1. H. Alqurashi, Z. Khurshid, Azeem Ul Yaqin Syed et al., Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK): An emerging biomaterial for oral implants and dental prostheses, Journal of Advanced Research,
  2. Azim AA, Shabbir J, Khurshid Z, Zafar MS, Ghabbani HM, Dummer PMH. Clinical endodontic management during the COVID-19 pandemic: a literature review and clinical recommendations. International Endodontic Journal, 53, 1461–1471, 2020.
  3. Shrivastava, D.; Srivastava, K.C.; Dayakara, J.K.; Sghaireen, M.G.; Gudipaneni, R.K.; Al-Johani, K.; Baig, M.N.; Khurshid, Z. BactericidalActivity of Crevicular Polymorphonuclear Neutrophils in Chronic Periodontitis Patients and Healthy Subjects under the Influence of Areca Nut Extract: An In Vitro Study. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 5008.
  4. Ahmad, P.; Arshad, A.I.; Della Bella, E.; Khurshid, Z.; Stoddart, M. Systemic Manifestations of the Periodontal Disease: A Bibliometric Review. Molecules 2020, 25, 4508.
  5. Hamid, H., Khurshid, Z., Adanir, N., Zafar, M. S., & Zohaib, S. (2020). COVID-19 Pandemic and Role of Human Saliva as a Testing Biofluid in Point-of-Care Technology. European Journal of Dentistry.
  6. Sarwar, H., Akhtar, H., Naeem, M. M., Khan, J. A., Waraich, K., Shabbir, S., … & Khurshid, Z. (2020). Self-Reported Effectiveness of e-Learning Classes during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Nation-Wide Survey of Pakistani Undergraduate Dentistry Students. European Journal of Dentistry.
  7. Khurshid, Z., Zohaib, S., Joshi, C., Moin, S. F., Zafar, M. S., & Speicher, D. J. (2020). Saliva as a non-invasive sample for the detection of SARS-CoV-2: a systematic review. medRxiv.
  8. Ahmed, M.A.; Jouhar, R.; Ahmed, N.; Adnan, S.; Aftab, M.; Zafar, M.S.; Khurshid, Z. Fear and Practice Modifications among Dentists to Combat Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2821
  9. Imran, E., Khurshid, Z., Al Qadhi, A. A. M., Al-Quraini, A. A. A., & Tariq, K. (2020). Preprocedural Use of Povidone-Iodine Mouthwash during Dental Procedures in the COVID-19 Pandemic. European Journal of Dentistry.
  10. Hamid, H., Adanir, N., Asiri, F. Y. I., Abid, K., Zafar, M. S., & Khurshid, Z. (2020). Salivary IgA as a Useful Biomarker for Dental Caries in Down Syndrome Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. European Journal of Dentistry, 14(4), 665.
  11. Sarfaraz, S.; Shabbir, J.; Mudasser, M.A.; Khurshid, Z.; Al-Quraini, A.A.A.; Abbasi, M.S.; Ratnayake, J.; Zafar, M.S. Knowledge and Attitude of Dental Practitioners Related to Disinfection during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Healthcare 2020, 8, 232.
  12. Hamza, S. A., Wahid, A., Afzal, N., Asif, S., Imran, M. F., Khurshid, Z., & Bokhari, S. A. H. (2020). Effect of sodium bicarbonate mouth wash on salivary ph and interleukin-1β levels among smokers. European journal of dentistry, 14(2), 260.
  13. Khan, E., Farooq, I., Khabeer, A., Ali, S., Zafar, M. S., & Khurshid, Z. (2020). Salivary gland tissue engineering to attain clinical benefits: a special report. Regenerative Medicine, 15(3), 1455-1461.
  14. Tariq, R., Hamid, H., Mashood, S., Tariq, Y., Tariq, S., Ibrahim Asiri, F. Y. ., & Khurshid, Z. . (2020). Common misconceptions regarding COVID-19 among health care professionals: an online global cross-sectional survey. Journal of Oral Research, 1(2), 36-45.
  15. Ahmed, M. A., Khurshid, Z., Almajed, O. S., Al Bash, A. F., Alnaim, A. L. A., Al Muhaidib, D. N., & Bokhari, S. A. H. (2020). Awareness of Parents About the Emergency Management of Avulsed Tooth in Eastern Province and Riyadh. European Endodontic Journal, 5(2), 145.
  16. Ali, S., Sangi, L., Kumar, N., Kumar, B., Khurshid, Z., & Zafar, M. S. (2020). Evaluating antibacterial and surface mechanical properties of chitosan modified dental resin composites. Technology and Health Care, 1-9.
