Elias Mikael Chatah, DMD, PharmB, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dental Medicine, UConn Health, School of Dental Medicine
Elias Mikael Chatah, DMD, PharmB, MS, hails from Melbourne, Australia. He is a graduate of The University of Sydney Dental School and Monash University College of Pharmacy (Melbourne, Australia). Dr. Chatah has worked in private and hospital pharmacies and private dental practices in Australia, and has held academic positions in the U.S. following the completion of Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and General Practice (GPR) residencies. During his GPR, he enrolled in a master’s degree in Medical Management at the University of Rochester, NY, which he completed in 2016. Dr. Chatah has expertise in dental pharmacotherapeutics, dental prescribing patterns, and the design of pain management protocols, with significant background and training in pharmacy practice. At the UConn School of Dental Medicine, he has led a number of initiatives that involved providing dental clinicians with opioid prescribing education and the management of orofacial pain. In 2018 and 2019, Dr. Chatah developed a new graduate-level clinical pharmacology course that focuses on opioid education, substance use disorders, the dental management of patients with substance use disorders, and the management of orofacial pain. In addition to the current development of a new clinical pharmacology course for dental students at UConn, he is involved in projects related to opioid education for the dental community in Connecticut. Dr. Chatah currently serves as a peer reviewer for MedEdPORTAL, MEDLINE-indexed, open-access journal of teaching and learning resources in the health professions published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in partnership with the American Dental Education Association. He has also authored two chapters in the American Dental Association’s Dental Drug Handbook: A Quick Reference (ISBN - 978-1-68447-046-4) and co-authored a number of articles.