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Associate Professor Haizal Hussaini

PositionAssociate Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
QualificationsBDS MDentSci(Leeds) PhD(Otago) FDSRCSEd
Research summaryOral pathology and immunology
Teaching

Undergraduate:

  • General Pathology
  • Oral Pathology in Clinical Practice module
  • Pathogenesis of Oral Diseases module
  • Human Disease module
  • Paper coordinator for 362

Postgraduate:

  • Research Supervisor and Clinical Teaching for Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in Oral Pathology

Research

My main core research interest is investigating immune responses in the tumour microenvironment, particularly oral squamous cell carcinoma. This research started in 2007 with subsequent completion of my PhD thesis in 2013. Three grants were obtained to fund this project with me as Principle Investigator one from Otago Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) and two from New Zealand Dental Association Research Foundation (NZDRF). This project is currently being expanded to include metastatic lymph node profiling as well as angiogenic role in oral squamous cell carcinoma metastatic spread. The current research will explore modulation of the immune system by cancer cells in the process of local invasion and lymph node metastasis and the role of angiogenesis in these processes.

Publications

Chutipongpisit, K., Parachuru, V. P., Friedlander, L. T., Hussaini, H. M., & Rich, A. M. (2021). Immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence expression profile of lymphatic endothelial cell markers in oral cancer. International Journal of Experimental Pathology, 102, 268-278. doi: 10.1111/iep.12411

Seo, B., Hussaini, H., & Rich, A. M. (2021). The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on the oral and maxillofacial pathology diagnostic services in New Zealand. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(2), 67-72.

Arora, S., Cooper, P. R., Friedlander, L. T., Rizwan, S., Seo, B., Rich, A. M., & Hussaini, H. M. (2021). Potential application of immunotherapy for modulation of pulp inflammation: Opportunities for Vital Pulp Treatment. International Endodontic Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/iej.13524

Ngah, N. A., Ratnayake, J., Cooper, P. R., Dias, G. J., Tong, D. C., Mohd Noor, S. N. F., & Hussaini, H. M. (2021). Potential of lyophilized platelet concentrates for craniofacial tissue regenerative therapies. Molecules, 26, 517. doi: 10.3390/molecules26030517

Guan, G., Mei, L., Polonowita, A., Hussaini, H., Seo, B., & Rich, A. M. (2020). Malignant transformation in oral lichen planus and lichenoid lesions: A 14-year longitudinal cohort study of 829 patients in New Zealand. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology & Oral Radiology, 130(4), 411-418. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2020.07.002

Arora, S., Cooper, P. R., Friedlander, L. T., Rizwan, S., Seo, B., Rich, A. M., & Hussaini, H. M. (2021). Potential application of immunotherapy for modulation of pulp inflammation: Opportunities for Vital Pulp Treatment. International Endodontic Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/iej.13524

Journal - Research Article

Chutipongpisit, K., Parachuru, V. P., Friedlander, L. T., Hussaini, H. M., & Rich, A. M. (2021). Immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence expression profile of lymphatic endothelial cell markers in oral cancer. International Journal of Experimental Pathology, 102, 268-278. doi: 10.1111/iep.12411

Journal - Research Article

Seo, B., Hussaini, H., & Rich, A. M. (2021). The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on the oral and maxillofacial pathology diagnostic services in New Zealand. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(2), 67-72.

Journal - Research Article

Berryman, Z., Bridger, L., Hussaini, H. M., Rich, A. M., Atieh, M., & Tawse-Smith, A. (2020). Titanium particles: An emerging risk factor for peri-implant bone loss. Saudi Dental Journal, 32, 283-292. doi: 10.1016/j.sdentj.2019.09.008

Journal - Research Article

Choi, J. J. E., Zwirner, J., Ramani, R. S., Ma, S., Hussaini, H. M., Waddell, J. N., & Hammer, N. (2020). Mechanical properties of human oral mucosa tissues are site dependent: A combined biomechanical, histological and ultrastructural approach. Clinical & Experimental Dental Research, 6, 602-611. doi: 10.1002/cre2.305

Journal - Research Article

Guan, G., Mei, L., Polonowita, A., Hussaini, H., Seo, B., & Rich, A. M. (2020). Malignant transformation in oral lichen planus and lichenoid lesions: A 14-year longitudinal cohort study of 829 patients in New Zealand. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology & Oral Radiology, 130(4), 411-418. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2020.07.002

Journal - Research Article

McElroy, K. E., Seo, B. L., Hussaini, H. M., & Rich, A. M. (2020). Graft versus host disease: Cases from New Zealand with oral manifestations. New Zealand Dental Journal, 116(2), 47-54.

