Professor Ove Peters

Professor of Endodontics

School of Dentistry
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 58086


Dr. Ove A. Peters joined the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, in 2020 after faculty positions in Heidelberg, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland, as well as at the University of California, San Francisco. Most recently, he was the founding director of the postgraduate endodontic program at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, a professor with tenure and the Chair of the Department of Endodontics at that school.

Dr. Peters has wide-ranging clinical and research expertise and has published more than 200 manuscripts related to endodontic technology and biology. He has authored two books and contributed to several leading textbooks in dentistry; he also is an associate editor for the International Endodontic Journal as well as the Australian Endodontic Journal, an academic editor for PLOS One and serves on the review panel of multiple other journals. Among others awards, Dr Peters has received the Hans Genet Award of the European Society of Endodontology and more recently the Louis I. Grossman Award of the American Association of Endodontists. He is a Diplomate of the ABE, a member of OKU and a Fellow of the International and American Colleges of Dentistry.

Research Interests

  • Design and Functional Evaluation of Endodontic Instruments
    Using custom-made devices and techniques we are working to understand the effects of root canal preparation. For example, micro computed-tomography has been employed to study canal shapes before and after canal preparation with conventional and novel instruments. Other techniques used in the past include microbial sampling as well as scanning and light microscopy.
  • Clinical Efficacy of Endodontic Instruments
    We are interested in clinical outcomes of root canal treatment and therefore are working to establish which clinical usage parameters will be more likely to drive clinical success. Towards this end, a torque test rig was developed and successfully used in a number of projects. Small devices allow the study of nickel-titanium instruments under controlled conditions simulating clinical practice.
  • Immunomodulatory Regulation of Stem-cell Based Pulpal Repair
    A main line of interest in the last years has been the study of the effect of a class of lipid mediator, i.e. lipoxins, in the reprogramming of a prevailing repair pathways to a functional regeneration. We showed that the lipoxin receptor is constitutively expressed and that the LXA4-ALX/FPR2 axis is functionally active in Stem Cells of the Apical Papilla (SCAP).


  • Member, International Association for Dental Research, International Association for Dental Research
  • American Board of Endodontics, American Board of Endodontics
  • Masters (Coursework) of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, University of Zurich
  • Doctoral Diploma, Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel


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Book Chapter

  • Peters, Ove A. and Peters, Christine I. (2023). Cleaning and shaping. Management of endodontic complications. (pp. 34-47) edited by Mahmoud Torabinejad and Mohammad Sabeti. Batavia, IL United States: Quintessence Publishing.

  • Peters, Ove A. and Arias, Ana (2022). Rotary and reciprocating motions during canal preparation. Endodontic Advances and Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines. (pp. 283-310) edited by Hany M. A. Ahmed and Paul M. H. Dummer. Hoboken, NJ United States: John Wiley and Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119553939.ch13

  • Peters, Ove A. and Arias, Ana (2022). Root canal preparation with TruShape and TruNatomy. Endodontics. (pp. 829-839) Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States: Edra Publishing.

  • Peters,. Ove A., Arias, Ana and Shabahang, Shahrokh (2021). Cleaning and Shaping. Endodontics: Principles and Practice. (pp. 297-326) edited by Torabinejad, Mahmoud, Fouad, Ahraf, F and Shabahang, Shahrokh. London: Elsevier.

  • Peters, Ove A., Peters, Christine I. and Basrani, Bettina (2021). Cleaning and shaping of the root canal system. Cohen's Pathway of the Pulp. (pp. 236-303) edited by Berman, Louis H. and Hargreaves, Kenneth H.. St. Louis, MO United States: Elsevier.

  • Peters, Ove A., Paranjpe, Avina and Gaudin, Alexis (2021). Dentine-pulp complex regeneration: an evidence-based perspective. Regenerative approaches in dentistry. (pp. 35-62) edited by Sepanta Hosseinpour, Laurence J. Walsh and Keyvan Moharamzadeh. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-59809-9_3

  • Peters, Ove A. and Arias, Ana (2018). Access and canal negotiation: the first key procedural steps for successful endodontic treatment. Textbook of Endodontology. (pp. 195-204) edited by Bjørndal, Lars, Kirkevang, Lise-Lotte and Whitworth, John. Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley Blackwell.

  • Mirfendereski, Mana and Peters, Ove (2017). Micro-computed tomography in endodontic research. Endodontic Radiology. (pp. 278-284) edited by Bettina Basrani. Oxford, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119421689

  • Velvart, Peter and Peters, Ove A. (2017). Soft tissue management. Contemporary Surgical Endodontics. (pp. 141-154) edited by Torabinejad, Mahmoud and Rubinstein, Richard. Berlin, Germany: Quintessence Publishing.

  • Peters, Ove A., Peters, Christine I. and Basrani, Bettina (2016). Cleaning and shaping the root canal system. Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp. (pp. 209-279) edited by Kenneth M. Hargreaves, Louis H. Berman and Ilan Rotstein. St. Louis, MO, United States: Elsevier.

  • Peters, Ove A. and Noblett, W. Craig (2015). Cleaning and shaping. Endodontics-Principles and Practice. (pp. 273-300) edited by Torabinejad, Mahmoud, Walton, Richard W. and Fouad, Ashraf F.. St. Louis, MO, United States: Elsevier-Saunders.

  • Peters, Ove A. and Paqué, Frank (2014). Shaping the root canal system to promote effective disinfection. Disinfection of root canal systems: the treatment of apical periodontitis. (pp. 89-108) edited by Nestor Cohenca. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118914014.ch6

  • Peters, Ove A. and Peters, Christine I. (2010). Cleaning and shaping of the root canal system. Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp. (pp. 283-348) edited by Kenneth Hargreaves and Stephen Cohen. Maryland Heights, MO, United States: Mosby. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-323-06489-7.00009-6

  • Peters, Ove A. and Koka, Ravi S. (2008). Preparation of coronal and radicular spaces. Ingle's Endodontics. (pp. 877-991) edited by Ingle, J., Bakland, Leif K. and Baumgartner, J. Craig. Hamilton, ON, Canada: BC Decker.

  • Peters, Ove A. and Peters, Christine I. (2006). Cleaning and shaping. Pathways of the Pulp. (pp. 290-357) edited by Stephen Cohen and Kenneth M. Hargreaves. Maryland Heights, MO, United States: Mosby.

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