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Institute of Dentistry - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr Noha Seoudi, Dr Noha Seoudi BDS (Hons), LDS RCSEng, MDS, MFDS RCPS(Glasg), PGCAP, FCGDent, MInstLM, FHEA, FRCPath, PhD


Senior Clinical Lecturer

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 6345
Room Number: Dental Hospital, Fourth floor, Office four


Dr Seoudi is one of only five Clinical Oral Microbiologists in the UK. She is the Director of the Doctorate for Clinical Dentistry in Clinical Oral Microbiology programme and Deputy Director of the Doctorate for Clinical Dentistry in Oral Medicine programme.

Following Dr Seoudi’s graduation with an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in dentistry (1996) and achieving a master’s degree in Oral Medicine (2001) from Cairo University, Egypt, she relocated to London, UK where she completed a period of general dental training and became a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2005). Subsequently, she was awarded one of the very few clinical academic training posts in Clinical Oral Microbiology in the UK and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (2011). Her PhD thesis focused on the interrelationship between oral microbiome and host immune response in patients with Behçet’s Disease (2013). For the academic merit of this work, she was awarded the Young Investigator Award in the International Conference on Behçet’s Disease, Japan, 2012.

Dr Seoudi is currently representing her speciality in the Speciality Advisory Committee for the Additional Dental Specialities and the Senate of Dental Specialities, Royal College of Surgeons of England. She is a member in the dental subgroup of the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR) since 2015 and contributed to the development of the national antimicrobial stewardship programme in dentistry. Her main clinical area of interest is infection and immunity in relation to oral mucosa and salivary glands. She manages relevant patients in the joint Clinical Oral Microbiology/Oral Medicine clinics at Barts Health Dental Hospital. She is currently the Clinical Governance lead at the Institute of Dentistry. Additionally, she is leading the dental infection prevention and control working group, and the dental antimicrobial stewardship committees of Barts Health Dental Hospital. 


Dr Seoudi is the Director of the Doctorate for Clinical Dentistry in Clinical Oral Microbiology programme and Deputy Director of the Doctorate for Clinical Dentistry in Oral Medicine programme. At QMUL, she is teaching more than 200 directed teaching hours per academic year on microbiology, infections, antimicrobial stewardship, and infection prevention and control for undergraduate and postgraduate students.   

Dr Seoudi considers teaching, in higher education, one of the most rewarding experiences in her career. She enjoys teaching a wide range of students from different cultural backgrounds and different learning needs and thrives in the challenge of incorporating different pedagogical approaches to benefit her students. Dr Seoudi is a co-author of the Antimicrobial Prescribing in Dentistry, Good Practice Guidelines, 3rd Edition, FGDP and Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England. She has also co-authored the infectious diseases chapter in Burket’s Oral Medicine, 2021, 13th Edition, Wiley Blackwell.  She co-authored three national modules on antimicrobial stewardship published by the British Association of Oral Surgery, and she is leading the dental core group of the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy to develop and compile dental educational tools for the Keep Antimicrobial Working website. 


Research Interests:

Dr Seoudi is a member in the editorial board of two international journals and a reviewer for many other national and international. Throughout her career, she has successfully supervised many research and audit projects on level 7 and 8. She is currently supervising: a PhD student developing mucoadhesive patch loaded with antifungal agent, a DClinDent student developing fast release mucoadhesive patch loaded with antibacterial agent, and a DClinDent student investigating the presence of oral microbiome in the air outside the dirty zone in the dental operatory during the different dental procedures in different ventilation parameters.

Dr Seoudi’s main research interests are:

The interrelationship between the host immune response and oral microbiome: Dr Seoudi explained the relationship between the functional defect in TLR2 and 4 and the observed oral microbiome dysbiosis in Behcet’s disease patients, a fact which could have potential therapeutic application in the future.

Dr Seoudi is currently contributing to the profession understanding of the characteristics of aerosol generated by the different dental procedures and designing evidence-based risk reduction strategies. This helped in increasing the capacity of delivering safe dental care to meet the population oral health need in a safe and sustainable manner.

