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+64 3 479 7480
Associate Professor and Associate Dean (China)
Dean's Office (Dentistry)
Research summary
Orthodontics, microbiology, biomaterials, cancers
Supervisor for PhD, postgraduate (DClinDent), and undergraduate (BDS and BOH)
  • New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA)
  • New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO)
  • European Orthodontic Society (EOS)
  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO)
  • International Association of Dental Research (IADR)
Specialist Orthodontist, postgraduate clinical supervisor, and undergraduate clinical supervisor


Associate Professor Mei's research interests include biofilms, biomaterials, atomic force microscopy (AFM), randomized controlled trials (RCT), 3D imaging, clear aligners, evidence-based dentistry, halitosis, temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), demineralization and remineralization, and oral cancers.


Polonowita, A. D., Polonowita, A. K., Mei, L., & Guan, G. (2024). Construction of the chronic temporomandibular disorder patients: The association between neural and psychological pathways. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1595), 80-93. Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Xiong, W., Liu, Y., Zhou, H., Li, J., Jing, S., Jiang, C., Li, M., … Ye, Q. (2024). Human dental pulp stem cells mitigate the neuropathology and cognitive decline via AKT-GSK3β-Nrf2 pathways in Alzheimer's disease. International Journal of Oral Science, 16(1). Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41368-024-00300-4 Journal - Research Article

Mei, L., Jin, C., Na, A., Marra, J., Guan, S., & Choi, J. (2024). Biomechanical aging behaviour of clear aligners. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 40(1), 60-66. doi: 10.2478/aoj-2024-0006) Journal - Research Article

Mei, L., Wang, Z., Guo, O., Zhang, L., & Guan, G. (2024). TikTok talks teeth: A quantitative and qualitative analysis of fixed appliance related TikTok videos. Australasian Orthodontic Journal, 40(1), 50-59. doi: 10.2478/aoj-2024-0005 Journal - Research Article

Jin, C., Gray, A. R., Brunton, P. A., Farella, M., & Mei, L. (2024). Effect of carbamide peroxide on biomechanical properties of vacuum-formed retainers: A split-mouth randomized controlled trial. Journal of Dentistry, 143, 104902. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2024.104902 Journal - Research Article

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