Associate Professor Ayman Ellakwa

Senior lecturer

C24 - Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney

Telephone 61 2 98457161
Fax 61 2 9633 4759

Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Research interests

  • Assessing the polymerization shrinkage generated after incremental dental composite placement versus bulk composite filling.
  • Using Acoustic emission technique in assessing the stresses generated within the tooth after dental composite placement and curing.
  • Develoment of new short fibre reinforced dental composite.
  • The use of CAD/CAM technology with the construction of complete and partial dentures.
  • The accuracy of new digital intra oral impression techniques in restorative dentistry
  • Assessing the crack propagation within thenew full zirconia dental crowns.

Current projects

Selected grants

2010

  • Influence of Implant Abutment Angulations on the Fracture Resistance of Fibre reinforced composite (FRC) Restorations; Ellakwa A; Australian Dental Research Foundation/Research Support.

2008

  • In-vitro evaluation of Giomer direct restorative system with enamel and dentin; Ellakwa A, Loke P; SHOFU INC/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Didron, P., Ellakwa, A., Swain, M. (2013). Effect of Preheat Temperatures on Mechanical Properties and Polymerization Contraction Stress of Dental Composites. Materials Sciences and Applications, 4(6), 374-385. [More Information]
  • Didron, P., Chrzanowski, W., Ellakwa, A. (2013). Effect of Temperatures on Polymerization Stress and Microleakage of Class V Composite Restorations. Open Journal of Composite Materials, 3(4), 107-112. [More Information]
  • Naoum, S., Martin, E., Ellakwa, A. (2013). Long-term fluoride exchanges at restoration surfaces and effects on surface mechanical properties. ISRN Dentistry, 2013, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Dalby, R., Ellakwa, A., Millar, B., Martin, E. (2012). Influence of Immediate Dentin Sealing on the Shear Bond Strength of Pressed Ceramic Luted to Dentin with Self-Etch Resin Cement. International Journal of Dentistry, 2012, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Ellakwa, A., Martin, E., Klineberg, I. (2012). Influence of Implant Abutment Angulations and Two Types of Fibres on the Fracture Resistance of Ceramage Single Crowns. Journal of Prosthodontics, 21(5), 378-384. [More Information]
  • Naoum, S., Ellakwa, A., Morgan, L., White, K., Martin, E., In Bog, L. (2012). Polymerization profile analysis of resin composite dental restorative materials in real time. Journal of Dentistry, 40(1), 64-70. [More Information]
  • Naoum, S., O'Regan, J., Ellakwa, A., Benkhart, R., Swain, M., Martin, E. (2012). The effect of repeated fluoride recharge and storage media on bond durability of fluoride rechargeable Giomer bonding agent. Australian Dental Journal, 57(2), 178-183. [More Information]
  • Naoum, S., Ellakwa, A., Martin, E., Swain, M. (2011). Fluoride Release, Recharge and Mechanical Property Stability of Various Fluoride-containing Resing Composites. Operative Dentistry, 36(4), 422-432. [More Information]
  • Ellakwa, A., Raj, T., Deeb, S., Ronaghi, G., Martin, E., Klineberg, I. (2011). Influence of implant abutment angulations on the fracture resistance of overlaying CAM-milled zirconia single crowns. Australian Dental Journal, 56(2), 132-140. [More Information]
  • Sornsuwan, T., Ellakwa, A., Swain, M. (2011). Occlusal geometrical considerations in all-ceramic pre-molar crown failure testing. Dental Materials, 27(11), 1127-1134. [More Information]
  • Ellakwa, A., Mcnamara, K., Sandhu, J., James, K., Arora, A., Klineberg, I., El-Sheikh, A., Martin, E. (2011). Quantifying the selection of maxillary anterior teeth using intraoral and extraoral anatomical landmarks. The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, 12(6), 414-421. [More Information]
  • Ellakwa, A., Morsey, M., El-Sheikh, A. (2008). Effect of Aluminium Oxide Addition on the Flexural Strength and Thermal Diffusivity of Heat-Polymerized Acrylic Resin. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 17(6), 439-444. [More Information]
  • Ellakwa, A., Cho, N., In Bog, L. (2007). The effect of resin matrix composition on the polymerization shrinkage and rheological properites of experimental dental composites. Dental Materials, 23, 1229-1235. [More Information]
  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Marquis, P. (2004). Influence of Different Techniques of Laboratory Construction on the Fracture Resistance of Fiber-Reinforced Composite (FRC) Bridges. The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, 5(4), 1-13.
  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Burke, F., Marquis, P. (2003). Effects of grit blasting and silanization on bond strengths of a resin luting cement to Belleglass HP indirect composite. American Journal of Dentistry, 16(1), 53-57.
  • Butterworth, C., Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A. (2003). Fibre-reinforced composites in restorative dentistry. Dental Update, 30(6), 300-306.
  • Ellakwa, A., Thomas, G., Shortall, A., Marquis, P., Burke, F. (2003). Fracture resistance of fiber-reinforced composite crown restorations. American Journal of Dentistry, 16(6), 375-80.
  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Marquis, P. (2003). Influence of fibre position on the flexural properties and strain energy of a fibre-reinforced composite. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 30(7), 679-682.
  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Shehata, M., Marquis, M. (2002). Influence of bonding agent composition on flexural properties of an Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber-Reinforced Composite. Operative Dentistry, 27(2), 184-191.
  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Marquis, P. (2002). Influence of fiber type and wetting agent on the flexural properties of an indirect fiber reinforced composite. Journal Of Prosthetic Dentistry, 88(5), 485-490.
  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Shehata, M., Marquis, P. (2001). Influence of veneering composite composition on the efficacy of fiber-reinforced restorations (FRR). Operative Dentistry, 26(5), 467-475.
  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Shehata, M., Marquis, P. (2001). The influence of fibre placement and position on the efficiency of reinforcement of fibre reinforced composite bridgework. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 28(8), 785-791.

