Professor Dr. Joharia Azhar is a Professor in Oral pathology and medical education, a consultant laser dentist, cosmetologist, and aesthetician. One of the pioneers of Laser dentistry and Laser assisted Pain control clinics.
Dr. Joharia has practiced in and around Rawalpindi and Islamabad since 2005. She established and introduced her exclusive laser dentistry and laser pain control clinics in 2011, which were later expanded into Pathodont Polyclinics.
She also had the honor of establishing the first diagnostic lab dedicated to oral pathologies in Rawalpindi and Islamabad in the year 2013, which offered not only oral histopathology but various salivary diagnostic investigations as well. Dr. Joharia holds many academic positions as well. She is Professor and Vice Principal in Abbottabad International Dental College, head department of Oral Pathology, Chair Department of Dental Education and Deputy Controller examination.
She has taught as a professor and Associate Professor in Gulf as well. She was the professor and chair PBL unit in world's largest all Women university, PNU, located in Riyadh, Kingdom Of Saudia Arabia,until she returned back to Pakistan. She is the International tutor at Aalz, Aachen University, Germany, their Fellowship Programme director in Pakistan and Aalz representative for Pakistan. She Introduced the German Fellowship in Laser dentistry for the first time in Pakistan in 2015. She is the Councilor from Pakistan in the ASOMP (Asian Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology), ISLD ( International Society of Laser Dentistry) Ambassador for Pakistan and Member of WWD (Worldwide Women Dentists Forum FDI). She was deputy Reagent section 24 of ICD (International College of Dentists) of which she also holds the fellowship.
Member Board of Advisors and E-Faculty DOOOX a European Dental Education portal. Associate editor of ADOH "Advances in Dentistry and Oral Health journal". A reviewer for IDJSR (International Dental Journal of Student Research) and Iranian Journal of basic medical sciences JBMS. She is the Founding President of Pakistan Association of Women Dentists (PAWD) and President of the federal Council Pakistan Society Of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologists (PSOMP). She is also the chair person Scientific Committee PSOMP. Member of ALD (Academy of Laser Dentistry) and IAOP (International Association of Oral Pathology). CEO Pathodont polyclinics, a pioneering oral diagnostic and laser center and vice chairperson of NGO Healthnet, member board of directors The Paragon Society.
Dr. Joharia is an invited speaker at various conferences and has travelled and published extensively. She is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences LUMHS, after which she proceeded to UK. Her post graduate training is from London, Germany, and Islamabad. She is also one of the few Virologists with oral pathology back ground, currently available in Pakistan In her private practice she introduced laser dentistry and FDA approved treatment regimens in Pakistan in 2013. She has now brought the famous Harley street UK Academy of Facial Design AFD to Pakistan in collaboration with Dr Iviona Igerac and hosts the facial design Academy London's franchise for Pakistan.
Research Interests: Oral Pathology, Virology, Oral cancer. Laser dentistry. Medical and dental education.