Nils Magnusson, D.D.S., Odont.Dr.

Nils Magnusson

Oral Biology
Emeritus Professor


  • Odont. Dr. (Ph.D.): University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1976
  • D.D.S.: University of Lund, Malmö, Sweden, 1970
  • Certificate, Periodontology: University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1982

Main Interests

Etiology, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases. Regeneration of periodontal tissues. Human clinical trials of progression, prevention and treatment of gingivitis, periodontal diseases and caries. Clinical Trials.

Recent Publications

  • Gerlach, R.W., Sagel, P.A., Barker, M.L., Karpinia, K.A., & Magnusson, I. (2004). Placebo-controlled clinical trial evaluating a 10% hydrogen peroxide whitening strip. J Clin Dent., 15(4), 118-22.
  • Magnusson, I. , Jeffcoat, M.K., Donaldson, D., Otterbom, I.L., & Henriksson, J. (2004). Quantification and analysis of pain in nonsurgical scaling and/or root planing. J Am Dent Assoc, 135(12), 1747-54.
  • Bimstein, E., Small, P.A. Jr, & Magnusson, I. (2004). Leukocyte esterase and protein levels in saliva, as indicators of gingival and periodontal diseases in children. Pediatr Dent., 26(4), 310-5.
  • Karpinia, K., Magnusson, I. , Barker, M.L., & Gerlach, R.W. (2003). Clinical comparison of two self-directed bleaching systems. J Prosthodont, 12(4), 242-8.
  • Karpinia, K.A., Magnusson, I. , Barker, M.L., & Gerlach, R.W. (2003). Placebo-controlled clinical trial of a 19% sodium percarbonate whitening film: initial and sustained whitening. Am J Dent., 16 Spec No, 12B-16B.
  • Karpinia, K., Magnusson, I. , Gibbs, C., & Yang, M.C. (2004). Accuracy of probing attachment levels using a CEJ probe versus traditional probes. J Clin Periodontol., 31(3), 173-6.
  • Magnusson, I. , Geurs , N.C. , Harris, P.A., Hefti, A.F., Mariotti, A.J., Mauriello, S.M., Soler, L., & Offenbacher, S. (2003). Intrapocket anesthesia for scaling and root planing in pain-sensitive patients. J Periodontol., 74(5), 597-602.
  • Karpinia, K., Magnusson, I. , Biesbrock, A.R., Walters, P.A., & Bartizek, R.D. The effectiveness of two different battery-powered toothbrushes on whitening through removal of stain. J Clin Dent., 13(5), 215-8.
  • Karpinia, K.A., Magnusson, I. , Sagel, P.A., Zhou, X., & Gerlach, R.W. (2002). Vital bleaching with two at-home professional systems. Am J Dent., 15 Spec No, 13A-18A.
  • Williams, R.C., Paquette, D.W., Offenbacher, S., Adams, D.F., Armitage, G.C., Bray, K., Caton, J., Cochran, D.L., Drisko, C.H., Fiorellini, J.P., Giannobile, W.V., Grossi, S., Guerrero, D.M., Johnson, G.K., Lamster, I.B., Magnusson, I., Oringer, R.J., Persson, G.R., Van Dyke, T.E., Wolff, L.F., Santucci, E.A., Rodda, B.E., & Lessem, J. (2001). Treatment of periodontitis by local administration of minocycline microspheres: a controlled trial. J Periodontol., 72(11), 1535-44.
  • Jeffcoat, M.K., Geurs , N.C. , Magnusson, I. , MacNeill, S.R., Mickels, N., Roberts, F., Robinson, P., Salamati, A., & Yukna, R. (2001). Intrapocket anesthesia for scaling and root planing: results of a double-blind multicenter trial using lidocaine prilocaine dental gel. J Periodontol., 72(7), 895-900.