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Dr Peter Cathro

PositionHead of Department Oral Rehabilitation, Senior Lecturer, 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

Scott, N., Thomson, W. M., & Cathro, P. R. (2020). Traumatic dental injuries among New Zealanders: Findings from a national oral health survey. Dental Traumatology, 36, 25-32. doi: 10.1111/edt.12505

Ratnayake, J. T., Ross, E. D., Dias, G. J., Shanafelt, K. M., Taylor, S. S., Gould, M. L., Guan, G., & Cathro, P. R. (2020). Preparation, characterisation and in-vitro biocompatibility study of a bone graft developed from waste bovine teeth for bone regeneration. Materials Today Communications, 22, 100732. doi: 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2019.100732

Race, J., Zilm, P., Ratnayake, J., Fitzsimmons, T., Marchant, C., & Cathro, P. (2019). Efficacy of laser and ultrasonic-activated irrigation on eradicating a mixed-species biofilm in human mesial roots. Australian Endodontic Journal, 45, 317-324. doi: 10.1111/aej.12334

Brunton, P. A., Ratnayake, J., Loch, C., Veerasamy, A., Cathro, P., & Lee, R. (2019). Indirect restorations and fixed prosthodontics: Materials and techniques used by general dentists of New Zealand. International Journal of Dentistry, 2019, 5210162. doi: 10.1155/2019/5210162

Smith, A., Scott, I., Ratnayake, J., Newsham-West, K., & Cathro, P. (2019). An intervention study: Does a cognitive reappraisal technique reduce the perceived stress in fourth-year dental students in New Zealand? International Journal of Dentistry, 2019, 5864591. doi: 10.1155/2019/5864591

Journal - Research Article

Scott, N., Thomson, W. M., & Cathro, P. R. (2020). Traumatic dental injuries among New Zealanders: Findings from a national oral health survey. Dental Traumatology, 36, 25-32. doi: 10.1111/edt.12505

Ratnayake, J. T., Ross, E. D., Dias, G. J., Shanafelt, K. M., Taylor, S. S., Gould, M. L., Guan, G., & Cathro, P. R. (2020). Preparation, characterisation and in-vitro biocompatibility study of a bone graft developed from waste bovine teeth for bone regeneration. Materials Today Communications, 22, 100732. doi: 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2019.100732

Race, J., Zilm, P., Ratnayake, J., Fitzsimmons, T., Marchant, C., & Cathro, P. (2019). Efficacy of laser and ultrasonic-activated irrigation on eradicating a mixed-species biofilm in human mesial roots. Australian Endodontic Journal, 45, 317-324. doi: 10.1111/aej.12334

Smith, A., Scott, I., Ratnayake, J., Newsham-West, K., & Cathro, P. (2019). An intervention study: Does a cognitive reappraisal technique reduce the perceived stress in fourth-year dental students in New Zealand? International Journal of Dentistry, 2019, 5864591. doi: 10.1155/2019/5864591

Brunton, P. A., Ratnayake, J., Loch, C., Veerasamy, A., Cathro, P., & Lee, R. (2019). Indirect restorations and fixed prosthodontics: Materials and techniques used by general dentists of New Zealand. International Journal of Dentistry, 2019, 5210162. doi: 10.1155/2019/5210162

Loch, C., Ratnayake, J., Veerasamy, A., Cathro, P., Lee, R., & Brunton, P. A. (2019). Direct restorations, endodontics, and bleaching: Materials and techniques used by general dentists of New Zealand. International Journal of Dentistry, 2019, 6327171. doi: 10.1155/2019/6327171

Stenhouse, M., Zilm, P., Ratnayake, J., & Cathro, P. (2018). Investigation of the effect of rapid and slow external pH increases on Enterococcus faecalis biofilm grown on dentine. Australian Dental Journal, 63(2), 224-230. doi: 10.1111/adj.12582

Lee, R. J., Ratnayake, J., Veerasamy, A., Loch, C., Cathro, P., & Brunton, P. A. (2018). Demographics, practising arrangements, and standards: Survey among New Zealand dentists. International Journal of Dentistry, 2018, 7675917. doi: 10.1155/2018/7675917

Wang, S., Cathro, P., Heithersay, G., Briggs, N., Ratnayake, J., & Zilm, P. (2018). A colorimetric evaluation of the effect of bacterial contamination on teeth stained with blood in vitro: Evaluation of the efficacy of two different bleaching regimes. Australian Dental Journal, 63(2), 253-260. doi: 10.1111/adj.12604

Plutzer, B., Zilm, P., Ratnayake, J., & Cathro, P. (2018). Comparative efficacy of endodontic medicaments & sodium hypochlorite against Enterococcus faecalis biofilms. Australian Dental Journal, 63(2), 208-216. 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

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., 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

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

Wilson, C. E., Cathro, P. R., 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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