Dr. Ashek Elahi Noor is a Public Health Dentist cum Assistant Professor in the Department of Dental Public Health in Sapporo Dental College & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 2017 to till date. Soon after his graduation from Sapporo Dental College & Hospital under Dhaka University in 2007 & competition of Internship from this Institution in 2009, Dr.Ashek joined as a Lecturer in the department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in this institution, in March, 2009. In 2013, he has been transferred from the dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to Dental Public Health as a Lecturer and worked as lecturer in this dept. up to December 2016.Now, Dr.Ashek promoted as a Public Health Dentist cum Assistant Professor in the dept. of Dental Public health in this institution. During his study in Dentistry, he has been keen to study further in Public health. During acting as a Lecturer in the department of Oral & maxillofacial Surgery in this institution, he has to deal with many patients having diagnosed with oral cancer. Most of them having habit of betel quid, cigarette smokers. Unfortunately their prognosis is very poor after treatment which felt him in deep thought and sorrow for their family member. By watching this scenario from time to time, he wish to fulfill his dream and determined to do post graduation to treat them in an ideal way or do more and more research work in a proper way so that their suffering can be limited. After that, Dr.Ashek completed his post graduation course of MPH (HP&HE) from NIPSOM under BSMMU in 2012. Surprisingly, his final dissertation title in MPH course was “smokeless tobacco use among the women in old Dhaka” which also matched the field of his future study. Furthermore, he also performs some voluntary dental camp in different rural and urban area in his country. He also participates as a dental camp member and supporter –“model project for an improvement on oral health care in rural area in Bangladesh organized by JICA. It was known to us that prevention is better than cure. So first of all, it is necessary to do research about what caused the problem whether the solution are effective but also realistic and achievable manner. I believe that my background and work experience in this field is a major advantage as a health researcher. Dr. Ashek conducted substantial number of oral health research as the Principal Investigator both at national and international level about three original articles & eight case reports in this Public Health field. Recently Dr.Ashek joined as a reviewer & the editorial body of UpDCJ, selected as an Editorial Board Member of Update Dental College Journal (UpDCJ) in Bangladesh and selected Editorial Panel member in the international journal named ECronicon open Access in United Kingdom
Dr. Ashek Elahi Noor research interests include Oral Health Care research focusing on Tobacco consumption and nutrition among the aged population.