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
E-mail: asgeir.sigurdsson@nyu.edu


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

Honors / Credentials

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists
  • Past President of the International Association of Dental Traumatology
  • President of the American Board of Endodontics

Research Interests / Professional Overview

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

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Search PubMed for articles.

Sigurdsson A, Garland RW, Le KT, Rassoulian SA. Healing of Periapical Lesions after Endodontic Treatment with the GentleWave Procedure: A Prospective Multicenter Clinical Study. J Endod 2018;44:510-7.

Marcano-Caldera M, Mejía-Cardona JL, Sanchez JHP, de la Espriella CM, Morales EC, Varón GS, Díaz MG, Mesa NF, Villegas PE, Reyes PB, Sanchez PR, Fernández PM, Gómez-Scarpetta RÁ, Alfaro VB, Aguirre OLC, Soto OPL, Sigurdsson A. Knowledge about dental trauma emergency management of school teachers in Colombia: A baseline to develop an intervention strategy. Dent Traumatol 2018;34:164-74.

Kim SG, Malek M, Sigurdsson A, Lin LM, Kahler B. Regenerative Endodontics: A review. Int Endod J 2018;5:1367-88.

Sigurdsson A, Garland RW, Le KT, Woo SM. 12-month Healing Rates after Endodontic Therapy Using the Novel GentleWave System: A Prospective Multicenter Clinical Study. J Endod 2016;42:1040-4.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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.

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