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  • Dr.  Osnat Feuerstein
 
 
Osnat Feuerstein, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Tel: 972-2-6778158
Fax: 972-2-6429683
mobile:972-544527849
 
HIGHER EDUCATION
1984-1988  Hebrew University, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Bachelor’s in Medical Sciences (B.Med.Sc.) 
   Degree completed with distinction
1984-1991  Hebrew University, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
1988-1997 Hebrew University, Dental Sciences and Applied Physics, Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2000-2001 Continuing Education in Industrial Design, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
2006-2011 Hebrew University, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Specialty in Prosthodontics
 
OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIS
1996-2001 R&D Project Leader and Clinical R&D Manager, Novadent Ltd, Jerusalem
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
• The effects of laser and non-coherent light on tissues at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels
• Alternative antibacterial and anti-inflammatory treatment using light therapy
• Selective phototoxic effect on multi-species biofilm
• Mechanisms of light-induced delayed bacterial death phenomenon in biofilm
• Interdisciplinary research in dental materials and novel techniques, gapping between basic science and clinical application

ORIGINAL ARTICLES
1. Feuerstein, O., Lewis, A., Palankar, D. and Deutsch, D. (1992). Effect of the ArF excimer laser on human Enamel. Lasers Surg Med. 12:471-477.
2. Feuerstein, O. and Weiss, EI. (2002). Image-guided navigational implantology. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent. 14:242.
3a. Matalon, S., Feuerstein, O. and Kaffe, I. (2003). Diagnosis of approximal caries: bite-wing radiology versus the Ultrasound Caries Detector. An in vitro study. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 95:626-631.
3b. Matalon, S., Feuerstein, O. and Kaffe, I. (2003). Diagnosis of approximal caries: bite-wing radiology versus the Ultrasound Caries Detector. An in vitro study. Published in 2003 Mosby-Year Book. Ref. (1) DA 257.
4. Feuerstein, O., Persman, N. and Weiss, EI. (2004). Phototoxic effect of visible light on Porphyromonas gingivalis and Fusobacterium nucleatum: an in vitro study. Photochem Photobiol. 80:412-415.
5. Feuerstein, O., Ginsburg, I., Dayan, E., Veler, D. and Weiss, EI. (2005). Mechanism of visible light phototoxicity on Porphyromonas gingivalis and Fusobacterium nucleatum. Photochem Photobiol. 81:1186-1189.
6. Feuerstein, O., Mayer, I., and Deutsch, D. (2005). Physico-chemical changes of human enamel irradiated with ArF excimer laser. Lasers Surg Med. 37:245-251.
7. Sterer, N. and Feuerstein, O. (2005). Effect of visible light on malodor production by mixed oral microflora. J Med Microbiol. 54:1225-1229.
8. Feuerstein, O., Moreinos, D. and Steinberg, D. (2006). Synergistic antibacterial effect between visible light and hydrogen peroxide on Streptococcus mutans. J Antimicrob Chemother. 57:872-876.
9. Feuerstein, O., Houri-Haddad, Y., Lipovetsky, M., Perez-Davidi, M., Weiss, E.I. (2006). Hi-Tech Trends in Future Dentistry. Part A: Computerized Technologies. Refuat Hapeh Vehashinayim. 24(3):71-78,95. 
10. Feuerstein, O., Houri-Haddad, Y., Lipovetsky, M., Perez-Davidi, M., Weiss, E.I. (2006). Hi-Tech Trends in Future Dentistry. Part B: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies. Refuat Hapeh Vehashinayim. 24(4):6-13,72.
11. Matalon, S., Feuerstein, O., Calderon, S., Mittleman, A. and Kaffe, I. (2007). Detection of cavitated carious lesions in approximal tooth surfaces by ultrasonic caries detector. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 103:109-113.
