Academic Staff

Epasinghe, Don Jeevanie

Dr Epasinghe, Don Jeevanie

BDS (Peradeniya), PhD (HKU)

Title: Post-doctoral Fellow in Biomedical and Tissue Engineering
Discipline area: Applied Oral Sciences
Tel: 2859 0488

Areas of Research Expertise

  1. Biomaterials
  2. Bio-engineered teeth
  3. Non-viral gene delivery

Faculty Research Group

Selected Latest Publications


  1. WU Z, Epasinghe DJ, He J, Li L, Green DW, Lee MJ & Jung HS. Altered tooth morphogenesis after silencing the planar cell polarity core component, Vangl2. Cell and Tissue Research 2016;. doi:10.1007/s00441-016-2489-4
  2. Epasinghe DJ, Yiu CKY & Burrow MF. Effect of flavonoids on remineralization of artificial root caries. Australian Dental Journal 2016;61:196-202. doi:10.1111/adj.12367
  3. Epasinghe DJ, Yiu CKY & Burrow MF. Effect of proanthocyanidin incorporation into dental adhesive on durability of resin dentin bond. International Journal of Adhesion and adhesives 2015;63:145-151. doi:10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2015.09.006
  4. Ekambaram M, Epasinghe DJ, Yiu CKY & Matinlinna JP. Effect of solvents on inhibition of collagen-bound proteases by chlorhexidine. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives 2015;60:83-87. doi:10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2015.03.010
  5. EPASINGHE DJ, Yiu CKY, Burrow MF, Tsoi KH & Tay FRCM. Effect of flavonoids on the mechanical properties of demineralised dentine. Journal of Dentistry 2014;42:1178-1184. doi:10.1016/j.jdent.2014.07.002
  6. Gong SQ, EPASINGHE DJ, Zhang W, Zhou B, Niu LN, Ryou H, Eid A, Frassetto A, Yiu CKY, Arola D, Pashley D & Tay FRCM. Synthesis of antimicrobial silsesquioxane-silica hybrids by hydrolytic co-condensation of alkoxysilanes.. Polymer Chemistry 2013;5:454-462.
  7. Gong SQ, EPASINGHE DJ, Zhou B, Niu LN, Kimmerling KA, Rueggeberg FA, Yiu CKY, Mao J, Pashley DH & Tay FRCM. Effect of water-aging on the antimicrobial activities of an ORMOSIL-containing orthodontic acrylic resin.. Acta Biomaterialia 2013;9:6964-73. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2013.02.031
  8. EPASINGHE DJ, Yiu CKY, Burrow MF, Hiraishi N & Tay FR. The inhibitory effect of proanthocyanidin on soluble and collagen-bound proteases.. Journal of Dentistry 2013;:142-5. doi:10.1016/j.jdent.2013.06.002
  9. Epasinghe DJ, Yiu CKY, Burrow MF, Tay FRCM & King NM. Effect of proanthocyanidin incorporation into dental adhesive resin on resin-dentin bond strength.. Journal of Dentistry 2012;40:173-80. doi:10.1016/j.jdent.2011.11.013

Honours and Awards

  1. IADR Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Award "Synergistic effect of proanthocyanidin and CPP-ACFP on Root Caries remineralization" 91st General Session & Exhibition (IADR/AADR/CADR). 2013. EPASINGHE DJ, Yiu CKY & Burrow MF.
  2. Best Paper Award in Dental Materials – Laboratory Research 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research, South East Asia, Singapore. 2011. Epasinghe DJ, Yiu CKY, King NM, Tay FRCM & Burrow MF.

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