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 Prof. Greta Geerts

Position: Deputy Dean:Research and Post graduate Studies
Department: Dean's Office
Faculty: Faculty of Dentistry
Qualifications: BChD, PDD, MChD, PhD
Tel: 021 937 3095
Fax: 0219312287
Email: ggeerts@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Committee work

Senate (UWC) - member
Senate Research Committee (UWC) - member
Senate Higher Degrees Committee (UWC) - member
Faculty Executive Committee - member
Faculty Management Committee - member
Faculty Board - member
Faculty Higher Degrees Committee (UWC) - chair
Faculty Research Committee (UWC) - chair
General Appointments Committee (UWC) – member
Professorial appointments committee (UWC) - member
Academy of Prosthodontics SA (APSA) - secretary, treasurer, president, past-president

Publications

Peer-reviewed Scientific Publications

 

Geerts GA. A Randomized Crossover Trial Comparing Patient Preference for Mandibular Complete Dentures Made with Two Different Techniques: A Short-Term Follow-Up. Int J Prosthodont. 2017 Jul/Aug;30(4):334-340.

 

Geerts GAVM. Neutral zone or conventional mandibular complete dentures: a randomised crossover trial comparing oral health-related quality of life. J Oral Rehabil. 2017 Sep;44(9):702-708.

 

Mpungose SK, Geerts GA. Analyzing Complete Denture Occlusal Contacts: Accuracy and Reliability. Int J Prosthodont. 2016 Jan-Feb;29(1):50-2.

 

Geerts Greta Aimee Virginie Maria, Muller Susanne Sanette.* The effect of temperature on linear dimensional stability of elastomers. J Rest Dent 2014; 2 (1): 6-12. (* This article was indexed using last first names instead of our surnames)

 

Geerts G, Naidoo S. Surgical placement of implants--experiences, practices and opinions of South African prosthodontists. SADJ. 2012 Apr;67(3):108-14.

 

 

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, Pitout E, Visser H. Fracture resistance of endodontically treated premolars with fibre-reinforced composite restorations. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2011 Mar;19(1):25-31.

 

Patel Z, Geerts GA. Temperature changes along a dental implant. Int J Prosthodont. 2011 Jan-Feb;24(1):58-63.

 

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egg T, Geerts GA, Gryzagoridis J. Stress patterns around distal angled implants in the all-on-four concept configuration. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2009 Jul-Aug;24(4):663-71.

 

Khan SB, Geerts G. Determining the dimensional stability, fracture toughness and flexural strength of light-cured acrylic resin custom tray material. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2009 Jun;17(2):67-72.

 

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ts GA, du Rand M. The influence of powder liquid ratio on the flexural strength of fibre reinforced acrylic resin material. SADJ. 2009 Apr;64(3):110, 112, 114-6.

 

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ts GA, Stuhlinger ME, Basson NJ. Effect of an antifungal denture liner on the saliva yeast count in patients with denture stomatitis: a pilot study. J Oral Rehabil. 2008 Sep;35(9):6

64-9.

 

Khan

SB, Geerts GA. The use of light-cured acrylic resin for custom trays by  undergraduate dental students: a survey. SADJ. 2008 Mar;63(2):086, 088-92.

 

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erts GA, Overturf JH, Oberholzer TG. The effect of different reinforcements on the fracture toughness of materials for interim restorations. J Prosthet Dent. 2008 Jun;99(6):461-7.

 

Adam RZ, Geerts GA, Lalloo R. The impact of new complete dentures on oral health-related quality of life. SADJ. 2007 Jul;62(6):264-6, 268.

 

Khan SB, Geerts GA. Aesthetic clasp design for removable partial dentures: a literature review. SADJ. 2005 Jun;60(5):190-4.

 

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erts GA, Stuhlinger ME, Nel DG. A comparison of the accuracy of two methods used by pre-doctoral students to measure vertical dimension. J Prosthet Dent. 2004 Jan;91(1):59-

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GA, L

ombaard G. An implant-supported auricular prosthesis: a team effort between two South African tertiary institutions. SADJ. 2002 Oct;57(10):395-8.

 

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erholzer TG, Geerts GA. [Lingualized occlusion in the South African context]. SADJ. 2002 Jan;57(1):25-8. Afrika

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C, Geerts G, Adams L. Comparison of the clinical abrasion resistance of six commercially available denture teeth. J Prosthet Dent. 1997 Jan;77(1):23-7.

