implant Produced by Electron Beam Melting (EBM)”, the Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 226(2015) , pp. 255-263
  4. Elshahawy W, Ajlouni R, James W, Abdellatif H, Watanabe I. Elemental ion release from fixed restorative materials into patient saliva. J Oral Rehabil. 2013 May;40(5):381-8.
  5. Alomari Q, Ajlouni R, Omar R., Managing the polymerization shrinkage of resin composite restorations: a review. SADJ.;62(1):12-16. 2007
  6. Bishara S E, Ajlouni R, Soliman M M, Oonsombat C, Laffoon J F, Warren J. Evaluation of a new nano-filled restorative material for bonding orthodontic brackets. World Journal of Orthodontics 8;(1):8-12, 2007.
  7. Ajlouni R, Ajlouni K, Abu-Hanna A. Maximizing the esthetics of anterior teeth by conservative restorative dentistry: resin-based composite veneers.Texas Dental Journal.;123(10):956-61, 2006
  8. Ajlouni R, Ajlouni K, Denehy GE. Core buildup repair using a clear matrix: a case report and clinical technique. Operative Dentistry.;31(2):273-6. 2006
  9. Bishara SE, Ostby AW, Ajlouni R, Laffoon JF, Warren JJ. Early shear bond strength of a one-step self-adhesive on orthodontic brackets. Angle Orthodontist.;76(4):689-93. 2006
  10. Bishara SE, Ajlouni R, Laffoon JF, Warren JJ. Comparison of shear bond strength of two self-etch primer/adhesive systems. Angle Orthodontist.;76(1):123-6. 2006
  11. Bishara S.E., Oonsombat C., Soliman M.A., Ajlouni R., Laffoon J.F. The Effect of Tooth Bleaching on the Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets" American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 128 (6):755-7, 2006
  12. Ajlouni R., Bishara SE., Oonsombat C., Soliman MM., Laffoon JF. “The Effect of Porcelain Surface Conditioning on Bonding Orthodontic Brackets” Angle Orthodontist. 75 (5):858-64, 2005
  13. Bishara S.E., Soliman M., Ajlouni R., Laffoon J.F., Warren J. “The Effect of Using a Disinfectant in the Waterlines on the Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets” Angle Orthodontist. 75 (6) 1032-35, 2005
  14. Ajlouni R., Ajlouni K., Oonsombat C., Ruder G. “Conservative Inlay Fixed Partial Denture: A Clinical and Laboratory Technique” General Dentistry. 53(4):266-269, 2005
  15. Bishara SE., Ajlouni R., Oonsombat C., Laffoon JF. “Bonding Orthodontic Brackets to Porcelain Using Different Adhesives/Enamel Conditioners: A Comparative Study” World Journal of Orthodontics. 6:17–24, 2005
  16. Bishara SE., Oonsombat C., Soliman MM., Warren J., Laffoon JF., Ajlouni R. “Comparison of Bonding Time and Shear Bond Strength Between a Conventional and a New Integrated Bonding System” Angle Orthodontist 75(2) 237-42, 2005
  17. Ajlouni R., Bishara SE., Soliman MM., Oonsombat C., Laffoon JF., Warren J. “The use of Ormocer as an alternative material for bonding orthodontic brackets. Angle Orthodontist 75(1):106-8, 2005
  18. Ajlouni R., “Implants in clinical dentistry” Journal of Prosthodontics 13(4):283-4, 2004
  19. Bishara S.E., Soliman MM, Ajlouni R., Oonsombat C., Laffoon J.F., Warren J “Evaluation of the Orthodontic Application of Two New Restorative Systems” Hellenic Orthodontic Review 7(1) 25-32, 2004
  20. Bishara SE., Oonsombat C., Ajlouni R., Laffoon JF. “Comparison of the shear bond strength of 2 self-etch primer/adhesive systems” American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 125(3):348-50, 2004
  21. Bishara SE., Soliman M., Oonsombat C., Laffoon JF., Ajlouni R. “The Effect of Variation in Mesh-Base Design on the Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets” Angle Orthodontist: 74(3)400–404, 2004
  22. Ajlouni R., Bishara S., Oonsombat C, Denehy GE. “Evaluation of Modifying the Bonding Protocol of a New Acid-Etch Primer on the Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets” Angle Orthodontist 74(3) 410–413, 2004
  23. Ajlouni R., Bishara S., Oonsombat C. “Effect of Water Storage on The Shear Bond Strength of Cyanoacrylate Adhesive” World Journal of Orthodontics 5(3):250-253, 2004, also published in Orthodontic Journal of Serbia and Montenegro 1:9-13, 2003
  24. Oonsombat C., Bishara SE., Ajlouni R. “The effect of blood contamination on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets with the use of a new self-etch primer”. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 123 (5):547-50, 2003
