B.D.S., M.S.c., Ph.D.
Dr. Shrestha’s laboratory focuses on cutting-edge research to explore novel treatment strategies to improve the healing and treatment outcome in chronic oral infections. The lab has ongoing projects that involve immune cells -- specifically antigen presenting cells -- to understand the relation between chronic oral infections and immune dysbiosis in metabolic syndrome. Dr. Shrestha along with Professor Anil Kishen has commercialized an oral healthcare product Uno GelTM (produced in Ontario) through Oral Antibacterials Inc.
2019 Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award, American Association of Endodontists Foundation 2018
2019 Colgate Award for Research Excellence
2015 American Association of Endodontists/DENTSPLY Best Paper Award (Oral presentation)- American Association of Endodontists Annual Session
2011 American Association of Endodontists/DENTSPLY Best Paper Award (Oral presentation)- American Association of Endodontists Annual Session
D. Li, *Y. Li, A. Shrestha, S. Wang, Q. Wu, L. Li, C. Guan, C. Wang, T. Fu, W. Liu, Y. Huang, P. Ji, T. Chen. Effects of Programmed Local Delivery from a Hierarchically Graded Titanium Implant on Infection Clearance and Osteogenic Induction in an Infected Bone Defect. Advanced Healthcare Materials 2019 Jun;8(11):e1900002.
T. Ramirez, A. Shrestha, A. Kishen. Inflammatory potential of monospecies biofilm matrix components. International Endodontic Journal 2019;52(7):1020-1027.
A. Shrestha, S. Friedman, C.T. Torneck, A. Kishen. Bioactivity of Photoactivated Functionalized Nanoparticles Assessed in Lipopolysaccharide-contaminated Root Canals In Vivo. Journal of Endodontics 2018; 44(1):104-110.
A. Shrestha, M. R. Hamblin, A. Kishen. Photoactivated rose bengal functionalized chitosan nanoparticles produce antibacterial/biofilm activity and stabilize dentin-collagen. Nanomedicine 2014;10(3):491-501. (Feature article of the issue).