Selected Publications



Z. Metzger, L. Berman, A. Tamse 

.Cracks and Fractures

.Chapter 21  In: Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp, K. Hargreaves L Berman Eds

11th Edition, Elseiver, 2015

read more



Z. Metzger, A. Kfir

Healing of Periapical Lesions. How do they heal, why does the healing take so long and why do some

? lesions fail to heal

Chapter 15  InDisinfection of Root Canal Systems: The Treatment of

Periradicular Periodontitis. N. Cohenca ed , Weily Blackwell  2015

read more


Z. Metzger

The self-adjusting file (SAF) system: An evidence-based update

Juornal of Conservative Dentistry  Vol. 17, pp. 401-419, 2014

read more 



Z. Metzger, M. Solomonov, A. Kfir

The role of mechanical instrumentation in the cleaning of root canals

Endodontic Topics  Vol. 29 pp. 87-109, 2013

read more 



Z. Metzger, A. Kfir, I. Abramovitz, A. Weissman, M. Solomonov

The Self-Adjusting File System

ENDO (London) Vol. 7 pp. 189-210, 2013

read more


Kfir, Y. Telishevsky-Strauss, A. Leitner, Z. Metzger

The diagnosis and conservative treatment of a complex type 3 dens invaginatus using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and 3D plastic models
International Endodontic Journal   Vol. 46, pp. 275-288, 2013

read more



Z. Metzger, B. Bassrani, H Goodis

Materials, instruments and devices

Chapter 8  In: Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp, S. Cohen, K. Hargreaves

Eds. 10th Edition, Elseiver, pp: 223-282, 2011

 read more



Z. Metzger

From files to SAF: 3D endodontic treatment is possible at last

Alpha Omegan (Vol.) 104:36-44, 2011

 read more



Z. Metzger, E. Teperovich, R. Zary, R. Cohen, R. Hof

The Self Adjusting File (SAF). Part 1: Respecting the root canal

A new concept of endodontic files and its implementation

Journal of Endodontics Vol.36, pp.679-690, 2010

 read more



Hof , V. Perevalov, M. Elhanani, R. Zary, Z. Metzger

The Self Adjusting File (SAF). Part 2: Mechanical analysis

Journal of Endodontics Vol.36, pp.691-696, 2010

read more 



Z. Metzger, E. Teperovich, R. Cohen, R. Zary, F. Paque, M. Hulsman. The Self Adjusting File (SAF). Part 3: Removal of debris and smear layer. A scanning electron microscope study
Journal of Endodontics Vol.36, pp.697-702, 2010

read more



Z. Metzger, R. Zary, R. Cohen, E. Teperovich, F. Paque

The quality of root canal preparation and root canal obturation in canals treated with rotary versus self-adjusting files: A three-dimensional micro-computed tomographic study
 Journal of Endodontics Vol.36, pp.1569-1573, 2010

 read more



Z. Metzger, I Abramoviz

Periapical lesions of endodontic origin

Chapter 13  In: Ingle's Endodontics, JI Ingle, LK Bakland, JC Baumgartner eds. 6th Edition, BC Decker Hamilton,ON, Canada (pp. 494-519), 2009

read more 



Z. Metzger, I Abramovitz, G. Bergenholtz

Apical periodontitis

Chapter 7   In: Textbook of Endodontology, G. Bergenholtz, P. Horsted-Bindslev, C. Reit, eds. 2nd Edition, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, Chichester, UK  (pp. 113-27), 2009

read more 



Z. Metzger, R. Huber, I. Tobis, H. Better

Enhancement of healing kinetics of periapical lesions in dogs by the Apexum procedure.
Journal of Endodontics  Vol. 35, pp. 40-45, 2009

read more 



Z. Metzger, R. Huber, I. Tobis, H. Better

Healing kinetics of periapical lesions enhanced by the Apexum procedure: a clinical trial
Journal of Endodontics  Vol. 35, pp.153-159, 2009

