Prof. Tamar Brosh

School of Dentistry
Medicine Dean & Assoc. Deans
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Prof. Tamar Brosh
Phone: 03-6407875
Fax: 03-6409250
Office: School of Dental Medicine, 140


Professor, Head, Department of Oral Biology, The Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine





Tel Aviv University  Ph.D., Dept. of Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Faculty of Engineering 1991
Tel Aviv University M.Sc., The Biomedical Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering  1981
Technion, Haifa, Israel B.Sc. Civil Engineering Faculty 1979





Research in Biomechanics laboratory explores the mechanical behavior of the orofacial tissues and structures. This includes tooth tissues: enamel, dentin and PDL as well as jaw-bones. Our interest is to study the influence of various dental treatments on the mechanical behavior and performances of dental materials, dental structures and the combination in between in the field of dentistry, specifically the fields of restorative dentistry and orthodontics. This is done by designing custom mechanical testing systems for each research aims in vitro and in vivo. The researchers are done in collaboration with the clinical departments of the Dental School as well as other professions such as orthopedic surgeons.

Collaboration between the Biomechanics laboratory and the Occupational Therapy department at The Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions is aimed to study the manual dexterities capabilities of dental students, to develop specific manual tests for detecting their capabilities and to develop training tools to improve dental students' manual capabilities. Moreover, collaboration with and The School of Psychological Sciences is aimed to explore the brain activity during delicate and long-lasting performances needed in dentistry.




E. Amar, N. Snir, O. Sher, T. Brosh, M. Khashan, M. Salai, O. Dolkart. Platelet-rich plasma did not improve early healing of medial collateral ligament in rats. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Vol. 135, pp. 1571-157, 2015, doi: 10.1007/s00402-015-2306-7

E. Maman, C. Yehuda, T. Pritsch, G. Morag, T. Brosh, Z. Sharfman, O. Dolkart. Detrimental effect of repeated and single subacromial corticosteroid injections on the intact and injured rotator cuff: A biomechanical and imaging study in rats. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. Vol. 44, pp.177-182, 2016. doi: 10.1177/0363546515591266

R. Pilo, T. Brosh, V. Geron, S. Levartovsky, G. Eliades. Effect of Silane Reaction Time on the Repair of a Nanofilled Composite Using Tribochemical Treatment. The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, Vol. 18, pp. 125-134, 2016. doi:10.3290/j.jad.a35907

M. Masarwi, Y. Gabet, O. Dolkart, T. Brosh, R. Shamir, M. Phillip, G. Gat-Yablonski G. Skeletal effect of casein and whey protein intake during catch-up growth in young male Sprague-Dawley rats. British Journal Nutrition, Vol 116, pp. 59-69. 2016. doi: 10.1017/S0007114516001781.

Pilo R, Metzger Z, Brosh T. Strain distribution in root surface dentin of maxillary central incisors during lateral compaction. PLoS One, Vol. 2016;11(5):e0156461. 2016. doi: 10.1371.

Cohen H, Kugel C, May H, Medlej B, Stein D, Slon V, Hershkovitz I, Brosh T. The impact velocity and bone fracture pattern: Forensic perspective. Forensic Science International, Vol. 266, pp. 54-62, 2016.

Gigi R, Dolkart O, Sharfman ZT, Goldstein Y, Brosh T, Rath E, Maman E, Chechik Biomechanical evaluation of two arthroscopic techniques for biceps tenodesis: triple loop suture versus simple suture. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Vol. 16, pp. 165-169, 2017

Pilo R, Metzger Z, Brosh T. Effect of root morphology on the susceptibility of endodontically treated teeth to vertical root fracture: An ex-vivo model. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Vol. 69, pp. 267-274, 201

Cohen H, Kugel C, May H, Medlej B, Stein D, Slon V, Brosh T, Hershkovitz I. The effect of impact tool geometry and soft material covering on long bone fracture patterns in children. International Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 131, pp. 1011-1021, 2017

Cohen H, Kugel C, May H, Medlej B, Stein D, Slon V, Brosh T, Hershkovitz I. The influence of impact direction and axial loading on the bone fracture pattern. Forensic Science International, Vol. 277, pp. 197-206, 2017

Dolkart O, Chechik O, Bivas A, Brosh T, Drexler M, Weinerman Z, Maman E. Subacromial corticosteroid injections transiently decrease suture anchor pullout strength: Biomechanical studies in rats. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.05.01

Rubinstein M, Eliakim A, Steinberg N, Nemet D, Ayalon M, Zeev A,  Pantanowitz M, Brosh T. Biomechanical characteristics of overweight and obese children during five different walking and running velocities.  Footwear Science. Vol. 9, pp. 149-159, 2017  doi/10.1080/19424280.2017.1363821

Steinberg N, Rubinstein M, Nemet D, Ayalon M, Zeev A, Pantanowitz M, Brosh T, Eliakim A.Effects of a Program for Improving Biomechanical Characteristics During Walking and Running in Children Who Are Obese. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2017 Oct;29(4):330-340. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000440.

Lugassy D, Levanon Y, Pilo R, Shelly A, Rosen G, Meirowitz A, Brosh T. Predicting the clinical performance of dental students with a manual dexterity test. PLos One 13(3): e0193980. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193980

Lugassy D, Herszage J, Pilo R, Brosh T, Censor N. Consolidation of complex motor skill learning: evidence for a delayed offline process. Sleep. 2018 Sep 1;41(9). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsy123.

Brosh T, Metzger Z. Pilo R. Circumferential root strains generated during lateral compaction with stainless steel vs. nickel-titanium finger spreaders. European Journal of Oral Sciences, 018 Dec;126(6):518-525. doi: 10.1111/eos.12569. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Chakraborty P, Guterman T, Adadi N, Yadid M, Brosh T, Adler-Abramovich L,                                                                Dvir T, Gazit E. A Self-Healing, All-Organic, Conducting, Composite Peptide Hydrogel as Pressure Sensor and Electrogenic Cell Soft Substrate. ACS Nano. 2018 Dec 27. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.8b05067. 13(1) 163-175, 2019.

Lugassy D, Levanon Y, Shpack N, Levartovsky S, Pilo R, Brosh T. An interventional study for improving the manual dexterity of dentistry students. PLoS One 14(2): e0211639. 2019

Schnaider L, Ghosh M, Bychenko D, Grigoriants I, Ya'ari S, Shalev Antsel T,  Matalon S, Sarig R, Brosh T, Pilo R, Gazit E, Adler-Abramovich L.  Enhanced Nanoassembly-Incorporated Antibacterial Composite Materials. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2019 Jun 10. doi: 10.1021/acsami.9b02839.

Eger M, Segal P, Brosh T, Pilo R, Levartovsky S. Long-term bond strength of a multimode adhesive to dentin. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2019 Jul-Aug;33(4):1209-1214

Raz P*, Brosh T*, Ronen G, Tal H*. * Equal contribution. Tensile Properties of Three Selected Collagen Membranes. Biomed Res Int. 2019 Dec 5;2019:5163603. doi: 10.1155/2019/5163603. eCollection 2019



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