New Faculty Members

Dr. Hari Chebrolu, a graduate of the Temple Endodontic Program, joins the department as an Instructor in the Predoctoral Clinic.



Past Presentations

1st International Symposium on Antimicrobial Hydrolytic Enzymes The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, November 17 &18th, 2016

Dr. Roy Stevens presented an oral presentation entitled " The Muramoyl Amidase Endolysin of Enterococcus faecalis Bacteriophage phiEf11" 

2016 International Conference on Fontiers of Dental and Craniofacial Research & SOBCSA Annual Conference, Dalian, China, November 2016 

Dr. Maobin Yang was invited to China to visit Nanchang University School of Stomatology and met with faculty members and postgraduate students.  He visited the clinics and learned about the postgraduate education then gave a lecture on "Regenerative Endodontics:  Current Status and Future Directions".

Dr. Yang was one of the invited speakers at the 2016 International Conference on Frontiers of Dental and Craniofacial Research & SOBCSA Annual Conference in Dalian.  There he presented a highly attended lecture entitled "Research Strategy and Considerations in Regenerative Endodontics".

    Dr.Yang Lecture

Dr. Maobin Yang speaking on "Research Strategy and Considerations in Regenerative Endodontics".


Dr. Yang, seated third from right, with the faculty of Nanchang University School of Stomatology

4th World Congress on Targeting Infectious Diseases, Phage Therapy 2016 Recent Advances & Clinical Strategies June 2-3, 2016 Paris, France


Dr. Roy Stevens presented an oral presentation entitles"The Enterococcus faecalis phage PhiEf11 Amidase Endolysin"



Recent Publications

"Effect of a genetically engineered bacteriophage on Enterococcus faecalis biofilms". JM Tinoco, B Buttaro, H Zhang, N Liss, L Sassone, R Stevens. Archives of oral biology. 71 (2016) 80-86
"Structural Proteins of Enterococcus faecalis bacteriophage φEf11". R Stevens, H Zhang, C Hsiao, S Kachlany, E Tinoco, J DePew, D Fouts Bacteriophage (2016) Vol 6, No. 4 e1251381 (9 pages)
"Interfacial characteristics of Biodentine and MTA with dentine in simulated body fluid". JR Kim, A Nosrat, A Fouad. jdent.2014.11.004 doi:10.1016/j.

"Genetic modifications to temperate Enterococcus faecalis phage fEf11 that abolish the establishment of lysogeny and sensitivity to repressor, and increase host range and productivity of lytic infection".  H Zhang, DE Fouts, J DePew, RH Stevens.  Microbiology, 159(6):1023-1035, 2013.  DOI 10.1099/mic0.067116-0
"Transverse Cervical Nerve:  Implications for dental anesthesia". Lin K, Uzbelger D, Barbe MF.  Clinical Anatomy, In Press
“Nuclear localization of DMP1 proteins in various cell lines”  A Siyam, S Wang, C Qin, G Mues, R Stevens, RN D’Souza, Y Lu.  Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 424: 641-646, 2012.
“Prophage induction in lysogenic Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans cells co-cultured with human gingival fibroblasts, and its effect on leukotoxin release”RH Stevens, C de Moura Martins lobo dos Santos, D Zuanazzi, M Barbosas de Accoiloy Mattos, D Fernandes Ferreira, SC Kachlany, EMB Tinoco. Microbial Pathogen, 54: 54-59. 2013.
Presence of Helicobacter pylori in saliva of children with periodontal disease.  D.G. Silva, M. Falabella, J. Macedo, A. Pinto, R. Stevens, E. Tinoco. J. Dent. Res.  92(Spec Iss A) Abstr 3873, 2013 (
“Ubiquitous nuclear localization of DMP1 in various cell lines”A. Siyam, Y. Lu, S. Wang, C. Qin, G. Mues, R. Stevens, R. D’Souza.  J. Dent. Res., 91(Spec. Iss A): Abstr. ID#157770, Abstr. 668, 2012.
“Antibody response against Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans bacteriophage    fEf11 among Brazilian individual”  R. Stevens, M. Mattos, E. Tinoco, B. Buttaro, B. Utter, D. Fernandes Ferreira.  J. Dent Res., 91(Spec. Iss B): Abstr. ID#162711, Abstr 0214, 2012.
“Antibody (AB) response against multiple serotypes of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa)”  M. Mattos, B. Utter, B. Buttaro, D. Fine, D. Ferreira, E. Tinoco, R. Stevens. J. Dent. Res. 91(Spec. Iss B):  Abstr. ID#164086, Abstr S0293, 2012.


Dr. Roy Stevens received a $3000 Temple University grant in aid to fund a research project entitled "Sequencing the Genome of the Enterococcus faecalis Bacterial Virus FEf11"


2015 Research Day at Kornberg School of Dentistry:

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    Second Place Faculty winner: Dr.Maobin Yang, Associate Professor in Endodontology, with Dean Amid Ismail


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    First Place Postdoctoral winner: Dr.Hao Tran, with Dr. Roy Stevens, Associate Dean of Research(left) and Dean Amid Ismail(right)


    Second Place Postdoctoral winner: Dr.Nadia Liss, with Dr. Roy Stevens, Associate Dean of Research(left) and Dean Amid Ismail(right)

More News

May, 2017 Graduation Day, Class of 2017. Congratulations!

Top row, from left to right: Drs. Cemil Yesilsoy (Chairman), Hari Chebrolu, John Esposito, Maobin Yang (Program Director), , Jong Ryul Kim, Roni Nissan, Roy Stevens 

Front row, from left to right: Drs.  Salar Sanjari, Michelle Jordàn, Xiomara Rivera, Salome Masrani, AaronSalimnia