  17. Zafar, M.S.; Fareed, M.A.; Riaz, S.; Latif, M.; Habib, S.R.; Khurshid, Z. Customized Therapeutic Surface Coatings for Dental Implants. Coatings 2020, 10, 568.
  18. Shazam, H., Shaikh, F., Hussain, Z., Majeed, M. M., Khan, S., & Khurshid, Z. (2020). Evaluation of osteocalcin levels in saliva of periodontitis patients and their correlation with the disease severity: a cross-sectional study. European Journal of Dentistry, 14(3), 352.
  19. Zafar, M.S.; Amin, F.; Fareed, M.A.; Ghabbani, H.; Riaz, S.; Khurshid, Z.; Kumar, N. Biomimetic Aspects of Restorative Dentistry Biomaterials. Biomimetics 2020, 5, 34.
  20. Najeeb S, Al-Quraini AAA,Almusallam HAA, Zafar MS, Khurshid Z. Effect of laser treatment on outcomes of tooth replantation -A systematic review. J Taibah Univ Med Sci 2020;15(3):169e176.S. Najeeb et al.176
  21. Khurshid, Z.; Asiri, F.Y.I.; Al Wadaani, H. Human Saliva: Non-Invasive Fluid for Detecting Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2225.
  22. Shabbir, J.; Qazi, F.; Farooqui, W.; Ahmed, S.; Zehra, T.; Khurshid, Z. Effect of Chinese Propolis as an Intracanal Medicament on Post-Operative Endodontic Pain: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 445.
  23. Sarwar, M.S.; Huang, Q.; Ghaffar, A.; Abid, M.A.; Zafar, M.S.; Khurshid, Z.; Latif, M. A Smart Drug Delivery System Based on Biodegradable Chitosan/Poly(allylamine hydrochloride) Blend Films. Pharmaceutics 2020, 12, 131.
  24. Anthoney, D., Zahid, S., Khalid, H., Khurshid, Z., Shah, A. T., Chaudhry, A. A., & Khan, A. S. (2020). Effectiveness of Thymoquinone and Fluoridated Bioactive Glass/Nano-Oxide Contained Dentifrices on Abrasion and Dentine Tubules Occlusion: An Ex Vivo StudyEuropean Journal of Dentistry14(01), 045-054.
  25. Kumar, N., Fareed, M. A., Zafar, M. S., Ghani, F., & Khurshid, Z. (2020). Influence of various specimen storage strategies on dental resin-based composite properties. Materials Technology, 1-9.



  1.  Ali, S., Sangi, L., Kumar, N., Kumar, B., Khurshid, Z., & Zafar, M. S. (2019). Evaluating antibacterial and surface mechanical properties of chitosan modified dental resin compositesTechnology and Health Care, (Preprint), 1-9.
  2. Zia, K., Siddiqui, T., Ali, S., Farooq, I., Zafar, M. S., & Khurshid, Z. (2019). Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Medical and Dental Applications: A Comprehensive Review. European journal of dentistry.
  3.  Khurshid, Z., Zafar, M., Khan, E., Mali, M., & Latif, M. (2019). Human saliva can be a diagnostic tool for Zika virus detection. Journal of infection and public health.
  4. Warsi, I., Ahmed, J., Younus, A., Rasheed, A., Akhtar, T. S., Ain, Q. U., & Khurshid, Z. (2019). Risk factors associated with oral manifestations and oral health impact of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: a multicentre, cross-sectional study in Pakistan. BMJ open, 9(3), e021458.


  1. Alenzi, A.; Samran, A.; Samran, A.; Nassani, M.Z.; Naseem, M.; Khurshid, Z.; Özcan, M. Restoration Strategies of Endodontically Treated Teeth among Dental Practitioners in Saudi Arabia. A Nationwide Pilot Survey. Dent. J. 2018, 6, 44.
  2. Minhas, S., & Khurshid, Z. (2018). Saliva as a Diagnostic Tool in Oral Malignancies. Journal of Oral Research.
  3. Sahibzada, H. A., Khurshid, Z., Khan, R. S., Zafar, M. S., & Siddiqi, K. M. (2018). OUTBREAK OF CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS IN KARACHI, PAKISTAN. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad, 30(3).
  4. Tehmeena Israr Raja, Seyed Ali Khaghani, Muhammad Sohail Zafar, Zohaib Khurshid, Masoud Mozafari, Mansour Youseffi, Farshid Sefat, Effect of TGF-β1 on water retention properties of healthy and osteoarthritic chondrocytes, Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 7, Part 3, 2018, Pages 15717-15725, ISSN 2214-7853.
