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Center for Dental Medicine

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Matthias Zehnder, PhD

Head, Division of Endodontology

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Matthias Zehnder, PhD
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Qualifications: Prof., PhD, Dr. med. dent.
Affiliation: Clinic of Conservative and Preventive Dentistry

Clinical Specialisations


Research Interests

My main research interest is to identify new ways to disinfect and fill dental hard tissues. Further interests include molecular markers to improve pulpal and periapical diagnostics and the electrochemical treatment of peri-implantitis.

Selected publications

De-Deus G, Pinho MA, Reis C, Fidel S, Souza E, Zehnder M. NaOCl with reduced surface tension does not improve in situ pulp tissue dissolution. J Endod 39: 1039-43 (2013)

Rechenberg D, Thurnheer T, Zehnder M. Potential systematic error in laboratory experiments on microbial leakage through filled root canals: experimental study. Int Endod J 44: 827-35 (2011)

Mohn D, Zehnder M, Stark WJ, Imfeld T. Electrochemical disinfection of dental implants – a proof of concept. PLoS one 6:e 16157 (2011)

Zehnder M, Wegehaupt F, Attin T. A first study on the usefulness of MMP-9 from dentinal fluid to indicate pulp inflammation. J Endod 37:17-20 (2011)

Mohn D, Bruhin C, Luechinger NA, Stark WJ, Imfeld T, Zehnder M. Composites made of flame-sprayed bioactive glass 45S5 and polymers: bioactivity and immediate sealing properties. Int Endod J 43:1037–1046 (2010)

Waltimo T, Brunner TJ, Vollenweider M, Stark WJ, Zehnder M. Antimicrobial effect of nanometric bioactive glass 45S5. J Dent Res 86, 754-757 (2007)

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