Professional background

Naomi Rahman is an oral surgery consultant at the Eastman Dental Hospital. Naomi graduated from Kings College London in 2009, completed specialist training and a DClinDent in Oral Surgery at Edinburgh Dental Institute. She gained her Membership in Oral Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons in 2018. Naomi has written book chapters, published lab based and clinical research as well as obtaining grants for dental research projects.

Apart from her clinical and research work, Naomi is an educational supervisor to oral surgery dental core trainees, an examiner for the MFDS and involved in postgraduate assessments. She has completed a postgraduate certificate in clinical and academic practice and has become a member of the higher education academy. She is also involved in coaching and mentoring dentists with an interest in oral surgery.


Research interests

  • Oral surgery
  • Teledentistry
  • Medication Related Osteonecrosis (MRONJ) and Osteoradionecrosis (ORN)
  • Postgraduate dental education


Book chapters

  1. Rahman N, Nathwani S, Surgical Management of Older People (book chapter) Oral Health and Dental Care in the Ageing Population British Dental Association 2022
  2. Rahman N, Walls A Nutritional Deficiencies and Oral Health,The Impact of Nutrition and Diet in Oral Health Monographs in Oral Science Volume 28 doi; 10.1159/000455379 Karger Publisher

Peer reviewed articles

  1. Zain E, Rahman N, Khan S et al. Patients' Readiness Towards Teledentistry in the Malaysian Urban Population Attending an Undergraduate Teaching University. Telemedicine and e-Health 2023
  2. Nathwani S, Rahman N. GROWing in dentistry: mentoring the dental professional. British Dental Journal 2022 Volume 232 Pages 261-266
  3. Rahman N, Conn B. Evaluation of Histopathological Risk Model in a Cohort of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma patients treated with accompanying Neck Dissections. Head and Neck Pathology Journal 2021 Volume 15 Issue 4 Pages 1156-1161
  4. Nathwani S, Rahman N. The 3 P’s model enhancing patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oral Surgery Journal 2021 Volume 13 Issue 4 Pages 1-9 DOI:10.1111/ors.12607
  5. Chandrasekara B, Patel V, Nathwani S, Rahman N, Kandiah T. The 3 Prescribing antibiotics in an urgent dental care service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty Dental Journal 2021 Volume 12 Issue 3 Pages 131-137.
  6. Rahman N, Sandhu B, Eyeson. J A comparison of pre-radiotherapy extractions prior to and during the pandemic at charing cross hospital. Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2021 Volume 3
  7. Rahman N, Macneill M, Wallace W, Conn B. Reframing Histological Risk Assessment of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Era of UICC 8th Edition TNM Staging. Head and Neck Pathology Journal 2020
  8. Rahman N, Nathwani S, Kandiah T. Teledentistry from a Patient Perspective during the Coronavirus Pandemic. British Dental Journal Aug 2020 Volume 229 Issue 3
  9. Rahman N, O’Connor N, Sadiq Z, Lopes V. The Role of Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Chronic Orofacial Pain. Open Journal of Pain Medicine, 2020 Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages 18-23. doi:
  10. Devine M, Rahman N, Connor SEJ, Patel J, Renton T. Evaluation of Routine Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of Patients with Chronic Facial Pain. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Jan 2019 Volume 48 Issue 1 Pages 48-55.