Tarek El-Bialy

Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Dentistry Dept


Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Dentistry Dept
(780) 492-2751
7020D Katz Group Centre For Research
11315 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Ultrasound Tooth movement Ultrasound orthodontics


Tarek joined the orthodontic team as an Associate professor in July 2005. Before starting at the University of Alberta, Tarek was an Assistant Professor of Orthodontics and Bioengineering and the Director of the Orthodontic Clinic at the King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia. He was a lecturer in orthodontics at Tanta University in Egypt prior to his appointment at the King Abdul-Aziz University. Tarek obtained his BDS and MSc in Orthodontics in 1987 and 1993 respectively, and his License of Law degree in 1994, all from the University of Tanta. In 2001, he received his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois where he studied the effect of therapeutic ultrasound on bone formation during mandibular osteodistraction. He also received his Certificate of Specialty in Orthodontics in 2001 and his MSc in Oral Sciences in 2000 from the University of Illinois.

Tarek teaches in the undergraduate and graduate orthodontic clinics and devotes the majority of his time towards research. His research interests include bioengineering, biomechanics, bioacoustics, cell and tissue engineering, craniofacial anomalies, and clinical orthodontics. His main focus is on treating root resorption in humans. 


  • Dentofacial regeneration and tissue engineering by ultrasound. 
  • Tooth repair - orthodontically induced tooth resorption and tooth repair after trauma. 
  • Exploring different therapeutics to promote mandibular growth for treatment of craniofacial syndromes


Bio-mechanics, Biomechanical consideration of treating orthodontic cases using clear aligners.


DENT 530 - Orthodontic Techniques and Biomechanics

A comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of biomechanics in orthodontic treatment. Involves both the theoretical and practical application of biomechanical principles to orthodontic problem resolution through classroom and laboratory instruction.

DENT 746 - Orthodontic Seminars VII

Third year seminar and preclinical presentations. Requires successful completion of DENT 648.

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Featured Publications

Tabbaa,S; McDaniel, J; D’Angelo, O; Toubouti, Y; Bashir, R; Patil, S ; and El-Bialy, T .

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2022 October; In press (In press) In progress

European Orthodontic Society meeting, May-June 2022, Cyprus. Abstract #146.. 2022 June; European Orthodontic Society meeting, May-June 202

Robertson, L J, and El-Bialy, T.

The Open Dentistry Journal. 2022 June; 16 ( EA-TODENTJ-2021-HT41-3523-2): EA-TODENTJ-2021-HT41-3523-2 10.2174/18742106-v16-e2206276

Ali Baeshen H, El-Bialy T, Alshehri A, Awadh W, Thomas J, Dhillon H, Patil S.

Eur J Orthod. 2022 May; (6):In press 10.1093/ejo/cjac018

Bahammam M., El-Bialy T.

BioMed Research International. 2022 April; 2022 (29):4505063 10.1155/2022/4505063

Hadaegh Y., El-Bialy T.H.

Data in Brief. 2022 April; 42 (17):108185 10.1016/j.dib.2022.108185

AADR, March 25, 2022. Presentation ID: 0837. 2022 March; AADR, March 25, 2022. Presentation ID: 0837

Three-dimensional morphometric analysis of maxillary expansion using Invisalign clear aligners.

AADR, March 26, 2022. Presentation ID: 0997.. 2022 March;

Al-Dboush R., Soltan R., Rao J., El-Bialy T.

Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. 2022 February; 25 (1):31-48 10.1111/ocr.12510

Alobeid A, Korkis R, Popat H, El-Bialy T.

J Clin Orthod. . 2022 February; 56 (2):77-88 PMID: 35705158

Al-Dboush R., Al-Zawawi E., El-Bialy T.

Evidence-Based Dentistry. 2021 December; 22 (4):148-149 10.1038/s41432-021-0224-9

Al-Dboush R., Flores-Mir C., El-Bialy T.

Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. 2021 November; 24 (4):459-479 10.1111/ocr.12476

Yamada H., Sawada M., Higashino M., Abe S., El-Bialy T., Tanaka E.

Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2021 October; 10 (21):4956 10.3390/jcm10214956

PMID: 34527791 PMCID: PMC8433121 DOI: 10.1016/j.bonr.2021.101122

Bone reports. 2021 September; Online 10.1016/j.bonr.2021.101122

Hadaegh Y., Uludag H., Dederich D., El-Bialy T.H.

Bone Reports. 2021 September; 15 (3):101122 10.1016/j.bonr.2021.101122

Al-Dboush R., Esfahani A.N., El-Bialy T.

Angle Orthodontist. 2021 September; 91 (5):619-625 10.2319/112420-956.1

Al-Dboush R., Soltan R., Rao J., El-Bialy T.

Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. 2021 June; Online (19) 10.1111/ocr.12510

Diar-Bakirly S., El-Bialy T.

Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 2021 April; 28 (4):2518-2526 10.1016/j.sjbs.2021.01.053

Al-Dboush R., Esfahani A.N., El-Bialy T.

Angle Orthodontist. 2021 April; 91 (5):619-625 10.2319/112420-956.1

Horani S., El-Bialy T., Barmak A.B., Rossouw P.E., Michelogiannakis D.

Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice. 2021 March; 22 (3):224-230 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3037

Crossman J., Lai H., Kulka M., Jomha N., Flood P., El-Bialy T.

Tissue Engineering - Part C: Methods. 2021 February; 27 (2):115-123 10.1089/ten.tec.2020.0294

Al-Dboush R., Flores-Mir C., El-Bialy T.

Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. 2021 February; Online 10.1111/ocr.12476

Journal of clinical orthodontics . 2021 January; 55 (1):11-19 EL-Bialy T.

El-Bialy T, Hazan Molina H, Aizenbud Y, Qayyum W, Ali S, Aizenbud D.

Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 2021 January; 1289 (1):107-114 10.1007/5584_2020_551

Kurtzman, G. M., Horowitz, R.A., Hallas, M.B., and El-Bialy, T.

Journal of Osseointegration periodontics and prosthodontics. 2021 January; 13 (1):35-42 org/10.23805/JO.2021.13.01.6.

Alshihah N., Alhadlaq A., El-Bialy T., Aldahmash A., Bello I.

Archives of Oral Biology. 2020 November; 119 (11):104883 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2020.104883