ASM 2019

Thursday 24th January 2019 (Joint Meeting with Metro Branch of Irish Dental Association) Hilton Hotel, Charlemont, Dublin 2 – 7.30pm

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Kerstin Galler  – Tissue responses after biology-based treatment in conservative dentistry

Dr Josette Camilleri – Bioceramics in Clinical Endodontics

Friday, 25th January 2019 Hilton Hotel, Charlemont, Dublin 2 – 9am

Professor Wolfgang Buchalla – On superficial and deep caries: From non-operative treatment to caries excavation

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Kerstin Galler  – Dental pulp regeneration and repair – vital pulp therapies and revitalization

Dr Josette Camilleri – Current concepts of root canal obturation

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Kerstin Galler  – Dental pulp tissue engineering – future perspectives for pulp regeneration

Professor Wolfgang Buchalla – What should we do with a carious tooth: Restorative strategies to increase tooth longevity

Dr Josette Camilleri – Calcium hydroxide pulp caps. Is this treatment methodology still effective?




Dr Josette Camilleri 



Professor Josette Camilleri studied Dental Surgery at the University of Malta, and her doctoral degree was supervised by the late Professor Tom Pitt Ford of King’s College, London, UK. Her specialization is in dental materials and the main research interest is mineral trioxide aggregate. She is the editor of “Mineral trioxide aggregate. From preparation to application” published by Springer in 2014. She has worked at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta and at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Surgery, University of Malta. She is currently employed at the School of Dentistry, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Josette has published over 100 papers in peer reviewed international journals and her work is cited over 4000 times. She has contributed book chapters to Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice edited by Prof B.S. Chong and “Glass ionomer cements in Dentistry” by Dr Sharan Sidhu. She is an international lecturer and acts as a reviewer for a number of international journals.

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Wolfgang Buchalla



Prof. Dr. med. dent. Wolfgang Buchalla studied dentistry in Berlin and Heidelberg. He spent a year in dental practice in Mannheim before moving to the University of Freiburg, where he completed his doctorate in the area of dental materials in 1996. As part of a DFG (German Research Society) scholarship from 2000 to 2002 at the Oral Health Research Institute in Indianapolis, USA, Prof. Buchalla investigated the fluorescence properties of dental hard tissues. On returning to Germany he took up a position as Oberarzt at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen from 2002-2006. During this time, he completed his Habilitation and received the Venia legendi for dental, oral and maxillofacial medicine. From 2006 – 2013 Prof. Buchalla was scientific department head and head of the Department of Cariology (2007-2013) at the Clinic of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Since October 2013 he has been Head of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University Medical Centre, Regensburg. Prof. Buchalla served as treasurer of the European Organization for Caries Research, ORCA from 2009 until 2013 and is currently President of the German Society for Restorative and Regenerative Conservative Dentistry (DGR2Z).

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Kerstin Galler 


Kerstin Galler obtained her degree in dentistry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich in 2000. She worked in Private Practice until 2002 and then joined the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University of Regensburg, Germany. She received post-doctoral training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston from 2004 to 2006, and earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Rice University in Houston in 2009.

Dr. Galler is currently Associate Professor and leader of the section of Endodontology and Dental Traumatology at the University of Regensburg. Her time is divided between clinical work with focus on endodontology and restorative dentistry, teaching as lecturer and clinical instructor, and research. Her research group works on tunable hydrogel scaffolds and dental stem cells for dental pulp tissue engineering and regenerative endodontics, on dentin matrix proteins and on biofilm-associated reactions of the pulp tissue.

Dr. Galler was President of the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of IADR in 2013/14, and led the committee for the ESE Position Statement on Revitalization. She has published numerous articles in the field of pulp biology and dental pulp tissue engineering, received several awards for her scientific work and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally in clinical as well as scientific meetings.