 read more



Z. Metzger, Y. Blasbalg, M. Dotan , E. Weiss

Characterization of coaggregation of  Fusobacteriumnucleatum PK1594 with six Porphyromonas gingivalis strains
Journal of Endodontics  Vol. 35, pp. 50-54, 2009

read more 



Z. Metzger, Y. Blasbalg, M. Dotan , E. Weiss

Enhanced attachment of Porphyromonas gingivalis to human fibroblasts mediated by Fusobacterium nucleatum
Journal of Endodontics  Vol. 35, pp. 82-85, 2009

 read more



Z. Metzger, Y. Lin, F. DiMeo, W. Ambrose, M. Trope, R.R. Arnold

Synergistic pathogenicity of Porphyromonas gingivalis  and Fusobacterium nucleatum in the mouse subcutaneous chamber model
Journal of Endodontics  Vol. 35, pp. 86-94, 2009

read more 



Z. Metzger, D. Belkin, N. Kariv, M. Dotan, A. Kfir

Low-dose tetracycline inhibits development of periapical lesions in rats

International Endodontic Journal Vol. 41, pp. 303-309, 2008

read more 



Z. Metzger, M. Dotan, H. Better, I. Abramovitz

Sensitivity of oral bacteria to 254nm ultraviolet light

International Endodontic Journal Vol. 40, pp. 120-127, 2009

read more



Z. Metzger, H. Better, I. Abramovitz

Immediate root canal disinfection with ultraviolet light: A feasibility ex vivo study

Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontics

Vol. 104, pp.425-433, 2007

read more 



A.Hirshberg, I. Tsesis, Z. Metzger, I. Kaplan

Periapical actinomycosis associated with radicular cysts – a clinicopathologic study

Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontics Vol. 95, pp. 600-620, 2003

read more



Z. Metzger, D. Nizan, S. Pitaru, T. Brosh, S. Teicher

The effect of bacterial endotoxin on the early tensile strength of healing surgical wounds
Journal of Endodontics  Vol. 28, pp. 30-33, 2002

read more 



I. Abramovitz, H. Better, A. Shacham, B. Shlomi, Z. Metzger

Case selection for apical surgery: a retrospective evaluation of associated factors and rational 
Journal of Endodontics  Vol. 28, pp. 527-530, 2002

read more 



Z. Metzger, H. Klein, A. Klein, M. Tagger

Periapical lesion development in rats inhibited by dexamethasone

Journal of Endodontics  Vol. 28, pp. 643-645, 2002

read more



Z. Metzger, L. Featherstone, W. Ambrose, M. Trope, R.R. Arnold

Kinetics  of  coaggregation of  Porphyromonas gingivalis HG-405 with  Fusobacterium nucleatum  PK-1594  using an automated  microtiter plate assay

Oral Microbiology and Immunology   Vol. 16, pp. 163-169, 2001

 read more



R. Liberman, A. Ben Amar, E. Freiburg, I. Abramovitz, Z. Metzger

The effect of repeated vertical loads on microleakage of IRM and calcium sulfate-based temporary fillings. Journal of Endodontics Vol. 27, pp. 724-729, 2001

read more



Z. Metzger, R. Abramovitz, I. Abramovitz, M. Tagger

Correlation between remaining length of root canal fillings after immediate post space preparation and coronal leakage
Journal of Endodontics Vol. 26, pp. 724-728, 2000

read more 



I. Abramovitz, M. Tagger, A. Tamse, Z. Metzger

The Effect of immediate vs. delayed post space preparation on the apical seal of a root canal filling: A study in an increased-sensitivity pressure-driven system

Journal of Endodontics Vol. 26, pp. 435-439, 2000

read more



Z. Metzger

Macrophages in periapical lesions
Endodontics and Dental Traumatology  Vol. 16, pp.1-8  2000

read more