Dr. Josette Camilleri

Environmental interactions of tricalcium silicate-based materials

Hydraulic calcium silicate-based materials are used for numerous applications in dentistry. They are primarily used as a root-end filling materials and for repair of root perforations. Their bioactivity and biocompatibility have increased the applications to use as pulp capping material and for pulpotomy and apexification procedures.  The various uses makes these materials come in contact with tissue fluids, blood, restorative materials and other environmental factors. The calcium hydroxide is reactive and interacts with the different environmental factors within the oral environment.


  • Review applications for hydraulic calcium silicate-based materials in dentistry
  • Discuss bioactivity and biocompatibility of materials
  • Discuss interactions and sequel of reactions occurring in the clinical context of working with these materials

Biography - Dr. Josette Camilleri, BChD, MPhil, PhD, FICD, FIMMM, FADM, FHEA

Professor Josette Camilleri is a dental surgeon specialized in dental and construction cements and is currently Senior Lecturer at the School of Dentistry, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK. She was formerly employed at the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering and the Faculty of Dental Surgery, University of Malta, Malta. She completed her doctoral degree, supervised by the late Professor Tom Pitt Ford, at Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London. Josette has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and her work is cited over 4300 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 a number of scientific panels.


Thursday, 20 September 2018

Evening Welcome Reception

6.00 pm - Cocktails

7.00 pm - Dinner to Follow

Friday, 21 September 2018

8.30 am - Endo Day

"Digital and Bioactive Technologies in Endodontics"

Chairman: Dr. Adham Adel Azim

Saturday, 22 September 2018

8.30 am - Resto Day

"Adhesive Technology Innovations for Esthetic Dentistry"

Chairman: Dr. Dennis Fasbinder