About the Authors

Mozhgan Bizhang

Contributed equally to this work with: Mozhgan Bizhang, Ilka Schmidt, Yong-Hee Patricia Chun, Wolfgang H. Arnold, Stefan Zimmer

mozhgan.bizhang@uni-wh.de

Affiliation Faculty of Health, School of Dentistry, Department of Operative and Preventive Dentistry, Witten/Herdecke University, Witten, Germany

Ilka Schmidt

Contributed equally to this work with: Mozhgan Bizhang, Ilka Schmidt, Yong-Hee Patricia Chun, Wolfgang H. Arnold, Stefan Zimmer

Affiliation Faculty of Health, School of Dentistry, Department of Operative and Preventive Dentistry, Witten/Herdecke University, Witten, Germany

Yong-Hee Patricia Chun

Contributed equally to this work with: Mozhgan Bizhang, Ilka Schmidt, Yong-Hee Patricia Chun, Wolfgang H. Arnold, Stefan Zimmer

Affiliation Department of Periodontics, Department of Cellular Systems and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Wolfgang H. Arnold

Contributed equally to this work with: Mozhgan Bizhang, Ilka Schmidt, Yong-Hee Patricia Chun, Wolfgang H. Arnold, Stefan Zimmer

Affiliation Department of Biological and Material Sciences in Dentistry, Witten/Herdecke University, Witten, Germany

Stefan Zimmer

Contributed equally to this work with: Mozhgan Bizhang, Ilka Schmidt, Yong-Hee Patricia Chun, Wolfgang H. Arnold, Stefan Zimmer

Affiliation Faculty of Health, School of Dentistry, Department of Operative and Preventive Dentistry, Witten/Herdecke University, Witten, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no conflict of financial and non-financial interests (Political, personal, religious, ideological, academic, intellectual, commercial, or any other).

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: MB SZ. Data curation: MB IS. Formal analysis: MB. Investigation: IS. Methodology: MB SZ. Project administration: MB IS SZ. Resources: IS MB WHA. Supervision: MB SZ. Validation: IS MB SZ. Visualization: MB. Writing – original draft: MB. Writing – review & editing: YHC SZ.