  5. Kumar, N., Zafar, M. S., Dahri, W. M., Khan, M. A., Khurshid, Z., & Najeeb, S. (2018). Effects of deformation rate variation on biaxial flexural properties of dental resin composites. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences.
  6. Khurshid, Z., Zafar, M. S., Naseem, M., Khan, R. S., & Najeeb, S. (2018). Human Oral Defensins Antimicrobial Peptides: A Future Promising Antimicrobial Drug. Current pharmaceutical design.
  7. Khurshid Z. Salivary point-of-care technology. Eur J Dent 2018;12:1-2
  8. Khurshid, Z., & Khan, E. (2018). Future of Oral Proteomics. Journal of Oral Research, 7(2), 42-43. doi:10.17126/joralres.2018.019
  9. Najeeb, S., Zafar, M. S., Khurshid, Z., Zohaib, S., Madathil, S. A., Mali, M., & Almas, K. (2018). Efficacy of Metformin in the Management of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisSaudi Pharmaceutical Journal.
  10. Qasim, S.B.; Zafar, M.S.; Najeeb, S.; Khurshid, Z.; Shah, A.H.; Husain, S.; Rehman, I.U. Electrospinning of Chitosan-Based Solutions for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine J. Mol. Sci.2018, 19, 407.


  1. Khurshid, Z.; Naseem, M.; Yahya I. Asiri, F.; Mali, M.; Sannam Khan, R.; Sahibzada, H.A.; Zafar, M.S.; Faraz Moin, S.; Khan, E. Significance and Diagnostic Role of Antimicrobial Cathelicidins (LL-37) Peptides in Oral Health.Biomolecules 20177, 80.
  2. Najeeb, S., Siddiqui, F., Qasim, S. B., Khurshid, Z., Zohaib, S., & Zafar, M. S. (2017). Influence of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus on periodontal tissues during orthodontic tooth movement: a systematic review of animal studies. Progress in orthodontics18(1), 5.
  3. Zafar, M. S., Fareed, W. M., Taymour, N., Khurshid, Z., & Khan, A. H. (2017). Self-reported frequency of temporomandibular disorders among undergraduate students at Taibah University.Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences12(6), 517-522.
  4. Sheikh MN, Hanif S, Khan RS, Khurshid Z, Ahmad F, Rehan F. (2017). In-Vitro Toxicology Approach to Explore Nicotine Effects in Oral Mucosal CultureJournal of Islamabad Medical & Dental College6(3), 182-186.
  5. Abdul Rehman, S.; Khurshid, Z.; Hussain Niazi, F.; Naseem, M.; Al Waddani, H.; Sahibzada, H.A.; Sannam Khan, R. Role of Salivary Biomarkers in Detection of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD)Proteomes20175, 21.
  6. Khan, R.S.; Khurshid, Z.; Yahya Ibrahim Asiri, F. Advancing Point-of-Care (PoC) Testing Using Human Saliva as Liquid BiopsyDiagnostics20177, 39.
  7. Khurshid, Z., Moin, S. F., Khan, R. S., Agwan, M. A. S., Alwadaani, A. H., & Zafar, M. S. (2017). Human salivary protein extraction from RNAPro· SAL™, Pure· SAL™, and passive drooling methodEuropean journal of dentistry11(3), 385.
  8. Najeeb, S., Zafar, M. S., Khurshid, Z., Zohaib, S., Hasan, S. M., & Khan, R. S. (2017). Bisphosphonate releasing dental implant surface coatings and osseointegration: A systematic reviewJournal of Taibah University Medical Sciences.
  9. Husain, S., Al-Samadani, K. H., Najeeb, S., Zafar, M. S., Khurshid, Z., Zohaib, S., & Qasim, S. B. (2017). Chitosan biomaterials for current and potential dental applicationsMaterials10(6), 602.
  10. Najeeb, S., Khurshid, Z., Siddiqui, F., Zohaib, S., & Zafar, M. S. (2017). Outcomes of dental implant therapy in patients with down syndrome: A systematic review. Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice.
  11. Sahibzada, H. A., Khurshid, Z., Khan, R. S., Naseem, M., Siddique, K. M., Mali, M., & Zafar, M. S. (2017). Salivary IL-8, IL-6 and TNF-α as potential diagnostic biomarkers for oral cancer.Diagnostics7(2), 21.
  12. Najeeb, S., Siddiqui, F., Khurshid, Z., Zohaib, S., Zafar, M. S., & Ansari, S. A. (2017). Effect of bisphosphonates on root resorption after tooth replantation–a systematic review. Dental Traumatology33(2), 77-83.
