Academic Staff

Matinlinna, Jukka Pekka

Professor Matinlinna, Jukka Pekka

BSc, CSc, MSc, PhD(Turku), MFDSApollonia, FRSC, FADM, MIADR

Title: Professor in Dental Materials Science
Discipline area: Applied Oral Sciences
Tel: 2859 0380
Research profiles: HKU Scholars Hub Scopus Researcher ID ORCID

Areas of Research Expertise

  1. Adhesion promotion in dentistry
  2. Ceramic materials, in particular zirconia, in dentistry and dental technology
  3. Titanium in dentistry and dental technology
  4. Silane chemistry applications in biomaterials research
  5. E-glass fibre-reinforced composites as novel biomaterials
  6. Finite element analysis
  7. Saliva chemistry

Faculty Research Group

Selected Latest Publications


  1. Wong ACH, Tian T, Tsoi KH, Burrow MF & Matinlinna JP. Aspects of adhesion tests on resin–glass ceramic bonding. Dental Materials 2017;33:1045-1055. doi:10.1016/
  2. SAVOLDI F, Tsoi KH, Paganelli C & Matinlinna JP. Biomechanical behaviour of craniofacial sutures during distraction: An evaluation all over the entire craniofacial skeleton. Dental Materials 2017;33:e290-e300. doi:10.1016/
  3. SAVOLDI F, Tsoi KH, Paganelli C & Matinlinna JP. The biomechanical properties of human craniofacial sutures and relevant variables in sutural distraction osteogenesis: a critical review. Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews 2017;. doi:10.1089/ten.TEB.2017.0116
  4. Zhao D, Tsoi KH, Wong HM, Chu CH & Matinlinna JP. Paediatric Over-the-Counter (OTC) Oral Liquids Can Soften and Erode Enamel. Dentistry Journal 2017;5:17. doi:10.3390/dj5020017
  5. SAVOLDI F, Visconti L, Dalessandri D, Bonetti S, Tsoi KH, Matinlinna JP & Paganelli C. In vitro evaluation of the influence of velocity on sliding resistance of stainless steel arch wires in a self-ligating orthodontic bracket. Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research 2017;20:119-125. doi:10.1111/ocr.12156
  6. Tsai MM, QIAO W, Tsoi KH, Della Bona A & Matinlinna JP. Effect of cigarette smoking on the bond strength between resin cement and dental CAD/CAM ceramics. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 2017;:1-12. doi:10.1080/01694243.2017.1299973
  7. SAVOLDI F, Tsoi KH, Paganelli C & Matinlinna JP. Evaluation of rapid maxillary expansion through acoustic emission technique and relative soft tissue attenuation. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 2017;65:513-521. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.09.016
  8. Zhou CE, Kan CW, Matinlinna JP & Tsoi KH. Regenerable Antibacterial Cotton Fabric by Plasma Treatment with Dimethylhydantoin: Antibacterial Activity against S. aureus. Coatings 2017;7:11. doi:10.3390/coatings7010011
  9. Matinlinna JP, Khan AA, Al-Kheraif AA, Syed J & Divakar DD. Enhanced resin titanium adhesion with silane primers using tribochemical silica-coating. Dental Materials Journal 2017;36 (1):111-116. doi:10.4012/dmj.2016-142
  10. Aivazi M, Fathi MH, Nejatidanesh F, Mortazavi V, HashemiBeni B, Matinlinna JP & Savabi O. The evaluation of prepared microgroove pattern by femtosecond laser on alumina-zirconia nano-composite for endosseous dental implant application. Lasers in Medical Science 2016;31:1837-1843. doi:10.1007/s10103-016-2059-8

Books and Chapters

  1. Matinlinna JP, Tsoi KH & Tian T. Editorship. In Program Booklet. The 4th Trilateral HKU-NDU-SU Dentistry Symposium 2015 "Emerging Topics in Dentistry".2015,pp.32 pages.
  2. Della Bona A & Matinlinna JP. Chapter 15: Bonding to Zirconia. In Handbook of Oral Biomaterials (ed. Matinlinna J.P.).2014,pp.477-516.
  3. Lang NP & Matinlinna JP. Chapter 10: Titanium in Implant Dentistry. In Handbook of Oral Biomaterials (ed. Matinlinna J.P.).2014,pp.339-358.
  4. Najeeb S & Matinlinna JP. Chapter 8: Dental Implants and their Surface Modifications. In Dental Biomaterials - Principles and Applications, 2nd Edition (ed. Khurshid Z. & Sheikh Z.).2014,pp.80-86.
  5. Lung YK & Matinlinna JP. Chapter 11: Surface Pretreatment Methods and Silanization. In Handbook of Oral Biomaterials (ed. Matinlinna J.P.).2014,pp.359-398.
  6. Matinlinna JP. Chapter 12: Dental Silver Amalgam. In Dental Biomaterials - Principles and Applications (ed. Khurshid Z. & Sheikh Z.).2014,pp.145-151.
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  8. Aboushelib MN & Matinlinna JP. Chapter 14: Zirconia in Implant Dentistry. In Handbook of Oral Biomaterials (ed. Matinlinna J.P.).2014,pp.459-476.
  9. Choi AH & Matinlinna JP. Chapter 9: Nanocomposites for Biomedical and Dental Applications. In Hndbook of Functional Nanomaterials. Volume - Properties and Commercialization (ed. by Mahmood Aliofkhazraei).2014,pp.149-172.
  10. Mustafa A & Matinlinna JP. Chapter 3: Materials in Dentistry. In Handbook of Oral Biomaterials (ed. Matinlinna J.P.).2014,pp.81-154.

