Professor, Faculty of Dentistry
Dr. Cvitkovitch’s research explores infectious diseases of the mouth: he tests the effects of new and old dental restorative materials, and unravels cell-to-cell signaling processes within oral diseases. His research is integrated with the University of Toronto Tissue Engineering Group, focusing on the development of novel biomaterials resistant to bacterial infection.
Associate Dean, Clinical Informatics, University of Alberta, 2007-2013
Recipient of Canada Research Chair 2001-2011.
Canada Research Chair in Biofilm Physiology and Genetics, 2000-2010
Chief Scientific Officer, Innovation Team, Apollonia Health
S. Kermanshahi, J.P. Santerre, D.G. Cvitkovitch , Y. Finer. 2010. Biodegradation of Resin-Dentin Interfaces Increases Bacterial Microleakage. J Dent Res, E pub 2010/05/28
K. Krastel, D.B. Senadheera, R. Mair, J.S. Downey, S. Goodman, D.G. Cvitkovitch, 2010. Characterization of a glutamate transporter operon, glnQHMP, in Streptococcus mutans and its role in acid tolerance. J Bacteriol. 192(4): p. 984-93
Lin, A.E., K. Krastel, R. I. Hobb, S.A. Thompson, D.G. Cvitkovitch, E.C. Gaynor. 2009. Atypical roles for Campylobacter jejuni AA-ABC transporter components PaqP and PaqQ in bacterial stress tolerance and pathogen-host cell dynamics, Infect. Immun. 77(11):4912-24. Epub 2009 Aug 24.