Dr. Owais joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics in 2013 as an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. She served as a faculty member in the preventive dentistry department from 2000-2003 at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan. She was the vice dean of the College of Dentistry at Jordan University of Science and Technology from 2012-2013 and the head of the pediatric dentistry section at King Abdulla Hospital, Jordan, from 2010-2013.
Dr. Owais is a predoctoral and postdoctoral lecturer and clinical instructor. She is co-director for two courses: Pediatric Dentistry Diagnosis and Treatment (90:140) and Public Health Issues in Pediatric Dentistry (90:220).
Dr. Owais treats private patients at the Center for Development and Disabilities as part of the department's Dental Service Plan. She also provides patient care through the UI Hospitals and Clinics pediatric dental operating room program.
Dr. Owais's research interests include prevention of dental caries in infants, toddlers, and adolescents, especially children of low income, limited access to care and high risk populations.
Also of special interest to her is the medical management of caries in children, adolescents and adults. She is conducting research on silver compounds and their effect on preventing and arresting caries. Dr. Owais is a co-principal investigator of an ongoing clinical trial investigating medical management of dental caries in children using silver nitrate.
Owais AI, Abu Alhaija ES, Oweis RR, Al-Khateeb SN. Maxillary and Mandibular Arch Forms in the Primary Dentition Stage. Oral Health and Dental Management Journal. June 2014. PMID:24984643.
Al-Batayneh OB, Owais A, Khader YS. Oral Health Knowledge and Practices Among Diverse University Students with Access to Free Dental Care: A Cross-Sectional Study. Open Journal of Stomatology 2014;4:135-142.
Zawaideh FL, Owais AL, Khawaja W. The Ability of Pit and Fissure Sealant Containing Amorphous Calcium Phosphate to Inhibit Enamel Demineralization. International Journal of Clinical Paediatric Dentistry 2014. (accepted for publication 9/2014)
Owais Al, Shaweesh MH, Abu Alhaija ES. Maximum Occlusal Bite Force for Children in Different Dentition Stages. European Journal of Orthodontics, April 2012. PMID: 22518063.
Zawaideh FI, Owais Al, Mushtaha S. The Effect of Remineralizing Agents in Preventing Dental Erosion in Human Dentitition. Accepted to be presented as an oral presentation during the 11th EAPD Congress, Strasbourg, 2012.
Owais A, Rousan ME, Badran SA, Abu Alhaija ES. Effectiveness of a Lower Lingual Arch as a Space Holding Device. European Journal of Orthodontics 2011;33(1):37-42.
Al-Tamimi FY, Owais A, Khabour OF. Phonological Processes in the Speech of Jordanian Arabic Children with Cleft Lip and Palate. Communications Disorders Quarterly 2011;32:247-255.
Owais A, Zawaideh F, Bataineh O. Challenging Parents' Myths Regarding Their Children's Teething. International Journal of Dental Hygiene 2010;8(1):28-34.
Khabour OF, Mesmar FS, Al-Tamimi F, Al-Batayneh OB, Owais A. Missense Mutation of the EDA Gene in a Jordanian Family with X-linked Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: Phenotypic Appearance and Speech Problems. Genetics and Molecular Research 2010;9(2):941-948. PMID:20486090.
Owais A, Qudeimat MA, Qodceih S. Dentists' Involvement in Identification and Reporting of Child Physical Abuse: Jordan as a Case Study. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2009;19(4):291-296. PMID: 19476516.
Qudeimat MA, Barrieshi-Nusair KM, Owais A. Calcium Hydroxide vs. Mineral Trioxide Aggregates for Partial Pulptotomy of Permanent Molars with Deep Caries. European Achives of Paediatric Dentistry. 2007;8(2):99-104. PMID: 17555692.
Qudeimat MA, Farrah RY, Owais A. Infection Control Knowledge and Practices Among Dentists and Dental Nurses at a Jordanian University Teaching Center. American Journal of Infection Control. 2006;34(4):218-222. PMID: 16679180.
Al-Wahadni A, Elnasser Z, Azab M, Owais A. Learning Priorities and Attitudes Towards Computer-Assisted Learning of General Medical Practictioners, general dental practitioners and dental hygienists. International Journal of Dental Hygiene 2006;4(2):91-97. PMID: 16637911.
Bataineh AB, Al-Omari MA, Owais A. Arsenical Necrosis of the Jaws. International Endodontics Journal 1997;30(4):283-287. PMID: 9477815.
Dr. Owais is a member of the American Pediatric Dentistry Association, the Jordan Dental Association, and the Jordanian Pediatric Dentistry Society.