Journal - Research Article

Yu, Z., Seo, B., Hussaini, H. M., Meldrum, A. M., & Rich, A. M. (2020). The relative frequency of paediatric oral and maxillofacial pathology in New Zealand: A 10-year review of a national specialist centre. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 30, 209-215. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12590

Journal - Research Article

Al-Hassiny, A., Friedlander, L. T., Parachuru, V. P. B., Seo, B., Hussaini, H. M., & Rich, A. M. (2018). Upregulation of angiogenesis in oral lichen planus. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, 47(2), 173-178. doi: 10.1111/jop.12665

Journal - Research Article

Chher, T., Hak, S., Kallarakkal, T. G., Durward, C., Ramanathan, A., Ghani, W. M. N., … Hussaini, H. M., & Zain, R. B. (2018). Prevalence of oral cancer, oral potentially malignant disorders and other oral mucosal lesions in Cambodia. Ethnicity & Health, 23(1), 1-15. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2016.1246431

Journal - Research Article

Mohamed, A. M., Hung, W. K., Jen, L. W., Nor, M. M., Hussaini, H. M., & Rosli, T. I. (2018). In vitro study of white spot lesion: Maxilla and mandibular teeth. Saudi Dental Journal, 30, 142-150. doi: 10.1016/j.sdentj.2017.12.001

Journal - Research Article

Hussaini, H. M., Parachuru, V. P. B., Seymour, G. J., & Rich, A. M. (2017). Forkhead box-P3+ regulatory T cells and toll-like receptor 2 co-expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Acta Histochemica, 119(3), 205-210. doi: 10.1016/j.acthis.2016.12.005

Journal - Research Article

Kanagasingam, S., Hussaini, H. M., Soo, I., Baharin, S., Ashar, A., & Patel, S. (2017). Accuracy of single and parallax film and digital periapical radiographs in diagnosing apical periodontitis: A cadaver study. International Endodontic Journal, 50(5), 427-436. doi: 10.1111/iej.12651

Journal - Research Article

Saleh, A., Kong, Y. H., Haron, N., Aripin, S. F., Vadiveloo, M., Hussaini, H., … Cheong, S. C. (2017). Oral cancer screening in private dental practices in a developing country: Opportunities and challenges. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 45(2), 112-119. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12266

Journal - Research Article

Seo, B., Hussaini, H. M., & Rich, A. M. (2017). Second opinion oral pathology referrals in New Zealand. Pathology, 49(3), 277-284. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2016.11.007

Journal - Research Article

Friedlander, L. T., Hussaini, H., Cullinan, M. P., Seymour, G. J., De Silva, R. K., De Silva, H., Cameron, C., & Rich, A. M. (2015). VEGF and VEGFR2 in dentigerous cysts associated with impacted third molars. Pathology, 47(5), 446-451. doi: 10.1097/pat.0000000000000272

Journal - Research Article

Parachuru, V. P. B., Coates, D. E., Milne, T. J., Hussaini, H. M., Rich, A. M., & Seymour, G. J. (2014). Forkhead box P3-positive regulatory T-cells and interleukin 17-positive T-helper 17 cells in chronic inflammatory periodontal disease. Journal of Periodontal Research, 49(6), 817-826. doi: 10.1111/jre.12169

Journal - Research Article

Rich, A. M., Hussaini, H. M., Parachuru, V. P. B., & Seymour, G. J. (2014). Toll-like receptors and cancer, particularly oral squamous cell carcinoma. Frontiers in Immunology, 5, 464. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2014.00464

