Dr. Nadia Kawar
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St.
  • Nadia
  • Kawar
  • DDS, MS
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Biographic Summary

Dr. Kawar received her Degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Jordan and her specialty training in Periodontics and a Masters Degree in Dental Sciences from St. Louis University.  After graduation, Dr. Kawar practiced as a Periodontist in the VA Lovell Medical Center in Chicago as well as in private practice.  Dr. Kawar is Board certified by the American Board of Periodontology and an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, she is also practicing periodontics in Chicago west suburbs area.

Research Interests

  1. The connection between Oral and systemic health.
  2. Inter-professional collaboration between health care providers.
  3. Dental education: curriculum and course design, adult learning, assessment and culturing a positive educational environment. 
  4. Regenerative biomaterials in periodontics.


  1. Periodontal Disease and Preterm Birth, Is there any Relationship?

Nadia I Kawar, Elham Partovi ,Charles Hildebolt, Dwight McLeod ,D.Douglas Miley-In Submission

  1. Postdoctoral periodontal program directors' perspectives of resident selection.

Khan S, Carmosino AJ, Yuan JC, Lucchiari N Jr, Kawar N, Sukotjo C.J Periodontol. 2015 Feb;86(2):177-84. doi: 10.1902/jop.2014.140313. Epub 2014 Oct 29.

  1. Management of Thin Gingival Biotype with Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation Post Orthodontic Treatment: A Case Report. Open Journal of Dentistry and Oral Medicine, 3 , 53 - 58. doi: 10.13189/ojdom.2015.030204. Nima Ebrahimi , Julio E Obando , Michael L. Schmerman , Saba M. Khan , Nadia I. Kawar (2015).
  2. Periodontal disease and Systemic Health.

            Kawar N, Ashrafi S, Sturgeon M, Khan S, Goetz D, Gantos M, Patel K,

            Gandhi A, Ali H, Marucha P, Weiner W. Periodontal Disease and

             Systemic Health. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2013.


  1. Osteonecrosis of the jaws: what the physician needs to know: practical considerations.

Abughazaleh K, Kawar N. Dis Mon. 2011 Apr;57(4):231-41. doi: 10.1016/j.disamonth.2011.03.01.

  1. Periodontitis in pregnancy: the risk of preterm labor and low birth weight.

            Kawar N, Alrayyes S. Dis Mon. 2011 Apr;57(4):192-202. doi:  


  1. Periodontal disease for the primary care physician.

            Kawar N, Gajendrareddy PK, Hart TC, Nouneh R, Maniar N, Alrayyes S.

            Dis Mon. 2011 Apr;57(4):174-83. doi: 10.1016/j.disamonth.2011.03.003.


Enamel Matrix Derivative and its uses in Periodontics; Nima Ebrahimi, Nadia Kawar. (mentor) not published. 2013