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Josette Camilleri

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Professional biography:

Josette Camilleri obtained her Bachelor in Dental Surgery and Master of Philosophy from the University of Malta. She completed her doctoral degree, supervised by the late Professor Tom Pitt Ford, at Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London.

She has worked at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta and the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Surgery, University of Malta. Her research interests include endodontic materials such as root-end filling materials and root canal sealers, with particular interest in mineral trioxide aggregate; Portland cement hydration and other cementitious materials used as biomaterials and also in the construction industry.

Josette has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and her work is cited over 4000 times. She is the Editor of Mineral trioxide aggregate. From preparation to application published by Springer in 2014. She is a contributing author to the 7th edition of Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice (Editor: BS Chong) and Glass ionomer cements in Dentistry (Editor: SK Sidhu). She is an international lecturer, a reviewer and a member of the scientific panels of a number of international journals including Journal of Endodontics, Scientific Reports, Plos One, Clinical Oral Investigation, Dental Materials, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Dentistry and Acta Biomaterialia.

On July 29, 2016 Professor Camilleri was presented with the TUMS Distinguished Visiting Professor title for the duration of 2016-2019 by Head of Endodotics Department, TUMS School of Dentistry. On May, 2019 her visiting professorship title was renewed for the second three-year period of 2019-2022.



Josette Camilleri is known for her research on mineral trioxide aggregate. She has characterized and identified the composition of the original formulation of mineral trioxide aggregate and also shown its interaction with the environment and biological tissues. Her research has been instrumental in further material development and the creation of various second generation material available clinically. She has also developed  and tested a number of prototypes which could prospectively be launched in the future.

Josette has also worked extensively on the mechanisms of discolouration of teeth caused by various materials used in Endodontics and has also researched the changes to materials subjected to various environments during clinical use.

Other research involvement includes testing of zirconia and other ceramics, antimicrobial testing of various dental materials, standardisation of testing of materials, and the creation of ex vivo models for better understanding of the interaction of dental materials when in clinical use.

Through various collaborations with Engineering and Civil Engineering, research on building materials used in the construction industry and the reutilisation of wastes in concrete construction has also been undertaken.  


Most significant publications:

  • Camilleri J, Montesin FE, Brady K, Sweeney R, Curtis RV, Pitt Ford TR. (2005), The constitution of mineral trioxide aggregate. Dental Materials 21: 297-303.

  • Camilleri J. (2007), Hydration mechanisms of mineral trioxide aggregate. International Endodontic Journal 40: 462-70.

  • Camilleri J. (2008), Characterization of hydration products of mineral trioxide aggregate. International Endodontic Journal; 41: 408-17.

  • Camilleri J. (2014), The color stability of white mineral trioxide aggregate in contact with sodium hypo-chlorite solution. Journal of Endodontics 40:436-40..

  • Schembri Wismayer P, Lung CYK, Rappa F, Capello F, Camilleri J. (2016), Assessment of the interaction of Portland cement-based materials with blood and tissue fluids using an animal model. Scientific Reports 29; 6: 34547.

  • Moinzadeh AT, Aznar Portoles C, Schembri Wismayer P, Camilleri J. (2016), Bioactivity potential of Endosequence BC RRM-putty. Journal of Endodontics 42: 615-21.

  • Arias Moliz MT, Camilleri J. (2016), The effect of the final irrigant on the antimicrobial activity of root canal sealers. Journal of Dentistry 52: 30-6.

  • Farrugia C, Baca P, Camilleri J, Arias Moliz MT. (2017), Antimicrobial activity of ProRoot MTA in contact with blood. Scientific Reports  27; 7: 41359


In July 2016, Professor Camilleri traveled to Iran and took participate in the 17th international congress of iranian association of endodontics. 

During his presence in IRAN, she had meeting with head and academic members of endodontics department of school of dentistry.  


Galley Photos:

17th International Congress of Iranian Association of Endodontists

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