  13. Khurshid, Z., Mali, M., Naseem, M., Najeeb, S., & Zafar, M. S. (2017). Human gingival crevicular fluids (GCF) proteomics: An overviewDentistry Journal5(1), 12.
  14. Khurshid, Z., Naseem, M., Zafar, M. S., Najeeb, S., & Zohaib, S. (2017). Propolis: A natural biomaterial for dental and oral healthcareJournal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects11(4), 265.
  15. Zafar, M. S., Khurshid, Z., Najeeb, S., Zohaib, S., & Rehman, I. U. (2017). Therapeutic applications of nanotechnology in dentistry. In Nanostructures for Oral Medicine(pp. 833-862).
  16. Najeeb, S., Khurshid, Z., Zafar, M. S., Zohaib, S., & Siddiqui, F. (2017). Efficacy of Enamel Matrix Derivative in Vital Pulp Therapy: A Review of Literature. Iranian endodontic journal12(3), 269.
  17. Khalid, M. D., Zafar, M. S., Farooq, I., Khan, R. S., & Najmi, A. (2017). Bioactive Glasses and their Applications in DentistryJPDA26(01), 33.



  1. Khurshid, Z., Haq, J. A., Khan, B. R. S., Altaf, M., & Najeeb, S. (2016). Human saliva and its role in oral & systemic health.JPDA25(04), 171.
  2. Sannam Khan, R., Khurshid, Z., Akhbar, S., & Faraz Moin, S. (2016). Advances of salivary proteomics in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) detection: an update. Proteomes4(4), 41.
  3. Rehan, F., Khan, B. R. S., Memon, M. S., Naqvi, S., & Zafar, B. M. S. (2016). Analysis of resting mouth salivary flow rate and salivary pH of tobacco chewers and smokersJPDA25(04), 159.
  4. Naseem, M., Shah, A. H., Khiyani, M. F., Khurshid, Z., Zafar, M. S., Gulzar, S., … & Khalil, H. S. (2016). Access to oral health care services among adults with learning disabilities: a scoping review. Annali di stomatologia7(3), 52.
  5. Siddique, N., Raza, H., Ahmed, S., Khurshid, Z., & Zafar, M. S. (2016). Gene Therapy: A Paradigm Shift in DentistryGenes7(11), 98.
  6. Shariq Najeeb, Zohaib Khurshid, Atif Saleem Agwan, Muhammad Sohail Zafar, Mothanna Alrahabi, Saad Bin Qasim, Farshid Sefat: Dental Applications of Nanodiamonds. Science of Advanced Materials 11/2016; 8(11):2064–2070.
  7. Shariq Najeeb, Zohaib Khurshid, Sana Zohaib, Bilal Najeeb, Saad Bin Qasim, Muhammad Sohail Zafar: Management of recurrent aphthous ulcers using low level lasers: A systematic review. Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania) 09/2016; 52(5).
  8. Shariq Najeeb, Zohaib Khurshid, Sana Zohaib, Mohammad Sohail Zafar: Bioactivity and osseointegration of PEEK are inferior to those of titanium: A systematic review. Journal of Oral Implantology 08/2016; 42(6).
  9. Shariq Najeeb, Muhammad Sohail Zafar, Zohaib Khurshid, Sana Zohaib, Khalid Almas: Role of nutrition in periodontal health: An update. Nutrients 08/2016; 8(9).
  10. Najeeb, Z. Khurshid, M.S. Zafar, A.S. Khan, S. Zohaib, J.M. Martí, S. Sauro, J.P. Matinlinna, I.U. Rehman: Modifications in Glass Ionomer Cements: Nano-Sized Fillers and Bioactive Nanoceramics.International Journal of Molecular Sciences 07/2016; 17(7).
  11. Mohammad A Javaid, Zohaib Khurshid, Muhammad S Zafar, Shariq Najeeb: dentistry journal Immediate Implants: Clinical Guidelines for Esthetic Outcomes. 07/2016; 4(2):21.
  12. Abbas Rizvi, Muhammad S. Zafar, Yasser Al-Wasifi, Wamiq Fareed, Zohaib Khurshid: Role of enamel demineralization and remineralization on microtensile bond strength of resin composite. European journal of dentistry 07/2016; 10(3).
  13. Shariq Najeeb, Zohaib Khurshid, Sana Zohaib, Muhammad Sohail Zafar: Therapeutic potential of melatonin in oral medicine and periodontology. The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences 06/2016; 32(8):391–396.
  14. Zohaib Khurshid, Sana Zohaib, Shariq Najeeb, Muhammad Sohail Zafar, Paul D Slowey, Khalid Almas: Human Saliva Collection Devices for Proteomics: An Update. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 06/2016; 2016(17):846.
