Prof. Nurit Beyth holds D.M.D. and PhD degrees from the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem, where she also completed an internship in prosthodontics. In addition, she received post-doctoral training in Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA.
She has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and chapters in books in the fields of biomaterials, microbiology and dentistry. She is a member of the International Association for Dental Research, and the Israeli Society of Oral Rehabilitation.
Dr. Beyth directs the fifth year graduate clinical program in prosthodontics, conducts clinic teaching, and lectures at the pre- and post-graduate levels at the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem.
Her research focuses on antimicrobial materials and microbiology at the basic, translational, and clinical levels, while maintaining an active clinical prosthodontic practice. Major research interest:
- Non antibiotic therapies against bacteria including Antimicrobial peptides, Antibacterial polymers, Phage therapy, and anti-biofilm nanoparticles.
- Biomaterials, novel dental technologies, antibacterial properties of dental materials, advanced dental materials.
- Oral microbiology, bacterial adhesion, biofilm.
- Multi-cellular behaviors of bacteria including cell-to-cell communication, differentiation, programmed cell death and biofilms.
- Bacterial persistence and antibiotic tolerance mechanisms.