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We are presently involved in research including: 

  • CAD-CAM milling, Scanning accuracies, and Ceramics 
  • Finite Element Analysis regarding the behaviour of dental implants, superstructures, and materials  
  • Optimal cementation techniques, adhesives, and marginal fit 
  • The effectiveness of magnification in prosthodontics 
  • Outcome measures in fixed and removable prosthodontics 
  • Cone Beam accuracy 
  • Cross infection in prosthodontics 
  • Studies on the MB2 canal in first molar teeth using CBCT 
  • Assessing the quality of Endodontic treated by undergraduate students at Wits 
  • Root canal transportation using different systems 
  • Comparing obturation in teeth with different systems and geometry 
  • Photobiomodulation and stem cell therapy for TMJ disorders 
  •  Investigating the effect of contamination on bond strengths of composite to dentine 


  • Mothopi-Peri M Howes D, Owen CP (2019) Prosthodontic Rehabilitation in an Elderly Patient with a Hemi-maxillectomy Defect. South African Dental Journal, (74)8:445-447 
  • Thokoane MG, Owen CP. The dimensional distortion of acrylic resin denture bases subjected to dual cure methods, SADJ August 2019, Vol. 74 No. 7 p369 - p371  
  • Tetarwal A, Yengopal V, Munshi I E Oral health status among Nyaope users at drug rehabilitation clinics in Johannesburg February 2019 The Journal of the Dental Association of South Africa, 74(1) 
  • Hassan, AOA, Munshi, IE and Tootla, S Comparison of the effect of fixed and variable taper on the volume of obturation material. S. Afr. dent. j., Feb 2019, vol.74, no.1, p.8-12. ISSN 0011-8516 
  • Ahmed AA, Owen CP. A base-line study of the wear of burs used for chairside milling of ceramic crowns of different hardness - Effect on internal fit and surface roughness. SADJ November 2020;75(10):531-540 
  • Karic V., Chandran R. and Abrahamse, H. (2020). Photobiomodulation And Stem Cell Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Disc Disorders. Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. Volume 38, (7), Pp. 398–408, DOI: 10.1089/photob.2019.47902020. 
  • Karic V., Chandran R. and Abrahamse, H. (2020). Laser induced differentiation of human adipose derived stem cells to temporomandibular joint disc cells. Laser Surgery and Medicine. doi: 10.1002/lsm.23332  
  • Gajoum, A; Patel, E; Munshi, IE,  Tootla, S. A comparison of root canal transportation and centering ability between WaveOne® Gold and Protaper Next® files, using micro-computed tomography. S. Afr. dent. j. [online]. 2021, vol.76, n.1, pp.22-27. ISSN 0375-1562.   
  • Patel, E; Ehbesh, A. A. M.; Munshi, I. E.; Tootla, S. Quality of root canal treatment performed by undergraduate students at the Wits Oral Health Centre. South African Dental Journal, [S. l.], v. 76, n. 5, p. 270–278, 2021.