Antimicrobial resistance is expected to claim 10 million lives by 2050. Dr Seoudi has teamed up with multiple different experts, leading antimicrobial stewardship in dentistry by conducting multiple national audits, behavioural change interventions, educational tools, and public engagement tools to influence the antimicrobial use in dentistry. This effort will help as part of the global effort to preserve currently available antimicrobial agents. To maximise the effect of these medications, she is also investigating the use of local delivery systems. 


Publications List

Primary Research Projects Published In Scientific Journals

  • XUEREB A, AL-EZZI M, SEOUDI N (2023). Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Patients Received Fixed Prosthesis on Implants or Natural Teeth: comparative analysis. Ahram Canadian Dental Journal; 2: 2:1-15.
  • MOUFTI M, GANGOTRA K, ZUENDORF G, SEOUDI N, ALMASRI M (2023). Accuracy of dental implant placement using chairdide computer-aided surgery/computer-aided manufacturing milled guides compared to the three-dimentional printed guides. Advances in Biomedical and Health Sciences.
  • PALMER NOA, SEOUDI N (2021). The effect of SARS-CoV-2 on the prescribing of antimicrobials and analgesics by NHS general dental practitioners in England. British Dental Journal; 21: 1-6. Scopus Q2
  • LALLI A, ALDEHLAWI H, BUCHANAN J, SEOUDI N, FORTUNE F, WASEEM A (2021). Screening of oral cancer utilising risk-factor analysis is ineffective in high-risk populations. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; 59(1):e17-e22. Scopus Q2
  • DIN AR, HINDOCHA A, PATEL T, SUDARSHAN S, CAGNEY N, KOCHED A, MUELLER JD, SEOUDI N, MORGAN C, SHAHDAD S, FLEMING PS (2020). Quantitative analysis of particulate matter release during orthodontic procedures: a pilot study. British Dental Journal; 12: 1-7. Scopus Q2
  • SHAHDAD S, PATEL T, HINDOCHA A, CAGNEY N, MUELLER JD, SEOUDI N, MORGAN C (2020). The efficacy of an extraoral scavenging device on reduction of splatter contamination during dental aerosol generating procedures: an exploratory study. British Dental Journal; 11: 1-10. Scopus Q2
  • AL-EZZI MY, AL-MIZRAKCHL AS, ALWAHEB AM, BAYSAN A, SEOUDI N, TAPPUNI AR (2018). Black and green tea antimicrobial effect on Mutans streptococcus and Lactobacilli. Journal of Oral and Dental Research; 1-23.
  • SANUSI A, SEOUDI N, BERGMEIER LA, AND FORTUNE F (2015). Development and validation of genital ulcer severity score in Behçet’s disease. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 22; 10(1):117. Scopus Q2
  • SEOUDI N, BERGMEIER LA, DROBNIEWSKI F, PASTER B, AND FORTUNE F (2015). The oral mucosal and salivary microbial community of Behçet’s syndrome and recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Journal of Oral Microbiology, 7; 27150. Scopus Q1
  • SEOUDI N, BERGMEIER LA, HAGI-PAVLI, BIBBY D, AND FORTUNE F (2015). The seroprevalence and salivary shedding of herpesviruses in Behçet’s syndrome and recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Journal of Oral Microbiology, 7; 27156. Scopus Q1
  • VARTOUKIAN SR, TILAKARATNE WM, SEOUDI N, BOMBARDIERI M, BERGMEIER L, TAPPUNI AR, FORTUNE F (2014). Dysregulation of the suppressor of cytokine signalling 3-signal transducer and activator of transcriprion-3 pathway in the aetiopathogenesis of Sjogren’s syndrome. Clinical and Experimental Immunology 177(3): 618-29. Scopus Q1
  • SEOUDI N, BERGMEIER LA, HAGI-PAVLI E, BIBB D, CURTIS MA, FORTUNE F (2014). The Role of TLR2 and 4 in Behçet’s Disease Pathogenesis. Innate Immunity; 20(4): 412-22. Scopus Q2
  • SEOUDI N, MITCHELL SL, BROWN TJ, DASHTI F, AMIN AK, DROBNIEWSKI FA (2012). Rapid molecular detection of tuberculosis and rifampicin drug resistance: retrospective analysis of a national UK molecular service over the last decade. Thorax; 67(4), 361-7. Scopus Q1
  • MUNCU G, NIAZI S, STEWART J, HAGI-PAVLI E, GOKANI B, SEOUDI N, ERGUN T, YAVUZ S, STANFORD M, FORTUNE F, DIRESKENELI H (2009). Oral Health And Related Quality Of Life Status In Patients From UK And Turkey: A Comparative Study In Behcet’s Disease. J Oral Pathol Me; 38(5), 406-9. Scopus Q1
  • WALI M, EZZ EL-ARAB A, SEOUDI N (2001) A Novel Effect Of Emdogain On Epithelial Proliferation. Egyptian Dental Journal; 47, 691: 705.