  15. Zohaib Khurshid Sultan, Sana Zohaib, Shariq Najeeb, Muhammad Sohail Zafar, Rabia Rehman, Ihtesham Ur Rehman: Advances of Proteomic Sciences in Dentistry. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 05/2016; 17(9):728.
  16. Zohaib Khurshid, Muhammad S. Zafar, Sana Zohaib, Shariq Najeeb, Mustafa Naseem: Green Tea: Chemistry and Oral Health. The Open Dentistry Journal 05/2016; 10(Suppl-1, M3):166-173.
  17. Zohaib Khurshid Sultan, Shariq Najeeb, Maria Mali, Syed Faraz Moin, Syed Qassim Raza, Sana Zohaib, Farshid Sefat, Muhammad Sohail Zafar: Histatin peptides: Pharmacological functions and its applications in dentistry. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal 04/2016; 25(1).
  18. Fayez Niazi, Mustafa Naseem, Zohaib Khurshid, Muhammad S Zafar, Khalid Almas: Role of Salvadora persica chewing stick (miswak): A natural toothbrush for holistic oral health. European journal of dentistry 04/2016; 10(2):301-308.
  19. Khurshid Z, Zohaib S, Najeeb S, Zafar MS (2016) Proteomics Advancements in Dentistry. J Dent Health Oral Disord Ther 4(2): 00104. 10.15406/jdhodt.2016.04.00104
  20. Z Khurshid, M S Zafar, Shariq Najeeb, Sana Zohaib “Human Saliva: A Future Diagnostic Tool”. EC Dental Science 3.6 (2016): 635-636.
  21. Syed Ajlal Akhtar, Fahad Ata Siddiqui, Abu Bakar Sheikh, Saqib Rashid, Zohaib Khurshid, Shariq Najeeb and Muhammad Sohail Zafar: Frequency of Procedural Errors during Root Canal Treatment Performed by Interns. British Biotechnology Journal, ISSN: 2231-2927,Vol.: 12, Issue.: 1
  22. M S Zafar, Shariq Najeeb, Zohaib Khurshid, Masoud Vazirzadeh, Sana Zohaib, Bilal Najeeb, Farshid Sefat: Potential of Electrospun Nanofibers for Biomedical and Dental Applications. Materials 01/2016; 9(2).


  1. Mustafa Naseem, Zohaib Khurshid, Hammad Ali Khan, Fayez Niazi, Sana Shahab, Muhammad Sohail Zafar: Oral health challenges in pregnant women: Recommendations for dental care professionals. 12/2015; 7(2).
  2. Shariq Najeeb, Zohaib Khurshid, Muhammad Sohail Zafar, Syed Ajlal: Applications of Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (Lasers) for Restorative Dentistry. Medical Principles and Practice 12/2015; 25(3):201-211.
  3. Muhammad Sohail Zafar, Zohaib Khurshid, Khalid Almas: Oral Tissue Engineering Progress and Challenges. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 12/2015; 12(5).
  4. Shariq Najeeb, Muhammad S. Zafar, Zohaib Khurshid, Fahad Siddiqui: Applications of PEEK in oral implantology and prosthodontics. Journal of Prosthodontic Research 10/2015.
  5. Zeeshan Sheikh, Shariq Najeeb, Zohaib Khurshid, Vivek Verma, Haroon Rashid, Michael Glogauer: Biodegradable Materials for Bone Repair and Tissue Engineering Applications. Materials 08/2015; 8(9):5744-5794., DOI:10.3390/ma8095273
  6. Zohaib Khurshid, Mustafa Naseem, Zeeshan Sheikh, Shariq Najeeb, Sana Shahab, M S Zafar: Oral Antimicrobial Peptides: Types and Role in the Oral Cavity. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal 07/2015;
  7. Zohaib Khurshid, M Zafar, Saad Qasim, Sana Shahab, Mustafa Naseem, Ammar AbuReqaiba: Advances in Nanotechnology for Restorative Dentistry. Materials 07/2015; 8(2):717.
  8. Shariq Najeeb, Zohaib Khurshid, Jukka Pekka Matinlinna, Fahad Siddiqui, Mohammed Zakaria Nassani, Kusai Baroudi: Nanomodified Peek Dental Implants: Bioactive Composites and Surface Modification—A Review. International Journal of Dentistry 06/2015; 2015., DOI:10.1155/2015/381759
  9. Muhammad Omar Niaz, Mustafa Naseem, Sara Nayab Siddiqui, Zohaib Khurshid: AN Outline of the Oral Health Challenges In “Pakistani” Population and a Discussion of Approaches to These Challenges.


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