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A. Omar Abubaker, D.M.D., Ph.D.

A. Omar Abubaker, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and S. Elmer Bear Chair

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Wood Memorial Building
521 North 11th Street
Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
Phone: (804) 828-3584
Fax: (804) 828-0056
Email: abubaker@vcu.edu


Education

  • D.M.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1990
  • Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Presbyterian University Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1990
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1984

Board certification

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • National Dental Board of Anesthesiology

Expertise

  • Dentoalveolar Surgery including extraction of teeth and wisdom teeth and dental Implants
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Facial Trauma
  • Mangemnt of pathologic conditions of the jaws and face
  • Reconstruction (bony and soft tissue) of the jaws and face

Research interests

Clinical and basic research of congenital and developmental and traumatic diseases of the orofacial regions. 
Educational research and research on health care cost associated with oral and maxillofacial diseases

Publications

BOOK, , BOOK CHAPTERS, MONOGRAPHS
Books- Editor
  • “Current Controversies in Maxillofacial Trauma” Laskin DM, Abubaker AO eds. Oral and Maxillofacial Clinics of North America. Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co. Vol 21, No. 2, May, 2009.
  • Abubaker, A.O., Benson, KJ (editors): Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Secrets (Second Edition), Elsevier, 2007
  • Abubaker, A.O., Benson KJ (editors): Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Secrets (43 chapters), Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, 2001  –
  • Laskin DM, Abubaker AO, eds. Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Chicago: Quintessence Pub Co; 2007
Section Editor:     
  • Abubaker A.O., Strauss RA: Section on Trauma (5 Chapters). In: Joseph Piecuch (editor-in chief):    Oral and Maxillofacial    Surgery    Knowledge    Update. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Chicago, Volume III, 2001 
  • Abubaker A.O., Strauss RA: Section on Trauma (5 Chapters). In: Joseph Piecuch (editor-in-chief): Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Knowledge Update. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Chicago, Volume ll. 1998 Books- Chapters
 
BOOK CHAPTERS
  • Abubaker, AO, Papadopoulos, H, Giglio J: Management of Dentoalveolar Fractures. In Fonseca R, (eds.) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, St Louis MS., Elsevier, 2008
  • Abubaker, AO: Dentofacial Asymmetry. In: Laskin DM, Abubaker AO, eds. Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Chicago: Quintessence Pub Co; 2007. pp. 30
  • Abubaker, AO: Vertical Discrepancy. In: Laskin DM, Abubaker AO, eds. Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Chicago: Quintessence Pub Co; 2007.pp. 33
  • Abubaker, AO: Transverse Discrepancy. In: Laskin DM, Abubaker AO, eds. Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Chicago: Quintessence Pub Co; 2007. pp. 35
  • Abubaker, AO: Anteroposterior Discrepancy. In: Laskin DM, Abubaker AO, eds. Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Chicago: Quintessence Pub Co; 2007. pp. 37.
  • Abubaker, AO: Maxillomandibular Protrusion. In: Laskin DM, Abubaker AO, eds. Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Chicago: Quintessence Pub Co; 2007. pp. 40.
  • Abubaker, AO: Dentoalveolar Fracture. In: Laskin DM, Abubaker AO, eds. Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Chicago: Quintessence Pub Co; 2007. pp. 46.
  • Abubaker, AO: “Condylar Process Fracture (Adult)” Algorithm: In Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Laskin DM, Abubaker AO (eds).Chicago, IL. Quintessence Pub Co. 2007, pg 57-58
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Accuracy of predicting the duration of a surgical operation. Laskin DM, Abubaker AO, Strauss RA.: J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Feb;71(2):446-7. 

Reducing the Burden of Dental Patients on the Busy Hospital Emergency Department. McCormick AP, Abubaker AO, Laskin DM, Gonzales MS, Garland S. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Dec 21. 

Characteristics of oral and maxillofacial surgery residencies that result in graduating residents entering academic positions. Sarraf AA, Abubaker AO, Laskin DM, Best AM J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Aug;69(8):2271-4. 

Fritz GW, Gunsolley JC, Abubaker O, Laskin DM. Efficacy of pre- and postirradiation hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the prevention of postextraction osteoradionecrosis: a systematic review. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Nov;68(11):2653-60. 

Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Preventing Infection of Traumatic Injuries. Abubaker, AO Dental Clinics of North America: Volume 53, Issue 4, Pages 707-716 (October 2009) 

Rajab BM, Sarraf AA, Abubaker AO, Laskin DM. Masseteric artery: anatomic location and relationship to the temporomandibular joint area. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Feb;67(2):369-71. 

Abubaker, AO, Laskin DM,Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Preventing Infection of Traumatic Injuries. in Current Controversies in Maxillofacial Trauma. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, WB Saunders, Volume 21, Pages 259-265, May 2009