12. Feuerstein, O., Matalon, S., Slutzky, H., Weiss, E.I. (2007). Antibacterial properties of self-etching dental adhesive systems. J Am Dent Assoc. 138(3):349-54.
13. Perez Davidi, M., Beyth, N., Sterer, N., Feuerstein, O., Weiss, E.I. (2007). Effect of liquid-polish coating on in vivo biofilm accumulation on provisional restorations: part 1. Ouintessence Int. 38(7):591-596.
14. Steinberg, D., Moreinos, D., Featherstone, J., Shemesh, M., Feuerstein, O. (2008). Genetic and physiological effects of noncoherent visible light combined with hydrogen peroxide on Streptococcus mutans in biofilm. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 52(7):2626-2631.
15. Feuerstein, O., Zeichner, K., Imbari, C., Ormianer, Z., Samet, N., Weiss, E.I. (2008). Temperature changes in dental implants following exposure to hot substances in an ex vivo model. Clin Oral Implants Res. 19(6):629-633.
16. Davidi, M.P., Beyth, N., Weiss, E.I., Eilat, Y., Feuerstein, O., Sterer, N. (2008). Effect of liquid-polish coating on in vitro biofilm accumulation on provisional restorations: Part 2. Quintessence Int. 39(1):45-49.
17. Ormianer, Z., Feuerstein, O., Assad, R., Samet, N., Weiss, E.I. (2009) In vivo changes in dental implant temperatures during hot beverage intake: a pilot study. Implant Dent. 18(1):38-45.
18. Feuerstein, O., Assad, R., Koren, E., Ginsburg, I., Weiss, E.I., Houri-Haddad, Y.. (2011). Visible light promotes interleukin-10 secretion by sublethal fluences. Photomed Laser Surg. 29(9):627-633.
19. Smidt, A., Feuerstein, O., Topel, M.. (2011). Mechanical, morphologic, and chemical effects of carbamide peroxide bleaching agents on human enamel in situ. Quintessence Int. 42(5):407-412.
20. Sol, A., Feuerstein, O., Featherstone, JD., Steinberg, D. (2011). Effect of sub-lethal CO2 laser irradiation on gene expression of Streptococcus mutans immobilized in a biofilm. Caries Res 45(4):361-9.
21. Bar-Hillel, R., Feuerstein, O., Tickotsky, N., Shapira, J., Moskovitz, M. (2012). Effects of CPP-ACP on enamel de- and remineralization in primary teeth: an in vitro study. J Dent Child 79(1):9-14.
22. Feuerstein, O. (2012) Light therapy: complementary antibacterial treatment of oral biofilm. Adv Dent Res 24(2):103-7. Invited article.
23. Chebath-Taub, D., Steinberg, D., Featherstone, JD., Feuerstein O. (2012). Influence of blue light on Streptococcus mutans re-organization in biofilm. J Photochem Photobiol B 5;116:75-8.
24. Sol, A., Steinberg, D., Featherstone, JD., Feuerstein, O. (2013). Changes in gene expression of Streptococcus mutans in planktonic environment following CO2 laser irradiation. Photomed Laser Surg. 31(3):139-45.
25. Cohen, J., Featherstone, JD., Le CQ, Steinberg, D., Feuerstein, O. (2014). Effect of CO2 laser irradiation on tooth enamel coated with biofilm. Lasers Surg Med. 46(3):216-23.
26. Slutzky, H., Feuerstein, O., Namuz, K., Shpack, N., Lewinstein, I., Matalon, M. (2014). The effects of in vitro fluoride mouth rinse on the antibacterial properties of orthodontic cements. Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research.17(4):280.
27. Ginsburg, I. , Koren, E. , Feuerstein, O.  (2015). Is bacteriolysis in vivo a friend or a foe? Relation to sepsis, chronic granulomatous inflammation and to oral disorders: an overview hypothesis. SOJ Microbiol Infect Dis. 3(1):1-8.
 
PATENTS
1. Device and method for the ultrasonic detection of dental caries. United States Patent (US5874677).
2. Device and method for the ultrasonic detection of smooth lesions on tooth crown surfaces. United States Patent (US6162177).
3. Method and means for exerting a phototoxic effect of visible light on microorganisms. United States Patent (US8240312).
 
 
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