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Prof. Nikolai J Attard

Prof. Nikolai J Attard

B.Ch.D., M.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Tor.)

Associate Professor
Oral Rehabilitation and Community Dental Care
Faculty of Dental Surgery
Room C06
Block A Level 0
Mater Dei Hospital
Msida
contact+356 2340 1876

Head of Department
Oral Rehabilitation and Community Dental Care
Faculty of Dental Surgery
Room C06
Block A Level 0
Mater Dei Hospital
Msida
contact+356 2340 1876

Dean
Faculty of Dental Surgery
Room C06
Block A Level 0
Mater Dei Hospital
Msida
contact+356 2340 1876

Acting Head of Department
Restorative Dentistry
Faculty of Dental Surgery
Room C06
Block A Level 0
Mater Dei Hospital
Msida
contact+356 2340 1876

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Biography

Prof. Nikolai Attard completed his B.Ch.D. Degree in 1997 at the University of Malta. He proceeded with his training in the field of Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto and obtained his M.Sc. Degree in 2001 and Ph.D. in 2004. His clinical experience in treating patients in the Prosthodontics speciality has catalyzed his research interests in the area. Indeed his research activities and publications have focused on oral health and rehabilitation of the edentulous patient. Specifically, the cost-effectiveness of clinical treatment and economics of edentulous patients seeking implant-supported prostheses were determined. Current research activities include the investigation of novel ways of improving current treatment methodologies and the establishment of an oral health profile of the Maltese population.
He has lectured internationally and in 2006 he received the Astra Tech Scientific Award. He is associate editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics. Currently he is Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery and Head of the Department of Oral Rehabilitation and Community Care, and acting Head of the Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Dental health, implantology, quality of life, health economics


Selected Publications

Elsubeihi, E., Al-Fadda, S., Attard, N. & Koka, S. 2016, "Bone physiology of edentulous patients." in Implant Overdentures: From Diagnosis to Maintenance, eds. Goodacre C & Naylor WP., E-Book. Lucerne, Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation. Version 1.0, 2016. edn, FOR.org, .

Santucci, D. & Attard, N. 2015, "The Oral Health of European Institutionalised Older Adults in Malta.", International Journal of Prosthodontics, vol. 28, no. 2.

Santucci, D. & Attard, N. 2015, "The Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in State Institutionalised Older Adults in Malta.", International Journal of Prosthodontics, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 401-11.

Santucci, D. & Attard, N. 2014, "Development of a Maltese version of oral health associated questionnaires:OHIP-14, GOHAI and the Denture Satisfaction Questionnaire.", International Journal of Prosthodontics., vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 44-9.

Attard, N., Laporte, A., Locker, D. & Zarb, G. 2006, "A prospective study on immediate loading of implants with mandibular overdentures-patient-mediated outcomes and economic outcomes.", International Journal of Prosthodontics, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 67-74.

Attard, N. & Zarb, G. 2005, "Immediate and early implant-loading protocols: a literature review of clinical studies", Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol. 94, pp. 242-258.

Attard, N., Zarb, G. & Laporte, A. 2005, "Long-term Treatment Costs associated with implant-supported mandibular prostheses in edentulous patients", International Journal of Prosthodontics, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 117-123.

Attard, N. & Zarb, G. 2004, "Long-term Treatment outcomes in edentulous patients treated with implant fixed prostheses- The Toronto Study", International Journal of Prosthodontics, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 417-424.

Attard, N. & Zarb, G. 2004, "Long-term Treatment outcomes in edentulous patients treated with implant overdenture-The Toronto Study", International Journal of Prosthodontics, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 425-433.

Attard, N., Wei, X., Laporte, A., Zarb, G. & Ungar, W. 2003, "A Cost Minimization Analysis of Implant Treatment Techniques in Edentulous Patients", International Journal of Prosthodontics, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 271-276.

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