Aviv Ouanounou

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Other Appointments

B.Sc., M.Sc., D.D.S., F.I.C.O., F.I.C.D, F.A.C.D


An award-winning teacher, Dr. Ouanounou’s pharmacology and periodontal research spans a variety of topics, including pharmacotherapy in geriatric dental care. 

Research & Clinical Specialties

W. W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education (2019)

DDS Best Teacher of the Year Award (2018-2019)

DDS Best Teacher of the Year Award (2015-2016)

Dr. A. Bruce Horde Master Teacher Award (2014-2015)

DDS Best Teacher of the Year Award (2013-2014)

Select Publications

Baghani, E. and Ouanounou, A. The dental management of the asthmatic patient. 2021. Spec Care Dent. DOI: 10.1111/scd.12566

Choi, M. and Ouanounou, A. Top 10 drugs prescribed: What you need to know. 2021. California Dental Assoc Journal. 49 (4): 261-268.

Popolo Deus, F and Ouanounou, A. Mouthwashes and their use in dentistry: A review. 2021. Oral Health. March Issue.

Lombardi, A. and Ouanounou, A. Fungal infections in dentistry: Clinical presentations, diagnosis, and treatment alternatives. 2020. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oooo.2020.08.011

Ouanounou, A. Ng, K and Chaban, P.  Adverse Drug Reactions in Dentistry. 2020. Int Dent J.  doi: 10.1111/idj.12540

Felix, J. Chaban, P and Ouanounou, A.  Dental management of patients undergoing antithrombotic therapy. 2020. J Can Dent Assoc;86:k17.

Decloux, D and Ouanounou, A. Local anesthesia in dentistry: A review. 2020. Int Den J. https://doi.org/10.1111/idj.12615

Lam, S., Lombardi, A, and Ouanounou, A. COVID-19: A review of the proposed pharmacological treatments. 2020. Eur. J. Pharmacol. doi.org/10.1016/j.ejphar

Silva, M. and Ouanounou, A. Trigeminal Neuralgia: Etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. 2020. SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine. doi.org/10.1007/s42399-020-00415-9.

Nassar, P and Ouanounou, A. Cocaine and methamphetamine: Pharmacology and dental implications. 2020. Can J Dent Hyg. 54 (2): 163-169.

William, N., and Ouanounou, A. Pharmacotherapy for the pediatric dental patient. 2019. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 40(6): 349-353.

Ouanounou, A. and Ng, K. Pharmacotherapy and dental management for the patient with major depression. 2019. Can J Dent Hyg. 53(3): 172-177.

Ng, K., and Ouanounou, A. Drug abuse among the elderly: Implications to the dentalpractice. 2018. Compend Contin Educ Dent. March 2018. 39(3):159-163.

Ouanounou, A., Goldberg, M. and Haas, D.A. Pharmacotherapy in TMJ pain dysfunction. 2017. J Can Dent Assoc. h7.

Ouanounou A., Hassanpour A., and Glogaur, M. The influence of systemic medications on osseointegration of dental implants. 2016. J Can Dent Assoc. 282:g7 

Ouanounou, A. Haas, DA. Pharmacotherapy for the Elderly Dental Patient.  2015. J Can Dent Assoc 80:f18.

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