Journal - Research Article

Sinon, S. H., Rich, A. M., Hussaini, H. M., Yoon, H.-S., Firth, N. A., & Seymour, G. J. (2013). Metastases to the oral region from pleural mesothelioma: Clinicopathologic review. Head & Neck, 35(4), 599-604. doi: 10.1002/hed.21942

Journal - Research Article

Hussaini, H. M., Angel, C. M., Speight, P. M., Firth, N. A., & Rich, A. M. (2012). A double-clear variant of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland. Head & Neck Pathology, 6(4), 471-475. doi: 10.1007/s12105-012-0350-y

Journal - Research Article

Hussaini, H. M., Waddell, J. N., Girvan, L., West, L. M., Kardos, T. B., Rich, A. M., & Seymour, G. J. (2011). Silver solder ″tattoo,″: A novel form of oral pigmentation identified with the use of field emission scanning electron microscopy and electron dispersive spectrography. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, & Endodontology, 112(4), e6-e10. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2011.03.049

Journal - Research Article

Ng, L. K., Rich, A. M., Hussaini, H. M., Thomson, W. M., Fisher, A. L., Horne, L. S., & Seymour, G. J. (2011). Toll-like receptor 2 is present in the microenvironment of oral squamous cell carcinoma. British Journal of Cancer, 104(3), 460-463. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6606057

Journal - Research Article

Mohd Bakri, M., Hussaini, H. M., Holmes, A. R., Cannon, R. D., & Rich, A. M. (2010). Revisiting the association between candidal infection and carcinoma, particularly oral squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of Oral Microbiology, 2, 5780. doi: 10.3402/jom.v2i0.5780

Journal - Research Article

Ngah, N. A., Ratnayake, J., Cooper, P. R., Dias, G. J., Tong, D. C., Mohd Noor, S. N. F., & Hussaini, H. M. (2021). Potential of lyophilized platelet concentrates for craniofacial tissue regenerative therapies. Molecules, 26, 517. doi: 10.3390/molecules26030517

Journal - Research Other

Rich, A. M., Hussaini, H. M., Seo, B., & Zain, R. B. (2020). Understanding the complex microenvironment in oral cancer: The contribution of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago over the last 100 years. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 50(1), 15-34. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1736586

Journal - Research Other

Amtha, R., Hartanto, F. K., Gautama, W., & Hussaini, H. M. (2019). Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma of the tongue in adult mimicking oral squamous cell carcinoma. Scientific Dental Journal, 3(2), 70-74. doi: 10.4103/SDJ.SDJ_10_19

Journal - Research Other

Yakin, M., Seo, B., Hussaini, H., Rich, A., & Hunter, K. (2019). Human papillomavirus and oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma: The essentials. Australian Dental Journal, 64, 11-18. doi: 10.1111/adj.12652

Journal - Research Other

Hussaini, H. M., Parachuru, V. P. B., Seymour, G. J., & Rich, A. M. (2017). FoxP3 and TLR2 in co-expression in oral cancer. Acta Histochemica, 119(7), 768. doi: 10.1016/j.acthis.2017.06.006

Journal - Research Other

Nasir, S. A., Tan, H. L., Tan, H. J., Hussaini, H. M., & Ramli, R. (2017). Stevens-Johnson Syndrome following failure of genetic screening prior to Carbamazepine prescription. Case Reports in Dentistry, 2017, 4201357. doi: 10.1155/2017/4201357

Journal - Research Other

Rich, A. M., Seo, B., Parachuru, V., & Hussaini, H. M. (2017). The nexus between periodontics and oral pathology. Periodontology 2000, 74(1), 176-181. doi: 10.1111/prd.12197

Journal - Research Other

Tawse-Smith, A., Ma, S., Siddiqi, A., Duncan, W. J., Girvan, L., & Hussaini, H. M. (2012). Titanium particles in peri-implant tissues: Surface analysis and histologic response [Case series]. Clinical Advances in Periodontics, 2(4), 232-238. doi: 10.1902/cap.2012.110081

Journal - Research Other

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