Academic Staff

Samman, Nabil

Professor Samman, Nabil

DDSc honoris causa (Songkla), FCSHK, MRCS (Eng), LRCP (Lond), FRCSEd, BDS (Syd), FDSRCS (Eng), FHKAM (Dental Surgery), FCDSHK (OMS)

Title: Clinical Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Discipline area: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Tel: 2859 0223
Research profiles: HKU Scholars Hub Scopus Biomedexperts Researcher ID ORCID

Areas of Research Expertise

  1. Pathology of odontogenic tumours
  2. Prospective long-term evaluation of cleft lip and palate treatment

Faculty Research Group

Selected Latest Publications

Journal:

  1. Gunarajah DR & Samman N. Biomaterials for repair of orbital floor blowout fractures: a systematic review. Journal Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery 2014;71:550-570. doi:10.1016/j.joms.2012.10.029
  2. Ling XF, Peng X & Samman N. Donor-site Morbidity of Free Fibula and DCIA Flaps. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2013;71 Issue 9:1604-1612. doi:10.1016/j.joms.2013.03.006
  3. Samman N, Brennan PA, Wiltfang J, Lingen MW & Hupp JR. Journal Alliance to Address Issues of Dual Submission and Plagiarism. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2013;42 Issue 1:1. doi:10.1016/j.ijom.2012.09.007
  4. Gunarajah DR & Samman N. Biomaterials for repair of orbital floor blowout fractures: a systematic review. Journal Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery 2013;71:550-570. doi:10.1016/j.joms.2012.10.029
  5. Lam L & Samman N. Speech and swallowing following tongue cancer surgery and free flap reconstruction – a systemic review. Oral Oncology 2013;49:507-524. doi:10.1016/j.oraloncology.2013.03.001
  6. Ling XF, Peng X & Samman N. Long term donor site morbidity of free fibula and deep circumflex iliac artery flap for maxillofacial reconstruction - a cross sectional comparative study. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2013;71:1604-1612. doi:10.1016/j.joms.2013.03.006
  7. Ling X F, Peng X & Samman N. Long term donor site morbidity of free fibula and deep circumflex iliac artery flap for maxillofacial reconstruction – a cross sectional comparative study. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2013;71:1604-1612. doi:10.1016/j.joms.2013.03.006
  8. Lam L & Samman N. Speech and swallowing following tongue cancer surgery and free flap reconstruction - a systemic review. Oral Oncology 2013;49(6):507-24. doi:10.1016/j.oraloncology.2013.03.001
  9. Nabil S & Samman N. The impact of case reports in oral and maxillofacial surgery. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2012;41:p. 789-796. doi:10.1016/j.ijom.2012.03.007
  10. Nabil S & Samman N. Risk factors for osteoradionecrosis after head and neck radiation: a systematic review. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology 2012;113:1:54–69. doi:10.1016/j.tripleo.2011.07.042

