Charles S Sfeir

Charles S Sfeir


513 Pavilion at Salk Hall
Administrative Assistant
Jill Smith


Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Chair Periodontics


Dr. Charles Sfeir is the Associate Dean for Research and the Director of the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration.  Dr. Sfeir is an associate professor in the departments of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Oral Biology and Bioengineering and at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He received a DDS from the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France. He also earned an MS in Periodontology, a DDS and a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Sfeir’s research encompasses the following areas:

  1. Bone and dentin tissue engineering, utilizing biomaterials and cellular strategies to regenerate mineralized tissues

  2. Biomineralization, post-translational modifications of non-collagenous proteins in bone and dentin

  3. Modulation of the immune system to develop therapies for periodontal disease

  4. Biodegradable metals, developing load bearing bone fixation devices

  5. Pulp tissue regeneration, developing strategies to achieve better endodontic therapies using biomaterials versus cellular approaches

  6. Pre-clinical testing devices for FDA approval


Louis Pasteur University (France), DDS
Northwestern University, PhD



Office of the Dean
Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Center for Craniofacial Regeneration (CCR)