Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy (aPDT)


Research and studies on antimicrobial photodynamic therapy stretch back over more than 15 years, with recognised authors publishing works on this subject. We have collected some of the fundamental publications together for you.

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You may also take this opportunity to view abstracts of the aforementioned publications straightaway as follows. 

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Rehabilitation of a failing central incisor

Dr. R. Singh, Nepal

EDI Journal 02/2022


Novel Use of PRF and PDT in the Management of Trauma Induced Root Resorption and Infrabony Defect

Prof. Dr. A.K.Lamba

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 05/2015


Treatment of patients with chronic periodontal disease

PD Dr. J. Neugebauer

EDI BDIZ 08/2014


Adjunctive role of photodynamic therapy in the nonsurgical endodontic retreatment of a molar with grade II furcation involvement

Prof. Dr. A.K.Lamba

Journal of the International Clinical Dental Research Organization, 06/2014


Treating impaired wound healing in retromolar bone grafts

Dr. J. Neugebauer, Dr. F. Kistler, Dr. S. Kistler, Dr. F. Vizethum, Dr. D. Rothamel, Dr. M. Scheer, Prof. J. Zöller

EDI Journal, 09/2012


The impact of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in an artificial biofilm model

Dr. M. Schneider, Dr. G. Kirfel, Dr. M. Berthold, Prof. Dr. M. Frentzen, PD Dr. F. Krause, PD Dr. A. Braun

Lasers in Medical Science, 10/2011


Photodynamic therapy in aggressive periodontitis

Prof. Dr. T. Auschill, Prof. Dr. N. Arweiler, Dr. M. Pietruska, Dr. J. Pietruska, Dr. M. Blaes, Prof. Dr. A. Sculean

IADR General Session, San Diego, März 2011


The impact of laser irradiation during aPDT in an artificial biofilm model

Dr. M. Schneider, PD Dr. A. Braun

SPIE BiOS: Lasers in Dentistry XVII. January 22nd - 27th, San Francisco, USA (2011)


The effect of a single episode of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in the treatment of experimental periodontitis. Microbiological profile and cytokine pattern in the dog mandible 

Dr. R. Oliveira, Prof. Dr. A. Novaes, Dr. G. Garlet, Dr. R. de Souza, Dr. M. Taba, Dr. S. Sato, Dr. S. de Souza, Dr. D. Palioto, Prof. Dr. M. Grisi, Dr. M. Feres

Lasers in Medical Science; 2011


Full mouth antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in fusobacterium nucleatum - infected periodontitis patients 

PD Dr. Dr. B. Sigusch, Dr. M. Engelbrecht, A. Völpel, A. Holletschke, Dr. W. Pfister, Dr. J. Schütze

Journal of Periodontology, 2010


Zastosowanie terapii fotodynamicznej aPDT w stomatologii


Waclaw Steczko DDS

Sztuka Implantologii 2/2010


Photodynamic therapy in periodontal therapy: Microbiological observations
from a private practice

Prof. Dr. G. Romanos, Dr. B. Brink

General Dentistry, March/April 2010


Effect of aPDT on Osteoblast Adherence and Growth in Vitro

Dr. Dr. M. Scheer, PD Dr. J. Neugebauer, PD Dr. Dr. D. Rothamel, T. Fienitz, Dr. L. Ritter, Prof. Dr. Dr. J. Zöller

Academy of Osseointegration, Orlando, Florida, USA, 03/2010


Review of Photodynamic Therapy of Periodontal Diseases

Dr. Hayder Al-Waeli, Jordan University of Science & Technology

AEEDC DUBAI 2010, 09 - 11 März


The impact of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy on Streptococcus mutans in an artificial biofilm model

Dr. M. Schneider, PD Dr. A. Braun

SPIE BiOS: Lasers in Dentistry XVI, 01/2010




*Odontoiatra, Libero Professionista, Roma
**Odontoiatra, Libero Professionista, Heidelberg, Germania


One-year outcomes of repeated adjunctive photodynamic therapy during periodontal maintenance: a proof-of-principle randomized controlled clinical trial

Martina Lulic, Isabelle Leiggener Görög, Giovanni E. Salvi, Christoph A. Ramseier, Nikolaos Mattheos, Niklaus P. Lang

Prince Philip Dental Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; School of Medicine and Oral Health, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld, Australia

J Clin Periodontol 2009

The comparison of photodynamic and antibiotic therapy in patients with aggressive periodontitis: Preliminary results

Prof. Dr. Milan Petelin, Dr. Boris Gaspirc, Dr. Eva Scaleric

University Medical Centre, Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

ISOLA Congress 09/2009, Vienna

Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in the non-surgical treatment of aggressive periodontitis: clinical, biomechanical and microbiological results

Prof. Dr. A. Novaes, Dr. R. Oliveira, Dr. H. Schwartz-Filho, Dr. M. Feres

EUROPERIO 6, 05/2009


Phenothiazine Chloride and Soft Laser Light have a Biostimulatory Effect on Human Osteoblastic Cells

Elisabeth Stein, Jadranka Koehn, Walter Sutter, Constanze Schmidl, Vesna Lezaic, Gabriele Wendtlandt, Franz Watzinger, Dritan Turhani

Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Volume 27, Number 1, 2009

Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy in the Non-Surgical Treatment of Aggressive Periodontitis: Cytokine Profile in Gingival Crevicular Fluid, Preliminary Results

Rafael Ramos de Olivera, Humberto Oswaldo Schwartz-Filho, Arthur Belém Novaes Jr., Gustavo Pompermaier Gralet, Raphael Freitas de Souza, Mário Taba Jr., Sérgio Luis Scombatti de Souza, Francisco Jeter Ribeiro

Journal of Periodontology 2009

Photodynamic therapy as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment: a randomized controlled clinical trial

N. Christodoulides, D. Nikolidakis, P. Chrondros, J. Becker, F. Schwarz, R. Rössler, A. Sculean

Journal of Periodontology 2008

Photodynamic therapy as adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment in patients on periodontal maintenance: a randomized controlled clinical trial

P. Chrondros, D. Nikolidakis, N. Christodoulides, R. Rössler, N. Gutknecht, A. Sculean

Lasers Med Sci 2008

Clinical and Microbiological Study of Laser-assisted Periodontal Therapy

Birgit Brink, Georgios E. Romanos

IADR, September 26-29. 2007, Thessaloniki, Greece

Initial Therapy of Peri-implantitis by Anti-microbial Photodynamic Therapy

P. Scherer, J. Neugebauer, V.E. Karapetian, J. E. Zöller

ADI, 3-5 May 2007, Birmingham, UK

Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy in the Non-Surgical Treatment of Aggressive Periodontitis: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Clinical Study

Rafael R. de Oliveira, Humberto O. Schwartz-Filho, Arthur B. Novaes Jr., Mário Taba Jr.

Journal of Periodontology, Juni 2007

Biostimulation of bone marrow cells with a diode soft laser

Dortbudak O, Haas R, Mallath-Pokorny G.

Clin Oral Implants Res. 2000 Dec; 11(6): 540-5. Department of Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Effect of low-power laser irradiation on bony implant sites

Dortbudak O, Haas R, Mailath-Pokorny G.

Clin Oral Implants Res. 2002 Jun; 13(3): 288-92. Department of Oral Surgery, Dental School, University of Vienna, Austria.

Lethal photosensitization for decontamination of implant surfaces in the treatment of peri-implantitis

Dortbudak O, Haas R, Bernhart T, Mailath-Pokorny G.

Clin Oral Implants Res. 2001 Apr; 12(2): 104-8. Department of Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry of the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.