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Health Sciences profile

Dr Peter Cathro

PositionSenior Lecturer, Joint Associate Dean (Clinical Services), and Head of Discipline of General Practice Dentistry
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Rehabilitation
QualificationsMDS PhD PGCertTertT
Research summaryEndodontics

Research

Peter's research focus is to underpin both endodontic (root canal) practice and clinical teaching. His PhD thesis was entitled Proteomic analysis of Enterococcus faecalis cell surface proteins under high alkaline stress conditions.

Publications

Altaii, M., Cathro, P., Broberg, M., & Richards, L. (2017). Endodontic regeneration and tooth revitalization in immature infected sheep teeth. International Endodontic Journal, 50(5), 480-491. doi: 10.1111/iej.12645

Plutzer, B., Zilm, P., Ratnayake, J., & Cathro, P. (2017). Comparative efficacy of endodontic medicaments & sodium hypochlorite against Enterococcus faecalis biofilms. Australian Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adj.12580

Altaii, M., Kaidonis, X., Koblar, S., Cathro, P., & Richards, L. (2017). Platelet rich plasma and dentine effect on sheep dental pulp cells regeneration/revitalization ability (in vitro). Australian Dental Journal, 62(1), 39-46. doi: 10.1111/adj.12426

Lou, E. K., Cathro, P., Marino, V., Damiani, F., & Heithersay, G. S. (2016). Evaluation of hydroxyl radical diffusion and acidified thiourea as a scavenger during intracoronal bleaching. Journal of Endodontics, 42(7), 1126-1130. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2016.04.010

Christo, J. E., Zilm, P. S., Sullivan, T., & Cathro, P. R. (2016). Efficacy of low concentrations of sodium hypochlorite and low-powered Er,Cr:YSGG laser activated irrigation against an Enterococcus faecalis biofilm. International Endodontic Journal, 49, 279-286. doi: 10.1111/iej.12447

Journal - Research Article

Altaii, M., Cathro, P., Broberg, M., & Richards, L. (2017). Endodontic regeneration and tooth revitalization in immature infected sheep teeth. International Endodontic Journal, 50(5), 480-491. doi: 10.1111/iej.12645

Altaii, M., Kaidonis, X., Koblar, S., Cathro, P., & Richards, L. (2017). Platelet rich plasma and dentine effect on sheep dental pulp cells regeneration/revitalization ability (in vitro). Australian Dental Journal, 62(1), 39-46. doi: 10.1111/adj.12426

Plutzer, B., Zilm, P., Ratnayake, J., & Cathro, P. (2017). Comparative efficacy of endodontic medicaments & sodium hypochlorite against Enterococcus faecalis biofilms. Australian Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adj.12580

Lou, E. K., Cathro, P., Marino, V., Damiani, F., & Heithersay, G. S. (2016). Evaluation of hydroxyl radical diffusion and acidified thiourea as a scavenger during intracoronal bleaching. Journal of Endodontics, 42(7), 1126-1130. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2016.04.010

Christo, J. E., Zilm, P. S., Sullivan, T., & Cathro, P. R. (2016). Efficacy of low concentrations of sodium hypochlorite and low-powered Er,Cr:YSGG laser activated irrigation against an Enterococcus faecalis biofilm. International Endodontic Journal, 49, 279-286. doi: 10.1111/iej.12447

Altaii, M., Broberg, M., Cathro, P., & Richards, L. (2016). Standardisation of sheep model for endodontic regeneration/revitalisation research. Archives of Oral Biology, 65, 87-94. doi: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2016.01.008

Cathro, P., McCarthy, P., Hoffmann, P., & Zilm, P. (2016). Isolation and identification of Enterococcus faecalis membrane proteins using membrane shaving, 1D SDS/PAGE, and mass spectrometry. FEBS Open Bio, 6(6), 586-593. doi: 10.1002/2211-5463.12075

Wilson, C. E., Cathro, P. C., Rogers, A. H., Briggs, N., & Zilm, P. S. (2015). Clonal diversity in biofilm formation by Enterococcus faecalis in response to environmental stress associated with endodontic irrigants and medicaments. International Endodontic Journal, 48, 210-219. doi: 10.1111/iej.12301

Yap, B., Zilm, P. S., Briggs, N., Rogers, A. H., & Cathro, P. R. (2014). The effect of sodium hypochlorite on Enterococcus faecalis when grown on dentine as a single- and multi-species biofilm. Australian Endodontic Journal, 40, 101-110. doi: 10.1111/aej.12073

Li, X., Zhu, X.-F., Zhang, C.-F., Cathro, P., Seneviratne, C. J., & Shen, S. (2013). Endodontic bacteria from primary and persistent endodontic lesions in Chinese patients as identified by cloning and 16S ribosomal DNA gene sequencing. Chinese Medical Journal, 126(4), 634-639. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0366-6999.20122285

Seet, A. N., Zilm, P. S., Gully, N. J., & Cathro, P. R. (2012). Qualitative comparison of sonic or laser energisation of 4% sodium hypochlorite on an Enterococcus faecalis biofilm grown in vitro. Australian Endodontic Journal, 38(3), 100-106. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4477.2012.00366.x

Parker, E. J., Jamieson, L. M., Steffans, M. A., Cathro, P., & Logan, R. M. (2011). Self-reported oral health of a metropolitan homeless population in Australia: Comparisons with population-level data. Australian Dental Journal, 56(3), 272-277. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2011.01346.x

Younong, W., Cathro, P., & Marino, V. (2010). Fracture resistance and pattern of the upper premolars with obturated canals and restored endodontic occlusal access cavities. Journal of Biomedical Research, 24(6), 474-478. doi: 10.1016/S1674-8301(10)60063-2

Cathro, P., & Love, R. M. (2003). Comparison of MicroSeal and System B/Obtura II obturation techniques. International Endodontic Journal, 36, 876-882.

Cathro, P. R., Chandler, N. P., & Hood, J. A. A. (1996). Impact resistance of crowned endodontically treated central incisors with internal composite cores. Endodontics & Dental Traumatology, 12(3), 124-128. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-9657.1996.tb00110.x

Chandler, N. P., & Cathro, P. R. (1996). Endondontic sequelae of miniplate bone fixation. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, & Endodontology, 81(4), 467-471. doi: 10.1016/S1079-2104(96)80026-6

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