Jafar Naghshbandi

Jafar Naghshbandi
PhD

Jafar Naghshbandi

Dentistry

Position: Assistant Professor

BackgroundPublicationsCourses
Education (PhD, MSc/MA, BSc/BA)
D.D.S, M.S; PhD
Teaching philosophy

It has been said that teaching is a noble profession and I am blessed to have many noble teachers in my life who were a testimony to this statement. They were teachers who lived to serve, dedicated to their students learning to give us their best, and inspired us to be the best possible in our disciplines. These are the values I admired and believed to uphold when I was honored to become a faculty in 1996 and I remain committed to them.

My philosophy of teaching revolves around a quote “True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.”  by Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer and philosopher.

I believe teaching in health related disciplines is a great privilege with a huge responsibility that goes beyond the traditional transmitter of knowledge. I teach with more than my students in mind as the impact of their education, ethics, and skills are not staying within the four walls of the classroom or dental school clinic but that will travel out into the community and humanity at large. One of my deeply rooted convictions is that since many students see their teachers as their role model, besides clinical skills and required proficiencies; educators should be a model to cultivate the professional values, medical ethics and empathy in them.

It is important for me to set high standards for my students. As a lecturer, this starts with being well prepared for every class and set clear objectives with what I believe is important for my students to remember long after they leave dental school.

It has been said that teaching is a noble profession and I am blessed to have many noble teachers in my life who were a testimony to this statement. They were teachers who lived to serve, dedicated to their students learning to give us their best, and inspired us to be the best possible in our disciplines. These are the values I admired and believed to uphold when I was honored to become a faculty in 1996 and I remain committed to them.

My philosophy of teaching revolves around a quote “True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.”  by Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer and philosopher.

I believe teaching in health related disciplines is a great privilege with a huge responsibility that goes beyond the traditional transmitter of knowledge. I teach with more than my students in mind as the impact of their education, ethics, and skills are not staying within the four walls of the classroom or dental school clinic but that will travel out into the community and humanity at large. One of my deeply rooted convictions is that since many students see their teachers as their role model, besides clinical skills and required proficiencies; educators should be a model to cultivate the professional values, medical ethics and empathy in them.

It is important for me to set high standards for my students. As a lecturer, this starts with being well prepared for every class and set clear objectives with what I believe is important for my students to remember long after they leave dental school.

During didactic classes, besides covering the course contents and objectives, I express my own interest in the subject by sharing current research, my cases, and personal experiences in private practice. These helps students to appreciate the real application of the lecture content, importance of lifelong learning and research.

In clinical teaching, I further expand the topics covered didactically with their clinical applications. I stress the importance of applying the concepts of evidence-based decision making and critical thinking during diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning.  I continue to teach professional ethics and empathy by guiding students to make decisions based on only patient needs, instead of student requirements.

Through these years of my teaching experience, I have come to see my relation with students involving the full range of emotion that comprises most beautiful human interactions. Besides my teaching responsibilities, it is a great delight that my students see me as a mentor, adviser, and support.

It is a great joy for me to know that my efforts are making a difference and appreciated by the kind words, love and respect I get from my students. The greatest accomplishment and honor of my professional life would be to be remembered as a good teacher.

Previous positions

UENIVRSITY OF TEXAS-HOUSTON, DENTAL BRANCH 1996 - 2001 Assistant Professor Department of Stomatology, Advanced Education in Periodontics U.S.A

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNI  2003-Present Adjunct Faculty Assistant  Professor Advanced Endodontics, USC School of Dentistry U.S.A

KING ABDULAZIZ  MEDICAL CENTER- NGHA 2012- 2014 Consultant in  Periodontics Consultant in Endodontics King Abdulaziz Dental Center Saudi Arabia

Journals
Human saliva penetration of root canals obturated with two types of mineral trioxide aggregate cements

K Al-Hezaimi, J Naghshbandi, S Oglesby, JHS Simon, I Rotstein

Journal of endodontics 31 (6), 453-456

1562005Antibacterial effect of two mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) preparations against Enterococcus faecalis and Streptococcus sanguis in vitro

K Al-Hezaimi, TA Al-Shalan, J Naghshbandi, S Oglesby, JHS Simon, ...