 

Geerts GA, Jooste CH. A comparison of the bond strengths of microwave- and water bath-cured denture material. J Prosthet Dent. 1993 Nov;70(5):406-9.

 

 

 

Research congress proceedings (past 10 years)

 

Flexural strength of special tray material. G Geerts*, Khan SB (International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Pretoria, SA) – 2007.

 

Fracture toughness of special tray materials. SB Khan*, G Geerts (IADR, Pretoria, SA) – 2007.

 

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otoelastic study of distal implants in all-on-four concept. T Begg*, G Geerts, Gryzagoridis J (IADR, Pretoria, SA) – 2007.

 

Strength of endodontically treated premolars restored with fibre reinforced composites. G Geerts*, E Pitout, H Visser. (IADR, Cape Town, SA) – 2008.

 

Breaking patterns of endodontically treated teeth restored using different techniques. E Pitout*, G Geerts, H Visser. (IADR, Cape Town, SA) – 2008.

 

The effect of dentine bonding agents on the microleakage of provisional crowns. G Geerts*, R Moosa, R Rossouw. (IADR, Mombasa, Kenya) – 2

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The significance of sub-threshold symptoms of anxiety in the aetiology of bruxism. R Basson*, Mwaba, G Geerts. (IADR, Mombasa, Kenya) – 2009.

 

Temperature changes along a dental implant. Z Patel, G Geerts. (Biennial meeting of the International College of Prosthodontists (ICP), Cape Town, SA) - 2009.

 

Effect of post-polymerization treatment on cytotoxicity of a denture resin. M Engelbrecht, G Geerts*, A Olivier. (IADR, Pretoria, SA) – 2010.

 

Bonding of denture teeth to resin – a comparative study. ME Stuhlinger, G Geerts. (IADR, Pretoria, SA) – 2010.

 

Bonding of denture teeth to resin. ME Stuhlinger, G Geerts. (South African Dental Association, National Congress) - 2011 - Winner of the poster competition.

 

The effect of temperature on the linear dimensional stability of elastomers. S Muller, G Geerts (Içuaga Falls, Brazil) – 2012.

 

Sorption and solubility of a pour-type denture base resin. A Latief, G Geerts (IADR, Johannesburg, SA) - 2012.

 

Relating physiologic and anatomic denture to the alveolar ridge. G Geerts (IADR, Johannesburg, SA) - 2012.

 

Mixing ratio and the strength of fibre-reinforced heat-cured acrylic resin. ME Stuhlinger, G Geerts (IADR, Johannesburg, SA) - 2012.

 

Relating physiologic and anatomic dentures to the alveolar ridge. G Geerts. (Biennial meeting of the ICP, Torino, Italy) - 2013.

 

Occlusal contacts on dentures registered intra-orally and using clinical remounts. G Geerts (IADR, Pretoria, SA) – 2013.

 

Does Powder liquid Ratio Influence Fatigue Behaviour of Fiber reinforced Polymers? Stuhlinger ME, Geerts G (IADR, Pretoria, SA) – 2013.

 

Does investment material influence bonding of glass fibres to polymethyl-methacrylate? Stuhlinger ME, Geerts G (IADR, General Meeting, Cape Town, SA) – 2014

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Analyzing Complete Denture Occlusal Contacts: Intra and Inter-rater Reliability. SK Mpungose, G Geerts (IADR, General Meeting, Cape Town, SA) – 2014.

 

Do edentulous patients prefer neutral zone over anatomic dentures. Geerts G (IADR, Pretoria, SA) – 2015.

 

Does quality of denture-bearing tissue impact on quality of life of denture wearers? Stuhlinger ME, Geerts G (IADR, Pretoria, SA) – 2015.

 

Do patient factors influence differences in anatomic and neutral zone dentures? Geerts G. (IADR, Seoul, South Korea) – 2016.

 

Survey of abstracts delivered at the SA Division of the IADR. G Geerts. (IADR, Stellenbosch, SA) – 2016

 

Post-delivery changes in oral health-related quality of life of denture-wearers. G Geerts, W Fararo. (IADR, Stellenbosch, SA) – 2016.

 

The neutral zone or conventional mandibular dentures: a crossover trial comparing oral-health related quality of life. G Geerts. (Biennial meeting of the ICP, Santiago, Chile) – 2017- Winner of best poster award in Clinical Research.​​​​​​​​

 

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