Prof. Matthias Zehnder
Prof. Matthias Zehnder graduated from the University of Bern School of Dental Medicine in Switzerland in 1994, where he received his doctoral degree in dentistry in 1996. Subsequently, he worked in private practice and part time as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Oral Cell Biology of the same dental school. Between 1998 and 1999, he was employed at the Department of Oral Biology and Periodontology of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Massachusetts, U.S. He then pursued specialist training in endodontics at Columbia University in the City of New York, U.S., from which he graduated in 2001. In addition, Zehnder completed his PhD at Turku University in Finland in 2005 and received the title of “docent” from the University of Zurich in Switzerland in 2007. Currently, he is the tenured Head of the Division of Endodontology at the Clinic of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology at the university.
Zehnder’s main research interests are the development of dental biomaterials, diagnosis of pulpal disease using molecular markers and improvement of approaches to disinfection of dental hard tissue. He is a former associate editor of the International Endodontic Journal, current Editor-in-Chief of the Swiss Dental Journal, and on the editorial board of other scientific journals.