Books and Chapters

  1. Samman N. Chapter 56 - Cleft Le Fort Osteotomy. In Atlas of oral and maxillofacial surgery..2014,pp.602-614.
  2. Samman N. Head and neck cancer, craniomaxillofacial trauma and congenital deformities: marshaling resources for a global problem. In 2nd International Congress on Technological Advances in Head and Neck Oncology and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery Portland, Oregon, USA.2011,.
  3. Samman N & Tsang ACC. Cleft lip and palate surgery. In Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Past, Present and Future.Chapter 72002,pp.55-62.
  4. Bressman T, Whitehill TL, Sader R, Samman N & Hoole P. Quantitative aspects of glossectomy speech production. In Investigations in Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics.2002,pp.pp351-361.
  5. Xia J, Samman N, Chua CK, Yeung RWK, Wang DF, Shen SG, Ip HHS & Tideman H. PC-based virtual reality surgical simulation for orthognathic surgery. In Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention. MICCAI 2000.2000,pp.1019-28.
  6. Cheung LK, Samman N & Tideman H. The fate of fascia in temporalis myofascial flap. In International Proceedings of 3rd Asian Congress of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.1997,pp.297 - 300.
  7. Samman N, Cheung LK, Tong ACK & Tideman H. Quantitative evaluation of blood loss and transfusion in ortohgnathic surgery. In International Proceeding of 3rd Asian Congress of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.1997,pp.333-340.
  8. Cheung LK, Samman N, Pang M & Tideman H. Osteotomies in facial fibrous dysplasia - the bone screw interface of rigid fixation. In International Proceedings of 3rd Asian Congress of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.1997,pp.303 -317.
  9. Samman N, Cheung LK & Tideman H. Functional reconstruction of the jaws following tumour surgery. In Selected Articles on Clinical Medicine.1997,pp.29-31.
  10. Samman N, Cheung LK & Tideman H. Bone grafting procedures in the maxillofacial region: a clinical perspective. In Bone Formation and Repair.1997,pp.73-80.

Research Grants

Principal Investigator :

  1. 2011-: Goal Directed Fluid Therapy in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery [Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research] (HKD43,000)
  2. 2006-2008: Distraction versus orthognathic surgery - which one is better for cleft palate patients? [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD717,596)
  3. 2006-: Distraction versus orthognathic surgery - which one is better for cleft palate patients? [Merit Award for RGC GRF Funded Projects] (HKD50,000)
  4. 2003-2006: Identification of tumour suppressor genes on Ch21q11-21.1 in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) [Small Project Funding] (HKD60,000)
  5. 2003-2004: Distraction versus orthognathic surgery-which one is better for cleft palate patients? [Incentive Award for RGC GRF Fundable But Not Funded Projects] (HKD30,000)
  6. 2001-2004: Distraction versus orthognathic surgery - which is better for cleft palate patients? [Low Budget High Impact Programme] (HKD45,000)
  7. 1996-1998: Donor site morbidity of microvascular free tissue transfer [University Research Committee / Committee on Research and Conference Grants - General Award] (HKD50,000)
  8. 1996-1998: The effect of dentofacial deformity and orthognathic surgery on speech in a Cantonese population [University Research Committee / Committee on Research and Conference Grants - General Award] (HKD51,000)
  9. 1995-1997: The use of scintigraphy in the diagnosis and treatment of mandibular asymmetry [University Research Committee / Committee on Research and Conference Grants - General Award] (HKD35,000)
  10. 1995-1996: Investigation of sensory neural hearing and eustation tube function following maxillary osteotomy surgery in cleft patients [University Research Committee / Committee on Research and Conference Grants - General Award] (HKD44,500)

Co-principal investigator :

  1. 2002-2003: An oral health status outcome measure for children: the Chinese version [Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research] (HKD50,000)

Co-Investigator :

  1. 2013-: Three-dimensional assessment of surgical outcome in repaired unilateral cleft lip and palate. [Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research] (HKD120,000) (with Khambay, Balvinder Singh et al)
  2. 2012-: Is Rb pathway useful in predicting malignant transformation of oral leukoplakia? [Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research] (HKD120,000) (with CHOI Winnie Wing Shan et al)
  3. 2010-: Stereotactic navigation in Mandibular reconstruction [Small Project Funding] (HKD36,724) (with Peng Xin et al)
  4. 2000-2003: Quantifying changes in velopharyngeal competence following pharyngoplasty: a comparison of methods [Low Budget High Impact Programme] (HKD100,000) (with et al)
  5. 1999-2000: Surgical outcomes, speech outcomes, and quality of life in patients undergoing partial or total glossectomy [Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme] (HKD28,720) (with et al)
  6. 1996-2000: The micro-vascular anatomy of the raidal forearm flap [University Research Committee / Committee on Research and Conference Grants - General Award] (HKD135,000) (with CHEUNG Lim K et al)
  7. 1994-1995: The use of demineralized bone matrix in conjunction with autogenous bone grafts for reconstruction of the rabbit alveolar cleft [Run Run Shaw Research and Teaching Endowment Fund - Research Grants] (HKD60,000) (with et al)
  8. 1994-1995: Neurosensory recovery of the inferior dental nerve following mandibular osteotomies [University Research Committee / Committee on Research and Conference Grants - General Award] (HKD70,000) (with CHEUNG Lim K et al)

