Ghaeth H. Yassen, B.D.S., M.S.D., PhD

 Ghaeth H. Yassen, B.D.S., M.S.D., PhD
Ghaeth H. Yassen, B.D.S., M.S.D., PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical and Applied Sciences
School of Dentistry

Contact Info

Phone  (317) 274-8408
Fax       (317) 278-7462

Office Address

Indiana University School of Dentistry
1121 W. Michigan Street, DS 118
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202


B.D.S., Mosul University, Mosul, Iraq
M.S.D. (Pediatric Dentistry), Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq
Ph.D., Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana

Research Interests

  • Regenerative endodontics.
  • Endodontic materials.
  • Root canal disinfection.
  • Interaction of pulp stem cells with dentin.
  • Physicochemical properties of radicular dentin.


Yassena GH, Huanga R, Al-Zaina A, Yoshidaa T, Gregory RL, Platt JA. Evaluation of selected properties of a new root repair cement containing surface pre-reacted glass ionomer fillers. Clinical Oral Investigations (In Press).

Tagelsir A,Yassen GH, Gomez GF, Gregory RL. Effect of antimicrobials used in regenerative endodontic procedures on three-week old Enterococcus faecalis biofilm. Journal of Endodontics. 2016;42(2):258-262.  

Algarni A, Yassen GH, Gregory RL. Biofilm inhibition effect of suggested gels loaded with low concentration of antibiotics against Enterococcus faecalis and Porphyromonas gingivalis. Journal of Oral Science. 2015, 57(3):213-218. 

Kim K, Yassen GH, Ehrlich Y, Spolnik K, Platt JA, Jack Windsor L. The effects of radicular dentine treated with double antibiotic paste and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid on the attachment and proliferation of dental pulp stem cells. Dental Traumatology. 2015;31(5):374-379.    

Yassen GH, Alaa HA, Eckert GJ, Platt JA. Effect of different endodontic regeneration protocols on wettability, roughness and chemical composition of surface dentin. Journal of Endodontics. 2015; 41(6):956–960.   

Sabrah A, Yassen GH,  Spolnik KJ, Hara TA,  Platt JA, Gregory LR. Evaluation of residual antibacterial effect of human radicular dentin treated with Triple and Double Antibiotic Pastes. Journal of Endodontics. 2015; 41(7):1081-1084.   

Sabrah AH, Yassen GH, Liu WC, Goebel WS, Gregory  RL, Platt JA.The Effect of Diluted Antibiotic Medicaments on Dental Pulp Stem Cells and Established Bacterial Biofilm. Clinical Oral Investigations. 2015; 9(8):2059–2066.   

Nerness A, Ehrlich Y, Spolnik K, Platt JA, Yassen GH. Effect of Triple Antibiotic Paste with or without Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid on Surface Loss and Surface Roughness of Radicular Dentine. Odontology.  2015 (In Press).

Yassen GH, Eckert G,  Platt J. Effect of intracanal medicaments used in endodontic regeneration procedures on microhardness and chemical structure of dentin. Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics. 2015;40(2):104-112.    

Prather B, Ehrlich Y, Spolnik K, Platt J, Yassen GH. Effects of two combinations of triple antibiotic paste used in endodontic regeneration on root microhardness and chemical structure of radicular dentine. Journal of Oral Science. 2014;56(4):245-251.  

Yassen GH, Al-Angari1 SS, Platt JA. The use of traditional and novel techniques to determine the hardness and indentation properties of immature radicular dentin treated with antibiotic medicaments followed by ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid. European Journal of Dentistry. 2014;8(4):521-7.   

Labban N, Yassen GH, Windsor LJ, Platt JA. The direct cytotoxic effects of medicaments used in endodontic regeneration on human dental pulp cells. Dental Traumatology. 2014;30(6):429-434.  

Yassen GH, Chu TG, Gallant MA, Allen MR,Vail MM, Murray PE, Platt JA. A novel approach to evaluate the effect of medicaments used in endodontic regeneration on root canal surface indentation. Clinical Oral Investigations. 2014;18(6):1569-75.   

Bottino M, Kamocki K, Yassen GH,  Platt JA, Vail M, Ehrlich Y, Spolnik KJ, Gregory RL. Novel bioactive nanofibrous scaffolds for regenerative endodontics. Journal of Dental Research. 2013;92(11):963-9. 

Sabrah A, Yassen GH, Gregory RL.  Effectiveness of endodontic regeneration medicaments against biofilm formation of Enterococcus faecalis and Porphyromonas gingivalis. Journal of Endodontics. 2013;39(11):1385-9. 

Yassen GH. The orthograde application of mineral trioxide aggregate apical plug may be an effective treatment approach in teeth with open apices. Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. 2013;13(3):104-6.   

Bottino MC, Yassen GH, Platt JA, Labban N, Jack Windsor L, Spolnik KJ, Bressiani HA. A novel three-dimensional scaffold for regenerative endodontics: materials and biological characterizations. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicin 2015, 9(11):E116-23 

Yassen GH, Chin J, Younus MS, Eckert G. Knowledge and attitude of dental trauma among mothers in Iraq. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry. 2013; 14(4):259-265.   

Yassen GH, Vail MM, Chu TG, Platt JA. The effect of medicaments used in endodontic regeneration on root fracture and microhardness of radicular dentin. International Endodontic Journal. 2013; 46(7):688-95.   

Yassen GH, Chin JR, Al-Rawi B, Mohammedsharif A, Alsoufy SS, Hassan L, Salim LH, and Eckert G. Traumatic Injuries of permanent teeth among 6-12 year-old Iraqi children: A 4 year retrospective study. Journal of Dentistry for Children (Chic). 2013; 80(1):3-8.   

Yassen GH, Chu TG, Eckert G, Platt JA. The effect of endodontic regeneration medicaments on chemical structure of human immature radicular dentin: an in vitro study. Journal of Endodontics. 2013; 39(2):269-273.   

Yassen GH, Platt JA. The effect of non-setting calcium hydroxide on root fracture and mechanical properties of radicular dentin: A systematic review of literature. International Endodontic Journal. 2013; 46(2):112-118.   

Yassen GH, Chin J, Mohammedsharif AG, Alsoufy SS, Othman SS, Eckert G. The effect of frequency of calcium hydroxide dressing change and various pre- and inter-operative factors on the endodontic treatment of traumatized immature permanent incisors. Dental Traumatology. 2012; 28(4):296-301.   

Yassen GH, Lippert F, Eckert G, Eder J, Ferreira Zandoná A. The effect of strontium and combinations of strontium and fluoride on the remineralization of artificial caries lesions in vitro. Quintessence International. 2012; 43(7):e95-103. 

Yassen GH, Platt JA, Hara AT. Bovine teeth as substitute for human teeth in dental research: a review of literature. Journal of Oral Science. 2011; 53(3):273-82.   

Yassen GH. Evaluation of mandibular infiltration versus mandibular block anaesthesia in treating primary canines in children. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 2010; 20(1):43-9.   

Yassen GH. One-year survival of occlusal ART restorations in primary molars placed with and without cavity conditioner. Journal of Dentistry for Children (Chic). 2009; 76(2):136-41.

Jones JE, Spolnik KJ, Yassen GH: Management of trauma to the teeth and supporting structures. McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent, 10th edited by Dean JA, 10/2015: Chapter 27: pages 563-602; Elsevier., ISBN: 978-0-323-28745-6.