Journal of endodontics 32 (11), 1053-1056

1422006Effect of white-colored mineral trioxide aggregate in different concentrations on Candida albicans in vitro

K Al-Hezaimi, K Al-Hamdan, J Naghshbandi, S Oglesby, JHS Simon, ...

Journal of endodontics 31 (9), 684-686

892005Comparison of antifungal activity of white-colored and gray-colored mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) at similar concentrations against Candida albicans

K Al-Hezaimi, J Naghshbandi, S Oglesby, JHS Simon, I Rotstein

Journal of endodontics 32 (4), 365-367

622006Successful treatment of a radicular groove by intentional replantation and Emdogain® therapy

K Al‐Hezaimi, J Naghshbandi, JHS Simon, S Oglesby, I Rotstein

Dental Traumatology 20 (4), 226-228

512004Successful treatment of a radicular groove by intentional replantation and Emdogain therapy: four years follow-up

K Al-Hezaimi, J Naghshbandi, JHS Simon, I Rotstein

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and …

492009MTA preparations from different origins may vary in their antimicrobial activity

K Al-Hezaimi, TA Al-Shalan, J Naghshbandi, JHS Simon, I Rotstein

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and …

422009Connective Tissue--Cementum Regeneration: A New Histologic Regeneration Following the Use of Enamel Matrix Derivative in Dehiscence-Type Defects. A Dog Model.

K Alhezaimi, T Al-Shalan, R O’Neill, T Shapurian, J Naghshbandi, ...

International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry 29 (4)

152009A new bioresorbable barrier to facilitate guided bone regeneration.

MB Hurzeler, RJ Kohal, L Mota, J Naghshbandi, RG Caffesse

Journal of Dental Research 76, 1225-1225

111997Efficacy of Mucograft vs Conventional Resorbable Collagen Membranes in Guided Bone Regeneration Around Standardized Calvarial Defects in Rats: A Histologic and Biomechanical …

S Ramalingam, A Basudan, N Babay, A Al-Rasheed, N Nooh, ...

International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry 36

72016Efficacy of the enamel matrix derivative to induce cementogenesis in vital and endodontically treated teeth with osseous dehiscence defects

K Al‐Hezaimi, J Naghshbandi, A Al‐Rasheed, K Merdad, JH Simon, ...

Dental Traumatology 27 (5), 350-355

32011Regeneración de tejido conectivo-cemento: nueva regeneración histológica partiendo del uso de derivados de la matriz del esmalte en defectos de tipo dehiscencia. Modelo canino

K Alhezaimi, T Al-Shalan, R O'Neill, T Shapurian, J Naghshbandi, ...

Revista Internacional de Odontología Restauradora & Periodoncia 13 (4), 417-425

2009Cervical root resorption: Is it inflammatory or non-inflammatory in origin?.

J Simon, J Naghshbandi, K Al-Hezaimi, DA Fagan

JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH 82, B186-B186

2003Comparison of bioabsorbable and bioinert membranes for guided bone regeneration around submerged implants.

RJ Kohal, J Naghshbandi, C Wirsching, PM Trejo, MB Hurzeler, ...

JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH 79, 229-229

2000Evaluation of a bioresorbable barrier and bone graft to facilitate guided bone regeneration on exposed implant threads

J Naghshbandi

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dental Branch 1996

Proceedings

 Buccal bone remodeling around

immediate implants in STZ induced diabetic Dogs: A histological and micro computed

tomographic analysis

International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Evaluation of recombinant
human platelet derived growth factor or enamel matrix derivative plus calcium
hydroxide for pulp capping: A randomized controlled human clinical trial.

International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry

2020-2021

Didactic Periodontology

Clinical Periodontology

2019-2020

Didactic Periodontology

Clinical  Periodontology

2018-2019

Didactic Periodontology

Clinical  Periodontology

2017-2018

Didactic Periodontology

Clinical  Periodontology