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Department of Oral Sciences
DClinDent (Peridontology)
Research summary
Oral health promotion, equity, migration, and oral and periodontal health
  • Coordinator of the DENT 261 paper
  • Co-coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Periodontics
  • Coordinator of the Periodontics module: DENT 461
  • Teaches at the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Perio) CLDN910, 920
  • Contributes to DENT 552 research electives
  • The Dental Council of New Zealand DCNZ
  • The New Zealand Dental Association NZDA
  • The New Zealand Society of Periodontology
  • Royal Australasian College of Dentistry MRACDS
  • Centre for Global Migrations- University of Otago
Clinical supervision: DENT 261, DENT 361 and DENT 461: Periodontics clinic and postgraduate clinics


Al Naasan, Z., Broadbent, J. M., Duncan, W. J., & Smith, M. B. (2024). "I lost my first tooth here": Syrian former refugees' experiences of oral healthcare in Dunedin, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1591), 41-48. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

Al Naasan, Z. (2023, November). Tooth wisdom: Integrating cultural safety in dental practice for former refugees. Verbal presentation at the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 15th Annual Conference: Aotearoa New Zealand's Contribution to Global Health: Global Citizen versus Good Neighbour? Dunedin, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Al Naasan, Z., Duncan, W. J., Broadbent, J. M., & Smith, M. B. (2023). Cultural safety in dental practice for former refugee patients. In T. Milne, M. Anwar, L. Burga, H. Harcombe, M. Garelja, A. Middleton, D. C. Ribeiro, N. Fleming, K. Ogbuehi & A. Bahn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 266th Otago Medical School Research Society (OMSRS) Meeting: Research Staff Speaker Awards. Dunedin, New Zealand: OMSRS. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Al Naasan, Z. (2023, March). Former refugees and oral health. Migration: Past and Present. University of the Third Age, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Research Presentation]. Other Research Output

Al Naasan, Z., Duncan, W., Broadbent, J., & Smith, M. (2022). Cultural safety in dental practice for former refugee patients. New Zealand Dental Journal, 118(4), (pp. 173). [Abstract] Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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