2013

  • Didron, P., Ellakwa, A., Swain, M. (2013). Effect of Preheat Temperatures on Mechanical Properties and Polymerization Contraction Stress of Dental Composites. Materials Sciences and Applications, 4(6), 374-385. [More Information]
  • Didron, P., Chrzanowski, W., Ellakwa, A. (2013). Effect of Temperatures on Polymerization Stress and Microleakage of Class V Composite Restorations. Open Journal of Composite Materials, 3(4), 107-112. [More Information]
  • Naoum, S., Martin, E., Ellakwa, A. (2013). Long-term fluoride exchanges at restoration surfaces and effects on surface mechanical properties. ISRN Dentistry, 2013, 1-8. [More Information]

2012

  • Dalby, R., Ellakwa, A., Millar, B., Martin, E. (2012). Influence of Immediate Dentin Sealing on the Shear Bond Strength of Pressed Ceramic Luted to Dentin with Self-Etch Resin Cement. International Journal of Dentistry, 2012, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Ellakwa, A., Martin, E., Klineberg, I. (2012). Influence of Implant Abutment Angulations and Two Types of Fibres on the Fracture Resistance of Ceramage Single Crowns. Journal of Prosthodontics, 21(5), 378-384. [More Information]
  • Naoum, S., Ellakwa, A., Morgan, L., White, K., Martin, E., In Bog, L. (2012). Polymerization profile analysis of resin composite dental restorative materials in real time. Journal of Dentistry, 40(1), 64-70. [More Information]
  • Naoum, S., O'Regan, J., Ellakwa, A., Benkhart, R., Swain, M., Martin, E. (2012). The effect of repeated fluoride recharge and storage media on bond durability of fluoride rechargeable Giomer bonding agent. Australian Dental Journal, 57(2), 178-183. [More Information]

2011

  • Naoum, S., Ellakwa, A., Martin, E., Swain, M. (2011). Fluoride Release, Recharge and Mechanical Property Stability of Various Fluoride-containing Resing Composites. Operative Dentistry, 36(4), 422-432. [More Information]
  • Ellakwa, A., Raj, T., Deeb, S., Ronaghi, G., Martin, E., Klineberg, I. (2011). Influence of implant abutment angulations on the fracture resistance of overlaying CAM-milled zirconia single crowns. Australian Dental Journal, 56(2), 132-140. [More Information]
  • Sornsuwan, T., Ellakwa, A., Swain, M. (2011). Occlusal geometrical considerations in all-ceramic pre-molar crown failure testing. Dental Materials, 27(11), 1127-1134. [More Information]
  • Ellakwa, A., Mcnamara, K., Sandhu, J., James, K., Arora, A., Klineberg, I., El-Sheikh, A., Martin, E. (2011). Quantifying the selection of maxillary anterior teeth using intraoral and extraoral anatomical landmarks. The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, 12(6), 414-421. [More Information]

2008

  • Ellakwa, A., Morsey, M., El-Sheikh, A. (2008). Effect of Aluminium Oxide Addition on the Flexural Strength and Thermal Diffusivity of Heat-Polymerized Acrylic Resin. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 17(6), 439-444. [More Information]

2007

  • Ellakwa, A., Cho, N., In Bog, L. (2007). The effect of resin matrix composition on the polymerization shrinkage and rheological properites of experimental dental composites. Dental Materials, 23, 1229-1235. [More Information]

2004

  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Marquis, P. (2004). Influence of Different Techniques of Laboratory Construction on the Fracture Resistance of Fiber-Reinforced Composite (FRC) Bridges. The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, 5(4), 1-13.

2003

  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Burke, F., Marquis, P. (2003). Effects of grit blasting and silanization on bond strengths of a resin luting cement to Belleglass HP indirect composite. American Journal of Dentistry, 16(1), 53-57.
  • Butterworth, C., Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A. (2003). Fibre-reinforced composites in restorative dentistry. Dental Update, 30(6), 300-306.
  • Ellakwa, A., Thomas, G., Shortall, A., Marquis, P., Burke, F. (2003). Fracture resistance of fiber-reinforced composite crown restorations. American Journal of Dentistry, 16(6), 375-80.
  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Marquis, P. (2003). Influence of fibre position on the flexural properties and strain energy of a fibre-reinforced composite. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 30(7), 679-682.

2002

  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Shehata, M., Marquis, M. (2002). Influence of bonding agent composition on flexural properties of an Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber-Reinforced Composite. Operative Dentistry, 27(2), 184-191.
  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Marquis, P. (2002). Influence of fiber type and wetting agent on the flexural properties of an indirect fiber reinforced composite. Journal Of Prosthetic Dentistry, 88(5), 485-490.

2001

  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Shehata, M., Marquis, P. (2001). Influence of veneering composite composition on the efficacy of fiber-reinforced restorations (FRR). Operative Dentistry, 26(5), 467-475.
  • Ellakwa, A., Shortall, A., Shehata, M., Marquis, P. (2001). The influence of fibre placement and position on the efficiency of reinforcement of fibre reinforced composite bridgework. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 28(8), 785-791.

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