Josette Camilleri BChD, MPhil, PhD, FICD, FADM, FIMMM, FHEA
Josette Camilleri obtained her Bachelor in Dental Surgery and Master of Philosophy in Dental Surgery from the University of Malta. She completed her doctoral degree, supervised by the late Professor Tom Pitt Ford, at Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London. She has worked at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta and at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Surgery, University of Malta, Malta. She is currently a Reader and Honorary Specialty Dentist at the School of Dentistry, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and visiting professor at KU Leuven, Leuven Belgium and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Her research interests include endodontic materials such as root-end filling materials and root canal sealers, with particular interest in mineral trioxide aggregate; Portland cement hydration and other cementitious materials used as biomaterials and also in the construction industry.
Josette has published over 130 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and her work is cited over 7500 times. Three of her publications on the chemistry of mineral trioxide aggregate have been placed in the top 50 most cited papers in International Endodontic Journal. In 2018, she has been awarded the Louis Grossman prize by the French Endodontic Society and is the first female recipient of this prestigious award.
She is the Chief Specialty Editor for Dental Materials in Frontiers in Dental Medicine and a senior editorial board member of Scientific Reports (Nature). She is also an associate Editor for Ceramics and a reviewer and a member of the scientific panels of a number of international journals. Josette is also an international lecturer. She serves on the board of the British Society of Oral and Dental Research as a committee member and honorary assistant secretary, a council member of the British Endodontic Society and is also a member at large for the Dental Materials Group of the International Association of Oral and Dental Research. She is the Editor of Mineral trioxide aggregate. From preparation to application published by Springer in 2014. She is a contributing author to the 7th edition of Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice (Editor: BS Chong) and Glass ionomer cements in Dentistry (Editor: SK Sidhu).