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64 3 479 7110
Professor and Director of the SJWRI
Department of Oral Sciences
Research summary
Periodontics and Dental Implantology

Postgraduate supervision in Periodontics, Dental Implantology, and Forensic Dentistry

Periodontics and Dental Implantology


Professor Duncan's primary research activities involve the fields of Periodontology and Dental Implantology. His expertise is in the use of animal models for testing therapeutic strategies in these fields, including clinical, microbiological, histomorphometric, and radiomorphometric analysis of peri-implant, periodontal, and maxillofacial tissues.

Current research strategies are focused on:

  1. The regeneration of bone to support implantable titanium, titanium alloy, and zirconia devices with different modified surfaces
  2. In vivo testing of novel bone grafting materials
  3. New diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for periodontal and peri-implant diseases

He has international collaborations with universities and implant companies in Korea, South Africa, North America, and Switzerland. He is also involved in basic science and epidemiological research in the areas of clinical periodontics, dental implantology, forensics, and comparative anatomy.


Abdelmoneim, D., Coates, D., Porter, G., Schmidlin, P., Li, K. C., Botter, S., Lim, K., & Duncan, W. (2024). In vitro and in vivo investigation of antibacterial silver nanoparticles functionalized bone grafting substitutes. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.37757 Journal - Research Article

Al Naasan, Z., Broadbent, J. M., Duncan, W. J., & Smith, M. B. (2024). "I lost my first tooth here": Syrian former refugees' experiences of oral healthcare in Dunedin, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1591), 41-48. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

Abdelmoneim, D., Clark, D. E., Schmidlin, P., Botter, S., Li, K. C., Porter, G. C., Seo, B., & Duncan, W. J. (2024). In vivo healing of low temperature deproteinized bovine bone xenograft in a rabbit cranial model. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.37693 Journal - Research Article

Safii, S. H., Medlicott, N. J., Milne, T. J., & Duncan, W. J. (2023). Manuka honey as an adjunct to nonsurgical periodontal treatment: A pilot study. Annals of Dentistry, 30, 29-41. doi: 10.22452/adum.vol30no5 Journal - Research Article

Jansen van Vuuren, L., Jansen van Vuuren, W. A., Broadbent, J. M., Duncan, W. J., & Waddell, J. N. (2023). Measurement of tooth displacement. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 146, 106059. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2023.106059 Journal - Research Article

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