Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry
Dr. Shrestha is an expert in biophotonics and nanomaterials. Using antibacterial nanoparticle technology, Dr. Shrestha is developing novel solutions to tooth infections and tooth sensitivity. Shrestha has commercialized some of this technology through Oral Antibacterials Inc., a start-up company founded with UofT Dentistry Professor Anil Kishen.
Photoactivated rose bengal functionalized chitosan nanoparticles produce antibacterial/biofilm activity and stabilize dentin-collagen. Shrestha A, Hamblin MR, Kishen A. Nanomedicine. 2014 Apr;10(3):491-501.
Antibacterial Nanoparticles in Endodontics: A Review. Shrestha A, Kishen A. J Endod. 2016 Oct;42(10):1417-26.
Photoactivated polycationic bioactive chitosan nanoparticles inactivate bacterial endotoxins. Shrestha A, Cordova M, Kishen A. J Endod. 2015 May;41(5):686-91.