The unenviable task of writing a personal bio seems way too dull and boring to be an appropriate use of my time, but being one to pander to the expectations of sheeple the Internet over - here goes!

My undergraduate training in dentistry at the University of Pretoria can be summed up as follows: a vain attempt to fit the rest of dentistry around an elective overcommitment to clinical maxillofacial and oral surgery. I suppose it's no surprise I now find myself eagerly involved in the training of dental undergraduates in that very department.

Other than that...well... I'm exploring the interesting world of research, attempting to satisfy my endless curiosity for things varied and unrelated, and trying (and failing) to live what can be called an attempt at an active lifestyle. I'm also actively seeking out ways to improve my photography and learning about data science through the use of Python and R programming! See my short CV below, if it is of interest to you.

General Information
Name Dr M. Yasin Gamieldien
Gender Male
Nationality South African
Languages English, Afrikaans

Academic Qualifications
Degree/Diploma Field of Study Institution Year
BChD Dentistry University of Pretoria 2012
PGDipDent (Oral Surg.) Oral Surgery University of Pretoria 2013
MSc (Anatomy) Anatomy University of Pretoria 2015
PGP-DSBA Data Science and Business Analytics University of Texas at Austin 2020 - Present (In progress: currently enrolled)

Work Experience
Name of Employer Capacity Period
Department of Health: Mafikeng Sub District Community Service Dentist 07/2012 - 06/2013
Department of Health: Mafikeng Sub District Dentist 07/2013 - 09/2013
Department of Health: Mafikeng Sub District Dentist (Acting Oral Health Manager) 10/2013 - 02/2015
Private Practice (Drs Gamieldien & Cheng) Dentist/Partner 03/2015 - 09/2018
Department of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, University of Pretoria Sessional Dentist 04/2016 - 09/2018
Department of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, University of Pretoria Dentist/Lecturer 10/2018 - Present

Congress Presentations
University of Pretoria Faculty Day
Faculty Day 2011, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa: Poster - Gamieldien MY. Appropriatech special trays.
Faculty Day 2012, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa: Poster presentation - Gamieldien MY, van Schoor A-N. The prevalence and clinical importance of the retromolar foramen in the South African population.
Faculty Day 2013, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa: Poster - van Schoor A-N, Gamieldien MY. Characterisation of the retromolar canal using MicroCT.

ASSA Conference
41st Annual Conference of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa 20-24 April 2013, University of KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Oral presentation - Gamieldien MY, van Schoor A-N. The retromolar foramen in the South African Population.
42nd Annual Conference of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa 13-16 April 2014, University of Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa: Poster presentation - van Schoor A-N, Gamieldien MY. Characterisation of the retromolar canal using MicroCT.

IMGRAD Conference
Imaging with Radiation (IMGRAD), 1st National Conference and Workshop, Necsa, Pelindaba, 23 – 24 September 2012: Oral presentation - Gamieldien MY, van Schoor A-N. Characterisation of the structure of the retromolar canal using MicroCT - a preliminary report.


Publications in peer-reviewed journals
Gamieldien MY, van Schoor A. Retromolar foramen: an anatomical study with clinical considerations. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Sep; 54(7):784-7.
Buchanan GD, Warren N, Gamieldien MY. Debris contamination of endodontic hand files in dental practice. S Afr Dent J. 2018 Aug;73(7):442-5.
Buchanan GD, Tredoux S, Gamieldien MY. Allergic contact dermatitis from resin-modified glass ionomers. J Conserv Dent. 2019 May 1;22(3):310.
Buchanan GD, Gamieldien MY, Uys A, Swanepoel NJ. Complications of head and neck radiotherapy: a dental perspective. Arch Oncol. 2019;25(2):19-21.
Buchanan GD, Gamieldien MY, Tredoux S, Bhayat A. Endodontic trends by South African Dental Association members: An online survey. Saudi Endod J. 2019 Sep;9(3):198-204.
Buchanan GD, Gamieldien MY, Tredoux S, Vally ZI. Root and canal configurations of maxillary premolars in a South African subpopulation using cone beam computed tomography and two classification systems. J Oral Sci. 2020;62(1):93-7.
Merbold KH, Buchanan GD, Gamieldien MY. Tongue-tied: a case of magnetic balls constricting the lingual frenum. Quintessence Int. 2020;51(2):152-4.
Buchanan GD, Gamieldien MY, S Tredoux, N Warren. Sterilisation and single use of endodontic instruments - a short report. S Afr Dent J. 2020 May;75(4):189-91.
Gamieldien MY, Musson CG, Uys A, Buchanan GD. A debt repaid? A case of an unusual foreign body found in the nasal cavity. Oral Surg. 2020 Jul. pending pagination.


Membership to professional bodies
Anatomical Society of Southern Africa. Category: Ordinary Member.
Health Professions Council of South Africa. Category: Dentist (Independent Practice).


Miscellaneous courses
Trauma Society of Southern Africa - Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).
Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa - Basic Life Support (BLS).
Royal College of Surgeons of England/CMSA - Basic Surgical Skills.
CMSA - FCMFOS (Primary)