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Dr Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal Senior Assistant Professor, Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences

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Dr Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal

Senior Assistant Professor, Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences jagjit.dhaliwal@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

Dr Jagjit S. Dhaliwal is Senior Assistant Professor and Assistant Programme leader of Dentistry at PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, UBD. Dr Dhaliwal received his dental degree from Karnatak University, India in 1994 and his MDS in Periodontology in 1998 from the same University. He is a recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship by the Govt. of United Kingdom in the year 2002 through which he received his MPhil from Newcastle University, United Kingdom in 2004. Dr Dhaliwal was awarded a six months international fellowship by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for biomedical scientists in the year 2011-2012. Dr Dhaliwal completed his PhD in Craniofacial Health Sciences from McGill University, Montreal Canada. Dr Dhaliwal has a vast experience in hospital dentistry which involves looking after the medically compromised, special needs patients, patients with gum diseases and those needing teeth replacement with dental implants. He has been attending and presenting at various conferences at international level.

EDUCATION

BDS (1994)
MDS-Periodontology and Oral Implantology (1998)
MPhil-Dental Sciences (2004)
PhD-Craniofacial Health Sciences (2017)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Oral Health, Dental Implants, Periodontology


FUTURE PROJECTS

OPCAR Project: Improving Oral Palliative Care for Terminally-ill Patients in Brunei Darussalam

Globally and locally, there is an increased epidemic of people with life-limiting diseases that includes cancer, metabolic diseases (Diabetes mellitus), renal failure and cardio-vascular diseases. Quality of life for people with life-limiting diseases is often threatened due to poor access and use of available health care resources. Older people live with more multi-morbid life limiting illness and tend to use lesser oral care services. In 2015, only 12% older Brunei people above 55 years (n=17456) used oral care services. Around 1357 (0.4% of total Brunei population) Bruneians die every year. However, currently neither ‘geriatric oral care services’ nor ‘oral palliative care services’ are available in Brunei Darussalam. This is also similar to global context where there is a lack of understanding on need for specialized oral care. Poor oral hygiene in frail elderly at the end of life facilitates the colonization of pathogens on the surfaces of teeth, tongue and dentures (Chalmers, 2005). This further increases the risk of respiratory infections which can be life threatening (Azarpazhooh, 2006). Saliva production is reduced and the cleansing effect of saliva on the tongue and mucous membrane is lost. Radiotherapy or chemotherapy can also cause xerostomia (Pinna et al 2015). Dry mouth is the most common oral health problem among seriously-ill patients and affects more than 90% of hospice cancer patients (Fischer, 2014). Specific oral problems like root caries, burning mouth, difficulty speaking, swallowing, altered taste sensation, aphthous ulcers and denture related problems are common. Majority of the patients at the end of life are more prone to oral candidiasis (thrush). Untreated acute dental pain often led to delirium among terminally ill patients (Chalmers 2000). Various barriers yet challenge quality oral care services for people with life-limiting illnesses. Patient and family centered issues related to why lack of utilization is yet unknown. Indeed, 40% of terminally-ill patients tend to lose the ability to communicate with their care-givers about their oral health issues (Chen et al 2013). As a result may suffer treatable pain or infection in the mouth that often get unnoticed and non-referred. On the other hand, main clinical barriers include lack of clinical assessment tools for health care practitioners to assess and refer patient with oral care problems to dental health practitioners. Similarly, there is no stronger evidence available on standards of oral care treatment guidelines for terminally ill population. In this context, our study aims to 1) To develop baseline knowledge base on current oral care practices for people with life-limiting illness by health care practitioners 2) To develop a new clinical tool “Oral Palliative Care Assessment and Referral (OPCAR) instrument” for assessing and referring palliative patients to oral care services 3) To validate the new clinical tool “Oral Palliative Care Assessment and Referral (OPCAR) instrument” for assessing and referring palliative patients to oral care services 4) To conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test the effectiveness of newly developed clinical tool in improving quality of life among people with life limiting illness

Application invited for:


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1) Dhaliwal JS, Marulanda J, Li J, Alebrahim S, Feine JS and Murshed M. In vitro comparison of two titanium dental implant surface treatments: 3M™ESPE™ MDI versus Ankylos®. International Journal of Implant Dentistry (2017) 3:27
2) Dhaliwal JS, Albuquerque RF Jr, Murshed M, and Feine JS. Osseointegration of Standard and Mini Dental Implants: A Histomorphometric Comparison. International Journal of Implant Dentistry 2017, 3:15
3) Dhaliwal JS, Gambhir R, Shaheed G, Sodhi SK, Kifli N. Herbs and their use in Oral Care: A Review. Brunei Darussalam Journal of Health. Vol.7; Issue 1, 2017, 5-17.
4) Dhaliwal JS, Albuquerque RF Jr, Fakhry A, Kaur S and Feine JS. Customized SmartPeg for measurement of resonance frequency of mini dental implants. International Journal of Implant Dentistry 2017, 3 (1):4
5) Gambhir RS, Singh J, Bhardwaj A, Kaur A, Dhaliwal JS. Herbal formulations: The next level in oral care. International Journal of Green Pharmacy, Jul-Sep 2016 (Suppl), 10 (3) S1.


