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Mehreen Riaz Faisal
PhD Student



Mehreen is a dentist by background and her research work is mostly focused on children's oral health in Pakistan. She started her research journey with a Masters in Dental Public Health in 2013 from QMUL, during which she researched Dental Neglect in children in Pakistan and its correlates. For her PhD, she is working on feasibility of developing and testing a behavioural intervention for oral health promotion of children through Lady Health Workers in Pakistan.


  • Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • Master of Science in Dental Public Health (MDPH)



  • Children's oral health
  • Intervention development and evaluation
  • Dentists' and Health Care Workers' work-related challenges in Pakistan


  • Knowledge Attitude and perceptions towards COVID-19 amongst Dental professionals in Dental Teaching Hospitals of Pakistan (manuscript submitted for publication)

Research group(s)


Selected publications

1. Kamran R, Farooq W, Faisal MR, Jahangir F. Clinical consequences of untreated dental caries assessed using PUFA index and its covariates in children residing in orphanages of Pakistan. BMC Oral Health. 2017;17(1):108.

2. Mehmood B, Faisal MR, Hassan F, Afzal E. Treated and untreated caries status and its co-variates in 5-6 years old children in Rawalpindi- a pilot study. Pakistan Dental & Oral Journal. 2017;37:148-51.

3. Faisal MR, Jahangir F, Mehmood B. Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and validation of early childhood oral health impact scale (ECOHIS) in Urdu. International Journal of Dental and Health Sciences. 2016;3:294-301.

4. Faisal MR, Mehmood B, Pash L, Siddiqa F. Attitudes of final-year dental students towards career development-a cross-sectional survey. Journal of Khyber College of Dentistry. 2017; 8: 2-6.

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Dr Mehreen Faisal
PhD Student