Research


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  • Mentored Student Research Opportunities

    Every student is encouraged to participate in research. There are opportunities for a variety of research interests, from dental materials to oral health disparities.

    Recent faculty/student research collaborations

    Fatigue failure in stainless steel and titanium implants

    •  Faculty mentor

    Michael Roach, PhD,  Assistant Professor, Biomedical Materials Science

    • Student

    Seth Dotherow (D2)

     

    Microleakage and CTE of glass ionomers

    • Faculty mentors

    Aaron Puckett, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Materials Science
    James Fitchie, DDS, Professor, Care Planning and Restorative Sciences

    • Student

    Suzanna Ellzey (D3)

     

    Polymerization shrinkage and microleakage of four flowable composites

    • Faculty mentor

    Aaron Puckett, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Materials Sciences
    Steve Magee, DDS, Assistant Professor, Care Planning and Restorative Sciences

    • Student

    Michael Harkins (D2)

    Suzanna Ellzey (D3)

     

    Crack healing of hydrothermal porcelain during fatigue loading

    • Faculty Mentor

    Jason Griggs, PhD, Professor and Chair, Biomedical Materials Sciences

    • Student

    Brady Mosher (D3)

     

    Design-optimization of reduced-diameter implants

    • Faculty Mentor

    Jason Griggs, PhD, Professor and Chair, Biomedical Materials Sciences

    • Student

    Matt Loeb (D2)

     

    Measurement of surfaces using fractal geometry

    • Faculty Mentor

    Jason Griggs, PhD, Professor and Chair, Biomedical Materials Sciences

    • Student

    Brice McMurphy (D2)

     

    Tooth Structure Removed by Hand Instruments, Magnetostrictive, and Piezoelectric Ultrasonics

    • Faculty Mentor 

    Steven Pollock, DMD, PhD, Associate Professor, Periodontics and Preventive Sciences

    • Students

    Olivia Cook (D3) and Brannon Myrick (D2)

     

    Evaluation of the Insertion Torques and Axial Pull-out Strength for Commercially Available TAD and MMF Screws in a Series of Artificial Bone Foam Densities

    • Faculty Mentor

    Ronald Caloss, DDS, MD, Associate Professor, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology

    • Students

    Will Umphlett (D2) and Edwin Witcher (D2)