Sabine Selbach

Dr Sabine Selbach

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Sabine Selbach is a dentist who works as a Senior Lecturer in the field of Periodontics at the Adelaide Dental School since 2020. After finishing her undergraduate degree in Germany in 2005 she was awarded a prize for the best national dental board examination. For seven years she has worked as a Research Assistant and Assistant Professor at the Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf, Germany, and focused her clinical training and practice on the treatment of periodontal diseases. As certified principal investigator she was instrumental in setting up and conducting a large clinical study supported by the European Union with 380.000 Euro grant money. In 2014 she defeated her thesis in the field of Oral Microbiology and Periodontics. Since 2016 she is registered as dental practitioner in Australia.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - ongoing Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2014 Assistant Professor Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can peer review
    German Can peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 - 2015 Australian Dental Council Australia BDS (recognition of qualification within the Australian Qualification Framework)
    2011 - 2014 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf Germany
    2000 - 2005 University of Würzburg Germany Staatsexamen Zahnmedizin
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Selbach, R. (2022). Praxisletter: Periimplantitis- Eine therapeutische Herausforderung. Deutsche Zahnaerztliche Zeitschrift, 63.
    2021 Beikler, T., Bunte, K., Chan, Y., Weiher, B., Selbach, S., Peters, U., . . . Flemmig, T. F. (2021). Oral Microbiota Transplant in Dogs with Naturally Occurring Periodontitis.. J Dent Res, 100(7), 764-770.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS12 Europe PMC13
    2021 Selbach, S., Klocke, A., Peters, U., Beckert, S., Watt, M. R., Tong, R., . . . Beikler, T. (2021). Microbiological and clinical effects of a Proanthocyanidin-enriched extract from Rumex acetosa in periodontally healthy carriers of Porphyromonas gingivalis.. Planta medica, 89(11), 1052-1062.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2019 Reinhardt, B., Klocke, A., Neering, S. H., Selbach, S., Peters, U., Flemmig, T. F., & Beikler, T. (2019). Microbiological dynamics of red complex bacteria following full-mouth air polishing in periodontally healthy subjects—a randomized clinical pilot study. Clinical Oral Investigations, 23(10), 3905-3914.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS8 Europe PMC7
    2015 Neering, S. H., Adyani-Fard, S., Klocke, A., Rüttermann, S., Flemmig, T. F., & Beikler, T. (2015). Periodontitis associated with plasminogen deficiency: a case report. BMC Oral Health, 15(1).
    2012 Selbach, R. (2012). Book review: Der perfekte Schliff- Schleifen und Schärfen von Parodontalinstrumenten. Deutsche Zahnaerztliche Zeitschrift, 67.
    2008 Selbach, R., & Lang, H. (2008). Praxisletter: Periimplantitis- Eine therapeutische Herausforderung. Deutsche Zahnaerztliche Zeitschrift, 63.
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Association between Periodontal disease and changes in the gut microbiome and metabolome The University of Adelaide BDS Honours Part Time Coral Yeung
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83132043
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 10
  • Org Unit: Dental

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