TOP PUBLICATIONS

1) Dhaliwal JS, Marulanda J, Li J, Alebrahim S, Feine JS and Murshed M. In vitro comparison of two titanium dental implant surface treatments: 3M™ESPE™ MDI versus Ankylos®. International Journal of Implant Dentistry (2017) 3:27
2) Dhaliwal JS, Albuquerque RF Jr, Murshed M, and Feine JS. Osseointegration of Standard and Mini Dental Implants: A Histomorphometric Comparison. International Journal of Implant Dentistry 2017, 3:15
3) Dhaliwal JS, Albuquerque RF Jr, Fakhry A, Kaur S and Feine JS. Customized SmartPeg for measurement of resonance frequency of mini dental implants. International Journal of Implant Dentistry 2017, 3 (1):4
4) Dhaliwal JS, Grewal Y, Feine J, Sodhi SK, Albuquerque RF Junior. The Impact of Poor Oral Health on Quality of Life Among the Older Indian Population. BFUDJ, Volume 5, Number 2, June, 2014.
5) Dhaliwal JS. Understanding Periodontal Medicine Science- A Boon for Implant Science. J Periodntal Med Clin Pract 2014;01:4-5


7) Dhaliwal JS, Palwankar P, Khinda PK, Sodhi SK. Prevalence of dentine hypersensitivity: A cross-sectional study in rural Punjabi Indians. Journal Ind Soc Periodontology 2012; 16 (3): 426-29.
8) Dhaliwal JS, Dhawan S, Sodhi SK. Interdental papilla reconstruction-A Case Report. BFUHDJ, 2011; 2(2):16-18.
9) Palwankar P, Dhaliwal J, Mehta V. Evaluation of gingival fiber retention technique on the treatment of patients with chronic periodontitis: A comparative study. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2011; 15: 376-82.
10) Khinda PK, Dhaliwal JS. Comparison of Efficacy and Safety of Powered Toothbrushing and Manual Toothbrushing During the Initial Phase of Periodontal Therapy. Journal Ind Dent Assoc 2010; 4 (1): 7-9.
11) Khinda PK, Dhaliwal JS. Oral effects of systemic medications: An overview. I dentistry- The journal Sept. 2009; 5 (3): 22-25.
12) Khinda V, Duggal R, Khinda PK, Dhaliwal JS. Inhalation conscious sedation analgesia-Objectives & Rationale. Trendz in Medical World. 2009; 2 (3): 12-16.
13) Sharma V, Sikka M, Gupta N, Dhaliwal JS. Assessment of periodontal dressings in plaque control and patients comfort following flap surgical procedure. Trendz in Medical World. 2009; 2 (3): 28-32.
14) Sarin M., M. Awad, C. Bedos, J. Dhaliwal, R. Sarin, J. Feine.. Oral Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices (KAPS) Among Indians in Punjab. 2006 IADR. # 80072.
15) Dhaliwal JS, Steele JG, Sheiham A, Walls AWG, Marcenes W, Moynihan. [abstract] Nutrient intake and oral status in a UK adult population. Journal of Dental Research 2005
16) Dhaliwal JS, Steele JG, Sheiham A, Walls AWG,.[abstract]Eating difficulty and dental status in 19-64 year olds. IADR meeting, Journal of Dental Research 2004.
17) Dhaliwal JS, Steele JG, Sheiham A, Walls AWG, Marcenes W, Moynihan P.[abstract] Does tooth loss affect fruit and vegetable intake in older people?. IADR meeting. Journal of Dental Research 2003, 82(special issue B), B267.
18) Singh J, Pannu K, Lehl G. The Rieger Syndrome: Orofacial Manifestations- Case report of a rare condition. Quintessence Int 2003; 34:689-692.
19) Singh J, Deshpande RN. Pathological migration: Spontaneous correction following Periodontal therapy: A Case Report. Quintessence Int 2002; 33:65-68.
20) Dhaliwal JS, Deshpande RN. Comparative evaluation of two citric acid application techniques on Dentin Surfaces - a Scanning Electron Microscope Study. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2001; 2 (2): 31-38.
21) Singh J, Bhat C, Deshpande RN. Comparison of Subgingival Microflora in Bleeding and Non Bleeding Periodontal Pockets. Journal Ind Dent Assoc 2000; 71 (2): 50-52.
22) Dhaliwal JS, Lehl G, Nada R. Pregnancy associated gingival enlargement- A case report. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2000; 3 (1): 21-22.


SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

Osseointegration of Dental Implants