Honours and Awards

  1. Co-Author, Best Oral Presentation The effect of tranexamic acid on blood loss during orthognathic surgery: a randomized controlled trial The effect of tranexamic acid on blood loss during orthognathic surgery: a randomized controlled trial Best Oral Scientific Presentation Award at the 90th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, held in conjunction with the Chinese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 16-20 September 2008, Seattle, Washington USA. 2008. Irwin MG & Samman N.
  2. Honorary Doctorate of Dental Sciences Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. 2007. Samman N.
  3. Special Honorary Fellowship American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 2007. Samman N.
  4. Honorary Visiting Professor in Surgery Faculty of Dentistry Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. 2006. Samman N.
  5. Honorary Fellowship Indian Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 2005. Samman N.
  6. Outstanding Committee Member Award International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 2005. Samman N.
  7. Honorary Fellowship Philippine College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. 2005. Samman N.
  8. Guest Professor Shanghai Second Medical University, School of Stomatology, Shanghai, PR China. 2005. Samman N.
  9. Modus Award for best Paper presentation on " Cleft maxillary distraction versus orthognathic surgery: clinical morbidities and surgical relapse" 6th Asian Congress on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tokyo, Japan. 2004. Chua HDP, Bendeus SAM, Samman N & Cheung LK.
  10. Honorary Professor Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 2002. Samman N.

Editorships

  1. Editor-in-Chief (International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) 2014
  2. Head and neck cancer, craniomaxillofacial trauma and congenital deformities: marshaling resources for a global problem (2nd International Congress on Technological Advances in Head and Neck Oncology and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery Portland, Oregon, USA) 2011
  3. Referee (European Journal of Oral Sciences; International Dental Journal; Hong Kong Medical Journal; Asian Journal of Surgery; Angle Orthodontist; Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery; Head and Neck; Clinical Nutrition; Journal of Investigative Dentistry; Oral Oncology; Australian Orthodontic Journal; Medical Hypotheses) 2010
  4. Member of the International Advisory Board (since 2003) (China Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) 2010
  5. Member of the Editorial Board (since 1997) (Chinese Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) 2010
  6. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board (since 2003) (Hong Kong Dental Journal) 2010
  7. Section Chairman (Clinical Pathology) since 2001 (International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) 2010
  8. Honorary Editor-in-Chief (since 2010) (Asian Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) 2010
  9. Referee (European Journal of Oral Sciences; International Dental Journal; Hong Kong Medical Journal; Asian Journal of Surgery; Angle Orthodontist; Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery; Head and Neck; Clinical Nutrition) 2009
  10. Member of the Editorial Board (since 1997) (Chinese Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) 2009

Additional Academic Appointments

  1. Guest Professor. School of Stomatology, Peking University, Beijing, PR China 2014
  2. Guest Professor. School of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai, PR China 2014
  3. Visiting Professor. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Prince of Songkla University, Haad Yai, Thailand 2014
  4. Honorary Professor, 2014-2015. Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand 2014
  5. Visiting Professorship. University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014
  6. Visiting Professor. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Prince of Songkla University, Haad Yai, Thailand 2013
  7. Visiting Professorship (2012). University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2013
  8. Guest Professor. School of Stomatology, Peking University, Beijing, PR China 2013
  9. Guest Professor. School of Stomatology, Shanghai, Jiaotong University, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai, PR China 2013
  10. Honorary Visiting Professor in Surgery. Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University Bangkok, Thailand. 2012 2012

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