Secondary Research Projects Published In Scientific Journals

  • AL-EZZI M, ALFREAHAT N, HUSSEIN R, SEOUDI N (2022). The Effect of Using Herbal Extracts as Irrigant Solution in Disinfecting Root Canals of Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Narrative Review.International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health 8(3):1-12 31.
  • SAHNI R, TATTAR R, AL-HABBA S, ARIYARATNAM S, BARRY S, COULTHARD P, PATEL N, SEOUDI N, WALTON G, LEAR JT, YOUNG H, DAVE M (2022). A review of allergic contact dermatitis for dental professionals. Faculty Dental Journal; 13(1):34-40.
  • DAVE M. BARRY S, COULTHARD P, DANIELS R, GREENWOOD M, SEOUDI N, WALTON G, PATEL N (2021). An evaluation of sepsis in dentistry. British Dental Journal; 230(6):351-357. Scopus Q2
  • COULTHARD P, THOMSON P, DAVE M, COULTHARD FP, SEOUDI N, HILL M (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic and dentistry: the clinical, legal and economic consequences- part 2: consequences of withholding dental care. British Dental Journal; 229(12): 801-5. Scopus Q2
  • COULTHARD P, THOMSON P, DAVE M, COULTHARD FP, SEOUDI N, HILL M (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic and dentistry: the clinical, legal and economic consequences- part 1: clinical. British Dental Journal; 229(11): 743-7. Scopus Q2



Letters to editors and opinion papers

  • DAVE M, SEOUDI N, COULTHARD P, WILSON M (2021). COM crisis. British Dental Journal; 230 (11): 688-689. Scopus Q2
  • DAVE M, SEOUDI N, COULTHARD P (2020). COVID-19 mitigation is a barrier to meeting population oral health needs. Dental Update; 47(9): 767. Scopus Q4
  • DAVE M, COULTHARD P, PATEL N, SEOUDI N, HORNER K (2020). Letter to the Editors: Use of dental radiography in the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Dental Research; 99(9): 1112. Scopus Q3
  • DAVE M, SEOUDI N, COULTHARD P (2020). Urgent dental care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020). Lancet, 395(10232):1257. Scopus Q1
  • LOCKHART DEA, PANKHURST C, RICHARDSON R, SEOUDI N, SMITH A, WILSON M (2016). Clinical oral microbiology: a view of the road ahead. Faculty of Dental Surgery Journal; 7(2), 82-4.
  • PANKHURST C, RAUTEMAA-RICHARDSON R, SEOUDI N, SMITH A, WILSON M (2016). Antimicrobial resistance. Antibiotics and Consultant Oral Microbiology Posts. British Dental Journal; 15, 220(1), 2-3. Scopus Q2
  • MICHELL SL, SEOUDI N, HUTCHISON DC, DROBNIEWSKI FA (2011). Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Resistance Rates To First and Reserve Antituberculosis Drugs in the UK in 2008/2009 and the Role of Rapid Molecular Tests for Drug Resistance. Thorax; 66(7), 630-1. Scopus Q1
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