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Faculty Information

Asgeir Sigurdsson, DDS, MS

Presley Elmer Ellsworth Professor and Chair
421 First Avenue, Room 712A, New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-998-9674
Fax: 212-443-0611


Certificate, Endodontics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1992
MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1992
DDS, University of Iceland Faculty of Dentistry 1988


  • Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists
  • Director of the ABE


  • Dental Trauma, treatment options and prevention.
  • Pain, pain perception and modulation, acute and chronic pain.
  • Endodontics; diagnosis, treatment and outcome.


Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Search PubMed for articles.

Sigurdsson A, Maixner W. Effects of experimental noxious stimulation on pain perception in patients suffering from acute toothache. Pain 1994;57:265-75.

Hollins M, Sigurdsson A. Vibrotactile amplitude and frequency discrimination in temporomandibular disorders. Pain 1998;75:59-67.

Hancock HH, Sigurdsson A, Trope M, Moiseiwitsch J. Bacteria isolated after unsuccessful endodontic treatment in a North American population. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Patholo 2001;91:579-86.

LaBella C, Smith BW, Sigurdsson A. Effect of Mouthguards on Dental Injuries and Concussions in College Basketball. Med Sci Sport Exerc. 2002:34:41-44.

Chaisin-Chattipakorn S, Sigurdsson A, Light AR, Narhi M, Maixner W. Trigeminal c-Fos expression and behavioral responses to pulpal inflammation in ferrets. Pain 2002;99:61-9.

Booher MA, Wisniewski J, Smith BW, Sigurdsson A. Underreporting of Concussions in Division I Collegiate Football. Clin J Sport Med 2003;13:93-95.

Sigurdsson A. Pulpal Diagnosis. Endodontic Topics 2003;5:12-25.

Wisniewski JF, Guskiewicz K, Trope M, Sigurdsson A. Incidence of cerebral concussions associated with type of mouthguard used in college football. Dent Traumatol. 2004;20:143-9.

Diatchenko L, Slade GD, Nackley AG, Bhalang K, Sigurdsson A, Belfer I, Goldman D, Xu K, Shabalina SA, Shagin D, Max MB, Makarov SS, Maixner W. Genetic basis for individual variations in pain perception and the development of a chronic pain condition. Hum Mol Genet. 2005;14:135-43.

McGurkin-Smith R, Trope M, Caplan D, Sigurdsson A. Reduction of Intracanal Bacteria Using GT Rotary Instrumentation, 5.25% NaOCl, EDTA, and Ca(OH)2. J Endod 2005;31:359-363.

Sigurdsson A. Decoronation as an approach to treat ankylosis in growing children. Pediatr Dent 2009;31:123-8.

Sigurdsson A. Evidence-Based Review of Prevention of Dental Injuries. J Endod 2013;39:S88-93. (also published in Pediatr Dent 2013;35:184-90).

Saoud TM, Sigurdsson A, Rosenberg PA, Lin LM, Ricuci D. Treatment of a Large Cystlike Inflammatory Periapical Lesion Associated with Mature Necrotic Teeth Using Regenerative Endodontic Therapy. J Endod 2014;40:2081-6.

Wohlgemuth P, Cuocolo D, Vandrangi P, Khakpour M, Sigurdsson A. Effectiveness of the GentleWaveTM System in Removing Separated Instruments. J Endod 2015;41:1895-8.