Dr. Da Silva's clinical research interests include translational research in optics, and color science in dentistry. He is also involved with the Children’s Hospital Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse 研究 to develop an Internet/内部网-based motivational enhancement therapy (iMET) program for adolescents that can be used in dental and medical offices to target tobacco, alcohol, and drug use.
Dr. Gallucci actively participates in clinical and translational research related to Fixed Prosthodontics, Oral Implantology, and applied Digital Dental Technology. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Oral Implantology clinical research team in the Division of Regenerative and Implant Sciences at 博狗体育.
Dr. Giddon’s research involves the psychophysical determination of the anthropometric bases of subjective judgments of facial appearance. Other areas of research as a biostatistician include lateralization of pain, other pathology, and perception; and the ratio of dental morphology to the second and fourth digit length.
Dr. Kim’s clinical and research interests have been on the use of innovative concepts, technologies and biomaterials to enhance intraoral soft and hard tissue formation, especially by incorporating the tissue engineering concept to repair and regenerate soft and hard tissue volume for patients requiring dental implants to replace missing teeth. He focuses on clinical trials in bone and soft tissue regeneration, tissue engineering, and dental implant therapies.
Shigemi Ishikawa Nagai ，博士，DDS，MSD，修复牙科和生物材料科学副教授，Predoctoral Prosthodontics主任
The Nagai Lab combines basic science with clinical and developmental research. 研究 is focused on color science, soft tissue esthetics in dental implants, and early caries detection, as well as a project involving osteoinductive peptides found by a new biopanning method.
The Nagai Lab has been dedicated to the development of an early caries detection system using near-infrared fluorescence. The goal of this study is to put an end to “Drill, Fill and Bill” dentistry and to enhance natural healing by remineralization. Our preliminary in vitro studies confirm that the sensitivity of this new system is as high as three times that of dental radiography. Also, the odds of underestimation errors (i.e. missing early caries) is reduced by 97% in comparison to dental radiography. The current stage of the development is clinical assessment of the feasibility of a prototype device.
A dental spectrophotometer was developed in collaboration with the Olympus Corporation. This is the only dental spectrophotometer providing both numerical data and natural images. Clinical research has been done at 博狗体育 resulting in the publication of several papers. The next step will be a multi center study employing this dental spectrophotometer aimed at developing a computer color matching system for dental ceramic restorations.
在ITI研究基金会的支持下，2003 - 2008年开发了彩色颈部牙种植体。这些植入物通过对前牙种植体部位的牙龈组织的影响改善了浅灰色的光泽。