Dr. Abdelaal was an assistant lecturer in the Department of Prosthodontics Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt and a part-time private dentist in Cairo before becoming a prosthodontics resident at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He completed his certificate in prosthodontics in 2015 and his Masters in prosthodontics in 2016. He is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Abdelaal's teaching responsibilities include being a predoctoral course director for the D2 Fixed Pros FPD Lecture (PROS:8240) and Laboratory (PROS:8241) at the College of Dentistry.
Since 2012, he has been a laboratory instructor for the D1 Occlusion Course, the D1 Anterior and Posterior Fixed Courses, the D2 Implant Course, the D2 Complete Denture Course, and the D2 RPD Course,
Since 2015, he has been a predoctoral clinical instructor, providing clinical supervision and instruction of third-year dental students in fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics at the College of Dentistry.
Since 2015, Dr. Abdelaal has also been a clinical instructor, offering clinical supervision and instruction of advanced prosthodontics residents during summer semester and emergency schedules at the College of Dentistry.
For his Masters degree research project, Dr. Abdelaal received an Academy of Prosthodontics research grant for "Effect of post-processing heat treatment on flexural strength of zirconia for dental applications."
Dr. Abdelaal is a member of the Academy of Osseointegratiion, the American College of Prosthodontics, and the Egyptian Dental Association. He is also a member of the College of Dentistry's Curriculum Committee and the Iowa Dental Advanced Standing Program Admission Committee.
He is a reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics, which is published by the American College of Prosthodontists.
Dr. Abdelaal has been involved with fund raising for the Hispanic Dental Association at the College of Dentistry. As a resident from 2013-2015, he also participated in National Prosthodontics Awareness Week at the College of Dentistry.
During the Iowa Mission of Mercy events from 2012-2014, he supervised students fabricated immediate interim prostheses in the prosthodontics clinic for patients in need of tooth replacement.
Professional Awards and Honors:
Dr. Abdelaal received the D2 Teacher of the Year Award in 2015 and 2017; he also received the D3 Superblock Teacher of the Year in 2016, and in 2017, he received the D4 Faculty of All Four Years Award.