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Prof. Josette Camilleri

B.Ch.D.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,F.A.D.M.,F.I.M.M.M.

Associate Professor
Restorative Dentistry
Faculty of Dental Surgery
Department of Restorative Dentistry
Medical School
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 1174

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Biography

Professor Josette Camilleri was educated in Malta and obtained her Bachelor in Dental Surgery in 1992, Master of Philosophy in Dental Surgery in 2001, and Doctor of Philosophy in 2007. The Ph.D. was conducted in collaboration with the late Professor Tom Pitt Ford at King’s College London, Guy’s Dental Institute and was funded by a Commonwealth Scholarship. Her main research interests include Endodontic materials with particular interest in root-end filling materials and root canal sealers. Other research on Portland cement hydration and other cementitious materials used as biomaterials and also in construction is conducted. She is currently employed at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Surgery, University of Malta. Previous positions held include a Registrar post in Oral Rehabilitative and Preventive Dentistry from 2002-2007, Lecturer in Materials Science, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering from 2005-2010 and Deputy Director of Civil Engineering laboratories between 2006-2008, within the Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta. Prof. Camilleri is part of the scientific panel of a number of international journals including International Endodontic Journal (Wiley Blackwell), Cement and Concrete Composites (Elsevier), Clinical Oral Investigation (Springerlink), Dental Materials (Elsevier), Journal of Endodontics (Elsevier), Journal of Dental Research (Sage), Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Parts A and B (Wiley), The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Journal of Dentistry (Elsevier), Acta Odontologica Scandinavica and Acta Biomaterialia.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • construction materials
  • Biomaterial engineering
  • dental implants
  • endodontics


Selected Publications

Camilleri, J. 2011, "Characterization of modified calcium-silicate cements exposed to acidic environment", Materials Characterization, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 70-75.

Camilleri, J. & Mallia, B. 2011, "Evaluation of the dimensional changes of MTA sealer cement", International Endodontic Journal, vol. 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2010.01844.x.

Camilleri, J. 2010, "The sealing ability of modified experimental Portland cements with potential use in dentistry.", Advances in Cement Research, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 115-121.

Camilleri, J. 2009, "Evaluation of selected properties of MTA sealer cement", Journal of Endodontics, vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 1412-1417.

Camilleri, J. 2008, "Characterization of hydration products of mineral trioxide aggregate", International Endodontic Journal, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 408-417.

Camilleri, J. & Pitt-Ford, T. 2008, "Evaluation of the effect of tracer pH on the sealing ability of glass ionomer cement and mineral trioxide aggregate", Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 2941-2948.

Camilleri, J. 2007, "Hydration mechanisms of mineral trioxide aggregate", International Endodontic Journal, vol. 40, no. 6, pp. 462-470.

Camilleri, J., Montesin, F. & Sammut, M. 2006, "Utilization of pulverized fuel ash in Malta.", Waste Management, vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 853-860.

Camilleri, J. & Pitt-Ford, T. 2006, "Mineral trioxide aggregate: a review of the constituents and biological properties of the material", International Endodontic Journal, vol. 39, no. 10, pp. 747-754.

Camilleri, J., Montesin, F., Brady, K., Sweeney, R., Curtis, R. & Pitt Ford, T. 2005, "The constitution of mineral trioxide aggregate.", Dental Materials, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 297-303.

Other

Patent Applications
1. Calcium silicate cement sealer for obturating root canals Patent number
4270/09
2. Fast setting calcium silicate cement for use in dentistry Patent number
4269/09



Awards
2002 Commonwealth Scholarship

2008, 2009 Scholarship offered by the Italo-Maltese Executive Programme for Cultural
Cooperation


Books
Camilleri J. The use of modified Portland cement as a dental core build-up material.
Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany; 2010. ISBN: 978-3-8383-5586-3.


Society Memberships
British Endodontic Society
European Society of Endodontology
Academy of Dental Materials
American Association of Endodontists
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

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