Dr. Noha Gomaa, DDS, MSc, PhD


Assistant Professor, Divisions of Dental Public
Health and Oral Medicine
Associate Director for Research
Scientist, Lawson for Research
Office: DSB 0071
Phone: 519.661.2111 x80915
Email: ngomaa@uwo.ca 
Website: https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/societytocell/ 



Research Cluster 

Research Interests 

  • Chronic and Oral Disease Epidemiology and Prevention
  • Health Equity and Access to Dental Care
  • Aging
  • Life-course Epidemiology
  • Biopsychosocial Research



Dr. Noha Gomaa is an Assistant Professor and the Associate Director for Dentistry Research at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Her research program centres around the impact of socioenvironmental exposures on oral diseases and related non-communicable diseases over the life-course in various populations while evaluating the multi-level impact of clinical and policy interventions that aim to improve these outcomes. Noha completed her PhD and fellowship in public health policy at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, followed by a clinician-scientist postdoctoral fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Gomaa takes special interest in knowledge synthesis and mobilization and has previously worked with government agencies on issues of oral health care policy for marginalized populations and professionalism in dentistry. She currently serves on the National Advisory Working Group of the Office of the Chief Dental Officer of Canada and the National Dental Examining Board of Canada. She is an editorial board member for various dental journals including the Journal of Dental Research and Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, and is an active member of the International Association for Dental Research and an affiliate of the Social Exposome Research Cluster, University of British Columbia.


Teaching activities

Dr. Gomaa is the director for several courses in Dentistry where she lectures on person-centred care with a focus on the topics of orofacial pain, the dental management of the medically-complex patient, the principles of patient assessment. She also guest lectures on the Canadian and global perspective of oral heath and access to dental care in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Selected Publications

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