Research Grants

Principal Investigator :

  1. 2015-2015: Novel modified mesoporous bioactive glass-coated titanium implants in bone regeneration and healing [Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research] (HKD43,000)
  2. 2012-2013: Novel Bioceramic Nanocoatings under 3D FEA Nanoindentation [Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research] (HKD54,100)
  3. 2011-2011: Alternative Novel Method for Silica-coating Dental Zirconia [Small Project Funding] (HKD51,588)
  4. 2011-: Solid Titration Method for Exact Characterization of Ca-salts in Biological Mineralization Processes [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD655,700)
  5. 2009-2011: Novel adhesion promotion concept for zirconia-resin bonding in dentistry [Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research] (HKD120,000)

Co-Investigator :

  1. 2014-: Investigating the impact of Passive Fitness and Misfit in the risk of technical complications with implant supported Fixed Dental Prosthesis [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD484,978) (with Mattheos, Nikos et al)
  2. 2013-: Surface characteristics of UV-treated titanium [Small Project Funding] (HKD68,578) (with LEUNG Katherine C M et al)
  3. 2013-2014: Effect of nano-coating of zirconia on resin zirconia bonding [Small Project Funding] (HKD35,431) (with Lung, Christie Ying Kei et al)
  4. 2010-2013: Arresting biodegradation of dentin bonded interface [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD493,000) (with YIU Cynthia K Y et al)

Honours and Awards

  1. IADR-SEA Division Research Category Award in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology, and Oral Medicine IADR-SEA Division. 2017. SAVOLDI F, Tsoi KH, Paganelli C & Matinlinna JP.
  2. IADR SEA Research Category Award - Dental Materials - Laboratory Research International Association of Dental Research, Southeast Asia Division. 2015. Tsoi KH, Ho BJ, LIU D, Lung YK, Wong HM & Matinlinna JP.
  3. 2nd runner-up of best poster, HKIDEAS, 2015, Hong Kong HKIDEAS, organized by Hong Kong Dental Association. 2015. Dian M, Tsoi KH & Matinlinna JP.
  4. IADR Heraeus Kulzer Travel Award International Association for Dental Research (IADR). 2014. ZHU J, Tsoi KH, Tang ATH, Hagg EUO & Matinlinna JP.
  5. 1st Prize Poster Winner in the Category of Junior Researchers, Poster Conjoint Scientific Sessions The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Dentistry Sichuan University West China College of Stomatology, Chengdu, PR China, 24-25 Nov 2011.Effects of resin matrix composition on flexural properties of e-glass fiber reinforced composites. 2011. ZHANG M, Matinlinna JP, Botelho MG & Sailynoja ES.
  6. Cytotoxicity effect of new primer materials by determing biological effects on human keratinocytes (hacat) cells Bronze Medal of the International Islamic University Malaysia Research, Invention and Innovation 2011 (IRIIE 2011). 2011. Mustafa AA, Mustafa MIA, Solachuddin JI & Matinlinna JP.
  7. Titanium Dental Implant Versus Zirconia Dental Implant: A Three-dimensional Finite Element Study 2nd Hong Kong International Dental Expo and Symposium HKIDEAS, Hong Kong SAR, PR China, 3 - 5 June 2011 (Third Prize, the best from HKSAR). 2011. Choi AHF, Matinlinna JP & Ben-Nissan B.


  1. Editorship (Program Booklet. The 4th Trilateral HKU-NDU-SU Dentistry Symposium 2015 "Emerging Topics in Dentistry") 2015
  2. () 2014
  3. Editorial Board (Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives (RAA)) 2014
  4. Editorial Advisory Board (International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives (IJAA)) 2014
  5. Editorial Board (Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology) 2014
  6. Editorial Board (Silicon) 2014
  7. Editorial Board (Clinical Oral Implants Research) 2014
  8. Editorial Board (Open Dentistry Journal) 2014
  9. Editorial Board (Dental Materials) 2014
  10. Editorial Board (Open Journal of Applied Sciences) 2014

Additional Academic Appointments

  1. Visiting Professor. Universitas Gadjah Mada, Faculty of Dentistry, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2013
  2. Visiting Professor. King Saud University, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia 2013
  3. Visiting Professor. Universitas Gadjah Mada, Faculty of Dentistry, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2012

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