  25. Bishara SE., Ajlouni R., Oonsombat C. “Evaluation of A New Curing Light on the Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets”  Angle Orthodontist. 73(4):431-435, 2003
  26. Bishara S., Ajlouni R., Oonsombat C., “Bonding Orthodontic Brackets to Composite Using Different Adhesives/Primers: A Comparative Study” World Journal of Orthodontics 4:343-347, 2003
  27. Bishara SE., Ajlouni R., Laffoon J. “Effect of Thermocycling on The Shear Bond Strength of Cyanoacrylate Orthodontic Adhesive” American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 123(1):21-4, 2003
  28. Al Wahadni A., Ajlouni R., Al-Omari Q., Cobb D., Dawson D. “Shade-match perception of porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations: a comparison between dentist and patient” Journal of American Dental Association. 133(9):1220-5, 2002 (This article was selected for review in Evidence Based Dentistry Journal)
  29. Bishara S., Ajlouni R., Laffoon J., Warren J. “Effect of a Fluoride Releasing Self-Etch Acidic Primer on Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets” Angle Orthodontist 72:199-202, 2002
  30. Bishara S., Laffoon J., VonWald L., Ajlouni R., Warren J. “The Effect of Repeated Bonding on The Shear Bond Strength of a Cyanocrylate Orthodontic Adhesive” World Journal of Orthodontics 3:328-333, 2002
  31. Bishara S., Oonsombat C., Ajlouni R., Denehy G. “Effect of Saliva Contamination on Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets Using A New Experimental Self-Etch Primer/Adhesive” Angle Orthodontist 72(6):554-7, 2002
  32. Bishara S., Ajlouni R., Laffoon J., Warren J. “Effects of Modifying The Adhesive Composition on The Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets”. Angle Orthodontist. 72(5):464-7, 2002
  33. Bishara S., Ajlouni R., Denehy G., Laffoon J., Warren J. “The Effect of Using a New Experimental Self-Etch Primer/Adhesive on Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets: A Comparative Study”. Hellenic Orthodontic Review 5(1):13-20, 2002
  34. Bishara S.E., Otsby A., Ajlouni R., Laffoon J.F., Warren J. (2008) “A New Premixed Self-Etch Adhesive for Bonding Orthodontic Brackets” Angle Orthodontist: 78(60):1101–4.
  35. Ajlouni R. (2006) The Art of the Smile: Integrating Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Dental Technology, and Plastic Surgery in Esthetic Dental Treatment, Journal of Prosthodontics 15 (2), 147–148.

Completed Research Support

  • Mechanical properties of the ceramic neck implants. 07/2015-06/2016 (Co-PI)
  • Ceramic coating of dental implants. UTSW Translational Grant; 10/2008-10/2009 (PI)
  • A modified thread implant for improved stability and immediate loading. UTSW Translational Grant; 10/2008-10/2009 (Co-PI)
  • Confirming similarity of placement of single-visit versus traditional multi-visit porcelain crowns. 07/2009-07/2011 (PI)
  • Bonding to differently treated internal surfaces of glazed CAD-CAM porcelain. 05/2006—4/2007 (co-PI)
  • Clinical performance of CAD-CAM restorations. 01/2006-12/2011 (PI)
  • Effect of alcohol containing mouth wash on the bond strength of orthodontic bracket bonding.03/01/2006 (PI)
  • Shear bond strength of self-adhesive dual-cure resin cements: A comparative study.05/01/2005 (PI)
  • Microtensile bond strength of self-adhesive dual-cure resin cements to dentin: A comparative study. 06/01/2005 (PI)
  • Bonding orthodontic brackets to composite using add and bond with different surface preparations: A comparative study. 04/01/2005 (PI)
  • Bonding orthodontic brackets to porcelain using porcelain repair system. 07/01/2003 (PI)
  • Attachments retention evaluation in comparison with different implant angulations. 11/01/2003 (Co-PI)
  • Physical properties and wear resistance of nano-filled and microhybrid resin composite.08/15/2003 (PI)
  • Composite repair shear bond strength with self-etching adhesive systems. 08/01/2002 (Co-I)
  • Effect of repeated self-etching primer application on shear bond strength of resin composite to dentin. 08/01/2002 (Co-PI)
  • Effect of different surface treatments on shear bond strength to enamel. 02/01/2001 (PI)