Association between cardiovascular diseases and apical periodontitis: an umbrella review

The 1st APEC & 6th TUMS Endodontics Online Journal Club


Aleksandar Jakovljevic (born 1986) graduated in 2010 as a DDS from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He earned his PhD in basic and clinical dental sciences related to herpesviral infection in apical periodontitis from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 2017. From 2017 he is teaching assistant at the Department of Pathophysiology, Cathedra of Oral Rehabilitation, School of Dental Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. In addition, from 2011 he is a Research Associate included at the several national and international scientific projects at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Belgrade. He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed international journals in the field of Endodontology. He also acts as a reviewer for a number of peer-review international journals and as external reviewer for the French Institute for Dental Research (IFRO). He is the recipient of the of several awards for his scientific work, including the Best young investigator at the 20th Congress of the Balkan Stomatological Society in 2015, at the 4th and 5th Congress of the Austrian Society for Endodontology in 2016 and 2018, and the 11th edition of Paul Calas Prize of the French Society of Endodontics in 2018. In 2015 and 2019 he received the prestigious awards of the European Endodontic Society – Young Investigators Research Grant for the projects entitled: “Oxidative stress biomarkers and bone resorption regulators in apical periodontitis - correlation with Epstein-Barr virus infection” and “Getting controls under control: the selection and analysis of different oral tissues as appropriate counterpart of apical periodontitis lesions”. In 2018, his paper entitled: “The Role of Varicella Zoster Virus in the Development of Periapical Pathoses and Root Resorption: A Systematic Review” has been selected by the American Association of Endodontists Continuing Education Committee for inclusion on Endo On Demand CE program. In 2019, he served as keynote speaker at the 19th Biennial European Society of Endodontology Congress held in Vienna, Austria with the topic: “Herpesviruses as putative pathogens in endodontic diseases”.

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